Sunday, May 31, 2009

Applications of Computer Algebra (ACA) 2009, Montreal, Canada (June 25-28)

In 1995, at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, was held the 1st International IMACS Conference on Applications of Computer Algebra. IMACS stands for "International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation", see this 1995 text for more details or visit their official website. Since 2001, the conference retains only the title "Applications of Computer Algebra". This conference is an annual meeting, devoted to promoting the applications and development of Computer Algebra and Symbolic Computation. Topics include computer algebra and symbolic computation in engineering, the sciences, medicine, pure and applied mathematics, education, communication and computer science.
Recent Conferences:
ACA'2008 held at RISC, Linz, Hagenberg, Austria (July 27-30)
ACA'2007 held at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, USA (July 19-22)
ACA'2006 held at the International Home of Scientists, Varna, Bulgaria (June 26-29)
ACA'2005 held at Nara Women's University, Nara, Japan (July 31-August 3) For a complete list of past ACA conferences, see the main ACA website.
Prof. Steinberg, Dr. Wester and I will be presenting our papers: See also and . I will be leaving for Montreal on June 23, inshaallah...

Surau Ar-rashidin, Taman Setiawangsa, KL: Ramadhan 2008 - "Majlis Khatam Quran"

...breaking our fast together.

The boys "khatam" the whole Quran during the Ramadan. This ceremony was specially dedicated to them...

...reciting the Quran along with the boys.


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Salam to brother Hamzah...

Bro. Hamzah Salleh received his Phd. from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is currently working with the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He collaborates with me on the computer algebra-biotechnology project. His email:

My wonderful postgraduate students: Hidayah & Saadah

They are currently doing their research on the applications of computer algebra in biotechnology (immunology). This area is also known as algebraic biology, an emerging new research area that uses tools from symbolic computation (computer algebra), algebra, algebraic geometry, and discrete mathematics to formalize and solve biological problems. Their research project is supported by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia. Keep up the good work, girls! May Allah accepts our work as "amal soleh", inshaallah. Ameen...

My dear friends...

Prof. Steinberg & wife (Prof. Janet Oliver) and Dr. Wester & Prof. Richard Liska (Czech Republic) were having breakfast together during ACA (Applications of Computer Algebra) 2005 in Nara, Japan. I took this picture - not bad, huh?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dr. Michael Wester & Dad

Michael and his beloved daddy (James) at their house in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. James loves to tell me "stories"...

Prof. Stanly Steinberg & Dr. Michael Wester

Prof. Steinberg (sitting) & Dr. Wester - my two wonderful supervisors. They were in my apartment at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA (visiting me to make sure I finish up my writing on time)... and alhamdulillah, I did.