Links to the IRMACS Centre
The IRMACS Centre brings SFU to the forefront of collaborative research expertise, working with other Canadian and international researchers and organizations to provide access to its distributed interdisciplinary research network. IRMACS is unique in the innovative combination of its interdisciplinary research focus, the creation of a flexible, physical space for its users, its technological approach to supporting interdisciplinary research, and its ability to bring distant researchers together as a community using technology.
Research Centres, Groups and Labs
- Biodiversity Lab
- Brinkman Laboratory: The Brinkman laboratory comprises an interdisciplinary "wet-lab" and computer lab environment to investigate fundamental pathogenomics questions.
- Centre for Integrative Bio-Engineering Research: CiBER Invents technology solutions matched to emerging disease patterns and pandemic threats worldwide and provides labour-saving smart tools to reduce the burdens of aging on seniors and their caregivers.
- Complex Systems Modelling Group (CSMG): The SFU Complex Systems Modelling Group is a collaboration between the IRMACS Centre, the Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies (ICURS) and the Faculty of Health Sciences.
- Discrete Math Group, Department of Mathematics
- Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies
- Medical Image Analysis Lab
- MENRVA (Mechatronics 'N' Robotics for Viable Applications): an international and multicultural research group based in Canada
- Open Problem Garden: The Open Problem Garden is a Wikipedia-style Forum for open problems in Mathematics. The site is hosted by the IRMACS Centre.
- SFU Cosmology
- SFU Statistical Genetics Working Group: The group has research interests in Statistical Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology.
SFU Research Liaison
- SFU Research Matters: The Office of the VP Research webpage provides an overview of research at SFU.
- University/Industry Research Partners: By connecting new and established companies with the technologies and resources of Simon Fraser University, the University/Industry Liaison Office creates partnerships between SFU researchers and industry in local and global markets. These strategic links generate new venture investment and long term economic benefits for the University, its industrial partners and the community.
Mathematical Sciences Partners
These organizations excel at bringing mathematicians together, with a primary focus of advancing the application of the mathematical sciences to a wide range of research areas.
- Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) exists to encourage and advance research in mathematics, statistics, computer science, and mathematical sciences, in the Atlantic region.
- Banff International Research Station (BIRS) is a joint Canada-US-Mexico initiative that provides an environment for creative interaction and the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, and with related sciences and industry.
- Fields Institute brings together mathematicians from Canada and abroad, and by promoting contact and collaboration between professional mathematicians and the increasing numbers of users of mathematics.
- Institute of Mathematics and its Applications: The primary mission of the IMA is to increase the impact of mathematics by fostering research of a truly interdisciplinary nature, linking mathematics of the highest caliber and important scientific and technological problems from other disciplines and industry.
- Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS) was created to harness the power of mathematical tools and methodologies in order to address the inherent complexity of modern industrial and societal problems for the benefit of all Canadians.
- Pacific Institute of Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) promotes research in and applications of the mathematical sciences, to facilitate the training of highly qualified personnel, to enrich public awareness of and education in the mathematical sciences, and to create mathematical partnerships with similar organizations in other countries
IRMACS regularly collaborates through its members with:
- Carleton University
- Dalhousie University
- Laval University
- L'Universite du Quebec a Montreal
- McGill University
- Memorial University
- National Research Council Canada
- University of Alberta
- University of British Columbia
- University of Calgary
- University of Lethbridge
- University of Northern British Columbia
- University of Manitoba
- University of Ottawa
- University of Saskatchewan
- University of Toronto
- University of Victoria
- University of Waterloo
- University of Western Ontario
- Brown University
- California Insititute of Technology
- Cornell University - Center for Applied Mathematics
- Davidson College
- Indiana University
- Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE)
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Northwestern University
- University of California, San Diego
- University of Oklahoma
- University of Washington
- Aston University, Computer Science
- Cambridge University - Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP)
- Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
- European Space Research and Technology Centre
- Institut de Mathematiques Appliques
- Queen's University Belfast
- Tokyo Institute of Information Technology
- Universidad de Chile, Center For Mathematical Modeling
- University of Canterbury
- University of Twente
IRMACS shares and develops infrastructure with:
- California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) is a new mechanism to address large-scale issues by bringing together multidisciplinary teams of the best minds.
- Compute Canada
- Global Lambda Visualization Facility in collaboration with the Electronic Visualization Lab, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Calit2, University of California, San Diego.
IRMACS hosts local and remote events, workshops, and conferences
- Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
- FENOMEC (Mexico)
- Learning Online Network with Computer Assisted Personalized Approach (LON-CAPA)
- Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS)
- North American Forensic Entomology Association
- SAGE: Open Math Source Software
- UK eScience AccessGrid Support Centre
- Various chapters and sections of IEEE
- iGrid 2005 with Calit2