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1. Reduced SIAM Membership for CAIMS*SCMAI Members

2. Tenure track positions at McGill University

3. SIAM Conference on Financial Mathematics, New Brunswick, New Jersey

4. CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Information

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CAIMS/SCMAI Members: Join SIAM at Reduced Rates!

Expand your network!

If you are a member of CAIMS/SCMAI and live outside the United States, you can now become a reciprocal member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) for 20% less than the standard dues. For 2009, the SIAM regular member dues of US $127 will be reduced to US $101.60 for CAIMS/SCMAI members in good standing who reside outside the USA.
You can join online or download a reciprocal member application at

Join SIAM for networking opportunities, visibility in the applied mathematics and computational science communities, and access to cutting-edge research.
Your membership will become active upon receipt of your application through December 31, 2009.

Let SIAM be another source for news and information about applied mathematics and computational science. A SIAM membership includes subscriptions to SIAM News and SIAM Review, and entitles you to substantial discounts on SIAM books, journals, and conferences.


Susan Whitehouse
Membership Manager
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics 3600 University City Science Center Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688 USA
Phone: +1-215-382-9800
Fax: +1-215-386-7999

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Tenure Track Positions at McGill University

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for as many as three tenure-track positions in applied mathematics. While appointments are expected to be made at the Assistant Professor level, applicants for a senior position will be considered.

The search will be conducted in the area of differential equations (partial, stochastic or functional) and dynamical systems, with numerical analysis of differential equations as the top priority area. We are particularly eager to hear from candidates whose work combines analytical and computational aspects, but also welcome candidates whose work is primarily analytic but driven in a significant way by applications. In view of a University-wide initiative in Systems Biology, this is an application area of potential interest for part of the search. For further information about applied mathematics at McGill, see

Candidates must have a doctoral degree at the date of appointment and a strong background in mathematics. They are expected to have demonstrated the capacity
for independent research of excellent quality. Selection criteria include research accomplishments, as well as potential contributions to the Departments educational programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a research outline, an account of teaching experience, a statement on teaching, and the names,
phone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least four references (with one addressing the teaching record). Submissions should be made through MathJobs.Org.
Candidates are also encouraged to provide web links for up to three selected reprints or preprints, or to upload them to MathJobs.Org.

Candidates must ensure that letters of reference are submitted either through MathJobs.Org or mailed to the following address:

Professor Georg Schmidt,
Chair, Applied Mathematics Search Committee,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
McGill University, 805 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal
QC H3A 2K6 Canada.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications including letters of reference should be received by November 30, 2008, but later applications may be considered.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity.
It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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SIAM Conference on Financial Mathematics, New Brunswick, New Jersey

The Activity Group on Financial Mathematics and Engineering focuses on research and practice in financial mathematics, computation, and engineering.
Its goals are to foster collaborations among mathematical scientists, statisticians, computer scientists, computational scientists, and researchers and practitioners in finance and economics, and to foster collaborations in the use of mathematical and computational tools in quantitative finance in the public and private sector. The activity group promotes and facilitates the development of financial mathematics and engineering as an academic discipline.
The conference will highlight the latest research in financial mathematics and engineering, with an emphasis on the following themes:
Credit Risk
Stochastic control and investment
Volatility trading and risk management
Numerical methods I: Computational PDE methods Numerical methods II: Monte Carlo methods Commodities/Energy and Environmental Finance Important Deadlines SUBMISSION DEADLINES May 22, 2008: Minisymposium proposals June 20, 2008: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers REGISTRATION DEADLINE October 27, 2008 HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLINE October 27, 2008

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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 (
Past issues are available on the web at

Submissions are welcome and should be sent in plain text format to:

Abba Gumel, CAIMS-SCMAI Secretary,

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.

If you wish to have your name removed from the e-mailing list for the CAIMS*SCMAI E-News, please send an email message to Abba Gumel as above.


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