Biographical Information of the Co-Chairwomen of CAIMS*SCMAI 2010:
Serpil Kocabiyik (Ph.D. Western, 1987) completed her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in mathematics at Middle East Technical University in 1979 and 1981, respectively. She obtained her doctorate in Applied Mathematics from the University of Western Ontario in 1987 where she also stayed on for a few more years as a postdoctoral fellow before moving on to Manitoba as an Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics in 1995. She joined the faculty of Memorial University in 1999 where she is currently a Professor of Mathematics. Her research is an interdisciplinary blend of classical applied mathematics, theoretical fluid mechanics and computational science. Her recent research focuses on several classes of unsteady separated flows caused by fluid, bluff body and free-surface interaction with application to vortex-induced vibrations. She was awarded the Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award at Memorial in 2000. She is a lifetime member of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society and was honored with their Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award in 2006. She was a guest editor for International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics and ISCFD - Computational Fluid Dynamics Journal.
Sharene Bungay (Ph.D. Guelph, 2003) completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1998, where she continued until 2000, obtaining her Master of Science degree from Memorial's interdisciplinary Computational Science programme, in the area of Computational Chemistry. She completed her doctorate in Applied Mathematics at the University of Guelph in 2003, and conducted research as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo until 2005. She joined the Computer Science Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland as an Assistant Professor in 2005. Her research is in the area of Computational Modelling of Physiological Systems, with current interests in modelling thrombin generation in plasma and ovarian follicular fluid, networks of neurons, and calcium activation in cardiac cells. Currently, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society.