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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 17, Number 9

December 7, 2017

Editor: Justin Wan (secretary@caims.ca)

CONTENT

1.  Obituary of Dr. Herb Freedman
2.  2018 CAIMS*SCMAI Membership Renewal
3.  2017 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award: Call for Nominations
4.  2018 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award: Call for Nominations
5.  2018 CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize: Call for Nominations
6.  2018 CAIMS-Fields Industrial Mathematics Prize: Call for Nominations
7.  2018 Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award: Call for Nominations
8.  International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods at MUN
9.  Tenure-Track Positions, Computer Science, University of Toronto

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Obituary of Dr. Herb Freedman
(by T. Hillen)

On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, Dr. Herb Freedman, one of the visionaries of
Applied Mathematics in Canada, has passed away.

After receiving his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1967, he joined the
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of
Alberta in the same year. He rose through the ranks and achieved Full Professor
status in 1978 and Professor Emeritus status in 1997. Herb served the Applied
Mathematics community as director of the Applied Mathematics Institute, as
editor of CAMQ, contact person to the Rocky-Mountain Consortium, as organizer
of Butler conferences and CAIMS conferences, as Acting Chair, and as Acting
Vice Dean. Herb is known as an expert in dynamical systems and as one of the
pioneers in mathematical biology, in particular the application of reaction-
diffusion systems to predator-prey, competition and disease models. Late in his
career he developed reaction-diffusion models for the mathematical modelling of
cancer and chemotherapy, and a series of papers in this subject appeared in
the early 2000s. As Professor Emeritus, Herb actively participated in the
activities of the Applied Mathematics Institute and the Centre for Mathematical
Biology. We are missing a great researcher, teacher and friend.

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2018 CAIMS*SCMAI Membership Renewal

With the coming of the new year, it’s time to renew your CAIMS membership
(or sign up for a convenient lifetime membership!). Renewal is easy by simply
clicking the link below:

Individual memberships
http://www.caims.ca/content/individual-membership

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

Institutional memberships
http://www.caims.ca/content/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!

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2017 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award Call for Nominations

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) would like to
invite nominations for the 2016 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,
2018, 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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2018 CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award Call for Nominations

Each year the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) and
the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) awards a prize to a
promising early-career researcher.

Nominations for the 2018 Early Career Award open December 1, 2017. I hope that
if you know of an accomplished junior colleague you will consider putting
her/him forward for consideration.

The CAIMS-PIMS Early Career prize is to be awarded to a researcher less than
ten years past the date of Ph.D. at the time of nomination (e.g. 2008 or later
for 2018 prize). The prize recognizes exceptional research in any branch of
applied mathematics, interpreted broadly. The nominee’s research should have
been conducted primarily in Canada or in affiliation with a Canadian university.

The award will consist of a cash prize of 1000 CAD and a commemorative plaque
that will be presented at the CAIMS Annual Meeting. The recipient will be
invited to deliver a plenary lecture at the CAIMS Annual Meeting in the year of
the award. A travel allowance will be provided.

Nominations should 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.

The Award Committee asks that materials for the nomination be submitted on or
before January 31, 2018, using the on-line tool found at:

https://www.caims.ca/content/caimspims-early-career-award-0

A list of recent award recipients can be found at:

https://www.caims.ca/prizes/caimspims-early-career-award

Questions may be directed to the email address below. We look forward to
hearing from many of you!

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2018 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. The society’s preeminent
research 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,
2018, 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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2018 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,
2018, 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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2018 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,
2018, 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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International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods at MUN

We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Numerical Analysis and
Scientific Computing at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) will host the
25th International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods (DD25) at MUN, in
St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada from July 23 to 27, 2018. The conference will
be proceeded by a one day short course on the theory and practice of domain
decomposition methods, suitable for beginning graduate students, on Sunday July
22, 2018. This tutorial style course will be fantastic for students interested
in scientific computing and numerical analysis, but with little prior
experience with domain decomposition, and will lay the foundation for what will
prove to be a stimulating week!

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss recent developments in aspects of
domain decomposition methods, bringing together mathematicians, computational
scientists and engineers. The conference focuses on numerical analysis,
scientific and industrial applications, software development and high
performance computing.

We would like to extend our invitation for your participation and
contributions. We are now ready to receive proposals for minisymposia, via the
email address dd25@mun.ca . Submissions should take the form of a plain text
email, with the title and a brief description of the subject matter and
timeliness of the minisymposium. Please indicate the number of speakers
expected in your minisymposium, including a (tentative) list of speakers with
titles/topics, if possible. The deadline to receive minisymposia proposals is
January 19, 2018.

Registration will open soon. Potential participants are asked to fill out a
quick (anonymous) google form now, to help us make local arrangements for the
meeting: https://goo.gl/forms/6PkxlWESDYxhGgo32

For more information, visit the conference website, dd25.math.mun.ca, or email
dd25@mun.ca

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Tenure-Track Positions, Computer Science, University of Toronto

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto invites
applications for several tenure-stream faculty positions in
* Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
* Data Visualization (joint position with the Department of Statistical
Sciences)
* Robotics
* Computer Systems
* Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
* Computer Science Education
* Sustainability and Climate Informatics (joint position with the School of
the Environment)

For further information, please go to the website
http://web.cs.toronto.edu/dcs/contact/employmentopp.htm

 

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Justin Wan, CAIMS*SCMAI Secretary Email: secretary@caims.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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