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School of Graduate Studies Calendar, 2014-2015 [-ARCHIVED CALENDAR-]

Computational Science and Engineering

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The School of Computational Science and Engineering (hereafter the School) is an equal partnership between the Faculties of Science and Engineering, with outreach to the School of Business and the Faculty of Health Sciences. The School of Computational Science and Engineering will produce highly qualified graduates who can develop and apply computational methodology to all areas of engineering and science. Graduates of the School will be employed by engineering design, information technology, financial, biotechnical industries, government and academic institutions. Educational programs will be at the Master’s (M. Eng. and M.Sc. with coursework and project, as well as M.A.Sc. and M.Sc. with thesis), and Ph.D. level. These will be of an interdisciplinary nature including core courses at the Master’s level and module-based topic courses at all levels.

Enquiries: 905 525-9140, Ext 26635

Faculty/Fall 2014

Distinguished University Professor

Simon S. Hakin, B.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc. (Birmingham), F.I.E.E.E., F.R.S.C./Electrical and Computer Engineering


Paul W. Ayers, B.Sc. (Lipscomb), Ph.D. (North Carolina, Chapel Hill)/ Chemistry/Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Alex B. Bain, B.Sc. (Toronto), M.Sc. (British Columbia), Ph.D. (Cambridge)/Chemistry
Suzanna Becker, B.A., M.Sc. (Queen’s), Ph.D. (Toronto)/Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
Patrick J. Bennett, B.Sc. (Tufts), Ph.D. (California, Berkeley)/Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour/Canada Research Chair in Vision Science
Ben Bolker, B.S. (Yale), Ph.D. (Cambridge)/Mathematics and Statistics
Samir E. Chidiac, B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D. (McMaster), P.Eng./Civil Engineering
Walter Craig, Ph.D. (Courant, N.Y.U.)/Mathematics & Statistics/Senior Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Analysis and its Application
Hugh Couchman, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Cambridge)/Physics & Astronomy/Scientific Director SHARCNET
Timothy Davidson, B.Eng. (Western Australia), D.Phil. (Oxford), P.Eng/Electrical & Computer Engineering/Canada ResearchChair in Communication Systems
Antoine Deza, M.Eng. (Ecole Nationale des Pontset Chaussées, Paris), Ph.D. (Tokyo Institute of Technology), P.Eng/Computing & Software/Canada Research Chair
David Earn, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Cambridge)/Mathematics & Statistics
Franya Franek, M.Sc., RNDr (Charles, Prague), Ph.D. (Toronto)/Computing & Software
G. Brian Golding, B.Sc. (Dalhousie), Ph.D. (Alberta)/Biology/Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics
Paul Higgs, B.A., Ph.D. (Cambridge)/Physics & Astronomy/Canada Research Chair in Biophysics
Thomas R. Hurd, B.Sc. (Queen’s). D.Phil. (Oxford)/Mathematics &Statistics
Pavlos S. Kanaroglou, B.Sc. (Athens), M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.(McMaster)/School of Geography and Earth Sciences/Canada Research Chair in Spatial Analysis
Nicholas Kevlahan, B.Sc. (British Columbia), Ph.D. (Cambridge)/Mathematics & Statistics
Thia Kirubarajan, B.A., M.A. (Cambridge, UK) M.S., Ph.D. (Connecticut, USA)/Electrical & Computer Engineering/Canada Research Chair in Information Fusion
Marilyn F. Lightstone, B.A.Sc. (Queen’s), M.A.Sc., Ph.D. (Waterloo), P.Eng./Mechanical Engineering
John C. Luxat, B.Sc. (Eng.) (Cape Town), M.Sc. (Cape Town), Ph.D.(Windsor), P. Eng./Engineering Physics/NSERC/UNENE Industrial Research Chair in Nuclear Safety Analysis
Vladimir Mahalec, Dipl. Ing. (Zagreb), Ph.D. (Houston), P. Eng./Chemical Engineering
Kathryn M. Murphy, Ph.D. (McMaster)/Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
Natalia Nikolova, Dipl. Eng. (TU - Varna, Bulgaria), Ph.D. (University of Electro Communications, Tokyo), P.Eng./Electrical & Computer Engineering/Canada Research Chair in High-frequency Electromagnetics
Dmitry Pelinovsky, M.S. (Nizhny Novogorod State, Russia), Ph.D. (Monash University, Australia)/Mathematics & Statistics
Sanzheng Qiao, B.S., M.S. (Shanghai Teacher’s College) M.S., Ph.D. (Cornell)/Computing & Software
Allison B. Sekuler, B.A. (Pomona College), Ph.D. (Psychology, UC Berkley)/Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour/Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience
An-Chang Shi, B.Sc. (Fudan), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Illinois)/Physics and Astronomy
Eric Sorensen, B.Sc., M.Sc., (Arhus), Ph.D. (California, Santa Cruz)/Physics and Astronomy
George Steiner, M. Sc. (Budapest), Ph.D. (Waterloo)/DeGroote School of Business
Dieter F.E. Stolle, B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D. (McMaster), P. Eng.,/Civil Engineering
William F. Smyth, B.A. (Toronto), M.Sc. (Ottawa), Ph.D. (Curtin), C.Eng., F.B.C.S., F.I.C.A.
Chris Swartz, B.Sc. (Eng) (Cape Town Ph.D). Wisconsin MAIChE/Chemical Engineering
Ioannis K. Tsanis, Dipl. Eng. (Thessaloniki), M.A.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto),P. Eng./Civil Engineering
Xialon Wu, B.Sc. (Wuhan University, China) Ph.D. (University of Calgary, Canada)/Electrical & Computer Engineering
Boris Zhorov, M.S c., Ph.D., D.Sc. (St. Petersburg, Russia)/Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences

