CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 23 Number 5
Editor: Christina Christara
- Notice of Annual Meeting of CAIMS*SCMAI Members
- 2023 CAIMS*SCMAI Election Results
- CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize: Chen Greif, U. of British Columbia
- CAIMS-Fields Industrial Mathematics Prize: Sivabal Sivaloganathan, U. of Waterloo
- CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award: Adam Stinchcombe, U. of Toronto
- Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award: Justin Wan, U. of Waterloo
- Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award: Abba Gumel, U. of Maryland
- Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award: Saifuddin Syed, PhD from U. of British Columbia
- Announcements regarding the CAIMS*SCMAI 2023 conference
1. Notice of Annual Meeting of CAIMS*SCMAI Members
The annual meeting of members will be held hybrid
(in person at the University of New Brunswick,
McLaggan Hall, 33 Dineen Drive, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5A3,
and virtually via Zoom, address
Meeting ID: 815 5497 3709,
on the 13th day of June, 2023 at 13:00pm (Atlantic Time)
All registered members can find the advance material
(official notice of meeting with minutes of past meeting, agenda,
financial statement, proxy) in
If you did not register this year and you are not a life-time member,
please register at
2. 2023 CAIMS*SCMAI Election Results
The 2023 CAIMS*SCMAI Elections ended Thursday, May 4, 2023.
This year we held elections for
* EDIM Officer
* Two Member-at-Large positions on the Board of Directors
There were two nominations for the President-Elect position:
Ronald D. Haynes, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, and
Theodore Kolokolnikov, Dalhousie University.
The candidate with the most votes was Ronald D. Haynes.
We thank Theodore Kolokolnikov for standing,
and for his past contributions to CAIMS.
We are looking forward to potential collaboration.
There was one nomination for the Secretary position:
Christina Christara, University of Toronto,
and Christina Christara was elected by acclamation.
There was one nomination for the EDIM Officer position:
Amy Hurford, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador,
and Amy Hurford was elected by acclamation.
There were two nominations for the two
Member-at-Large positions on the Board of Directors:
Ion Bica, MacEwan University, and
Alexey Shevyakov, University of Saskatchewan.
Ion Bica and Alexey Shevyakov were elected by acclamation.
We thank all candidates for running
and all the members who contributed their votes.
3. CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize: Chen Greif, U. of British Columbia
The CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prize is presented to Prof. Chen Greif in recognition of
his outstanding contributions to numerical linear algebra and its applications.
His ground-breaking research and leadership have had a profound impact
on scientific computing and will continue to influence and inspire
applied mathematicians for years to come.
4. CAIMS-Fields Industrial Mathematics Prize: Sivabal Sivaloganathan, U. of Waterloo
Professor Sivabal Sivaloganathan has made significant contributions
in several areas of applied mathematics and is very clearly a leader
in the field of mathematical medicine. He has established productive
collaborations with leading clinicians at some of the top research hospitals
in Canada and was the founding Director of the Centre for Mathematical Medicine
at the Fields Institute in Toronto. Earlier work on models of the brain
led to a better understanding of the disease, hydrocephalus, and its treatment.
His more recent work on the use of High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
as a therapeutic modality for the treatment of cancers led to the development
of mathematical models to understand the effects of HIFU energy deposition
in biological tissue.
5. CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award: Adam Stinchcombe, U. of Toronto
The CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award is presented to Prof. Stinchcombe
in recognition of his contributions to high-performance computational methods
for studying partial differential equations with applications in biology.
6. Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award: Justin Wan, U. of Waterloo
The Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award is presented
to Professor Justin Wan, in recognition of his outstanding service
to CAIMS/SCMAI as Secretary for two terms, as Director,
as an active member of Membership Liaison Committee, as organizer of
the Annual Meeting and the Canadian Symposium on Numerical Analysis,
Chair of IMACS International Symposium, and founding Associate Editor
of the CAIMS/SCMAI journal, and for developing and updating
the processes for elections, communications, documentation and
virtual conference management.
7. Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award: Abba Gumel, U. of Maryland
The Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award is presented
to Professor Abba Gumel, in recognition of his outstanding service
to CAIMS/SCMAI as Secretary for two terms, Director, and Chair
of the Membership, Publications and Doctoral Dissertation Awards Committees,
as two-time organizer of the Annual Meeting, organizer of summer schools
and workshops, for initiating and contributing to the creation of the
Annual Meeting Handbook, and for being an exemplary ambassador
for Canadian Applied Mathematics through multiple international recognitions
and leadership in international development projects.
8. Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award: Saifuddin Syed, PhD from U. of British Columbia
By analyzing the broadly applied optimization method Parallel Tempering,
Dr. Syed developed new optimization algorithms and proved that they are
expected to perform better than the original. The impact of Dr. Syed’s work
was beautifully illustrated in the application of his new methods to
producing a high-resolution image of a black hole using data from
the Event Horizon Telescope, among other applications.
9. Announcements regarding the CAIMS*SCMAI 2023 conference
 We are accepting volunteers and nominations for panelists for the
OMNI/REUNIS-CAIMS Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) panel, which
will occur on Wednesday June 14 2pm-3:40pm at the CAIMS meeting in Fredericton.
For more details, and to apply see here:
 All CAIMS 2023 meeting participants are invited to complete a short
If you have registered for CAIMS 2023 and you have NOT filled in
the survey at the time of registration, please do so at
All responses are valuable, and your response will help CAIMS quantify
the participation of underrepresented groups in the annual meeting.
Recall that the CAIMS*SCMAI 2023 webpage is at https://caims2023.github.io/
with all relevant information on registration, submissions, accommodation, etc.
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