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SIAM names Class of 2015 Fellows

Philadelphia, PA—Each year, SIAM designates as Fellows of the society those who have made outstanding contributions to the fields of applied mathematics and computational science. This year, 31 members of the community have been selected for this distinction:

Charu C. Aggarwal, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Ann S. Almgren, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Aharon Ben-Tal, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Vincent D. Blondel, Universite catholique de Louvain

Stephen P. Boyd, Stanford University

Fred Brauer, University of British Columbia

Franco Brezzi, Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori di Pavia

Fan Chung Graham, University of California, San Diego

Tyrone  E. Duncan, University of Kansas

Charles M. Elliott, University of Warwick

Anne Greenbaum, University of Washington

William W. Hager, University of Florida

Per Christian Hansen, Technical University of Denmark

Tamara G. Kolda, Sandia National Laboratories

Petros Koumoutsakos, ETH Zurich

Miroslav Krstic, University of California, San Diego

Rachel A. Kuske, University of British Columbia

Charles E. Leiserson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Qun Lin, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Esmond                G. Ng, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Hinke M. Osinga, University of Auckland

Christopher C. Paige, McGill University – Retired

Rodolphe Sepulchre, University of Cambridge

Halil Mete Soner, ETH Zurich

Panagiotis E. Souganidis, The University of Chicago

Ping Tak Peter Tang, Intel Corporation

Moshe Y. Vardi, Rice University

Charles W. Wampler, General Motors Corporation

Clarence Eugene Wayne, Boston University

Henry Wolkowicz, University of Waterloo

Gang George Yin, Wayne State University

To view more details on the 2014 Class of Fellows, please visit:

http://connect.siam.org/2015-class-of-siam-fellows-are-a-distinguished-group

Learn more about the SIAM Fellows program by visiting http://www.siam.org/prizes/fellows/index.php.

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2015 Class of SIAM Fellows are a distinguished group

Fellow_LOGOFinal-ol-273_resizeMembers of the community recognized for their outstanding contributions

Philadelphia, PA—SIAM Fellows are designated each year to recognize members of the community for their distinguished contributions to the disciplines of applied mathematics, computational science and related fields. The Fellows Selection Committee selects Fellows based on nominations by SIAM members.

The new Class of Fellows, listed below in alphabetical order will be honored at the Prizes and Awards Luncheon to be held at the International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics in Beijing in August.

Charu C. Aggarwal, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Ann S. Almgren, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Aharon Ben-Tal, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Vincent D. Blondel, Universite catholique de Louvain
Stephen P. Boyd, Stanford University
Fred Brauer, University of British Columbia
Franco Brezzi, Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori di Pavia
Fan Chung Graham, University of California, San Diego
Tyrone E. Duncan, University of Kansas
Charles M. Elliott, University of Warwick
Anne Greenbaum, University of Washington
William W. Hager, University of Florida
Per Christian Hansen, Technical University of Denmark
Tamara G. Kolda, Sandia National Laboratories
Petros Koumoutsakos, ETH Zurich
Miroslav Krstic, University of California, San Diego
Rachel A. Kuske, University of British Columbia
Charles E. Leiserson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Qun Lin, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Esmond G. Ng, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hinke M. Osinga, University of Auckland
Christopher C. Paige, McGill University – Retired
Rodolphe Sepulchre, University of Cambridge
Halil Mete Soner, ETH Zurich
Panagiotis E. Souganidis, The University of Chicago
Ping Tak Peter Tang, Intel Corporation
Moshe Y. Vardi, Rice University
Charles W. Wampler, General Motors Corporation
Clarence Eugene Wayne, Boston University
Henry Wolkowicz, University of Waterloo
Gang George Yin, Wayne State University

 

Charu C. Aggarwal, a distinguished research staff member at IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center, is being conferred SIAM Fellowship for contributions to knowledge discovery and data mining algorithms. Aggarwal has previously served as the Vice Chair of the SIAM Activity Group (SIAG) on Data Mining. His research interests include data mining, with an emphasis in data streams and scalable data analytics.

Ann S. Almgren of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is being recognized for contributions to the development of numerical methods for fluid dynamics and applying them to large-scale scientific and engineering problems. A staff scientist with the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering at LBNL, Almgren’s research interests are in asymptotic analysis, numerical analysis and high-performance computing. She serves on the editorial board for SIAM Review.

