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An updated program solicitation for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program is now available on the NSF site

Full Proposal Deadline Dates are as follows:

* October 30, 2015 for Mathematical Sciences; Physics and Astronomy; Chemistry

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Dear SIAM members,

It’s that time of year again! SIAM will elect members to its Board and Council, as well as several officers including President-elect, Vice President at Large, and Secretary, starting in September. Be sure to vote and make your voices heard on who will make important decisions for our community.

On September 1, look for an e-mail message from the “SIAM Election Coordinator” (support@votenet.com) with your unique voting credentials and a link to the voting site.

Regards,

Karthika Swamy Cohen

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**Contents:**

**SIAM HQ UPDATE**

SIAM Prizes at ICIAM 2015

Sign up for *SIAM News* alerts

**PUBLIC AWARENESS**

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge goes national

What is on SIAM’s YouTube channel?

Math Matters in many different ways

**PUBLISHING NEWS & NOTES**

Do you have undergraduate student research worthy of publishing?

New SIAM Books

*Finite Dimensional Linear Systems*

*The Shapes of Things: A Practical Guide to Differential Geometry and the Shape Derivative *

*Spline Functions: Computational Methods*

**UPDATES ON CONFERENCES & PRIZES **

2016 Gene Golub SIAM Summer School

SIAM conference registrations & submissions

Prize nomination deadlines

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Will you be attending the 8^{th} International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2015) in Beijing next week? As is customary, SIAM will award several of its major prizes at the Prizes and Awards Luncheon to be held at the Congress. The prize luncheon will take place 12:00-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, as part of the meeting.

Three of the prize winners, Jennifer Tour Chayes, the John von Neumann Lecturer; Eitan Tadmor, recipient of the Peter Henrici Prize; and Linda J. S. Allen, winner of the AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture, will also deliver scheduled lectures during the meeting. Dates and times of the lectures are as follows:

Peter Henrici Lecture: Tuesday, August 11, 7 – 8 pm, Ballroom C

The John von Neumann Lecture: Wednesday, August 12, 7 – 8 pm, Ballroom C

Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture: Thursday, August 13, 7 – 8 pm, Ballroom C

Other awardees to be honored at the prize luncheon include Carlos Castillo-Chavez, winner of the SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession; George Em Karniadakis, recipient of the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize; and Gerhard Wanner, recipient of the George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition.

Another major SIAM prize, the W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize was awarded to Francis Clarke at the SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications in Paris, France, last month.

Please read full details on the prize winners and their accomplishments in detailed press releases here:

http://connect.siam.org/category/prizes/

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Visit sinews.siam.org, and click on the “sign up” button on the top right to get on the list.

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The high school math modeling contest organized by SIAM with funding from The Moody’s Foundation is reaching a milestone. After celebrating its 10^{th} anniversary at the 2015 Challenge, in 2016 the contest goes national, being offered in the U.S., its territories and DODEA schools worldwide. Starting as a local contest in the New York City metropolitan area in 2006, the Challenge has come a long way. In its maiden year, the competition awarded 11 prizes totaling $60,000 in scholarships; the Challenge will award 90 prizes for a total of $150,000 to winning teams next year.

View a retrospective video that captures the evolution of the Challenge. Also visit the Challenge retrospective page to view flashback videos with Champion teams from previous years to find out where they are now and what doing math modeling in high school meant to them:

http://m3challenge.siam.org/ten-years-of-m3-challenge

Have you visited SIAM’s YouTube Channel? SIAM produces interesting video clips from conference sessions and interviews, generating, on average, a video or two per month on intriguing applications and topics. One fun clip features 32 applications in 60 seconds. No, that is not a typo. See it here: https://youtu.be/CISZeQC8QxA

You can also subscribe to the channel through your Google account to be notified every time a new video is posted.

While we’re on the subject of cool mathematical applications, don’t forget SIAM’s *Math Matters, Apply It!* flyers, which touch upon various daily uses of math.

