# Contact & People

**Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics
**Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science

University of British Columbia Okanagan

1177 Research Road

Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7

Canada

Email: cmps.okanagan@ubc.ca

Please direct all general inquires to the above email address and graduate related inquiries to cmps.gradassist@ubc.ca.

### Find our people

**Mohamed Abdelpakey**| Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow

**Ifeoma Adaji**| Assistant Professor | Computer Science | ifeoma.adaji@ubc.ca | 250.807.8332 | FIP 303

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Designing and developing behavior change systems and persuasive technologies such as serious games and mobile/web applications; modelling the behaviour of online users in social networks and e-commerce systems; data science; social computing; ethics and trust in persuasive technologies

**Courses & Teaching:**Social Computing

**Salihah Th. ALwadani**| PhD Student | Mathematics | Salihah.s.alwadani@gmail.com | ASC 302

**Jeff Andrews**| Associate Professor | Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics | jeff.andrews@ubc.ca | 250.807.9931 | SCI 111

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Clustering and classification via mixture models with applications to bioinformatics.

**Courses & Teaching:**Statistics; data science.

**Jordan Andrews**| Physics Laboratory Technician | Physics | jordan.andrews@ubc.ca | 250.807.8540 | SCI 240A

**Pau Capera Aragones**| PhD Student | Mathematics | 2812pau@gmail.com

**Cynthia Araujo**| Adjunct Professor | Medical Physics, Physics | cynthia.araujo@ubc.ca

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Safe and effective use of radiation for the treatment of cancer including external beam and brachytherapy technique development and verification; implementation of new technology in radiation therapy; use of imaging in treatment planning and treatment verification.

**Deidre Batchelar**| Adjunct Professor | Medical Physics, Physics | dbatchelar@bccancer.bc.ca

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Advanced Imaging in Brachytherapy; high precision radiotherapy.

**Heinz Bauschke**| Professor | Mathematics | heinz.bauschke@ubc.ca | 250.807.8529 | ASC 352

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Convex analysis and optimization, monotone operator theory, projection methods, and applications.

**Courses & Teaching:**Mathematics.

**Nathan Becker**| Adjunct Professor | Medical Physics | nathan.becker@bccancer.bc.ca

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**image-guided RT, adaptive RT, quality control, and automation

**Theo Bendit**| Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer | Mathematics | theo.bendit@ubc.ca

**Thor Bjarnason**| Adjunct Professor | Medical Physics, Physics | thor.bjarnason@interiorhealth.ca

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Quality control; radiation safety; patient dose reduction; image quality assessment in planar x-ray and CT.

**Jake Bobowski**| Associate Head - Physics, Professor of Teaching | Physics | jake.bobowski@ubc.ca | 250.807.9506 | SCI 200B

**Research Interests:**Custom microwave techniques for measuring electromagnetic properties of materials; low-temperature conductivity and penetration depth of unconventional superconductors; complex permittivity of waste-activated sludge.

**Courses & Teaching:**Experimental physics; electronics; solid state physics; statistical mechanics.

**W. John Braun**| Department Head, Professor | Mathematics, Statistics | cmps.depthead@ubc.ca | 250.807.8032 | SCI 200E

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Computational statistics, with applications to fire science; statistical process control; statistical education. Most recently, I have been focusing on visualization methodology, using a class of techniques called Data Sharpening.

**Courses & Teaching:**Modelling and Simulation. Predictive Modelling. Data Visualization.

**Wayne Broughton**| Associate Professor | Mathematics | wayne.broughton@ubc.ca | 250.807.9531 | SCI 106

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Combinatorial design theory and graph theory.

**Courses & 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 | 250.807.9533 | SCI 107

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Optimal risk management strategies in neuroscience; risk management in finance.

**Courses & Teaching:**Financial derivatives; linear algebra; calculus.

**Marco Carlone**| Adjunct Professor | Medical Physics, Physics | marco.carlone@ubc.ca

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Simulation of linear accelerators; use of magnetic fields in radiotherapy; quality assurance in radiotherapy.

