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Thinking of Writing a Book?

Ever thought about writing a book? Ever wondered just what that entails? A session at the 2015 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering will bring together successful authors and publishing staff to discuss the process. Topics of interest will include:

• Why and when you should consider writing a book

• A step-by-step description of the process, from initial idea to published book

• How to choose a publisher Read the rest of this entry »

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Updated NSF funding opportunity in Big Data program

From the NSF: 

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. The PAPPG is consistent with, and, implements the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) (2 CFR § 200). Please be advised that the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

The full proposal deadline date is May 20, 2015.  Read the rest of this entry »

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21st Industrial Mathematical & Statistical Modeling Workshop

From SIAM/UQ:

The 21st Industrial Mathematical & Statistical Modeling (IMSM) Workshop for Graduate Students will take place at North Carolina State University, 13-22 July 2015.  The workshop is sponsored by the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Science Institute (SAMSI) together with the Center for Research in Scientific Computation (CRSC) and the Department of Mathematics at North Carolina State University.

The IMSM workshop exposes graduate students in mathematics, engineering, and statistics to exciting real-world problems from industry and government. The workshop provides students with experience in a research team environment and exposure to possible career opportunities. On the first day, a Software Carpentry boot camp  will bring students up-to-date on their programming skills in Python/Matlab and R, and introduce them to version control systems and software repositories. Read the rest of this entry »

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SIAM Unwrapped February 2015

Unwrapped_icon_finalNews & announcements for the SIAM membership community

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Dear SIAM members,

One of SIAM’s largest conferences is just around the corner. Are you all set to attend?

Read details on what to expect at the SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE15) in this issue, among other updates.

We hope to see you in Salt Lake City in March! Read the rest of this entry »

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Medical and industrial improvements through algorithms

During the last two decades, fast algorithms have brought a variety of large-scale physical and biophysical modeling tasks within practical reach. This is particularly true of integral equation approaches to electromagnetics, acoustics, gravitation, elasticity, and fluid dynamics. The practical application of these methods, however, requires analytic representations that lead to well-conditioned linear systems, quadrature methods that permit the accurate evaluation of boundary integrals with singular kernels, and techniques for a posteriori error estimation that permit robust mesh refinement. At the 2014 SIAM Annual Meeting Leslie Greengard of the Simons Foundation and Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, gave an overview of recent progress in these areas with a particular emphasis on wave scattering problems in complex geometry via The John von Neumann Lecture. View the video for an overview of his talk:


 

View the full presentation.

 

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University of Michigan Announces a NEW Quantitative Finance & Risk Management MS Program

This is a paid announcement.

The University of Michigan Announces a NEW Quantitative Finance & Risk Management MS Program! Please visit our website for more information: http://dept.math.lsa.umich.edu/graduate/quantfin/index.html

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Call for Nominations for the Ostrowski Prize, 2015

This is an announcement that appeared in SIAM News.

The aim of the Ostrowski Foundation is to promote the mathematical sciences. Every second year it provides a prize for recent outstanding achievements in pure mathematics and in the foundations of numerical mathematics. The value of the prize for 2015 is 100,000 Swiss francs.

The prize has been awarded every two years since 1989. The most recent winners are Ben Green and Terence Tao in 2005; Oded Schramm in 2007; Sorin Popa in 2009; Ib Madsen, David Preiss, and Kannan Soundararajan in 2011; and Yitang Zhang in 2013. See http://www.ostrowski.ch/index_e.php?ifile=preis for the complete list and further details.

The jury invites nominations for candidates for the 2015 Ostrowski Prize. Nominations should include a curriculum vitae of the candidate, a letter of nomination, and 2–3 letters of reference. The Chair of the jury for 2015 is Christian Berg of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Nominations should be sent to berg@math.ku.dk by April 15, 2015.

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Attend the career fair at the SIAM CS&E conference!

Are you attending the SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE15) in Salt Lake City in March? Then you may be interested in the CSE15 career fair sessions being held there on Saturday, March 14.

If you plan to attend the fair, please submit your resume if possible, so it can be provided in advance to the participating employers.

The career fair is an interactive event at which you can speak with employers about working in various industries. It is a great opportunity for you to meet government and industry representatives to discuss what they look for in candidates and what each employer may have to offer. The event is held primarily for graduate students and recent graduates, but job-seekers of all levels are encouraged to attend.

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SIAM Unwrapped January 2015

Unwrapped_icon_finalNews & announcements for the SIAM membership community

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Dear SIAM members,

Here’s wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year 2015!

View our 2015 brochure to review the new and exciting things to expect from SIAM this year.

Also visit our conference calendar to view a list of 2015 and future meetings. As always, you can follow us on Twitter or Google Plus and like us on Facebook to stay abreast of new events, activities and updates. SIAM has a new LinkedIn page! Be sure to follow us and participate in the conversation. Read the rest of this entry »

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SIAM Student Chapters to present research at CSE15

For the past 12 years, SIAM student chapters have been invited to send representatives to the SIAM Annual Meeting as part of Student Days to present their research in special minisymposia sessions organized by SIAM Education Committee. Since there is no SIAM annual meeting in 2015 in support of ICIAM 2015 in Beijing, chapters have been invited to send representatives to the 2015 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE15) in March, in Salt Lake City to participate in Student Days.

The student chapter presentations at CSE15, organized by SIAM’s Vice President for Education Rachel Levy of Harvey Mudd College, will be on Sunday, March 15, 2015 in Room 254C as follows:

 

9:10 AM – 10:50 AM SIAM Student Chapter Presentations

  • System Architecture for a Cooperative Fleet of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), Stacey Joseph-Ellison, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
  • Affirmative Actions in Education Creating Division and Inefficiency Among Beneficiary Groups in India, Aprant Ajay, Delhi Techinical University, India
  • Interfacial Motion by Mean Curvature in Liquid Crystals, Amy Spicer, University of Bath, UK
  • Theory and Computation for Bilinear Quadratures, Christopher A. Wong, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Survival Probability of Beneficial Mutations in Bacteria, Anna Zhu, Western University Canada, Canada
  • On Strategic Defense in Stochastic Networks, Ryan White, Florida Institute of Technology, USA

 

1:30 PM – 3:10 PM SIAM Student Chapter Presentations

  • Sublinear Preconditioners for the 2D Helmholtz Equation, Leonardo Zepeda-Núñez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Solving the Heat Equation with Wavelets, Anne Reinarz, University of Reading, UK
  • Analysis of a Heterogeneous Multiscale Method for Poroelasticity, Paul Delgado, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
  • Experimental Analysis of the Performance of GeoClaw, AnuGA and SurfWB-UC Numerical Models for the Simulation of Tsunami Inundation Phenomena, José Galaz, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
  • Stabilization in Relation to Wavenumber in HDG Methods, Nicole Olivares, Portland State University, USA
  • Incompressible Flow and (Stabilised) Mixed Finite Element Methods on Highly Stretched Meshes, Andreas Wachtel, University of Strathclyde, UK

 

Other activities that will enhance the meeting for students include a special orientation prior to Friday’s welcome reception, a career panel and full day career fair featuring non-academic employers on Saturday, professional development sessions and reception Saturday evening, a student lounge, sessions on Undergraduate Research on Monday, poster blitz and posters sessions on Monday and Tuesday, and a session for students with selected conference invited speakers on Tuesday. For more information on Student Days, go to http://www.siam.org/meetings/cse15/studentday.php.

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