I am a Full Professor of Mathematics
(Mathematics, Irving K. Barber School).

News and Olds

Check out the page for the upcoming TR(U)BC Summer 2020 Workshop on Optimization (August 20, 2020)!

The Workshop on Variational Analysis and Optimization (August 12-13, 2019) is over and was a huge success!

The second edition of the book Convex Analysis and Monotone Operator Theory in Hilbert Spaces, written jointly with Patrick L. Combettes, Springer, has appeared in 2017.

Inaugural "Researcher of the Year" at UBCO (March 2009).
Daily Courier article March 16, 2009

"Blackboard Mavericks": Research Highlights at UBC Okanagan, 2008/09.

"The Sudoku Solution" (pdf version), Science News,

Receipient of the Governor General's Gold Medal (SFU News, Volume 9, No. 3, June 5, 1997)


Diplom-Mathematiker (with distinction), Department of Mathematics, Goethe University, Frankfurt, 1990.

Ph.D. in Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University, 1996.

Semantic Scholar

Google Scholar Citations

Genealogy thanks to the Mathematics Genealogy Project.

Erdös number: 3. In at least six different ways:

  • via Jon Borwein and Krishnaswami Alladi;
  • via Jon Borwein and David Preiss;
  • via Jon Borwein and Bruce Richmond;
  • via Frank Deutsch and Charles Chui;
  • via Osman Güler and Alan Hoffman;
  • via Eva Matoušková and David Preiss.

Learn more about the Erdős Number Project.