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SAMSI Forensics opening workshop livestream

The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) will be livestreaming the opening workshop for their Statistical and Applied Mathematics in Forensics program. Part of the workshop will be streamed live from August 31 to September 2. The Forensics program focuses on the development of methodological, theoretical, and computational treatments of statistical and applied mathematical analysis and modeling, specifically with applications to forensic science and practice. The workshop will provide an overview of these main topics.

More details are on the workshop page here.

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Sandia National Labs data science openings

Sandia National Labs has multiple openings in the area of data science at the Livermore, CA location. Applicants at various levels of experience with different skill sets will be considered.  Those interested may visit and search for positions 650559 and 650561, or click on the direct links below:

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Updated program solicitation for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

From the NSF: 

An updated program solicitation for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program is now available on the NSF site

Full Proposal Deadline Dates are as follows:  Read the rest of this entry »

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SIAM Unwrapped August 2015

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Dear SIAM members,

It’s that time of year again! SIAM will elect members to its Board and Council, as well as several officers including President-elect, Vice President at Large, and Secretary, starting in September. Be sure to vote and make your voices heard on who will make important decisions for our community.

On September 1, look for an e-mail message from the “SIAM Election Coordinator” ( with your unique voting credentials and a link to the voting site.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Eitan Tadmor receives Peter Henrici Prize

Eitan Tadmor of the University of Maryland is the recipient of the 2015 Peter Henrici Prize.

The prize is awarded to Tadmor for his original, broad, and fundamental contributions to the applied and numerical analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations and their applications in areas such as fluid dynamics, image processing, and social dynamics.

Eitan Tadmor’s scientific achievements have had a significant impact on the theory and computational methods for nonlinear hyperbolic PDEs, including the kinetic formulation of conservation laws, the design of non-oscillatory central schemes, entropy stable schemes, edge detection, and spectral viscosity methods. Read the rest of this entry »

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SIAM Ralph E. Kleinman Prize goes to George Em Karniadakis

Brown University’s George Em Karniadakis is the 2015 recipient of the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize.

Karniadakis is being recognized for his many outstanding contributions to applied mathematics in a broad range of areas, including computational fluid dynamics, spectral methods and stochastic modeling.

Karniadakis is Charles Pitts Robinson and John Palmer Barstow Professor of Applied Mathematics at Brown University. He received his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987. In addition to his affiliation at Brown, Karniadakis is also a research scientist at MIT’s Department of Ocean/Mechanical Engineering. He is a Fellow of SIAM, the American Physical Society, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and an Associated Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Read the rest of this entry »

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Linda J. S. Allen awarded AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture

The AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture is awarded to highlight significant contributions of women to applied or computational mathematics.

This year, that honor goes to Linda J. S. Allen of Texas Tech University.

Allen is being recognized for outstanding contributions in ordinary differential equations, difference equations and stochastic models, with significant applications in the areas of infectious diseases and ecology.

Allen is the Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Texas Tech University. She received her Ph.D. in 1981 from the University of Tennessee. Since 1999, Allen has served as an adjunct professor at the Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech. Read the rest of this entry »

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SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession awarded to Carlos Castillo-Chavez

The 2015 SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession goes to Carlos Castillo-Chavez of Arizona State University.

Castillo-Chavez is being recognized for his extraordinary mentoring that has helped bring numerous underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students at all levels to the mathematical sciences; for his extensive research record in mathematical biology and epidemiology; for his distinguished service on numerous national committees and advisory boards at SIAM, the Mathematics Institutes, US National Science Foundation, US National Institutes of Health, and elsewhere; and for his lifelong commitment to successfully promoting diversity in the applied mathematics community.

Castillo-Chavez is Regents Professor and Joaquin Bustoz Jr. Professor of Mathematical Biology and Distinguished Sustainability Scientist at Arizona State University. He also serves as executive director of the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI), founding director of the Simon A. Levin Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center, executive director of the Institute for Strengthening the Understanding of Mathematics and Science (SUMS), and Director of STEM Programs for Underrepresented Minorities at ASU. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gerhard Wanner receives SIAM’s George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition

Gerhard Wanner of the University of Geneva is the 2015 recipient of the George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition.

Wanner is being honored primarily for the five books he has co-authored. They display deep mathematics, presented with elegance, enthusiasm, wit, scholarship, and much history. These books have uniquely delineated numerical ODEs (especially stiff equations) and geometric integration and created an historical perspective for the teaching and understanding of analysis and geometry.

Gerhard Wanner retired from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, in 2007, where he had been a full professor since 1976. He received his doctorate from the University of Innsbruck in 1965. Read the rest of this entry »

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Industry Workshop by the Student Chapter of Magdeburg

The Student Chapter of SIAM Magdeburg organized a workshop on “Applied Mathematics in Industry” on the 9th of June, 2015. The workshop was hold by the Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg and the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg. It focused on the applications of mathematics in industry and economy. In particular, it thematized real world applications. The two plenary talks were given by Dr. Melina Freitag, lecturer in Applied Mathematics at the University of Bath, UK, as well as Dr. Detlev Huser, independent contractor at SM&A in Irvine, CA, and owner of dh creative services in Syke, Germany. Moreover, four student talks covered a wide range of topics, including source detection of electrocadial signals, lake management, model predictive control for embedded systems and product development.Student_Chapter_Magdeburg

Guest speaker Dr. Melina Freitag gave an introduction to data assimilation in numerical weather prediction. She presented key data assimilation methods as currently used in practice and explained computational challenges.

Dr. Detlev Huser pointed out how research in (and for) space, especially under microgravity
conditions has influenced the life and technology on earth. He explained several examples from various research areas which consider physical science and life science and their terrestrial application potential.

Afterwards the audience was invited to join the chapter board and the speakers for
dinner and some fruitful discussions.

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