Name | Department | Research Topics | |||
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Susan Allen | Earth and Ocean Sciences | sal…@eos.ubc.ca | Modelling the underlying fluid dynamical structures in the ocean using idealized numerical models, laboratory experiments, and mathematical analysis | ||

Richard Anstee | Mathematics | ans…@math.ubc.ca | Discrete mathematics; extremal set theory; graph theory; matching theory | ||

Uri Ascher | Computer Science | asc…@cs.ubc.ca | Scientific computation, particularly involving differential equations with constraints; data inversion in geophysics, 3D electromagnetic simulations; modeling and simulation for physical systems in virtual environments [selected publications] | ||

Phil Austin | Earth and Ocean Sciences | paus…@eos.ubc.ca | Cloud physics; understanding the processes that determine the radiative properties of layer clouds; formation, lifetime and dissipation of stratus and cirrus clouds; influence of clouds on the global climate | ||

Mattia Bacca | Mechanical Engineering | mba…@mech.ubc.ca | Microstructural evolution under severe plastic deformation, dry adhesion, cell mechanics, homogenization, multi-scale mechanics, acoustic metamaterials. | ||

Susan Baldwin | Chemical and Biological Engineering | sbal…@interchange.ubc.ca | Bioprocess engineering and modelling of physiological processes | ||

Neil Balmforth | Mathematics / Earth and Ocean Sciences | n…@math.ubc.ca | Geophysical and astrophysical fluid mechanics | ||

Martin Barlow | Mathematics | bar…@math.ubc.ca | Probability theory, fractal sets; cluster growth models, in particular diffusion limited aggregation (DLA) | ||

Roger Beckie | Earth and Ocean Sciences | rbec…@eos.ubc.ca | The role of scale in site characterization and modeling of groundwater systems | ||

George Bluman | Mathematics | blu…@math.ubc.ca | Similarity and perturbation methods, Stefan problems | ||

Robert Bridson | Computer Science | rbri…@cs.ubc.ca | Computer graphics and animation, geometric modeling and implicit surfaces, scientific computing, numerical PDEs, sparse matrix methods, mesh generation | ||

David Brydges | Mathematics | d…@math.ubc.ca | Statistical mechanics, quantum field theory, functional integration, probability | ||

W. Kendal Bushe | Mechanical Engineering | w…@mech.ubc.ca | Combustion, turbulence, numerical simulation, computational fluid dynamics, IC engines, thermal power generation | ||

Matt Choptuik | Physics and Astronomy | chop…@physics.ubc.ca | Numerical relativity | ||

James Colliander | Mathematics | coll…@math.ubc.ca | partial differential equations using tools from harmonic analysis and dynamical systems | ||

Anne Condon | Computer Science | con…@cs.ubc.ca | Computational complexity theory and biomolecular computing, biomolecular computation | ||

Daniel Coombs | Mathematics | coo…@math.ubc.ca | Mathematical biology: cell signaling | ||

Elizabeth Croft | Mechanical Engineering | ecr…@mech.ubc.ca | Robotics; high level planning and control; sensor integration and artificial intelligence applications to robotics, machine vision, industrial automation, and computer-integrated manufacturing | ||

Eric Cytrynbaum | Mathematics | cyt…@math.ubc.ca | Mathematical biology: cell biology, cardiac electrophysiology | ||

Michael Doebeli | Mathematics / Zoology | doeb…@math.ubc.ca | Theoretical ecology and evolution; integration of ecological and population genetic modeling approaches; ecology and evolution of spatially structured populations | ||

Roger Donaldson | Mathematics | rdon…@math.ubc.ca | Industrial Mathematics | ||

Ivar Ekeland | Mathematics / Economics |
ekel…@math.ubc.ca | Mathematical finance: demand theory, contract theory, hedonic models | ||

Gwynn Elfring | Mechanical Engineering | gelf…@mech.ubc.ca | Theoretical Fluid Mechanics, Complex Fluids, Cell Biomechanics, Capillary Phenomena, Applied Mathematics | ||

Jimmy Feng | Chemical and Biological Engineering / Mathematics |
jfe…@math.ubc.ca | Fluid dynamics and rheology of complex fluids | ||

Michael P. Friedlander | Computer Science | m…@cs.ubc.ca | Numerical optimization, numerical linear algebra, design and implementation of algorithms for constrained optimization, scientific computing | ||

Joel Friedman | Mathematics | j…@math.ubc.ca | Laplacians, eigenvalues, and expansion, primarily on graphs; explicit construction questions, primarily from theoretical computer science | ||

