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2016 Class of SIAM Fellows Announced

Members of the community recognized for their outstanding contributions

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 July 12 SIAM Business Meeting during the SIAM Annual Meeting, which is happening July 11-15, 2016 in Boston, MA. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Results Are In: SIAM Activity Group Elections

Congratulations to the SIAM Activity Group members who have been elected to serve as officers of their group starting in the New Year, and thank you for the interest and dedication of all members who ran in the recent election. It’s going to be a great year; here’s to the 2016 officers! Learn more about the activity groups we have and how to become a member of one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Meet SIAM’s Newest Leadership: Board, Council, Officers

Following SIAM’s recent elections, we are pleased to announce our new Board, Council and Officers. Thank you to the entire slate of outstanding candidates for your willingness to serve the SIAM community in this capacity, and the SIAM members who cast your vote in the election.  Learn more about these leaders. Read the rest of this entry »

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Old Dominion University Graduate Programs in Computational and Applied Mathematics

This is a paid announcement that appeared in SIAM News.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Old Dominion University invites outstanding students to apply for graduate assistantships in its vigorous applied mathematics and statistics MS and PhD programs for the 2016-2017 academic year. ODU faculty are active in various areas of applied and computational mathematics, scientific computing, analysis, and numerical analysis; they play a key role in ODU’s multidisciplinary Modeling and Simulation graduate program, and the Center for Computational Science. ODU faculty enjoy an excellent funding record, including grants from NSF, NIH, NASA, AFOSR, US Army, and other state and federal funding agencies. For further information, see

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Call for Nominations for the 2016 Vasil A. Popov Prize

This is a paid announcement that appeared in SIAM News.

The Vasil A. Popov Prize is awarded every three years for outstanding research in fields related to the work of Popov, best known for his contributions to approximation theory.

Nominees must have received their PhD within the previous six years.

Nominations, which must include a brief description of the relevant work and the nominee’s curriculum vitae, should be sent to Pencho Petrushev, Chair, Popov Prize Selection Committee, Interdisciplinary Mathematics Institute, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208; The deadline for nominations is November 15, 2015.

The prize will be awarded in May 2016 at the Fifteenth International Conference in Approximation Theory in San Antonio, Texas. For further information, visit

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A Solution to the 3x + 1 Problem?

This is a paid announcement that appeared in SIAM News.

I believe I have solved this very difficult problem and am looking for an academic mathematician to check the solution and then, if he or she believes it is correct, to help me prepare the paper for publication. I will offer a generous consulting fee, and/or shared authorship if the mathematician’s contribution merits it, and/or generous mention in the Acknowledgments. The paper is “A Solution to the 3x + 1 Problem” on

Contact: Peter Schorer,

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June Issue of SIAM News Online

The June issue of SIAM News is now available online.

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Tenth Mississippi State Conference on Differential Equations and Computational Simulations

This is a paid announcement that appeared in SIAM News.

October 23–25, 2014
Mississippi State University
Starkville, MS

The Tenth Mississippi State Conference on Differential Equations and Computational Simulations will be held from October 23 to 25, 2014, at Mississippi State University. This interdisciplinary conference will provide a joint forum in which mathematicians, scientists, and engineers from industries, federal laboratories, and academia can exchange research and development ideas. An overall goal of this conference is to promote research and education in mathematical and computational analysis of theoretical and applied differential equations. In addition to the ten principal lectures, there will be sessions for 20-minute contributed talks. This conference is dedicated to Ratnasingham Shivaji in celebration of his 60th birthday, his outstanding contributions to differential equations, and his service to Mississippi State University.

Conference participants are encouraged to submit full length manuscripts after the conference. Reviewed manuscripts will be published as a special issue of the Electronic Journal of Differential Equations.

The deadline for pre-registration and abstract submission is September 5, 2014.

Funding for travel, provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation, is available to help support graduate students/recent PhDs with expenses.

Information regarding the conference and online registration and abstract submission is available at

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ICERM Launches Mathbytes

The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) at Brown University recently launched a fun short video series on mathematics called “Mathbytes.


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