Jeannette Janssen, Chair
Jeannette Janssen is a professor and department Chair at Dalhousie University. She has made contributions to various areas of graph theory, especially related to graph colourings and frequency assignment, modeling and mining of complex networks, and infinite graphs. Her recent work involves an exploration of graph models for complex networks that have a natural spatial embedding. Dr. Janssen has been invited to present her work nationally and internationally, including as a guest lecturer at a summer school on Network Science at USC, as a participant of a thematic program on Discrete Structures at the IMA in Minnesota, at a workshop at CRM in Montreal, and, most recently, at a workshop at the Newton Institute in Cambridge. Dr. Janssen was director of the Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) from 2011 to 2016, and she is currently a program officer of the SIAM activity group on Discrete Mathematics, and member of the NSERC-Math liaison committee.
Tim Alderson is currently the Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus. Dr. Alderson received his PhD in Pure Mathematics in 2002 from the University of Western Ontario, and has been a faculty member at UNB Saint John. Dr. Alderson has served as an Atlantic Director for the Canadian Mathematical Society, and is a fellow of the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications. His research interests are in coding theory, and finite geometries.
Dr Alvarez received his PhD in 2007 from Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France. After postdoctoral and non-tenure-track positions at Ryerson University, he joined the University of Prince Edward Island in 2016. His research interests are in the areas of financial mathematics, stochastic processes and statistics.
Jennifer Bain is Professor of Music and the Interim Associate Vice President Research at Dalhousie University. Author of Hildegard of Bingen and Musical Reception: the Modern Revival of a Medieval Composer (Cambridge, 2015), she co-develops digital tools for chant research and has published on medieval manuscripts, reception history, and the analysis of music by Guillaume de Machaut and Hildegard of Bingen. Associate VP Research, Dalhousie University.
Alex Bihlo is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Bihlo received his PhD in 2011 from the University of Vienna. After a few postdoctoral stops at the University of Montreal, McGill University, Memorial University and the University of British Columbia he joined Memorial University as a faculty member in 2015. His research interests are in applied mathematics, numerical analysis, geophysical fluid dynamics and machine learning.
Caroline Cochran is an Instructor II in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Acadia University. She received her PhD from Dalhousie University in 2011 as a Killam Scholar and is the recipient of the Faculty of Science Teaching Award from Acadia University. Caroline is an active organizer of mathematical outreach initiatives in the Annapolis Valley and co-founded the Junior Mathematics and Computer Science Camp in 2019. Her research interests are in mathematics education and mathematical physics.
Professor Faridi’s research interests are in Commutative Algebra and Combinatorial Algebra. She received her PhD degree in 2000 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She then has held postdoctoral and faculty positions at University of Ottawa, University of Quebec at Montreal and George Washington University. She has also been a visiting scholar at Technische Universitaet Darmstadt and MSRI. She serves as the Vice President – Atlantic Provinces, of the Canadian Mathematical Society.
Shannon Fitzpatrick is Interim Associate Dean, School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences at the University of Prince Edward Island.
Travis Fridgen is currently Acting Dean of Science at Memorial University in St. John’s.
Dr. Kai Liu is an Assistant Professor in the School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences at the University of Prince Edward Island, an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Computer Science at Dalhousie University, and the Head of Machine Learning Group in the Big Data Research Lab at the University of Waterloo. In addition, he received a PhD in Actuarial Science from the University of Waterloo in 2017 and designations of Associate of Society of Actuaries (ASA) and Associate of Canadian Institute of Actuaries (ACIA) in 2018. His research interests include crisis management, big data analytics, machine learning and quantitative finance and insurance.
Dr. David MaGee is the vice-president (research) at the University of New Brunswick. He received both his BSc in chemistry and his PhD in synthetic organic chemistry from UNB. Dr. MaGee has been active with UNB in a faculty role since 1990, serving in many capacities, including assistant professor, associate professor, professor, chair of the department of chemistry, and dean of science, in addition to serving on numerous university committees.
Dr. Mendivil received his Ph.D. degree from Georgia Tech in 1996. He then had a postdoctoral position in Applied Math at Waterloo and then an NSF Industrial postdoc joint between Georgia Tech and Iterated Systems, Inc. Since 2000 he has been a faculty member at Acadia University. His research interests are mostly in fractal geometry and applied analysis.
Sanjeev Seahra is the Director of AARMS and a Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton). He obtained his PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Waterloo in 2003 and held NSERC and PPARC postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom. He is an affiliate member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and his research interests include general relativity, cosmology and quantum gravity.
Tara Taylor is Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at St. Francis Xavier University. She completed her PhD at Dalhousie University. Her research involves fractals, geometry, topology, and connections between math and art. She is involved in various outreach programs such as the Connecting Math to Our Lives and Communities program at StFX. She received an Outstanding Teacher Award in 2020.
Jie Xiao got his PhD degree from Peking University in 1992. He was: a guest professor at Uppsala University & University of Zurich in 1998; an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow at Technical University of Braunschweig from 1999-2000; a research assistant professor at Concordia University & University of Montreal from 2000-2002. Since 2002 he has been working at Memorial University as an assistant-associate-full professor except a visiting professorship at New York University & University at Albany from 2009-2010 while at Memorial he was awarded Dean of Science Distinguished Scholar Medal in 2009 & University Research Professorship in 2011. His research interests lie in geometric harmonic analysis & partial differential equations – meanwhile – his professional services include:
- Editor-in-Chief, Advances in Analysis and Geometry (2018-present);
- Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Mathematical Bulletin (2014-2019);
- Associate Editor, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications (2007-present).