Announcements

Srivastava on Web of Science Group list of Highly Cited Researchers

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Hari M. Srivastava for being named once again a Web of Science Group (Clarivate Analytics) Highly Cited Researcher for 2022. Very few researchers earn this distinction and Srivastava has been named seven times, having done so previously in 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. A Highly Cited Researcher has published multiple highly cited papers, defined as papers ranking in the top 1% by citation, considering both year and field of publication, during the last decade.

PIMS Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria is seeking candidates for nomination for a Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) Postdoctoral Fellowship, starting July 1, 2023. The field of research is open, but priority will be given to candidates whose research area aligns with current faculty expertise. The Fellowship is for one year and is renewable, contingent on satisfactory progress, for an additional year. The position is open to recent PhDs, or to graduate students who expect to receive a PhD by December 31, 2023.

Zhang wins Michael Smith Health Research BC 2022 Scholar award

Congratulations to Xuekui Zhang has won a Michael Smith Health Research BC 2022 Scholar award. The Scholar Program supports early-career health researchers who are building leading-edge health research programs, training the next generation of scientists and expanding their potential to make significant contributions to their field.

Math & Stats Social Media Content Developer

2022/2023 WORK STUDY PROGRAM JOB POSTING To work with a faculty supervisor to enhance the department's online presence in support of our undergraduate and graduate students in the mathematical sciences. The student will contribute by receiving ideas for stories, researching links to outside content, developing internal content, and finally adapting the content for publication.

UVic Math Competition

The UVic Mathematics Competition is held annually in the fall. This year it will be held on Monday, September 26, 2022 between 3:00-5:00 pm in CLE C108. There are monetary prizes. To participate, just show up. The competition is open to all undergraduate students at UVic, including first year students. In the past some prizes were won by first year students.

UVic students win SSC Case Studies Competition

The Statistical Society of Canada's Case Studies in Data Analysis Poster Competition was held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The case studies are intended to provide enthusiastic teams of graduate and senior undergraduate students with the opportunity to use data analysis to address issues of current importance in society. Congratulations to UVic students Jianping Yu (current MSc) and Shreena Kalaria (incoming MSc) for winning this year's competition.

van den Driessche and Higham win Hans Schneider Prize

ILAS (International Linear Algebra Society) has announced that Pauline van den Driessche (UVic) and Nick Higham (University of Manchester, UK) are to receive the 2022 Hans Schneider Prize. The Hans Schneider Prize in Linear Algebra is awarded by ILAS for research, contributions, and achievements at the highest level of Linear Algebra. This prize may be awarded for an outstanding scientific achievement or for lifetime contribution.