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CAIMS•SCMAI News 2017

April 24, 2017

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society and the Fields Institute are pleased to announce that Professor Zhangxing (John) Chen has been awarded the 2017 CAIMS-Fields Industrial Mathematics Prize for his seminal contributions to industrial and applied mathematics, computational science, and modelling of flow in porous media. 

March 13, 2017
An advance screening for the movie "GIFTED" in Toronto is happening this upcoming Thursday, March 16th at 7:00PM at Cineplex Yonge and Dundas. The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society has been offered 15 double passes to attend!
If you are interested, please write to me (communications-officer@caims.ca) and I will send along the link to redeem the passes.

March 7, 2017
The Fields Undergraduate Summer Research Program welcomes 
carefully selected undergraduate students from around the world for a
rich mathematical research experience in July and August. This competitive
initiative matches students with faculty from Fields Principal Sponsoring/Affiliate
Universities, visiting scientists, or researchers in industry. Students accepted for
January 16, 2017

A remembrance day dedicated to the memory of Jonathan Michael Borwein will be taking place on Friday February 10th, 2017 at the Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris. Speakers on that day will be

January 16, 2017

Une journée de commémoration en l'honneur de Jonathan Michael Borwein se tiendra le vendredi 10 février 2017 à l'Institut Henri-Poincaré à Friday Paris. Les conférenciers seront

September 25, 2016

A second international MPE competition for science museum exhibits (modules) was announced at the Next Einstein Forum in Dakar, Senegal on March 10 2016.

The competition is organized jointly by Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE), the International Basic Science Program (IBSP) at UNESCO, the International Mathematical Union (IMU), the International Commission of Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) and IMAGINARY. 

September 25, 2016

Une deuxième compétition internationale MPT de manipulations (modules) pour les musées scientifiques a été annoncée au 

Next Einstein Forum à Dakar au Sénégal le 10 mars 2016. La compétition est organisée conjointement par Mathématiques de la planète Terre (MPT), le Programme international en sciences fondamentales de (PISF) de l'UNESCO, l'Union mathématique internationale (UMI), la Commission internationale de l'enseignement mathématique (CIEM) et IMAGINARY. 

September 6, 2016

Patrick (Pat)  Keast, retired professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Dalhousie University, passed away suddenly at his home in Halifax on Monday, July 25, 2016, 

at the age of 73. He is survived by his wife Kathleen, whom he met in high school, and sons Liam (Brenda) and James (Stephanie) and his grandchildren, Isaac, Kate and Ella. 

July 26, 2016

2016 Industrial Problem Solving Workshop


August 15 - 19, 2016, The Fields Institute

April 29, 2016

Professor Leah Edelstein-Keshet of the Mathematics Department at the University of British Columbia is the recipient of the 2016 CAIMS Research Prize. Professor Edelstein-Keshet is a world leader in the application of mathematical methods and analyses to biological problems. She has written highly original and impactful papers on the characterization of collective spatial organization of biological organisms and of cytoskeletal dynamics and cell motility.

April 8, 2016

The Fields Institute is pleased to announce in conjunction with the Canadian Applied and Industrial 
Mathematics Society (CAIMS) that Professor Huaxiong Huang from the Department of Mathematics and
Statistics at York University is the 2016 winner of the CAIMS-Fields Industrial Mathematics Prize. 

Huang was the inaugural Industrial Coordinator at the Pacific Institute of Mathematical Sciences, he played 

April 8, 2016

CAIMS is pleased to announce that the recipient of the CAIMS Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award for 2016 is Professor Sharene Bungay from the Department of Computer Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland, for her outstanding service to CAIMS as a Board Member from July 2009 to June 2011, CAIMS Secretary from  July 2011 to June 2015 and Co-Chair of the CAIMS Annual Meeting in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 2010.

March 24, 2016

CAIMS*SCMAI and PIMS are pleased to announce that Professor Jean-Philippe Lessard of Université Laval is the winner of the 2016 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award in Applied Mathematics. Professor Lessard obtained his PhD in 2007 from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

March 24, 2016

CAIMS*SCMAI et PIMS ont le plaisir d'annoncer que Jean-Philippe Lessard
de l'Université Laval est le récipiendaire du Prix ¨CAIMS/PIMS Early Career
Award¨ en mathématiques appliquées. Le professeur Lessard a obtenu son
doctorat en 2007 de la Georgia Institute of Technology. Il a été
chercheur postdoctoral à la Free University of Amsterdam, Rutgers,
Princeton et est présentement professeur agrégé à l'Université Laval.
Il est aussi membre du Groupe Interdisciplinaire de Recherche

February 12, 2016

Please note that the deadline for submission of abstracts for minisymposium or contributed talks, and poster presentations at the 2016 CAIMS Annual Meeting is February 29, 2016. The meeting will take place at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, June 26-30, 2016.  It will be held in conjunction with the Canadian Symposium in Fluid Dynamics. The submissions can be done via the website of the meeting at: http://caims2016.caims.ca/caims2016/welcome2016.html.

