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Mathematics Faculty


Heinz Bauschke / Wayne Broughton / Edward Butz / Chad Davis / Sylvie DesjardinsWarren Hare / Paul Lee / Blair Spearman / Javad Tavakoli / Ben TippettRebecca TysonShawn Wang / Jessica Xu / Qiduan Yang / Xinmin Yang


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.

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.

BLAIR SPEARMAN
Professor, MATHEMATICS

blair.spearman@ubc.ca
SCI 115
250.807.9538

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PhD Pennsylvania State University

RESEARCH: Algebraic number theory.

TEACHING: Algebraic number theory; Diophantine equations.

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.

BEN TIPPETT
Term Lecturer
MATH/PHYSICS

ben.tippett@ubc.ca

SCI 266
250.807.8239
Ben TippettPhD University of New Brunswick


RESEARCH:
General Relativity, Zombie Epidemic 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

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.

JESSICA XU
Sessional Instructor, MATHEMATICS

jia.xu@ubc.ca
SCI 104
250.807.9990

Jessica XuPhD University of British Columbia

RESEARCH: Convex analysis and optimization.


TEACHING:
Pre-Calculus, Calculus and Basic Mathematics: An Aboriginal Perspective.

QIDUAN YANG
Associate Professor, MATHEMATICS

qiduan.yang@ubc.ca
SCI 110
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
Adjunct Professor, 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. 

 
 

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