Monday, May 21, 2018

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Jordan Watts

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About Jordan

Jordan joined the NDMC in January 2018 as a post-doctoral researcher. He is a mathematician and researcher in applications of geometry and topology to data whose recent work includes looking at shapes created by data points and detecting holes or places where the data branches in various directions - features not easily detected by standard statistical methods. He is now applying these techniques to the extensive drought data set utilized by the NDMC.

In Jordan’s recent postdoctoral positions he served as a lecturer in mathematics and a Burnett Meyer Postdoc at the University of Colorado-Boulder; and  was a J.J. Uhl Research Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

The focus of his research is generalizations of calculus for singular spaces and the invariants of the singularities.


  • Ph.D. in 2012 in mathematics from the University of Toronto
  • M.Sc. in 2007 in mathematics from the University of Toronto
  • M.Sc. in 2006 in applied mathematics from the University of Calgary
  • B.S. in 2004 in pure and applied mathematics(double major) from the University of Calgary

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