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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

The proposed program is interdisciplinary with the distribution of participating faculty in both math and non-math departments at approximately 50-50. There are participating faculty from five departments of the Faculty of Science, as well as the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies in the Faculty of Arts, and the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics.

In most cases, a student in this program, working on a specific application-oriented project will have two co-supervisors, one with expertise in mathematical and statistical sciences and the other with specialized expertise in the project-specific domain application involving modelling.


Phelim Boyle

  • Hedge funds
  • Structured products
  • Investments
  • Ponzi schemes

Kathie Cameron

  • Graph algorithms
  • Polytime combinatorial optimization
  • Graph theory

Giuseppe (Joe) Campolieti
Associate Professor

  • Applied mathematics
  • Mathematical finance and physics
  • Pricing and hedging of financial derivatives; option pricing and model calibration
  • Path-integral methods; simulation (Monte Carlo) methods

Wing Chan
Associate Professor

  • Econometrics
  • Derivatives
  • Risk management
  • Asset pricing models

Yuming Chen

  • Dynamical systems
  • Functional differential equations
  • Mathematical biology

Ross Cressman
Professor Emeritus

  • Game theory
  • Dynamical systems
  • Rational behaviour
  • Mathematical biology

Maria Gallego
Associate Professor

  • Public economics
  • Political economy
  • Elections
  • Legislative bargaining

Shohini Ghose

  • Quantum computing
  • Quantum communication
  • Classical and quantum chaos
  • Equity, diversity and inclusion in science

Angèle Hamel

  • Combinatorics
  • Algorithms
  • Optimization

Ian Hamilton

  • Gold nanostructures and semiconductor nanocrystals
  • Quantum and classical mechanics
  • Chemical bonding and reactivity

Chin Hoang

  • Theoretical computer science
  • Graph algorithms
  • Graph theory
  • Discrete mathematics

Shengda Hu
Associate Professor

  • Algebraic geometry
  • Symplectic topology
  • Generalized geometry

Sapna Isotupa

  • Inventory control
  • Queueing systems
  • Workforce management

Madhu Kalimipalli

  • Modeling Volatility
  • Derivatives
  • Bond markets
  • Market microstructure

Alexei Kaltchenko
Associate Professor

  • Information theory
  • Quantum information theory and quantum computing
  • Data compression

Marc Kilgour

  • Multiple-person, multiple-objective decision analysis including game theory
  • Multiple-criteria decision analysis
  • International strategy
  • Environment management

Ilias Kotsireas

  • Symbolic computation
  • Combinatorial designs
  • High-performance computing

Y. George Lai

  • Computational finance/Monte Carlo and quasi-Monte Carlo methods and applications
  • Stochastic analysis with applications in finance and insurance
  • Portfolio optimization

Roman Makarov
Associate Professor

  • Mathematical finance
  • Statistical theory and modelling
  • Numerical analysis

Philip Marsh

  • Cold regions hydrology
  • Snow and permafrost hydrology
  • Climate change and hydrologic modelling
  • Hydrology of Arctic deltas

Connell McCluskey

  • Mathematical epidemiology
  • Lyapunov methods
  • Global stability

Roderick Melnik

  • Mathematical modelling in Applied Sciences and Technologies
  • Applied and Computational Mathematics
  • Low dimensional nanostructures and coupled models
  • Partial differential equations and numerical methods

Adam Metzler
Associate Professor

  • Applied probability
  • Quantitative finance
  • Credit risk

Gabriel Moreno-Hagelsieb

  • Genomics
  • Metagenomics
  • gene regulation in prokaryotes
  • functional/comparative genomics

Michael Pavlin
Associate Professor

  • Business analytics
  • Pricing and contract theory
  • Structural econometrics
  • Energy markets, services, healthcare

Stephen Perry

  • Biomechanics
  • Neurophysiology
  • Dynamic Balance Control
  • Footwear and Orthotics

R. Mark Reesor
Associate Professor

  • Applied probability and statistics
  • Quantitative finance
  • Risk measurement and management

Steven Roberts
Associate Professor

  • Geo-computation
  • Optimization for spatial problems
  • Spatial analysis

Colin Robertson
Associate Professor

  • Spatial-temporal analysis
  • Spatial modelling at the animal/human health interface
  • Citizen science
  • Landscape scale spatial pattern analysis

Manuele Santoprete
Associate Professor

  • Applied mathematics
  • Celestial mechanics
  • Chaotic dynamics
  • Geometric mechanics

Ketan Shankardass
Associate Professor

  • Health equity
  • Social epidemiology
  • Chronic stress
  • Environmental health

Andriy Shkilko
Associate Professor

  • Equity and option market structure
  • Market regulation
  • High-frequency and algorithmic trading
  • Short selling

Cristina Stoica

  • Mathematics of classical mechanics, n-body problems in particular
  • Continuous and discrete symmetries in dynamics
  • Geometric mechanics
  • Data science, in particular functional and shape data analysis

Xu (Sunny) Wang
Associate Professor

  • Statistical learning and data mining in drug discovery
  • Mining business and economic data
  • Applied statistics
  • Industrial statistics

Marek Wartak

  • Simulations of photonic devices
  • Computational photonics
  • Plasmonics

Zilin Wang
Associate Professor

  • Survey sampling theory
  • Resampling techniques
  • Multilevel models
  • Nonparametric regression techniques

Chester Weatherby
Assistant Professor

  • Number theory
  • Transcendence/algebraic independence
  • Baker’s theory on linear forms in logarithms
  • Special values

Kaiming Zhao

  • Lie algebra
  • Representation theory
  • Division algebra and linear algebra

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T: 519.884.0710 x3247

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