May 24, 2019

Symposium Celebrating New Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
February 26, 2007

The Royal Society of Canada recently elected its new Fellows for 2006. The Fields Institute will host an event on February 26, 2007, to celebrate the achievements of of this year's new Fellows from the Academy of Sciences. Three of the newly elected Fellows will speak about their work in the mathematical sciences or closely related areas. A reception will follow.
Listing of new Fellows elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2006 in the Academy of Science

Schedule (Audio of talks)

1:00 p.m. .

Introduction, and acknowledgment of new Academy of Science FRSCs

1:10 p.m.

Mary E. Thompson, University of Waterloo
Generalizing from a sample to a population: reflections on history

2:00 p.m.
Andrew Granville, Université de Montréal
The anatomy of common objects in pure mathematics
2:50 p.m.
Ming Li, University of Waterloo
Modern Homology Search
3:45 p.m.


MARY E. THOMPSON, – Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo
Mary Thompson's research spans an exceptionally broad range of areas in statistical science, including pure and applied probability, mathematical statistics, the theory of sample surveys, and several areas of application. Her seminal work on optimality and the foundations of inference for finite populations, optimal estimating functions, and inference for stochastic processes has had a major impact and has been combined with important applied contributions in other disciplines.

ANDREW GRANVILLE, – Département de mathématique et de statistique, Université de Montréal
Andrew Granville, spécialiste des questions fondamentales, compte, à son actif, plusieurs contributions majeures dans le champ de la théorie des nombres et de ses branches. Il a fourni la solution de plusieurs problèmes longtemps irrésolus. Récipiendaire de plusieurs distinctions, il a fait partie d’un grand nombre de conseils nationaux ainsi que de comités éditoriaux. Granville est l’un des premiers mathématiciens du Canada et, dans le monde, également, l’un des premiers au sein du petit cercle des théoriciens en analyse des nombres.
MING LI- School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Ming Li is a leading expert on Kolmogorov complexity. His work has led to a new method for proving lower bounds and analyzing average-case complexity of algorithms and to the solution of a number of long standing major open questions in computer science. He is an influential international leader in the development of bioinformatics algorithms and software who, along with his coauthors, has produced theorems, algorithms, and proofs that are included in major computational biology books and software packages used widely.

new Fellows elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2006

Division of Applied Sciences and Engineering / Division des sciences appliquées et génie
CARREAU, Pierre J. -- Département de génie chimique, École Polytechnique de Montréal
CHORNET, Esteban -- Département de génie chimique, Université de Sherbrooke
DEEN, Mohamed Jamal -- Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University
ELLYIN, Fernand -- Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta
HRUDEY, Steve E. -- School of Public Health, University of Alberta
MANDELIS, Andreas -- Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
TERZOPOULOS, Demetri -- Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto

Division of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences / Division des sciences de la terre, de l’océan et de l’atmosphère
CHEN, Jing M. -- Department of Geography, University of Toronto
DEROME, Jacques F. -- Département des sciences atmosphériques et océaniques, Université McGill
JONES, Brian -- Department of Earth & Atmospherics Sciences, University of Alberta
NELSON, D. Erle -- Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University

Life Sciences / Sciences de la vie
BOUTIN, Stanley --Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
CULOTTI, Joseph G. -- Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, University of Toronto
HERTZMAN, Clyde -- Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of British Columbia
HUDSON, Thomas -- Departments of Medicine and Human Genetics, McGill University
KAY, Lewis E. -- Department of Medical Genetics and Microbiology, University of Toronto
OHASHI, Pamela -- Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research, University of Toronto
OTTO, Sarah P. -- Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia
PICTON, Terence W. -- Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
PLUMMER, Francis -- Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba
REES, William -- School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia
RUDNICKI, Michael A. -- Ottawa Health Research Institute, University of Ottawa
SCHERER, Stephen W. -- Centre for Applied Genomics, University of Toronto
SCHIFFRIN, Ernesto L. -- Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital, McGill University
STRYNADKA, Natalie -- Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia
TREMBLAY, Michel L. -- McGill Cancer Centre, McGill University
TRIMBLE, William -- Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
WANG, Yu Tian -- Brain Research Centre, University of British Columbia
WRANA, Jeffrey -- Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, University of Toronto

Mathematical and Physical Sciences / Mathématiques et sciences physiques
D'IORIO, Marie-- National Research Council Canada
GRANVILLE, Andrew -- Département de mathématiques et de statistique, Université de Montréal
HAWRYLAK, Pawel -- National Research Council Canada
HITCHCOCK, Adam -- Department of Chemistry, McMaster University
LEVESQUE, Hector -- Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
LI, Ming -- School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo
MYERS, Robert -- Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and University of Waterloo
PIERS, Warren E. -- Department of Chemistry, University of Calgary
STETSON, Peter B.-- National Research Council Canada
THOMPSON, Mary E. -- Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo

Foreign Fellows / Membres étrangers
BOLLI, Roberto-- Department of Medicine, University of Louisville

Specially Elected Fellow
LOMAS, Jonathan -- Canadian Health Services Research Foundation

A complete listing of all new Fellows elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2006 is available here.

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