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In Memoriam Charlie Suffel

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  Dr. Charles Suffel, a highly regarded professor of mathematical sciences at Stevens Institute of Technology in the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science and a former Dean of Graduate Studies passed away on February 4, 2021. Professor Suffel earned his bachelor's degree in 1963 and his master's in 1965, both in electrical engineering. He was awarded his Ph.D. in mathematics in 1969. He earned all of his degrees at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. Professor Suffel's distinguished career at Stevens Institute of Technology spanned more than five decades. He joined Stevens in 1969 as assistant professor of mathematics. He became an associate professor in 1974 and a full professor in 1979. He served as Dean of Graduate Studies from 1995 to 2015, before rejoining the faculty ranks. Professor Suffel's research focused on graph and network theory and the reliability of networks. He served as managing editor of the journal Networks from 1978 to 1999.

Combinatorialists in the news

 https://www.quantamagazine.org/mathematicians-settle-erdos-coloring-conjecture-20210405/ Mathematicians Settle Erdős Coloring Conjecture Fifty years ago, Paul Erdős and two other mathematicians came up with a graph theory problem that they thought they might solve on the spot. A team of mathematicians has finally settled it.

Conference announcement

 http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/activities/20-21/QTMC Queer and Trans Mathematicians in Combinatorics Conference June 24 - 25, 2021 ,  The Fields Institute Location:  Online Description The Queer and Trans Mathematicians in Combinatorics conference (QTMC) is a first-ever event in combinatorics specifically aimed at queer and trans mathematicians.  

Combinatorialists in the news

  Pioneers Linking Math and Computer Science Win the Abel Prize https://www.quantamagazine.org/avi-wigderson-and-laszlo-lovasz-win-abel-prize-20210317/ " “I wouldn’t call it obscure, but certainly graph theory was not mainstream mathematics because many of the problems or results arose from puzzles or sort of recreational mathematics,” said Lovász, who is now at Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary. But things were already changing by the time Lovász earned his doctorate in 1970 at the age of 22 — and a main reason was the birth and rapid growth of computer science. "

Conference Announcement: International Conference on Finite Fields and Their Applications 2022 (Fq15)

 https://fq15.telecom-paris.fr/ The conference  Fq15  will take place at Campus Condorcet, Aubervilliers, France (on line 12 of the Paris metro, at one station from the limit of Paris) during the week of June 13-17, 2022. Fq15  will continue the 30-year-old tradition of a forum for researchers on the mathematical aspects of finite fields and their applications. Previous editions of the  Fq  conference could be found  here . Scientific Scope Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Theory: structure of finite fields, primitive elements, normal bases, polynomials, number-theoretic aspects of finite fields, character sums, function fields, planar functions and almost perfect nonlinear functions, equations over finite fields. Computation: algorithms and complexity, polynomial factorization, decomposition, and irreducibility testing, sequences and functions. Applications: algebraic coding theory, cryptography, algebraic geometry over finite fields, finite incidence geometry, desi

New ICA Council members

 We had to take the vote a second time to accommodate nominations from the floor, thus here's the new list followed by the complete list. Jeff Dinitz Melissa Keranen Mariusz Meszka Gary Mullen Bojan Mohar Ortrud Oellermann Patric Östergård Adrián Pastine Dinesh Sarvate S. Arumugam   Doug Stinson (President)                          2016-2022                     Dalibor Froncek (Vice-president)             2016-2022                     David Pike (Vice-president)                       2016-2022                     Kiki Ariyanti Sugeng (Vice-president)      2017-2023                     Sarah Holliday (Secretary)                         2016-2022           S. Arumugam                                              2021-2024 Marco Buratti                                              2016-2022                     Darryn Bryant                                              2016-2022 Jeff Dinitz                                                     2018-2

Conference Announcement: MIGHTY LXIII is online for 2021

 http://mightylxiii.ysu.edu/ MIGHTY is a series of conferences devoted to the area of graph theory and its applications. MIGHTY began in 1978 and the first MIGHTY was hosted by Professor Frank Harary at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.   The 63rd MIdwestern GrapH TheorY conference (MIGHTY LXIII) will be held April 16-17, 2021 (Virtual) Organizers Alexis Byers – Youngstown State University Jamie Hallas – Concord University Drake Olejniczak – Purdue University Fort Wayne Ranjan Rohatgi – Saint Mary’s College For more information, please visit the  MIGHTY LXIII website .