University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia PIMS site office is located in the Earth Sciences Building at the University of British Columbia.

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UBC Earth Science Building
Scientific, Seminar
Math Biology Seminar: Cody Palmer
May 16, 2018
University of British Columbia
Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) is a vector-borne disease endemic to rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. Over the last 150 years the disease has been a serious challenge to the people of Africa, with multiple outbreaks resulting the deaths of...
Scientific, Seminar
PIMS-CRM-FIELDS Prize Lecture: Jeremy Quastel
October 19, 2018
University of British Columbia
A video of this event is available on mathtube.org. The (1d) KPZ universality class contains random growth models, directed random polymers, stochastic Hamilton-Jacobi equations (e.g. the eponymous Kardar-Parisi-Zhang equation). It is characterized...
Scientific, Seminar
Math Biology Seminar: Alejandra Herrera
May 30, 2018
University of British Columbia
STORM is a super-resolution technique that uses photoswitchable fluorophores to achieve resolutions at or below 20nm. A downside of STORM is the possibility of recording several blinks from one fluorophore, affecting the estimation of the number of...
Scientific, Seminar
Math Biology Seminar: Matthew Osmond
June 13, 2018
University of British Columbia
Environmental challenges, such as pollution and anti-biotics, can cause populations to decline towards extinction. But declining populations can also be rescued from extinction by sufficiently fast adaptive evolution. In this talk I’ll describe some...
Scientific, Seminar
Math Biology Seminar: Eric Cytrynbaum
May 2, 2018
University of British Columbia
In growing plant cells, parallel ordering of microtubules (MTs) influences the direction of cell expansion. Models of MT growth in the plane and on polyhedral surfaces have shown that growing-MT encounters lead to the formation of ordered arrays. The...
Scientific, Seminar
Math Biology Seminar: Lisanne Rens
April 25, 2018
University of British Columbia
Morphogenesis, the shaping of organisms, organs and tissues is driven by chemical signals and physical forces. It is still poorly understood how cells are able to collectively form intricate patterns, like for instance vascular networks. In...
Scientific, Seminar
Math Biology Seminar: Marie Auger-Méthé
May 9, 2018
University of British Columbia
Predicting the impacts of environmental change on species requires a mechanistic understanding of biological processes such as foraging, migration, and reproduction. However, the continuous behavioural data needed to assess how these processes change...

Directions

The PIMS offices are located on the 4th floor of the Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall). If using the elevator, our offices will be directly across when you get to the 4th floor. If using the main staircase, the offices will be to your right once you reach the 4th floor.

Airport to PIMS UBC by Bus

From Vancouver Airport (YVR), take the Canada Line Skytrain to Broadway City Hall Station. Get off the platform and walk up to street level. Cross the street and you should see the #99Bline UBC stop outside the Lululemon store. You can take this bus all the way out to UBC. Detailed route information is available through translink's route planner or via google maps. See translink's fare page for up to date prices.

Airport to PIMS UBC by car

To drive from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to UBC, follow signs for Vancouver City Center when leaving the airport. After crossing the Arthur Laing bridge, follow 70th avenue/Marine Drive all the way out to UBC's Point Grey campus. The PIMS offices are in the Earth Science Building on Main Mall which doesn't permit vehicular traffic. The nearest parking lot (or drop off point for Taxis) is on West Mall near the West Parkade at the intersection of West Mall and Bio. Sciences Road (see this map).

Downtown Vancouver to PIMS UBC by car

When leaving Downtown Vancouver, follow signs for UBC (see this map).

Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal to PIMS UBC by car

Follow directions for Vancouver airport until you reach the City of Vancouver, then follow the directions above for travelling from the airport.

US Border to PIMS UBC by car

Follow directions for Vancouver until you reach the City of Vancouver, then follow the directions above for travelling to PIMS from the airport. Please make sure you have the correct travel documents and follow instructions

Travelling between UBC and SFU by bus

There are many public transit options for travel between UBC and SFU but please note the universities are at opposite ends of Vancouver (SFU is actually in Burnaby) and travel can take an hour or more. Visit Translink for more travel options.

