UBC Community, Partners, and Alumni Publications

Newsletter (Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences) : vol. 2, issue 4, December 1998 Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences 1998

Your browser doesn't seem to have a PDF viewer, please download the PDF to view this item.

Item Metadata


46718-PIMS Newsletter 2.4.pdf [ 41.52kB ]
JSON: 46718-1.0085993.json
JSON-LD: 46718-1.0085993-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): 46718-1.0085993-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: 46718-1.0085993-rdf.json
Turtle: 46718-1.0085993-turtle.txt
N-Triples: 46718-1.0085993-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: 46718-1.0085993-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, December 1998Newsletter December 1998Vol. 2  Issue 4..PIMS: Base Funding From NSERC For 1999-2003MITACS: One of Three New Networks in NCE ProgramThe Mathematics of Information Technology and Com-plex Systems Network (MITACS), a new Canadianmathematical network, will benefit from a federal in-vestment of close to $14.5 million over the next fouryears.  The new network was established through a na-tional competition in the Networks of Centres of Excel-lence Program.  MITACS will be administered by theCRM in Montreal, The Fields Institute in Toronto, andthe Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences inB.C. and Alberta.MITACS was the second major funding successfor PIMS, as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Re-search Council of Canada (NSERC) recently announced$2.4 million as base funding for PIMS over the nextfour years to establish it as the third major mathemati-cal sciences research institute in Canada.According to Ron J. Duhamel, Secretary of State(Science, Research and Development, and Western Eco-nomic Diversification), MITACS will develop new math-ematical tools crucial to many sectors of the Canadianeconomy, with applications to areas such as the unlock-ing of the genetic code of biological materials, analysisof environmental health factors, and evaluation of risksthat impact costs and prices.          (continued on Page 2)What’s inside...• PIMS calendar of scientific events  for 1999• Director’s notes• Industrial outreach events• Report on recent scientific activities• The Math Education Page• Brief on MITACS• PIMS Contact InformationThe 3x3 Canada-ChinaMathematics InitiativeThe 3x3 Canada-China Consortium is an exciting initiative of UBC,McGill/U. de Montreal and U. of Toronto, and the three ChineseUniversities of Nankai, Peking and TsingHua.  Its objective is to de-velop close, effective links among these intellectual centres in areasof common interest so researchers and students from both countriescan collaborate and benefit from the distinct strengths and perspec-tives of the partner institutions.Mathematics has been identified as a priority area and many ofthe planned activities rely on the infrastructure provided by the Nankai,Peking, and TsingHua Math Intitutes, and their three Canadian coun-terparts, the Fields Institute in Toronto, the CRM in Montreal, andPIMS in Western Canada.  The Initiative will include joint participa-tion in institute programs as well as joint research workshops andspecial intensive courses for graduate students, providing opportuni-ties for young Chinese and Canadian students to understand howmathematics is taught and applied in the context of the other country. During the week of Nov.16-20, senior representatives of thethree Chinese Math Institutes were invited to Vancouver for plan-ning meetings with the Directors of the Fields Institute, the CRMand PIMS, the program leader of MITACS and the President of theCanadian Mathematical Society.First Canada-China Math CongressThe first 3x3 Canada-China Mathematics Congress will be held Au-gust 23-28, 1999, on the TsingHua University campus in China.  Over100 Canadian mathematicians will join 200 of their Chinese col-leagues for this extraordinary event which is expected to jump-startnumerous scientific and educational  collaborations between the twocountries.                      (Continued on Page 8)… Thefor the Mathematical  SciencesInstitutePacific http://www.pims.math.capims@pims.math.caBC and Alberta matchNSERC’s funding for PIMSNSERC’s $600K annual support for PIMS will bematched  by a cash contribution of $800K per year fromB.C. and Alberta sources.  This was made possiblethanks to a tremendous show of vision and partnershipby the five PIMS founding universities, the B.C. Gov-ernment through the Information, Science and Tech-nology Agency, and the Alberta Government throughthe Alberta Science Research Authority.  This contri-bution comes in addition to the substantial in-kind sup-port (Infrastructure, Space) that the five major univer-sities in BC and Alberta continue to provide for PIMSoperations.