February 12, 2016

Veuillez noter que la date d'échéance de soumission de résumés pour les minisymposium, les sessions contribuées et les séances de poster pour la Réunion annuelle SCMAI 2016 est le 29 février. La réunion se tiendra à la University of Alberta, Edmonton, du 26 au 30 juin 2016. Le Symposium canadien de dynamique des fluides aura lieu conjointement avec la réunion annuelle. Les soumissions peuvent être effectués en utilisant le site internet de la réunion: http://caims2016.caims.ca/caims2016/welcome2016.html.

December 8, 2015

Les nominations pour les Prix et Récompenses annuelles de la CAIMS*SCMAI sont maintenant ouverts. Ceux-ci sont

1) Récompense Arthur-Beaumont pour service méritoire
2) Récompense Cecil-Graham pour thèse de doctorat
3) Prix de la recherche CAIMS*SCMAI 
4) Prix de mathématiques industrielles CAIMS-Fields
5) Récompense CAIMS/PIMS pour jeunes chercheurs

Rendez vous au www.caims.ca/nominations

December 8, 2015

Nominations for the annual CAIMS*SCMAI Prizes and Awards are now open. Those are

1) Arthur-Beaumont Distinguished Service Award
2) Cecil-Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award
3) CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize
4) CAIMS-Fields Industrial Mathematics Prize
5) CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award

Please visit www.caims.ca/nominations

October 8, 2015

The first CAIMS-SCMAI Distinguished Lecture in Mathematical Biology by Laurent Pujo-Menjouet is now available on CAIMS-SCMAI Youtube channel.

La première Conférence émérite CAIMS-SCMAI en biologie mathématique par Laurent Pujo-Menjouet est maintenant disponible sur le canal Youtube de CAIMS-SCMAI.

Part 1/Première partie

October 8, 2015

CAIMS-SCMAI now has a Youtube Channel. Be sure to subscribe to the channel. Once reaching 500 subscribers, the society will be able to choose its channel name.

If you have videos relevant to the CAIMS membership or on Applied and Industrial Mathematics at large and would like it to be available on the society's Youtube channel, please contact communications-officer@caims.ca

The current address is:

October 5, 2015

The deadline for submission of minisymposia at the CAIMS 2016 Annual Meeting has been extended to October 30, 2015.

The proposals can be submitted at: http://caims2016.caims.ca/caims2016/Submissions_caims2016/Submissions_caims2016_info.html

October 5, 2015

La date butoir pour les soumissions de minisymposium à la Rencontre Annuelle SCMAI 2016 a été repoussé au 30 octobre 2015.

Les propositions doivent être soumises au site web: http://caims2016.caims.ca/caims2016/Submissions_caims2016/Submissions_caims2016_info.html

August 29, 2015

September 1, Tuesday, 2:30-3:30
Room: North Ross Building 940, York University 

March 30, 2015

CAIMS*SCMAI and The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences are pleased to announce that Prof. Sean Bohun of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology is the winner of the 2015 CAIMS-Fields Prize in Industrial Mathematics. Prof. Bohun obtained his PhD in 1998 from the University of Victoria and has been a faculty member at UOIT since 2006. He will receive the award and deliver a plenary lecture at the 2015 Annual CAIMS*SCMAI meeting in Waterloo in June, 2015.

March 19, 2015

CAIMS*SCMAI and PIMS are pleased to announce that Prof. Jane Heffernan of York University is the winner of the 2015 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award in Applied Mathematics. Prof. Heffernan obtained her PhD in 2005 from the Department of Applied Mathematics at Western, and was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal. She held an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Warwick before joining the faculty at York in 2007, where she is an Associate Professor, the Director of the Centre for Disease Modelling (CDM), and was recently awarded a York Research Chair.

November 18, 2014

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) would like to invite nominations for the Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award. This award honours members of CAIMS/SCMAI for outstanding service to the society or to Applied Mathematics in Canada. The award is named after its first recipient, and was initiated as a means to honour Arthur for his years of unselfish service to the society. Arthur was a founding member of CAIMS/SCMAI and acted as its Secretary/Treasurer for eight years.

November 18, 2014

CAIMS*SCMAI will be holding an election next winter (March 2015) for:

November 17, 2014

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) would like to invite nominations for the CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize. This award recognizes innovative and exceptional research contributions in applied or industrial mathematics.

The award will consist of a prize of $1,000 and a commemorative plaque that will be presented at the CAIMS*SCMAI Annual Meeting. The recipient will be invited to give a plenary lecture at the Annual Meeting in the year of the award. A travel allowance will be provided.

