### Jason Bell

**Jason Bell **is a Professor of Pure Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. He obtained his PhD from the University of California, San Diego in 2002 and did a three-year postdoc at the University of Michigan before starting as an Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University in 2005. He became a Full Professor in 2012 and moved to the University of Waterloo in 2013. His main research area is noncommutative algebra, with a focus on its applications to number theory and other areas of mathematics. He currently serves on the editorial board for the Canadian Journal of Mathematics, the International Journal of Algebra and Computation, and Communications in Algebra, where he is editor-in-chief.

### Darryn Bryant

**Darryn Bryant** is a Professor in Mathematics at the University of Queensland, where he obtained his Ph.D. under the supervision of Sheila Williams in 1993. He has held several Australian Research Council Fellowships, and has served on the Council of the Combinatorial Mathematics Society of Australasia since 2001. His research interests lie predominantly in graph theory and design theory, and he is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Combinatorial Designs and the Australasian Journal of Combinatorics.

### Stephen Cantrell

**Stephen Cantrell** is Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Miami, where he joined the faculty in 1982, after earning his B.S. degree *summa cum laude* from Furman University in mathematics in 1976 and his Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 1981 under the supervision of Klaus Schmitt. His research interests lie at the interface of nonlinear analysis and partial differential equations with mathematical biology, particularly in relation to spatial ecology, epidemiology and evolutionary biology. He is the author or co-author of over 80 papers and the co-author (with Chris Cosner) of the book *Spatial Ecology via Reaction-Diffusion Equations*, and his work with Cosner at the interface of mathematics and biology has enjoyed continuous support from the US National Science Foundation since 1988.

### Matt Davison

**Matt Davison**is a Professor in the School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences at Western University, where he has served as Dean of Science since July 2018. Matt has been a faculty member at Western University since 1999, and earned a PhD in Applied Mathematics from that institution in 1995. Matt’s research lies in the areas of financial mathematics and industrial mathematics, which combine in his major interest in the economic analysis and optimal control of energy infrastructure under price, environmental, regulatory, and technological uncertainty. With his 20 graduated PhD students and his colleagues, Matt is the author of 72 papers, 9 book chapters, and the textbook Quantitative Finance: A Simulation-based introduction using Excel. Matt has served the Canadian Mathematics community as president of the Canadian Applied & Industrial Math Society (CAIMS-SCMAI) between 2017 and 2019, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Fields Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences and as a member of the NSERG Mathematics & Statistics Evaluation group.

### Carla Farsi

**Carla Farsi **is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She received her “Laurea" in Mathematics from the University of Florence, Italy, in 1983, and her PhD from the University of Maryland, College-Park, in 1989. Following a two-year post-doc in Toronto, she joined the faculty of the University of Colorado-Boulder in 1991. Her research interests lie at the interface of Functional Analysis, Noncommutative Geometry, and Topology. She has visited for extended periods of time IMPAN (Warsaw), MSRI (Berkeley), the University of Florence (Italy), and the Harish Chandra Institute in Allahabad.

### Ruth Gregory

**Ruth Gregory** is a Professor in Mathematics and Physics at Durham University, UK. She received her BA in Mathematics from Trinity College Cambridge in 1984, and her PhD from DAMTP, Cambridge in 1988. Following post-docs in Fermilab and the University of Chicago, she returned to Cambridge, then moved to Durham on a Royal Society Research Fellowship. Her research interests lie at the interface of gravity, high energy particle physics and cosmology. In 2006 she was awarded the Institute of Physics Maxwell Medal, and in 2011 a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award. She has served on several research council panels, advisory panels and editorial boards. She is currently a Managing Editor of International Journal of Modern Physics D, and lectures regularly for the Perimeter Scholars Program at the Perimeter Institute.

### Joanna Mills Flemming

**Joanna Mills Flemming** is a Professor of Statistics at Dalhousie University. She develops statistical methodologies for analyzing spatiotemporal data arising in marine research. She is an Associate Director of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI), also leading one of its Collaborative Research Teams. She is an active member of both the Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) and the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI). She serves on the Editorial Board for the Canadian Journal of Statistics, as Chair of the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) Research Committee and as a member of the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Mathematics and Statistics Liaison Committee.

### Susan Niefield

**Susan Niefield** earned her BA from Douglass College in 1974 and PhD from Rutgers University in 1978. Following a Killam postdoctoral fellowship at Dalhousie University, she joined the Department of Mathematics at Union College (Schenectady, NY) where she was named Professor Emerita in 2015. Her research interests include double categories, exponentiability, locales, quantales, and toposes.

### Susan Sierra

**Susan Sierra** received her Ph.D. in 2008 from the University of Michigan. After an NSF postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington and at Princeton, she began a lectureship at the University of Edinburgh in 2011. She is now a Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. Her research is in noncommutative ring theory; she is particularly interested in interactions with algebraic geometry and with infinite-dimensional Lie algebras.

### Brian Wetton

**Brian Wetton **has research expertise in scientific computation and in modelling electrochemical systems. From 1998-2008 he was the leader of the Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computation (MMSC) group of the MITACS Network Centre of Excellence. The MMSC group had an intensive collaboration with Ballard Power Systems, developing stack level simulation tools for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells. Dr. Wetton was awarded the inaugural Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CIAMS) Industrial Mathematics Prize for this work in 2010. Since the end of this project, he has contributed to the computational modelling of other electrochemical systems, including a novel direct methanol fuel cell design and a generalized dialysis system for waste water treatment. Current research interests are the modelling of Lithium Ion batteries and numerical methods for phase field models from materials science.

### Gail Wolkowicz

**Gail Wolkowicz** received her BSc and MSc degrees from McGill University and her PhD degree from the University of Alberta in 1984. Before joining the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McMaster University in 1986, where she is currently a full professor, she obtained an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship which she held for one year at Emory University followed by one year at Brown University. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Mathematical Society. She was the recipient of the 2014 Krieger-Nelson prize and the 2015 Lord Robert May Prize for the best paper in the Journal of Biological Dynamics for 2013-2014. Her research interests are in dynamical systems and bifurcation theory with applications in biology and ecology.

### Yingfei Yi

**Yingfei Yi** obtained his B.S. degree from Jilin University and Ph.D. degree from the University of Southern California. He worked at Georgia Institute of Technology for twenty-four years before joining the University of Alberta in 2014 as a Killam Memorial Chair. He also held adjunct/visiting positions at the University of Minnesota where he was a visiting member of the IMA, the University of Cambridge where he was awarded a Rosenbaum Fellowship at the Isaac Newton Institute, the National University of Singapore where he was appointed as a visiting professor, director of NUS-IMRE Lab for Multidisciplinary Research and deputy director of the University Center for Dynamical Systems, and Jilin University where he received a University Research Fellowship, an Outstanding Young Scientist Award from NSFC, a Changjiang Scholarship, a Qianren Scholarship, and was appointed as director of JLU-GT Joint Institute for Theoretical Sciences. He is a co-editor in chief for the Journal of Dynamics and Differential Equations, a handling editor for the Journal of Differential Equations, an editor for the Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, the SIAM DSweb Magazine, and three other journals. His research interests lie in dynamical systems and qualitative theory of differential equations.