0900_September-2000

Dear Colleague,

Enclosed is the latest issue of the CAIMS/SCMAI newsletter. I hope to make
this a fairly regular e-publication, so please send me
(sacampbell@uwaterloo.ca) any items of interest to the Canadian applied
mathematics community. The next issue is slated for early January 2001.
Submissions (in plain text format) should reach me by December 31, 2000.

With my best regards,

Sue Ann Campbell,
CAIMS/SCMAI Council Member-at-large and Electronic Newsletter Editor

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CAIMS/SCMAI Newsletter Volume 00 Number 1

CONTENTS

1. News from CAIMS/SCMAI representative to ICIAM
2. CAIMS/SCMAI Annual Meeting 2001 - Victoria, BC
3. Fields Institute Theme Year on Numerical and Computational Challenges
in Science and Engineering
4. Centre de recherches mathematiques Theme Year on Mathematical Methods
in Biology and Medicine
5. International Conference on Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and
Impulsive Systems
6. Invitation to submit minisymposium proposals for GAMM Annual Meeting
in 2002
7. Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Positions in Biomedical Modelling
at the University of British Columbia
8. Postdoctoral Positions in Mathematical and Computational Finance at
the University of Calgary
9. Faculty Positions in Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo

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From: Sam Shen <samshen@climate.gsfc.nasa.gov>
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2000 11:43:11 -0400 (EDT)

International Congress on Industrial and Applied
Mathematics (ICIAM)

The 5th ICIAM (i.e. ICIAM 2003) will be held in Sydney, Australia,
July 7-11, 2003. The Congress Director of ICIAM 2003
is Noel Barton and the Scientific Program Committee Chairman
is Ian Sloan. Both Barton and Sloan are from the host country Australia.
More information about the ICIAM 2003 can be found from
www.iciam.org

ICIAM is the applied mathematics counterpart of IMU.
The current president of ICIAM is Olavi Nevanlinna from
Finland. CAIMS is a member of ICIAM as a medium society and
has one vote. The large ones, such as SIAM and JapanSIAM,
have two votes. ICIAM holds its congress once in 4 years.
The last four congresses were held in Paris (1987), Washington (1991),
Hamburgh (1995), and Edinburgh (1999).

ICIAM holds annual council meeting, in addition to other
working meetings. This year's meeting took place May 27, 2000 in
Paris at the Henry Poincare Institute.

--- Agenda of the Meeting---

0 Welcome and presentation of the delegates
1 Approval of the agenda
2 Approval of the minutes of the Edinburgh meeting,
July 1999
3 Officers reports: a) report of the president,
b) financial report by the treasurer
4 Final report on ICIAM 1999 Edinburgh (on finances)
5 Progress report on ICIAM 2003 Sydney
6 Report by the task group concerning the composition of the Scientific
Program(me) Committee for ICIAM 2003
7 ICIAM Prize Committee
8 ICIAM 2007
9 Incorporation of ICIAM
10 New memberships (report of the Membership committee)
11 Report on cooperation with IMU
12 Miscellaneous questions

The following member society representatives attend the meeting.
- Noel Barton ANZIAM
- Samuel Shen CAIMS/SCMAI
- Li Ta-tsien (Li Daqian) CSIAM
- Hilary Ockendon ECMI
- Goetz Alefeld GAMM
- Reinhard Mennicken GAMM, ICIAM Past-President
- Iain Duff IMA
- Adrian Lepper IMA
- Ken Hayami JSIAM
- Taketomo (Tom) Mitsui JSIAM
- Kimn Ha-jine KSIAM
- Alain Damlamian SMAI, ICIAM Secretary
- Patrick Le Tallec SMAI
- Gene Golub SIAM
- Bob O'Malley SIAM, ICIAM Treasurer
- Olavi Nevanlinna, ICIAM President

The following four also attended as invited guests and had no
voting right.
- Ian Sloan ICIAM 2003 Sydney
- Rolf Jeltsch EMS and SMG
- Jim Crowley SIAM
- Mats Gyllenberg ESMTB

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From: "Roderick Edwards" <edwards@math.uvic.ca>
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 17:47:22 -0700

