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Introducing SIAM’s First Conference on Mathematics of Data Science (MDS20)

SIAM is proud to introduce its first ever Conference on Mathematics of Data Science (MDS20). This conference will provide a forum to present work that advances mathematical, statistical, and computational methods in the context of data and information sciences. The aim is to unite researchers who are building mathematical foundations for data science and making principled applications to science, engineering, technology, and society. 

This conference is being held May 5-7, 2020, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and will be co-located with the SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM20) in cooperation with GAMM. Learn more about MDS20 deadlines, registration, and more below.

Minisymposium Proposals

Looking to present your research? The deadline for minisymposium proposals is October 7, 2019.

A minisymposium generally consists of four 25-minute presentations, with an additional five minutes for discussion after each presentation. To ensure balance, SIAM prefers a single individual not be the organizer or co-organizer of more than one minisymposium, however, organizers can submit up to two (2) parts per minisymposium, allowing up to eight (8) speakers. In addition, SIAM discourages minisymposia in which most of the speakers or co-authors come from the same institution.

Each minisymposium speaker should submit an abstract no longer than 1,500 characters, including spaces. The organizing committee will referee minisymposium proposals. The number of minisymposia may be limited to retain an acceptable level of parallelism in the conference sessions.

For more information, please visit the Guidelines for Preparing a Minisymposium Proposal.

Submit a minisymposium here.

Invited Speakers

SIAM is also proud to announce the following Invited Plenary Speakers for MDS20:

Andrea L. Bertozzi

Professor of Mathematics and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.



Jennifer Chayes

Technical Fellow, Managing Director, and Co-Founder
Microsoft Research New England, Cambridge, Massachusetts  | Microsoft Research New York City | Microsoft Research Montreal



David Donoho

Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Humanities and Sciences
Stanford University, U.S



Cynthia Dwork

Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science
Harvard University, U.S



Michael Jordan

Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Department of Statistics
University of California, Berkeley, U.S



Yann LeCun

Chief AI Scientist for Facebook AI Research (FAIR)
Facebook, U.S



Yurii Nesterov

Author and Professor
CORE/INMA, Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), Belgium 



Career Fair

The Career Fair at MDS20 will present a unique opportunity for job seekers to meet prospective employers. Job seekers must pre-register for MDS20 by April 7, 2020. Resumes can be submitted to [email protected] (using subject line "MDS20 Career Fair Resume – LAST NAME") through April 8, 2020 in order to be included in a resume booklet which will be distributed to exhibitors prior to the event. Bring along your curriculum vitae (CV) or a more detailed resume in case you are asked for one.

Lodging and Support

SIAM offers travel support for students and early-career professionals as well as child care grants for families. Visit the MDS20 Lodging & Support page for more details.


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Submit your minisymposium proposal by October 7th. Registration will open in late 2019, so learn more about #SIAMMDS20 in the meantime. We look forward to seeing you in May!





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