UWO and the Fields Institute The University of Western Ontario is a principal
sponsoring university for The Fields
Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences.
As a consequence, Fields supports a wide range of UWO-related research
activity in the computational sciences on the UWO campus and at the Institute.
Proposals for Fields Institute support may be submitted by UWO researchers to
the UWO/Fields Committee. The membership of the Committee consists of
representatives from the supporting UWO budget units:
- Pei Yu, Department of Applied
- Stephen Watt, Department of Computer
- Masoud Khalkhali, Department of
- John Braun, Department of Statistical & Actuarial Sciences
- Mike Cottam, Faculty of Science
- George Gadanidis, Faculty of
The Committee is presently chaired by Masoud Khalkhali. This committee approves proposals
locally and oversees their submission to the Fields Institute for final
approval. The Committee encourages and welcomes submissions from the UWO
Here is a page of guidelines for submitting a proposal for a conference or
for the Fields Institute's Annual Reports, highlighting all Fields sponsored
Fields Postdoctoral Fellowships
- Oleg Golubitsky, Department of Computer Science, 2008-2009
- Wenyuan Wu, Department of Applied Mathematics (2007-2008)
- Gabor Sass, Department of Statistical & Actuarial Sciences (2007)
- Atabey Kaygun (PhD, Ohio State, 2005), Department of Mathematics
(2005-06), Noncommutative geometry
- Elena Smirnova (PhD, Paris 12, 2002; PhD, Saint-Petersburg State, 2002),
Department of Computer Science (2004-05), Computer Science
- Zengjing Chen (PhD, Shangdong University, 1998), Statistical and Actuarial
Sciences (2002-03), Applied Mathematics (2003-04), Financial Mathematics
The Fields Postdoctoral Fellow position rotates between the four mathematical
science departments on a yearly basis. It will be held in the Department of
Computer Science in 2008-2009.
Conferences and Programs
- Workshop: Disturbances: Modelling Spread in Forests was held at
UWO, Oct 18-19, 2007.
(Symbolic-Numeric Computation '07), July 25 - 27, 2007.
'07 (Parallel Symbolic Computation '07), July 27 - 28, 2007.
CPM '07(Combinatorial Pattern
Matching), July 9 - 11, 2007.
Nerenberg Lecture 2007, March 12, 2007.
Applications of Homotopy Theory, Research Program, Fields Institute
(Department of Mathematics, UWO), January-June, 2007.
- Actuarial Research Day,
June 1, 2006.
Nerenberg Lecture 2006, March 21, 2006.
Finance Conference on Credit Risk, Workshop, Department of Applied
Mathematics, UWO, November 4-5, 2005.
- Designing Mathematical
Thinking Tools, Symposium, Faculty of Education, UWO, June 9-15, 2005.
- DNA11: The 11th International
DNA Computing Conference, Department of Computer Science, June 6-9,
on Forest Fires and Point Processes, Fields Instute (Department of
Statistics and Actuarial Sciences, UWO), May 24-28, 2005.
the Rapid Evolutions of Infectious Disease: Epidemiology and Treatment
Strategies, Workshop, Department of Applied Mathematics, UWO, May
Geometry, the Local Index Formula and Hopf Algebras, Fields Institute
(Department of Mathematics, UWO). September 10-12, 2004.
Topological Methods in Computer Science, II, Department of
Mathematics, July 16-20, 2004.
Online mathematical investigation as a narrative experience, Faculty
of Education, June 11-13, 2004.
- 2004 Canadian
Symposium on Abstract Harmonic Analysis, Department of Mathematics,
May 17-18, 2004.
- Midwest Several
Complex Variables Meeting, Department of Mathematics, April 2-4, 2004
- Fields Institute
Program: Homotopy Theory and its Applications, Department of
Mathematics, September, 2003.
- Mathematics as
Story:, Faculty of Education, June 13-15, 2003.
- Southern Ontario Statistical Graduate Student Seminar, Department
of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, May, 2003
- Symbolic Computational
Algebra, 2002, Ontario Research Centre for Computer Algebra, July
- Ontario Topology
Seminar, Department of Mathematics, October 13-14, 2001.
- Future Directions in
Categorical Programming Languages, Ontario Research Centre for
Computer Algebra, July 26, 2001.