Simon Fraser University

The Simon Fraser University PIMS site office is located in the Technology and Science Complex (TASC) 2 building on the Burnaby campus of Simon Fraser University (Map).

Simon Fraser University
Scientific, Seminar
PIMS-CORDS SFU Operations Research Seminar: Julia Yan
November 2, 2023
Simon Fraser University
Shared rides, which pool individual riders into a single vehicle, are essential for mitigating congestion and promoting more sustainable urban transportation. However, major ridesharing platforms have long struggled to maintain a healthy and...
Scientific, Seminar
CORDS SFU Operations Research Seminar: Sharan Vaswani
October 19, 2023
Simon Fraser University
Stochastic gradient descent (SGD) is the standard optimization method for training machine learning (ML) models. SGD requires a step-size that depends on unknown problem-dependent quantities, and the choice of this step-size heavily influences the...
Scientific, Seminar
CORDS SFU Operations Research Seminar: Heinz Bauschke
October 5, 2023
Simon Fraser University
Projection operators are fundamental algorithmic operators in Analysis and Optimization. It is well known that these operators are firmly nonexpansive; however, their composition is generally only averaged and no longer firmly nonexpansive. We will...
Scientific, Seminar
SFU Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Jen Paulhus
October 12, 2023
Simon Fraser University
A well-known result on compact Riemann surfaces says that the automorphism group of any such surface is a finite group of bounded size (based on the genus of the surface). Additionally, the Riemann-Hurwitz formula gives us an expectation for when a...


Position Name Email Phone # Office
Education Coordinator - Simon Fraser University Joanna Niezen +1 (778) 782 4849 SCK10502
PIMS SFU Site Administrator Kenn Liu +1 (778) 782-6655 Big Data Hub, Rm 10936
PIMS Site Director - Simon Fraser University Razvan Fetecau (778) 782-6655
Name Position Research Interests Supervisor Year
Yanwen Luo PIMS Postdoctoral Fellow, Simon Fraser University Discrete &Computational Geometry Bojan Mohar 2023
Jane Shaw MacDonald PIMS Postdoctoral Fellow, Simon Fraser University Numerical Analysis John Stockie 2022
Amy Wiebe Postdoctoral Researcher Combinatorics Tamon Stephen 2021
Hansol Park Postdoctoral Researcher Partial Differential Equations Razvan Fetecau 2021
Eric Jones SFU Calculus of variations and optimal control David Sivak 2020
Marco Carmosino Postdoctoral Researcher Valentine Kabanets 2019
Shuxing Li Simon Fraser University Combinatorics Jonathan Jedwab 2019
Halyun Jeong University of British Columbia High Dimensional Data Analysis Ben Adcock 2018
Nick Dexter Simon Fraser University Numerical Analysis Ben Adcock 2018
Claire Boyer Statistics Ben Adcock 2016
Mattia Talpo University of British Columbia Algebraic Geometry Nathan Ilten 2016
Simone Brugiapaglia Simon Fraser University Stochastics Ben Adcock 2016
Fiachra John Knox Simon Fraser University Combinatorics Bojan Mohar 2015
Jens Bauch Simon Fraser University Number theory and algebraic geometry Nils Bruin 2015
Julien Courtial Simon Fraser University Combinatorics Marni Mishna 2014
Kui Yu Simon Fraser University Feature selection and probabilistic graphical models on high-dimensional data Jian Pei 2014
Peter Kling Simon Fraser University Computer Science and Combinatorics Petra Berenbrink 2014