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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 14, Number 8

Editor: Sharene Bungay (


Society News

1. CAIMS*SCMAI 2014: Register now!
2. CAIMS*SCMAI 2016 Annual Meeting: Invitation for bids

Other News

3. Postdoctoral Fellowship – Computational Modelling of Disease Epidemics, Agent-Based Modelling Laboratory, York University

4. CAIMS*SCMAI E-news Information

Item 1

CAIMS*SCMAI 2014: Register now!

The Annual Meeting of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS 2014) is taking place from June 22 to 26, 2014 at the Delta Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon, SK.

An up-to-date listing of the programme can be found at

To register, please visit

or go directly to

To reserve a room at the conference hotel, please visit…

Residence rooms on the University of Saskatchewan campus are available.

Please follow…

for more information or,%202014.pdf

to register.

There are also spots left for the Software Carpentry Bootcamp.

Questions can be directed to

We look forward to seeing you in Saskatoon!

Item 2

CAIMS*SCMAI 2016 Annual Meeting: Invitation for bids

The CAIMS*SCMAI Board invites bids for the 2016 Annual Meeting (typically to be held in late June) from Departments and/or Institutions. Any member wishing to hold the 2016 meeting should first consult with close colleagues willing to offer support and then contact either the President, President-Elect, or Secretary with an expression of interest and/or to discuss informally.

There is no formal procedure to make a bid, and a variety of geographic and logistical considerations are taken into account when the Board decides on the winning bid. Normally however the CAIMS*SCMAI Board would like to consider all proposals and make a decision before the end of 2014.

Item 3

Postdoctoral Fellowship – Computational Modelling of Disease Epidemics
Agent-Based Modelling Laboratory, York University

Deadline: June 30, 2014

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Computational Modelling of Disease Epidemics at the Agent-Based Modelling Laboratory (ABM-Lab). The successful candidate will be expected to play a major role in trans-disciplinary projects involving university-industry partnership. The research will apply computational techniques, data analysis and visualization, and software engineering practices to develop novel agent-based models of disease spread and apply them to evaluate policy effectiveness. These models will address strategies for the use of new influenza vaccines to reduce burden of specific population settings. Under the supervision of Dr. Seyed Moghadas, the successful applicant will work collaboratively with the industrial partner in this project.

Applicants should have significant practical experience for computer programming of large-scale simulations and one or more areas of epidemiology, agent-based disease modeling, statistical analysis of large databases, or multi-agent-systems. The successful candidate will have excellent English language communication skills (both written and verbal). Previous experience working in a trans-disciplinary research environment, writing scientific articles, experience with GPU and parallel programming, and machine learning would be an asset.

Applicants must be within 4 years of having completed their PhD in a field that is relevant to the research project (e.g., computational biology, bioinformatics, applied mathematics or computer science, software engineering, computer engineering). The initial appointment will be for one year beginning July 2014 or soon after (but no later than July 31, 2014). Extension of the appointment for the second year is possible, but subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance during the first year. The salary commensurate with the experience of the candidate in the range of $38,000 to $46,000 CDN (including benefits).

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae along with complete contact information, copies of 2 recent publications (if applicable), a one page summary of research experience and its relevance to the objectives of this position, and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to We appreciate receiving applications; however, only selected applicants will be contacted. Position is subject to funding approval

Item 4

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:

Sharene Bungay, 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 Sharene Bungay as above.


The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society, which dates from 1979, has a growing presence in industrial, mathematical, scientific and technological circles within and outside of Canada.

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