Marni Mishna Appointed PIMS Deputy Director

  • Date: 06/04/2019

Marni Mishna


The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Marni Mishna has been appointed PIMS Deputy Director effective as of July 1, 2019.

Marni Mishna is a Professor of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University. Originally from Edmonton, Marni successively obtained degrees in pure mathematics from the University of Waterloo, Simon Fraser University and the Université du Québec à Montréal. She held an NSERC Postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Bordeaux and the Fields Institute in Toronto before returning to Simon Fraser as faculty in 2005. Her distinctions include an NSERC University Faculty Award, and numerous invited positions in France.

Marni is an expert in combinatorics. Her research investigates interactions between discrete structures and many diverse areas such as representation theory, functional equations, and algebraic geometry. Her specialty is the development of analytic tools to study the large-scale behaviour of discrete objects. She is a leader within the international combinatorics community, and has organized several major conferences, workshops and schools.

PIMS would like to express its appreciation for the valuable contributions made by Dr. Anthony Quas, the outgoing PIMS Interim Deputy Director and current PIMS Site Director at the University of Victoria.