**Biswapriyo Chakrabarty**| MSc Student | Computer Science | biswa@mail.ubc.ca

**Ian Chambers**| MSc Student | Mathematics | ianjc@student.ubc.ca

**Stephen Collins**| PhD Student | Medical Physics | stephen.collins@ubc.ca

**Research Interests:**Radiochromic Gel Dosimetry, Optical Computed Tomography, Iterative Image Reconstruction.

**Jessica Collins**| Assistant to the Head | Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics | jessica.collins@ubc.ca | 250.807.8729 | SCI 200

**Chad Davis**| Lecturer | Mathematics | chad.davis@ubc.ca | 250.807.8815 | SCI 393

**Research Interests:**Arithmetic geometry; algebraic number theory; elliptic curves; diophantine equations.

**Courses & Teaching:**Linear algebra.

**Matt Davison**| Honourary Affiliate | Statistics | mdavison@uwo.ca

**Research Interests:**Energy finance; options pricing; portfolio optimization; Real options (with application inDefense and Medicine).

**Christel Deas**| Professional Programs Assistant, Master of Data Science | Data Science | christel.deas@ubc.ca | 250.807.9125 | SCI 388

**Alison Deng**| PhD Student | Medical Physics | alison.deng@ubc.ca

**Sylvie Desjardins**| Associate Head-Mathematics, and Statistics and Data Science, Associate Professor | Mathematics | sylvie.desjardins@ubc.ca | 250.807.8767 | SCI 200D

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Mathematical ecology and insect dispersal.

**Courses & Teaching:**Applied mathematics; vector calculus; differential geometry; complex analysis.

**Yiming Ding**| MSc Student | Computer Science | davddng@mail.ubc.ca

**Shan Du**| Assistant Professor | Computer Science | shan.du@ubc.ca | FIP 324

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Computer Vision/Graphics; Machine/Deep Learning; Image/Video Processing; Pattern Recognition; Biometrics; Video Surveillance Systems

**Courses & Teaching:**Image Processing and Applications; Computer Graphics; Software Engineering; Web Programming

**Sherif Elbishlawi**| MSc Student | Computer Science | sherif.elbishlawi@gmail.com

**Roozbeh Eslami**| MSc Student | Computer Science | eslamiroozbeh@yahoo.com

**Sylvia Esterby**| Associate Professor Emeritus | Statistics | sylvia.esterby@ubc.ca | 250.807.9536 | ASC 347

**Research Interests:**Environmetrics and ecological statistics.

**Mir Faizal**| Adjunct Professor | Mathematics, Physics | mir.faizal@ubc.ca | SCI 103

**Research Interests:**Information theory and complexity; numerical analysis and dynamical systems; topological defects; quantum mechanics and its application to condensed matter systems; string theory; loop quantum gravity; astrophysics; cosmology; supersymmetry.

**Scott Fazackerley**| Sessional Lecturer | Computer Science | scott.fazackerley@ubc.ca | FIP 309

**Courses & Teaching:**COSC

**Rebecca Feldman**| Assistant Professor | Medical Physics, Physics | rebecca.feldman@ubc.ca | 250.807.8691 | ASC 350

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Medical Imaging, MRI, Pulse Sequence Design, Image Processing, Translational Imaging

**Courses & Teaching:**Physics, Waves

**Eric Foxall**| Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track | Mathematics | efoxall@mail.ubc.ca | SCI 115

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Stochastic processes and mathematical biology

**Alejandra Maria Fuentes**| PhD Student | Medical Physics | ale.fuentes.1994@alumni.ubc.ca

**Yong Gao**| Professor | Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics | yong.gao@ubc.ca | 250.807.9503 | SCI 262

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Algorithmic and computational problems in artificial intelligence and network science; applications in social media and computational biology; graph theory and probabilistic method.

**Courses & Teaching:**Algorithm design and analysis; artificial intelligence; discrete structures; network science.

**Chunlei Ge**| PhD Student | Statistics | chunlei.ge@ubc.ca

**Paramjit Gill**| Associate Professor | Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics | paramjit.gill@ubc.ca | 250.807.9534 | SCI 112

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Sports analytics; statistical stylometry; social networks models.