Personalized medicine and big data are all the rage right now. Combine those two together and you get healthcare data analytics. Big data and data mining tools have brought about unprecedented advances in disease diagnosis. Statistical analysis based on demographics, risk factors, individual health parameters, and genetic information can help clinicians identify patients with predisposition toward certain diseases. Data mining models applied to patient datasets and genomic data can yield information that can greatly enhance prediction of patient needs. This is just one of many applications illustrated in SIAM’s over 40 Math Matters flyers. View them all!

http://www.siam.org/careers/matters.php

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Do you have, or know of, noteworthy research conducted by an undergraduate? You may want to consider publishing your results in SIAM Undergraduate Research Online (SIURO), a web-based publication that accepts papers to which undergraduates have made significant contributions. Representing a wide range of topics that span discrete mathematics and dynamical systems to modeling and computation, SIURO publishes the most outstanding research presented by students in the field. To find out more, view previous volumes, or sign up for e-alerts when a paper is posted, go to:

http://www.siam.org/students/siuro/index.php

*Roger W. Brockett*

Originally published in 1970, Finite Dimensional Linear Systems is a classic textbook that provides a solid foundation for learning about dynamical systems and encourages students to develop a reliable intuition for problem solving. The theory of linear systems has been the bedrock of control theory for 50 years and has served as the springboard for many significant developments, all the while remaining impervious to change. Since linearity lies at the heart of much of the mathematical analysis used in applications, a firm grounding in its central ideas is essential.

This book touches upon many of the standard topics in applied mathematics; develops the theory of linear systems in a systematic way, making as much use as possible of vector ideas; and contains a number of nontrivial examples and many exercises.

Additional information: http://bookstore.siam.org/cl74

2015 / xvi + 244 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-1-611973-87-7 / List Price $74.00 / SIAM Member Price $51.80 / Order Code CL74

*Shawn W. Walker*

Many things around us have properties that depend on their shape—for example, the drag characteristics of a rigid body in a flow. This self-contained overview of differential geometry explains how to differentiate a function (in the calculus sense) with respect to a “shape variable.” This approach, which is useful for understanding mathematical models containing geometric partial differential equations (PDEs), allows readers to obtain formulas for geometric quantities (such as curvature) that are clearer than those usually offered in differential geometry texts.

Readers will learn how to compute sensitivities with respect to geometry by developing basic calculus tools on surfaces and combining them with the calculus of variations. Several applications that utilize shape derivatives and many illustrations that help build intuition are included.

Additional information: http://bookstore.siam.org/dc28

2015 / xii + 206 pages / Softcover / ISBN 978-1-611973-95-2 / List Price $74.00 / SIAM Member Price $51.80 / **Order Code DC28**

*Larry L. Schumaker*

This book describes in detail the key algorithms needed for computing with spline functions and illustrates their use in solving several basic problems in numerical analysis, including function approximation, numerical quadrature, data fitting, and the numerical solution of PDEs. The focus is on computational methods for bivariate splines on triangulations in the plane and on the sphere, although both univariate and tensor-product splines are also discussed.

Additional information: http://bookstore.siam.org/ot142

2015 / xii + 412 pages / Hardcover / ISBN 978-1-611973-89-1 / List Price $83.00 / SIAM Member Price $58.10 / Order Code OT142

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Have you heard good things from students who have participated in prior Gene Golub SIAM Summer Schools? There have been six so far on a variety of topics, and the location for the seventh, the 2016 G2S3, has just been announced. It will take place at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from July 25 – August 5 next year. The topic for 2016 is Stochastic Differential Equations and Wave Propagation. In addition, the summer school will precede the 2016 SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures, also being held in Philadelphia, from August 8 – 11.

The deadline for applications is February 1, 2016. More information about the summer school and a flyer announcing the 2016 G2S3 can be found at http://www.siam.org/students/g2s3/index.php. A link to the application site will be posted in the fall. Applicants selected to participate pay no registration. Funding for local accommodations and meal expenses will be available for all participants. Limited travel funds are also available.

**SIAM Conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling (GDSPM15)**, October 12-14, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Pre-registration deadline: Monday, September 14, 2015

https://www.siam.org/meetings/gdspm15/regform.php

**Algorithm Engineering and Experiments (ALENEX16)** , January 10, 2016, Arlington, Virginia, USA

Extended abstract submission deadline: September 1, 2015, 11:59 PM EDT

http://www.siam.org/meetings/alenex16/submissions.php

**Analytic Algorithmics and Combinatorics (ANALCO16)****, **January 11, 2016, Arlington, Virginia, USA

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: August 15, 2015, 11:00 PM EDT

http://www.siam.org/meetings/analco16/submissions.php

**SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ16)**, April 5-8, 2016, Lausanne, Switzerland

Deadline for minisymposia proposals: September 7, 2015

Deadline for contributed lecture, poster and minisymposium presentation abstracts: October 5, 2015

http://www.siam.org/meetings/uq16/submissions.php

**SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing (PP16)**, April 12-15, 2016, Paris, France

Deadline for minisymposia proposals: September 15, 2015

Deadline for contributed lecture, poster and minisymposium presentation abstracts: October 13, 2015

http://www.siam.org/meetings/pp16/submissions.php

**SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM16)**, May 5-7, 2016, Miami, Florida, USA

Deadline for paper abstract submission, workshop proposals, and tutorial proposals: October 9, 2015

