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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November 24, 2011

The popular "Canada Research Chairs Seminar Series at the IRMACS Centre" will end on November 24, 2011. We would like to thank all thirty-seven CRC holders who presented in the series and the more than 2000 members of the wider SFU community who attended the presentations over the past three years. In January 2012 the IRMACS Centre will start a new series entitled "SFU Royal Society of Canada Seminar Series at the IRMACS Centre".

November 02, 2011

On November 8, 2011, the IRMACS Centre will host one day workshop "Aboriginal Students in Math and Science: Situations and Solution". The main purpose of the workshop is to further build and strengthen the community of educators who are involved in teaching and promoting, or planning and administrating math and science programs among Aboriginal students. For more details see http://mathcatcher.irmacs.sfu.ca/events

October 18, 2011

The IRMACS Centre is proud to announce the launch of the "Math Catcher: Mathematics Through Aboriginal Storytelling" project website. The project is a joint venture of NSERC, PIMS, SFU Office for Aboriginal Peoples, and the IRMACS Centre. Please visit the website at http://mathcatcher.irmacs.sfu.ca/

October 11, 2011

The IRMACS and MoCCSy member Natalia Iwanski received the best paper award in the 2011 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference in Athens, Greece. Her paper "Analyzing an Offender’s Journey to Crime: A Criminal Movement Model (CriMM)" is joint work with a group of IRMACS and MoCCSy researchers: P. Brantingham, V. Dabbaghian, R. Frank, and A. Reid. Congratulations, Natalia!

October 06, 2011

During the Fall 2011 Convocation the following IRMACS Centre's members Hayri Ardal, Elizabeth Juarez Colunga, Kevin Doerksen, Ararat Harutyunyan, and Darby Thompson were awarded Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Congratulations and good luck in the future from all of us from the IRMACS Centre!

September 26, 2011

Our annual IRMACS Project Leader Meeting is scheduled for October 3rd. The goals of the meeting are to update everyone on the current and future activities in the Centre, to introduce new projects, and to discuss future directions and projects within the Centre with our project leaders.

September 15, 2011

The IRMACS Centre welcomes back its members for another busy, exciting, and productive semester! We have a large group of new members whom we wish a successful stay at the IRMACS Centre. With a mixture of happiness and sadness we are saying farewell to the group of our members who recently completed their degrees and are moving on with their careers. Good luck to all of you!

August 05, 2011

For the IRMACS Centre the Spring 2011 semester has been a busy time of conferences and workshops. After organizing and hosting the Workshop on Computational and Analytical Mathematics in May, throughout July the IRMACS team was heavily involved in the organization of the very successful WAVES 2011 Conference. In the week of August 8th, the Centre is hosting two events, Computational Math Day 2011 and the joint workshop, 4th ICA Workshop on Geospatial Analysis and Modeling and 2nd ISPRS Workshop on Pervasisve Web Mapping, Geoprocessing and Services.

July 19, 2011

The IRMACS Centre is pleased to announce that Mr. Philippe J. Giabbanelli is this year's recipient of the Peter Borwein Annual Graduate Scholarship in Mathematical and Computational Modelling of Complex Systems Award. Mr. Giabbanelli, who completed his M. Sc. in Computing Science at SFU with a GPA of 4.13, will start his Ph.D. studies in the Department of Biological Physiology and Kinesiology under the supervision of Dr. Diane Finegood this fall. Congratulations, Mr. Giabbanelli!

June 30, 2011

The IRMACS Centre welcomes to the IRMACS community all researchers involved in the Human Evolutionary Studies Program (HESP). The purpose of the HESP is to create an internationally recognized research and training ‘hub’ that will simultaneously advance the integrated understanding of the body, mind, behaviour and social institutions of Homo sapiens within the framework of evolutionary theory. The HESP programme is funded by the SFU Community Trust Endowment Fund.