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SIAM Unwrapped - December 2018

December 10, 2018

In This Issue

Math in the News


  • Support SIAM This Holiday Season
  • Meet Our Newest Leadership: Board and Council
  • Renew Your SIAM Membership for 2019
  • Submit Your Work: New Data Science Book Series
  • Apply Now: Science and Technology Fellowship
  • Introducing New SIAM Staff
  • Welcoming New Activity Group Officers

Publishing News & Notes

  • Hot Off the Press: Three New SIAM Books

Featured SIAM Video

  • Why We Love SIAM

Conference Updates

  • CSE19: Attend Student Days Activities 
  • ICIAM 2019: Deadlines and Travel Awards Still Available
  • Conference Registrations, Submissions, & Deadlines

Prizes & Awards

  • Accepting Paper Prize Nominations Through February 15
Math in the News
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Support SIAM This Holiday Season

Your donation helps SIAM carry out our mission to advance the applications of mathematics to science and industry and to promote research in applied mathematics and computational science worldwide. We so appreciate the generosity we've seen from our community this giving season. Thank you for your continued support of SIAM's important work! Learn more and donate now.  

Meet Our Newest Leadership: Board and Council

Following SIAM’s recent elections, we are pleased to announce our newly elected members of our 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

  • Kathryn E. Brenan* (The Aerospace Corporation) 
  • Linda Petzold* (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  • Alison Ramage (University of Strathclyde) 


  • Natalia Alexandrov (NASA Langley Research Center)
  • Peter Benner (Max Planck Institute Magdeburg) 
  • Xiaoye Sherry Li* (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
  • Joel A. Tropp* (California Institute of Technology) 

* indicates incumbent

Renew Your SIAM Membership for 2019

There’s more reason than ever to be a member of our community. With the end of the year in sight, please remember to renew your membership to continue enjoying your benefits. And remember, if you are a non-student member, you can nominate up to two students per year for free student memberships. Renew now.

Submit Your Work: New Data Science Book Series

Did you know – SIAM recently launched a new Data Science Book Series! Data science is a forward-looking field and is seeing tremendous energy and growth. The books will be for anyone interested in the mathematical, computational, and scientific aspects of data science, including mathematicians, statisticians, computer scientists, engineers, life scientists, and data scientists. The books will be relevant to all career levels and all sectors of employment. Have book ideas? We want to hear about them. Learn more.

Apply Now: Science and Technology Fellowship

Applications are now open for the 2019-2020 ASA/ACM/AMS/IMS/MAA/SIAM Science and Technology Policy Fellowship! This fellowship focuses on data science and related expertise such as machine learning, data visualization, and causal inference to meet legislative and policymaking changes. Individuals who are U.S. citizens with a Ph.D. in statistics, data science, mathematics, or a closely related field are encouraged to apply. Applications are due by January 15, 2019. Learn more. 

Introducing New SIAM Staff

The SIAM family has grown over recent months, with three new staff members joining the Customer Service, Membership, and Marketing teams. Get to know these folks a bit, and leave a comment to welcome them! Meet Nicole Gawel, Amanda Spadel, and Cameron Stockton.

Welcoming New Activity Group Officers

SIAM is pleased to announce new officers for several activity groups. SIAM Activity Groups (SIAGs) provide a more focused forum for SIAM members interested in exploring one of the areas of applied mathematics, computational science, or applications. Officers begin their terms on January 1, 2019 and will serve two-year terms through the end of 2020 except where noted. Thank you to all of our outgoing SIAG officers! Learn more about incoming officers. 

Publishing News & Notes

Hot Off the Press: Three New SIAM Books

Scientific Computing: An Introductory Survey, Revised Second Edition

This book presents a broad overview of methods and software for solving mathematical problems arising in computational modeling and data analysis, including proper problem formulation, selection of effective solution algorithms, and interpretation of results. Its focus is on the motivation and ideas behind the algorithms presented. This updated edition includes pointers to Python software and the Chebfun package, and expansions on barycentric formulation for Lagrange polynomial interpretation and stochastic methods. About 100 interactive educational modules accompany the book. Learn more.

Introduction to the Scenario Approach

This concise, practical book is for anyone interested in data-driven decision-making. Accessible to experts and nonexperts alike, it offers an overview of the scenario approach, including numerous examples and diverse applications from a broad range of domains. Practitioners can find "easy-to use recipes" while theoreticians will benefit from a rigorous treatment of the theoretical foundations of the method. Learn more.

An Introduction to Singular Integrals

In just over 100 pages, this book provides basic, essential knowledge of some of the tools of real analysis: the Hardy–Littlewood maximal operator, the Calderón–Zygmund theory, the Littlewood–Paley theory, interpolation of spaces and operators, and the basics of H1 and BMO spaces. This concise text offers brief proofs and exercises of various difficulties designed to challenge and engage students. Learn more.
Featured SIAM Video
Why We Love SIAM

Why We Love SIAM

It's the end of the year! As we gear up for 2019, don't forget to renew your SIAM membership. There are lots of perks to being a SIAM member, like networking and access to specialized information, plus many other membership benefits. Hear from these SIAM members why they love and value the SIAM community! Interested in becoming a member of our community? Watch the video and learn more.

Don't forget to subscribe to SIAM's YouTube channel so you see more of our content, more easily. 

Conference Updates
Student Days at CSE19

CSE19: Attend Student Days Activities 

SIAM Student Days 2019 will be held at the SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE19) in Spokane, Washington. These events, for students and about students, will include activities and sessions where students can meet with both peers and professionals in their field, participate in a career fair, attend an information session on hot areas for jobs and research, and network with SIAM Student Chapters from all over the world. Learn more.

ICIAM 2019: Deadlines and Travel Awards Still Available

The International Council on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) is a worldwide organization for applied mathematics societies and other associations with a significant interest in industrial or applied mathematics, of which SIAM is a member. The 9th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2019) will be held in Valencia, Spain, July 15-19, 2019. 

Call for Contributed Papers and Posters 
The ICIAM 2019 Organizing Committee is seeking contributed lecture and poster presentations in all areas consistent with the conference themes. Delegates are invited to learn more and submit now.

Deadlines for submissions:
Contributed papers: January 7th, 2019
Posters: April 1st, 2019

Travel Grants 
SIAM is offering approximately 100 travel grants, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, for students and early career members traveling from U.S. institutions to ICIAM19. Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2019. Learn more

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

Accepting Paper Prize Nominations Through February 15

Do you know an outstanding student whose paper was just accepted for a SIAM journal? Nominate the paper now for the 2019 SIAM Student Paper Prize! The deadline is February 15, 2019. Read what the 2018 prize recipients, Marya Bazzi, Gene S. Kopp, and Yiqiao Zhong, say about their work.
We’re also accepting nominations of papers for the SIAG/APDE Prize and the SIAG/FME Conference Paper Prize.
View all prizes with open nominations and learn more about prizes and awards at SIAM. Contact us at with any questions.
SIAM Conferences & Events

January 6, 2019
Analytic Algorithmics and Combinatorics (ANALCO19) 

January 6-9, 2019
ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA19)

January 7-8, 2019
Algorithm Engineering and Experiments (ALENEX19)

February 25-March 1, 2019
SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE19)

March 11-14, 2019
SIAM Conference on Mathematical & Computational Issues in the Geosciences (GS19)

Learn more about SIMODS 
Donate to SIAM 
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