News from Western
Following an extensive international search, Matt Davison has been appointed to a five-year term as the next Dean of the Faculty of Science, beginning July 1, 2018. Matt has been a faculty member at Western since July 1999 and has held several leadership roles in the Faculty of Science since 2014, including Acting Associate Dean and Chair of the Department of Statistical & Actuarial Sciences. Currently, he serves as the founding director of the School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences — an entity that combines the three departments of Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, and Statistical & Actuarial Sciences. He held a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Quantitative Finance between 2006 and 2016 and is a Lifetime Fellow of the Fields Institute.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Engineering) from the University of Toronto and an MSc and PhD in Applied Math from Western. His research interests include risk management and financial mathematics with a particular focus on using these ideas to better finance and operate renewable and other energy infrastructures. He has had continuous NSERC Discovery grant support since the beginning of his academic career and he has graduated 53 Master’s and 18 PhD students.