What's New - Archive

The "what's new" archive contains news shorts about members of the IRMACS community and events at the IRMACS centre itself. You may filter our archives by year, or search for explicit keywords.

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August 05, 2016

It is with great sadness that we share with the IRMACS community that Dr. Jonathan Borwein, the brother of the IRMACS Centre Founding Director Peter Borwein, died suddenly in his sleep on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Jon was a member of the IRMACS External Advisory Committee, a great friend and supporter of the Centre and he will be greatly missed. 

June 20, 2016

During the months of June and July 2016 the IRMACS Centre will host an international group of mathematicians and computing scientists working on the project titled "Summer of Graph Algorithms at SFU". The project is initiated and coordinated by Professor Pavol Hell, a long term IRMACS leader.

June 06, 2016

Dr. Kirsten Zickfeld, an IRMACS Project Leader, in a recent interview with the ECOreport described Justin Trudeau’s idea of fighting climate change while expanding the oil sands and building new pipelines as “delusional.” For the whole interview please go here: http://theecoreport.com/can-canada-build-more-pipelines/

May 12, 2016

On May 18, 2016 at 1:30, the IRMACS Centre's project leaders and researchers will have an opportunity to meet with Mark Roman, SFU CIO, and his team to discuss the future of research technical support in general at SFU and more specifically how the requirements of the current IRMACS project members will be met through the Big Data transition period.

April 18, 2016

A team of researchers led by Dr. Felix Breden, the Executive Director of the IRMACS Centre, has received an award from the CFI Cyberinfrastucture initiative. In a very competitive grant competition, Felix's team was awarded significant funds that will further develop the already successful IRMACS' iReceptor initiative. Congratulations Felix!

March 29, 2016

The IRMACS Centre will celebrate the 11th IRMACS Day on Friday, April 8th. We invite all members and friends of the IRMACS community to join us for IRMACS Day, as we pause for an afternoon to commemorate the past decade of research in the Centre and the many people involved. Please register using this link.

March 10, 2016

This year's IRMACS Centre's Pi Day celebration will take place on Monday, March 14th, starting at 11:30 am. Dr. Scott Chapman, Professor and Scholar in Residence at Sam Houston State University and Editor, The American Mathematical Monthly, will give a presentation titled "Pi Through the Eyes of the American Mathematical Monthly". For more information please see this link.  
Everybody will get to enjoy a piece of pie at the end! 

March 01, 2016

A long term IRMACS Project Leader, Professor Bozena Kaminska from the School of Engineering, has recently been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. For more details please see this link. Congratulations Bozena!

February 15, 2016

Three IRMACS Project leaders, Jiguo Cao, Kelley Lee, and Roger Linington, are among seven recently announced new SFU Canada Research Chairs. For more details see http://www.sfu.ca/sfunews/stories/2016/raising-the-bar-for-canadas-research-excellence-seven-sfu-canad.html. Congratulations, Jiguo, Kelley, and Roger!

February 04, 2016

The IRMACS Centre would like to welcome its newest staff member, Ms. Desiree Lim. As a member of the Tech Support Team at the IRMACS Centre, Desiree will provide the AV/Collaboration support. Please stop by Desiree's office to welcome her to the IRMACS community.