Centre News

Gerda De Vries (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences)Our October 2015 Instructor of the Month
Gerda De Vries is a professor in the department of mathematical and statistical sciences, one of the Faculty's two teaching fellows, and winner of numerous teaching awards.

Two professors earn Royal Society honours
Canada’s oldest scholarly institute recognizes outstanding contributors to mathematical biology and engineering.

University of Alberta Professor Garners Outstanding Math Teaching Award
Gerda de Vries to receive 2014 CMS Excellence in Teaching Award

Polar Bears – Peter Molnar PhD 2009
Péter's PhD Thesis involved developing energy budget models that link changes in the life history and demography of bears (e.g., reduced litter sizes, later age of first reproduction, reduced cub and adult survival) to climatic conditions.

In 2007, 2010 and again in 2011, Péter's research with Mark Lewis, Centre for Mathematical Biology, Andrew Derocher, Dept of Biological Sciences, and Tin Klanjscek, Dept for Marine and Environmental Research, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia, has been covered worldwide. .

Feature Alumni, Raluca Eftmie – PhD 2008
Working out the mathematics behind random behaviour
January 2010, Science Contours - University of Alberta

Math goes viral

U of A education professor, Stephen Norris, and mathematics professor, Gerda de Vries, used the West Nile virus as a theoretical tool when they designed materials for use in an advanced high-school math course.
December 2009, ExpressNews - University of Alberta

CAIMS*SCMAI Doctoral Dissertation Award 2008
The 2008 CAIMS/SCMAI Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award was awarded to Raluca Eftimie for her PhD Thesis, Modelling Animal Group Formation. This award was established by the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) to recognize and to publicize an outstanding PhD thesis in Applied Mathematics defended at a Canadian University during the calendar year prior to the year of the award.