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Society News

1. CAIMS*SCMAI Online Membership Application and Renewals

2. Update on First Joint NAMIAM 2010

Other News

3. News from Fields Institute

4. Applied Mathematical Biology Position, York University

5. CAIMS*SCMAI E-news Information

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CAIMS*SCMAI Online Memberships and Renewals (by Lucy Campbell)

We are pleased to announce that we now have an online facility to allow CAIMS membership
renewals and new membership applications to be done online through a secure server. We
invite you to renew your membership for 2010 through this facility and to encourage
potential new members to use it to sign up for membership.

There is a link to the online system on the CAIMS main pages and and it can be accessed directly at

The first time you sign in, even if you are already a member of CAIMS, you
will have to create a profile and password for the online system, which you will use for
subsequent sign-ins. Once you finish the registration to join or renew your membership, a
link will be sent to you so you can print out an invoice. If you have any questions
concerning the functionality of the system, please direct them to the email address
given on the first page, with cc to the chair of the membership committee, Lucy Campbell

We are grateful to MITACS for providing us with this facility and helping us to set it
up. Thanks also to Joshua Dobbs of MITACS and our treasurer Paul Muir who have put a lot
of work into it in the past few months.

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Update on First Joint NAMIAM 2010 (Bob Russell)

As you will hopefully recall from an earlier announcement CAIMS is,
with its Mexican and U.S. counterparts the Mexican Mathematical Society and
SIAM, organizing the First Joint North American Meeting on Industrial and
Applied Mathematics, to be held at the Universidad del Mar in Huatulco,
Mexico on December 8-10, 2010. The goal is to bring together applied
mathematicians, computational scientists, and students with
interdisciplinary interests, from Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
Among its purposes is the enhancement and strengthening of the academic
relations between the three counties with respect to applied and industrial

The meeting as planned by our Mexican colleagues is to be centred around a
number of invited symposia, with their suggested topics being (1) Applied
Probability and Statistics, (2) Numerical Analysis and Linear Algebra,
(3) Optimization and Operation Research, (4) Biomathematics, (5) Oil, Weather and
Geo-science Modeling, (6) Computational Fluid Dynamics, (7)
Financial Mathematics and Economy, and (8) Inverse Problems and Control.
The Canadians who have graciously agreed to coordinate CAIMS portion of
these minisymposia are (1) David McDonald, (2) Chen Greif and Bob Russell,
(3) Patrice Marcotte, (4) Michael Mackey, (5) Nicholas Kevalahan, (6) Eliot
Fried, (7) Tom Salisbury, and (8) Uri Ascher and Huaxiong Huang.

In addition, there will be a General Session taking place in parallel to
these minisymposia and a Poster Session. It is hoped that CAIMS will be
well-represented in all of these sessions, and CRM, Fields, MITACS and PIMS
have all generously provided funding to help with travel expenses for
Canadians. The conference is an ideal opportunity for you, your students
and postdocs to highlight research activities and to learn about the state
of the art in several active areas of industrial and applied mathematics
within North America. You are strongly encouraged to participate.

Unfortunately, there is little time before the deadline for submitting
abstracts of June 27, 2010. For more information, visit the Conference web
pages at:

Thanks very much,
Bob Russell for the Canadian Steering Committee (which also includes Uri
Ascher, Barbara Keyfitz, and Michael Mackey)

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News from the Fields Institute (Carl Riehm)

The Institute has recently implemented a new program, Research Immersion Fellowships,
which provides financial support to individuals with high potential to re-enter an active
research career by participating in a thematic program, after an interruption due to
personal reasons, such as family responsibilities. There are no restrictions on the
nationality or country of employment of candidates for an immersion fellowship. For more
information, see

Some future activities which may be of interest to members of the CAIMS:

– 2011 (Winter/Spring)
Thematic Program on Dynamics and Transport in Disordered Systems
The program will be divided into three parts each concentrated around a week long
workshop: the topic of first part of the program (January, February) is stochastic
processes and random walks, the second topic is the heat transport and Fourier law
(March-April), and the third is instabilities in the Hamiltonian systems (roughly

Some further Fields supported events:

September 26-29, 2010
Variability Round Table

October 9-10, 2010
RECOMB Satellite Workshop on Comparative Genomics

October 21, 2010
Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance Group Meeting
Bruno Remillard (Department of Management Sciences, HEC Montreal)
Stewart Library, 2:00 p.m.

October 28, 2010
2010 IFID Conference on Lifecycle Theory

October 29, 2010
Workshop on Technology Integration in University Mathematics Instruction

November 4, 2010
Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance Group Meeting
Tony Ware (University of Calgary)
Wed Nov 24
3:00 p.m.
November 24 25, 2010
Physics/Fields Colloquium
Eitan Grinspun (Columbia University)
December 8-10, 2010
First Joint North American Meeting on Industrial and Applied Mathematics
SMM-SIAM-CAIMS, Oaxaca, Mexico
There are also regular seminars, such as
– Centre for Mathematical Medicine Seminar Series
– Colloquium/Seminar in Applied Mathematics
– Toronto Quantum Information Seminars
– Actuarial Science & Financial Mathematics Group Meetings
– PRMIA Risk Management Seminars
– Fields Industrial Optimization Seminar
– Seminar Series on Quantitative Finance
– Infectious Disease Epidemiology Afficionados
Links to these seminars can be found at

Deadlines and information for proposals and financial assistance can be found at

For more information on all activities at the Institute, please see

To be informed directly of upcoming Scientific Activities, please subscribe to our
emailing list at

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Applied Mathematical Biology Position, York University

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Science and Engineering

Applications are invited for one tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor
level in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science and
Engineering, to commence July 1, 2011. Applicants in all areas of Mathematical and
Computational Biology and Ecology will be considered, including Non-linear Dynamics of
Disease Mechanism, Biological Invasion, Population Dynamics, Epidemiological and
Ecological Modeling, BioInformatics and Health Informatics, Protein, Cellular and
Physiological Modeling and Stochastic Biological Modeling.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Mathematics or a related field and a proven
record of independent and collaborative interdisciplinary research. The successful
candidate must have a potential for research excellence and demonstrated excellence or
promise of excellence in teaching. Superior teaching will be an asset. Preference will
be given to candidates who can strengthen existing areas of present and ongoing research
activity in the department and in biological and life sciences across the university.
The successful candidate should be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of
Graduate Studies. All positions at York are subject to budgetary approval.

Applications must be received by December 15, 2010. Applicants should send a curriculum
vitae, an outline of their research plan and a description of teaching interests,
and arrange for three letters of recommendation (one of which should address teaching) to
be sent directly to:

Applied Mathematics Search Committee
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
N520 Ross, York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario
M3J 1P3 Canada

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be
found on York’s website at or a copy can be obtained by calling the
affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to
apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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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.

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please send an email message to Abba Gumel as above.


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