Biography

Sanjeev Seahra obtained his PhD from the University of Waterloo and has held NSERC and PPARC postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom.  He is currently a Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton) and an affiliate member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He is also the Director of AARMS (the Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences). 

He has published over 50 peer reviewed articles on general relativity and cosmology; been the principal investigator of funded research collaborations with industry and governments; and led an AARMS Collaborative Research Group on the Mathematics of Black Holes.  His recent work on infectious disease modelling has played a role in the governmental response to the COVID-19 pandemic in New Brunswick, the Northwest Territories, Prince Edward Island, and other jurisdictions. He has been named a University Research Scholar (2022-24) by the University of New Brunswick. 

He has also been awarded for his teaching; been named a Friend of Guiding by the Girl Guides of Canada for founding the “All SySTEMs Go” provincial camps; and actively promoted science via public lectures and media appearances.  He co-founded the AARMS Industrial Problem Solving Workshop program, which has spawned many new funded collaborations between Atlantic Canadian mathematical scientists and various non-academic entities.  He also serves as a member of the NSERC-Canadian Association of Physicists liaison committee.