**John Brandon Graham-Knight**| PhD Student | Computer Science | brandongk@alumni.ubc.ca

**Chaoping Guo**| Sessional Lecturer

**Mohammad Abdul Hadi**| MSc Student | Computer Science | hadi@alumni.ubc.ca | 250.899.6971 | ASC 164, Monday to Friday: 9am-4pm

**Research Interests:**My research focuses on two different paradigms of machine learning: unsupervised and transfer learning. In unsupervised machine learning, I am working on autonomous topic modeling in NLP. In transfer learning, my aim is to figure out how to transfer knowledge across domains or tasks that have different feature spaces, and how to transfer from multiple such source domains.

**Lengyi Han**| Assistant Professor of Teaching | Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics | lhan@mail.ubc.ca | 250.807.8879 | SCI 383

Graduate student supervisor

**Donovan Hare**| Associate Professor | Mathematics | donovan.hare@ubc.ca | 250.807.9537 | SCI 113

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Combinatorics with a focus on graph coloring problems; discrete optimization with a focus on MIP/constraint programming solutions for the high-stakes testing industry.

**Courses & Teaching:**Pure math; applied math.

**Warren Hare (On Leave)**| Professor | Mathematics | warren.hare@ubc.ca | 250.807.9378 | ASC 353

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Mathematical optimization; nonconvex analysis; derivative-free optimization; bundle methods; applications in road design.

**Mohammad Khalad Hasan**| Assistant Professor | Computer Science, Data Science | khalad.hasan@ubc.ca | 250.807.8077 | SCI 260

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Human-computer interaction, mobile and wearable (e.g., smartwatches, smart glasses) user interfaces, augmented/virtual/mixed reality, information visualization, gesture interaction, computer vision, machine learning, navigation interfaces, input devices.

**Courses & Teaching:**Human-computer interaction, user interfaces, collaborative software development, scripting and reporting, data analytics.

**Christina Haston**| Professor | Medical Physics, Physics | christina.haston@ubc.ca | 250.807.9886 | ASC 347

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Radiation oncology; radiation biophysics.

**Courses & Teaching:**Medical physics; biophysics.

**Fatemeh Hendijani Fard**| Assistant Professor | Computer Science, Data Science | fatemeh.fard@ubc.ca | 250.807.9607 | SCI 266

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Software engineering; machine learning; multiagent systems; data analytics.

**Courses & Teaching:**Computer science; data science.

**Alex Hill**| Assistant Professor | Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics | alex.hill@ubc.ca | 250.807.8919 | SCI 261

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Radio, optical, and computational astronomy. Interstellar gas, magnetic fields, and turbulence in and around the Milky Way. Photoionization and radiative transfer in interstellar gas. High velocity clouds. Cosmology and the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME).

**Courses & Teaching:**ASTR 210 (Physical Processes in the Universe), PHYS 321 (Stellar Astrophysics), ASTR 110/111/112 (Astrophysics I/Astronomy I), ASTR 120/121/122 (Astrophysics II/Astronomy II)

**Michelle Hilts**| Adjunct Professor | Medical Physics, Physics | mhilts@bccancer.bc.ca

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Brachytherapy for breast cancer; 3D radiation dosimetry.

**Cornelia Hoehr**| Adjunct Professor | Medical Physics, Physics | choehr@triumf.ca

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Medical isotopes; radiotherapy.

**John Hopkinson**| Associate Professor of Teaching | Physics | john.hopkinson@ubc.ca | 250.807.9504 | SCI 258

**Research Interests:**Condensed matter theory: geometrically frustrated magnetism (spin ice, spin liquid, dimer models); hubbard ladders; mesoscopic physics; heavy fermion quantum criticality.

**Courses & Teaching:**First year physics; thermodynamics; statistical mechanics; particle physics; electromagnetism; solid state physics.

**X. Joan Hu**| Honourary Affiliate | Statistics | joanh@stat.sfu.ca

**Research Interests:**Event history data; longitudinal data with latent classes; marked point processes with a spatial correlation.

**Courses & Teaching:**STAT-285. Intermediate Probability and Statistics, Fall 2018 STAT-445/645. Applied Multivariate Analysis, Spring 2019 STAT-854. Biometrics, Spring 2019

**Dominic Huang**| MSc Student | Computer Science, Mathematics | dominic.huang@ubc.ca | FIP 309

**Courses & Teaching:**MATH 100

**Bowen Hui (On Leave)**| Associate Head Undergraduate, Associate Professor of Teaching | Computer Science | bowen.hui@ubc.ca | 250.807.9353 | SCI 257

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Learning analytics; computer science education; decision making under uncertainty; probabilistic user modeling; human-computer interaction cost models; experiment design and analysis.

