# Affiliated Institutions

#### We are proud to partner with innovative institutions that further research, thought leadership, and collaboration in the mathematics community.

## The Centre for Experimental and Constructive Mathematics (CECM)

A research centre within the Department of Mathematics at SFUâ€™s Burnaby Campus, The Centre for Experimental and Constructive Mathematics (CECM) explores and promotes the interplay of conventional mathematics with modern computation and communication. The Centre fosters collaboration by providing a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use computational environment for research.

## The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS)

The community of Mathematical Scientists in Alberta and British Columbia founded The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) in 1996.

The Institute is dedicated to promoting innovation and excellence in research, initiating collaborations and strengthening ties between mathematical scientists in the academic community and those in the industrial, business, and government sectors. Our goal is training highly qualified personnel for academic and industrial employment, creating new opportunities for developing scientists, and developing new technologies to support research, communication, and training in the mathematical sciences.

PIMS serves the mathematical sciences community by disseminating mathematical ideas, public outreach, and mathematical education and training at all school levels. The organization creates strong mathematical partnerships between Canada and organizations in other countries, with a focus on the Pacific Rim.

**The Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS)**

The Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS) leads Canada's effort in the generation, application, and commercialization of new mathematical tools and methodologies within a world-class research program.

The network initiates and fosters linkages with industrial, governmental, and not-for-profit organizations that require mathematical technologies to deal with problems of strategic importance to Canada. To improve Canada's international competitiveness, their research focuses on five key sectors of the economy: Biomedical & Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Information Processing, Risk & Finance and Communication, Networks & Security. MITACS is also driving the recruiting, training, and placement of a new generation of highly mathematically skilled personnel that is vital to Canada's future social and economic well-being.

The only Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) for the mathematical sciences, MITACS has hundreds of scientists, students, and partner organizations working on numerous ongoing projects and research clusters involving more than 30 Canadian universities.

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