Dr. Heinz Bauschke is a Full Professor of Mathematics at the University of British Columbia, Kelowna campus. His research interests lie in optimization and nonlinear analysis. Dr. Bauschke has authored more than 150 refereed publications. According to Mathematical Reviews, his book "Convex Analysis and Monotone Operator Theory in Hilbert Spaces", co-authored with Dr. Patrick Combettes, is - in terms of citations - in the top 10 out of more than 18,000 books published since 2010. Dr. Bauschke has also collaborated with engineers from industry, published in IEEE journals, and received two patents.
Dr. Anthony Bonato is an expert in graph theory and network science. He authored over 140 papers with over 120 co-authors. He is the author of five books, with the most recent one An Invitation to Pursuit-Evasion Games and Graph Theory published by the AMS in 2022. Bonato is currently a full Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Toronto Metropolitan University. Bonato has a passion for writing and communicating mathematics, and his words were published in Salon, The Conversation, and Maclean’s.
H. Eddy A. Campbell
Dr. H. Eddy A. Campbell is a Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New Brunswick, currently on leave after having served as President at UNB 2009-2019. His main research interest is the invariant theory of finite groups and has returned to that work full-time.
He has extensive experience in university administration, having previously served as President and Vice-Chancellor (Acting) and Vice-President (Academic) at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He also served as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science and as Professor and Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
Dr. Campbell is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of CANARIE, is a member of the Board of the Banff International Research Station, and serves on an advisory Board for a company in the private sector. He served as President of the Canadian Mathematical Society and on the Board of Directors of Compute Canada and in a variety of capacities with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), as a member of its governing body, and on the Executive Committee and the Committee on Research Integrity. He also served on the Boards of Universities Canada and University Sport.
Monica G. Cojocaru is a Professor of Mathematics in the Mathematics & Statistics Department at the University of Guelph. She completed her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mathematics at the University of Bucharest (Romania) and her Ph.D. in Mathematics at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. She held a NSERC postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre des Recherches Mathematiques (CRM) and held several visiting positions at the CRM, the Fields Institute, Harvard University, Northwestern University and at University of Brescia between (2003 - 2011). Most recently (2017-2019) she held a Senior Visiting Research Fellowship at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, USA. She was awarded one of two yearly Canada-US Fulbright Visiting Research Chair positions in 2010 in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California at Santa Barbara and Fulbright Eco-leadership Award in 2014. She is an Affiliate Faculty at the Waterloo Institute of Complexity and Innovation and at the Guelph Institute for Environmental Research. Dr. Cojocaru's research interest are in optimization and game theory, complex dynamics and population health.
Ailana Fraser is Professor of Mathematics at the University of British Columbia. She received her BSc from the University of Toronto and her PhD in Mathematics from Stanford University. She was a Courant Instructor at the Courant Institute (NYU) and a Tamarkin Assistant Professor at Brown University before joining the faculty at the University of British Columbia in 2002. Her research interests include differential geometry and geometric analysis. She was awarded the 2012 Krieger Nelson Prize and the 2021 Cathleen Synge Morawetz Prize from the Canadian Mathematical Society, and is a Fellow of the AMS and CMS. She serves on several editorial boards, including Canadian Journal of Mathematics, Canadian Mathematical Bulletin, and Transactions and Memoirs of the AMS.
Masoud Khalkhali is a full professor of mathematics at the Western University in London Ontario. He is a well known international expert on Noncommutative Geometry and its applications to physics. Dr Khalkhali has authored more than 60 papers in refereed math journals. He is also the author of a very popular textbook book on noncommutative geometry, has coedited 5 proceedings volumes on the subject and is an editor of JNCG, the flagship journal of his field of research.
Jorma Louko is a Professor of Mathematical Physics at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. His PhD is from the University of Helsinki, 1988. His current research is on curved spacetime quantum fields and their simulation in condensed matter analogue spacetime systems.
He has held postdoctoral positions at the University of Alberta, Syracuse University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Maryland at College Park, and the Albert-Einstein Institute at Golm, Germany. He was an Affiliate at the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, 2015-2020. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of Classical and Quantum Gravity and as the Chair of the International Society for Relativistic Quantum Information.
Raffaella Servadei is Full Professor of Mathematical Analysis at the Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy. She received her Master Degree in Mathematics from the Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy, in 1997, and her PhD from the Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy, in 2004. Her research interests lie in nonlinear analysis and partial differential equations. In particular she is interested in nonlocal fractional problems and semilinear and quasilinear equations studied through variational and topological methods and via critical point theory.
Gregory G. Smith
Dr. Gregory G. Smith is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen's University. He received his BScH from the Queen's University, his MA in Mathematics from Brandeis University, and his PhD in Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. He was an AssistantProfessor at Barnard College, Columbia University, and a PostDoctoral Fellow at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute before joining the faculty at Queen's University in 2004. His research interests include algebraic geometry, commutative algebra, and computational algebra. He was awarded the André-Aisenstadt Prize from the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM) in 2007 and Coxeter-James Prize from the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) in 2012. He also serves on editorial boards such as the Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra and the Journal for Software for Algebra and Geometry.
Adam van Tuyl
Adam Van Tuyl is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McMaster University. After receiving his PhD in 2001 from Queen's University, he joined the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Lakehead University. In 2015 he moved to McMaster University. His current research interest is combinatorial commutative algebra, an area that looks at the intersection of discrete mathematics and abstract algebra. In particular, he is interested in homological invariants of ideals that are defined combinatorially.
Xu (Sunny) Wang
Xu (Sunny) Wang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada). Sunny completed her Ph.D. in Statistics at the University of Waterloo. Sunny’s research lies at the intersection of modern statistical learning and "traditional" statistical ideas. Currently she is focusing on two research directions: (1) Develop efficient statistical models and algorithms for describing, analyzing and interpreting human behaviour data, such as email communication, emergency calls etc. (2) Develop automated statistical learning tools for analyzing high dimensional multimodal data. Sunny is also actively involved in many industrial projects, which provide opportunities for students to gain first hands experience. Furthermore, Sunny is a dedicated educator, and has received several teaching awards from Laurier and StFX. She is a strong advocate for Statistical Education and started many initiatives to promote Statistics in general public in Canada as the President of Statistical Education Section of Statistical Society of Canada (SSC).