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SIAM Unwrapped - December 2016

December 12, 2016

SIAM members,

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With the close of 2016 just around the corner, SIAM membership renewals are in full force. Have you renewed your membership for 2017? View our 2017 renewal brochure to learn about the exciting things on the docket for the New Year. And remember, if you are a not a student member, you can nominate up to two students per year for free student memberships. Renew now.

Becky Kerner
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Contents:

MATH IN THE NEWS

FROM SIAM HQ

Meet Our Newest Leadership: Board & Council
Welcome: 10 New Student Chapters in 2016
New Resource: How to Teach Math Modeling Video Series
Last Call: Win a Free iPad
SIAM Committee on Science Policy: Fall Meeting Recap
New Edition of MATLAB Guide Publishes This Month
‘Tis the Season: Support SIAM 

PUBLISHING NEWS & NOTES

Hot Off the Press: Two New Books          

FEATURED VIDEO

Publishing with SIAM: What & How

CONFERENCE UPDATES

CSE17: By the Numbers
Upcoming Submission Deadline: 2017 SIAM Annual Meeting
Resources: Past Presentations & Documents  
SIAM Conference Registrations, Submissions & Deadlines

PRIZES & AWARDS

Students: Your Paper Prize Awaits You




MATH IN THE NEWS

FROM SIAM HQ

Meet Our Newest Leadership: Board & Council

Following SIAM’s recent elections, we are pleased to announce our newly elected members of the Board and Council. Thank you to the entire slate of outstanding candidates for your willingness to serve the SIAM community in this capacity, and the SIAM members who cast your vote in the election.  Learn more about these leaders.

Board of Trustees
Margot Gerritsen, Stanford University
C. Tim Kelley, North Carolina State University* 
Randall LeVeque, University of Washington *

Council
Liliana Borcea, University of Michigan*
Per Christian Hansen, Technical University of Denmark
Helen Moore, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Felix Otto, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences* 

* incumbent

Welcome: 10 New Student Chapters in 2016

As we close out the year, we are thrilled to introduce 10 new student chapters to the SIAM family! It’s inspiring to see young minds invested in broadening their academic experiences, and partnering with SIAM to do so. Interested in starting a chapter at your university? Learn more about all the great things SIAM student chapters do to push the envelope in the mathematical sciences, and how you can start one this year.

Congrats and welcome:

Arizona State University, West Campus
Florida Atlantic University
McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan 
University of British Columbia, Canada
University of Evansville, Indiana
University of Limerick, Ireland
University of New Mexico
University of North Georgia
Western Kentucky University

New Resource: How to Teach Math Modeling Video Series 

We have heard time and time again that educators are interested in bringing math modeling into their classrooms but aren't sure where to start. That's why - at the 2016 SIAM Conference on Applied Mathematics Education - we featured a workshop guiding mostly high school teachers through that process. This series of three videos, each shorter than nine minutes, highlights the workshop and will be a valuable resource as you work to make the math in YOUR classroom more applied. Watch the videos now.

Last Call: Win a Free iPad 

The deadline for this year’s Member Get a Member campaign is fast approaching. If you have a friend or colleague who has yet to discover SIAM, help them connect to the applied math and computational science community. Invite them to join SIAM with a 25% discount (enter MBGE17 at checkout) no later than December 31 and you’ll both be eligible for the prize drawing in January, with the grand prize of a new Apple iPad! Other prizes include a free additional year of SIAM membership, free registration for a SIAM conference, or a book of your choice from our bookstore. Plus, everyone who enters gets a free SIAM t-shirt! Remember, the deadline is December 31, so don’t delay! Learn more.

SIAM Committee on Science Policy: Fall Meeting Recap

The SIAM Committee on Science Policy (CSP) met with key decision-makers at federal agencies last month to better understand the environment for research and funding in applied mathematics and computational science, especially with regard to the incoming presidential administration and its impact on federal research priorities. Committee members defined a policy agenda and advocacy strategy for SIAM in the coming year, including potential outreach to the new administration, and approaches to influence congressional legislation and federal programs. Representatives from the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Division of Mathematical Sciences and Office of Integrative Activities gave updates on new research initiatives, personnel changes, and the fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget. The committee also discussed a potential new fellows program designed to involve early career SIAM members in CSP advocacy. Read more about science policy on SIAM News.

New Edition of MATLAB Guide Publishes This Month 

Do you use MATLAB® in your job, research, or studies? If so, the new MATLAB Guide, Third Edition, coming later this month from SIAM, should hold a special place on your bookshelf. It remains a lively, concise introduction to the most popular and important features of MATLAB and the Symbolic Math Toolbox. The guide features a tutorial that gives a hands-on overview of MATLAB, a thorough treatment of MATLAB mathematics, including the linear algebra and numerical analysis functions and the differential equation solvers, and a web page that provides example program files, updates, and links to MATLAB resources. For ordering and complete information please visit the SIAM Bookstore.

