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Society News:

1. CAIMS*SCMAI 2010 Elections: Call for Nominations

2. CAIMS*SCMAI 2010 Annual Meeting

Other News:

3. Position for Deputy Director, Fields Institute

4. Tenure Track Position at McGill University

5. Some Upcoming Activities at PIMS

6. Computational Optimization, Modeling and Simulation (COMS 2010, Amsterdam)

7. Waves Phenomenon IV: University of Alberta 2010

8. Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh Prize

9. CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Information

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CAIMS*SCMAI 2010 Election: Call for Nominations (by Jianhong Wu)

CAIMS*SCMAI will be holding an election next winter (March 2010) for:

* Treasurer

* Two Members-at-Large on the Board of Directors

to fill the positions to be vacated, respectively, by Paul Muir,
Dhavide Aruliah and Ian

All members of CAIMS/SCMAI are invited to suggest names of candidates for
these offices. Nominations should reach the Chair of the Nominations
Jianhong Wu <> by January 15, 2010.

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CAIMS*SCMAI 2010 Annual Meeting

The 2010 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Applied Mathematical and
Industrial Society will be hosted by the Department of Mathematics and
Statistics at Memorial University, in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
on July 17-20, 2010.
The themes of the meeting are:

Dynamical Systems
Fluid Dynamics (CSFD-2010)
Mathematical Biology and Medicine
Mathematical and Theoretical Physics
Nonlinear Dynamics and Control
Ocean Modeling and Technology
Scientific Computing
Statistical and Population Genetics

There will be eight plenary lectures and numerous invited talks (20
minutes) on the above themes, and two special invited lectures.

Plenary Speakers:

Anthony Bloch (University of Michigan)
Marianna Braza (L’Institut de Mcanique des Fluides de Toulouse)
William F. Langford (University of Guelph)
Robert M. Miura (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
Bernard Molin (Ecole Centrale Marseille)
Bruno Nachtergaele (University of California at Davis)
Robert D. Russell (Simon Fraser University)
Elizabeth A. Thompson (University of Washington, Seattle)
Michael J. Ward (University of British Columbia)

In addition to these, we also call for minisymposia on any topics in
applied mathematics with a deadline being May 1, 2010. If you wish
to organize a Minisymposium, please send the name of the
organizer(s) and participants, their affiliation and e-mail contact
information and titles of the talks to one of the co-chairwomen of
the CAIMS*SCMAI 2010 Scientific Program by the address given below.

There will also be several contributed sessions, as well as a poster
session for graduate students to present their research results.

In the meeting, the annual CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prizes and CAIMS Doctoral
Dissertation Award will be presented to the recipients. In addition,
student poster prizes will also be selected and awarded.

For more information about this meeting, please visit the website:

which will be updated in a timely fashion, or contact one of the
co-chairwomen of the CAIMS*SCMAI 2010 Scientific Program

Serpil Kocabiyik (, Sharene Bungay (

We hope that you are able to participate and will make the
CAIMS*SCMAI 2010 meeting a successful one.

We look forward to seeing you and welcoming you at Memorial
University of Newfoundland.

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Position for Deputy Director, Fields Institute

This is a call for applications or nominations for the position of Deputy
Director of the Fields Institute for a term of three to five years beginning
July 1, 2010. The deputy director works closely with the director on all
aspects of the Institute’s oversight and program development.

Qualified candidates should be mathematical scientists with good management
skills, an excellent research record, and a strong interest in developing
the programs of the Institute. Women and members of under-represented groups
are encouraged to apply.

In the past, this position has been filled by a mathematical scientist
seconded from a local university, but we are also open to other strategies,
such as using this as an opportunity to recruit new faculty to Ontario.
Inquiries can be addressed to any member of the search committee: Edward
Bierstone (, Tom Salisbury
( and Mary Thompson (

A brief letter of application or nomination and a CV should be sent to:

Edward Bierstone, Director
The Fields Institute
222 College Street, 2nd floor
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5T 3J1

For more information visit

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Tenure Track Position at McGill University

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McGill University
invites applications for a tenure-track position in applied
mathematics. While appointments are expected to be made at the
Assistant Professor level, more senior applicants would be considered.

The appointment is expected to be in numerical analysis within the
broad area of differential equations and scientific computing.
Applicants should have expertise in both analytical and computational
aspects, and an active interest in problems driven by applications.

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 Department’s educational programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Applications should be made through MathJobs.Org (Position ID:
McGill-APNUM) and must include a curriculum vitae, a list of
publications, a research outline, a teaching statement which includes
an account of teaching experience, and at least four references (with
one addressing the teaching record). 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
(preferably through, though in exceptional circumstances
they may be mailed to Professor A.R. Humphries, Applied Mathematics
Search Committee, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill
University, 805 Sherbrooke St. W. Montreal, QC H3A 2K6, Canada).

To ensure full consideration, complete applications including letters
of reference should be received by 8th January 2010, 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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Some Upcoming Activities at PIMS

2009 Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar…

West Coast Optimization Meeting…

Wave Phenomena IV: Waves in Fluids from the Microscopic to the Planetary Scale

Summer School on Computer Models and Geophysical Risk Analysis: To be
scheduled in August 2010.

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Computational Optimization, Modelling and Simulation (COMS 2010)

Amsterdam, May 31-June 2, 2010

The workshop “Computational Optimization, Modelling and Simulation
(COMS 2010)” will be a part of the International Conference on
Computational Science (ICCS 2010). It intends to provide a forum and
foster discussion on the cross-disciplinary research and development
in computational optimization, computer modeling and simulations. It
will focus on new optimization algorithms, new trends, and latest
developments in numerical techniques as well as application studies of
optimization in science, engineering and industry.

