Awarded annually to an outstanding full-time undergraduate student entering a Bachelor of Math in the Computational and Applied Mathematics and Statistics program, or a Bachelor of Science, (Double Honours) in the Mathematics and Physics program. Endowed in 20 by Dr. Akbar Mashaie and named after Omar Khayyam (May 1048 – December 1131). Khayyam was a famous Persian mathematician, astronomer, and poet. As a mathematician, he was most noted for his work on the classification and solution of cubic equations, where he provided geometric solutions by the intersection of conics.