November 17, 2014

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) and the Fields Institute would like to invite nominations for the CAIMS-Fields Industrial Mathematics Prize. This prize is to be awarded to a researcher in recognition of exceptional research in any branch of industrial mathematics, interpreted broadly. The nominee's research should have been conducted primarily in Canada.

November 17, 2014

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) would like to invite nominations for the 2014 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award. This award is given to recognize and to publicize an outstanding PhD thesis in Applied Mathematics defended at a Canadian University during the calendar year prior to the year of the award.

November 17, 2014

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences are pleased to announce the 2015 competition for the CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award in Applied Mathematics. The prize is to be awarded to a researcher fewer than ten years past the date of Ph.D. as of January of the year of the award. The prize recognizes exceptional research in any branch of applied mathematics, interpreted broadly.

September 25, 2014

The CAIMS 2015 Annual Meeting will be held June 7-12 in Waterloo, Ontario.

Local Organizing Committee: Roderick Melnik

Themes (and organizers) for the meeting include:

September 9, 2014

This September at the NSERC / Pratt & Whitney Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering for Ontario - Chaire CRSNG / Pratt & Whitney Canada pour les femmes en sciences et génie pour l’Ontario, we are putting a spotlight on Women in Math in Ontario by featuring the stories of over twenty amazing women. These features show the invaluable work being done by women in math and offer readers an inside look and advice from these motivating women.

April 15, 2014

CAIMS*SCMAI is happy to announce that the recipient of the 2013 CAIMS*SCMAI Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award is Dr Frances Mackay of the University of Western Ontario. Her thesis titled: "Hybrid lattice Boltzmann - molecular dynamics simulations with both simple and complex fluids", was completed under the supervision of Professor Colin Denniston in the Department of Applied Mathematics at Western. The dissertation addresses the problem of modelling colloidal structures in complex fluids and, in particular, liquid crystals.

April 8, 2014

CAIMS and PIMS are pleased to announce that Prof. Geoff Wild of the University of Western Ontario has been awarded the 2014 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award in Applied Mathematics. Prof. Wild obtained his PhD in 2004 from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen's University. Since 2004 he has held post-doctoral positions at both Queen's University and the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Wild joined the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Western Ontario in 2008 as an Assistant Professor.

April 8, 2014

CAIMS*SCMAI is happy to announce that the recipient of the 2014 Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award is Professor Arvind Gupta of UBC.

March 10, 2014

CAIMS*SCMAI is pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 CAIMS*SCMAI Research Award. This is the society's preeminent research award and recognizes innovative and exceptional research contributions in applied or industrial mathematics. The 2014 awardee is Professor Michael Doebeli of the University of British Columbia for his contributions to the mathematical theory of the evolution of diversity and the evolution of cooperation.

March 10, 2014

CAIMS*SCMAI and MPrime are pleased to announce that Prof. John Stockie of Simon Fraser University has been awarded the 2014 CAIMS-MPrime Industrial Mathematics Prize. This prize is awarded in recognition of exceptional research in any branch of industrial mathematics.

September 24, 2013

The CAIMS 2014 Annual Meeting will be held June 22-26 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Themes (and organizers) for the meeting include:

  • Canadian Society for Fluid Dynamics (Lucy Campbell, Peter Minev, Robert Owens)
  • Applied Analysis and Dynamical Systems (Luciano Buono, Adam Oberman, Michael Ward)
  • Mathematical Biology (Hermann Eberl, Thomas Hillen, Xiaoqiang Zhao)
  • Financial Mathematics (Matt Davison, Bruno Remillard, Tony Ware)
  • Scientific and High-Performance Computing (Ronald Haynes, Andre Fortin, Steven Ruuth) 

More information can be found on the meeting website.

June 12, 2013
Chateau Frontenac

The 2013 CAIMS•SCMAI was held June 16-20, 2013 at Hôtel Château Laurier Québec in Québec City, hosted by Université Laval.

April 15, 2013

CAIMS is pleased to announce that the 2012 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award has been awarded to Dr. Vladislav Buksthynov, who completed his doctoral degree at McMaster University under the supervision of Professor Bartosz Protas. Dr. Buksthynov's Ph.D. thesis was entitled "Computational Methods for the Optimal Reconstruction of Material Properties in Complex Multiphysics Systems".

March 13, 2013

CAIMS and PIMS are pleased to announce that Prof. Serdar Yuksel of Queen's University has been awarded the 2013 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award in Applied Mathematics.  Prof. Yuksel received his MSc in 2003 and PhD in 2006, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, under the supervision of Tamer Basar.  Subsequently, he did postdoctoral work at Yale University, and currently is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

March 13, 2013

CAIMS is pleased to announce that the 2013 CAIMS•SCMAI Research Prize has been awarded to Prof. Neil Balmforth, University of British Columbia.