Deadline for paper submission: October 16, 2015

http://www.siam.org/meetings/sdm16/submissions.php

**SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS16)**, May 23-26, 2016, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Deadline for minisymposia proposals: October 26, 2015

Deadline for contributed lecture, poster and minisymposium presentation abstracts: November 23, 2015

http://www.siam.org/meetings/is16/submissions.php

The deadline for nominations for the following prizes is September 15, 2015:

The deadline for nominations for the following prizes is October 15, 2015:

George Pólya Prize in Combinatorics

For the complete list of the call for nominations, please visit: http://www.siam.org/prizes/nominations.php

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Eitan Tadmor of the University of Maryland is the recipient of the 2015 Peter Henrici Prize.

The prize is awarded to Tadmor for his original, broad, and fundamental contributions to the applied and numerical analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations and their applications in areas such as fluid dynamics, image processing, and social dynamics.

Eitan Tadmor’s scientific achievements have had a significant impact on the theory and computational methods for nonlinear hyperbolic PDEs, including the kinetic formulation of conservation laws, the design of non-oscillatory central schemes, entropy stable schemes, edge detection, and spectral viscosity methods.

Tadmor is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland (UMD) at College Park and, since 2002, Director of the university’s Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM). He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Tel Aviv University in 1979.

Tadmor is well known for his contributions to the theory and computation of PDEs with diverse applications to shock waves, kinetic transport, incompressible flows, image processing, and self-organized collective dynamics. He is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

The Peter Henrici Prize winner receives a cash award of $5,000 and a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate. Tadmor will receive his award at the SIAM Prizes and Awards Luncheon, which will be held 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, at the 8^{th} International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2015) in Beijing, China, at the China National Convention Center.

He will deliver the associated prize lecture, “Mathematical aspects of collective dynamics: consensus, the emergence of leaders and social hydrodynamics,” on Tuesday, August 11, at 7:00 – 8:00pm in Ballroom C of the convention center.

The Peter Henrici Prize is awarded every four years jointly by ETH Zürich and SIAM for original contributions to applied analysis and numerical analysis and/or for exposition appropriate for applied mathematics and scientific computing. The award is intended to recognize broad and extended contributions to these subjects, more than a single outstanding work.

**About SIAM****
**The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an international society of more than 14,000 individual, academic and corporate members from 85 countries. SIAM helps build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology to solve real-world problems through publications, conferences, and communities like chapters, sections and activity groups. Learn more at siam.org.

Brown University’s George Em Karniadakis is the 2015 recipient of the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize.

Karniadakis is being recognized for his many outstanding contributions to applied mathematics in a broad range of areas, including computational fluid dynamics, spectral methods and stochastic modeling.

Karniadakis is Charles Pitts Robinson and John Palmer Barstow Professor of Applied Mathematics at Brown University. He received his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987. In addition to his affiliation at Brown, Karniadakis is also a research scientist at MIT’s Department of Ocean/Mechanical Engineering. He is a Fellow of SIAM, the American Physical Society, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and an Associated Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

His research interests include diverse topics in computational science both on algorithms and applications. A main current thrust is stochastic simulation, fractional PDEs, and multiscale modeling of physical and biological systems.

Karniadakis will receive a cash award of $5,000 and a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate at the SIAM Prizes and Awards Luncheon, which will be held 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, at the 8^{th} International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2015) in Beijing, China at the China National Convention Center.

Established in 1998, the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize is awarded to an individual for outstanding research, or other contributions, that bridge the gap between mathematics and applications. The prize may be given either for a single notable achievement or for a collection of such achievements, and is usually awarded for work that uses high-level mathematics and/or invents new mathematical tools to solve applied problems from engineering, science, and technology.

**About SIAM****
**The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an international society of more than 14,000 individual, academic and corporate members from 85 countries. SIAM helps build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology to solve real-world problems through publications, conferences, and communities like chapters, sections and activity groups. Learn more at siam.org.

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The AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture is awarded to highlight significant contributions of women to applied or computational mathematics.

This year, that honor goes to Linda J. S. Allen of Texas Tech University.

Allen is being recognized for outstanding contributions in ordinary differential equations, difference equations and stochastic models, with significant applications in the areas of infectious diseases and ecology.

Allen is the Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Texas Tech University. She received her Ph.D. in 1981 from the University of Tennessee. Since 1999, Allen has served as an adjunct professor at the Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech.