(Pages 4-5)(Page 2)(Page 3)(Page 6)(Page 7)(Page 8)(Page 8)The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, December 1998Director’s Notes:Nassif GhoussoubI am pleased to report that two years after its official birth, thePacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences has reached asuccessful outcome in its quest to secure long term base fund-ing from its provincial and federal partners. Indeed, PIMS isto expect more than 5.6 million dollars of  support for thenext four years from the Natural Science and EngineeringResearch Council of Canada (NSERC), the BC Information,Science and Technology Agency (BC-ISTA), the Alberta Sci-ence and Research Authority (ASRA), and from the PIMSfounding universities.Behind this phenomenal success stand PIMS scientistswho have, over the last three years, collectively conceivedand built what was required:  a unique institution which hasevolved in a relatively short time into one of the most valu-able assets of the mathematical sciences community in Canada,and an integral part of the international scientific community.This extremely positive development also  results from a  tre-mendous show of leadership, goodwill and partnership frommany senior administrators of the institutions involved:  TomBrzustowski (President, NSERC), Janet Walden (DirectorGeneral, RPP, NSERC), Nigel Lloyd (Director General, Re-search Grants, NSERC), Calvin Schantz (Director, BC-ISTA), Galen Greer, Bob Fessenden (President, ASRA),Barry McBride (VP-Academic and Provost, UBC), JackBlaney (President, SFU), Len Bruton (VP-research,UCalgary), Dick Peter (Dean of Science, UAlberta), ColinJones (Dean of Science, SFU), Mike Boorman (Dean ofScience, UCalgary) and Hugh Morris (Chair of PIMS Board)among others.  We’d also like to note the positive and con-structive role of Luc Vinet, Director of The CRM, DonDawson, Director of The Fields Institute and Steve Halperin,the Program Leader of MITACS.An equally satisfying event for our mathematical scien-tists is the establishment of MITACS as a new Network ofCentres of Excellence (NCE).  With a federal investment ofmore than $14.5 million over four years, this NCE will bringtogether 175 researchers at 24 Canadian universities to workwith more than 40 public and private sector organizations todevelop new mathematical tools for Canadian industry. MITACS was created by CRM, Fields and PIMS.  Byworking together, the three institutes created 21 pan-Cana-dian teams of researchers who will address problems in fiveimportant sectors of the Canadian economy.The success of MITACS and PIMS are not unrelated.Indeed, MITACS could not have been conceived without thecurrent level of development of PIMS in Western Canada.  Itcould not have been stimulated without the energy and effortsof the PIMS initiative which,  in the last three years, hasengendered a many-fold increase in organized activityin mathematical research and industrial collaboration inWestern Canada.  It could not have been developed with-out the vigorous involvement of the PIMS scientists inevery one of the organizational steps that finally led tothe successful birth of the MITACS Network.  Moreo-ver, the PIMS teams within MITACS are to carry a sub-stantial part of the research and the technology transferefforts.  Generous financial support for the effort of de-veloping MITACS in Western Canada was provided byBernie Bressler (VP-Research, UBC), Colin Jones(Dean of Science, SFU) and Ron Marteniuk (Dean ofApplied Science, SFU).Through PIMS and MITACS, we are developingthe Canadian scientific infrastructure and creating excit-ing opportunities for the following generations of math-ematical scientists.  To all those who made this new setof opportunities happen, I can safely say today that allmathematical scientists in Canada are grateful and readyfor the challenge.PIMS and MITACS Funding(Continued from Page 1)Noting the network's goal of “harnessing Canada's math-ematical power for the 21st century”, Dr. Tom Brzustowski,Chair of the NCE Steering Committee, in an Oct. 16 pressconference in Toronto, added:  "Already the MITACS net-work pools the talents of 174 eminent researchers from 22universities with partners from 34 companies and eight otherorganizations to offer creative solutions to complex issuescritical to our future.  The value and importance of MITACSis underlined by the $1.5 million contribution from its part-ners."Dr. Nassif Ghoussoub, Director of PIMS, highlighted“the vision, strength, versatility and dynamism of the math-ematical scientists in Western Canada whose contributionwas crucial to the attainment of this historic investment inthe mathematical sciences in Canada.”Dr. Steven Halperin, the scientific leader of the newnetwork, concluded the press conference:  “MITACS is trulya  national proposal.  