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Apologize to HKMS members for the regrettable incident

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Dear Members of HKMS,

On behalf of the Council of HKMS, I am writing to apologize to all of you for the regrettable incident that a document of the list of membership with personal particulars was unintentionally uploaded on the website of HKMS on February 2009 which was not secured. This incident has been reported by Mingpao Daily today.

The document, containing some of our member’s personal particulars, was only for the internal use of the HKMS. It was not supposed to be available to the public. Indeed, there is no direct link to this document on the website of the HKMS. This error may occur due to several transfers of computer technicians who helped to manage the website of the HKMS.

As soon as we learn this from the reporter yesterday, we have taken immediate steps to correct this mistake. The file has been removed from the website of the HKMS around 8:30 last night, and we have contacted the Google to remove the cache files this morning.  I have also attached our response to the reporter of the Mingpao Daily for your reference.

We are deeply sorry for those  who have been affected and  for the damage to the reputation to the HKMS by this incident. We will pay much more attention to the security measures on our website to protect the privacy of our members in the future.

Sincerely yours,

Zhouping XIN

HKMS

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[Replied from HKMS on December 01, 2013 9:04 PM:]

尊敬的張記者:

非常感謝您提供給我們這一重要信息。對於您的來信,請允許我們作以下的解釋:

1. 香港數學學會的會員詳細信息只是作為我們協會的內部資料,在網站上從來沒有直接連接。

2. 最近數學學會換屆,網站維護人員從一個學校轉移到另一個學校;對網站的需要加密的資料部分交接不夠充分,這個技術失誤是部分內部資料可以搜索到的主要原因。

3. 收到您的來信後,我們已經對相關技術部分加以完善,使得相關的資料重新得到保護。

在此非常感謝您的提醒,使我們能立即處理這個失誤。我們會儘快對受到影響的數學會同仁通過信件表示衷心的道歉。

香港數學學會

[Email from Ming Pao reporter on December 01, 2013 6:38 PM:]

各位數學學會執委:

你好!我是明報記者張煒明。近日我們發現,香港數學學會將其會員名單上載至其網站,350位數學學者個人資料,部份包括出生日期、銀行戶口、住址等,輕易能在google網站被搜尋出來,當中包括著名數學家丘成桐。我們想知道貴會會如何回應和跟進事件?

隨函附上該名單連結:http://www.hkms.org.hk/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/member08.xls

請儘量在今天回應,謝謝!

張煒明 Cheung Wai Ming, Simpson
明報記者(港聞版)
Reporter, Ming Pao Newspapers Limited
T 2515 5517│M 9602 4518│F 2898 3783

The Hong Kong Mathematical Society Annual General Meeting 2013

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Date: 8 June 2013 (Saturday)

Time: 9:00am - 5:20pm

Venue: LT-7, B5-208, B5-210, B5-211, (Academic 1) The City University of Hong Kong (map)

Program (Last updated: 7 June 2013, 16:30)

HKMS Distinguished Lecture by Shing-Tung Yau (9:00am - 10:00am)

This event is co-organized with Department of Mathematics, City University of Hong Kong

International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians ICCM 2013

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

The 6th ICCM will be held from July 14 to 19, 2013 in Taipei. You are cordially invited to join this great event! Please note that ICCM 2013 will be held in JULY, not in December as with the previous ICCMs. It is important that you mark July 2013 on your calendar now!

The Sixth International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians (ICCM) July 2013 in Taipei.
• Start: 09:00, July 14, 2013
• End: 18:00, July 19, 2013
• Opening ceremony: July 14, in the Big Hall of the Grand Hotel, Taipei.
• Lectures and invited talks: July 15 to July 19, on the campus of National Taiwan University, Taipei.

ICCM is a triennial event that brings together Chinese and overseas mathematicians to discuss the latest research developments in both pure and applied mathematics.

