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SIAM Unwrapped - January 2017

January 9, 2017

SIAM members,

Welcome to 2017! With the New Year comes some important deadlines at SIAM, starting with pre-registration for the upcoming SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE17). The conference will be held in Atlanta, GA, USA starting in the end of February, and pre-registration closes January 17. Learn more about upcoming deadlines (and some extensions too!) in this issue of Unwrapped.

Becky Kerner
Editor


Contents:

MATH IN THE NEWS

FROM SIAM HQ

New: SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry
2017 Brings Changes in SIAM Leadership
Deliberations Begin to Select 2017 SIAM Fellows
Upcoming Deadlines: Gene Golub Summer School 

PUBLISHING NEWS & NOTES

Welcome New Journal EICs: Dan Kral & Des Higham
Hot Off the Press: Two New Books                              

FEATURED VIDEO

What is Math Modeling? Video Series Part 3: Making Assumptions

CONFERENCE UPDATES

Submission Deadlines Extended: CT17, AN17, & GD17
CSE17: Pre-register Before January 17
SIAM Conference Registrations, Submissions & Deadlines

PRIZES & AWARDS

Faculty: Nominate Your Students




MATH IN THE NEWS

FROM SIAM HQ

New: SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry

The past decade has seen an explosion of applications of algebra, geometry, and topology to the real world. As such, the SIAM community has voiced a need for a research journal to cover the emerging area of applied algebra and geometry, and we’ve responded. Newly launched and beginning to publish in February, the SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry, led by Bernd Sturmfels as Editor-in-Chief, will showcase world-class researchers and their groundbreaking work in the field. Learn more about this growing field and new SIAM journal in our brand new animation! Watch now.

2017 Brings Changes in SIAM Leadership

As we head into 2017, we would like to recognize and thank some special SIAM leaders who will be hanging up their hats in the New Year, and in some cases, just getting started. As Nicholas Higham begins his time as our incoming President, we thank Pam Cook for her two years of impactful leadership in this role, and look forward to her continued insight as acting Past-President. We also bid adieu to VP of Industry Thomas Grandine following his three-term tenure and welcome aboard Amr El-Bakry. Learn more about how these impressive individuals have been involved in SIAM, what they’ve accomplished, and their plans for the future. And don’t forget to welcome the newest officers for several of our activity groups, whose terms began January 1st. Thank you to our outgoing activity group officers!

Deliberations Begin to Select 2017 SIAM Fellows 

Nominations for the new class of SIAM Fellows closed on November 7. The Fellows Selection Committee will select up to 28 nominations from the pool of 154 (which includes 56 new nominations and 98 rollovers). The committee will deliberate early in 2017, and the new class will be announced on March 31. Learn more about our Fellows Program and stay tuned!

Upcoming Deadlines: Gene Golub Summer School

Time in running out! The 2017 Gene Golub SIAM Summer School (GGSSS), being held at the Akademie Berlin- Schmöckwitz in Germany, is accepting applications until February 1, 2017. Interested? Apply now. In addition, you can help organize the 2018 GGSSS! Proposals are currently being solicited and Letters of Intent are due January 31, 2017. Learn more about both of these opportunities now. 

PUBLISHING NEWS & NOTES

Welcome New Journal EICs: Dan Kral & Des Higham 

SIAM journals have welcomed two new Editors-in-Chief as of the New Year. At the SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics (SIDMA), Dan Kral, of the Mathematics Institute and Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick, takes over for David Williamson, who has headed the journal since 2012. Tim Kelley steps down after two terms as SIAM Review’s (SIREV) Editor-in-Chief and Des Higham, professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Strathclyde, takes the reins. Learn more about Dan and Des in SIAM News.

Hot Off the Press: Two New Books

Barriers and Transport in Unsteady Flows: A Melnikov Approach
Sanjeeva Balasuriya

Barriers and Transport in Unsteady Flows: A Melnikov Approach provides an extensive introduction and bibliography, specifically elucidating the difficulties arising when flows are unsteady and highlighting relevance in geophysics and microfluidics; careful and rigorous development of the mathematical theory of unsteady flow barriers within the context of nonautonomous stable and unstable manifolds, richly complemented with examples; and chapters on exciting new research in the control of flow barriers and the optimization of transport across them. Learn more.

Data Assimilation: Methods, Algorithms, and Applications
Mark Asch, Marc Bocquet, Maëlle Nodet

Data assimilation is an approach that combines observations and model output, with the objective of improving the latter. This book places data assimilation into the broader context of inverse problems and the theory, methods, and algorithms that are used for their solution. It provides a framework for, and insight into, the inverse problem nature of data assimilation, emphasizing “why” and not just “how.” Methods and diagnostics are emphasized, enabling readers to readily apply them to their own field of study. Learn more.

FEATURED VIDEO

What is Math Modeling? Video Series Part 3: Making Assumptions

Have you seen our recently-released seven-part video series introducing math modeling and diving into the specific components of this process? After defining the problem statement, modelers must make assumptions to reduce the number of factors affecting the model. This episode brings us one step closer to building an effective model, and is the third segment in this new math modeling video series. Watch this video to learn more and please remember to share these resources with your colleagues!

CONFERENCE UPDATES

Submission Deadlines Extended: CT17, AN17, & GD17

We know it’s a busy time of year. That’s why we’ve decided to give you a little extra time to get submissions in for some upcoming conferences – CT17, AN17, and GD17. These conferences will be held jointly this July in Pittsburgh, PA.

SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT17):
Minisymposia submission deadline now January 18, 2017
Submit now.

SIAM Annual Meeting (AN17):
Minisymposia submission deadline now January 25, 2017
Submit now.

SIAM Conference on Industrial and Applied Geometry (GD17):
Minisymposia submission deadline now February 1, 2017
Submit 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

Faculty: Nominate Your Students

Calling all faculty advisors- it’s that time of year! Has your student recently submitted a paper for publication? If so, consider submitting it for the 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 fellow advisors 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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