‘Tis the Season: Support SIAM

Did you know? SIAM now accepts donations online! This time of year, folks around the world are digging in to their pockets to support organizations that mean the most to them. If you can, join the giving movement and support SIAM! We are dedicated to serving our mission worldwide and to ensuring the health of our discipline, and your donation makes that possible. Learn more about how your contribution supports our work, and give today

PUBLISHING NEWS & NOTES

Hot Off the Press: Two New Books

Inverse Scattering Theory and Transmission Eigenvalues
Mike Steel

Inverse scattering theory is a major theme of applied mathematics, and it has applications to such diverse areas as medical imaging, geophysical exploration, and nondestructive testing. The authors begin with a basic introduction to the theory, then proceed to more recent developments, including a detailed discussion of the transmission eigenvalue problem; present the new generalized linear sampling method in addition to the well-known linear sampling and factorization methods; and in order to achieve clarification of presentation, focus on the inverse scattering problem for scalar homogeneous media. Learn more.

Dynamic Mode Decomposition: Data-Driven Modeling of Complex Systems
J. Nathan Kutz, Steven L. Brunton, Bingni W. Brunton, Joshua L. Proctor


Data-driven dynamical systems is a burgeoning field—it connects how measurements of nonlinear dynamical systems and/or complex systems can be used with well-established methods in dynamical systems theory. This is a critically important new direction because the governing equations of many problems under consideration by practitioners in various scientific fields are not typically known. Thus, using data alone to help derive, in an optimal sense, the best dynamical system representation of a given application allows for important new insights. The recently developed dynamic mode decomposition (DMD) is an innovative tool for integrating data with dynamical systems theory. The DMD has deep connections with traditional dynamical systems theory and many recent innovations in compressed sensing and machine learning. Learn more.

FEATURED VIDEO

Publishing with SIAM: What & How

Interested in getting your work published? Learn about how to submit your research in applied mathematics and computational science to SIAM and what happens once it is submitted. Our SIAM leaders and experts explain the review process, best practices and other important information when submitting your work. Learn more about journal submissions and watch the video now. 

CONFERENCE UPDATES

CSE17: By the Numbers

9 invited speakers
327 minisymposia
16 electronic posters
1 career fair

Registration is now open for the 2017 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, happening February 27-March 3, in Atlanta, Georgia! Meeting highlights include Margot Gerritsen, Stanford University, presenting an invited talk on Adaptive and Multiscale Methods in Subsurface Flow Modeling and David Keyes, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudia Arabia, talking on Algorithmic Adaptations to Extreme Scale . This program is jam packed, as highlighted by the numbers above. Early bird registration ends January 17. Register now!

Upcoming Submission Deadline: 2017 SIAM Annual Meeting

Save the date – 2017 SIAM Annual Meeting is in Pittsburgh, PA, July 10-14! The meeting is accepting submissions for minisymposia, until January 4, and for contributed talks or posters until February 1. Check out the impressive list of invited speakers, including Kenneth Golden, University of Utah, and Dawn Woodard, Uber, and get excited for the Career Fair and Students Days! The meeting is being held jointly with the SIAM Conference on Industrial and Applied Geometry (GD17), and the SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT17), and the is co-located with the SIAM Workshop on Parameter Space Dimension Reduction (DR17), and the SIAM Workshop on Network Science (NS17). Learn more about AN17 and submit your materials now.

Resources: Past Presentations & Documents  

We have a LOT of meetings, and we know you aren’t able to attend all of the ones you would like in a given year. That’s why we created Presents – an archive of featured lectures and presentations from select SIAM meetings! As we close out 2016, catch up on what you missed. Take a look at the invited speakers, minitutorials and minisymposia from this year’s meetings now. 

SIAM Conference Registrations, Submissions & Deadlines

Check out the SIAM Conference Calendar for a full list of SIAM meetings and those sponsored by SIAM and review the Student Travel Award page to find out what conferences are offering awards.

PRIZES & AWARDS

Students: Your Paper Prize Awaits You

Calling all students! Have you submitted a paper for publication? If so, enlist your advisor’s support in nominating you for a SIAM Student Paper Prize. Up to three awards will be given at the SIAM Annual Meeting this summer in Pittsburgh, PA. Submission deadline is February 15, 2017.  Learn more about requirements and submissions and share this information with your advisor now!

Check out
all prizes with open nominations and learn more about the SIAM Prize Program. If you have any questions, please contact us at prizeadmin@siam.org

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