Richard Karsten (Chair)

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.  [Contact information]

Hong Gu

Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Dalhousie University

Dr. Hong Gu received a B.Sc in Mathematics from the Beijing Normal University in 1989 and an MSc in probability and statistics from Peking University in 1991. She received her PhD in statistics from the University of Hong Kong in 1999. She held a postdoctoral position between 1999 and 2001 in The University of Waterloo and moved to Halifax in 2001. She has since worked in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in Dalhousie University. Dr. Gu’s research interests are in applied statistics: currently she works on metagenomic data analysis, data mining in medical data and statistical methods in molecular evolution.

Scott MacLachlan

Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Memorial University

Dr. MacLachlan received a B.Sc. (Hon.) in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of British Columbia in 2000 and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2004. After postdoctoral periods at the University of Colorado, the University of Minnesota, and the Delft University of Technology, he joined the faculty of Tufts University in January 2008, and joined Memorial University in July 2014.  Dr. MacLachlan's research interests lie in computational applied mathematics and scientific computation. In particular, his work centers on the development and analysis of finite-element and multigrid methods, typically for PDE-based models of fluid and solid mechanics.

James Watmough

Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of New Brunswick

James Watmough received his Bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics in 1989 and his PhD in Applied Mathematics in 1997: both from the University of British Columbia. He held a postdoctoral position at Virgina Tech and a NSERC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Victoria. He is currently a Professor (Mathematics) at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. Dr. Watmough's research interests are in mathematical and theoretical ecology. His current work involves questions in spatial ecology with a particular focus on salt marsh and mudflat communities in Atlantic Canada.