## Contact

- Dr. Monica Nevins, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
- STEM Complex, Office STEM 641, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1N 6N5
- Phone: (613) 562-5800 ext 3529
- Email:
**mnevins at uottawa.ca**(email strongly preferred to phone calls)

## Conferences

## Teaching

- Winter 2023:
**MAT3343 Applied Algebra**. Our topics are Error-correcting codes, and cryptography. - Fall 2023:
**MAT1330 Calculus I for the Life Sciences**. We explore the fundamental mathematical tools that turned natural philosophers into scientists. Along the way, we also explore discrete-time dynamical systems, which are mathematical models that help us understand growth and change in the life sciences. - Fall 2023:
**MAT4343 Representation Theory**. This course uses linear algebra to explore the structure of groups and of their linear actions on vector spaces; it is the course for you if you loved Group Theory! - Hiver 2024:
**MAT3543 Anneaux et Modules**. Ce cours est la suite naturelle de vos cours MAT2543 (Théorie des groupes) et MAT2541 (algèbre linéaire), et vous donne les outils fondamentaux de l'algèbre.

## Research

Broadly defined, my main area of research is algebra. Within this, I specialize in: *representation theory*, *p-adic groups* and *cryptography*.

At the University of Ottawa, I am part of the very large and active Algebra and Lie Theory Research Group, within
the Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Mathematics, as well as QUASAR, an interdisciplinary group focussed on **QUAntum Security using methods from Algebra and Representation theory**.

## Students

I enjoy supervising students in research projects at all levels, from undergraduate to doctorate; for more details, see Students.

## Academic Service

I gladly participate in outreach activities of all kinds, and serve on several committees of the Department and the University. I am Vice-President, Ontario Section, of the Canadian Mathematical Society.

In 2019, I was named a Fellow of the Canadian Mathematical Society.