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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 10, Number 1, January 27, 2010

Editor: Abba Gumel (gumelab@cc.umanitoba.ca)
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CONTENT

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Society News

1. CAIMS-PIMS Eary Career Prize in Applied Mathematics

2. CAIMS-MITACS Industrial Research Prize

3. CAIMS*SCMAI 2010 Annual Meeting

4. CAIMS*SCMAI Online Membership Application and Renewals

Other News

5. MITACS International Focus Period on Advances in Network
Analysis and its Applications: Canada 2010

6. Summer Scool in Nonlinear Dynamics in Biological Networks (McGill
University)

7. Conference CRM-GIREF, du 25 au 27 Mai, Quebec

8. Annual Meeting of the Prairie Network for Research in Mathematical
Sciences (University of Manitoba)

9. PhD Opportunities at Guelph

10. CAIMS*SCMAI E-news Information

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Item 1
= = = = CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award in Applied Mathematics

The prize is to be awarded to a researcher less than ten years past the
date of Ph.D. at the time of nomination. The prize recognizes exceptional
research in any branch of applied mathematics, interpreted broadly.
The nominee's research should have been conducted primarily in Canada or
in affiliation with a Canadian University.

Nominations

Nominations must be submitted by January 31 to CAIMS/PIMS by a sponsor who
is responsible for providing the following information:

a curriculum vitae
a publication list
a cover letter explaining the basis of the nomination
a maximum of three additional letters of support

Unsuccessful nominations which continue to meet the eligibility criteria
will be automatically considered for a second year.

Advisory Committee

The recipient of the prize will be decided by an advisory committee consisting
of four experts, who will serve for two-year terms. Two of them will be appointed
by the President of CAIMS and two will be selected by the PIMS Director.
Decisions will be announced by April 1.

The Award

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

Submit nominations to: nominations@pims.math.ca

Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
Tel.: (604) 822-3922

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Item 2
= = = = CAIMS-MITACS Industrial
Mathematical Prize.

The CAIMS-MITACS annual industrial mathematics 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. This Prize would not only be a high honour to bestow upon an
individual, but also an acknowledgement of industrial mathematics as a fundamental
and vibrant discipline within the research culture of Canada.

Nomination: Nominations must be submitted by January 31 to CAIMS/MITACS by a sponsor
who is responsible for providing the following information:

a curriculum vitae
a publication list
a cover letter explaining the basis of the nomination
a maximum of three additional letters of support

Unsuccessful nominations which continue to meet the eligibility criteria will be
automatically considered for a second year.

Prize Selection Committee: The recipient of the prize will be decided by a prize
selection committee consisting of four experts, who will serve for two-year terms.
Two of them will be appointed by the President of CAIMS and two will be selected by
the MITACS Scientific Director. Decisions will be announced by April 1.

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

Nominations should be mailed to:

The CAIMS-MITACS Industrial Prize Committee
c/o Prof. Nilima Nigam
Dept. of Mathematics
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

Nominations can also be emailed to Dr. Nilima Nigam at nigam@math.sfu.ca or to Dr.
Jianhong Wu at wujh@mathstat.yorku.ca.

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Item 3 CAIMS*SCMAI 2010 Annual Meeting
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The 2010 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Applied Mathematical and Industrial Society
will be hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Memorial University,
in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada on July 17-20, 2010.
The themes of the meeting are:

Dynamical Systems
Fluid Dynamics (CSFD-2010)
Mathematical Biology and Medicine
Mathematical and Theoretical Physics
Nonlinear Dynamics and Control
Ocean Modeling and Technology
Scientific Computing
Statistical and Population Genetics

There will be eight plenary lectures and numerous invited talks (20
minutes) on the above themes, and two special invited lectures.

Plenary Speakers:

Anthony Bloch (University of Michigan)
Marianna Braza (L'Institut de Mcanique des Fluides de Toulouse) William F. Langford
(University of Guelph) Robert M. Miura (New Jersey Institute of Technology) Bernard
Molin (Ecole Centrale Marseille) Bruno Nachtergaele (University of California at Davis)
Robert D. Russell (Simon Fraser University) Elizabeth A. Thompson (University of
Washington, Seattle) Michael J. Ward (University of British Columbia)

In addition to these, we also call for minisymposia on any topics in applied mathematics
with a deadline being May 1, 2010. If you wish to organize a Minisymposium, please send
the name of the organizer(s) and participants, their affiliation and e-mail contact
information and titles of the talks to one of the co-chairwomen of the CAIMS*SCMAI 2010
Scientific Program by the address given below.

There will also be several contributed sessions, as well as a poster session for graduate
students to present their research results.

In the meeting, the annual CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prizes and CAIMS Doctoral Dissertation
Award will be presented to the recipients. In addition, student poster prizes will also
be selected and awarded.