With nine (of 21) project leaders fromthe west and others in Ontario and Quebec, it binds thecountry with mathematical ties as surely as the railroadsprovided physical ties a century ago.”The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, December 19982nd PIMS Graduate IndustrialMathematics Modeling CampMay 24-28, 1999Following the success of the first Graduate IndustrialMathematics Modeling Camp held at Simon Fraser Uni-versity in May, 1998, PIMS will host the second one onthe campus of the University of Alberta, May 24-28, 1999.This intense, one-week training camp is an excel-lent opportunity for graduate students in Canadian uni-versities across the country to gain experience in math-ematical modeling and learn from experts.  Participantswill also have the opportunity to attend the annual PIMSIndustrial Problem Solving Workshop to be held at theUniversity of Victoria, May 31-June 4, 1999.Financial support is available from PIMS.For more information, please contact Dr. G. Swaters at theDept .of Mathematics, University of Alberta, or Dr. H. Huangat PIMS.Third PIMS IndustrialProblem Solving WorkshopMay 31-June 4, 1999The annual Industrial Problem Solving Workshop in 1999will be held at the University of Victoria, May 31-June 4,1999. The workshop will follow previous formats.  Aboutsix companies will be invited to present their problemsto academic participants during the first day of the work-shop.  Groups will then be formed to work on the prob-lems for the remainder of the week and each group willpresent their results on the last day of the workshop.  Aproceedings will be compiled and distributed by PIMSfollowing the workshop.Faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and gradu-ate students are encouraged to participate in the work-shop. Financial support is available from PIMS.For more information, please contact Dr. C. Bose at the De-partment of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victo-ria, or Dr. H. Huang at PIMS.CICSR/PIMS IndustrialWorking Seminar SeriesThe first presentation of the 1999 CICSR/PIMS Indus-trial Working Seminar Series will be given by Dr. O. Walshfrom FinancialCad, a financial software developer basedin Surrey. The seminar will be held on the University ofBritish Columbia campus in January, 1999 with detailsof location and time to be anounced soon.Abstract:There are many current mathematical challenges in theworld of finance.  We need to develop better models inareas such as interest rates, energy (particularly electric-ity) and credit.  In these situations, one or more of thefundamental market assumptions in the Black-Scholesframework are violated.  Efficient and accurate pricingand hedging algorithms for derivatives based on thesemodels are needed.  Finally, we want to quantify the risk(e.g. value at risk) contained in a portfolio of financialinstruments.An overview of the many challenges will be presented withan emphasis placed on the question of realistic and prac-tical market assumptions.Industrial MathematicsA New Advanced CourseA new course, Mathematical Modeling and Analysis ofIndustrial Problems, will be offered in January 1999 byDr. Michael Ward, a recent winner of the prestigiousSteacie Fellowship and a Professor of Mathematics at theUniversity of British Columbia.  This course is designedto help industrial research scientists to enhance math-ematical and modeling skills.  The targeted audience con-sists of graduate students and industrial research scien-PIMS Graduate Weekend IIJan 19-24, 1999The second PIMS Graduate Weekend will be held on thecampuses of the University of Alberta and the Universityof Calgary, Jan. 19-24.  The goal is to give promisingCanadian undergraduates a chance to learn more aboutthe mathematical sciences graduate programs at the fivePIMS universities in Alberta and British Columbia.Students that meet our graduate criteria will be in-vited from all over Canada to be PIMS guests at the Gradu-ate Weekend.  It is an opportunity for them to interactwith faculty and graduate students and to meet their peersfrom across Canada.For more information contact Dr. G. Swaters atgordon.swaters@ualberta.catists.  Participants will have the opportunity of attendingthe PIMS Annual Industrial Problem Solving Workshop.In this course Dr. Ward will adopt, to a substantial ex-tent, a case studies approach to the modeling and analy-sis of various physical and industrial problems. This in-tensive course will be modeled after a similar course of-fered at Oxford University. This is a first step in an effortto develop a new industrial mathematics program at UBCand eventually at the other PIMS universities.For more information, please contact PIMS, or the Depart-ment of Mathematics at UBC.The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, December 1998The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, December 1998The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, December 1998Western Canada LinearAlgebra MeetingThe fourth meeting of the Western