Aharon Ben-Tal is the Dresner Chair in Engineering Methods at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.  He is being recognized as a SIAM Fellow for contributions to continuous optimization, both theory and applications, including the field of robust optimization. He serves on the editorial board of the SIAM Journal on Optimization.

Vincent D. Blondel, President of Universite catholique de Louvain, is being recognized for contributions to analysis and algorithms for graphs and networks and computational complexity analysis of control problems. His area of research spans mathematical control theory, theoretical computer science and network science. He has previously served as the Program Director for the SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory and received the SIAG/Control and Systems Theory Prize in 2001.

Stephen P. Boyd of Stanford University is being recognized as a SIAM Fellow for fundamental contributions to the development, teaching, and practice of optimization in engineering. The Samsung Professor in the school of engineering and Director of the Information Systems Laboratory at Stanford, Boyd’s research interests are in convex optimization, computer-aided analysis, design, and modeling of systems, and algorithms for control system design and performance validation. He is a SIAM author.

Fred Brauer, honourary professor at the University of British Columbia, is being conferred Fellowship for contributions to differential equations, predator-prey systems and harvesting, mathematical epidemiology of infectious diseases, and applied mathematics education. His area of specialization includes ordinary differential equations, population biology, and mathematical epidemiology. Brauer is a SIAM author.

Franco  Brezzi is a professor of numerical analysis at the Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori di Pavia. Brezzi is being honored for fundamental contributions to the theory, development, and practice of finite element methods, including mixed, hybrid, discontinuous, and virtual element Galerkin methods. He received SIAM’s prestigious John von Neumann Lecture in 2009. Brezzi’s research work focuses on the analysis of stability, convergence and error estimates for numerical methods related to problems of engineering interest.

Fan Chung Graham of the University of California, San Diego is being conferred Fellowship for contributions to combinatorics, graph theory, and their applications. She is a professor of mathematics and computer science and engineering as well as Paul Erdos Professor in Combinatorics at UCSD. Her areas of research span spectral graph theory, extremal graph theory, discrete geometry, algorithmic analysis, network games, Internet computing and networks sciences. She has previously served on the editorial boards of the SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics and SIAM Review.

Tyrone  E. Duncan is being recognized for contributions to stochastic optimal and adaptive control, filtering theory, and stochastic analysis. A professor in the department of mathematics and courtesy professor in the department of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Kansas, his research spans differential geometry, probability, stochastic control, and statistics. Duncan received SIAM’s W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics in 2013.

Charles M. Elliott of the University of Warwick is being honored for contributions to the numerical analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations. Elliot is the Director of the Warwick MASDOC Centre for Doctoral Training and a professor of mathematics at the University of Warwick. His research focuses on nonlinear partial differential equations and computational mathematics with applications in mathematical biology, materials science, continuum mechanics, and phase transitions, as well as numerical analysis and applied analysis.

Anne Greenbaum, a mathematics and applied mathematics professor in the University of Washington, is being conferred Fellowship for contributions to theoretical and numerical linear algebra. Greenbaum has previously received the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra Prize (1994), and served as the Vice Chair for the SIAG on Linear Algebra, as well as on the SIAM Board and Council. Her research interests are in nonnormal matrices, numerical linear algebra, iterative methods for solving large linear systems, integral equations, and fast methods for solving the corresponding PDEs

William W. Hager of the University of Florida is being honored for contributions to optimal control, optimization theory, and numerical optimization algorithms. Hager is a co-director of the Center for Applied Optimization and a professor at the University of Florida. His research work focuses on numerical analysis, optimization, optimal control, and lightning.

Per Christian Hansen is a professor of scientific computing at Technical University of Denmark. He is being recognized for contributions to algorithms for rank-deficient and discrete ill-posed problems and regularization techniques. His research interests are in numerical analysis, algorithms for inverse problems, imaging, and tomography, matrix computations, iterative regularization algorithms, subspace methods in regularization and signal processing, and high-performance scientific computing.

Tamara G. Kolda, a distinguished member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, is being recognized for contributions to numerical algorithms and software in multi-linear algebra, optimization, and graph analysis. Her research interests include multilinear algebra and tensor decompositions, graph models and algorithms, data mining, optimization, nonlinear solvers, parallel computing and the design of scientific software. Kolda is a member of the SIAM Board of Trustees and serves on the editorial boards of the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing and the SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications. She has previously served on the SIAM Activity Group on CS&E as Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary as well as the SIAG on Linear Algebra as Secretary.

