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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 18, Number 7

November 30, 2018

Editor: Justin Wan (


1. 2019 CAIMS*SCMAI Membership Renewal
2. CAIMS 2019
3. The official CAIMS*SCMAI Journal: Mathematics in Science and Industry (MSI)
4. Uri Ascher was named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
5. ICIAM 2019
6. Assistant Professor in Applied Math and Engineering, Queen’s University

Item 1

2019 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

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

Institutional memberships

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!

Item 2

CAIMS 2019

The Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics (CAIMS 2019) will take place in Whistler, British Columbia, from June 9-13, 2019. The registration is now open! Detailed information can be found at

The organizers would like to invite members to submit proposals for mini- symposia in the theme areas and any other area in applied or industrial mathematics of interest. Please submit your proposal by December 15, 2018. Please use the following link for submission:

Contributed talks and poster submissions are also welcome. The deadline for submission of Contributed talks and poster submissions is March 30, 2019.

The scientific themes for this year include:

  • Compressed Sensing/Data Science
  • Scientific Computing
  • Math Biology & Mathematics in Health Sciences
  • Fluid Dynamics/Industrial Applications
  • Applied Analysis and PDEs
  • Mathematical Finance

The Keynote Speakers are

  • Joel Tropp, California Institute of Technology
  • Anna-Karin Tornberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
  • Rebecca Hoyle, University of Southhampton
  • Jun Zhang, New York University & Courant Institute
  • Catherine Sulem, University of Toronto
  • Rene Aid, Universite Paris-Dauphine

We look forward to seeing you at CAIMS 2019!

Item 3

The official CAIMS*SCMAI Journal: Mathematics in Science and Industry (MSI)

Help to build a strong reputation of CAIMS and MSI by submitting your next paper to MSI!

MSI is an international journal that covers all aspects of Applied Mathematics. High quality is ensured by an excellent board of associate editors:

Editors in chief:
Thomas Hillen (University of Alberta,
Ray Spiteri (University of Saskatchewan,

Associate Editors:
Lia Bronsard (McMaster University)
Richard Craster (Imperial College on London, UK)
Jane Heffernan (York University)
Nicholas Kevlahan (McMaster University)
Yong-Jung Kim (KAIST, Korea)
Mark Lewis (University of Alberta)
Kevin J. Painter (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
Vakhtang Putkaradze (University of Alberta)
John Stockie (Simon Fraser University)
Jie Sun (Clarkson University, USA)
Justin Wan (University of Waterloo)
Michael Ward (University of British Columbia)
Tony Ware (University of Calgary)

We invite original papers and proposals for special issues. The first MSI issue is planned to appear in March 2019.

For more details see:

Item 4

Uri Ascher was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

A lifetime member of CAIMS, Professor Uri Ascher (UBC) has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. The following is a citation of his achievements:

Uri Ascher has made fundamental contributions to scientific computing and its application in computer graphics, geophysics, image processing, robotics, semiconductors, fluid dynamics and finance. His achievements enhance our understanding of simulating constrained differential equations, Hamiltonian systems, inverse and inference problems, PDE-constrained optimization, multiscale methods, elastodynamics and surface recovery. Ascher’s mark on the practice of scientific computing is embodied in many highly cited publications, including four books and widely used software packages.

Item 5

ICIAM 2019

The 9th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2019) will be held in Valencia, Spain, on 15th-19th July 2019.

Organized by the Spanish Society of Applied Mathematics (SEMA) under the auspices of the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM), ICIAM 2019 will showcase the most recent advances in industrial and applied mathematics.

Submission deadlines:
– Minisymposia: December 10, 2018 (extended)
– Contributed Papers: January 7, 2019
– Posters: April 1, 2019

Find the category that best suits your proposal:
– Thematic contributions encompassing over 25 topics
– Industrial Mathematics contributions

– Application deadline February 25, 2019

A full day activity where industry speakers selected from a broad range of sectors will show the high innovation potential of mathematics. Further information may be found at

Sign up for ICIAM 2019 Newsletters to keep you updated on all the information about the Congress.

Item 6

Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics and Engineering, Queen’s University

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position in Mathematics and Engineering and Applied Mathematics at the rank of Assistant Professor with a starting date of July 1, 2019.

Accomplished researchers in all areas of mathematical engineering will be considered but preference will be given to candidates in the following two clusters:

(i) Mathematics of Machine Learning, Data Sciences, Statistical Learning, and Information Theoretic Methods in Learning and Data Science;

(ii) Mathematics of Fluid and Continuum Mechanics, Control of Mechanical Systems, Partial Differential Equations, and Numerical Analysis.

The Mathematics and Engineering Program, and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at large, offer an excellent environment for research and teaching with very high standards and a collaborative environment. In Mathematics and Engineering there are presently prominent groups in Geometric Mechanics, Control Theory, and Information and Communication Theory. For more information about the Mathematics and Engineering Program, please see

Candidates must have a PhD (or an equivalent degree) in Mathematics, in Engineering, in Statistics, or in a related area, completed by the start date of the appointment. The successful candidates will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to research leadership, and academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the Department’s programs. The successful candidates will also be expected to make substantive contributions through service to the Department, the Faculty of Arts & Science, the University, and/or the broader community. Eligibility to obtain a license as a Professional Engineer is a strong asset. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:
– a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
– a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
– a statement of research interests;
– a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
– at least four letters of reference (one of which addresses teaching abilities and/or potential).

Application materials, with the exception of recommendation letters, should be submitted through Recommendation letters may be uploaded directly on or sent by e-mail to, or mailed to: the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Jeffery Hall, 48 University Ave., Kingston, ON Canada, K7L 3N6. In order to ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 10, 2018.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at and at .



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