Canada Linear Alge-bra Meeting (WCLAM) was held at the University of Vic-toria on July 30-31, 1998. WCLAM provides an opportu-nity for mathematicians in western Canada working in lin-ear algebra and related fields to meet, present some of theirrecent research, and exchange ideas in an informal atmos-phere. Previous meetings were held in Regina (1993),Lethbridge (1995) and Kananaskis Village (1996).There were 37 participants at the Victoria meeting,and while many were from WCLAM’s natural base inwestern Canada, the meeting also attracted people fromAustralia, Greece, Holland, Poland and the U.S.A. Theprogram featured two invited talks by Stephen Boyd andJennifer Seberry, as well as lectures by H. Bart, T.Bhattacharya, R. Craigen, J. Drew, R. Edwards, S. Fallat,D. Farenick, C-H Guo, R. Hryniv, H. Kharaghani, J.Muldowney, P. Psarrakos, B. Watson and K. Wood. Thepresentations spanned a number of research areas, includ-ing matrix theory, operator theory, linear algebra,combinatorics, matrix functions, designs, differential equa-tions, optimization and Markov chains. In addition to thetalks, there was also an informal open problem session.The organizing committee is happy to thank both theUniversity of Victoria, and the Pacific Institute for theMathematical Sciences for providing partial support forthe meeting. In light of the level of interest displayed atthe Victoria gathering, a WCLAM in the year 2000 is be-ing contemplated.Canadian Operator Theory andOperator Algebras SymposiumThe 26th Annual Canadian Operator Theory and OperatorAlgebras Symposium was a great success.  Organized byAnthony Lau and Laurent Marcoux, and held at the Univer-sity of Alberta, May 21-26, 1998, this symposium was jointlysponsored by PIMS and the Fields Institute, with additionalsupport from the University of Alberta.  It was well attendedby participants from thirteen different countries, represent-ing three continents.  The success of this symposium is tes-tament to the vitality of the Operator Theory/Algebras com-munity in Canada.The principal speakers were Professor Gert. K.Pedersen (University of Copenhagen), Professor Raul Curto(University of Iowa), Professor Ken Davidson (Universityof Waterloo), Professor George Elliott (Universities of Co-penhagen and Toronto), Professor Don Hadwin (Universityof New Hampshire), Professor David Handelman (Univer-sity of Ottawa), Professor Eberhard Kaniuth (University ofPaderborn), Professor David Larson (Texas A&M), Profes-sor Vitali Milman (Tel Aviv University), Professor VernPaulsen (University of Houston), Professor Zhong-Jin Ruan(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne), and Profes-sor  Roger R. Smith (Texas A&M).  In addition, there werealso 29 contributed talks.To see conference photographs and obtain a list ofparticipants see the conference website:http://www.pims.math.ca/sections/activities/exthem98.3.htmlPIMS Workshop on Networkand Computer SecurityFrom May 26 to May 31, PIMS hosted a workshop onNetwork and Computer Security in Banff, Alberta.  Theworkshop consisted of three days of presentations and in-formal discussions about cryptography, followed by twoadditional optional days for informal discussions.  Thefocus was on ways of addressing discrepancies betweentheoretical and practical perspectives. It is clearly desir-able for practitioners to best utilize theoretical results, andfor theorists to account for important practical concerns.For example, a number of problems that were “solved” inthe 1980s with protocols that require a “polynomial”number of rounds of interaction are still open if only asmall constant number of rounds of interaction are avail-able.Abstracts of the talks presented at the workshop areaccessible from the workshop web site:http://www.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/~pims.PIMS Knot ProjectAs part of its mandate to promote information technolo-gies, PIMS is sponsoring a KNOTPLOT website, de-signed by Dr. Rob Scharein.  This site (recently votedscientific ‘website of the month’) has an impressive ar-ray of color graphics displays of knots, links, braids, sur-faces and related objects.  Also under development byScharein is a interactive JAVA-based Knot server, whichwill calculate mathematical invariants associated withknots input remotely, find minimal energy positions, etc.The theory of knots is being applied to molecularbiology, polymer physics and many other scientific dis-ciplines.  