CAIMS/SCMAI 2001
The annual meeting of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics
Society will be held June 7-9, 2001 at the University of Victoria, in
Victoria, British Columbia. The will be 6 sessions, with plenary
speakers as follows: Applied Dynamical Systems (Jerold Marsden,
Caltech), Mathematical Biology I (Hal Smith, Arizona State),
Mathematical Biology II (T.B.A.), Neural Networks & Neural Dynamics
(Nancy Kopell, Boston), Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (Grae Wooster,
Cambridge), Data Compression (Bin Yu, Berkeley).
For information please contact the local organizing committee: R.
Edwards ( edwards@math.uvic.ca ) or D. Leeming (
leeming@uvvm.uvic.ca ) or consult the web site:
http://www-sci.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/osap/CAIMS2001/

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From: Ken Jackson <krj@cs.toronto.edu>
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 05:57:32 -0400

Thematic Year on

Numerical and Computational Challenges
in Science and Engineering

at the Fields Institute
August 2001 to July 2002

The Fields Institute in Toronto is sponsoring a Thematic Year on
"Numerical and Computational Challenges in Science and Engineering"
(NCCSE) from August 2001 to July 2002. The main point of this
announcement is to inform the scientific computing committee about this
event so that any people interested in participating can include it in
their plans for 2001-02.

A key to the success of this program will be the senior long-term
visitors that it attracts. Their research interests will shape many of
the events that take place during the year and their participation in
the program will attract many junior colleagues, postdocs and graduate
students.

We are now considering applications from senior researchers to visit
the Fields Institute for a month or more, possibly spread out over
several shorter visits, such as a couple of weeks around two or more
workshops or one day each week for a term. We would particularly
welcome visitors for one or both terms of the year.

We have some funds to support travel and local expenses for senior
researchers, but not to pay their salaries. If you are a senior
researcher interested in participating in the program, please e-mail
Ken Jackson at krj@cs.utoronto.ca.

More information about the Fields Institute in general and the NCCSE
Thematic Year in particular can be found at

http://www.fields.utoronto.ca

and

http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/numerical.html

respectively.

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From: Jacques Belair <belair@CRM.UMontreal.CA>
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 17:28:09 -0400 (EDT)

THEME YEAR 2000-2001 -- MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE

Centre de recherches mathematiques, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada

The year 2000-2001 at the CRM will be devoted to the rapidly developing field of
mathematical methods in biology and medicine. The application of mathematics
contributes to the understanding of natural processes both through mathematical
models and their analysis, and through the development and application of
mathematical methods of inference. The year emphasizes both aspects, with
workshops covering various applications of nonlinear dynamics in biology and
medicine, as well as genomics, and medical imaging.

Already, a Summer School
"MONTREAL2000 - Nonlinear Dynamics in Biology and Medicine"
May 22 - June 3, 2000 www.crm.umontreal.ca/montreal2000
has been held, with success.

There will also be:

- Lecture Series by
Art Winfree "Vortices in Motionless Media" in September 2000
Michael Waterman "Mathematics for Reading and Understanding Genetic
Sequences" in March 2001

- numerous workshops and conferences throughout the year.

Details can be obtained either by E-mail: ACTIVITES@CRM.UMontreal.CA,
or on the World Wide Web: http://www.CRM.UMontreal.CA/biomath

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From: Xinzhi Liu <xzliu@monotone.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2000 11:12:57 -0400 (EDT)

International Conference on
Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and Impulsive Systems
July 27-31, 2001

Program Scope: This conference will focus on recent advances in the
theory and applications of continuous, discrete and impulsive systems.
There will be several invited expository addresses covering recent trends
and many invited lectures on problems of current interest and important
applications in various disciplines.

Topics of Interest Include But not Limited to:

Differential equations and difference equations
Finite dimensional dynamical systems
Infinite dimensional dynamical systems
Impulsive and hybrid systems
Large-scale dynamical systems methodologies
Sample data systems and digital control
Stability theory and stabilization
Bifurcation theory and chaotic dynamics
Normal forms and dynamical systems
Nonlinear systems theory and applications
Modern control theory and applications,
Optimal, H-infinity, feedback and decentralized controls
Neural networks and neural computing
Congestion control and internet modeling
Fluid dynamics and turbulence

Special Sessions: There will be a number of special sessions on specific
topics. Special sessions are invited. Please send your proposal to
Professor Xinzhi Liu, Chair of the Global Scientific/Organizing Committee,
Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario,
CANADA N2L 3G1. Proposals must be received by November 30, 2000.

Place: The conference will be held at the University of Western Ontario,
London, Ontario, Canada.

