Associate Professor, University of Ottawa
Aaron Smith is Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Ottawa. His academic work is focused on applied probability, computational statistics, and especially the theory of Markov chain Monte Carlo methods. He is currently an editor of SIAM: Mathematics of Data Science. His work has been funded through a variety of national bodies including NSERC, MITACS, and DRDC. Between receiving his PhD in mathematics in 2012 and joining the University of Ottawa, Aaron worked in industry as a researcher on applied problems in machine learning; he continues to work on both academic and industrial projects.