During the opening of ICCM 2013, you will witness the presentation of the Morningside Medals, the New World Mathematics Awards, and other awards. The Morningside Medal is the most prestigious award for young Chinese mathematicians. During the conference, there will be thirty plenary talks, several Morningside talks by international speakers, and over one hundred sixty 45-minute talks. The talks cover a full range of subjects in the mathematical sciences, from number theory, geometry, and differential equations to statistics and bio-mathematics.

The first Congress was held in December 1998 in Beijing. The second Congress took place in Taipei 2001, then in Hong Kong, in Hangzhou, and Beijing again in 2010. After twelve years, ICCM 2013 will return to Taipei. We expect there to be more than one thousand participants and more than two hundred presentations covering a broad spectrum of the mathematical sciences.

The 2013 registration fee is USD100 (or USD 50) for each participant joining the formal Banquet (without joining the formal banquet, respectively).

We have tried to allocate a limited amount of grant money to support bringing young students and researchers to ICCM, particularly young Chinese mathematicians from less developed countries. The application deadline for financial support is end of December, 2012. Please upload the necessary documents upon registration.

ICCM 2013 資訊

入台證申請書

Hong Kong Mathematical Society Annual General Meeting 2012

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

The AGM is going to be held on 5 May 2012, at 2:00-6:30pm, at The University of Hong Kong. The program below is for your reference.

Program

2011-12 HKMS Best Thesis Award Call for Submission

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

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The purpose of Hong Kong Mathematical Society Best Thesis Award is to recognize outstanding PhD or MPhil theses in the fields of mathematics and statistics. All submissions will go through a formal evaluation process by a panel of established scholars of the Society.

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Significance of results
  • Originality of work
  • Clarity of presentation
  • Quality of writing

Eligible of the Award are postgraduate students who have obtained or will obtain their PhD or MPhil degrees in the fields of mathematics or statistics from any local university. Their Principal supervisors must be regular faculty staff of any local university to be eligible to nominate his/her students. The theses should be submitted to the respective universities between 1 February 2010 and 31 January 2012.

Potential candidates are required to submit:

  1. a curriculum vitae with a list of his/her publications (no more than two pages)
  2. a full thesis written in English
  3. a letter of nomination from his/her Principal supervisor that:
    1. verifies his/her eligibility for the Award
    2. describes and evaluates the thesis’ contribution to the literature and the student’s role in the scholarship

Each recipient of the Best Thesis Award will receive an official certificate and a cash prize. Up to three awards will be made avaliable each year.

Application Deadline:
Submissions must be received no later than 10 April, 2012 to be considered for the Award. All theses must be submitted, in soft copy, to <xmyuan@hkbu.edu.hk>.

HKMS Texts in General Education (Volume 2)

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Title: Manage Your Money without Formulas
Author: LEEVAN LING
(Hong Kong Baptist University)

ETH Zurich researcher wins “Asia’s Nobel Prize”

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Demetrios Christodoulou, a mathematician and physicist at ETH Zurich, wins the illustrious “Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences”. The award of “Asia’s Nobel Prize” honours Christodoulou’s contributions to differential geometry and to the general theory of relativity. His prize is worth USD 500,000.

Links:

http://www.ethlife.ethz.ch/archive_articles/110608_Shaw_Prize_fm/index_EN

http://www.shawprize.org/en/shaw.php?tmp=3&twoid=90

Hong Kong Mathematical Society Annual General Meeting 2011

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

The AGM is going to be held this Saturday, 14 May 2011, at 2:00-6:10pm, at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.  On this meeting, we will have several prestigious speakers include the Fields medalist, Prof. Stephen Smale. The program below is for your reference.

Program

The Third HKMS Newsletter

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

2010 October - HKMS Newsletter (Issue 3)

HKMS Texts in General Education (Volume 1)

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Title: Mathematics of Fairness
Author: SUNG NOK CHIU
LEEVAN LING
(Hong Kong Baptist University)