The Department of Mathematics and Statistics mourns the passing of our Chair, Daniel Ashlock
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics mourns the passing of our Chair, Daniel Ashlock, after a brief battle with cancer. He has been a valued member of our Department since 2004 and his contributions to student supervision, outreach, teaching, departmental administration, and research have been extraordinary. He was mentor and advisor to many graduate and undergraduate students, having supervised at least 15 doctoral and 12 masters students at the University of Guelph. He was a prolific researcher in many fields; most notably Evolutionary Computation, Bioinformatics, Mathematical Biology, and Graph Theory. An author of more than 300 scholarly articles, and author/co-author of several textbooks, Dan's writing and influence have been substantial. From using evolutionary computation to optimize cooking stove design in Central America to using artificial intelligence to improve vaccine development, Dan was a master at using advanced computational techniques to solve real-world problems. He also was a passionate promoter of Mathematics Education and Outreach as evidenced by his blog Occupy Math and the many educational games that he has designed. He will be greatly missed. His obituary can be found at https://www.passagescb.ca/obituaries/danielashlock
Please note the change to how you can make a contribution: Please go to the University of Guelph donation page. Select “in memory” tribute type, enter in Dan’s name, and choose an amount to donate. Under “your area of impact”, tick the “other” box and write in “Department of Mathematics and Statistics Highest Priority” and hit the “+” button.