Call for Papers: Contributed papers are invited. Abstracts must be submitted by January 30, 2001.

Proceedings: All accepted papers will be published in the conference
proceedings. Selected papers will be published in the journal DCDIS.

For further information, please contact Professor Xinzhi Liu or Professor Pei
Yu, Chair of the Local Organizing Committee, Department of Applied Mathematics,
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, CANADA N6A 5B7.

Future updates will be posted on the DCDIS web page located at
http://monotone.uwaterloo.ca/~journal/conference.htm

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From: Anna Lawniczak <alawnicz@fields.utoronto.ca>
Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2000 23:30:47 -0400

Invitation to submit minisymposium proposals for GAMM Annual Meeting 2002

GAMM invites CAIMS to submit proposals for one or two minisymposia to be
held during the annual meeting in Augsburg, March 25-28, 2002.

The board of GAMM hopes that by this offer the scientific cooperation
between Canadian scientists and GAMM members could be further intensified.

Please note that as a general rule a minisymposium consists of 4 to 6
lectures of 30 minutes each. The topic should cover a (very) new subject.

Please inform Prof. Goetz Alefeld <ae02@rz.uni-karlsruhe.de>, President of
GAMM about the proposed title and the subject not later than October 15, 2000.
Send a copy of your notification to Anna Lawniczak <alawnicz@fields.utoronto.ca>
and Cecil Graham <gac@cs.sfu.ca>

Unfortunately, GAMM is not in the position to pay the organizers or the
speakers of minisymposia the travel costs or the accommodation. However,
in the past the local organizers usually supported the organizers and
speakers of minisymposia coming from outside Germany to a certain extent.
This is, however, not an official regulation.

(Editor's Note: More information about GAMM can be found at URL
http://www.uni-regensburg.de/Fakultaeten/nat_Fak_I/Mennicken/gamm.html)

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From: Marian Miles <mmiles@math.ucalgary.ca>
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 12:13:30 -0600

Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Positions

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are being sought to work on
the Biomedical Models of Cellular and Physiological Systems project
under the Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems
(MITACS), a Canadian Network of Centres of Excellence. You will work
with our interdisciplinary team of mathematicians, experimental
biologists, and biotechnology industries based in Western Canada
under the auspices of the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical
Sciences (PIMS).

Specifically, we are seeking applicants in the following three areas:

(1) Realistic simulations using models of physiological processes
involved in neuroinflammation and Alzheimer's disease. Experience in
Java, C and/or C++ programming is essential.

(2) Mathematics of proteomics and signal transduction pathways.
Deciphering network structure of signal-transduction pathways in
diabetes and cancer cell lines. A background in modelling or in the
molecular biology of signal transduction is required.

(3) Mathematical modelling of autoimmune diabetes. To develop models
of initiation and progression of autoimmunity leading to overt
diabetes. A background in modelling required. A background in
immunology desirable.

Applicants should have a strong background in modelling and/or
computational skills in cellular physiology or molecular biology.
Strengths in the fields of bioinformatics, biochemical pathways,
neurophysiology, or biotechnology will be an asset. A Ph.D. or
equivalent and evidence of high potential for research are required
for postdoctoral candidates. All qualified persons are encouraged
to apply.

Successful applicants will be based either in British Columbia at
either the University of British Columbia or Simon Fraser University,
or in Alberta at the University of Alberta. Positions are for one
year, with flexible starting date, and with expected renewal for a
second year. This search will continue until suitable candidates
are found. The salary will be commensurate with experience and
research record.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and three letters of
reference, should be sent to:

Attention: Biomedical Team (Keshet)
The Director, Pacific Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Attention: Graduate Student and Postdoc Search
1933 West Mall
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 1Z2

E-mail: keshet@math.ubc.ca
Fax: 604-822-6074

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From: Marian Miles <mmiles@math.ucalgary.ca>
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 10:31:10 -0600

Postdoctoral Positions in Mathematical and Computational Finance

The Mathematical and Computational Finance Laboratory of the
University of Calgary expects to have several postdoctoral positions
available, for Fall 2000, in mathematical and computational finance.

These positions are jointly funded through: The Modeling,
Trading and Risk in the Market (MTRM) group of MITACS a Network of
Centres of Excellence, and the industrial research program of the
Pacific Institute of Mathematical Sciences .

All these positions are to be held at the Mathematical and
Computational Finance Laboratory of the University of Calgary.

