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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 22 Number 6

Editor: Christina Christara

  1. Notice of Annual Meeting of CAIMS*SCMAI Members
  2. 2022 CAIMS*SCMAI Election Results
  3. CAIMS-Fields Industrial Mathematics Prize: Raymond Spiteri, University of Saskatchewan
  4. CAIMS Research Prize: Frithjof Lutscher, University of Ottawa
  5. CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award: Elina Robeva, University of British Columbia
  6. Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award: Ali Devran Kara (Ph.D. from Queen’s)

1. Notice of Annual Meeting of CAIMS*SCMAI Members

The annual meeting of members will be held hybrid
(in person at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, Kelowna, British Columbia,
and virtually via Zoom, address to be announced)
on the 14th day of June, 2022 at 12:00pm (Pacific Time)

All registered members can find the advance material
(official notice of meeting, agenda, financial statement, proxy, minutes of past meeting) in
http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~ccc/OCohanlTfecdfg2022/

If you did not register this year and you are not a life-time member,
please register at
https://caims.ca/individual-membership/


2. 2022 CAIMS*SCMAI Election Results

This year we held elections for
* Four Member-at-Large positions on the Board of Directors
* Treasurer

There was one nomination for the position of Treasurer:
David Iron, Dalhousie University,
was elected by acclamation.

There were five nominations for the four Director positions:
Ben Adcock (Simon Fraser University)
Ion Bica (MacEwan University)
Frithjof Lutscher (University of Ottawa)
Iain Moyles (York University)
Yana Nec (Thompson Rivers University)

The four candidates with the most votes were
Ben Adcock (Simon Fraser University)
Frithjof Lutscher (University of Ottawa)
Iain Moyles (York University)
Yana Nec (Thompson Rivers University)

We thank Ion Bica (MacEwan University) for standing,
and for all his past contributions to CAIMS.


3. CAIMS-Fields Industrial Mathematics Prize: Raymond Spiteri, University of Saskatchewan

Raymond Spiteri is an Applied Mathematician known for his academic work in Numerical Analysis in an impressive diversity of application areas. He is a Professor in Computer Science and Director of the Centre for High-Performance Computing at the University of Saskatchewan. His strong contribution to outreach projects has made him the recipient of the CAIMS-Fields Industrial Mathematics Prize this year. The Saskatchewan Police Service describe him as “a key partner in an exciting and innovative initiative designed to advance the use of advanced analytics within Canadian policing and is viewed as an industry leader in this regard”. KeyLeaf (a Canadian company specializing in the extraction and purification of natural products from plant-based raw materials) describe Ray in their collaboration as “an innovative, tireless researcher focused on the advancement of Canadian academia and industry using applied mathematics and computing technology.”


4. CAIMS Research Prize: Frithjof Lutscher, University of Ottawa

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to mathematical ecology. His accomplished work and his innovative and interdisciplinary approach to research will continue to influence the research in spatial ecology and applied mathematics for years to come.


5. CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award: Elina Robeva, University of British Columbia

In recognition for her deep contributions in the intersections of mathematical statistics, applied algebraic geometry, and machine learning, and for novelty and breadth of applications in tensor decompositions, density estimation, and the study of diffraction-limited superresolutions.


6. Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award: Ali Devran Kara (Ph.D. from Queen’s)

In recognition of the substantial results achieved in his dissertation, and stellar publication record in top journals in his field including an IEEE student paper award.


CAIMS*SCMAI E–News Information

CAIMS*SCMAI E–News is distributed electronically several times a year by the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society * Société Canadienne de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles (http://www.caims.ca).

Past issues are available on the web at http://www.caims.ca/e-news_archive

Submissions are welcome and should be sent in plain text format to:
Christina Christara, CAIMS*SCMAI Secretary Email: secretary@caims.ca
or
Morgan Craig, CAIMS*SCMAI Communications-Officer Email: communications-officer@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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