Justin W.L. Wan
Canada Research Chair
in Scientific Computing
Professor, BSc (Hong Kong, 92), MA (UCLA, 95), PhD (UCLA, 98).
Justin Wan is a faculty member of the
Scientific Computing group
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science,
University of Waterloo.
He received his PhD degree from the Applied Math Program in the Department of Mathematics,
UCLA. After graduation, he started as his career at at Stanford University as a Forsythe
Fellow (acting assistant professor) before he joined the University of Waterloo.
In 2010-2015, Justin was the Director for the Centre of Computational Mathematics for
Industry and Commerce (CCMIC). He was appointed as the Associate Director for the Cheriton
School of Computer Science in 2015-2018 and then the Director of Graduate Studies in 2019-2021.
He is currently a Co-Director for the
Computing and Financial
Management Program since 2019.
Justin has also been active in service for his research community. He was elected and
served as the Secretary for the
Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society
(CAIMS) from 2015-2020. He has been organizers of local
workshops as well as international conferences such as the
CAIMS Annual Meeting in 2021. He has also
served as editors for journals and members of a number of program committees.
Justin Wan's research is in the general area of scientific computing.
Combining ideas and theories from mathematical modelling and numerical computation,
advanced, robust and efficient numerical techniques are developed to solve
complex application problems arising in science, engineering, finance and economics.
Applications of his research include medical image processing (image restoration,
segmentation, registration), machine learning and neural network model for financial
applications (option pricing, jump processes), and computer graphics simulation of
physical phenomenon. Some of his recent projects include image enhancements of CT scans,
computation of American options with many assets and hedging parameters, and fast
fluid simulation with deformable solid objects.
My research team embraces the values of equity, anti-racism, and inclusion. Students who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including those who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+, are encouraged to join the team.
- Hossein Aboutalebi (co-supervised with Prof. Alex Wong)
- Andrew Na
- Connor Tannahill
- Chris West (co-supervised with Prof. Anita Layton)
Justin W. L. Wan
Office: DC 3625
Tel: (519) 888 4567 x34468
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
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University of Waterloo
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