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Dear SIAM members,
If you haven’t already, now is the time to register for the 2013 SIAM Annual Meeting! Held jointly with the SIAM Conference on Control and its Applications from July 8-12 in beautiful San Diego, California, it is safe to assume that discussions on cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art applications in the mathematical sciences will not be the only exciting thing about the meeting.
In this issue, get an idea about what to expect at the meeting. And register for the meetings at the link below:
Hotel and other meeting-related information can be found through the right-hand navigation bar on the conference websites. We look forward to seeing you in San Diego! Read the rest of this entry »
In a paper published in the journal last month, authors Anthony Bonato, Dieter Mitsche, and Pawel Pralat describe a mathematical model to disrupt flow of information in a complex real-world network, such as a terrorist organization, using minimal resources.
Terror networks are comparable in their structure to hierarchical organization in companies and certain online social networks, where information flows in one direction from a source, which produces the information or data, downwards to sinks, which consume it. Such networks are called hierarchical social networks. Read the rest of this entry »
Haley Yaple, Secretary of Northwestern University SIAM Student Chapter gives us a recap of the first annual Chicago Area SIAM Student Conference:
The end of April marked an exciting milestone for SIAM student chapters in the Chicagoland: the first event inviting all applied math students in the area to come together, have some fun, and learn about what’s going on locally in applied mathematics. April 27-28 was the first annual Chicago Area SIAM Student Conference, and it was a great success (see our earlier post about planning this event). Featuring three plenary speakers at the top of their fields, talks from graduate students working in a variety of areas, a poster session, and career panel, there was a little something for everyone. Several dozen students from six local universities participated in the weekend’s activities, which included time for students to get to know one another. In addition to learning about current research and getting career advice, students had the chance to form lasting connections with their peers. Read the rest of this entry »
Presentations of select sessions from the 2013 SIAM Conference on Numerical Combustion are now available on SIAM Presents…Featured Lectures from Our Archives.
View and listen to invited lectures and minisymposia in a range of areas focusing on integration of theory, modeling, and numerical implementation in the study of basic combustion physics and technological applications.
Please go to the direct link to view the sessions captured at NC13. You do not need to login to view presentations, though registering will allow you to track the presentations you access. Audio/slides can be viewed by selecting either “Invited Speakers” or “Minisymposia” and then connecting to a specific session. You can also browse all presentations on SIAM Presents by conference or area of classification on the left sidebar.
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) has announced a new funding opportunity in applied mathematics entitled “Mathematical and Statistical Methodologies for DOE Data-Centric Science at Scale”. This announcement is open to universities, industry, non- profit organizations, and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), including the DOE National Laboratories.
The university/industry announcement is here. Under search criteria, select “reference number” and enter “DE-FOA-0000918”
The DOE National Laboratory announcement, LAB 13-918, is here. Scroll down and look under “Program Announcements to DOE Labs” on the right sidebar.
Pre-applications are required and are due by June 3, 2013, 5:00 p.m. ET.
Telescope projects now routinely obtain massive digital movies of the dynamic night’s sky. But given the growing data volumes, coupled with the need to respond to transient events quickly with appropriate followup resources, it is no longer possible for people to be involved in the real-time loop.
At the SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering held in Boston in February 2013, Dr. Joshua Bloom discussed the development of robotic telescopes, autonomous follow-up networks, and a machine-learning framework that act as a scalable, deterministic human surrogate for discovery and classification in astronomical imaging. Read the rest of this entry »
Presentations of select sessions from the 2013 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering are now available on SIAM Presents…Featured Lectures from Our Archives.
View and listen to invited lectures and minisymposia in a wide range of areas including large scale computation, scientific data mining, mathematics of planet Earth and much, much more.
Please go to the direct link to view the sessions captured at CSE13. You do not need to login to view presentations, though registering will allow you to track the presentations you access. Audio/slides can be viewed by selecting either “Invited Speakers” or “Minisymposia” and then connecting to a specific session. You can also browse all presentations on SIAM Presents by conference or area of classification on the left sidebar.
After half a day spent squaring off with their peers on the best mathematical models for plastic accumulation and recycling in Moody’s Mega Math Challenge 2013, and winning their share of $115,000, the top six teams in this year’s contest had another prize waiting for them: a meeting with Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
During a tour of New York City Hall following the event, the mayor met with the finalists, their coaches and parents, as well as organizers from the M3 Challenge. He spoke to them about the importance of applied mathematics and STEM education and careers, as well as of New York City as an excellent place for young people to live and work. View the photos! Read the rest of this entry »
Minnesota team nabs $20K with math-based solution to recycling dilemma
New York, April 30, 2013 — Extraordinary problem-solving and creativity earned 29 high school students from Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania top honors—and top dollars—in the 2013 Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge, a math modeling contest organized by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and sponsored by The Moody’s Foundation.
The champion team of five twelfth-graders from Plymouth, Minnesota-based Wayzata High School will share $20,000 from a total scholarship pool of $115,000, along with well-deserved bragging rights, after being selected from thousands of participants for coming up with the best mathematical solutions to the country’s –and world’s—growing plastic pollution and recycling crisis. Read the rest of this entry »