**Courses & Teaching:**Digital citizenship; computer programming; principles of computer science; human computer interaction; software engineering.

**Derek Hyde**| Adjunct Professor | Medical Physics, Physics | dhyde2@bccancer.bc.ca

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Image-guided radiation therapy for high-precision treatments.

**Alexander Francis Iannantuono**| MSc Student | Mathematics | alexander.iannantuono@ubc.ca

**Research Interests:**Mathematical Optimization, Optimal Transport and Distributed Computing

**Pourang Irani**| Professor | Computer Science | pourang.irani@ubc.ca | 250.807.8536 | FIP 304

**Research Interests:**Human-computer interaction; information visualization; ubiquitous interfaces; visual analytics; immersive technologies; persuasive health; input devices.

**Courses & Teaching:**Human-computer interaction; research methodologies; user interface design; visual analytics; ubiquitous computing; immersive technologies.

**Marium-E Jannat**| MSc Student | Computer Science | jannat08@student.ubc.ca

**Gabriel Jarry-Bolduc**| PhD Student, Sessional Lecturer | Mathematics | gabjarry@alumni.ubc.ca | FIP 310

**Research Interests:**Mathematics (Optimization). Gradient approximations, Hessian approximations and their application in derivative-free algorithms

**Tenzin Jinpa**| MSc Student | Computer Science | tenzin.jinpa@ubc.ca

**Andrew Jirasek**| Associate Head Graduate, Professor | Medical Physics, Physics | andrew.jirasek@ubc.ca | 250.807.8812 | ASC 354

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Medical physics; radiation oncology physics; Raman spectroscopy; 3D radiation dosimetry.

**Courses & Teaching:**Medical physics; quantum mechanics; data and image processing.

**Zenab Kutubuddin Kagdiwala**| MSc Student | Computer Science | zenabk@mail.ubc.ca

**Research Interests:**MSc Optimization

**Theresa Keeler**| Department Assistant | Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, Medical Physics, Physics, Statistics | cmps.okanagan@ubc.ca | 250.807.8351 | SCI 200

**Mohamad Khajezade**| PhD Student | Computer Science | Khajezad@mail.ubc.ca

**Reza Khanbabaie**| Lecturer | Physics | reza.khan@ubc.ca | 250.807.8356 | ASC 286

**Research Interests:**Brain Physics (Neurophysics); Neuroscience; Neural Networks; EEG & fMRI; Graph Theory, and Neuroeducation

**Courses & Teaching:**PHYS 231 and PHYS 301

**Karanmeet Khatra**| MSc Student | Computer Science | karan26@student.ubc.ca

**Manish Krishan Lal**| Sessional Lecturer | Mathematics | manish.krishanlal@ubc.ca | FIP 310

**Michael Kudla**| PhD Student | Medical Physics | michaelkudla@alumni.ubc.ca

**Pradeep Kumar Mahato**| MSc Student | Computer Science | pradeep.mahato@alumni.ubc.ca | ASC 164

**Tenzin Kunkyab**| PhD Student | Medical Physics | tenzin.kunkyab@alumni.ubc.ca

**Michael Lamey**| Adjunct Professor | Medical Physics | michael.lamey@bccancer.bc.ca

Graduate student supervisor

**Thomas Landecker**| Adjunct Professor | Astrophysics | tlandeck@mail.ubc.ca

**Research Interests:**radio polarization, magnetic fields, interstellar medium, supernova remnants, antennas, radio astronomy instrumentation

**Patricia Lasserre**| Associate Professor | Computer Science | patricia.lasserre@ubc.ca | 250.807.9502 | ADM 119B

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Active learning techniques for computer science; developing tools for learning, computational thinking and design thinking; application of HCI tools and techniques to improve teaching and learning.

**Courses & Teaching:**Programming; computer vision; HCI; project management; security.

**Ramon Lawrence**| Professor | Computer Science, Data Science | ramon.lawrence@ubc.ca | 250.807.9390 | ASC 349

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Database systems and data analytics including data integration; analysis of large-scale scientific data sets and embedded databases for Internet of Things applications; software engineering and system development.

