Josef Hofbauer (University of Vienna)
Hofbauer is an Austrian mathematician, currently the Professor of Biomathematics at the University of Vienna. He graduated from the same university and then spent time at Northwestern, the University of Alberta at Edmonton and the Collegium Budapest. He specializes in dynamical systems and their applications in the field of biomathematics as well as evolutionary game theory where he worked with Karl Sigmund.
John von Neumann was a co-founder of game theory and one of the pre-eminent mathematicians of the 20th century. The John von Neumann Lecture, given at each World Congress of the Game Theory Society, honors an individual who has made important developments in game theory that are of significant mathematical interest.