CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 14, Number 10

November 4, 2014.

Editor: Sharene Bungay (sharene@mun.ca)

CONTENT

Society News

 1. CAIMS 2015 Annual Meeting 
 2. 2014 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award Call for Nominations 
 3. 2015 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award Call for Nominations
 4. 2015 CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize Call for Nominations
 5. 2015 CAIMS-Fields Industrial Mathematics Prize Call for Nominations
 6. 2015 Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award Call for Nominations
 7. CAIMS*SCMAI 2015 Election: Call for Nominations
 8. CAIMS*SCMAI Activity Group Leaders

Other News

 9. Coxeter Assistant Professorships
    Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)
    Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
10. Tenure-stream appointment in Mathematics and Computer Science
       Department of Mathematics and Department of Computer Science
       University of Toronto
11. Tenure-track Assistant Professor positions
       Mathematics Department, University of British Columbia
12. Tenure-track Instructor I positions
      Mathematics Department, University of British Columbia

13. CAIMS*SCMAI E-news Information


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CAIMS 2015 Annual Meeting

The CAIMS 2015 Annual Meeting will be held June 7-12 in Waterloo, Ontario, joint with AMMCS.

Themes (and organizers) for the meeting include:

  • The 2nd Canadian Symposium on Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis (Scott MacLachlan, Justin Wan, Hans de Sterck, Ben Adcock)
  • Industrial Mathematics (Huaxiong Huang, John Stockie, Odile Marcotte, Sean Bohun)
  • Mathematical Biology (Frithjof Lutscher, Lea Popovic, Rebecca Tyson, Connell McCluskey)
  • Applied analysis and dynamical systems (Xingfu Zou, Dmitry Pelinovsky, David Iron)
  • Applied and computational mechanics (Marek Stasna, Bartek Protas, Il Yong Kim)

More information can be found on the meeting website at http://www.ammcs-caims2015.wlu.ca/


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2014 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award Call for Nominations

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) would like to invite nominations for the 2014 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, 2015, 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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2015 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 2015 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, 2015 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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2015 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 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, 2015, 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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2015 CAIMS-Fields Industrial Mathematics Prize Call for Nominations

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) and the Fields Institute would like to invite nominations for the CAIMS-Fields 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, 2015, 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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2015 Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) would like to invite nominations for the Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award. This award honours members of CAIMS/SCMAI for outstanding service to the society or to Applied Mathematics in Canada. The award is named after its first recipient, and was initiated as a means to honour Arthur for his years of unselfish service to the society. Arthur was a founding member of CAIMS/SCMAI and acted as its Secretary/Treasurer for eight years.

Nominations must be submitted online at www.caims.ca/nominations by January 31, 2015, 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 2015 Election: Call for Nominations

CAIMS*SCMAI will be holding an election next winter (March 2015) for:

  • One Member-at-Large position on the Board of Directors
  • Secretary
  • President-Elect

The member-at-large position will fill the position to be vacated by Roderick Melnik, whose term will come to an end in 2015. The Secretary position will be vacated by Sharene Bungay. The President-Elect position will be vacated by Ray Spiteri, who will become President at the 2015 Annual Meeting. At that time, Ian Frigaard will become the Past-President, in the position vacated by Jianhong Wu. The Secretary and President-Elect appointments will be for two years, while the member-at-large position will be for a three-year term.

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, 2015.


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CAIMS*SCMAI Activity Group Leaders

The following Activity Groups have new leaders:

Please contact them regarding membership, announcements, events, funding linked to the respective Activity Group.


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Coxeter Assistant Professorships
Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)
Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

The Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), and the Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto, invite applications for three-year limited term Coxeter Assistant Professorships. The expected start date of the appointments is July 1, 2015.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking the following link http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/6370. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2014.

For more information, please see:
http://www.math.toronto.edu/ and http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/math-cs-stats/.

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in the world. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applicants from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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Tenure-stream appointment in Mathematics and Computer Science
Department of Mathematics and Department of Computer Science
University of Toronto

The University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Mathematics and Computer Science. The position is 75% in the Department of Mathematics and 25% in the Department of Computer Science. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2015.

