PIMS-SFU Undergraduate Summer School on Rigorous Computing

  • Start Date: 06/07/2015
  • End Date: 06/27/2015

Simon Fraser University


An intensive program for Canadian and international students. The core of the program is a course which provides an elementary introduction to rigorous computing and its applications. There will be exploration sessions for students to investigate these ideas through exercises and research problems.

Abstracts / Downloads / Reports: 

JB van den Berg (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)

JP Lessard (Universite Laval, Quebec)

JF Williams (Simon Fraser University)

Other Information: 


The course is listed as a special topics class (for credit) at SFU. Students from other universities may be able to obtain transfer credit. Accepted students are not required to enroll in order to participate.
Students who are not from the Vancouver area will receive housing. A limited amount of travel assistance will also be available.
We invite motivated undergraduate students with an interest in analysis, dynamical systems, scientific computing or related areas to apply. A suitable applicant must have successfully completed courses in calculus, linear algebra and differential equations. Further analysis and scientific computing an asset but not required. Applicants should be able to demonstrate mathematical maturity as evidenced by performance in higher math courses, or by past research projects.
A complete application consists of
  1) a letter of intent by the applicant stating the motivation to participate in the program (1 page maximum)
  2) a current transcript
  3) a letter of recommendation from a faculty member at the home institution of the applicant. Please instruct the referee to send the recommendation directly to jfw@math.sfu.ca, with a clear mention of the name of the applicant.
Applications are preferably sent by email to
with plain text or pdf attachments.
You can also apply by mail:
    Rigorous Computing Summer School
    PIMS-SFU Site Office, TASC 2
    Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Drive
    Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6
The application deadline for the summer school for out of province students wishing to obtain credit is December 21, 2014.
The application deadline for the summer school for non-SFU students not obtaining credit and for all SFU students is February 28, 2015.










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