As Deputy Director, Neufang will assist the Fields Institute’s Director, Professor Edward Bierstone of the University of Toronto, in providing leadership to the Institute's mathematical research and education programs. A graduate of France’s Université de Lille, Neufang received a Mathematics PhD in 2000 from the Universität des Saarlandes for his thesis entitled Abstract Harmonic Analysis and Module Homomorphisms on von Neumann Algebras. He has taught at the University of Alberta and Carleton University. His principal work involves functional analysis and harmonic analysis, investigating the link between abstract harmonic analysis and Banach algebra theory. He is the author of over fifty research papers and has organized numerous research conferences and special sessions.
Neufang served as Interim Deputy Director of the Fields Institute from January to June 2009. He has served as Director of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Mathematics and Statistics as well as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at Carleton University. His service to his profession includes his current positions as a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Mathematical Society and chair of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Pure Mathematics Grant Selection Committee.
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