Acting Associate Dean of Graduate Studies

Dr. Ronald Haynes

Dr. Ronald Haynes

Ronald D. Haynes was born and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador.  He completed his BSc (Hons) at Memorial in 1996, and followed this with a Masters and PhD at Simon Fraser University and then post-doc at the University of Waterloo in 2004.   His first academic position was at Acadia University before returning home to Memorial in 2009 where he is now a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

His research focus includes the adaptive and parallel numerical methods for the solution of partial differential equations and the solution of large scale, often industrially relevant, optimization problems.  His research and scholarly activity is collaborative and multidisciplinary, and lives at the crossroads of applied mathematics, computational science and engineering, with practical applications to industry. As principal investigator or co-investigator, he has secured approximately $3.5 million in research funds.  Dr. Haynes has co-authored over 60 publications and supervised six postdoctoral fellows, 25 graduate students and 30 undergraduate research students.  In 2018 he was granted the President’s Award for Outstanding Research at Memorial for his efforts.

Dr. Haynes is also a dedicated and well-respected teacher of undergraduate and graduate mathematics, attracting students from both within and outside of the discipline to his classes.  His efforts in the classroom resulted in a Dean of Science distinguished teaching award in 2019.

In administrative roles, Dr. Haynes has been chair of the interdisciplinary scientific computing MSc and PhD programs for several terms, and has been involved with several hiring and review committees for senior admin positions, as well as a member of senate and senate executive.  He is also currently president-elect of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society.