**Courses & Teaching:**Database systems and data analytics; software development.

**Nikolai Lesack**| MSc Student | Medical Physics | nikolai.lesack@alumni.ubc.ca

**Janelle Lessard**| Senior Department Assistant | Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics | janelle.lessard@ubc.ca | SCI 387

**Yves Lucet**| Associate Head - Computer Science, Professor | Computer Science, Mathematics | yves.lucet@ubc.ca | 250.807.9505 | SCI 200C

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Computational mathematics, optimization and convex analysis; modeling; model road design to minimize construction costs under safety and environmental constraints; creating algorithms for computer-aided convex analysis; visualizing operators in 2D, 3D, and 4D.

**Courses & Teaching:**Optimization; data structures.

**Vsevolod (Seva) Lynov**| Sessional Lecturer | Computer Science | v.lynov@ubc.ca | FIP 309

**Courses & Teaching:**COSC 122; COSC 101.

**Devon Walker MacNeil**| MSc Student | Computer Science | me_the_d@hotmail.com

**Jakob Marshall**| MSc Student | Medical Physics | j.marshall@ubc.ca

**Daniel Maxime**| Postdoctoral Research Fellow | Computer Science | maxime.daniel@ubc.ca

**Heather Louise Mehain**| MSc Student | Computer Science | heathermehain@hotmail.ca

**Marie-Pierre Milette**| Adjunct Professor | Medical Physics, Physics | marie-pierre.milette@ubc.ca

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Treatment planning optimization; treatment verification.

**Kirsty Milligan**| Postdoctoral Fellow | Medical Physics | k.milligan@ubc.ca

**Abdallah Mohamed**| Associate Professor of Teaching | Computer Science | abdallah.mohamed@ubc.ca | 250.807.8247 | SCI 108

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Software engineering; decision support systems (model driven and data driven); component-based software development; creative higher education.

**Courses & Teaching:**Computer fluency; computer creativity; programming; database systems; machine architecture; parallel computing.

**Firas Moosvi**| Lecturer | Computer Science, Data Science, Physics | firas.moosvi@ubc.ca | SCI 393

**Research Interests:**Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; Medical Physics; Learning Analytics

**Courses & Teaching:**Introductory Physics, Data Science, Data Visualization, Scientific computation and Programming. COSC 301; DATA 301; PHYS 111.

**Hiroko Nakahara**| Laboratory Program Manager | Physics | hiroko.nakahara@ubc.ca | 250.807.9620 | SCI 239B

**Apurva Narayan**| Affiliate Professor | Computer Science, Data Science | apurva.narayan@ubc.ca | 250.807.8272

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Artificial intelligence/machine learning with emphasis on explainable AI/ML and quantum machine learning; data mining; data analytics, safety and security of cyber physical systems; software engineering; graph theoretic analysis of complex systems; decision making under uncertainty.

**Courses & Teaching:**Machine learning; Data structures; Data mining and analytics; Software engineering.

**Pinku Nath**| MSc Student | Computer Science | pinku@alumni.ubc.ca

**Murray Neuman**| Associate Professor Emeritus | Physics | murray.neuman@ubc.ca

**Research Interests:**Discrimination and separation of microscopic particles by optical and electromechanical methods; time series analysis; applications include possible development of new medical diagnostic methods based on physical sorting of different kinds of biological cells.

**Courses & Teaching:**Classical and quantum mechanics; optics; fluids; environmental physics.

**Christa Nyarko Osei (On Leave)**| Department Administrative Assistant | Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics | christa.nyarkoosei@ubc.ca | 250.807.9529 | SCI 200

**Andrew Ogilvy**| PhD Student | Medical Physics | andrew.ogilvy@ubc.ca

**Anna Ordog**| Postdoctoral Research Fellow | Physics | anna.ordog@ubc.ca

**Islam Osman**| PhD Student | Computer Science | islam090@mail.ubc.ca

**Nadir Ould-Khessal**| PhD Student | Computer Science | nkhessal@okanagan.bc.ca

**Maulik Parmar**| PhD Student | Computer Science | maulik20@student.ubc.ca

**Rasika Rajapakshe**| Adjunct Professor | Computer Science, Medical Physics | rasika.rajapakshe@ubc.ca | FIP 357

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Medical imaging; deep learning in medical imaging; web and mobile technologies in health care; health and medical imaging informatics; cancer risk modeling; decision support systems in oncology.

