### Sanjeev Seahra (Director of AARMS)

*Professor**Department of Mathematics and Statistics**University of New Brunswick (Fredericton)*

Dr. Seahra 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.

### Tim Alderson

*Professor**Department of Mathematics and Statistics**University of New Brunswick (Saint John)*

Dr. Alderson received his PhD in Pure Mathematics in 2002 from the University of Western Ontario. Since 2000 he has been a faculty member at the University of New Brunswick 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.

### Richard Karsten

*Professor**Department of Mathematics and Statistics**Acadia University*

Dr. Karsten received his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics in 1992 from the University of Waterloo and his PhD in Applied Mathematics in 1998 from the University of Alberta. He held a NSERC postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1998 to 2001. Dr. Karsten’s research interests are in tidal energy, physical oceanography, fluid dynamics and computational mathematics.

### Chunhua Ou

*Professor**Department of Mathematics and Statistics**Memorial University*

Dr. Ou received his Ph.D degree from City University of Hong Kong in 2003 and held a postdoctoral position at York University, Canada during 2003-2005. His research interest is in the area of applied dynamical system and asymptotic analysis.

### Dorette Pronk

*Professor**Department of Mathematics and Statistics**Dalhousie University*

Dr. Pronk is a category theorist with a particular interest in higher category theory and in applications to the homotopy theory of orbifolds. She is part of the Atlantic Category Theory group with researchers at Dalhousie University, Saint Mary’s University, Mount Allison University and Saint Francis Xavier University. Dorette is also involved in math outreach and in problem solving competitions such as the International Mathematical Olympiad. Dorette received her PhD in 1995 from Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

### Nasser Saad

*Professor**Department of Mathematics and Statistics**University of Prince Edward Island*

Dr. Saad received his Ph.D. from Concordia University in 1998 ( Mathematical Physics). His research is in the area of special functions and their applications in mathematical and theoretical physics; his specialties include the asymptotic iterations method, Heun equation and supersymmetric quantum mechanics.