PIMS Welcomes Prof. Wenyuan Liao: New Site Director at the University of Calgary.

  • Date: 06/14/2022
PIMS is pleased to welcome Professor Wenyuan Liao as the new Site Director representing the University of Calgary. Professor Liao will begin his three-year term on July 1, 2022. A professor of mathematics at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Professor Liao’s primary research is based in numerical analysis and scientific computation. He focuses on the development and analysis of accurate and efficient numerical methods for partial differential equations and the related inverse problems.


Professor Liao received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics in August 2003 from Mississippi State University. He then took on postdoctoral fellowships at Virginia Tech and McMaster Universities before joining the University of Calgary as a tenure-track assistant professor in 2007. He has been actively involved in various PIMS activities for the past 15 years, including the organization of the PIMS Lunchbox Lecture Series. Professor Liao’s appointment as Site Director is a natural continuation of this work with PIMS, and we look forward to his continued involvement in research and academic administration.


PIMS is grateful to Professor Kristine Bauer, whose work as University of Calgary Site Director has been exemplary. In particular, Professor Bauer co-founded and helped secure provincial funding for the PIMS Math to Power Industry Program. She will join the PIMS directorate on July 1, 2022, as Co-Director, Industry.