Ian Frigaard | Mathematics / Mechanical Engineering |
frig…@math.ubc.ca | Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, visco-plastic fluids, non-Darcy flows with limiting pressure gradients, mathematical modelling of metal sprayforming | ||

Richard Froese | Mathematics | rfro…@math.ubc.ca | Mathematical physics, spectral and scattering theory of Schrödinger operators and Laplacians resonances | ||

Nassif Ghoussoub | Mathematics | nas…@math.ubc.ca | Nonlinear analysis and partial differential equations | ||

Bhushan Gopaluni | Chemical and Biological Engineering | gopa…@chbe.ubc.ca | Process modelling and control with applications to oil and gas industry, biomedical engineering, and pulp and paper industry | ||

Sheldon Green | Mechanical Engineering | gre…@mech.ubc.ca | Fluid dynamics: twin wire blade forming, pulp fibre separation, cavitation, marine propellers, wing tip vortices; biomechanics: blood vessel dynamics, glaucoma | ||

Chen Greif | Computer Science | gre…@cs.ubc.ca | Scientific computing, numerical linear algebra | ||

Eldad Haber | Earth and Ocean Sciences / Mathematics |
hab…@math.ubc.ca | Scientific computing in geophysical and medical imaging | ||

Nick Harvey | Computer Science | nick…@cs.ubc.ca | Combinatorial optimization, discrete algorithms and randomized algorithms | ||

Christoph Hauert | Mathematics | hau…@math.ubc.ca | Evolutionary game theory in structured populations | ||

Nancy E. Heckman | Statistics | nan…@stat.ubc.ca | Functional data analysis, applications in evolutionary biology, nonparametric regression, shapes of regression function | ||

Wolfgang Heidrich | Computer Science | heid…@cs.ubc.ca | Interactive computer graphics, shading and lighting | ||

Felix Herrmann | Earth and Ocean Sciences | fher…@eos.ubc.ca | Theoretical aspects of exploration and global reflection seismology | ||

Holger Hoos | Computer Science | h…@cs.ubc.ca | Empirical algorithmics, stochastic search, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, combinatorial auctions, computer music | ||

Mark Jellinek | Earth and Ocean Sciences | mjel…@eos.ubc.ca | Application of experimental and theoretical fluid dynamics and field and laboratory observations to the understanding of the formation and thermal evolution and differentiation of planets | ||

Harry Joe | Statistics | har…@stat.ubc.ca | Multivariate models and dependence, extreme value inference, statistical computing, random utility models | ||

Leah Keshet | Mathematics | kes…@math.ubc.ca | Mathematical biology: dynamics of actin filaments in the cytoskeleton, swarming behaviour, type 1 diabetes | ||

David Kirkpatrick | Computer Science | k…@cs.ubc.ca | Computational complexity, combinatorial algorithms, computational geometry, parallel and distributed computation | ||

Vikram Krishnamurthy | Electrical and Computer Engineering | vikr…@ece.ubc.ca | Statistical signal processing, hidden Markov models, stochastic optimization, re-inforcement learning, time-series analysis, applications in defense and telecommunications | ||

Rachel Kuske | Mathematics | rac…@math.ubc.ca | Chaotic dynamical systems, modulated two-dimensional patterns in reaction-diffusion systems | ||

Greg Lawrence | Civil Engineering | lawr…@civil.ubc.ca | Environmental fluid mechanics, hydraulics, hydrodynamic stability and mixing, physical limnology, water quality management | ||

Dong Li | Mathematics | d…@math.ubc.ca | Analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations, especially on the fundamental wellposedness/illposedness issues, and long time asymptotic behavior of solutions |
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Yue-Xian Li | Mathematics | y…@math.ubc.ca | Calcium signalling in neuroendocrine cells, fertilization calcium waves in oocytes, synchrony in neuroendocrine cells and rhythmogenesis in hormonal signals | ||

Philip Loewen | Mathematics | l…@math.ubc.ca | Calculus of variations, optimal control theory, nonsmooth analysis, mathematical programming | ||

C. Kevin Lyons | Forest Resources Management | kevl…@interchg.ubc.ca | Continuum mechanics, logging mechanics, operations research | ||

Brian Marcus | Mathematics | mar…@math.ubc.ca | Coding and information theory, symbolic dynamics, ergodic theory and dynamical systems | ||

Colin Macdonald | Mathematics | c…@math.ubc.ca | The Closest Point Method, Time-stepping for PDEs, WENO spatial discretizations, the Predicted Sequential Regularization Method | ||

