We are rapidly approaching the 6th Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics Conference here at Ryerson University. I’m the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee and things are hectic, but we are excited to host the conference. In honor of the event, I am reblogging an older post about the event. Enjoy, and see you soon at… Read More CanaDAM’17 at Ryerson
Supporting our students I’ve had the privilege over the last four years to serve as Associate Dean, Students and Programs in Graduate Studies at Ryerson University. Working in a Dean’s office has parts that are both rewarding and challenging, and I will miss the students I have met from every discipline and background. I’ve also… Read More Announcing the Emmy Noether Scholarship
CanaDAM The sixth Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics conference (or CanaDAM) will be held June 12-15, 2017 at my home institution of Ryerson University in Toronto. CanaDAM focuses on the theory and application of discrete mathematics. This includes areas such as graph theory and networks, coding theory, enumeration, combinatorial designs and algorithms, and many others. The meeting… Read More CanaDAM’17 at Ryerson
When visiting the Curie Museum in Paris this May, I became aware that much of Marie Curie’s later work was devoted to the medical uses of radiation. Here was one of the most brilliant scientists of all time, two-time nobel prize winner, with a clear view towards the applications of her theoretical work. While I had… Read More Mind and action
GRADCafe is a meeting. An experiment. A movement. It is a synthesis of the World Cafe technique for hosting large discussions, and a social event (with food!) for graduate students at Ryerson. The idea for GRADCafe came about in Graduate Studies out of a desire to engage our graduate students in a less formal setting… Read More GRADCafe: an experiment with positive results.