For more information about this meeting, please visit the website:

www.caims2010.ca

which will be updated in a timely fashion, or contact one of the co-chairwomen of the
CAIMS*SCMAI 2010 Scientific Program

Serpil Kocabiyik (serpil@mun.ca), Sharene Bungay (sharene@mun.ca)

We hope that you are able to participate and will make the CAIMS*SCMAI
2010 meeting a successful one.

We look forward to seeing you and welcoming you at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Item 4 CAIMS*SCMAI Online Memberships and Renewals (by
Lucy Campbell)
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We are pleased to announce that we now have an online facility to allow CAIMS membership
renewals and new membership applications to be done online through a secure server. We
invite you to renew your membership for 2010 through this facility and to encourage
potential new members to use it to sign up for membership.

There is a link to the online system on the CAIMS main pages www.caims.ca and www.scmai.ca
and it can be accessed directly at www.regonline.ca/CAIMS

The first time you sign in, even if you are already a member of CAIMS, you will have to
create a profile and password for the online system, which you will use for subsequent
sign-ins. Once you finish the registration to join or renew your membership, a link will
be sent to you so you can print out an invoice. If you have any questions concerning the
functionality of the system, please direct them to the email address given on the first
page, with cc to the chair of the membership committee, Lucy Campbell <campbell@math.carleton.ca>

We are grateful to MITACS for providing us with this facility and helping us to set it up.
Thanks also to Joshua Dobbs of MITACS and our treasurer Paul Muir who have put a lot of work
into it in the past few months.

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Item 5
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MITACS International Focus Period on Advances in Network Analysis and its Applications: Canada 2010

Dear colleagues,
First Call for Participation (apologies for cross posting)
Web: www.mitacsfocusperiods.ca
Starting in May 2010, MITACS (www.mitacs.ca) plans to hold an international focus period in
Canada entitled, "Advances in Network Analysis and its Applications". The focus period will
be run over one year and will consist of a number of scientific events including workshops,
summer schools, industry-academic forums, short courses and public lectures around the topic
of network analysis. MITACS would like to invite you to attend and participate in what will
be a stimulating and productive series of events.
Focus Period Topics:
-Financial networks for risk assessment
-Network security and cryptography
-Social Networks
-Biological networks and systems biology -Wireless and mobile computing -Internet and network
economics Lead Organizer:
Evangelos Kranakis, Carleton University
Focus Period Steering Committee:
Allan Borodin, University of Toronto
Evangelos Kranakis, Carleton University
Peter Glynn, Stanford University
Ron Graham, University of California San Diego Kurt Mehlhorn, Max Planck Institute William Pulleyblank,
IBM D. Sivakumar, Google Jeffrey Ullman, Stanford University Preliminary Program of events (more to be added):
-Workshop on Financial Networks and Risk Assessment - 17th - 21st of May 2010, Toronto, Canada
-2010 Summer School through IGTC - May 10, 2010 - Jun 2, 2010, Victoria, Canada
-The 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Network Coding - June 9 11, 2010 Toronto, Canada
-Workshop on Network Security & Cryptography - 21st-15th of June 2010, Toronto -CAMBAM-MBI Summer School
2010
- Nonlinear Dynamics in Biological Networks May 17, 2010 - May 28, 2010
-Workshop on Social Networks - 9th-14th of August 2010, Vancouver
-Workshop on Biological Networks and Systems Biology December 2010, Vancouver
-Workshop on Wireless & Mobile Computing - May 2011, Ottawa
-Workshop on Internet & Network Economics - August 2011, Vancouver For details on specific topics,
registration for events, speakers, submission of abstracts and locations, please visit our website
- www.mitacsfocusperiods.ca. We look forward to meeting you there.

Nilima Nigam
CRC Tier II in Applied Mathematics
Associate Professor,
Dept. of Mathematics
Simon Fraser University

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Item 6
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Summer School on Nonlinear Dynamics in Biological Networks (McGill University)

Dear Colleague,
Between May 17th and 28th 2010, the Centre for Applied Mathematics in Bioscience and
Medicine (CAMBAM) in collaboration with the Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI),
will host a joint summer school under the theme "Nonlinear Dynamics in Biological Networks"
at the McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Summer School 2010 aims to prepare students to
satisfy the increasing demand in academia, government, and industry for people with
cross-disciplinary training who, with various degrees of competence, can speak the languages
of the mathematical, physical and biological sciences.