Mark Martinez | Chemical and Biological Engineering | mart…@chml.ubc.ca | Hydrodynamics and heat transfer in paper machines | ||

Ian Mitchell | Computer Science | mitc…@cs.ubc.ca | PDE methods for control, level set methods, hybrid and embedded systems, verification, mathematical software | ||

Wayne Nagata | Mathematics | nag…@math.ubc.ca | Dynamical systems, especially bifurcation theory and applications | ||

Michael Novak | Faculty of Land and Food Systems | n…@interchange.ubc.ca | The energy and mass-flow interactions between the soil and the lower atmosphere, and the ways that these are affected by surface modifications such as covering the soil with a mulch | ||

Doug Oldenburg | Earth and Ocean Sciences | d…@eos.ubc.ca | Development of rigorous and approximate methods to invert geophysical data and to apply those techniques to solve practical problems | ||

Carl Ollivier-Gooch | Mechanical Engineering | c…@mech.ubc.ca | Creating a general framework for solving PDEs on unstructured meshes, and unstructured mesh generation; application areas of particular interest include computational fluid dynamics, external aerodynamics, and aerodynamic/hydrodynamic optimization | ||

Sally Otto | Zoology | o…@zoology.ubc.ca | Population genetics and evolutionary biology | ||

Dinesh Pai | Computer Science | p…@cs.ubc.ca | Robotics, graphics, modeling, and simulation; Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IRIS) | ||

Marc Parlange | Civil Engineering | Marc…@ubc.ca | Water Resources; Atmospheric Boundary Layer; Wind engineering; Evaporation; Turbulence; Large Eddy Simulation; Soil and snow physics; Environmental wireless sensor networks; Watershed and eco-hydrology; Lidar. | ||

Mauricio Ponga | Mechanical Engineering | mpo…@mech.ubc.ca | Multiscale modeling of materials; temporal and spatial coarse grained molecular dynamics; coarse grained density functional theory; large scale computer simulations. | ||

Anthony Peirce | Mathematics | pei…@math.ubc.ca | Asymptotic and numerical methods, modeling fracture processes in rocks, reactive flows in porous media, control of quantum molecular systems | ||

Ed Perkins | Mathematics | perk…@math.ubc.ca | Random processes which model the distribution of a population undergoing random migration and reproduction; Brownian motions and random walks on “fractals” and discrete graphs | ||

A. Srikantha Phani | Mechanical Engineering | srik…@mech.ubc.ca | Dynamics of Multiscale Materials, Structures and Devices; Applied Mechanics; Micromechanics; MEMS and Biomedical Applications of Lattice Devices | ||

Yaniv Plan | Mathematics | yan…@math.ubc.ca | Applied probability, high-dimensional inference, geometric functional analysis, random matrix theory, compressive sensing, matrix completion, and big data analysis | ||

Steven Plotkin | Physics and Astronomy | ste…@physics.ubc.ca | Dynamics and disorder in the theory of protein folding and function, genetic and phylogenetic networks, pattern formation and symmetry breaking in morphogenesis | ||

Babak Pourbohloul | UBC Centre for Disease Control / Health Care and Epidemiology | Baba…@bccdc.ca | Modeling the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases, impact of different control strategies on disease dynamics, designing optimal public health policy | ||

Marty Puterman | Sauder School of Business | mar…@coe.ubc.ca | Markov decision processes, statistical models for discrete data, applied statistics and forecasting | ||

Andrew Rechnitzer | Mathematics | andr…@math.ubc.ca | Random knotting; the combinatorics of lattice animals, polyominoes and self-avoiding walks; exact solutions, series expansions and simulations of such objects; the relationships between these objects and chemical and physical models; kettle arithmetic. | ||

Nimal Rajapakse | Mechanical Engineering | raja…@mech.ubc.ca | Theoretical and computational modelling of fracture and domain switching of ferroelectrics for applications in adaptive structures; computational modeling of superelastic behaviour and fatigue of shape memory alloys; SMA reinforced composites; computer-aided analysis of guyed towers and latticed towers | ||

Rosemary Redfield | Zoology | redf…@interchange.ubc.ca | Study of molecular signals that induce DNA uptake, examination of earliest precursors of real meiotic sex in eukaryotes, mathematical analysis and computer-simulation modelling | ||

Valentina Radic | Earth and Ocean Sciences | vra…@eos.ubc.ca | Global climate change: climate change impact studies, the contribution of glaciers to sea level rise, estimates of present and future glacier mass changes on regional and global scale, downscaling of global and regional climate models, and the evaluation of climate model performance. | ||

