Tianxuan Miao


Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 346-7722
Office Location: 
RB 2013
Office Hours: 
Mondays  & Wednesdays 9:30 am - 10:30 am or by appointment
Academic Qualifications: 
  • Ph.D.    University of Alberta 1990  
  • M.Sc.    Heilongjiang University, China, 1985 
  • B.Sc.     Heilongjiang University, China, 1982
Previous Teaching/Work: 
Teaching (2016-2017)
  • Math 2050 FA/FB Applied Analysis I
  • Math 3233 WA Introductory Analysis II
  • Math 4151 WA  Advanced Calculus
Teaching (2015-2016) 
  • Math 2050 FA Applied Analysis I 
  • Math 3111 FA Partial Differential Equations I
  • Math 3131 FA Methods of Mathematical Physics I
  • Math 1230 WA /WB Calculus II for Engineers

Work Experience

  • 1990 - Present Lakehead University 
  • 1985 - 1989 Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship and Teaching Assistantship, University of Alberta 
  • 1982 - 1985  Sessional Lecturer, Heilongjinag Univ. and Worker's University of Harbin, China
Research Interests: 

Tianxuan Miao's research interest is in abstract harmonic analysis, an area that is the meeting ground of group theory, measure theory, Banach algebras, C*-algebras, functional analysis and geometry. His interest centers around the study of geometric, algebraic and topological properties of certain Banach algebras associated to a locally compact group G, particularly the so-called Fourier algebra A(G) and Fourier-Stieltjes algebras B(G), as well as the more general Banach algebras Ap( G) and Bp( G). Among some of the problems that Tianxuan works on are the Arens regularity of A(G) and Ap(G), the decomposition of Bp(G) and the characterization of Ap(G), extreme points of the unit ball of B(G), and exposed points of the set of invariant means.

Recent and Current Graduate Students
Brian Whitfield, September 1998-1999, with P. Mah.
Xudong Zhao, September 1998-2000 with Y. Yao