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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 19, Number 6

June 29, 2019

Editor: Justin Wan (


1. All new co-op program at Dalhousie Math & Stats
2. The 7th International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Analysis
of Populations in Biological Systems (ICMA VII)
3. University of Guelph Assistant Professor in Mathematics and Statistics

Item 1

All new co-op program at Dalhousie Math & Stats

Hire a Math or Stats co-op student this fall! In high demand across all
fields including IT, marketing, banking, and finance, Dalhousie Math & Stats
students are skilled in programming, survey methods, data analytics and
other versatile areas. Highly mobile, our co-op students embark on work terms
in every province and territory, and across the globe.
Learn more:

Additionally, Dal’s SITE Coop has students in 20+ disciplines across the
sciences, computer science, and engineering who can add value to your
organization year round. Students are still available for work this fall.
Visit for more information.

Item 2

The 7th International Conference on Mathematical Modeling & Analysis (ICMA VII)

The Seventh International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of
Populations in Biological Systems (ICMA VII) will be hosted by the School of
Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe,
Arizona, on October 12- 14, 2019. This conference, which will build on the
successes of previous ICMA conferences, attracts established and up-and-coming
researchers and students from numerous disciplines in the mathematical and
biological sciences. The broad, general theme of the conference is the
formulation, validation, analysis and simulation of mathematical models for
the spatiotemporal dynamics of biological populations. Specific topics to be
covered include, but are not limited to, modeling, data analytics and
analysis of phenomena in population biology, epidemiology, molecular and
synthetic biology; mathematical oncology (cancer systems biology); genetic
models; multi-host-vector-pathogen systems; persistence of ecosystems and
uncertainty quantification in the life sciences.

The National Science Foundation has provided funds to support limited number
of US graduate students and early career researchers (who do not have travel
support) to attend ICMA VII. Further details about the conference
(registration, travel, abstracts, financial support, deadlines etc.) are
available at the website:

We hope to see you at ICMA VII in the beautiful Tempe campus of the Arizona
State University.

Abba Gumel and Yang Kuang (Co-Chairs)
School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA

Contact Email:

Item 3

University of Guelph Assistant Professor in Math & Stats focusing on AI

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at at the University of Guelph
invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor
level in the areas of statistical learning, machine learning, neural learning
and/or computational intelligence. The successful candidate will actively
participate in the newly established University of Guelph Centre for Advancing
Responsible and Ethical Artificial Intelligence (CARE-AI) and the new
Collaborative Masters in Artificial Intelligence (AI). The anticipated start
date of the position is 1 Sept 2019.

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in mathematics or statistics or a
closely related area. They will have an established record of, or potential
to develop, an independent program of research with global impact funded by
Canadian and international agencies (i.e. NSERC, CIHR, NIH, SHHRC) leading to
international recognition. This program will be in the area of mathematical
and statistical approaches to AI and/or theoretical, methodological, or
ethical foundations of AI. Applicants should have experience in the
applications of AI and willingness to collaborate with researchers in other

Applicants must have the inspiration and ability to teach and supervise
undergraduate and graduate students. They will be expected to develop and
offer graduate courses related to AI, to broadly contribute to the teaching
mandate of the department at the undergraduate level including courses in
both the Mathematical Sciences major and service courses, and to supervise
students in graduate and undergraduate research.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is housed in the College of
Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Guelph. We are an
active and dynamic group of researchers and educators working in a wide range
of fields in mathematics and statistics. We are proud to offer both
undergraduate and graduate degree programs to help prepare students for
careers in Mathematical Science. We actively participate in the newly-launched
CARE-AI, whose mission is to advance multidisciplinary AI training and
research, and its responsible application to foster economic growth and
improve life.

The University of Guelph is the second-largest employer in Guelph, a city of
approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto,
Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in
Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students
across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to
student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class
partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and
a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and
inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose
in every experience connected to our university positions us to create
positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares
a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international
development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on May 1, 2019 and will continue until
the position is filled. A complete application package consists of: (1) a
cover letter; (2) a lifetime curriculum vitae; (3) a 1-2 page research
statement; (4) a 1-2 page teaching statement; (5) names and contact
information for three (3) referees. These documents must be arranged, in
order, in a SINGLE PDF FILE. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Dr. Julie Horrocks
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Email: .

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of
work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g.,
parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these
obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University
will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of
your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron
people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit
and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis
neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an
institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications
from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally
underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification
of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection
process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120




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