Tim Salcudean | Electrical and Computer Engineering | t…@ece.ubc.ca | Robotics and teleoperation; design, modelling and control of electro-mechanical devices; optimization-based CAD of control systems | ||

Gary Schajer | Mechanical Engineering | scha…@mech.ubc.ca | Appropriate use of renewable resources, advanced processes for grading lumber, dynamics and stability of circular and band saws, computational methods for residual stress analysis | ||

Mark Schmidt | Computer Science | schm…@cs.ubc.ca | |||

Dominik Schötzau | Mathematics | scho…@math.ubc.ca | Numerical methods for partial differential equations, finite element methods, discontinuous Galerkin methods | ||

Christian Schoof | Earth and Ocean Sciences | csch…@eos.ubc.ca | Non-Newtonian fluid dynamics in geophysics, ice sheet dynamics | ||

Gordon Semenoff | Physics and Astronomy | gord…@physics.ubc.ca | Superstring theory, quantum field theory, statistical mechanics, elementary particle physics; gauge field theories, large N limits, effective string theories of confinement; conformal field theory, renormalization theory and the conformal bootstrap; chiral symmetry breaking by strongly coupled gauge theories | ||

Brian Seymour | Mathematics | seym…@math.ubc.ca | Linear and nonlinear wave propagation, fluid mechanics, elasticity, acoustics, meteorology | ||

Alla Sheffer | Computer Science | she…@cs.ubc.ca | Digital geometry processing, parameterization of mesh surfaces | ||

Gordon Slade | Mathematics | sla…@math.ubc.ca | Probability theory and statistical mechanics | ||

Douw Steyn | Earth and Ocean Sciences | dst…@eos.ubc.ca | Observational studies and mathematical modelling of micro- and mesoscale flow and turbulence phenomena in the atmospheric boundary layer; atmospheric pollution | ||

Jozsef Solymosi | Mathematics | soly…@math.ubc.ca | Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Discrete Geometry, and Combinatorial Number Theory | ||

Nicholas Swindale | Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences | swin…@interchange.ubc.ca | Pattern formation and visual cortex models | ||

Mark Thachuk | Chemistry | thac…@chem.ubc.ca | Dynamics of chemical reactions/processes using mathematical and computational techniques [selected publications] | ||

Reza Vaziri | Civil Engineering | reza…@ubc.ca | Mechanics of composite materials, impact dynamics, nonlinear finite element analysis, constitutive modelling of materials, plasticity, damage mechanics, numerical studies in impact and processing of fibre-reinforced composite structures | ||

Anthony Wachs | Mathematics; Chemical and Biological Engineering | wac…@math.ubc.ca | Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, Multiphase Flows and High Performance Computing | ||

Patrick Walls | Mathematics | pwa…@math.ubc.ca | TBA | ||

Alexander Wang | Chemistry | yaw…@chem.ubc.ca | Quantum chemistry, ab initio methods, density-functional theory, computational chemistry, computational chemical biology | ||

Michael Ward | Mathematics | w…@math.ubc.ca | Applied analysis, singular perturbations, mathematical modeling and scientific computation [selected publications] | ||

Jun-Cheng Wei | Mathematics | jcw…@math.ubc.ca | Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations, Semilinear Elliptic Equations, Applied Analysis, Mathematical Biology, Singular Perturbation Problems, Phase Transition | ||

Brian Wetton | Mathematics | wet…@math.ubc.ca | Numerical analysis of finite difference methods with applications to computational fluid dynamics, particularly to incompressible flow, and to interface problems | ||

Michael Whitlock | Zoology | whit…@zoology.ubc.ca | Evolution in structured populations: What are the forces that control the nature and distribution of genotypes in subdivided populations? How does this affect the outcome of other evolutionary processes? These and other questions are addressed in a variety of ways, from theoretical analyses to experimental lab model systems to field research | ||

Stephanie van Willigenburg | Mathematics | ste…@math.ubc.ca | Coxeter group, representation theory, graded operation on posets, quasisymmetric function, Schur function, Schur P function, Macdonald polynomial | ||

Matthew J. Yedlin | Electrical and Computer Engineering | mat…@ece.ubc.ca | Acoustic wave propagation; applied digital signal processing | ||

Özgür Yilmaz | Mathematics | oyil…@math.ubc.ca | Applied harmonic analysis, wavelets, signal processing, information theory | ||

Bruno D. Zumbo | Statistics / Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education | brun…@ubc.ca | Statistical theory and quantitative methods for conducting research, testing, and evaluation |