## The AARMS Executive Committee

**Sanjeev Seahra – Director of AARMS **and Associate 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.

**Colin Ingalls – Professor**, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Brunswick. He received hie Ph.D. in Pure Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997. He works on interactions between noncommutative algebra and algebraic geometry.

**Richard 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. He is currently a Professor (Mathematics and Statistics) at Acadia University in Nova Scotia. Dr. Karsten’s research interests are in tidal energy, physical oceanography, fluid dynamics and computational mathematics.

**Dorette Pronk** – Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Dalhousie University. Dorette 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. He received his Ph.D. from Concordia University in 1998 ( Mathematical Physics). Dr. Saad’s 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.

**Yuan Yuan** – Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She received her PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of Western Ontario in 2002. Her research interests include Applied Dynamical Systems, Functional Differential Equations and Applications.