Topics include (but not limited to):
– Computational optimization;
– Engineering optimization and design;
– Optimization of computationally expensive objective functions;
– Surrogate- and knowledge-based optimization algorithms;
– Integrated approach to optimization and simulation;
– Multiobjective optimization;
– New optimization algorithms;
– New modelling techniques related to optimization;
– Application case studies.

Scientific Program Committee:
– D. Echeverra, Stanford University, USA
– Z. W. Geem, IGlobal University, USA
– L. Leifsson, Reykjavik University, Iceland
– R. S. Parpinelli, University of Santa Catarina State, Brazil
– B. Protas, McMaster University, Canada
– J. Sklenar, University of Malta, Malta
– Q. J. Zhang, Carleton University, Canada

Selected papers will be considered for a post-conference special issue
of Int. J. Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Optimization (IJMMNO),
to be published in Nov 2010 (Vol. 1, No. 4).

Authors wishing to have their contribution considered for the workshop
should submit the paper before January 1, 2010, using the online
submission system of the ICCS 2010 conference (select “Computational
Optimization, Modeling and Simulation (COMS 2010)” in the “Workshop”
field). Information about paper format and submission procedure can be
found on the conference website at

Workshop organizers:

Dr. Xin-She Yang
Mathematical and Scientific Computing
National Physical Lab
Teddington, London TW11 1LW

Slawomir Koziel
Engineering Optimization & Modeling Center
School of Science and Engineering
Reykjavik University
Kringlunni 1
IS-103 Reykjavik, Iceland


Bartosz Protas
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA L8S 4K1
Phone: +1 (905) 525 9140 ext. 24116
Fax: +1 (905) 522 0935

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Wave Phenomena IV: Waves in fluids from the microscopic to the planetary scale
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, June 14-18, 2010

Dear Colleagues,

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, University of
Alberta, and the Applied Mathematics Institute are pleased to announce
that Wave Phenomena IV: Waves in Fluids from the Microscopic to the
Planetary Scale will be held June 14th – 18th, 2010 on the campus of
the University of Alberta in Edmonton, CANADA. This conference is
another in the highly successful series of Wave Phenomena meetings
held in 1983,1992, and 2001.

The 19 plenary speakers are:
Mark Ablowitz, Dept. Applied Mathematics, U. Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO
David Benney, Department of Mathematics, MIT,` Cambridge, MA
John Bush, Department of Mathematics, MIT,` Cambridge, MA
Roberto Camassa, Department of Mathematics, UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Colm-cille Caulfield, BP Institute, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Hsueh-Chia Chang, Dept. Chemical and Biomolecular Eng., U. Notre Dame,
Notre Dame, IN
Richard Craster, Dept. Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, U.
Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Roger Grimshaw, Dept. Mathematical Sciences, Loughborough University,
Loughborough, UK
Darryl Holm, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, London, UK
Tom Hou, Applied Mathematics, CalTech, Pasadena, CA
Paul Linden, Dept. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCSD, San Diego, CA
Chris Linton, School of Mathematics, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
John Lister, Dept. Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics,
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Andrew Majda, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU New York, NY
Alan Newell, Dept. of Mathematics, U. Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Richard Peltier, Dept. Physics, U. Toronto, Toronto, ON
Colin Rogers, Dept. Mathematics, Polytechnic University of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong
Harvey Segur, Dept. Applied Mathematics, U. Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO
Patrick Weidman, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, U. Colorado at Boulder,
Boulder, CO
For further information about Abstract submission, Registration and
Accommodation visit the conference URL:


Conference organizers:

Bryant Moodie

Andrew Bush

Richard Craster

Bruce Sutherland

Gordon Swaters

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Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh Prize

The English version follows the French one

Cher ami, chere amie

Le Prix Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh est cree pour que la memoire de notre collgue reste vivante et pour poursuivre son engagement en faveur des mathematiques en Afrique. Il sera attribue tous les ans un jeune mathematicien ou une jeune mathematicienne d’Afrique subsaharienne par un comite scientifique mis en place par le CIMPA. Il financera un sejour scientifique de quelques mois.

Nous sommes plus de 3000 avoir signe la Petition sur Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh . Nous esperons que nous seront nombreux participer la souscription internationale permettant de mettre en place le Prix Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh .

Vous pouvez contribuer la souscription sur le site

Vous pouvez aussi diffuser l’information sur le prix, l’appel candidatures est ouvert jusqu’au 15 novembre.


Aline Bonami, Alain Godinot, Marie-Francoise Roy

Dear friend,

The Prize “Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh” is created in memory of our
colleague and to continue its commitment to Mathematics in Africa. The
prize will be awarded annually to a young mathematician from
subsaharan Africa by a scientific committee set up by ICPAM. It will
fund a scientific visit.

There are more than 3000 of us who have signed the Petition on “Ibni
Oumar Mahamat Saleh”. We hope that there will be many of us
contributing to the international subscription for the Prize “Ibni
Oumar Mahamat Saleh”.

You can contribute to the subscription at the web site

You can also disseminate the information about the prize, the call for
candidates is opened until 15 November.

Best wishes

Aline Bonami, Alain Godinot, Marie-Francoise Roy

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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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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News, please send an email message to Abba Gumel as above.


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