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Dean's Biography

Bernard A. Mair received his B.Sc. (First Class Hons.) and M.Sc. from University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, and Ph.D. in mathematics from McGill University, Montreal. He held faculty positions at The Pennsylvania State University, Texas Tech University, and University of Florida before joining Howard University as Dean in 2015. He has held visiting professorships at Dartmouth College and Emory University Hospital as well as several administrative positions. He was Head of the Department of Mathematics at North Carolina State University; and at the University of Florida, served as Associate Chair, Graduate Coordinator and co-director of the Center for Applied Mathematics in the mathematics department, Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Associate Provost.

Dr. Mair is a founding member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Activity Group on Imaging Sciences (SIAGIS), and served as its secretary for two years. He has been actively involved in the development and teaching of innovative curricula, and student success initiatives such as the Ronald E McNair Scholars Program. Mair has performed research in many areas of mathematics, ranging from abstract harmonic analysis and potential theory to more applied areas of deterministic and statistical inverse problems. His current interdisciplinary research is in numerical optimization, statistics, and medical imaging.

Dr. Bernard A. Mair

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