**Courses & Teaching:**Introduction to medical imaging; medical imaging informatics; deep learning in medical imaging.

**Kyle Ranslam**| MSc Student | Computer Science | kranslam@student.ubc.ca

**Bradley Rey**| Sessional Instructor, Sessional Instructor | Computer Science | bradley.rey@ubc.ca | FIP 309

**Ashlee Robinson (On Leave)**| Senior Department Assistant | Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics | ashlee.robinson@ubc.ca | 250.807.8866 | SCI 383

**Tim Robishaw**| Adjunct Professor | Astrophysics | tim.robishaw@ubc.ca

**Research Interests:**Magnetic fields, interstellar medium, radio astronomy, spectropolarimetry, molecular clouds and masers.

**Gema Rodríguez-Pérez**| Assistant Professor | Computer Science | gerope@mail.ubc.ca | 250.807.8331 | FIP 302

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Empirical Software Engineering; mining software repositories; bug localization and prediction; diversity-and social-aspects in Software Engineering.

**Giselle Sanderson**| Undergraduate Academic Programs Assistant | Education | giselle.sanderson@ubc.ca | 250.807.9459 | EME 3121

**Debangsha Sarkar**| MSc Student | Computer Science | dsarkar@mail.ubc.ca

**Muhammad Waseem Sarwar**| MSc Student | Computer Science | waseemsarwar103@gmail.com

**Ramin Shahbazi**| Computer Science | ramin20@mail.ubc.ca

**Rishab Sharma**| MSc Student | Computer Science | rishab.sharma@alumni.ubc.ca

**Mohamed Shehata**| Associate Professor | Computer Science | mohamed.sami.shehata@ubc.ca | 250.807.9063 | SCI 256

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Computer vision; video and image processing; intelligent cameras; biomedical applications; new algorithms for emerging industrial applications and software design of video surveillance systems.

**Xiaoping Shi**| Assistant Professor | Mathematics, Statistics | xiaoping.shi@ubc.ca | 250.807.9289 | FIP 305

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Change point analysis; saddle point approximation; inverse moment approximation; k-sample inference, and cluster analysis.

**Ethan Sim**| MSc Student | Statistics | ethansim@outlook.com

**Peter Simpson**| Professor | Physics | peter.simpson@ubc.ca | 250.807.8803 | EME 3157

**Shambhavi Singh**| PhD Student, Sessional Instructor | Mathematics | sambha@student.ubc.ca | FIP 310

**Javad Tavakoli**| Professor | Mathematics | javad.tavakoli@ubc.ca | 250.807.9535 | SCI 114

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**information geometry, topological data analysis, queueing theory and applications in telecommunication systems, random walks in quarter plane and applications in probability modeling.

**Courses & Teaching:**Recent teaching: Algebraic Number Theory, Abstract Algebra I & II, Stochastic Processes, Queueing Theory, Calculus (all levels), Topology, AlgebraicTopology, Topological Data Analysis and many Directed Studies in different areas in Math.

**Ladan Tazik**| Sessional Lecturer | Data Science | ladan.tazik@ubc.ca | FIP 310

**Tony Teke**| Adjunct Professor | Medical Physics, Physics | tteke2@bccancer.bc.ca

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Monte Carlo modeling; 4 Pi treatment planning optimization and verification; 4D dose calculation; SBRT/SRS; quality assurance tests for trajectory treatments.

**Sonya Thomlinson**| MDS Career Advisor | Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics | sonya.thomlinson@ubc.ca | 250.807.8488 | SCI 388

**John Thompson**| Assistant Professor | Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics | john.thompson@ubc.ca | 250.807.8149 | ASC 348

**Research Interests:**Nonparametric statistics, distance metric learning, clustering, change-point analysis; Applications to wildfire science, behavioural finance and climate finance.

