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

Ali | Ameli | Earth and Ocean Sciences | aameli@eoas.ubc.ca | Groundwater, ecohydrology; hydro-geological engineering; watershed management; applied hydro-geochemistry; groundwater-surfacewater and land interaction; green infrastructure |

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

Uri | Ascher | Computer Science | ascher@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 |

Phil | Austin | Earth and Ocean Sciences | paustin@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 | mattia.bacca@mech.ubc.ca | Mechanics across scales viruses, cells, and tissue. Puncture mechanics, cutting, hydrogels, cytoskeleton, active matter, lipid membranes, protein transport. |

Sven | Bachmann | Mathematics | sbach@math.ubc.ca | Differential geometry; mathematical physics; PDE (DG-MP-PDE) |

Susan | Baldwin | Chemical and Biological Engineering | sue.baldwin@ubc.ca | Bioprocess engineering and modelling of physiological processes |

Neil | Balmforth | Mathematics | njb@math.ubc.ca | Geophysical and astrophysical fluid mechanics |

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

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

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

David | Brydges | Mathematics | db5d@math.ubc.ca | Statistical mechanics, quantum field theory, functional integration, probability |

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

Yankai | Cao | Chemical and Biological Engineering | yankai.cao@ubc.ca | Design and implementation of large-scale local and global optimization algorithms |

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

James | Colliander | Mathematics | colliand@math.ubc.ca | Partial differential equations using tools from harmonic analysis and dynamical systems |

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

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

Elizabeth | Croft | Mechanical Engineering | ecroft@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 | cytryn@math.ubc.ca | Mathematical biology: cell biology, cardiac electrophysiology |

Khanh | Dao Duc | Mathematics | kdd@math.ubc.ca | Molecular and cell biology; gene expression; cryo-EM microscopy; biological shape and image analysis; machine learning; applied stochastic processes |

Michael | Doebeli | Zoology | doebeli@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 | rdonald@math.ubc.ca | Industrial Mathematics |

Ivar | Ekeland | Mathematics | ekeland@math.ubc.ca | Mathematical finance: demand theory, contract theory, hedonic models |

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

Jimmy | Feng | Mathematics | james.feng@ubc.ca | Fluid dynamics and rheology of complex fluids |

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

Joel | Friedman | Computer Science | jf@cs.ubc.ca | Laplacians, eigenvalues, and expansion, primarily on graphs; explicit construction questions, primarily from theoretical computer science |

Ian | Frigaard | Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics | frigaard@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 | rfroese@math.ubc.ca | Mathematical physics, spectral and scattering theory of Schrödinger operators and Laplacians resonances |

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

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

Sheldon | Green | Mechanical Engineering | green@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 | greif@cs.ubc.ca | Scientific computing, numerical linear algebra |

Eldad | Haber | Earth and Ocean Sciences | ehaber@eoas.ubc.ca | Scientific computing in geophysical and medical imaging |

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

Christoph | Hauert | Mathematics | christoph.hauert@math.ubc.ca | Evolutionary game theory in structured populations |

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

Miranda | Holmes-Cerfon | Mathematics | holmescerfon@math.ubc.ca | Stochastic analysis; computational statistical mechanics; multiscale methods; computational geometry; rigidity theory; applications in a variety of physical and biological systems, including materials science, soft-matter physics, fluid dynamics, and ecology |

Rajeev | Jaiman | Mechanical Engineering | rjaiman@mech.ubc.ca | Fluid-structure interaction; computational methods and numerical analysis; data-driven computing; model order reduction; bluff-body flows and flow-induced vibration; flow control and drag reduction; multiphase flows |

Mark | Jellinek | Earth and Ocean Sciences | mjellinek@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 | harry.joe@ubc.ca | Multivariate models and dependence, extreme value inference, statistical computing, random utility models |

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

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

Lutz | Lampe | Electrical and Computer Engineering | lampe@ece.ubc.ca | Theory and application of radio frequency and optical wireless, power line, optical fiber and underwater acoustic communications; smart grid communications |

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

Yue-Xian | Li | Mathematics | yxli@math.ubc.ca | Calcium signalling in neuroendocrine cells, fertilization calcium waves in oocytes, synchrony in neuroendocrine cells and rhythmogenesis in hormonal signals |

Dominic | Liao-McPherson | Mechanical Engineering | dliaomcp@mech.ubc.ca | Algorithmic control; optimization, control, and computing; predictive and constrained control; multi-agent systems; algorithmic game theory; real-time, embedded, and distributed optimization; energy systems, manufacturing, and robotics |

