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SIAM Unwrapped – April 2016

siaga_bannerDear SIAM members,

 In this issue, we’re introducing you to the most recent group of distinguished SIAM Fellows, and shedding light on how you can get involved, either as SIAM member, author, committee member or even just spreading the word about the importance of applied math and computational science during Math Awareness Month. Find out what the SIAM Committee on Science Policy has been up to, and read up on the brand new Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Mathematics Modeling Education – just released!

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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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Exploring human nature through the social web

Free public lecture discusses how online expression and communication is changing how we study human networks 

Philadelphia, PA—The web grows larger and more social every day, allowing ordinary people to express themselves more publicly and permanently than ever before through blogs and social media such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Foursquare.

Sep Kamvar, LG Career Development Professor of Media Arts and Sciences and director of the Social Computing group at the MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has had more than a decade of experience studying social technology that has emerged from this tremendous growth in public human communication and self-expression on the web.

In a free public lecture organized as part of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in Chicago next week, Dr. Kamvar will discuss how this technological and accompanying cultural shift offers a great opportunity to study (and organize) people. “The Internet is bursting with people’s documented expression and communication, pictures and videos, all linked to freely available information about their location, time of day, weather, and more,” according to Kamvar. Read the rest of this entry »

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Leslie Greengard to deliver The John von Neumann Lecture

The prize will be awarded at the SIAM Annual Meeting in Chicago

Philadelphia, PA—Leslie F. Greengard of the Simons Foundation and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University has been awarded the 2014 John von Neumann Lecture prize.

The highest honor awarded by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the society’s flagship lecture—established in 1959 in honor of the Hungarian-American mathematician of the same name—is given to a mathematician, or a scientist in another field, who has made distinguished contributions to the field of applied mathematical sciences. Dr. Greengard will receive his award and present the associated prize lecture at the SIAM Annual Meeting to be held in Chicago next month. Read the rest of this entry »

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SIAM Members Annual Business Meeting

The annual business meeting of SIAM members will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at 6:15-7:15 PM in the Nicollet ABC room on Level 1 of the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis during the upcoming SIAM Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Participation is open to all SIAM members. The meeting will be chaired by SIAM President Nick Trefethen and will include a review of SIAM activities, finances, and plans for the future. Refreshments will be served.

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Barbara Keyfitz selected as AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) have selected Professor Barbara Keyfitz to deliver the prestigious Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture at the 2012 SIAM Annual Meeting to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Dr. Charles Saltzer Professor of Mathematics at the Ohio State University, Professor Keyfitz will deliver her lecture, entitled “The Role of Characteristics in Conservation Laws,” on Monday, July 9 at 2:45 p.m.

Please find details on Dr. Keyfitz, her accomplishments, and reasons for recognition in the AWM press release here.

The Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture was established in 2002 to highlight significant contributions of women to applied or computational mathematics.

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SIAM chapters to present research at 2012 SIAM Annual Meeting

Each year six student chapters are invited to send representatives to the SIAM Annual Meeting to participate in a special minisymposium session organized by SIAM Education Committee chair Peter Turner of Clarkson University.  This year two of the chapters invited to participate held competitions among their chapter members to select the person who would be sent to AN12 in Minneapolis to present their research. The chapter presentations during Student Days on Tuesday, July 10, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, (MS32) are listed below. Read the rest of this entry »

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Big Data: White House R&D Initiative and a session at AN12

At a White House event led by the Office of Science and Technology Policy in Washington, D.C. Thursday, NSF Director Subra Suresh detailed new Big Data solicitations, $10 million Expeditions in Computing award, and awards in cyberinfrastructure, geosciences, and training. He said these efforts will build on the NSF’s legacy in supporting the fundamental science and underlying infrastructure enabling the big data revolution. Heads from other federal science agencies—OSTP, NIH, DOE, DOD, DARPA and USGS—also outlined how their agencies are engaged in Big Data research.  They discussed cross-agency big data plans and announced new areas of research funding across various disciplines in the field. This was followed by a panel of thought leaders on the subject from academia and industry.

A detailed press release and a webcast of the event can be found on the NSF site.

In light of the importance of collecting and interpreting ever-growing amounts of data and its important role in scientific and technological progress, the SIAM Annual Meeting will also feature a panel on big data. The session, which is to take place on Monday July 9 from 6:15—7:15 p.m. will be open to the public. Find detailed information about the panel, including a list of speakers here.

The 2012 SIAM Annual Meeting will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from July 9—13.

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New Student Chapter Facebook Group

Representatives of the SIAM student chapters met at the 2010 SIAM Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh for a breakfast meeting with SIAM leaders and staff to ponder ideas and brainstorm strategies for raising awareness and impact. The interaction at the meeting was very good and many attendees requested that SIAM create an open forum for the chapters to share ideas throughout the year. As a result of the suggestion, SIAM formed a student chapters Facebook group. Information on how to join the Facebook group can be found at

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