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E-News June 9, 2012

Editor: Sharene Bungay (


1. 2012 CAIMS*SCMAI Election Results for Board of Directors
2. 2012 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award

3. CAIMS*SCMAI E-news Information

Item 1

2012 CAIMS*SCMAI Election Results for Board of Directors

Elections were held in the spring of 2012 for one Member-at-Large
position on the Board of Directors of CAIMS*SCMAI.

We are very grateful to the two candidates who put their names forward
for this position.

The votes were counted on Friday, May 18, 2012, by a staff member of
the Department of Computer Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland
(witnessed by Sharene Bungay).  Dr. Roderick Melnik (Wilfrid Laurier
University) was elected to the Board.

We thank Dr. Nicholas Kevlahan, whose term on the Board will end at
this year’s AGM, for his service to the Society.

Item 2

2012 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award

CAIMS is pleased to announce that the 2012 Cecil Graham Doctoral
Dissertation Award has been awarded to Dr. Brendan Pass, who completed
his doctoral degree at the University of Toronto under the supervision
of Professor Robert McCann.  Dr. Pass’s PhD thesis was entitled
“Structural results on optimal transportation plans”.

Pass’s thesis extends the classical optimal transportation
problem with two-marginal case to multidimensional cases.
This is a significant contribution to the field of optimal transport,
and could potentially lead to many important applications in physics,
economics and mathematical finance.

Pass developed a geometric framework to understand the structure of
multi-marginal problems. His study of the regularity of the solutions
and of the conditions for uniqueness clearly demonstrates his deep
mathematical knowledge and skill. His work has been published in five
refereed journals including SIAM Journal of Mathematical Analysis.

Item 3

CAIMS*SCMAI  E-News Information

CAIMS*SCMAI E-News is distributed electronically several times a year by
the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society/Societe
Canadienne de Mathematiques Appliquees et Industrielles

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Sharene Bungay, CAIMS-SCMAI Secretary,

The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the
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