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SIAM Unwrapped - February 2018

February 12, 2018

In This Issue

Math in the News


  • Get Your SIAM Questions Answered
  • Sign Up for SIAM’s Science Policy Alerts

Publishing News & Notes

  • Hot Off the Press: New SIAM Books

Featured SIAM Video

  • Resources: What is Math Modeling? Part 6: Analysis

Conference Updates

  • SIAM Annual Meeting 2018
  • Conference Registrations, Submissions, & Deadlines

Prizes & Awards

  • Last Call for SIAM Student Paper Prize Nominations!
Math in the News
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Get Your SIAM Questions Answered

SIAM’s mission is to advance and raise awareness about applied math and related fields through our books, journals, conferences, online resources, and a variety of programs and initiatives. Not sure what all SIAM offers? Take a look at our brand new 2018 "About SIAM" brochure and get the details about our organization and what programs or services might apply to you! Download the brochure.

Sign Up for SIAM’s Science Policy Alerts

Science policy decisions greatly affect the state of scientific research. That's why SIAM plays an active role in advocacy for federal support of mathematical and computational science research, and spearheads activities to ensure sound scientific policy. In order to keep members informed and engaged about important issues affecting the discipline—and offer guidelines on how they can take action—SIAM provides timely information to the community through a science policy electronic mailing list. Stay up to speed - sign up for the list now.

Publishing News & Notes

Hot Off the Press: New SIAM Books

Numerical Methods for Conservation Laws: From Analysis to Algorithms
Jan S. Hesthaven

Conservation laws are the mathematical expression of the principles of conservation and provide effective and accurate predictive models of our physical world. Although intense research activity during the last decades has led to substantial advances in the development of powerful computational methods for conservation laws, their solution remains a challenge and many questions are left open; thus it is an active and fruitful area of research. 

This book is intended for graduate students in computational mathematics and researchers seeking a comprehensive introduction to modern methods for solving conservation laws. Students and researchers in applied sciences and engineering will benefit from the book’s emphasis on algorithmic aspects of complex algorithms. The text also includes extensive references which allows researchers to pursue advanced research and results. Learn more.

Linear Algebra and Matrices
Shmuel Friedland and Mohsen Aliabadi

The authors use abstract notions and arguments to give the complete proof of the Jordan canonical form and, more generally, the rational canonical form of square matrices over fields. They also provide the notion of tensor products of vector spaces and linear transformations. Matrices are treated in depth, with coverage of the stability of matrix iterations, the eigenvalue properties of linear transformations in inner product spaces, singular value decomposition, and min-max characterizations of Hermitian matrices and nonnegative irreducible matrices. The authors show the many topics and tools encompassed by modern linear algebra to emphasize its relationship to other areas of mathematics. Learn more.

Featured SIAM Video

Resources: What is Math Modeling? Part 6: Analysis 

As we rev up for this year's M3 Challenge, we're putting the focus on this free resource for high school level educators and students - our seven-part math modeling video series! Mathematical modeling uses math to represent, analyze, make predictions, or otherwise provide insight into real world phenomena. In this video - number six in this seven-part series - modelers take an honest look at the body of work, discerning the model’s accuracy, sensitivity, strengths, and weaknesses. When you know all this, you’ve got one step left in the modeling process: report it to the world! Watch the video.

Conference Updates
SIAM AN18 speakers

SIAM Annual Meeting 2018 

It's time to start planning for this year's Annual Meeting, taking place July 9-13 in Portland, Oregon! Learn more.

Career Fair
Calling all students and job seekers! Please join SIAM at the Career Fair at the Annual Meeting (AN18) on July 9, 2018. Employer participants are being added as they confirm – check out the current list. Job seekers must register for AN18 by June 11, 2018. Resumes can be submitted to through June 25, 2018 in order to be included in a resume booklet which will be distributed to employers prior to the event.

Child Care Grants
With record-breaking submission to the 2018 SIAM Annual Meeting, we are gearing up to present a great program. Keep a lookout as more information is posted about the meeting. If you plan to bring a child to the meeting, SIAM is offering Child Care Grants of $250 to attendees. The deadline is May 14. Learn more about how to apply.

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
SIAM prizes

Last Call for SIAM Student Paper Prize Nominations!

Has your paper been accepted by a SIAM journal? Postdocs, if you submitted a paper to a SIAM journal while you were a student and it was accepted within the last three years, your paper is eligible too. Enlist your adviser to support you by making a nomination.
Up to three awards will be given at the SIAM Annual Meeting this summer. Nomination deadline is February 15, 2018. Learn more about requirements and nominations and share this information with your adviser now!
See all prizes with open nominations and learn more about SIAM prizes and awards. If you have any questions, contact us.

SIAM Conferences & Events

March 7-10, 2018
SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing (PP18) 

April 16-19, 2018
SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ18) 

May 3-5, 2018
SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM18)  

May 4-8, 2018
SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra (LA18) 

June 4-8, 2018
SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics (DM18) 

June 5-8, 2018
SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS18) 

June 6-8, 2018
SIAM Workshop on Combinatorial Scientific Computing (CSC18)  

June 11-14, 2018
SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures (NWCS18)

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