**Courses & Teaching:**Advanced regression. Environmetrics.

**Paul Tsopméné**| Assistant Professor of Teaching | Mathematics, Statistics | paul.tsopmene@ubc.ca | 250.807.8386 | SCI 259

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Algebraic topology; calculus of functors and its applications to embeddings including knots and links; manifold calculus; homotopy theory; graph complexes

**Courses & Teaching:**Calculus; Matrix Algebra

**Rebecca Tyson**| Professor | Mathematics | rebecca.tyson@ubc.ca | 250.807.8766 | SCI 386

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Mathematical biology and spatial ecology; mathematical models of ecological systems; the development and analysis of mathematical and computational models; cyclic predator-prey populations.

**Courses & Teaching:**Mathematical biology; partial differential equations; ordinary differential equations; numerical analysis.

**Yann Vestring**| PhD Student | Mathematics | yannvestring@yahoo.fr

**Dan Vollick**| Associate Professor | Physics | dan.vollick@ubc.ca | 250.807.9512 | SCI 264

**Research Interests:**General relativity; black holes; cosmology; string theory.

**Courses & Teaching:**Electromagnetic field theory; quantum mechanics; general relativity.

**Irene Vrbik**| Assistant Professor of Teaching | Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics | irene.vrbik@ubc.ca | 250.807.8872 | SCI 104

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Mixture models; supervised and unsupervised learning; computational statistics and biostatistics.

**Courses & Teaching:**Statistics, data science.

**Reece Walsh**| MSc Student, Sessional Instructor | Computer Science | rkwalsh@alumni.ubc.ca | FIP 310

**Shawn / Xianfu Wang**| Professor | Mathematics | shawn.wang@ubc.ca | 250.807.9524 | ASC 351

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Variational analysis; convex analysis; optimization; classical analysis; optimization applications in signal processing; statistics; communications.

**Courses & Teaching:**Optimization; analysis; calculus.

**Dongying Wang**| PhD Student | Statistics | wdy@mail.ubc.ca

**Ziyuan Wang**| PhD Student | Mathematics | ziyuan.wang@alumni.ubc.ca

**Mitchell Wiebe**| MSc Student | Medical Physics | mitchell.wiebe@alumni.ubc.ca

**Amy Wiebe**| Assistant Professor | Mathematics | amy.wiebe@ubc.ca | 250.807.8806 | SCI 110

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Combinatorics; discrete geometry; realization spaces of polytopes and matroids; interaction of problems in combinatorics with applied algebraic geometry and optimization; equiangular lines and combinatorial problems arising from applications to digital communications.

**Eric Wright**| Adjunct Professor | Medical Physics, Physics | Eric.Wright@bccancer.bc.ca

Graduate student supervisor

**Research Interests:**Image-Guided RT; surface-guided RT; motion management in RT; quality control.

**Yas Yamin**| Sessional Lecturer | Physics, Statistics | yas.yamin@ubc.ca | 250.807.8775 | SCI 238B

**Research Interests:**Heterogeneous catalysis; functional surfaces; nano science; photocatalysis; air and water treatment.

**Courses & Teaching:**PHYS, DATA, STAT

**Qiduan Yang**| Associate Professor Emeritus | Mathematics | qiduan.yang@ubc.ca | 250.807.9540

**Research Interests:**Representations of symmetric and alternating groups; galois groups of polynomials; algebraic number theory.

**Courses & Teaching:**Calculus; linear algebra; abstract algebra.

**Xinmin Yang**| Honourary Affiliate | Mathematics | xmyang@cqnu.edu.cn

**Research Interests:**Convex analysis; optimization; variational analysis.

**Courses & Teaching:**Convex analysis; vector optimization; multiobjective optimization.

**Amir Hossein Zeinali Kalkhoran**| MSc Student | Computer Science | ah.zeinali94@gmail.com

**Claire Zhang**| PhD Student | Medical Physics | xyclaire@mail.ubc.ca

**Research Interests:**Permanent breast seed implant brachytherapy

**Congsong Zhang**| PhD Student | Computer Science | congsong@mail.ubc.ca

**Yiqiang Zhao**| Honourary Affiliate | Mathematics | yiqiang.zhao@ubc.ca

**Research Interests:**Block-structured Markov processes and matrix-analytic methods; censoring technique and factorizations; mean-field interaction modelling in networks; quasi-stationary behaviour; tail asymptotics and kernel methods.

**Courses & Teaching:**Advanced queues; queuing networks.