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SIAM Unwrapped – June 2016

Dear SIAM members,

June is kicking off in high gear! This month we’re preparing for the launch of the new and improved SIAM News Online website, which consolidates all of our online news channels (SIAM News, Connect, Blogs) into one place. Plus, the Annual Meeting (AN16) countdown has begun! Find out more about these and other SIAM happenings in this month’s issue!

Happy reading,

Becky Kerner
Editor

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SIAM News: May Issue Now Available

The May issue of SIAM News‬ is now officially available online! Learn more about mathematical models for fighting Zika Virus‬, mathematical matchmaking, the new national Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Mathematical Modeling Education (GAIMME), a new method for emotional interpretation based on nonlinear time series analysis and many other interesting topics: https://sinews.siam.org/

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Predict the Future … With Math!

art2_150x197As Math Awareness Month (MAM) winds down, we wanted to leave you with another post! The goal of MAM is to increase public understanding and appreciation for mathematics. This year’s theme is “The Future of Prediction”. Many may not realize that mathematics and statistics are widely used to predict a number of things, such as, the outcome of a ball game, the results of elections, U.S industrial production of oil and natural gas prices, and even your health. Joe Kincaid, Senior Business Process Engineer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield, determined that the healthcare industry could forecast the likelihood of coronary heart disease through the use of mathematics, statistics, and technology advancements, which he discusses in his essay “To your Health”. Read the rest of this entry »

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SIAM News: April Issue Now Available

The April issue of SIAM News is now available online! In honor of Mathematics Awareness Month and this year’s “Future of Prediction” theme, Randy Paffenroth discusses how big data, algorithmic predictions, and deep learning are revolutionizing predictive analytics. Learn more about this, develop a deeper comprehension of the math of Bipolar Disorder, and much more at https://sinews.siam.org/.

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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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Q&A: Tamara Kolda on SIAM Journal Macro Update

In January, SIAM introduced a substantially updated macro set for 11 of our journals, with a corresponding upgrade to our four exclusively online journals to follow. This development was the work of a committee under the leadership of Tamara G. Kolda of Sandia National Laboratories. We sat down with Tammy to find out what the update will mean for SIAM journal authors and readers. Read the rest of this entry »

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NSF Cultivates the Science and Engineering Industry

Mathematical Sciences Innovation Incubator (MSII)

The Division of Mathematics Sciences within NSF helps to build strong synergistic relationships between the mathematical sciences and many other NSF-supported tracks through the Mathematical Sciences Innovation Incubator (MSII). The MSII aims to encourage new research collaborations in the mathematical science communities and between other scientists and engineers working in NSF-supported research areas.

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New SIAM Student Chapter: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

EPFL Chapter Inaugural workshop.

The École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne student chapter of SIAM has made their mark, becoming the first student chapter of SIAM located in Switzerland and one of eight chapters located in Central Europe. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne is a research university, ranked 15th in the world according to Leiden rankings. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne specializes in physical sciences and engineering, offering bachelor, masters, and PhD programs. Read the rest of this entry »

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SIAM News: March Issue Now Available

The latest issue of SIAM News is now available online! Did you know the Earth’s mantle makes up about 84% of the planet’s volume and extends to a depth of 2,890 km? Louis Moresi’s article in the December issue of SIAM News prompts readers to take a deeper look at models of Earth – deeper into Earth, that is, and more specifically into Earth’s mantle: the region between the solid crust and the metallic core. Read about all it and more in the newest issue of SIAM News!

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