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James Currie
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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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Faculty and staff members to be recognized for excellence

The University of Winnipeg is pleased to recognize nine exceptional members of the UWinnipeg community at the upcoming Spring Convocation.

Brett Lougheed appointed Director of Oral History Centre

Dr. James Currie, Provost and Vice-President, Academic is pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Lougheed as Director of the Oral History...

Doug Goltz appointed Dean of Science at UWinnipeg

Dr. James Currie, Provost and Vice-President, Academic is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Doug Goltz as Dean of Science for a five-year...

Mathematical puzzle whiz

Dr. Lucas Mol is a post-doctoral fellow (PDF), collaboratively working with Dr. James Currie, Dr. Ortrud Oellermann and Dr. Narad Rampersad on a...