Thomas Hillen

Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences,
University of Alberta,
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G1


Since 2001 I am faculty member at the University of Alberta, where I am currently Graduate Chair. My area of research is Mathematical Biology, in particular partial differential equations and their applications to chemotaxis, pattern formation, cell movement, cancer modelling, and forest fire modelling. I think that leading edge research must be accompanied by dedicated teaching and supervision of students and postdocs. I have been very active in both, research, education and supervision.

I have served the Canadian applied mathematics communities as director of the Applied Mathematics Institute in Alberta, as section chair for applied mathematics at NSERC, as a MITACS project leader, and currently as CAIMS representative in the MNLC (Math-NSERC Liaison Committee). I think that CAIMS plays an important role in Canada as it allows us to meet like-minded scientists and to focus our national and international activities.

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