Marshall Hall Award
The Marshall Hall, Jr., Award recognizes outstanding teaching by a doctoral student in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Emory University. Candidates must have taught for at least two years and, in addition, have strong academic records with promise for excellence in mathematical research. The Award is given annually and is intended to help defray educational and research costs. The award was established by the noted algebraist and combinatorialist, and by his friends and family. The Graduate Committee of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science selects the recipient based upon information received from the entire Department faculty.
Marshall Hall wrote more than 125 research articles, several monographs and four books. He was Editor-in-Chief of the "Journal of Combinatorial Theory A" and served on the boards of many other scholarly journals. His most well-known contributions lie in the areas of projective geometry, and design and coding theory.
Professor Hall attended Yale, graduating in 1936. This was followed by appointments at The Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton (1937), Yale (1938-46), the Ohio State University (1946-59) and the California Institute of Technology (1959-81). In 1973 he was named IBM Professor at Cal Tech and also received the Wilber Cross Medal at Yale. He trained many influential mathematicians: among his PhD students were John Thompson, E. T. Parker, Robert McEliece, and Donald Knuth.
Professor Hall came to Emory as Visiting Woodruff Professor in 1984 and remained here until his death in 1990.
Recipients of the Marshall Hall Award