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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October 30, 2013

The team of researchers co-led by Dr. Andrew Sixsmith, IRMACS' Deputy Director, was successful with their letter of intent for the current round of the 2015 NCE Network Competition. Among other goals, the AGE-WELL network aims to provide a better lifestyle by developing and implementing new technologies for healthy aging. Congratulations, Andrew, and good luck with the rest of the grant process.

October 23, 2013

On Saturday, Octobar 26, 2013, the IRMACS Centre will host the 2nd Annual Tox Talks Graduate Student Symposium. The Symposium is an opportunity for graduate students from SFU REM & Biological Sciences to present their research or proposals and to meet other like-minded students.

October 15, 2013

The 4th Annual Aboriginal Students in Math and Science workshop is scheduled for October 22, 2013. The IRMACS Centre will host a group of about 70 Aboriginal high school students and their teachers for a day of hands-on mathematics. The list of speakers and schedule of the event are available here.

October 10, 2013

The IRMACS Centre is pleased to announce that Mr. Ali Nadaf is the fourth recipient of the Peter Borwein Annual Graduate Scholarship in Mathematical and Computational Modelling of Complex Systems Award. Mr. Nadaf, who completed his M. Sc. in Industrial Engineering, is a Ph.D. candidate in Pure Mathematics and a member of the IRMACS Complex System Modelling Group.

October 02, 2013

In Fall 2013 the IRMACS Centre will host a new installment of the Canada Research Chairs Seminar Series. The first presentation by Dr. Mark Brockman from the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry is scheduled for Thursday, October 10th. For more information about the CRC Seminar Series visit http://www.irmacs.sfu.ca/events/crc-seminar-series.

September 24, 2013

Dr. Ian Foster, Director of the Computation Institute, a joint institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, will be visiting the IRMACS Centre on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Dr. Foster will be the first speaker in the Fall 2013 session of the Coast to Coast Seminar Series.

September 18, 2013

Dr. Vahid Dabbaghian and Dr. Vijay Mago, long term affiliates of the IRMACS Centre, are editors of two books, just pubilshed by Springer, on the topic of modelling of complex systems: "Computational Models of Complex Systems" and "Theories and Simulations of Complex Social Systems". The first book was dedicated to Dr. Peter Borwein, the Founding Director of the IRMACS Centre. For more details click here.

September 13, 2013

Mr. Byron Ribble has joined the IRMACS Centre staff. Byron will provide AV/Collaboration support to our research community. Welcome to the IRMACS team Byron!

September 04, 2013

Our annual IRMACS Project Leader Meeting is scheduled for September 10th. The goals of the meeting are to update everyone on the exciting recent developments, to introduce new projects, and to discuss future directions and projects within the Centre. See you there!

August 16, 2013

The IRMACS Centre is pleased to announce that Dr. Piper Jackson has accepted a position as a PostDoctoral Fellow in Complex Modelling. Dr. Jackson, a former member of the MoCSSy Program, recently obtained his Ph.D. in Computing Science under the supervision of Dr. Uwe Glasser. During his term with the IRMACS Modelling Consortium, Dr. Jackson will work on various modelling projects under the supervision of Drs. Borwein, Dabbaghian, and Sixsmith.