The Royal Society of Canada announced its Class of 2021 on Sept. 7, 2021. There are some familiar names that we’d like to congratulate.
- Alejandro Adem of the Department of Mathematics at the University of British Columbia served on the CANSSI Board of Directors from 2012-2014 and was a supporter of CANSSI from the beginning.
- Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McMaster University has been the CANSSI representative at his school for many years.
- Richard Cook of the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo is a co-leader of the CANSSI Collaborative Research Team entitled Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Genetic Data with Survival Outcomes.
- Raymond Ng of the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia has collaborated with CANSSI on several data science initiatives.
- Boris Worm of the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University has been a member of two Collaborative Research Team projects: Towards Sustainable Fisheries: State Space Assessment Models for Complex Fisheries and Biological Data and Advancements to State-Space Models (SSMs) for Fisheries Science.
- Xuebin Zhang, a Senior Research Scientist at Environment and Climate Change Canada is currently a member of the CANSSI Board of Directors.
Congratulations to the newest Royal Society of Canada Fellows!
See below to find out more about their achievements. Descriptions taken from Royal Society of Canada Fellows | Class of 2021
ADEM, Alejandro | Department of Mathematics, The University of British Columbia
Alejandro Adem is an internationally recognized mathematical scientist and scholar, and one of Canada’s foremost experts in the field of algebraic topology. He has made important theoretical and calculational contributions to the cohomology of groups and topological symmetries, successfully applying them to solve long-standing conjectures. Through his versatile approach, Adem has opened fertile lines of research connecting areas such as representations, homotopy theory, orbifolds, and aspects of mathematical physics.
BALAKRISHNAN, Narayanaswamy | Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University
Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan is a world leader in Distribution Theory, Ordered Data Analysis, Reliability Analysis and Applied Probability. He is particularly known for his pioneering contributions to a wide range of areas in Applied Sciences and Engineering, through introduction of sophisticated models, development of efficient inferential methods and novel applications, and for his seminal books on theory and applications of Statistics and co-editing of the Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences.
COOK, Richard John | Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo
Richard Cook is a world leader in the development of statistical theory and methods for studying life history processes. His innovative modeling strategies for complex processes, and associated methods for the design and analysis of randomized trials and observational studies, have been highly influential both in statistics and in several areas of medical science.
NG, Raymond | Department of Computer Science, The University of British Columbia
Raymond Ng is the founding Director of the UBC Data Science Institute and a professor in Computer Science. He is also the Canada Research Chair in Data Science and Analytics. His research spans diverse topics in data science, data mining, text analytics and health informatics. His most cited research is on outlier detection and data clustering. He has co-led several large-scale genomic projects, specializing in biomarker identification and development.
WORM, Boris | Department of Biology, Dalhousie University
Boris Worm is an international leader in ocean biodiversity and conservation research. His work on the impacts of fishing, pollution, and climate change has raised public awareness of the perilous state of marine ecosystems and contributed towards science-based management solutions. As a founder of the Ocean School, developed in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada, he also works to foster ocean literacy and engagement for youth around the world.
ZHANG, Xuebin | Senior Research Scientist, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Xuebin Zhang is a climate scientist who uses observations and climate model simulations to unravel climate responses to human activities. He is recognized for his work linking human induced greenhouse gas to changes in mean and extreme temperature and precipitation. His research has significantly contributed to the understanding of changes in Canadian climate and its implications to different sectors such as infrastructure.