The Knot Server is designed as a practical re-source for this scientific community, and will include ex-planations of the knot theoretic ideas behind the calcula-tions.This project is coordinated with a related initiativecentered in the US, the Knot Project, which will also spon-sor a major museum exhibit on knots, at the Boston Mu-seum of Science in the year 2000.The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, December 1998Changing the Culture IINarrowing the GapFriday and Saturday, February 19 - 20, 1999Simon Fraser University, at Harbour CentreThe Second Annual Changing the Culture Conference,organized and sponsored by the Pacific Institute for theMathematical Sciences, will again bring together math-ematicians, mathematics educators and school teachersfrom all levels to work towards narrowing the gap be-tween mathematicians and teachers of mathematics, andbetween those who enjoy mathematics and those whodon’t.Conference program will include three plenary lectures:  • Ingenious mathematical amateurs:  M.C. Escher    (artist) and Marjorie Rice (homemaker),    Doris Schattschneider, Moravian College  • The study of living things:  So, What’s Math Got     To Do With It??     Leah Keshet, University of British Columbia • Would Pythagoras have liked Mozart?    Adrian Lewis, University of WaterlooTwo panel discussions, and small group discussions willcomplete the program.  Planned topics include Numeracy,Mathematics and the Arts, and “Mathematics as a Spec-tator Sport”.  Confirmed panelists include: Ron Coleborn,Kanwal Neel, Doris Schattschneider and Owen Underhill.The registration fee is $30 and includes Friday lunchand refreshments.  Registration is limited to 120 partici-pants.  Detailed program and registration forms will bedistributed in Mid-January.Additional support provided by the Simon FraserUniversity and the Canadian Mathematical Society isgratefully acknowledged.For more information please contact PIMS.Education Task ForceEarly in the new year, PIMS will launch a long range pro-gram to support K-12 education and enhance public aware-ness of mathematics.  Following the recommendations of arecent task force report, PIMS will establish a broadly basedEducation and Communication Group (ECG).  Since thestrength of PIMS rests in the mathematical culture of its fivefounding universities, the ECG will focus on activities whicheffectively utilize this expertise.Here are some of the report’s key recommendations:The appointment of Education and Communication Facilitatorsin BC and Alberta, part-time salaried employees to act as aninterface with the public and assist with organizing and coordi-nating activities, thus easing some of the administrative burdenon the many volunteers who support the program.Autonomous Local Outreach Groups at participating PIMS sites,each with a Head and a supporting Local Action Team to over-see a local budget.  Additional resources for “local Facilitators”will be available at some sites as well.  This recognizes the real-ity that most events will continue to be locally organized.  TheseGroups will involve representatives from a variety of sectorsand will enable a larger number of people to become Membersof, and active in, the ECG.A Steering Committee to ensure cohesion and communicationbetween sites.  Consisting of the Heads and the Facilitators, itwill allocate funds for larger projects on a regular basis, awarda yearly prize in mathematical exposition and oversee the budgetof the entire Group. In keeping with the nature of PIMS, all itsmembers will have a strong background in mathematical re-search.Although the Task Force was based in BC, it consulted ex-tensively with  colleagues in Alberta. The proposal will bereviewed and updated in two years’ time.  PIMS would liketo thank the Task Force Members:  Sue Haberger (Centen-nial Secondary), Klaus Hoechsmann (UBC, chair), DavidLeeming (U. Vic.), Susan Oesterle (Douglas College), andEd Perkins (UBC).A ceremony was held at the University of British Co-lumbia on November 18 to celebrate the launching oftwo major initiatives with a huge impact on the Cana-dian mathematics community: MITACS and the Canada-China Math. Initiative.  (See articles pages 1 and 8).In Attendance were the Directors of the four ma-jor Chinese Math institutes, the Consul General of thePeople’s Republic of China, the Directors of PIMS,Fields, and CRM, as well as the Presidents of the Cana-dian and Chinese Mathematical Societies and the Na-tional Coordinator of the Canada-China Initiative.  Onbehalf of the MITACS Network, attending dignitariesincluded the MITACS Program Leader, scientists in-volved in MITACS projects, and representatives frommany of the western industrial sponsors of the network.Also in attendance were the Presidents of NSERC andthe Alberta Science and Research Authority, the Di-rector of the BC Information, Science and TechnologyAgency,  as well as local and national media.  The suc-cessful ceremony was led by Jack Blaney, President ofSFU and Barry McBride, VP-Academic and Provostof UBC.  It included speeches, demonstrations of tech-nological tools and a reception.CELEBRATIONWestern Component of MITACS and Canada-China Mathematics Initiative LaunchedThe Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, December 1998MITACSNew Canadian Mathematics Network EstablishedThe Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS)is a new Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE).  