CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 14, Number 3

March 4, 2014.

Editor: Sharene Bungay (sharene@mun.ca)

CONTENT

Society News

1. 2014 CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize
2. 2014 CAIMS-Mprime Industrial Mathematics Prize
3. DEADLINE EXTENSION - CAIMS*SCMAI 2014 Call for Proposals
4. CAIMS*SCMAI 2014 Registration now open

5. CAIMS*SCMAI E-news Information


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2014 CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize

CAIMS*SCMAI is pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 CAIMS*SCMAI Research Award. This is the society's preeminent research award and recognizes innovative and exceptional research contributions in applied or industrial mathematics. The 2014 awardee is Professor Michael Doebeli of the University of British Columbia for his contributions to the mathematical theory of the evolution of diversity and the evolution of cooperation.

Michael Doebeli is one of the foremost applied mathematicians working in evolutionary biology in the world. He is the main authority for the mathematical theory of the evolution of organismal diversity, and his research led to a paradigm shift in how scientists understand the origin of new species. Once viewed as theoretically impossible, biologists now accept Doebeli's work showing that sympatric speciation, that is, the formation of new species in the absence of geographic separation, is
theoretically plausible, and that it occurs in natural and experimental systems. Doebeli has also made major contributions to the theory of cooperation, where his work has led to a unified understanding of the evolution of cooperation in natural systems ranging from microbes to complex human societies.


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2014 CAIMS-MPrime Industrial Mathematics Prize

CAIMS*SCMAI and MPrime are pleased to announce that Prof. John Stockie of Simon Fraser University has been awarded the 2014 CAIMS-MPrime Industrial Mathematics Prize. This prize is awarded in recognition of exceptional research in any branch of industrial mathematics.

John Stockie’s industrial modelling work has had an important impact in the energy industry (Ballard Power Systems), agriculture (North American Maple Syrup Council), and pollution control (Teck-Cominco). In his letter of support, a representative at Teck Metals Ltd writes “Dr. Stockie has provided excellent value to Teck, with innovative solutions to extremely complex problems." Academic letters of support were also enthusiastic, “one could consider Dr Stockie an ambassador for the discipline, whose work is ideally suited to raise public awareness for the usefulness of mathematical and computational sciences in real world applications," and “He has also been a dedicated and effective advocate of the importance of mathematics to industry, while also successfully training a new generation of industrial mathematicians." Dr Stockie has obtained significant research results in computational fluid dynamics, free boundary value problems and multiphase reactant flows in porous media, that have been published in journals of the highest standards including SIAM Review, SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics, and Journal of Computational Physics. Aside from his scientific activity, Dr. Stockie has played an important leadership role in industrial mathematics in Canada as one of the key individuals who made the MITACS NCE (now MPrime) an incredible success over a twelve year period.


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DEADLINE EXTENSION - CAIMS*SCMAI 2014 Call for Proposals

The Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics (CAIMS 2014) will take place from June 22 to 26, 2014 at the Delta Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon, SK.

For more information, please see

http://caims2014.caims.ca/

Questions can be directed to

caims2014@caims.ca

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Call for Minisymposia - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 31, 2014

The organizing committee is now accepting proposals for minisymposia. The proposals should contain the following information:

  • Name(s) of the minisymposium organizer(s).
  • Affiliation(s) and e-mail(s) of the minisymposium organizer(s).
  • Title of the minisymposium.
  • A 100-word description of the minisymposium.
  • List of potential speakers. A minisymposium should have 4 speakers.

Minisymposia are scheduled to be 120 minutes (four 25-minute talks plus 5 minutes for questions / audience transit time).

Proposals for minisymposia will be accepted until MARCH 31, 2014 and can be entered on-line at

http://caims2014.caims.ca/caims2014/Submissions_caims2014/mini_symposium...

Final acceptance will be confirmed by APRIL 15, 2014.

Speaker titles and abstracts for approved minisymposia will be due before March 31, 2014. Submission details will be provided to the minisymposia organizers.

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Call for Contributed Talks - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 31, 2014

The organizing committee is now accepting proposals for contributed talks. The proposals should contain the following information:

  • Name(s) of the presenter (and all co-authors).
  • Affiliation(s) of presenter (and all co-authors).
  • Title of the talk.
  • A 100-word abstract.

Proposals for contributed talks will be accepted until MARCH 31, 2014 and can be entered on-line at

http://caims2014.caims.ca/caims2014/Submissions_caims2014/talk_contribut...

Final acceptance will be confirmed by APRIL 15, 2014.

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Call for Poster Presentations - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 31, 2014

We are accepting proposals for poster presentations. The proposals should contain the following information:

  • Name(s) of presenter (and all co-authors).
  • Affiliation(s) of presenter (and all co-authors).
  • Title of the poster.
  • A 75-word abstract.

Proposals for poster presentations will be accepted until MARCH 31, 2014 and can be entered on-line at

http://caims2014.caims.ca/caims2014/Submissions_caims2014/poster_contrib...

Final acceptance will be confirmed by APRIL 15, 2014.


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CAIMS*SCMAI 2014 Registration now open

Registration is now open for the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS 2014) taking place from June 22 to 26, 2014 at the Delta Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon, SK.

To register, visit

http://caims2014.caims.ca/

or go directly to

https://www.regonline.ca/caimsscmaiannualmeeting2014

Register soon! Early-bird registration prices end May 16, 2014!

Questions can be directed to

caims2014@caims.ca


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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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