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SIAM Unwrapped - December 2020

December 14, 2020

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December 2020
   From SIAM HQ
Meet Our Newest Leadership: SIAM Board of Trustees and Council
SIAM Looks Toward the Coming Year With Enthusiasm, Gratitude, and Hope
SIAM 2021 Leadership

We are pleased to announce the newly-elected members of our leadership. Thank you to all the outstanding candidates for their willingness to serve the SIAM community, and to the SIAM members who cast their votes. Learn more.

Thank You!

Charitable donations to SIAM in 2020 have been impressive, impactful, and inspiring. SIAM’s Director of Development and Corporate Relations thanks members for their continued support and looks toward the coming year. Read more.

SIAM Welcomes First Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge Expands to England and Wales
Ron Buckmire

In this new position, Ron Buckmire, Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs and Professor of Mathematics at Occidental College, will focus on ensuring SIAM is serving its entire diverse community. Learn more.

M3 Challenge Expansion

Starting in 2021, hundreds of sixth form students (ages 16-19) in the UK are expected to join U.S. high school juniors and seniors in competing for more than $100,000 (£79,000) in scholarship prizes. Learn more.

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   Publishing News & Notes
New Book: A Software Repository for Gaussian Quadratures and Christoffel Functions by Walter Gautschi 
New Book: Data Clustering: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications, Second Edition by Gan, Ma, and Wu
A Software Repository for Gaussian Quadratures and Christoffel Functions

This companion to the author’s 2018 book, A Software Repository for Orthogonal Polynomials, focuses on Gaussian quadrature and the related Christoffel function. Read more.

 Data Clustering: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications, Second Edition

This book covers the basics of data clustering, includes a list of popular clustering algorithms, and provides program code that helps users implement clustering algorithms. Read more.

Mathematics of Data Science: A Computational Approach to Clustering and Classification by Calvetti & Somersalo
New Book: Numerical Homogenization by Localized Orthogonal Decomposition by Axel Målqvist and Daniel Peterseim  
Mathematics of Data Science: A Computational Approach to Clustering and Classification

This new textbook provides a solid mathematical basis for understanding popular data science algorithms for clustering and classification. Read more.

 Numerical Homogenization by Localized Orthogonal Decomposition

This book presents the first survey of the Localized Orthogonal Decomposition (LOD) method, a pioneering approach for the numerical homogenization of partial differential equations. Read more.

   Math in the News
   Conference Updates
SIAM's Director of Programs and Services Describes the Pivot to Virtual Conferences
SIAM Partners with vFairs for Upcoming Virtual Conferences
Richard Moore

COVID-19 has significantly disrupted SIAM's lineup of conferences. Read more about the transition to virtual in 2020 and the outlook for SIAM conferences in 2021.

SIAM Virtual Conferences

SIAM will be working with vFairs in 2021 to provide a consistent virtual conference experience that is functional and flexible. Join us for an upcoming virtual conference.

Upcoming Conferences & Deadlines
ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (Virtual)
January 10–13, 2021
Pre-Registration Deadline: January 3, 2021

SIAM Symposium on Algorithm Engineering & Experiments (Virtual)
January 10–11, 2021
Pre-Registration Deadline: January 3, 2021

SIAM Symposium on Simplicity in Algorithms (Virtual)
January 11–12, 2021
Pre-Registration Deadline: January 3, 2021

SIAM Symposium on Algorithmic Principles of Computer Systems (Virtual)
January 13, 2021
Pre-Registration Deadline: January 3, 2021

SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (Virtual)
March 1–5, 2021
Pre-Registration Deadline: February 1, 2021
SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (Virtual)
April 29 – May 1, 2021
Pre-Registration Deadline: February 25, 2021
Some upcoming conferences are discussing ways to offer an alternative, either as a virtual meeting or as a postponed event. Monitor the SIAM website for up-to-date plans.
   Featured SIAM Video
About MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge
About M3 Challenge Video
This one-minute video gives a broad overview of MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge, SIAM's yearly high school applied math contest that gives students a real-world question to answer with math modeling and analysis. The contest, which is open to students in England and Wales for the first time in 2021, is entirely Internet-based with no registration or participation fees. Watch the video and learn more about this year's Challenge here

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   Prizes & Awards
Nominations Being Accepted for SIAM Student Paper Prize and SIAG/FME Conference Paper Prize 
SIAM Travel Awards Can Help Students and Early Career Researcers Participate in 2021 Conferences
SIAM Prize Nominations

Nominatations for the SIAM Student Paper Prize and the SIAG/FME Conference Paper Prize are being accepted until February 15, 2021. Students and postdocs are eligible. Learn more

SIAM Travel Awards

Applications for Travel Awards are being accepted. If a travel awardee participates remotely in a conference that is virtual or hybrid, the award will be in the form of complimentary conference registration.

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