Heinz Bauschke, PhD ‘96, mathematics
Heinz Bauschke is a professor of mathematics at UBC Okanagan and a Canada Research Chair in Convex Analysis and Optimization. His research explores how to use algorithms to address real world problems.
“I look at conditions subject to constraints such as time or resources and design, and analyze algorithms for finding the most efficient solutions possible,” he says.
“For example, if we want to build a new road it can’t be too steep or too curved. As well, we want to minimize soil movement as that can be very costly. By running my formulas I can find ways to save the government millions of dollars.”