Allen’s research interests are in applied mathematics, mathematical biology, ordinary differential equations, and stochastic processes. Her contributions have impacted the fields of mathematical epidemiology and ecological modeling.

Allen will receive her award at the SIAM Prizes and Awards Luncheon at the 8^{th} International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2015) in Beijing, China next month. The luncheon will be held from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 13 at the China National Convention Center.

She will deliver her associated prize lecture, “Predicting Population Extinction, Disease Outbreaks and Species Invasions Using Branching Processes,” that evening from 7:00-8:00 pm in Ballroom C of the convention center.

The AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer receives a certificate signed by the Presidents of AWM and SIAM. The award was established jointly by the two organizations in 2002.

**About SIAM****
**The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an international society of more than 14,000 individual, academic and corporate members from 85 countries. SIAM helps build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology to solve real-world problems through publications, conferences, and communities like chapters, sections and activity groups. Learn more at siam.org.

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The 2015 SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession goes to Carlos Castillo-Chavez of Arizona State University.

Castillo-Chavez is being recognized for his extraordinary mentoring that has helped bring numerous underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students at all levels to the mathematical sciences; for his extensive research record in mathematical biology and epidemiology; for his distinguished service on numerous national committees and advisory boards at SIAM, the Mathematics Institutes, US National Science Foundation, US National Institutes of Health, and elsewhere; and for his lifelong commitment to successfully promoting diversity in the applied mathematics community.

Castillo-Chavez is Regents Professor and Joaquin Bustoz Jr. Professor of Mathematical Biology and Distinguished Sustainability Scientist at Arizona State University. He also serves as executive director of the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI), founding director of the Simon A. Levin Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center, executive director of the Institute for Strengthening the Understanding of Mathematics and Science (SUMS), and Director of STEM Programs for Underrepresented Minorities at ASU.

Castillo-Chavez received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1984. Prior to moving to ASU in 2004, he spent 18 years as a professor at Cornell University in the Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology. He is a Fellow of SIAM and the American Mathematical Society.

His research is at the interface of the mathematical and natural and social sciences with emphasis on the role of dynamic social landscapes in disease dispersal; environmental and social structures in dynamics of addiction and disease evolution; and dynamics of complex systems at the interface of ecology, epidemiology, and the social sciences.

The SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession, established in 1985, became an annual prize in 2003, and is awarded to an applied mathematician who has made distinguished contributions to the furtherance of applied mathematics on the national level.

The recipient of the SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession receives a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate.

Castillo-Chavez will receive his award at the SIAM Prizes and Awards Luncheon, which will be held 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, at the 8^{th} International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2015) in Beijing, China at the China National Convention Center.

**About SIAM****
**The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an international society of more than 14,000 individual, academic and corporate members from 85 countries. SIAM helps build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology to solve real-world problems through publications, conferences, and communities like chapters, sections and activity groups. Learn more at siam.org.

Gerhard Wanner of the University of Geneva is the 2015 recipient of the George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition.

Wanner is being honored primarily for the five books he has co-authored. They display deep mathematics, presented with elegance, enthusiasm, wit, scholarship, and much history. These books have uniquely delineated numerical ODEs (especially stiff equations) and geometric integration and created an historical perspective for the teaching and understanding of analysis and geometry.

Gerhard Wanner retired from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, in 2007, where he had been a full professor since 1976. He received his doctorate from the University of Innsbruck in 1965.

Wanner has served as president of the Section of Mathematics at the University of Geneva, and as secretary, vice-president and president of the Swiss Mathematical Society. He received the Peter Henrici Prize jointly with Ernst Hairer in 2003. His research interests are in numerical analysis, in particular, numerical methods for differential equations.

Wanner will receive an engraved medal and a cash award of $10,000 at the SIAM Prizes and Awards Luncheon at the 8^{th} International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2015) in Beijing, China next month. The luncheon will be held 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 13 at the China National Convention Center.

The George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition honors the renowned Hungarian mathematician and was created in 2013 to recognize Pólya’s legacy of effectively communicating mathematics. It is awarded every two years to an outstanding expositor of the mathematical sciences, either for a specific work or for the cumulative impact of multiple expository works that communicate mathematics effectively. The nature of the work may range from popular accounts of mathematics and mathematical discovery to pedagogy to systematic organization of mathematical knowledge. This is the first award of the prize.

**About SIAM****
**The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an international society of more than 14,000 individual, academic and corporate members from 85 countries. SIAM helps build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology to solve real-world problems through publications, conferences, and communities like chapters, sections and activity groups. Learn more at siam.org.