Postdoctoral Fellows:


Thesis Supervision

Wenyuan Wu Geometric Symbolic-Numeric Methods for Differential and Algebraic Systems PhD  2003-2007  
Wenqin Zhou Symbolic Computation Techniques for Solving Large Expression Problems from Mathematics and Engineering PhD  2003-2007 co-supervisor with D.J.Jeffrey
Robin Scott Approximate Gröbner Bases – a Backwards Approach MSc  2004-2006  
Silvana Ilie  Complexity of DAE Solving PhD  2001-2005 co-supervisor with R. Corless
Yang Zhang Algorithms for noncommutative differential operators PhD 2000-2004 co-supervisor with M. Giesbrecht, U of Waterloo
Feng Xie Analysis of nonlinear Schrödinger Equations MSc  2001-2002 principal supervisor  (with R. Valluri)
Allan Wittkopf  Algorithms and Implementations for Differential Elimination PhD 1997-2004 co-supervisor with M. Monagan, SFU
Colin Rust Rankings of Derivatives for Elimination Algorithms and Solvability of Analytic PDEs PhD 1995-1998 co-supervised with W. Fulton, U. of Chicago
A. Boulton New Symmetries From Old MSc  1991-1993 co-supervised with G. Bluman, UBC

Undergraduate Student Thesis Supervision:

2006-07  Shannon Collinson Numerical Solutions of PDEs and Applications (with H. Rassmussen)
2003-04 Robin Scott Symbolic-Numeric Methods for Differential-Algebraic Equations
2002-03 Greg Ludziejewski Differential-Algebraic Equations: Solutions and Applications
2001-02 Joe Bonasia The Symbol Space: Involutive Rank Conditions for the approximate symmetries of ODE and PDE
2001-02 Chris Smith Further Development in HomotopySolve for Maple 7 

Other Research Supervision:



Supervisory Committees:  (* denotes supervisor)

Derek Liang  PhD in progress (D. Jeffrey*, G. Reid, P. Yu) Wenyuan Wu PhD 2007 (G. Reid*, R. Corless, D. Jeffrey)
Wenqin Zhou PhD 2007 (G. Reid*, R. Corless, D. Jeffrey*) Azar Shakoori PhD 2007 (R. Corless*, D. Jeffrey, G. Reid)
Jichao Zhao PhD 2006 (R. Corless*, H. Rasmussen, G. Reid) Robin Scott   MSc 2006  (G. Reid*)
Silvana Ilie PhD 2005  (R. Corless*, D. Jeffrey, G. Reid*) Yang Zhang  PhD 2004 (M. Giesbrecht*, G. Reid*, R. Corless)
Yuan Yuan   PhD 2002 (P. Yu*, R. Corless, G. Reid) Feng Xie MSc 2002 (G. Reid*, R. Valluri*)
Daniel Stubbs PhD 2001 (H. Rasmussen*, M. Davison, G. Reid) Mhenni Benghorbal PhD 2004 (R. Corless*, D. Jeffrey, G. Reid)
George LeMac MSc 2001 (D. Jeffrey*, G. Reid) Patrick Doran-Wu  PhD 1996 UBC (G. Bluman*, G. Reid)
Ian Lisle  PhD 1992  UBC (G. Bluman*, G. Reid)

Thesis Examining Committees (departmental):

Xiaofang Xie  PhD 2007   KyuTae Kim PhD 2003
Andrea Doeschl   PhD 2002   Daniel Stubbs PhD 2003

External PhD Examiner:

Francois Lemaire University of Lille, France  PhD 2002
Teijo Arponen Helsinki University of Technology, Finland  PhD 2002
Francois Boulier University of Lille,  France  Habilitation 2006


Links to our group


Some Photos

With my Students: Robin Scott, Wenqin Zhou, Wenyuan Wu (top) and Yang Zhang (bottom right)


The Award Ceremony of  "2006 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad" 

in the Chinese Consulate General in Toronto.






2005 Beijing