Fields Announcements

December 18, 2014


Thomas S. Salisbury appointed next Deputy Director of The Fields Institute

TORONTO November 27, 2002 - Thomas S. Salisbury, professor of mathematics, York University, has been appointed Deputy Director of The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, beginning August 1, 2003.

Thomas Salisbury received his B.Sc. from McGill University in 1979, and his Ph.D. in probability theory from the University of British Columbia in 1983. After spending two years at Purdue University, he moved to York University. He became a full professor in 1994 and chair of the department in 2000. He has held visiting positions at Stanford, Edinburgh, MSRI and the Fields Institute. His research includes probability theory and actuarial finance. He is the author of over two dozen papers, is on the editorial board of several journals in both probability and statistics, and is currently writing a book on "Parabolic Martin Boundaries". He has been very active in Fields Institute activities. In particular, he is one of the organizers of the Probability year in 1998--99, and was one of the organizers of the successful Quantitative Finance seminar. He has been involved with the Individual Finance and Insurance Decision Centre (IFID) of which he is currently secretary/treasurer. He has been very active in the Canadian Mathematical Society including a term as Vice President for Ontario, chair of the Publications committee, and Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Mathematical Bulletin. He is also active in the Statistical Society of Canada.

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