**Albert and Dorothy Marden Professor,**

School of Mathematics,

University of Minnesota

School of Mathematics,

University of Minnesota

My experience as a graduate student in Mathematics & Statistics at Queen's university was excellent in every way.

In terms of mathematics, currently I'm an associate professor of mathematics at the University of Minnesota. My field is applied mathematics, and I use tools from probability, partial differential equations, and numerical analysis in my research. I obtained excellent preparation in all of these areas of mathematics during my Masters degree in Mathematics and Statistics at Queen's University in 2008-2010. I published three academic papers in very good journals during my time at Queen's, and that training allowed me to immediately begin research when I started a PhD program. My case is no exception; the mathematics preparation in the Queen's graduate program is exceptional, and they continually send masters students to PhD programs at top international institutions.

While the mathematics department at Queen's is small, the faculty are all highly approachable and there is never a shortage of people to talk to. The graduate faculty cover diverse research areas in pure and applied mathematics and many are leaders in their fields and highly respected internationally. This is reflected in the high quality graduate coursework and research advising at Queen's. My adviser gave me excellent guidance and support, which launched me on a successful academic career.

"The mathematics preparation in the Queen's graduate program is exceptional, and they continually send masters students to PhD programs at top international institutions."

Jeff Calder

After my time at Queen's, I went on to a PhD at the University of Michigan, where I graduated with a PhD in Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics in 2014. I finished early (in 4 years) due in no small part to my time at Queen's. I went on to a position as a Morrey Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley 2014-2016, and since 2016 I have been a mathematics faculty member at the University of Minnesota, where I am currently the Albert and Dorothy Marden Professor of Mathematics.

Kingston is a wonderful place to live, close to the lake with lots of great outdoor activities and a good nightlife. I look back fondly on the many years I spent in Kingston, and the many memories I made there. After graduation I have enjoyed coming back many times to visit Kingston and enjoy the city, and I highly recommend Kingston and Queen's University to anyone considering a graduate degree in Mathematics or Statistics.