Mathematics Faculty
Heinz Bauschke / Wayne Broughton / Edward Butz / Chad Davis / Sylvie Desjardins / Warren Hare / Paul Lee / Blair Spearman / Javad Tavakoli / Ben Tippett / Rebecca Tyson / Shawn Wang / Jessica Xu / Qiduan Yang / Xinmin Yang
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.

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

BLAIR SPEARMAN 
PhD Pennsylvania State University TEACHING: Algebraic number theory; Diophantine equations. 
JAVAD TAVAKOLI 
PhD Dalhousie University TEACHING: Abstract algebra; linear algebra; topology; probability theory; queueing theory; modelling. 
BEN TIPPETT SCI 266
250.807.8239 
PhD University of New Brunswick

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.

JESSICA XU 
PhD University of British Columbia RESEARCH: Convex analysis and optimization.

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. 
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