Philadelphia, PA –SIAM is pleased to announce the 2013 Class of SIAM Fellows. These distinguished members were nominated for their exemplary research as well as outstanding service to the community. Through their contributions, SIAM Fellows help advance the fields of applied mathematics and computational science.
SIAM would like to congratulate these 33 members of the community listed below in alphabetical order: Read the rest of this entry »
Philadelphia, PA—The newest journal from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, SIAM/ASA Journal on Uncertainty Quantification (JUQ), launched today with its first seven papers publishing online to Volume 1.
Offered jointly by SIAM and the American Statistical Association, the journal publishes research articles presenting significant mathematical, statistical, algorithmic, and application advances in uncertainty quantification, and is dedicated to nurturing synergistic interactions between these and related areas.
Under the leadership of Senior Editor Max Gunzburger, Editors-in-Chief James Berger and Donald Estep and more than 35 others comprising the editorial board, the journal will feature continuous electronic publication at SIAM Journals Online with complimentary access in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »
SIAM initiated the Member Get a Member program to encourage SIAM members to invite their colleagues to join SIAM. In 2012, 75 members referred 85 colleagues who joined SIAM as a result. For every member who referred a colleague who subsequently joined SIAM as a new member between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012, both the person making the referral and the new member were entered into a drawing to win a prize. The drawing was held January 23, 2013. The following names were randomly selected from all those eligible to win:
New member Sou Cheng Choi of the University of Chicago won an iPad. Choi joined SIAM after being referred by her colleague SIAM member Lek Heng Lim.
Paramartha Dutta of Kolkata, India won an additional year of SIAM membership. Dutta referred his colleague Koushik Mondal who joined SIAM as a result.
New member Marco Alvarez Vega of the University of Delaware won a free registration to the SIAM conference of his choice. Alvarez was referred by his colleague SIAM member Caio V Soares.
New member Mani Mehra of the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India, won a free SIAM book of his choice. Mehra was referred by his colleague SIAM member Vivek K Aggarwal.
You can view the entire list of newly-referred members and the list of members who referred their colleagues here. Thanks to all who participated!
Former SIAM President Chia-Chiao Lin, who held the office from 1972-74, has passed away at the age of 97. Dr. Lin also served on the SIAM Board of Trustees from 1978 to 1980.
Tsinghua University, where he had been a Distinguished Professor since 2002, announced that Dr. Lin died in Beijing on the morning of January 13, 2013. The family identified heart failure as the cause of death.
An internationally renowned authority in mechanics and applied mathematics, Dr. Lin’s initial research in fluid mechanics and hydrodynamics stability and turbulence greatly influenced the field of fluid flow. His later research interests focused on hydrodynamics of superfluid helium and astrophysics. He is well known for the book, “Mathematics Applied to Deterministic Problems,” which he co-authored with Lee Segel, and which was re-published by SIAM as a classic. Read the rest of this entry »
New SIAG officers have been elected for several of SIAM’s activity groups. Terms began on January 1. Officers of all SIAGs will serve 2-year terms, with the exception of the SIAG on Linear Algebra, which elects for three-year terms. We welcome all new appointees and thank all candidates for their participation.
Full details on all new officers, their research interests, and SIAM activities are below: Read the rest of this entry »
The results of the SIAM Fiesta contest are in, and we’re happy to announce the winners!
Three free SIAM books + SIAM Swag Bag
Sara T. M. Suleiman, Bergen, Norway
SIAM Swag Bag (includes Schaefer SIAM pen & pencil set, SIAM t-shirt,
SIAM coffee mug, SIAM heavy-duty tote bag, zippered notepad holder,
SIAM umbrella, SIAM spiral-bound notebook, and SIAM notepad.)
Ryan Seal, Liverpool, New York
Przemyslaw Klosiewicz, Antwerp, Belgium
Daniel B. Szyld, Philadelphia, PA
David Bourne, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
If you want to enter for your chance to win the top prize of three free SIAM books of your choice, or runner-up prizes of SIAM merchandise, you still have time. SIAM books make great holiday gifts for friends and colleagues.
Anyone buying a SIAM book is eligible to enter. Simply include the words “Free Stuff” in the Comments section of the online book order form, or include it in your fax order. For complete rules and a look at the prizes being offered, please go to www.siam.org/books/fiesta.pdf
Winners will be announced the week of Dec. 16th. Good luck!
In November, the SIAM community elected the following members to serve on the SIAM Board of Trustees and the SIAM Council, effective January 1, 2013 for a term of three-years. SIAM wishes to thank all of the candidates for their participation.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Lisa Fauci was elected to continue her term on the Board of Trustees. Dr. Fauci is Pendergraft Nola Lee Haynes Professor of Mathematics at Tulane Univeristy. Her research spans the areas of fluid dynamics, mathematical biology, and computational science. She has previously served on the SIAM Council, and is a past Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Life Sciences. She also serves as Associate Editor for the SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems. She was recognized as a SIAM Fellow in 2012 for her contributions to computational biofluid dynamics. Read the rest of this entry »
At the SIAM Annual Meeting held in Minneapolis in July, SIAM members discussed the many reasons and benefits of being part of the SIAM community: from research collaborations and professional development to tackling global problems and engaging in scientific discussion. Find out why these members find their SIAM membership so valuable!