Staff

Position Name Email Phone # Office
PIMS Site Director - University of British Columbia Brian Marcus marcus@math.ubc.ca +1 (604) 328-1471 Math Building 218
Chief Operations Officer Denise Feighan denise@pims.math.ca (604) 822-1522 Room 4158
Technology Manager Ian Allison iana@pims.math.ca (778) 991-1522 Room 4126
Communications Manager Krysten Casumpang communications@pims.math.ca
Communications and Event Assistant Lisa Sammoh lisa@pims.math.ca (604)822-3922 ESB4166
Education Coordinator Melania Alvarez melania@pims.math.ca (604) 822-0404 Room 4164
Executive Assistant Oscar Cetnarowski executive-assistant@pims.math.ca (604) 822-3922 ESB4173
Director Özgür Yilmaz director@pims.math.ca (604) 822-0406 Room 4162
Finance Manager Rozalia Mate rozalia@pims.math.ca (604) 822-3782 Room 4172
Program and Communications Manager Ruth Situma ruths@pims.math.ca (604) 822-3611 Room 4168
Name Original Location In Out
Seick Kim Yonsei University
17 January 2022
22 January 2022
Perla Kfoury University of Toulouse
07 October 2021
27 October 2021
Stefan Le Coz University of Toulouse
07 October 2021
29 October 2021
Hui Chen Zhejiang University of Science
01 September 2021
01 September 2022
Takahisa Inui Osaka University
01 September 2021
01 September 2022
Rustum Choksi McGill University
07 August 2021
31 December 2021
Name Position Research Interests Supervisor Year
Jakwang Kim PIMS Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia Statistics Young-Heon Kim 2023
Lucas Teyssier PIMS-Simons Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia Probability Theory & Stochastic Processes Jonathan Hermon 2023
Paul Péringuey PIMS Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia Number Theory Greg Martin 2023
Sarah Dijols PIMS Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia Representation Theory Julia Gordon 2023
Gai Guodong PIMS Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia Fluid Mechanics Anthony Wachs 2022
Nabarun Deb PIMS Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia Optimal Transportation Young-Heon Kim 2022
Nicholas Rouse PIMS Postdoctoral Researcher, University of British Columbia Low Dimension Topology Ben Williams 2022
Timon Salar Gutleb PIMS Postdoctoral Researcher, University of British Columbia Numerical Analysis Christoph Ortner 2022
Anirudh Asuri Mukundan Postdoctoral Researcher Fluid Mechanics Anthony Wachs 2021
Evan Miller Postdoctoral Researcher Partial Differential Equations Tai-Peng Tsai 2021
Wenzhao Chen Postdoctoral Researcher Manifolds and Cell Complexes Liam Watson 2021
Babru Joshi University of British Columbia High Dimensional Data Analysis Özgür Yilmaz 2019
Brian Freidin Postdoctoral Researcher, University of British Columbia Differential geometry Jingyi Chen 2019
Hugo Lavenant University of British Columbia Partial Differential Equations Young-Heon Kim 2019
Thomas Budzinski University of British Columbia Probability 2019
Arthur Ghigo University of British Columbia Fluid Mechanics Anthony Wachs 2018
Jishnu Ray University of British Columbia Number Theory Sujatha Ramdorai 2018
Jongchon Kim University of British Columbia Fourier Analysis Malabika Pramanik 2018
Yifan Sun University of British Columbia Computer Science Michael Friedlander 2018
Fei Hu University of British Columbia Geometric Topology Zinovy Reichstein 2017
Nguyen Lam University of British Columbia Partial Differential Equations Nassif Ghoussoub 2016
Nicolau Sarquis Aiex Geometric Analysis Jingyi Chen 2016
Tobias Huxol University of British Columbia Geometric Analysis Ailana Fraser 2016
Abbas Mehrabian University of British Columbia Optimization Nick Harvey 2015
Justin Tzou University of British Columbia Applied Partial Differential Equations Michael Ward 2015
Mathav Murugan University of British Columbia Probability Gordon Slade 2015
Richárd Balka University of British Columbia Probability Ed Perkins 2015
Duncan R. Hewitt University of British Columbia Fluid Mechanics Neil Balmforth 2014
Khoa Dang Nguyen University of Calgary Diophantine geometry and algebraic dynamics Dragos Ghioca 2014