Petros Koumoutsakos, a professor of computer science at ETH Zurich, is being conferred Fellowship for pioneering work in numerical methods and high-performance computing, multiscale modeling and computational fluid dynamics, and computational biology. His work is focused on multiscale modeling, uncertainty quantification and stochastic optimization with the goal of understanding and predicting phenomena in areas ranging from engineering to life sciences.

Miroslav Krstic is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, and Director of the Cymer Center for Control Systems and Dynamics at University of California, San Diego. He is being recognized for seminal contributions to control of nonlinear and distributed parameter systems. His research interests are in nonlinear control, PDE control, delay systems, and extremum seeking. Krstic is a SIAM book author.

Rachel A. Kuske, professor of mathematics at the University of British Columbia, is being conferred Fellowship for contributions to the theory of stochastic and nonlinear dynamics and its application, and for promoting equity and diversity in mathematics. Her research area includes noise sensitivity, localized phenomena, coherence resonance with applications in neurodynamics, infectious diseases, mechanical systems, hydraulic fractures, and mathematical finance. Kuske serves on the SIAM Council and on the editorial board of the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics.

Charles E. Leiserson, professor of computer science and engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is being honored for the enduring influence on parallel computing systems and their adoption into mainstream use through scholarly research and development. Leiserson’s research interests include analysis of algorithms, computer-aided design and network architecture, computing machinery, multicore computing, parallel algorithms, architectures, and languages, parallel and distributed computing, scalable computing systems, software performance engineering, supercomputing and theoretical computer science.

>Qun Lin, a professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, is being honored for contributions to numerical methods for partial differential equations and integral equations. His research work includes numerical analysis for partial differential equations, error expansions and accelerate convergence for finite element methods, numerical analysis of eigenvalue problems, as well as mathematics education and its reform. With SIAM Past President Doug Arnold, Lin has been crucial in helping SIAM promote membership in China.

Esmond G. Ng heads the applied mathematics department in the Computational Research Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is being recognized for contributions to the development, analysis, and application of sparse matrix algorithms for solving large-scale scientific and engineering problems. Ng has served as Vice Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing as well as on the editorial boards of the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing and the SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications. His areas of research span sparse matrix computation, numerical linear algebra, computational complexities, parallel computing, and mathematical software.

Hinke M. Osinga, a professor of applied mathematics at University of Auckland, is being conferred Fellowship for contributions to theory and computational methods for dynamical systems. Her research centers on theory and computational methods for dynamical systems, in particular, bifurcations of global manifolds, with applications in biological and engineering systems. Osinga has previously served as Treasurer, Secretary and Web Editor for the SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems, and currently serves on the editorial board of the SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems.

Christopher C. Paige, Professor Emeritus in the school of computer science at McGill University, is being honored for contributions to matrix computations and numerical stability analysis, including fundamental insights into the Lanczos process. His areas of research interest are numerical analysis, scientific computing, numerical linear algebra and algorithms, rounding error analysis, and large sparse matrix methods. He received the SIAG/Linear Algebra Prize in 2012.

Rodolphe Sepulchre, a professor of engineering at the University of Cambridge, is being recognized for contributions to nonlinear control theory and nonlinear optimization. His areas of research span nonlinear control, optimization on manifolds, coordination, synchronization, and consensus on nonlinear spaces, and neural behaviors.

Halil Mete Soner, professor of mathematics at ETH Zurich, is being conferred Fellowship for contributions to the theory of stochastic optimal control, viscosity solutions and mathematical finance. His research centers on optimal stochastic optimal control, nonlinear parabolic equations, nondominated stochastic analysis, and their applications in mathematical finance. He currently serves on the editorial board of the SIAM Journal on Financial Mathematics, and has previously served on the editorial boards of the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization and the SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis.

Panagiotis E. Souganidis is the Charles H. Swift Distinguished Service Professor at The University of Chicago. He is being recognized for contributions to the theory and numerical solution of both deterministic and stochastic partial differential equations and their applications. His areas of research include applied mathematics, analysis, ecology and evolution, probability theory, mathematical physics, differential equations, and numerical analysis.

