Mathematics Faculty


Heinz Bauschke / Wayne Broughton / Edward Butz / Chad Davis / Sylvie Desjardins / Mir Faizal / Donovan Hare / Warren HarePaul Lee / Javad Tavakoli / Rebecca TysonShawn Wang / Qiduan Yang / Xinmin Yang / Yiqiang Zhao


HEINZ BAUSCHKE
Professor, MATHEMATICS

WEBSITE

heinz.bauschke@ubc.ca
ASC 352
250.807.8529

Heinz Bauschke v2 PhD Simon Fraser University

RESEARCH: Convex analysis; optimization; monotone operator theory.

TEACHING: Mathematics

WAYNE BROUGHTON
Associate Professor, MATHEMATICS

wayne.broughton@ubc.ca
SCI 106
250.807.9531

Wayne BroughtonPhD California Institute of Technology

RESEARCH: Combinatorial design theory and graph theory.


TEACHING:
Matrix algebra; applied linear algebra; cryptography; applied abstract algebra; error-correcting codes; history of mathematics; calculus.

EDWARD BUTZ
Associate Professor, MATHEMATICS

edward.butz@ubc.ca
SCI 107
250.807.9533

Edward Butz v2

PhD University of Chicago

RESEARCH: Optimal risk management strategies in neuroscience; risk management in finance.

TEACHING: Financial derivatives; linear algebra; calculus. 

CHAD DAVIS
Sessional Instructor, MATHEMATICS

chad.davis@ubc.ca
SCI 104
250.807.9990

Chad DavisMSc, University of Waterloo

RESEARCH: Arithmetic geometry, algebraic number theory, elliptic curves, diophantine equations.

TEACHING: Linear algebra.

SYLVIE DESJARDINS
Associate Professor, MATHEMATICS

Associate Dean Strategic Personnel Planning and Development, IRVING K. BARBER SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

WEBSITE

sylvie.desjardins@ubc.ca
ASC 451
250.807.8767

Sylvie DesjardinsPhD University of Oregon

RESEARCH: Mathematical ecology and insect dispersal.

TEACHING: Applied mathematics; vector calculus; differential geometry; complex analysis.

MIR FAIZAL
Sessional Instructor, MATHEMATICS

mir.faizal@ubc.ca
SCI 103

Mir Faizal 2PhD 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
Associate Professor, MATHEMATICS

donovan.hare@ubc.ca
SCI 113
250.807.9537

Donovan Harev2PhD Simon Fraser University

RESEARCH: Pure math: combinatorics with a focus on graph coloring problems
applied math: discrete optimization with a focus on MIP/constraint programming solutions for the high-stakes testing industry

WARREN HARE
Associate Professor, MATHEMATICS

WEBSITE

warren.hare@ubc.ca
ASC 353
250.807.9378

Warren Harev2PhD Simon Fraser University

RESEARCH: Mathematical optimization; nonconvex analysis; derivative-free optimization; bundle methods; applications in road design.

PAUL LEE
Sessional Instructor, MATHEMATICS

paul.lee@ubc.ca
SCI 104
250.807.9990

Paul LeePhD University of British Columbia Okanagan


RESEARCH:
Algebraic number theory: Diophantine equations, elliptic and hyperelliptic curves, intersective polynomials. 

TEACHING:Mathematics and statistics, with a concentration on calculus and business math/statistics.

JAVAD TAVAKOLI
Associate Professor, MATHEMATICS

WEBSITE

javad.tavakoli@ubc.ca
SCI 114
250.807.9535

Dr. Javad Tavakoli

PhD Dalhousie University

RESEARCH: Queueing systems; systems dynamics; and categorical algebra; applicable to computer communications and staffing facilities such as call centers, police stations, hospitals, and similar institutions where the choice of the service rate is crucial; system dynamics is used to investigate the effects of education expenditures and opportunities on unemployment and poverty for certain populations.

TEACHING: Abstract algebra; linear algebra; topology; probability theory; queueing theory; modelling.

REBECCA TYSON
Associate Professor, MATHEMATICS

WEBSITE

rebecca.tyson@ubc.ca

SCI 386
250.807.8766

Rebecca TysonPhD 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 predator-prey 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
Professor, MATHEMATICS

Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences Site Coordinator at UBC Okanagan

WEBSITE

shawn.wang@ubc.ca
ASC 351
250.807.9524

Shawn Wang v2 PhD Simon Fraser University

RESEARCH: Variational analysis, convex analysis, optimization, and classical analysis; optimization applications in signal processing, statistics, and communications.


TEACHING:
Optimization, analysis and calculus.

QIDUAN YANG
Professor Emeritus, MATHEMATICS

qiduan.yang@ubc.ca
250.807.9540

Dr. Qiduan YangPhD 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
Honourary Affiliate, MATHEMATICS

xmyang@cqnu.edu.cn

Xinmin YangPhD The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 

RESEARCH: Convex analysis, optimization, variational analysis. 

TEACHING: Convex analysis, vector optimization, multiobjective optimization. 

YIQIANG ZHAO
Honourary Affiliate, MATHEMATICS

WEBSITE

zhao@math.carleton.ca

Yiqiang ZhaoPhD University of Saskatchewan              

RESEARCH: Block-structured Markov processes and matrix-analytic methods, censoring technique and factorizations, mean-field interaction modelling in networks, quasi-stationary behaviour, tail asymptotics and kernel methods.

TEACHING: Advanced queues, queing networks.

 
 

Last reviewed shim4/30/2013 5:10:11 PM