Boualem Khouider - Mathematics and Statistics
Boualem Khouider is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He's originally from Algeria but calls Victoria home.
Boualem credits his PhD adviser for his transition from computer programmer to math professor. When asked why he chose to pursue a career at UVic, Boualem explains, “Here at UVic, I had the most memorable interview visit. The math department faculty were so friendly and thoughtful that I felt like I was already here before. I was overwhelmed by their sense of hospitality.”
Mathematics and climate change
Boualem has always been attracted by the idea of using his math skills to contribute to other research areas. His exposure to the general area of fluid mechanics led him to discover more challenging real world problems for which numerical analysis is one of the main tools. Climate change science is one of them.
Boualem boasts that he feels UVic has the best earth sciences school in Canada and one of the best in the world. Being motivated to pursue his research career in atmospheric science and given all the above, it became obvious at that moment that the UVic was the ideal place for him.
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