With recently announcedfederal investment of more than $14.5 million over four years, this NCE willbring together 175 researchers at 22 Canadian universities to work with morethan 40 public and private sector organizations to develop new mathematicaltools for Canadian industry.MITACS is administered by the three mathematical sciences institutes inCanada:  The CRM in Montreal, the Fields Institute in Toronto, and PIMS inBritish Columbia and Alberta.  The combined efforts of the three institutes cre-ated 21 pan-Canadian teams of researchers who will address problems in fiveimportant sectors of the Canadian economy:                          The Biomedical SectorMITACS will focus on the development of new mathematical models for un-derstanding and diagnosing diseases.  Researchers will work with the Canadianbio-medical industry to improve diagnosis, prevention, and design of treatmentsfor diseases ranging from ALS to disorders in the auditory system. Issues ofpublic health and safety will also be dealt with.The Information Technology SectorMITACS is involved with many of Canada’s leading companies in projects rang-ing from the development of communication networks to new techniques forverifying the behaviour of computer systems under various conditions.The Industrial Commercial SectorMITACS will work with a number of companies to develop new techniques forhandling large amounts of inventory, for developing optimal scheduling anddeployment of resources, and for determining the optimal placement of physi-cal assets.The Industrial Manufacturing SectorMITACS will work with Canadian companies to develop mathematical toolsfor understanding new sophisticated materials used in the manufacturing proc-ess.  This could range from materials used for vessels under extremely highpressure to fuel cells.The Trading and Finance SectorThe financial world continues to add new and sophisticated financial instru-ments.  MITACS will develop new mathematical tools to better understand theseinstruments and the underlying risk so they can be priced optimally and allowfor proper portfolio management.A main focus of MITACS is the training of highly qualified personnel.Sharply increased demand, the shortage of qualified personnel and the lack ofappropriate training opportunities in the emerging industrial sectors is a currentproblem Canada faces along with all other G7 nations. One of the most signifi-cant impacts MITACS will have on the Canadian economy is through the train-ing of qualified personnel in the areas of applied mathematics on which thenetwork is focused.  In the next four years, MITACS will generate approxi-mately 400 person-years of graduate student work, 190 person-years of post-doctoral training, and 60 person-years of technical and professional researchassistant positions.PIMS Contact ListThere will be 10 plenary speakers, 12 special sessions and 3 mini-courses forgraduate students.  The organizing committee consists of N.  Ghoussoub (PIMS),K. C. Chang (Peking University), Lizhong Peng (Peking University), DayongCai (TsingHua University), XingWei Zhou (Nankai University), Steve Halperin(University of Toronto), D. Dawson (Fields Institute), R.  Kane, (CMS) and  L.Vinet (CRM).Canada-China Math Congress(Coninued from Page 1)Director: Dr. N. GhoussoubAdmin. Asst:  Emma MacEnteePhone: 604-822-9328, Fax : 604-822-0883e-mail: director@pims.math..caUBC-site Director: Dr.  D. Rolfsen (Maths)Admin. Asst:  Dorota RygielPhone: 604-822-3922, Fax : 604-822-0883e-mail: rolfsen@math.ubc.caUA-site Director: Dr. B. Moodie (Math. Sci)Admin. Asst:  Patti MacDonaldPhone: 403-492-3396, Fax : 403-492-6826e-mail: pims-ua@math.ualberta.caUC-site Director: Dr. M. Lamoureux  (Maths, Stats.)Admin. Asst:  Joanne LongworthPhone: 403-220-5203, Fax : 403-282-5150e-mail:  pims@acs.ucalgary.caUVic - Site Director: Dr. F. Ruskey (Computer Sci.)Admin. Asst: Kelly ChooPhone: 250-472-4271, Fax : 250-721-8962e-mail: chook@math.uvic.caSFU-site Director: Dr. A. Gupta  (Comp.  Sci.)Admin. Asst: Thomas UphillPhone: 604-291-3393, Fax : 604-291-3045e-mail: arvind@cs.sfu.caPIMS Scientific CoordinatorDr. Sandy RutherfordPhone: 604-822-3922, Fax : 604-822-0883e-mail: sandy@math.ubc.caPIMS Education CoordinatorDr. Klaus HoechsmannPhone: 604-822-3922, Fax : 604-822-0883e-mail: Hoechsmann@math.ubc.caPIMS Industrial Facilitator in BCDr. Huaxiong  Huang, PIMSPhone: 604-822-3922, Fax    : 604-822-0883e-mail: director@pims.math..caPIMS Industrial Facilitator in CalgaryMarc Paulhus, U CalgaryPhone:  403-220-5203, Fax:  403-282-5150e-mail:  paulhusm@math.ucalgary.caPIMS Industrial Facilitator in EdmontonJohn Vardalas, PIMSPhone:  403-492-3396, Fax:  403-492-6826email: john.vardalas@ualberta.ca


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items