CEO | Mitacs
Alejandro Adem has been Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director of Mitacs since February 1, 2015. He is concurrently Professor of Mathematics and Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia.
Professor Adem received his undergraduate degree from the National University of México (1982), and his PhD from Princeton University (1986). He held a Szegö Assistant Professorship at Stanford University (1986–89) before joining the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1989-2004). He was appointed Canada Research Chair in Algebraic Topology at the University of British Columbia in 2004 and served as Scientific Director of the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences from 2008 to 2015.
Professor Adem is a highly regarded researcher in mathematics. He has authored over 70 articles as well as two books, has delivered over 360 invited research lectures around the world and has held visiting positions at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the ETH-Zurich, the Max Planck Institute in Bonn, the University of Paris VII and XIII, and Princeton University. His distinctions include: a Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (1985), a USA National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award (1992), Romnes Faculty Fellowship (Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, 1995), a Vilas Associate Award (University of Wisconsin, 2003), Canada Research Chair (2004), Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (2012), Ten Most Influential Hispanic Canadians (2015), the Canadian Mathematical Society’s Jeffery-Williams Prize (2015) and Corresponding Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences (2017). In addition Professor Adem serves on a variety of scientific, editorial and governance boards for the worldwide mathematical sciences community.