Arvind Gupta is a computer science professor at the University of British Columbia. He most recently served as president of UBC from 2014-2015. Previously, he was CEO and scientific director of Mitacs Canada, a national non-profit that develops research projects, led by graduate students, between universities and industry. Arvind is a passionate advocate of STEM education in Canada.
Dr. Gupta has sat on a number of boards, including the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Banff International Research Station, the Canadian Mining Innovation Council, the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute, Mitacs Inc. and Mprime Network, and is a member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee of the GRAND Network of Centres of Excellence. He is the editor of two book series on industrial mathematics and is author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications
Arvind obtained his Master’s degree and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.