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

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

Manu | Madhav | Biomedical Engineering | manu.madhav@ubc.ca | Neural systems and behaviour; quantifying algorithms of neural computation; flexible neural encoding electrophysiology; virtual reality; early detection of Alzheimer’s and other dementias |

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

Vadim | Marmer | Economics | vadim.marmer@ubc.ca | Econometrics (estimation and inference for auctions, weak identification, misspecification, non-stationary time series, and inference with network-dependent data) |

Mark | Martinez | Chemical and Biological Engineering | mark.martinez@ubc.ca | Hydrodynamics and heat transfer in paper machines |

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

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

Michael | Novak | Land and Food Systems | michael.novak@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 | doug@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 | cfog@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 |

Christoph | Ortner | Mathematics | ortner@math.ubc.ca | Numerical analysis of molecular simulation, coarse-graining via machine learning, atomistic and electronic structure multi-scale methods, materials modelling, crystals and defects, solid mechanics, PDEs |

Ipek | Oruc | Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences | ipor@mail.ubc.ca | Visual cognitive neuroscience |

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

Dinesh | Pai | Computer Science | pai@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. |

Anthony | Peirce | Mathematics | peirce@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 | perkins@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 |

Jesse | Perla | Economics | jesse.perla@ubc.ca | Macroeconomics, economic growth, and financial economics; high-dimensional economics and scientific machine learning. |

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

Yaniv | Plan | Mathematics | yanivplan@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 | steve@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 |

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

Babak | Pourbohloul | Medicine, Complexity Science Lab | babak.p@ubc.ca | Modeling the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases, impact of different control strategies on disease dynamics, designing optimal public health policy |

Marty | Puterman | Business | martin.puterman@sauder.ubc.ca | Markov decision processes, statistical models for discrete data, applied statistics and forecasting |

Valentina | Radic | Earth and Ocean Sciences | vradic@eoas.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. |

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 |

Andrew | Rechnitzer | Mathematics | andrewr@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. |

Rosemary | Redfield | Zoology | redfield@zoology.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 |

Elina | Robeva | Mathematics | erobeva@math.ubc.ca | Mathematical statistics, machine learning, combinatorics, multilinear algebra, and applied algebraic geometry. |

Chris | Ryan | Business | chris.ryan@sauder.ubc.ca | Optimization (discrete and infinite-dimensional), design (contract, market, information), learning (statistical, organizational) |

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

Gary | Schajer | Mechanical Engineering | schajer@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 |

Geoffrey | Schiebinger | Mathematics | geoff@math.ubc.ca | Developmental stochastic processes, single cell analysis, optimal transport. |

Mark | Schmidt | Computer Science | schmidtm@cs.ubc.ca | |

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

Gordon | Semenoff | Physics and Astronomy | gordonws@phas.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 | seymour@math.ubc.ca | Linear and nonlinear wave propagation, fluid mechanics, elasticity, acoustics, meteorology |

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

Bruce | Shepherd | Computer Science | fbrucesh@cs.ubc.ca | Algorithms, optimization |

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

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

Simcha | Srebnik | Chemical and Biological Engineering | simcha.srebnik@ubc.ca | Statistical thermodynamic simulations and theory applied to polymers and biological systems |

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

Nicholas | Swindale | Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences | swindale@mail.ubc.ca | Pattern formation and visual cortex models |

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

Christos | Thrampoulidis | Electrical and Computer Engineering | cthrampo@ece.ubc.ca | Statistical signal processing, machine learning, high-dimensional statistics, optimization |

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

Reza | Vaziri | Civil Engineering | reza.vaziri@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 | wachs@math.ubc.ca | Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, Multiphase Flows and High Performance Computing |

Patrick | Walls | Mathematics | pwalls@math.ubc.ca | TBA |

Daochen | Wang | Computer Science | wdaochen@cs.ubc.ca | Quantum computation and quantum information |

Lele | Wang | Electrical and Computer Engineering | lelewang@ece.ubc.ca | Information theory; coding theory; high dimensional statistics; random graphs; machine learning |

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

Michael | Ward | Mathematics | ward@math.ubc.ca | Applied analysis, singular perturbations, mathematical modeling and scientific computation |

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

Brian | Wetton | Mathematics | wetton@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 | whitlock@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 |

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

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

Bruno | Zumbo | Educational and Counselling Psychology | bruno.zumbo@ubc.ca | Statistical theory and quantitative methods for conducting research, testing, and evaluation |