Ian Goulden from the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization has been named Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the University of Waterloo, in recognition of his decades of scholarly excellence, outstanding pedagogy and service to the university that went above and beyond the call.
Goulden researches in the field of enumerative combinatorics. His book, Combinatorial Enumeration, co-authored with Professor David M. Jackson, is a highly regarded text in the field. He was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2010 in recognition of his research.
Goulden became a full professor in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization in 1990, the same department through which he obtained his BMath in 1976. Adding the Distinguished Professor Emeritus distinction speaks to his storied career at Waterloo.
He is also a renowned teacher and supervisor, having instructed several courses at the undergraduate level and worked with dozens of graduate students. In 2009, Goulden received the Faculty of Mathematics Award for Distinction in Teaching.
Goulden served as Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics from 2010 to 2015 and served on countless committees and administrative bodies at the departmental, faculty and university levels.
He will be appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the 2021-22 Spring Convocation.
Read more about Goulden's career in his Faculty of Mathematics profile page.