I am currenty a professor in computer science at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan campus).
My research is at the boundary between Mathematics and Computer Science and is roughly split into 3 directions:
- designing new algorithms in Computer-Aided Convex Analysis to compute operators arising in convex analysis. The focus is on building tools to manipulate fundamental convex analysis objects thereby giving more insight into the structure of optimization problems. The field is conveniently summarized as Computational Convex Analysis and involves investigating hybrid symbolic-numerical algorithms.
- modeling and applications of optimization. My main project focuses on designing a road at minimal cost while still satisfying regulatory and safety constraints. It is a collaboration with colleagues in mathematics, statistics, and engineering; and in partnership with a private company.
- optimizing learning under a given time budget in computer science education.
Keywords: Computational mathematics, convex analysis, numerical optimization, modelling, and applications. Computer Science Education, active learning, flexible learning, team-based learning.
I am looking for graduate students who are interested in these topics especially to work on my current projects. If you are interested, please contact me. (There are ongoing graduate funding opportunities.)
UBC Okanagan offers Graduate degrees (both at the MSc and PhD level) in Optimization and in Mathematics. Join the Centre for Optimization Convex Analysis and Nonsmooth Analysis, an active, fun, small, but dedicated group of researchers and students with interest in Optimization and Analysis. Enjoy campus life in the beautiful city of Kelowna, at the shores of Lake Okanagan, and nestled right between the Rocky Mountains and Vancouver.