February 14, 2016

Kenneth R. Davidson named Director of the Fields Institute

June 28, 2001. TORONTO, ONTARIO - Kenneth R. Davidson, professor of mathematics, University of Waterloo, has been appointed Director of The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, beginning July 1, 2001.

Ken Davidson received his undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo in 1972 and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1976. He was a C.L.E. Moore instructor at M.I.T. for two years before moving to the University of Waterloo in 1978. His research interests are in operator theory and operator algebras, and he won the Israel Halperin prize in this area in 1985. He was an E.W.R.Steacie fellow 1988-90 and a Killam Research Fellow 1995-97. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1992. He has been on the editorial boards of various journals including the CMS journals and Integral Equations and Operator Theory. He has served on the CMS in various capacities including Vice President (Ontario) in 1995--97. He sat on the NSERC mathematics GSC in 1990-93, and served as chair; was a member of the NSERC Strategy Implementation Task Force in 1995, and on the Mathematics Steering Committee 1996-98. He served on the Fields Scientific Advisory Panel 1991-96, and was a co-organizer of the C*-algebra year at the institute.