Position and Requirements

These positions focus on modeling and simulating the financial
price processes, products such as derivatives and Value at Risk
technologies, for energy, markets.

A Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics
or related areas, and good computational skills (Matlab, C, C++) are
the minimum requirements. The following areas of expertise are looked
upon favourably: stochastic processes, optimization, control theory,
nonlinear dynamics, numerical PDE, simulation, time series analysis.
Additional backgrounds in mathematical finance or computational areas
such as neural networks or genetic algorithms are considered a plus
though not required.

The successful candidate is expected to immediately integrate
into existing research teams working on industrial problems, and
participate in the activities and research programs of the Laboratory.

Length of employment

Appointments are for one year, with expected renewal for a second
year, and are subject to the availability of funds. Appointments are to
begin any time between September 1, 2000 and January 1, 2001.

Applications

Applications, including a complete C.V. and at least 3 letters of
reference, should be sent to:

Dr Ali Lari-Lavassani, Director
Mathematical and Computational Finance Laboratory
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Canada

Electronic applications are preferred under the format: postscript,
pdf or MS Word files. Send applications to: finance@math.ucalgary.ca

Additional information such as your web site address, or relevant
publications (which can also be sent electronically) are considered
useful.

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From: Helen Warren <hawarren@math.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 14:36:44 -0400

Tenure Track Position - Control Theory

Department of Applied Mathematics, UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO

Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position
in the Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo,
Ontario, Canada, in the area of Control Theory, to begin on or after
July 1, 2001. Applicants will normally have at least two years'
postdoctoral experience by the time of the appointment. In addition,
applicants should show evidence of outstanding ability in both
research and teaching, should have a strong mathematical background
and an active interest in applications of their discipline in science
or engineering. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct
research, supervise graduate students, teach courses relating to
their area of specialization, and teach mathematics courses to
mathematics, computer science, engineering and science majors.
Salary and rank, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, will
be commensurate with experience and research record. Applicants
should send a curriculum vitae and arrange for three letters of
recommendation to be sent to J. Wainwright, Chairman, Department of
Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario,
Canada N2L 3G1. The deadline for receiving applications is February
15, 2001. Applications received after this date will be considered
only if the positions have not been filled.

The Department of Applied Mathematics is one of five
Departments in the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of
Waterloo. The Department members have interests in a wide variety of
areas, including Control Theory, Dynamical Systems, Electroacoustics,
Fluid Mechanics, Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations, Quantum
Theory, Relativity, and Scientific Computation. There are also close
collaborations with the Faculties of Engineering and Science in the
University. Further information about the department may be obtained
from our webpage at www.math.uwaterloo.ca/AM_Dept/homepage.html.

The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all
qualified individuals, including men, women, members of visible
minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities. This
appointment is subject to the availability of funds.

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Tenure Track Position - Mathematical Physics

Department of Applied Mathematics, UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO

Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position
in the Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo,
Ontario, Canada, in the area of Mathematical Physics, to begin on or
after July 1, 2001. Applicants will normally have at least two
years' postdoctoral experience by the time of the appointment. In
addition, applicants should show evidence of outstanding ability in
both research and teaching, should have a strong mathematical
background and an active interest in applications of their discipline
in science or engineering. We are particularly interested in
candidates with broad interests in Quantum Theory and its
applications. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct
research, supervise graduate students, teach courses relating to
their area of specialization, and teach mathematics courses to
mathematics, computer science, engineering and science majors.
Salary and rank, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, will
be commensurate with experience and research record. Applicants
should send a curriculum vitae and arrange for three letters of
recommendation to be sent to J. Wainwright, Chairman, Department of
Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario,
Canada N2L 3G1. The deadline for receiving applications is February
15, 2001. Applications received after this date will be considered
only if the positions have not been filled.

The Department of Applied Mathematics is one of five
Departments in the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of
Waterloo. The Department members have interests in a wide variety of
areas, including Control Theory, Dynamical Systems, Electroacoustics,
Fluid Mechanics, Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations, Quantum
Theory, Relativity, and Scientific Computation. There are also close
collaborations with the Faculties of Engineering and Science in the
University. Further information about the department may be obtained
from our webpage at www.math.uwaterloo.ca/AM_Dept/homepage.html.

The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all
qualified individuals, including men, women, members of visible
minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities. In
accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement
is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. This
appointment is subject to the availability of funds.

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