Organization: Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems

MITACS unveils new post-doc program in Ontario

MITACS has launched a new $10-million pilot program in Ontario to fund more than 80 Ontario postdoctoral fellows to undertake research projects in collaboration with industry. Dubbed Elevate, the program received funding from the Federal Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev) and will provide PhD holders from 14 Ontario universities fellowships worth between $50,000 and…

BIRS receives five-year renewal funding

The Banff International Research Station (BIRS) has received renewal funding of $9.3 million from three funding organizations for the period covering 2006 to 2011. Funding was provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council ($2.75 million), the Alberta government ($3.4 million) and the National Science Foundation ($3.1 million). The latter is the largest NSF…

BIRS receives five-year renewal funding

The Banff International Research Station (BIRS) has received renewal funding of $9.3 million from three funding organizations for the period covering 2006 to 2011. Funding was provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council ($2.75 million), the Alberta government ($3.4 million) and the National Science Foundation ($3.1 million). The latter is the largest NSF…

New network and security forum established

A new forum for network and information security has been formed, comprised of representatives from industry, academia and government. The Forum for Information Security Innovation in Canada (FISIC) was unveiled at the annual conference of the Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS) last week. In addition to MITACS, its founding members are the…

Four NCEs approved for seven more years

Four Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) have passed their first cycle reviews and are eligible for another seven years of funding. The renewed Networks are: Canadian Arthritis Network (CAN), Canadian Institute for Photonic Innovations (CIPI), Geomatics for Informed Decisions (GEOIDE) and Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS). The second cycle of seven-year…

MITACS pumps $5 million into 34 projects

MITACS has announced $5 million in funding for 34 research projects. The Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) has now invested more than $27 million since its inception in 1999. Current projects will facilitate research in the areas of information processing, risk and finance, biomedical and health, environment and natural resources and communications networks and…

MITACS funds development of SARS model

A team of 14 experts are using mathematical modelling and analysis to develop a cost-effective method for validating assumptions and testing theories relating to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The team of mathematicians, virologists, infectious disease experts and public health scientists is being led by Dr Jianhong Wu, Canada Research Chair in applied mathematics at…