CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 15, Number 2

January 21, 2015.

Editor: Sharene Bungay (sharene@mun.ca)

CONTENT

Society News

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

Other News

  9. ICIAM Dianoia Newsletter - October 2014
10. Book advertisement: DNA of Mathematics
11. First Call for Participation in: “Domain Decomposition Methods for PDEs" Short Course + Collaborative Workshop
12. The 5th International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Populations in Biological Systems (ICMA-V)

13. CAIMS*SCMAI E-news Information


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2015 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.

Also please encourage your department chair to renew (or start!) an institutional membership.

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 committee chair,
Ronald Haynes


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CAIMS 2015 Annual Meeting

You are invited to participate in the 2015 AMMCS-CAIMS Congress, Waterloo, Canada (June 7-12, 2015).

Abstract submission is now open. Plenary speakers at the Congress include R. Albert (Penn State), T. Bielecki (Illinois Institute of Technology), C. Budd (University of Bath), Wing Kam Liu (Northwestern University), S. Mallat (Ecole Normale Superieure), K. Oosterlee (Delft University of Technology and CWI), S. Schreiber (University of California, Davis), E. Vanden-Eijnden (Courant Institute, New York University), Y. Yi (University of Alberta), N. Zabaras (University of Warwick). Refereed proceedings will be published by Springer and selected papers, presented at the conference, will be invited to several journal issues.

The Congress is an international event combining the AMMCS and CAIMS meetings at the same location. It focuses on recent advances in Applied Mathematics, Modeling and Computational Science (AMMCS) and includes major CAIMS Scientific Themes. The 2015 AMMCS-CAIMS Congress is organized in cooperation with AIMS and SIAM and will take place in Waterloo, ON, Canada, June 7-12, 2015.

Further details are at the conference website: http://www.ammcs-caims2015.wlu.ca (contact us at ammcs-caims2015@wlu.ca).

We look forward to welcoming you in Waterloo.
AMMCS-CAIMS Congress Organizing Committee


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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 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 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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ICIAM Dianoia Newsletter

Dear Colleagues,

The October 2014 issue of the ICIAM Dianoia Newsletter is now available.

Please visit http://www.iciam.org/News to download a PDF copy of DIANOIA from the link that you will find there.

Best wishes,
Barbara Keyfitz

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ICIAM DIANOIA VOLUME 2 NUMBER 4

CONTENTS

 2 Invited Speakers of ICIAM 2015
 3 Call for parallel sessions: Science conference
         “Our Common Future Under Climate
          Change” in Paris 2015 — Anne-Sophie Stevance
 3 Invited Speakers of ICIAM2015: Profiles Part I
 6 The IMA Small Grant Scheme — Iain Duff
 7 Call for Nominations for ICIAM Officers:
           Secretary, Treasurer, Officers-at-Large
 8 7th Elgersburg School on Mathematical Systems
           Theory — Achim Ilchmann, Timo Reis & Fabian Wirth
 8 The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
           Celebrates 50 Years — Rebecca Waters
12 Volume 2: Table of Contents
13 ERC Support of Frontier Research in Mathematics
            - Pavel Exner & Zdenek Strakoš
15 Press Release: 2015 ICIAM Prizes Announced
17 ICIAM 2015 Mini-symposia — Extended deadlines
22 Save the Date!
23 About ICIAM


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Book advertisement: DNA of Mathematics

The following book is available on Friesenpress.com and other online bookstores (Amazon, Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iTunes, Google Bay and many more).

DNA OF MATHEMATICS - By Dr. Mehran Basti


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First Call for Participation in:

“Domain Decomposition Methods for PDEs" 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. 4, 2015 — Aug. 8, 2015 - Halifax, NS, Canada

The use of computational methods to treat mathematical models in science and engineering is widespread. Such models often involve PDEs, and the efficiency of these algorithms on modern high performance computing systems relies on the ability to parallelize the computations. The aim of this workshop is to provide an introduction to the state of the art in theory and practical applications of domain decomposition (DD) methods for PDEs. DD methods are a divide and conquer approach to solving PDEs, splitting the global problem into small pieces whose solutions are obtained on individual processors or cores. These local solutions are then recombined to give a solution to the global problem.

The program will begin with a two-day short course given by Prof. Martin Gander (Geneva). Prof. Gander is an internationally recognized leading expert in Schwarz methods - a class of DD methods for steady state and time dependent PDEs. Prof. Gander has taught similar courses in Europe and Asia. The middle component of the program will focus on presentations by researchers whose work may benefit from the use of DD methods for PDEs arising as mathematical models in practical applications. The final segment of the program will feature a workshop format in which breakout teams will investigate the process of introducing DD techniques into the numerical simulations that arise in the applications identified earlier. This segment will also include several talks by researchers working in DD methods.

The organizers invite participation by researchers in DD methods for PDEs, researchers working in applied PDEs whose work may benefit from the use of DD methods for PDEs, students and post docs. The program will have room for 5 - 8 talks by researchers in application domains. For researchers in DD methods for PDEs, the primary form of participation will be through the collaborative workshop teams but there will also be room for a limited number of contributed talks.

Confirmed DD experts include David Keyes (Kaust), Victorita Dolean (Nice) and Felix Kwok (Hong Kong Baptist).

Some funding for students will be available.
More information and registration details will appear shortly at
http://www.math.mun.ca/anasc/

Sincerely,

Herman Brunner (Hong Kong Baptist and Memorial)
Ronald D. Haynes (Memorial)
Paul Muir (Saint Mary’s)
David Iron (Dalhousie)


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The 5th International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Populations in Biological Systems (ICMA-V)

The 5th International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Populations in Biological Systems (ICMA-V) will be held on October 2-4, 2015 at the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario, Canada. This will be the first time for a conference in this series to be held outside the United States. The confirmed plenary speakers are

Michael Doebeli, University of British Columbia
Natalia Komarova, University of California-Irvine
Sebastian Schreiber, University of California at Davis
Hal Smith, Arizona State University
Jianhong Wu, York University

The previous four successful conferences in this series were held respectively at University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, October 2007 (ICMA-I), University of Alabama Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama, October 2009 (ICMA-II), Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, October 2011 (ICMA-III), Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, October 2013 (ICMA-IV).

For more information, please visit:
http://www.apmaths.uwo.ca/~xzou/ICMA-V/main.html

Advisory Committee:

Jim Cushing, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Jia Li, University of Alabama at Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama
Saber Elaydi, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
Linda Allen, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Organizing Committee:

Lindi Wahl (lwahl@uwo.ca), Appl. Math., UWO
Pei Yu (pyu@uwo.ca), Appl. Math., UWO
Liana Zenette (lzanette@uwo.ca), Biology, UWO
Xingfu Zou (Chair) (xzou@uwo.ca), Appl. Math., UWO


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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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