Affiliated Institutions

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

The Centre for Experimental and Constructive Mathematics (CECM), a Simon Fraser University research centre within the Departments of Mathematics, is located at SFU's Burnaby Campus in British Columbia (Canada). CECM's mandate is to explore and promote the interplay of conventional mathematics with modern computation and communication in the mathematical sciences. The Centre provides a sophisticated but easy to use computational environment for research and collaboration in the mathematical sciences. Its resources are available to all its members and, where possible, to other interested individuals both at Simon Fraser and elsewhere via associate memberships and the internet. Further information about CECM may be obtained by consulting its home page.

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

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) was created in 1996 by the community of mathematical scientists in Alberta and British Columbia. The Institute is dedicated to:

- Promoting innovation and excellence in research in all areas encompassed by the mathematical sciences.
- Initiating collaborations and strengthening ties between mathematical scientists in the academic community and those in the industrial, business and government sectors.
- Training highly qualified personnel for academic and industrial employment, and creating new opportunities for developing scientists.
- Developing new technologies to support research, communication and training in the mathematical sciences.

Building on the strength and vitality of its programmes, PIMS is able to serve the mathematical sciences community as a catalyst in other areas of great importance:

- The communication and dissemination of mathematical ideas, public outreach, and mathematical education and training at all school levels.
- The creation of strong mathematical partnerships and links within Canada and organizations in other countries, with a focus on the nations of the Pacific Rim.

Further information about PIMS may be obtained by consulting its home page.

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

The Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems is a Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) for the Mathematical Sciences.

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. MITACS is 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.

MITACS networks academia, industry and the public sector to develop cutting edge mathematical tools vital to a knowledge-based economy.

The only Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) for the mathematical sciences, MITACS has hundreds of scientists, students and partner organizations working on many ongoing projects and research clustersincorporating an additional 10 projects, involving more than 30 Canadian universities.

To improve Canada's international competitiveness, our research focuses on five key sectors of the economy: Biomedical & Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Information Processing, Risk & Finance and Communication, Networks & Security. Further information about MITACS may be obtained by consulting its home page.

### Centre for Operations Research and Decision Sciences (CORDS)

The Centre for Operations Research and Decision (CORDS) is located at Simon Fraser University Surrey. With more than 20 faculty members from Business Administration, Computing Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, the Centre focuses on research in the area of operations research: the science of optimal decision-making. Members undertake both basic and applied research, and collaborate with industry by consulting and facilitating student internships.