Areas of interest include applied computational geometry, discrete differential geometry, analysis/visualization of multidimensional data, security/privacy, and complexity.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking the following link https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/6272. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2014.

The University offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in the world. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor positions
Mathematics Department, University of British Columbia

The Mathematics Department at the University of British Columbia is seeking outstanding candidates for one position, subject to funding, at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level, with a starting date of July 1, 2015. The position requires a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics or a related discipline, Postdoctoral experience and an outstanding internationally recognized research track record, with publications in the top journals in the field.  The priority research area is Scientific Computing. Preference will be given to candidates whose research either fits with or complements existing departmental strengths. Exceptional candidates may be considered from existing or emerging areas of research excellence in the department. Joint positions with other departments may also be possible.  The successful applicant will be expected to work in an area of interest to current faculty, to interact with related groups in the Department and will be expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels with evidence of the ability or potential to do so. The successful applicant will supervise graduate students and obtain external funding. The salary will be commensurate with experience and research record. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as described at:

http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/UBC/

Alternatively, applicants may send a current CV including a list of publications, statement of research and teaching interests, a teaching dossier or similar record of teaching experience, and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to:

Chair, Departmental Committee on Appointments
Department of Mathematics, #121-1984 Mathematics Road
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V6T 1Z2

In order to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2014.

The Department has strong connections with other mathematical institutes, such as the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), the Banff International Research Station (BIRS), and the UBC Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM). For more information see http://www.math.ubc.ca.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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The Mathematics Department at the University of British Columbia is seeking outstanding candidates for one position, subject to funding, at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level, with a starting date of July 1, 2015. The position requires a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics or a related discipline, Postdoctoral experience and an outstanding internationally recognized research track record, with publications in the top journals in the field. The priority research area is Fluid Mechanics. Preference will be given to candidates whose research either fits with or complements existing departmental strengths. Exceptional candidates may be considered from existing or emerging areas of research excellence in the department. Joint positions with other departments may also be possible. The successful applicant will be expected to work in an area of interest to current faculty, to interact with related groups in the Department and will be expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels with evidence of the ability or potential to do so. The successful applicant will supervise graduate students and obtain external funding. The salary will be commensurate with experience and research record. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as described at:

http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/UBC/

Alternatively, applicants may send a current CV including a list of publications, statement of research and teaching interests, a teaching dossier or similar record of teaching experience, and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to:

Chair, Departmental Committee on Appointments
Department of Mathematics, #121-1984 Mathematics Road
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V6T 1Z2

In order to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2014.

The Department has strong connections with other mathematical institutes, such as the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), the Banff International Research Station (BIRS), and the UBC Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM). For more information see http://www.math.ubc.ca.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


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Tenure-track Instructor I positions
Mathematics Department, University of British Columbia

The Department of Mathematics at the University of British Columbia Vancouver invites applications for tenure-track Instructor I positions. A successful candidate must have a demonstrated record of excellent teaching of mathematics at the undergraduate level, and a PhD in mathematics (MSc considered in exceptional circumstances). Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are required. Candidates with experience in computer and online tools for teaching mathematics, and in educational leadership are preferred and are particularly encouraged to apply. A description of the nature of an Instructor I appointment, and the criteria for achieving tenure are available at

http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/tenure-promotion-reappointment-co....

These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

The main responsibilities of the position are:

  • teaching first-year mathematics courses
  • development of curriculum and innovative teaching methodologies for mathematics courses, especially in lower level courses

Additional responsibilities will include one or more of the following:

  • participation in International Student Educational Initiatives
  • facilitating the learning and teaching of mathematics
  • teaching courses taught by the Mathematics Department for prospective elementary and high-school mathematics teachers
  • participation in team-teaching opportunities
  • administration related to undergraduate students
  • teacher training for graduate student and postdoctoral fellows
  • development of instructional technologies

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Deadline for applications: January 1, 2015

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line; submissions can be made at MathJobs.Org.

Alternatively, applicants may send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three names of referees, and a teaching dossier or evidence of teaching excellence. Candidates should include a brief teaching philosophy and a description of any experience in mentoring diverse student populations.

Professor Michael Bennett, Head
Department of Mathematics
University of British Columbia
#121 - 1984 Mathematics Road
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 1Z2


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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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