Announcements

Landowne Lectures - Shelley Bull

Shelley Bull of Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health System will be giving a Public Lansdowne Lecture on "Statistical Approaches to Discovery of Genetic Association in Human Populations", Tuesday, March 17 at 2:30 pm in David Turpin Building A104. She will be giving a Department Lansdowne Lecture on "Challenges in High-dimension Genetic Data Analysis", Wednesday, March 18 at 2:30 pm in Clearihue Building A206.

Ideafest: How to make an irritating Sudoku puzzle

Do you strive to complete the Sudoku puzzle in the paper? Or are you distracted by the geometric patterns of the tiled floor? Learn how the two are more related than it seems and how new research can help determine what makes a puzzle solvable or impossible in a presentation and discussion session. Then enjoy a hands-on exploration of the research by modelling and solving some puzzles for yourself.

Lesperance, Burke, and Sargent win Faculty of Science awards

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Faculty of Science award recipients. - Teaching Excellence: Mary Lesperance, Mathematics and Statistics - Research Excellence: John Burke, Biochemistry and Microbiology - Staff Excellence: Carol Anne Sargent, Mathematics and Statistics The awards will be handed out at the Faculty of Science awards reception on November 28th.

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 2019. Very few researchers earn this distinction and Srivastava has been named four times, having done so previously in 2015, 2017 and 2018. 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.

van den Driessche wins CAIMS Research Award

It is a great honour for the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematical Society to present the 2019 Research Prize to Prof. Pauline van den Driessche from the University of Victoria. The award is given in recognition of their contributions to Mathematical Epidemiology and Matrix Analysis, and the high impact of this work in many areas of Applied Mathematics more generally.