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Welcome to the newest SIAM Student Chapters

SIAM welcomes the newest student chapters formed at the following schools:

Brigham Young University

California State Polytechnic University Pomona 

City University of New York

Colorado College

University of Pennsylvania


For more information about forming a chapter at your school, go to and check out the slide show at

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Why publish in SIAM Journals? [Video]

SIAM publishes 16 peer-reviewed journals covering a broad range of disciplines in applied math and computational science, including SIAM Review, a quarterly journal of expository survey and education-oriented papers; SIAM/ASA Journal on Uncertainty Quantification, all-electronic and new in 2013; SIAM Journal on Financial Mathematics, launched in 2010, covering breakthroughs in financial computational challenges; SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences; Multiscale Modeling and Simulation; SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems;and SIAM Undergraduate Research Online (SIURO), an open-access publication for undergraduates.

In this video, SIAM’s Publisher and Editors of various SIAM journals talk about what it means to publish in SIAM journals:

More journal information can be found at

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Member-Get-a-Member Campaign Winners Announced

The Member-Get-a-Member program encourages SIAM members to invite their colleagues to join SIAM. This past year, 78 members referred 85 colleagues who joined SIAM as a result. For every member who referred a colleague who then joined SIAM as a new member during 2013, 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 January 16, 2014, from all who were eligible. (Each member who made a successful referral will also receive a SIAM tshirt.)

Raymond Honfu Chan of the Chinese University of Hong Kong won an iPad. Chan referred his colleague Gabriele Steidl, who joined SIAM as a result.

Abbas Shirinifard of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital won a free year of SIAM membership. He referred his colleague Suresh Thiagarajan who joined SIAM as a result.

New member Danial Faghihi of the University of Texas at Austin won a free registration to the SIAM conference of his choice. He joined SIAM after being referred by his colleague, SIAM member Ernesto Prudencio.

New member Wen-Wei Lin of the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan won a free SIAM book of his choice. Lin was referred by his colleague, SIAM member Ming-Chih Lai.

Thanks to all who participated!

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

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Congratulations to Newly Elected SIAG Officers

New officers have been elected for the following SIAM activity groups. Thanks to all candidates for participating in the process.

Algebraic Geometry (SIAG/AG) — Chair Jan Draisma, Vice Chair Elisa Gorla, Secretary Kristian Ranestad, Program Director Greg Blekherman

Control and Systems Theory (SIAG/CST) – Chair George Yin, Vice Chair Fariba Fahroo, Secretary Maurizio Falcone, Program Director Bozenna Pasik-Duncan

Data Mining and Analytics (SIAG/DMA) – Chair Zoran Obradovic, Vice Chair Jeremy Kepner, Secretary Kirk Borne, Program Director Takashi Washio

Discrete Mathematics (SIAG/DM) — Chair Doug West, Vice Chair Lenore Cowen, Secretary Rick Brewster, Program Director Guantao Chen

Dynamical Systems (SIAG/DS) — Chair Timothy Sauer, Vice Chair Vivi Rottschafer, Secretary Elizabeth Cherry, Program Director Lora Billings, Advisory Board: Danielle Bassett, Janet A. Best, Wolf-Jurgen Beyn, Tasso J. Kaper, Chad M. Topaz

Imaging Science (SIAG/IS) — Chair Naoki Saito, Vice Chair Peter Kuchment, Secretary Marcelo Bertalmio, Program Director Rebecca Willett

Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science (SIAG/MS) — Chair Qiang Du, Vice Chair John Lowengrub, Secretary Maria Emelianenko, Program Director Peter Smereka

Optimization (SIAG/OPT) — Chair Juan Meza, Vice Chair Martine Labbe, Secretary Kim Chuan Toh, Program Director Michael Friedlander

Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions (SIAG/OPSF) — Chair Walter Van Assche, Vice Chair Jeff Geronimo, Secretary Yuan Xu, Program Director Diego Dominici

Supercomputing (SIAG/SC) — Chair Ali Pinar, Vice Chair Karen Devine, Secretary Bora Ucar, Program Director Laura Grigori

All terms are from 1/1/2014 through 12/31/2015 except SIAG/OPT and SIAG/OPSF which are from 1/1/2014 through 12/31/2016.

Elections of officers for the following activity groups will be held in 2014 for terms of office beginning January 1, 2015: Analysis of Partial Differential Equations (SIAG/APDE) Computational Science and Engineering (SIAG/CSE) Financial Mathematics and Engineering (SIAG/FME) Geometric Design (SIAG/GD) Geosciences (SIAG/GS) Life Sciences (SIAG/LS) Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures (SIAG/NWCS) Uncertainty Quantification (SIAG/UQ)

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Pamela Cook named Unidel Professor of Mathematical Sciences at University of Delaware

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.

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Student Chapter Funding for 2013-2014

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,, fill it out, and submit to Nancy Snell , Membership Coordinator, by October 1, 2013.

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Nominations open for the 2014 Class of SIAM Fellows

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 for complete information and instructions.

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Free Community of Science funding opportunities and research services for SIAM members

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, 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.

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Recipients named for the Seventh Annual SIAM Student Chapter Certificate of Recognition

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.

Chris Rowlatt, president of the Cardiff University SIAM Student Chapter, awarded the SIAM certificate of recogntion for outstanding service to the Cardiff chapter.

Chris Rowlatt, president of the Cardiff University SIAM Student Chapter, awarded the SIAM certificate of recogntion for outstanding service to the Cardiff chapter.

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 »

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SIAM announces Class of 2013 Fellows

 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 »

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