Ping Tak Peter Tang, a senior principle engineer at Intel Corporation, is being conferred SIAM Fellowship for contributions to scientific computing infrastructure including floating-point arithmetic and elementary-function computations and in transferring technology from academia to industry. Tang’s research focuses on computational algorithms including design, implementation, and analysis as well as various aspects of computer arithmetic.

Moshe Y. Vardi is Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering and Director of the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology at Rice University. He is being recognized for contributions to the development of logic as a unifying foundational framework and a tool for modeling computational systems. His areas of research include applications of logic to computer science, database systems, complexity theory, multi-agent systems, and specification and verification of hardware and software.

Charles W. Wampler, Technical Fellow at General Motors Corporation, is being honored for his pioneering work in kinematics and the numerical solution of polynomial systems. His research interests include kinematics and polynomials, robotics, and numerical algebraic geometry. Wampler is a SIAM book author.

Clarence Eugene Wayne, a professor of mathematics at Boston University, is being recognized for contributions to the theory of dynamical systems and partial differential equations. His research interests include dynamical systems, partial differential equations and mathematical physics. Wayne currently serves on the editorial boards of the SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis and the SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems.

Henry Wolkowicz, a professor in the department of combinatorics & optimization at the University of Waterloo is being conferred Fellowship for contributions to convex optimization and matrix theory. His areas of research span optimization, mathematical programming, scheduling problems, quadratic assignment problem, numerical analysis, convex analysis, matrix theory, and generalized inverses. Wolkowicz has previously served on the SIAM Council and as Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Optimization.

Gang George Yin, a professor at Wayne State University, is being recognized for contributions to stochastic systems theory, modeling, computational methods, and applications. His research interests are in applied probability and stochastic processes, stochastic approximation and optimization, singular perturbation, numerical methods in stochastic systems, mathematics of finance, manufacturing systems, signal processing, communication network, and estimation and system identification. Yin is the current Chair, and has previously served as Vice Chair and Program Director for the SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory. He also serves on the editorial board of the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization.

In addition to raising the visibility of applied mathematics and computational science, the Fellows program helps makes SIAM members more competitive for awards and honors as well as leadership positions in the broader society.

Learn more about the SIAM Fellows program by visiting http://www.siam.org/prizes/fellows/index.php.

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Member-Get-A-Member contest winners announced

The Member-Get-a-Member program encourages SIAM members to invite their colleagues to join SIAM. This past year, 88 members referred 90 colleagues who joined SIAM as a result. For every member who referred a colleague who then joined SIAM as a new member during 2014, both the person making the referral and the new member were entered into a drawing to win a prize. Congratulations to the following people, whose names were randomly selected on February 2, 2015, from all who were eligible. (Each member who made a successful referral will also receive a SIAM tshirt.)

William L Kath of Northwestern University won an iPad. Kath referred his colleague Aushra Abouzeid, who joined SIAM as a result.

Brent Nelson of Northeastern University won a free year of SIAM membership. He referred his colleague Yang-Hui He  of the City University, London, who joined SIAM as a result.

New member Sukhdev Singh of Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar Punjab, India, won a free registration to the SIAM conference of his choice. He joined SIAM after being referred by his colleague, SIAM member Dilbaj Singh.

New member August Johansson of Simula Research Laboratory in Oslo, Norway, won a free SIAM book of his choice. He joined SIAM after being referred by his colleague, SIAM member Anders Logg.

Thanks to all who participated!

A new contest starts now, so refer your colleagues for a chance to win next year.

www.siam.org/membership/mgam.php.

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Student Chapter Funding for 2014-2015

SIAM awarded over $46,000 to 95 chapters for activities taking place throughout the 2014-2015 academic year. Many of SIAM’s Student Chapters have weekly or biweekly meetings, seminars, invited speakers, workshops, field trips to companies and labs, and other interesting activities. Below are a few exciting events our chapters held in fall 2014 or plan to do in spring 2015.

A New Years greeting from the Rochester Institute of Technology chapter.

A New Years greeting from the Rochester Institute of Technology chapter.

The Cardiff University chapter hosted their Third SIAM Chapter Day on January 15. Doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers from Cardiff University and other universities were invited to showcase their research in a poster presentation. Guest lecturers included Des Higham (University of Strathclyde), Kevin Glazebrook (University of Lancaster), and Peter Wells (Cardiff University). The chapter also hosts regular seminars given by junior or postdoctoral researchers in mathematics or engineering. 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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SIAM welcomes new activity group officers

SIAM is pleased to announce new officers for several activity groups. Officers began their terms on January 1 and will serve 2-year terms through the end of 2016.

