SIAM Student Blog
SIAM welcomes the newest student chapters formed at the following schools:
Brigham Young University
California State Polytechnic University Pomona
City University of New York
University of Pennsylvania
The SIAM GMU chapter participated as graders and proctors for the 2014 Northern Virginia Regional MATHCOUNTS Competition on Saturday, February 1. The 31st annual MATHCOUNTS Competition brought together 467 students from 55 different middle and elementary schools, making this event the largest in the state and one of the largest in the country. MATHCOUNTS is a national enrichment program that promotes mathematics achievement among middle school students. This year’s event was attended by members of the National Board of MATHCOUNTS.
SIAM awarded a total of $39,042 to the following 81 chapters for activities taking place during the 2013-2014 academic year. Activities include seminars, workshops, regional student conferences, guest lectures, special presentations and field trips. For more information, go to http://www.siam.org/students/chapters/current.php and click on the school name for SIAM’s Information Page or click on the home icon to go to the Chapter’s own homepage.
Arizona State University
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Stanislaus
Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic Read the rest of this entry »
SIAM Undergraduate Research Online, SIAM’s web-based publication often referred to as SIURO, publishes outstanding undergraduate research in applied and computational mathematics. Two types of articles can be found in SIURO: papers to which undergraduates have made a significant contribution, and expository (survey) papers of high quality written by a faculty member or researcher for an undergrad audience.
The latest paper by Ling Han Meng, Joseph Geumlek, Holly Chu, Justin Hoogenstyrd under their advisor Ernie Esser is called Contextual Point Matching for Video Stabilization. The paper explores the many videos that suffer from a shaking or moving camera that distract viewers from the subject or scene. The authors describe a process called video stabilization which uses software to fix unwanted movements. Their method attempts to find point correspondences in subsequent frames of footage with great success, according to the authors. Video stabilization not only provides better results compared to other methods, it can also be implemented without significantly increasing computational costs.
Additional papers will be posted online as they are accepted.
Boris Kramer from the Virginia Tech SIAM chapter updates us on a trip to meet industry representatives in the field:
For the first time, the SIAM student chapter at Virginia Tech organized a trip to meet with industry representatives from the Washington DC metropolitan area on October 18th, 2013. In addition to our biweekly seminars with graduate or faculty speakers from science and engineering departments, we already added more to SIAM’s academic component by having our first graduate poster session this past spring. See a SIAM blog post about this event.
However, we felt that SIAM’s “I” component was continuously underrepresented in our activities. To overcome this, we had long been thinking about organizing an event with exposure to industry. However, organizing and making such an event happen requires a lot of work. In our faculty advisor, Dr. Lizette Zietsman, and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Mathematics, Dr. Terry Herdman we had two great and very supportive faculty members; without their contacts in industry and experience in organization, this event couldn’t have happened. Read the rest of this entry »
Applications are now being accepted for the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF). The program provides excellent benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields using high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. It provides up to four years of financial support.
Hailing from diverse scientific and engineering disciplines, fellows share a common interest in using computing in their research. Fostering a community of Ph.D. students, alumni, DOE laboratory staff and other scientists, the program attracts those who want to have an impact on the nation while advancing their research.
For more information and to access the online application, please visit the fellowship page.
From the Simons Foundation. Please read full announcement here.
The Simons Foundation Division for Mathematics and the Physical Sciences invites applications for the Simons Award for Graduate Students in Theoretical Computer Science program.
Theoretical computer science is unique in that graduate students working independently produce some of the best results in the field. With the Simons Award for Graduate Students, the foundation seeks to identify and support these emerging stars by providing additional support to enable them to freely pursue their research interests. The award is not intended to replace the regular academic-year support of these outstanding students.
Applicants must be graduate students who have completed two, three or four years at a U.S. or Canadian institution of higher education with a track record of outstanding results in theoretical computer science. There are no citizenship requirements.
Up to 10 awards will be made annually. Applicants must apply through proposalCENTRAL. The deadline to apply is February 12, 2014, at midnight EST.
Read the following post by the University of Florida SIAM student chapter for details on their third SIAM Gators Conference.
The Third University of Florida SIAM Gators Conference will take place March 27-29, 2014, in the Mathematics Department of the University of Florida. The conference focuses on the following three areas:
1. Numerical Optimization and Applications
2. Mathematical Algorithms in Imaging
3. Mathematical Biology and Modelling Read the rest of this entry »
SIAM provided over $39,500 to 85 chapters to support activities during the 2012-2013 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 2012-2013 academic year.
On April 27-28, college math students in the greater Chicago area convened at the first annual Chicago Area SIAM Student Conference (CASSC), hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago. The event was a collaboration between the SIAM chapters of UIC, Northwestern University, and Illinois Institute of Technology. It featured three plenary speakers, numerous talks from graduate students, a poster session, and a career panel. Next year’s conference will be held next spring at Northwestern University. Read the rest of this entry »