June 24, 2012

The CAIMS 2012 meeting will be held at the Fields Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences, Toronto, June 24-28th, 2012. We are grateful to the Fields Institute for their support of this conference. Please see the CAIMS 2012 Official Website for more details including information on registration. The meeting will feature the following themes...

May 16, 2012
NSERC Long Range Plan Logo

The NSERC Long Range Plan for Mathematics and Statistics Research will be presented at the CAIMS Board Meeting and AGM, on June 24 and 27. At the request of NSERC, the Canadian mathematics and statistics communities will engage in a long range planning exercise to develop a long-range plan (LRP) will allow the communities to identify areas of strength and establish a unified vision of priorities and directions for mathematics and statistics research in Canada.

March 19, 2012

Mathematics is the lingua franca of the sciences. Few speak it. Today’s statesmen and the handful of courtiers they have time to trust must often go beyond their expertise. This is the Courtier’s Conundrum: how can the inexpert adviser advise expertly? Margaret Thatcher’s six policy advisers were not scientists. Yet they often gave scientific advice, because they had to. They applied what they knew to what they did not.

March 19, 2012

The 2012 Nerenberg Lecture was delivered by The Rt. Hon. Christopher Monckton, Third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley at the University of Western Ontario on March 19th 2012. The following information about the event is take from the University of Western Ontario's website for this event Premise:Mathematics is the lingua franca of the sciences. Few speak it. Today’s statesmen and the handful of courtiers they have time to trust must often go beyond their expertise.

March 11, 2012

The 2011 Nerenberg Lecture was given by Gerald Pollack at the University of Western Ontario on March 30th, 2011. Prof. Pollack is part of the Systems and Quantitative Biology group at the University of Washington where his research areas include: Interfacial Water and Energy, Cell Biology and the Molecular Basis of Biological Motion. The following article is take from an interview with Prof. Pollack about this research by Mitchel Zimmer at the University of Western Ontario. by Mitchell Zimmer 

May 1, 2010
Probably everyone connected with mathematics knows that revealing your con- nection leads to reactions like: “Eeew, mathematics; I was never any good at that in school.” It’s like announcing that you have some communicable disease. Com- plementary to this is the expression, “well, it’s not rocket science,” meaning that you, dummy, should be able to understand it, because it is not beyond you like, um, mathematics is.

Current News Items

April 24, 2017

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society and the Fields Institute are pleased to announce that Professor Zhangxing (John) Chen has been awarded the 2017 CAIMS-Fields Industrial Mathematics Prize for his seminal contributions to industrial and applied mathematics, computational science, and modelling of flow in porous media. 

March 13, 2017
An advance screening for the movie "GIFTED" in Toronto is happening this upcoming Thursday, March 16th at 7:00PM at Cineplex Yonge and Dundas. The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society has been offered 15 double passes to attend!
If you are interested, please write to me (communications-officer@caims.ca) and I will send along the link to redeem the passes.

March 7, 2017
The Fields Undergraduate Summer Research Program welcomes 
carefully selected undergraduate students from around the world for a
rich mathematical research experience in July and August. This competitive
initiative matches students with faculty from Fields Principal Sponsoring/Affiliate
Universities, visiting scientists, or researchers in industry. Students accepted for
January 16, 2017

A remembrance day dedicated to the memory of Jonathan Michael Borwein will be taking place on Friday February 10th, 2017 at the Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris. Speakers on that day will be

January 16, 2017

Une journée de commémoration en l'honneur de Jonathan Michael Borwein se tiendra le vendredi 10 février 2017 à l'Institut Henri-Poincaré à Friday Paris. Les conférenciers seront

September 25, 2016

A second international MPE competition for science museum exhibits (modules) was announced at the Next Einstein Forum in Dakar, Senegal on March 10 2016.

The competition is organized jointly by Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE), the International Basic Science Program (IBSP) at UNESCO, the International Mathematical Union (IMU), the International Commission of Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) and IMAGINARY. 

September 25, 2016

Une deuxième compétition internationale MPT de manipulations (modules) pour les musées scientifiques a été annoncée au 

Next Einstein Forum à Dakar au Sénégal le 10 mars 2016. La compétition est organisée conjointement par Mathématiques de la planète Terre (MPT), le Programme international en sciences fondamentales de (PISF) de l'UNESCO, l'Union mathématique internationale (UMI), la Commission internationale de l'enseignement mathématique (CIEM) et IMAGINARY. 

September 6, 2016

Patrick (Pat)  Keast, retired professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Dalhousie University, passed away suddenly at his home in Halifax on Monday, July 25, 2016, 

at the age of 73. He is survived by his wife Kathleen, whom he met in high school, and sons Liam (Brenda) and James (Stephanie) and his grandchildren, Isaac, Kate and Ella. 

July 26, 2016

2016 Industrial Problem Solving Workshop


August 15 - 19, 2016, The Fields Institute