CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 14, Number 1

January 21, 2014

Editor: Sharene Bungay (sharene@mun.ca)

CONTENT

Society News

1. 2014 CAIMS*SCMAI Membership Renewal
2. REMINDER - 2013 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award
3. REMINDER - 2014 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award
4. REMINDER - 2014 CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize
5. REMINDER - 2014 CAIMS-Mprime Industrial Mathematics Prize
6. REMINDER - 2014 Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award
7. REMINDER - CAIMS*SCMAI 2014 Election

8. CAIMS*SCMAI E-news Information


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2014 CAIMS*SCMAI Membership Renewal

Dear colleagues,

With the beginning of the new year, it's time to renew your CAIMS membership (or to buy a convenient lifetime membership!). Our web page for doing this online with a credit card is now up and running at http://www.caims.ca/content/membership. (For those who were super organized and tried to renew earlier, yes, our credit card membership service is now working!)

Of course, CAIMS gives you many benefits, including a discount on SIAM and/or GAMM membership, a break on fees for our annual conference and, most importantly, the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting our Canadian Applied Mathematics Community. Thanks for your support of our society!

Your membership co-chairs, Ronald Haynes and Matt Davison


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2013 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award Call for Nominations

REMINDER - DEADLINE January 31, 2014

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) would like to invite nominations for the 2013 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/nominations by January 31, 2014, 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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2014 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award Call for Nominations

REMINDER - DEADLINE January 31, 2014

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences are pleased to announce the 2014 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. The nominee should hold a tenure-track position at a Canadian university and the research on which the award is based 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 prize recipient will be invited to deliver a plenary lecture at the CAIMS Annual Meeting in the year of the award.

Nominations must be submitted by January 31, 2014 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. In the case of very interdisciplinary research, the support letters should address the nominee's contributions in both applied mathematics and the area of application.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Unsuccessful nominations for candidates who continue to meet the eligibility criteria may be renominated with an updated CV and publication list, and if desired, new letters of support.


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2014 CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize Call for Nominations

REMINDER - DEADLINE January 31, 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.

Nominations must be submitted online at www.caims.ca/nominations by January 31, 2014, 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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2014 CAIMS-Mprime Industrial Mathematics Prize Call for Nominations

REMINDER - DEADLINE January 31, 2014

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/nominations by January 31, 2014, 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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2014 Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award Call for Nominations

REMINDER - DEADLINE January 31, 2014

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 online at www.caims.ca/nominations by January 31, 2014, and shall consist of:

  • a letter outlining the candidate's contributions to Canadian Applied Mathematics and signed by at least two CAIMS members,
  • a curriculum vitae.

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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CAIMS*SCMAI 2014 Election: Call for Nominations

REMINDER - DEADLINE January 31, 2014

CAIMS*SCMAI will be holding an election next winter (March 2014) for:

  • Two Member-at-Large positions on the Board of Directors
  • Treasurer
  • Communications Officer

The member-at-large positions held by Matt Davison, Hongmei Zhu, and Nilima Nigam will come to an end in 2014. Due to a tied election in 2013, resulting in an additional member-at-large, the upcoming three vacancies will be filled by two new members. These member-at-large positions will be for a three-year term. The appointments of Treasurer and Communications Officer will be for two years.

The position of Communications Officer was introduced this year following approval at the 2013 Annual General Meeting. A description of this position is as follows:

The Communications Officer is a member of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee. The main duties of the Communications Officer are to manage those affairs of CAIMS*SCMAI that concern public visibility, promotion of CAIMS*SCMAI and the professional activities of the membership. As well as short-term activities to do with the day-to-day activities of CAIMS*SCMAI, the Communications Officer will manage long-term development of communications technology that supports the goals of CAIMS*SCMAI. In this role, the Communications Officer will work closely with the Secretary and Treasurer. The precise duties of the Communications Officer shall be determined by the Board of Directors and are likely to evolve with the needs of the corporation. The ideal nominee will be bilingual (English/French).

All members of CAIMS*SCMAI are invited to put forward names of candidates for these offices. Nominations should reach the CAIMS Secretary, Sharene Bungay <sharene@mun.ca> by January 31, 2014.


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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).

Past issues are available on the web at http://www.caims.ca/content/e-news-archive
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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