CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 12, Number 11

CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 12, Number 11, December 18, 2012.

Editor: Sharene Bungay (sharene@mun.ca)

The CAIMS*SCMAI Executive extends Season's Greetings to all CAIMS members. We wish you health and happiness in the new year, and look forward to seeing you all at CAIMS 2013 in Quebec City!

CONTENT

Society News

1. 2012 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award Call for Nominations
2. 2013 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award Call for Nominations
3. 2013 CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize Call for Nominations
4. 2013 CAIMS-Mprime Industrial Mathematics Prize Call for Nominations
5. 2013 Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award Call for Nominations
6. 2013 CAIMS*SCMAI Membership Renewal

Other News

7. Message from the Long Range Plan Steering Committee
8. Disease Dynamics 2013
9. Search for Head of Department of Mathematics, University of Manitoba
10. CAIMS*SCMAI E-news Information

2012 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award Call for Nominations

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, 2013, 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.


2013 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award Call for Nominations

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences are pleased to announce the 2013 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 must be submitted by January 31, 2013 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.


2013 CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize Call for Nominations

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, 2013, 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.


2013 CAIMS-Mprime Industrial Mathematics Prize Call for Nominations

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 online at www.caims.ca/Awards/Iprize.html by January 31, 2013, 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. 

2013 Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award Call for Nominations

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, 2013 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.


2013 CAIMS*SCMAI Membership Renewal

CAIMS Members are reminded to renew their membership for 2013, 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.

Message from the Long Range Plan Steering Committee

Dear Colleague,

The Long Range Plan for Mathematical and Statistical Sciences Research in Canada was launched on December 8, at a special session of the CMS Winter Meeting. News about the launch and a copy of the plan are available at http://longrangeplan.ca. Hard copies will be mailed to all department chairs this week.

Thanks are due to all the members of our research communities who provided input and comments during our consultation process. We are pleased with the result, and we hope you are too.

On behalf of the LRP Steering Committee,

Nancy Reid, Chair

Disease Dynamics 2013: Immunization, a true multi-scale problem

January 17-19, 2013
University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada


The search for an effective HIV vaccine, recent debates surrounding the HPV vaccine and the rush to develop and distribute a vaccine during the 2009 influenza pandemic are reminders of the important role immunization plays in our fight against infectious diseases. This workshop will provide forum for presentation of leading-edge research
in applied mathematics focused on infectious disease dynamics, with emphasis on vaccine development and use to halt or mitigate the impact of diseases, in particular HIV/HPV/influenza. By facilitating interactions between scientists from a variety of disciplines (epidemiology/ immunology/mathematics), we aim to bring a broad perspective to the role of immunization at population and host levels.

The conference web site (with information about registration, accommodations, etc) is: http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific-event/130117-dd2itmsp

Speakers:
Rustom Antia, Emory University
Marc Brisson, Université Laval
Dennis Chao, Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center
Miles Davenport, University of New South Wales
Elamin Elbasha, Merck Research Laboratories
Jane Heffernan, York University
Katia Koelle, Duke University
Jan Medlock, Clemson University
David Patrick, University of British Columbia
Alan Perelson, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Timothy Reluga, Pennsylvania State University
Jamie K. Scott, Simon Fraser University
David P. Wilson, University of New South Wales

Disease Dynamics 2013 is the first workshop in a year-long pan-Canadian thematic program entitled Models and Methods in Ecology, Epidemiology and Public Health. http://www.crm.math.ca/M2E2


Search for Head of Department of Mathematics, University of Manitoba

The Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba invites applications or nominations for the position of Head of the Department of Mathematics. The successful candidate will be appointed to the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position as Head is normally for a five year period and will begin on July 1, 2013 or on a mutually agreed upon date. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in mathematics, and an outstanding record of accomplishment in both research and teaching.  Strong academic leadership experience, including involvement in the creation of undergraduate and graduate programs, and excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, are preferred.

Position Number: AM993

The Department of Mathematics is in the midst of an extensive renewal program, and the department is seeking new leadership to guide it through these exciting developments. Existing vacancies and anticipated retirements over the next five years will give the new Head a unique opportunity to lead in the reshaping and renewal of both the research and teaching programs of the department. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a brief statement indicating the applicant's vision of the future of research and teaching in mathematics.  Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the address below. Review of applications will begin
March 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.  Additional information about the department, and the position profile, can be found at www.math.umanitoba.ca.

Applications or nominations should be forwarded to Dr. Roy M. Roshko, Associate Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba, 247 Machray Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2N2, email: roy.roshko@ad.umanitoba.ca.

The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of "The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act" (Manitoba).  Please note that CVs may be provided to participating members of the
search process.

Winnipeg has a great deal to offer, both culturally and recreationally, with a number of arts groups including the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, professional sports teams, outstanding restaurants, and opportunities for all types of outdoor activities in all seasons. The Winnipeg housing market is one of the most favorable in Canada. Further information can be found at www.tourismwinnipeg.com.

Deadline for application: 2013-03-01


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).

Past issues are available on the web at http://www.caims.ca/Society/pub.html
Submissions are welcome and should be sent in plain text format to:

Sharene Bungay, CAIMS-SCMAI Secretary,
Email: sharene@mun.ca

The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Board or Membership of CAIMS*SCMAI. The editorial policy of this publication is to encourage the discussion of issues and facilitate the dissemination of information relevant to Canadian applied and industrial mathematics.

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