SIAG on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations (SIAG/APDE) – Chair: Helena Nussenzveig Lopes; Vice Chair: Dejan Slepcev; Program Director: Lia Bronsard; Secretary: Becca Thomases

SIAG on Computational Science and Engineering (SIAG/CSE) – Chair: Lois Curfman McInnes; Vice Chair: Hans De Sterck; Program Director: Jan Hesthaven; Secretary: Suzanne Shontz

SIAG on Financial Mathematics and Engineering (SIAG/FME) – Chair: Michael Ludkovski; Vice Chair: Sebastian Jaimungal; Program Director: Tim Leung; Secretary: Alex Schied

SIAG on Geosciences (SIAG/GS) – Chair: Carol Woodward; Vice Chair: Juan Restrepo; Program Director: Jorn Behrens; Secretary: Jodi Mead

SIAG on Life Sciences (SIAG/LS) – Chair: Richard Bertram; Vice Chair: Sue Ann Campbell; Program Director: Samuel Isaacson; Secretary: Andrea Barreiro

SIAG on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures (SIAG/NWCS) – Chair: Thomas Bridges; Vice Chair: Robert Pego; Program Director: Annalisa Calini; Secretary: Jon Wilkening

SIAG on Uncertainty Quantification (SIAG/UQ) – Chair: Andrew Stuart; Vice Chair: Serge Guillas; Program Director: Clayton Webster; Secretary: Youssef Marzouk

SIAG on Education – Chair: Peter Turner; Vice-Chair: Jeff Humpherys; Secretary:  Ben Galluzzo; Program Director: Padhu Seshaiyer

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Transforming Post-Secondary Education in Mathematics

The recently published report from the TPSEMath group (Transforming Post-Secondary Education in Mathematics) addresses the issues to be discussed at the upcoming CBMS Council meeting on December 5 and provides excellent background reading for the discussions planned for the CBMS meeting.  It frames the issues well, discusses specific findings, makes recommendations, and includes brief description of some of the ongoing efforts at transformation.  The report is available online.  We will have hard copies for all attendees at the meeting (thanks to Tara Holm for making these available).  All the slides of the presentations from last month’s CBMS Forum focusing on these issues are also available on the CBMS website.

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Student Chapters Update

chapter_icon-cmyk2015colorsSIAM provided close to $40,000 to 87 chapters to support activities during the 2013-2014 academic year. The activities that they planned were limited only by their imaginations. Here are some of the exciting activities that SIAM chapters sponsored during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Delhi Techological University chapter organized EVOLUTE, a three day technical festival promoting technological growth in a rapidly evolving world. Highlights included an industrial conference on data analytics, poster presentations, and a trivia competition.

Delhi Techological University chapter organized EVOLUTE, a three day technical festival promoting technological growth in a rapidly evolving world. Highlights included an industrial conference on data analytics, poster presentations, and a trivia competition.

On April 26, the California State University, Fresno chapter hosted Math Field Day, an event aimed at promoting mathematics to middle and high school students. The event drew roughly 600 participants who got to compete in events testing their speed, problem solving, and ability to work in teams. The chapter also participated in Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement on February 22, volunteering to guide middle and high school students from disadvantaged areas in group sessions on robotics, rockets, and catapult and bridge building, among other topics. Read the rest of this entry »

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SIAM Welcomes its Newest Student Chapters

SIAM Welcomes its Newest Student Chapters:

  • Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Imperial College London, UK
  • National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
  • Ohio State University
  • RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • University of Cambridge, UK
  • University of Ngaoundere, Cameroon
  • University of Utah
  • Youngstown State University

 For information on forming a chapter at your school, go to www.siam.org/students/chapters/start.php

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A new SIAM Activity Group on Education

A proposal to form a SIAM Activity Group (SIAG) on Education was approved by the SIAM Council and Board at their meeting earlier this month. The SIAG will officially start operation on January 1, 2015.

The proposed SIAG will focus on all aspects promoting excellence in applied mathematics educational programs, courses and practice. Broadly inclusive, it will cover industrial mathematics, computational science, modeling, data sciences, applied statistics and the application domains. The primary focus will be undergraduate education but extension of this to graduate and pre-college education is included. A key activity will be to hold a regular conference. Read the rest of this entry »

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