Prof. Leah Edelstein-Keshet

Leah obtained her PhD from the Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel) in 1982 under the supervision of L. A. Segel. She was a visiting assistant professor at Brown (Providence RI) and then Duke (Durham, NC) Universities in the USA before settling at the University of British Columbia, where she has taught and carried out research since 1989. Leah is a former president of the Society for Mathematical Biology (and now a Fellow of SMB).

She has won the Krieger-Nelson Prize (of the Canadian Mathematical Society, CMS) for "outstanding research by a female mathematician", the Research Prize of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS). She was also selected as a Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

Leah has been an invited plenary speaker at major conferences, including SIAM Life Sciences (Portland, 2005), CMS (2003, 2011), Royal Society (London, 2013), Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM, 2015), CAIMS (2016), European Society for Theoretical and Mathematical Biology Meeting (Nottingham 2016). She has also been an invited speaker previously at ICIAM in Edinburgh (1999) and in Vancouver (2011).

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