E-News December 6, 2011

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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 11, Number 5, December 6, 2011.

Editor: Sharene Bungay (sharene@mun.ca)
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Society News
 1. 2011 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award Winners Announced
 2. CAIMS*SCMAI 2012 Elections: Call for Nominations
 3. 2012 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award Call for Nominations
 4. 2012 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award Call for Nominations
 5. 2012 CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize Call for Nominations
 6. 2012 CAIMS-Mprime Industrial Mathematics Prize Call for Nominations
 7. 2012 Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award Call for Nominations
 8. 2012 CAIMS*SCMAI Membership Renewal

Other News
 9. 2 weeks at WATERLOO - A Summer School for Undergraduate Women in Math

10. CAIMS*SCMAI E-news Information


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2011 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award
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11 nominations were received, the nomination processing and selection
involved Professor JF Williams and three Panel members: Professors
Mary Pugh, Miguel F. Anjos  and Pauline van den Driessche. The President
of CAIMS also assisted in the coordination of the selection process.

The Panel was extremely impressed by the high quality of the nominations,
and it was a very difficult task to make a final decision. The discussions
were guided by the instruction "Judging will be on the basis of the level
of originality in the ideas and techniques, the possible applications and
their treatment, and the potential impact on science and engineering."

The Panel decided that Elsa Hansen (supervised by Troy Day) at the
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University; and 
David Titley-Peloquin (co-supervised by X.-W. Chang & Chris Paige) at
the Department of Computer Science, McGill University will share the
2011 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award.

The theses titles are "Applications of Optimal Control Theory to Infectious
Disease Modeling" (Elas Hansen) and "Backward Perturbation Analysis of Least
Squares Problems" (David Titley-Peloquin). Both winners will be invited to
present their work in the 2012 Annual meeting.


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CAIMS * SCMAI 2012 Election: Call for Nominations
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CAIMS * SCMAI will be holding an election next winter (March 2012) for:

 - One Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors

to fill the position to be vacated by Nicholas Kevlahan. 

All members of CAIMS * SCMAI are invited to suggest names of candidates for
this office.  Nominations should reach the CAIMS Secretary,
Sharene Bungay <sharene@mun.ca> by January 20, 2012.


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2012 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award Call for Nominations
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The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) would
like to invite nominations for the 2012 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.

The award consists of a prize of $1000 and a commemorative plaque that
will be presented at the CAIMS*SCMAI Annual Meeting. The recipient will
be invited to give a lecture at the Annual Meeting in the year of the
award. A travel allowance will be provided.

Nominations must be submitted online at www.caims.ca/Awards/DDaward.html
by January 31, 2012, and shall consist of:
 - an electronic copy of the thesis,
 - a covering letter from the thesis supervisor indicating why the
   thesis is suitable as an entry in the Competition. This letter
   should include a description of the problem, techniques and results,
   potential impact, etc.,
 - a separate letter (from the supervisor or other appropriate person
   familiar with the thesis and the area of application) identifying
   the possible applications of the work,
 - a letter (from the Graduate Chair, Faculty of Graduate Studies,
   University library, etc.) providing proof of the official date the
   thesis was accepted.


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2012 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award Call for Nominations
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The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society and the Pacific
Institute for the Mathematical Sciences are pleased to announce the 2012
competition for the 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.

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 prize
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.

Nominations

Nominations must be submitted by January 31, 2012 to
nominations@pims.math.ca, and shall consist of:
 - a curriculum vitae
 - a publication list
 - a cover letter explaining the basis of the nomination
 - a maximum of three additional letters of support, at least two of
   which should be from references who are neither former PhD/postdoc
   mentors nor collaborators.
Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

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


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2012 CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize Call for Nominations
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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 an emerging area of 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.

Nominations must be submitted online at www.caims.ca/Awards/Rprize.html
by January 31, 2012, and shall consist of:
 - a title for the nomination designating research contributions in a
   specific area,
 - a summary of the contributions in the form of a five-line press
   release,
 - a detailed description (no longer than two pages) of the research
   contributions of the nominee in the specified area,
 - a curriculum vitae including the list of publications,
 - four reprints.


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2012 CAIMS-Mprime Industrial Mathematics Prize Call for Nominations
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The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) and
Mprime would like to invite nominations for the CAIMS-Mprime 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.

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 must be submitted by January 31, 2012 to Dr. Fahima Nekka,
fahima.nekka@umontreal.ca, and shall consist of:
 - 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.


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2012 Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award Call for Nominations
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The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) would
like to invite nominations for the Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service
Award.  This award recognizes outstanding contributions and
service to Applied Mathematics in Canada.

Nominations must be submitted by January 31, 2012 to Dr. Sue Ann
Campbell, sacampbe@math.uwaterloo.ca.

The award will consist of a commemorative plaque that will be presented
at the CAIMS*SCMAI Annual Meeting. A travel allowance will be provided.


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2012 CAIMS*SCMAI Membership Renewal
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CAIMS Members are reminded to renew their membership for 2012, which
can be done via the online system at www.regonline.ca/CAIMS.

If you are using the online system for the first time you will have to
create a profile and password, even if you are already a member of CAIMS. 
You will use this login and password for subsequent sign-ins. 


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2 weeks at WATERLOO - A Summer School for Undergraduate Women in Math
August 12-25, 2012
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This summer school will provide an opportunity for up to sixteen outstanding
female undergraduate mathematics students, from across Canada, to study
mathematics in an intense two week immersion. The aim is to encourage and
inspire these gifted women to continue on to graduate work in mathematics. The
program will provide both enrichment of the undergraduate curriculum and a
research component, in a collaborative environment. 

The students will take two mini courses, taught by Prof. Matilde Lalin
(University of Montreal) and Prof. Gail Wolkowicz (McMaster University). Four
female guest speakers will talk about their work in mathematically-related
fields and visits will be made to businesses and institutions which employ
mathematicians.

The women will be housed at the University of Waterloo. The students’ 
accommodation, meals and travel costs within Canada will be covered, subject
to availability of funds.

The summer school is open to female undergraduate students studying mathematics
or a related discipline at a Canadian university, with at least one year of
studies remaining in their program. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada
studying outside Canada are also eligible.  Please encourage talented
students from your institution to apply.  Applications for this very selective
program are due January 31, 2012.  More information and an on-line application
form can be found on the website:
http://women.math.uwaterloo.ca/Summer_School.shtml

We are grateful to CAIMS for agreeing to be one of the sponsors of this event.


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                  CAIMS*SCMAI  E-News Information

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