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James Currie
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James Currie
Interim President and Vice-Chancellor

Department:
Mathematics and Statistics

Fields:
  • Computers
  • Language / Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Philosophy / Ethics
  • Statistics
  • Technology
Areas of Expertise:
  • Computing
  • Game Theory
  • History of Mathematics
  • Logic
  • Machine Learning
  • Machine Translation
  • Mathematics
  • Quantum Computing
  • Statistics
Languages Spoken:
  • English
  • French
Available To:
  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others
About:

Dr. James Currie completed his PhD work in Mathematics at the University of Calgary at the age of 25. After one year as a visiting professor at Dalhousie University, he joined The University of Winnipeg in 1988.

His research has been funded continuously by NSERC for the last 25 years and he has over 65 publications in peer-reviewed journals. In 2008, he received the University's Erica & Arnold Rogers Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship. In 2009, along with Narad Rampersad and Michael Rao, he announced the solution of the long-standing mathematical problem Dejean's Conjecture.

On the teaching front, one focus for Currie has been the use of history to teach mathematics to non-scientists. He has been listed more than once on Maclean's magazine's list of "popular profs".


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A Presidential Portrait

The University of Winnipeg welcomed Dr. Annette Trimbee, the 8th President and Vice-Chancellor, back to campus last week for a series of events...

UWinnipeg honours two individuals for their service and outstanding contributions

The University of Winnipeg will honour Dr. Richard Westwood and Christine Payne, two outstanding members of the University community, at the...

Take time to reflect, recharge, and heal

In the academic world, the end of June traditionally signals the completion of a long school year and the start of a summer break before... The...

Exceptional faculty and staff to be recognized during Spring Convocation

The University of Winnipeg is proud to honour eight exceptional faculty and staff members during our virtual Spring Convocation on Thursday, June...