CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 14, Number 4

March 18, 2014.

Editor: Sharene Bungay (sharene@mun.ca)

CONTENT

Society News

1. 2014 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award
2. 2014 Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award
3. REMINDER - CAIMS*SCMAI 2014 Call for Proposals
4. REMINDER - CAIMS*SCMAI 2014 Registration now open

Other News

5. AARMS-CRM Collaborative Workshop and Short Course - "Recent Developments in Adaptive Methods for PDEs"
6. The Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software


7. CAIMS*SCMAI E-news Information


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2014 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award

CAIMS and PIMS are pleased to announce that Prof. Geoff Wild of the University of Western Ontario has been awarded the 2014 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award in Applied Mathematics. Prof. Wild obtained his PhD in 2004 from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen's University. Since 2004 he has held post-doctoral positions at both Queen's University and the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Wild joined the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Western Ontario in 2008 as an Assistant Professor. He will receive his award and delivery a plenary lecture at the 2014 Annual CAIMS*SCMAI meeting in Saskatoon in June, 2014.

Prof. Wild was cited "for his creative use of mathematical modelling to address fundamental questions in evolutionary biology".

Prof. Wild harnesses approaches from dynamical systems and stochastic processes to investigate the adaptive significance of animal behaviour. He has tackled a variety of topics, including parental investment in offspring, animal movement, altruism, and pathogen virulence. His most recent work focuses on the evolutionary transition of populations of solitary individuals into those with more complex, social organization.


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2014 Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award

CAIMS*SCMAI is happy to announce that the recipient of the 2014 Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award is Professor Arvind Gupta of UBC.

Under Arvind’s leadership MITACS brought about a change in the way in which much of applied mathematics was carried out in Canada and an equally important change in the perception of the mathematical sciences by Canadian industry and public sector. The injection of new funding into the mathematical sciences enabled networks of researchers to collaboratively tackle important industrial projects while at the same time developing research infrastructure. The range of scientific areas addressed by mathematical methodologies also expanded into non-traditional areas of “industrial mathematics”. The seamless inclusion of statistical, computing and engineering scientists within the MITACS networks broke down barriers and brought these disciplines closer to each other as well as to the research sponsors. MITACS was a ready supporter of inter-institute and inter-society initiatives, sponsoring study groups and conferences. In particular, MITACS leadership in the ICIAM 2011 organisation in Vancouver was a key factor in its success. While MITACS success was also built on the hard work of many CAIMS*SCMAI members (and non-members), working both scientifically and administratively across Canada, Prof. Gupta’s inclusive and constructive attitude, coupled with his energetic and visionary leadership were a key ingredient and his service to the Canadian Applied Mathematics community at large is exemplary.


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REMINDER - CAIMS*SCMAI 2014 Call for Proposals

The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (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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REMINDER - 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!

Sign up for a tour of the Canadian Light Source or the Software Carpentry Workshop! (Don't delay --- space is limited.)

Questions can be directed to

caims2014@caims.ca


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"Recent Developments in Adaptive Methods for PDEs", AARMS-CRM Collaborative Workshop and Short Course, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, Canada, Aug 17-22, 2014.

Registration now open!!

Second Call for Participation in: "Recent Developments in Adaptive Methods for PDEs" AARMS-CRM Short Course + Collaborative Workshop, organized by the Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) Collaborative Research Group in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, Aug. 17-22, 2014, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

St. John's is the most easterly point and the oldest city in North America. Connected to Canada and the US with direct flights from Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and Newark and a short (4-5 hr) direct flight from Heathrow!

The aim of this workshop is to provide an introduction to the state of the art in theory and practical applications of adaptivity in PDEs. The program will begin with a two-day short course, "Adaptive Methods for the Numerical Solution of PDEs", given by Dr. Weizhang Huang (University of Kansas). The middle component of the program will focus on presentations by researchers whose work may benefit from the use of adaptive techniques for PDEs arising as mathematical models in practical applications. The final segment of the program will feature a workshop format in which breakout teams, consisting of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows led by experts on theoretical or computational aspects of adaptive methods for PDEs, will investigate the process of introducing adaptive techniques into the numerical simulations that arise in the applications identified earlier. The segment will also include several talks by researchers working in adaptivity for PDEs.

There are 3 ways to participate:

  • attend the short course and workshop!
  • present an academic or industrial applied problem which may benefit from the use of adaptive PDE techniques
  • present recent research results on adaptive methods for PDEs and work on the collaborative workshop teams

Registration is required. Partial travel support is available. Further details and registration information are available at http://www.math.mun.ca/anasc/workshop.html

Email: rhaynes AT mun.ca for more information.


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The Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software
(see attached also)

In honour of the outstanding contributions of James Hardy Wilkinson to the field of numerical software, Argonne National Laboratory, the National Physical Laboratory, and the Numerical Algorithms Group award the Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software (US $3000).

The 2015 prize will be awarded at the International Conference in Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) in Beijing, China, August 2015.

Entries must be received by July 1, 2014. Additional details on the Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software and the official rules can be found at the URL:
http://www.nag.co.uk/other/WilkinsonPrize.html

Submissions can be sent by email to wilkinson-prize@nag.co.uk, contact this address for further information.

Previous prizes have also been awarded at ICIAM:

1991 - Linda Petzold for DASSL
1995 - Chris Bischof and Alan Carle for ADIFOR 2.0
1999 - Matteo Frigo and Steven Johnson for FFTW
2003 - Jonathan Shewchuk for Triangle
2007 - Wolfgang Bangerth, Ralf Hartmann and Guido Kanschat for deal.II
2011 - Andreas Waechter and Carl D. Laird for Ipopt


Mike Dewar, Maurice Cox, Jorge Moré
Board of Trustees
NAG, NPL, ANL


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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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