Students and postdoctoral fellows who register for the session will have the opportunity to
benefit from the instruction of international experts in the field of mathematical modeling,
nonlinear dynamics and biological networks. Topics to be covered include Nonlinear Dynamics of
Biological Oscillations, Structure and Dynamics in Simple Gene Nets, Dynamics in Simple Neural
Nets, Dynamics in Locomotion, Large Gene Regulatory Networks, Dynamics in Large Neural Networks,
Dynamics in Ecological Networks and Dynamics in Epidemiological Networks.
Instructors include Maurice Chacron, McGill University; Brent Dorion, University of Pittsburgh;
Leon Glass, McGill University; Marty Golubitsky, The Ohio State University & MBI; Michael Guevara,
McGill University; Michael Mackey, McGill University; Ted Perkins, Ottawa Health Research Institute;
David Pike, Memorial University; Jianhong Wu, York University.

For more information and registration please visit our website at
http://www.mcgill.ca/cambam/cambam_events/cambam-mbi-summer_school/ or
contact Jo-Ann Kwadzo,
Tel. 514-398-3047 or info.cambam@mcgill.ca.

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Item 7
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Conference CRM-GIREF, du 25 au 27 Mai, Quebec

Conference CRM-GIREF, du 25 au 27 Mai, Quebec Adaptation de maillages et estimation d'erreurs
(25 et 27 mai). Journee speciale en hommage Michel Fortin (26 mai)

Conferenciers invites: Adaptation de maillages et estimation d'erreurs Youssef BELHAMADIA,
Universite de l'Alberta, Canada Thierry COUPEZ, cole des mines de Paris, France Julien
DOMPIERRE, Universite Laurentienne, Canada Michel FORTIN, Universite Laval, Canada Wagdi
HABASHI, Universite McGill, Canada.
Frederic HECHT, Universite Paris VI, France.
Dominique PELLETIER, cole polytechnique de Montreal, Canada Marco PICASSO, EPFL, Suisse.

Conferenciers invites: Journee en hommage Michel Fortin
Collaborateurs:
Franco BREZZI, Universite de Pavie, Italie.
Michel DELFOUR, Universite de Montreal, Canada Ancien(ne)s etudiant(e)s Rajae ABOULAICH, cole
Mohammadia d'ingenieurs, Rabat, Maroc Franois BERTRAND, cole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada
Yves BOURGAULT, Universite d'Ottawa, Canada Mohamed FARHLOUL, Universite de Moncton, Canada Robert
GUNETTE, Universite Laval, Canada Hassan MANOUZI, Universite Laval, Canada Zoubida MGHAZLI,
Universite Ibn Tofail, Kenitra, Maroc Abdellatif SERGHINI, Universite Laurentienne, Canada
Azzedine SOULAMANI, cole de technologie superieure, Montreal, Canada

Soumission de resumes :
Les personnes interessees sont invitees soumettre un resume (maximum une page) en format pdf
avant le 1 mars 2010.

Pour les details et les inscriptions en ligne : http://www.giref.ulaval.ca/conference-CRM-GIREF/

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Item 8
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2010 Annual Meeting of the Prairie Network for Research in Mathematical Sciences (University of Manitoba)

This is the first announcement, and a call for contributed talks, for the Fourth Annual Meeting of the
Prairie Network for Research in Mathematical Sciences (PNRMS), scheduled at the University of Manitoba
April 30-May 2, 2010.

The meeting, jointly organized by the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg, will also
feature a Students' Workshop. Further details about the meeting are available at the website:

http://mathstat.uwinnipeg.ca/pnrms2010.html

Deadline for submission of title and abstract for contributed talks :
March 12, 2010.

Deadline for Registration: March 31, 2010.

For further information, contact the Local Organizing Committee:
Robert Craigen (University of Manitoba; craigenr@cc.umanitoba.ca) Melody Ghahramani (University of Winnipeg; m.ghahramani@uwinnipeg.ca)
Abba Gumel (Manitoba; gumelab@cc.umanitoba.ca)
Anna Stokke (University of Winnipeg; a.stokke@uwinnipeg.ca)

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Item 9
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Dear Colleagues:

Please circulate to interested students.

Exciting opportunities exist for suitably qualified students to join the doctoral program in the
Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Guelph. Students study either mathematics
or statistics and the program has an applied emphasis, although more theoretical projects are also
available. All interested students are encouraged to apply. Annual stipends at a minimum of $25,000
will be offered, on a competitive basis, to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Our faculty members are committed to providing a personalized approach to learning for their graduate
students. In addition to making themselves readily available for consultations with students, faculty
members conduct leading-edge research, use innovative teaching methods, are well connected within their
respective professional communities, and are committed to student success. Their dedication creates a
personalized, positive and well-rounded academic environment for our graduate students.

See www.mathstat.uoguelph.ca for further information. Applications will be considered until all positions
are filled.

Best regards,
Brian Allen, Chair

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Item 10
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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Information

CAIMS*SCMAI E-News is distributed electronically several times a year by the Canadian Applied and Industrial
Mathematics Society/Societe Canadienne de Mathematiques Appliquees et Industrielles (http://www.caims.ca).

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Email: gumelab@cc.umanitoba.ca.

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