Mathematics Faculty
Heinz Bauschke / Wayne Broughton / Edward Butz / Chad Davis / Sylvie Desjardins / Mir Faizal / Donovan Hare / Warren Hare / Paul Lee / Javad Tavakoli / Rebecca Tyson / Shawn Wang / Qiduan Yang / Xinmin Yang / Yiqiang Zhao
HEINZ BAUSCHKE 
PhD Simon Fraser University RESEARCH: Convex analysis; optimization; monotone operator theory. TEACHING: Mathematics 
WAYNE BROUGHTON wayne.broughton@ubc.ca 
PhD California Institute of Technology RESEARCH: Combinatorial design theory and graph theory.

EDWARD BUTZ 
PhD University of Chicago TEACHING: Financial derivatives; linear algebra; calculus. 
CHAD DAVIS 
MSc, University of Waterloo TEACHING: Linear algebra. 
SYLVIE DESJARDINS Associate Dean Strategic Personnel Planning and Development, IRVING K. BARBER SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 
PhD University of Oregon RESEARCH: Mathematical ecology and insect dispersal.
TEACHING: Applied mathematics; vector calculus; differential geometry; complex analysis.

MIR FAIZAL 
PhD University of York, United Kingdom RESEARCH: Information theory and complexity, numerical analysis and dynamical systems, topological defects, quantum mechanics and its application to condensed matter systems, string theory, loop quantum gravity, astrophysics, cosmology, supersymmetry. 
DONOVAN HARE 
PhD Simon Fraser University RESEARCH: Pure math: combinatorics with a focus on graph coloring problems 
WARREN HARE 
PhD Simon Fraser University RESEARCH: Mathematical optimization; nonconvex analysis; derivativefree optimization; bundle methods; applications in road design. 
PAUL LEE 
PhD University of British Columbia Okanagan

JAVAD TAVAKOLI 
PhD Dalhousie University TEACHING: Abstract algebra; linear algebra; topology; probability theory; queueing theory; modelling. 
REBECCA TYSON 
PhD University of Washington RESEARCH: Mathematical biology and spatial ecology; mathematical models of ecological systems; the development and analysis of mathematical and computational models designed to answer questions about population dynamics, persistence, and dispersal; areas of interest include agriculture (domestic and wild bee dispersal, dispersal and control of pest insects), forestry (spread and control of the mountain pine beetle, recolonisation processes in regrowing forests); cyclic predatorprey populations, effect of climate change (lynx, great horned owl, and snowshoe hare populations). TEACHING: Mathematical biology; partial differential equations; ordinary differential equations; numerical analysis. 
SHAWN WANG 
PhD Simon Fraser University RESEARCH: Variational analysis, convex analysis, optimization, and classical analysis; optimization applications in signal processing, statistics, and communications.

QIDUAN YANG 
PhD University of Calgary
RESEARCH: Representations of symmetric and alternating groups; Galois groups of polynomials; and algebraic number theory; applications include molecular vibration in physics and chemistry. TEACHING: Calculus; linear algebra; abstract algebra including groups, rings, modules, field theory, and their applications. 
XINMIN YANG 
PhD The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
RESEARCH: Convex analysis, optimization, variational analysis. TEACHING: Convex analysis, vector optimization, multiobjective optimization. 
YIQIANG ZHAO 
PhD University of Saskatchewan RESEARCH: Blockstructured Markov processes and matrixanalytic methods, censoring technique and factorizations, meanfield interaction modelling in networks, quasistationary behaviour, tail asymptotics and kernel methods. TEACHING: Advanced queues, queing networks. 
Last reviewed 4/30/2013 5:10:11 PM