Chennai floods, R.I.P. Barry Cooper, and NSERC EG

I was shocked to hear this morning about the devastating Chennai floods, leaving the city immobilized and many stranded at the airport. I visited Chennai in 2011 enroute to a conference in Coimbatore. The people there are resilient and resourceful, and I wish them all the best. For now, the organizers of the¬†International Conference on… Read More Chennai floods, R.I.P. Barry Cooper, and NSERC EG


I was excited to be asked to serve on the¬†NSERC DG’s Mathematics and Statistics Evaluation Group. For those not familiar with the Canadian academic grants scene, NSERC is the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, which holds annual competitions for grants for faculty in STEM disciplines. NSERC is part of the so-called tri-council, which includes… Read More NSERC