SIAM’s new President Elect L. Pamela Cook has been named Unidel Professor of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware.
The award is from the Unidel Foundation, which makes grants to finance projects to enrich educational programs at the University of Delaware. The foundation was established by Amy E. du Pont who supported women’s education in Delaware and bequeathed her estate to create the foundation.
Professor Cook chaired University of Delaware’s Department of Mathematical Sciences for nine years. She was also Chair of the University’s Commission on the Status of Women for six years.
Dr. Cook’s areas of research include viscoelastic fluid flows, perturbation analysis, fluid mechanics, and transonic aerodynamics, among other applications of mathematics.
She is a SIAM Fellow, and was elected SIAM President for 2015-16 in SIAM’s fall elections.
Please view the full release on the University of Delaware website.
SIAM is accepting requests for funding for up to $500 per SIAM Student Chapter for projects taking place on campus during the 2013-2014 academic year. Download the “Request for Funding” at http://www.siam.org/students/chapters/funding.php,, fill it out, and submit to Nancy Snell , Membership Coordinator, by October 1, 2013.
Nominations for the 2014 Class of SIAM Fellows are being accepted now through November 4!
Support your profession by helping SIAM identify the members who have made the most significant contributions to our fields. Nominate up to two colleagues who have demonstrated excellence in research, industrial or government work, educational activities, or any activity related to the goals of SIAM.
Fellows will be announced March 28, 2014, and recognized at the Prizes and Awards Luncheon at the 2014 SIAM Annual Meeting (AN14). Each Fellow’s name will be published in SIAM News, as well as being listed permanently alongside his or her photograph on the SIAM Fellows website.
Visit NominateFellows.siam.org for complete information and instructions.
SIAM now provides free access to Community of Science (COS) funding opportunities and research services to members. Community of Science is a collection of online databases, providing research information and services for the research community. To access COS, login to your SIAM account at my.siam.org, and click on the “Benefits” tab.
Products that SIAM members can access include:
1. RefWorks‐COS (research management software online) provides tools, data, and support to individual students and researchers at every level to easily gather, organize, and cite research information—from vetting the first hypothesis to obtaining funding, and getting published.
2. Proquest COS Funding Opportunities, a database of available opportunities for grants, fellowships, prizes, and other types of support in any discipline worldwide, designed to help researchers and faculty find monies to fund their work.
3. Proquest COS Scholar Universe, a resource for finding collaborators, peer reviewers, and thought leaders in nearly any discipline. Comprising international faculty at 4‐year universities and their departments, the database includes more than one million scholars and organizations around the world.
SIAM Student Chapter certificates of recognition have been awarded to 73 students who have made outstanding contributions to their SIAM student chapters. This program recognizes the importance of student contributions in creating and sustaining exciting chapters, acknowledges students’ efforts within the greater SIAM community, and provides a noteworthy commendation for students to add to their records for career building.
SIAM congratulates all of the recipients and thanks them for their contributions to the development and growth of SIAM student chapters. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »