SIAM News Blog
SIAM News
Print

SIAM Unwrapped - February 2020

February 10, 2020

In This Issue

Math in the News

From SIAM HQ

  • SIAM Names 2020 Science Policy Fellowship Recipients
  • M3 Challenge Registration Closes Feb. 21
  • Talking BIG Jobs Interview is Available On-Demand
  • SIAM Honors Mathematicians During Black History Month
  • Invite a Visiting Lecturer to Your Institution

Publishing News & Notes

  • New Book on Interpolatory Methods
  • Celebrating Publication Anniversaries: SIAGA and SIMODS
  • Special Section of SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing is Accepting Papers

Featured SIAM Video

  • What is MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge?

Conference Updates

  • Career Fairs at Upcoming Conferences 
  • Sponsorship Opportunities for SIAM Conferences
  • Deadlines Extended for 2020 SIAM Conference on Applied Mathematics Education
  • Conference Registrations, Submissions, & Deadlines 

Prizes & Awards

  • Mathematics Meets Origami in the 2020 I. E. Block Community Lecture
  • Nominations for SIAM Student Paper Prize Close Feb. 15
  • CSE21 Prize Nominations Open March 1
  • SIAM Will Award SIAG/UQ Early Career Prize in March
Math in the News
From SIAM HQ

SIAM Names 2020 Science Policy Fellowship Recipients

SIAM's Science Policy Fellowship Program engages early-career professionals in science policy and advocacy. Fellowship recipients learn about the workings of science policy as it pertains to our discipline by participating in SIAM’s Committee on Science Policy (CSP) meetings and conducting relevant activities to further SIAM’s science policy efforts. Science Policy Fellows play an important role representing the industrial and applied math community to policy-makers in Washington, D.C. Learn more.

2020 fellowships recipients:
  • Anthony Bonifonte, Denison University
  • Samantha Erwin, Oak Ridge National Laboratories
  • Alyson Fox, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
  • Andy Huang, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Michael Schneier, University of Pittsburgh
  • George Slota, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Luis Sordo Vieira, The Jackson Laboratory

M3 Challenge Registration Closes Feb. 21

Registration for MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge 2020 closes in less than two weeks - please encourage any high schoolers in your life to participate! A program of SIAM, the free contest is open to all U.S. high school juniors and seniors looking for a transformative experience and the chance to win money for college. Many free resources are made available to help teams prepare for success, including handbooks on modeling, instructive videos, and free licenses for software. $100,000 in scholarships will be awarded this year. Learn more.

Talking BIG Jobs Interview Is Available On-Demand

If you missed the second Talking BIG Jobs Interview Series webinar on January 15 featuring Caitlin Waddle interviewing Transamerica data scientist Stephanie Fitchett, watch it now on-demand!

SIAM Honors Mathematicians During Black History Month

SIAM celebrates African American mathematicians for their contributions and achievements to the field. Learn more. Contribute to the conversation at #BlackHistoryMonth

Invite a Visiting Lecturer to Your Institution

The SIAM Visiting Lecturer Program (VLP) is an opportunity for institutions to invite applied mathematicians and computational scientists to speak at their campuses. This month we are featuring VLP speakers Sarah Knepper (Software Engineer at Intel), Derek Kane (Staff Member at DEKA Research and Development), George Mohler (Associate Professor at IUPUI), and John Parkinson (Senior Manager of Retirement at Bimbo Bakeries USA). Learn more
 
Publishing News & Notes

New Book on Interpolatory Methods

Interpolatory methods are among the most widely used model reduction techniques, and Interpolatory Methods for Model Reduction by A. C. Antoulas, C. A. Beattie, and S. Gü─čercin is the first comprehensive analysis of this approach available in a single, extensive resource. Learn more.

Celebrating Publication Anniversaries: SIAGA & SIMODS

Join us in marking the three-year anniversary of SIAM Journal on Algebra and Geometry and the one-year anniversary of SIAM Journal on Mathematics of Data Science by reading the top 10 most downloaded articles in 2019 for each journal and then submitting a paper of your own. Access the papers for free and learn how to submit your work here.

Special Section of SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing is Accepting Papers

SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (SISC) continues a tradition spanning more than a generation of publishing Special Sections dedicated to progress in iterative methods. The journal will take submissions from April 1 until May 31. Details are available here.
 
Featured SIAM Video

What is MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge? 

MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge is an annual high school applied math contest that gives students a real-world question to answer with math modeling, analysis, and (optional) technical computing. Watch the video now

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

Conference Updates

Career Fairs at Upcoming Conferences

If you are actively searching for a job or you are looking for qualified candidates for a job opening or internship at your organization, laboratory, or company, consider attending one of SIAM's upcoming Career Fairs.

  • Career Fair at SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science/Data Mining on Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Submit your resume here or access the employer participation form here.
  • Career Fair at the Second Joint SIAM/CAIMS Annual Meeting on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Submit your resume here or access the employer participation form here.

Can't make it to the Career Fair? The SIAM Job Board is another great way SIAM connects talent with opportunity!

Sponsorship Opportunities for SIAM Conferences

Is your organization or department interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at SIAM's brand new Conference on Mathematics of Data Science (MDS20) or SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM20)? If so, learn more about the sponsor options and complete the sponsorship forms for MDS20 and SDM20. Learn more about all SIAM conference sponsor and exhibit opportunities here or contact [email protected].

Deadlines Extended for 2020 SIAM Conference on Applied Mathematics Education

The minisymposium proposal deadline is now February 14, and the deadline for minisymposium presentation abstracts is now March 6. The deadline for contributed talks remains April 30. 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

Mathematics Meets Origami in the 2020 I. E. Block Community Lecture

Erik Demaine will present this year's I. E. Block Community Lecture titled “Mathematics Meets Origami” on July 8, 2020, at the Second Joint SIAM/CAIMS Annual Meeting (AN20) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In his lecture, Demaine will discuss mathematical and computational origami, where paper folding joins mathematics and computer science, with examples of sculpture and engineering. This area demonstrates the power of mathematical approaches to design and analysis of the world. Learn more.

Nominations for SIAM Student Paper Prize Close Feb. 15

If you know a student who has had an outstanding paper accepted for publication in a SIAM journal since February 15, 2017, we need your nomination now for the 2020 SIAM Student Paper Prize! Up to three winners will be awarded a monetary prize and a certificate and will have the opportunity to present their paper at the 2020 SIAM Annual Meeting.

CSE21 Prize Nominations Open March 1

Four prizes will be awarded at SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE21). The James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing is awarded every four years, and CSE21 is the first time it will be awarded at CSE. We will also award the SIAM/ACM Prize in CSE along with SIAG/CSE Best Paper Prize and SIAG/CSE Early Career Prize.
 
Nominations open March 1, 2020 and will close July 31, 2020. Be sure to make your nominations early!

SIAM Will Award SIAG/UQ Early Career Prize in March

Björn Sprungk of Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg will receive the 2020 SIAM Activity Group on Uncertainty Quantification Early Career Prize. The prize will be awarded at SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ20), to be held March 24-27, 2020, at the Garching Campus of the Technical University of Munich. Learn more.

View all prizes with open nominations and learn more about prizes and awards at SIAM. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

SIAM Conferences & Events

March 24-27, 2020
SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ20)

May 5-8, 2020
SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science (MDS20)
Pre-Registration Deadline: April 7, 2020
Hotel Reservation Deadline: April 7, 2020

May 7-9, 2020
SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM20)
Pre-Registration Deadline: April 7, 2020
Hotel Reservation Deadline: April 7, 2020

May 18-22, 2020
SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science (MS20)

June 1-4, 2020
SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics (DM20)
Pre-Registration Deadline: May 4, 2020
Hotel Reservation Deadline: May 4, 2020

Donate to SIAM
blog comments powered by Disqus