Associate Professors

Christopher Anand, B.Math (Waterloo), M.Sc., Ph.D. (McGill)/Computing & Software
Mohamed Bakr, B.Sc., P.Eng. M.Sc. (Cairo University, Egypt), Ph.D.(McMaster)/Electrical & Computer Engineering
Ian Bruce, B. Eng., M. Eng., Ph.D. (McMaster), P. Eng./Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jonathan Dushoff, B.A. (Pennsylvania), Ph.D. (Princeton)/Biology
Randall S. Dumont, B.Sc. (University of Western Ontario), Ph.D. (University of Toronto)/Chemistry
Troy Farncombe, B.Sc. (Calgary), M.Sc., Ph.D. (British Columbia)/Radiology
Matheus Grasselli, B.Sc. (Sao Paulo), Ph.D. (King’s College London)/Mathematics & Statistics/SHARCNET Chair
Peijun Guo, B.Sc., M.A.Sc. (SWJTU), Ph.D. (Calgary)/Civil Engineering
Elkafi Hassini, B.Sc. (Bilkent), M.A.Sc., Ph.D. (Waterloo)/DeGroote School of Business
Aleksandar Jeremic, Dipl.Ing. (Belgrade), M.S., Ph.D. (Illinois at Chicago)/Electrical & Computer Engineering
George Karakostas, Dipl. Eng. (Patras), M.S.A., Ph.D. (Princeton)/Computing & Software
David Meyre, M.Sc. (USTL), D.E.A., Ph.D. (Paris-Grignon)
Ned Nedialkov, B.Sc. (Sophia University, Bulgaria), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)/Computing & Software
Michael Noseworthy, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Guelph), P.Eng/Electrical and Computer Engineering
Bartosz Protas, M.Sc. (Warsaw Univ. Technology), Ph.D. (Warsaw Univ. Technology and Université de Paris VI [Pierre et Marie Curie])/Mathematics & Statistics/SHARCNET Chair
Shahram Shirani, B.S. (Isfahan), M.Sc. (Amirkabir), Ph.D. (British Columbia, P.Eng/Electrical and Computer Engineering
Spencer Smith, B.Eng. C.S., M.Eng., Ph.D. (McMaster). P.Eng./Computing & Software
Allan Spence, B.Math. M.A.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (British Columbia),P.Eng/Mechanical Engineering
Jonathan Stone, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D./Biology/SHARCNET Chair/Origins Institute Director
Stephen Tullis, B.Sc., M.Sc., (Queen’s), Ph.D. (Cambridge), P.Eng./Mechanical Engineering
James Wadsley, B.Sc. (Monash), Ph.D. (Toronto) / Physics and Astronomy/SHARCNET Research Chair

Assistant Professor

Kai Huang, B.Sc. (Huazhong University of Science & Technology), M.Sc. (Tsinghua), Ph.D. (Georgia Institute of Technology)/DeGroote School of Business, Operations Management
Ranil Sonnadara, Ph.D. (Sugery and Research & High Performance Computing Services)
Li Xi (Chemical Engineering)

Adjunct Members

Jan Modersitzki, Dipl. Math., Dr. rer. Nat. (Hamburg), Habil. (Luebeck)
Douglas Moseley, B. Math (Waterloo), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Western)
Michael Sharpe, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Western)
Tamás Terlaky, Ph.D. (Loránd Eötvös, Budapest)

Professor Emeritus

J.W. Bandler, B.Sc.(Eng.), Ph.D., D.Sc.(Eng.) (London), D.I.C.(Imperial College), F.I.E.E.E., F.I.E.E., F.E.I.C., F.R.S.C., C.Eng., P.Eng./Electrical & Computer Engineering

Facilities and Research

The members of the School have active research programs in a variety of aspects and applications of computational engineering and science. The list of available research topics includes industrially strategic areas such as process control, algorithm design, financial mathematics, materials properties and manufacturing, simulation of polymer processing, casting, semiconductor design, photonics, structural analysis and nanotechnology, bioinformatics and brain modeling and neurosciences. McMaster University also offers a unique environment in Canada, boasting some of the world’s leading computational resources, and an organizational culture that facilitates multidisciplinary endeavours. The departments of Computing and Software, and Material Science and Engineering, are affiliated with both the Faculties of Engineering and Science. Also, active cooperation channels exist via the Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research and the McMaster Nuclear Reactor with high quality researchers involved from both faculties. McMaster University is also a major partner in the recently formed Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network (SHARCnet), currently among the leading high-performance computing centers in the world. A significant fraction of funding for this research at McMaster University comes from industrial support. To the potential graduates, research in any of the Computational and Engineering Science research fields will provide not only in-depth training in topics that require advanced computational skills but will also expose students to cutting edge, industrially relevant multidisciplinary training. This combination will provide access to the industrial job market of the future.


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