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Upcoming NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conferences

SIAM is proud to be a member of the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS). This year, the National Science Foundation has announced support for two NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conferences to be held in 2016, bringing the number of such conferences since the NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conference Series began in 1969 to 358!

These conferences are intended to stimulate interest and activity in mathematical research. Each five day conference features a distinguished lecturer who delivers ten lectures on a topic of important current research in one sharply focused area of the mathematical sciences. The lecturer subsequently prepares an expository monograph based upon these lectures, which is normally published as a part of a regional conference series. Depending upon the conference topic, the monograph may be published by SIAM, the American Mathematical Society, or jointly by the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

Support for about 30 participants is provided (though deadlines are quickly approaching) and the conference organizer invites both established researchers and interested newcomers, including postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, to attend. Learn more and get registered early.


2016 Conferences 

Discrete Painleve Equations

Nalini Joshi, lecturer
May 16-20 at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Baofeng Feng and Andras Balogh, organizers

Topological Data Analysis: Topology, Geometry, and Statistics

Sayan Mukherjee, lecturer
May 31- June 4 at the University of Texas at Austin
Lizhen Lin, Peter Mueller, and Rachel Ward, organizers

2017 Request for Proposals

Information about submitting proposals for future conferences may be found at Call for Proposals for the 2017 NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conferences. Institutions that are interested in increasing their research activity and profile are especially encouraged to apply.  Proposals for conferences to be held in 2017 are due by April 29, 2016.  Questions should be directed to

1529 18th St. NW
Washington DC 20036

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Second Annual SIAM Chapter Conference at NUI Galway

Plenary speakers Dr Dana Mackey & Prof. James Gleeson

The NUI Galway Student Chapter of SIAM held their second annual conference on 3 December 2015. This one-day conference brought together research students from universities throughout Ireland and further afield. Local participants were joined by researchers from the University of Limerick, University College Dublin, Dublin Institute of Technology, and Trinity College Dublin, while the presence of attendees from UNINA (Naples), Politecnico di Torino (Turin) and Zhejiang University (China) lent an international atmosphere to the day.

The plenary speakers on the day were Prof. James Gleeson (MACSI, UL), who spoke about information contagion on social networks, and Dr Dana Mackey (DIT) who spoke about her work on immunosensors and the dynamics of interdisciplinary collaborations. They were joined by seven student speakers, with topics including differential privacy, drug delivery, infectious disease modelling, solar collectors, geophysical waves, steel casting, and phase and precession evolution in the Burgers equation. At the conclusion of proceedings, Gary O’Keeffe of the University of Limerick was awarded the prize for best student speaker. The event was generously supported by SIAM, MACSI at the University of Limerick, the Stokes Cluster for Applied Mathematics and the Mathematics Society at NUI Galway.

Learn more about SIAM student chapters.

Paul Greaney, Secretary/Treasurer, NUI Galway SIAM Student Chapter

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SIAM SEAS 2016 Conference: Deadlines Approaching

The SIAM SEAS 2016 Conference will focus on scientific and parallel computation, computational and theoretical aspects of mathematical biology, mathematical image/data analysis, mathematical finance, numerical solution of partial differential equations and their applications. Interdisciplinary aspects of the subjects will be emphasized, as well as the int eraction between computation, theory and applications. Read the rest of this entry »

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SIAM Annual Meeting: Experience of an AMAT Undergraduate

Barrett Leslie, Illinois Tech chapter representative for AN14

Barrett Leslie, Illinois Tech chapter representative for AN14

Hello, my name is Barrett Leslie, and I am in the final year of the Illinois Tech undergraduate AMAT program. I was chosen to be this year’s chapter representative for AN14, and I got to experience an activity-packed week, some of which I’d like to share with you.

The week started for me on Monday morning at the mini-symposium MS9 Student Days: Undergraduate Sessions, where I got to give my first ever talk at a conference. (You can find out more about my research here). The rest of the day was spent going to a variety of talks, learning the lay of the land, and meeting new people. That evening I attended a reception for the NSF Mathematical Sciences Institutes, where I got to meet the directors of the various institutes. One director inquired what topic I would like to pursue in graduate school, then gave me personal advice as to what talks to attend (more about that later). Read the rest of this entry »
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