James Colliander is a professor of mathematics at UBC, director of the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, and the founder and CEO of Toronto-based education technology company Crowdmark. James’s research intertwines partial differential equations, harmonic analysis, and dynamical systems to address problems arising from mathematical physics and other sources. Previously, he was an NSF postdoc at the University of California Berkeley, a professor at the University of Toronto, and a professeur invité at the Université de Paris-Nord, Université de Paris-Sud, and at the Institut Henri Poincaré. He has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study. James has been recognized with a Sloan fellowship and the McLean Award and as an award-winning teacher. He holds a PhD from the University of Illinois.