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SIAM Unwrapped - January 2018

January 8, 2018

In This Issue

Math in the News


  • Congratulations & Thank You, Christiane Rousseau
  • Forthcoming Changes to SIAM's Online Portal
  • VIDEOS: PICMath Prepares for Industrial Careers

Publishing News & Notes

  • Hot Off the Press: New SIAM Books

Featured SIAM Video

  • Resources: How to Best Prep for M3 Challenge

Conference Updates

  • Deadlines Extended: Upcoming 2018 Meetings
  • Get Involved: Gene Golub SIAM Summer School
  • Conference Registrations, Submissions, & Deadlines

Prizes & Awards

  • Spotlight: Emmanuel Candès
  • Students: Your Paper Prize Awaits You!
Math in the News
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Congratulations & Thank You, Christiane Rousseau

Christiane Rousseau, Université de Montréal, will receive the inaugural Bertrand Russell Prize of the American Mathematical Society this week at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, in recognition of her many contributions furthering human values and the common good through mathematics. Further showing her dedication to the profession, she will be gifting the prize money to SIAM as a donation. Thank you for your generosity, Christiane, and congratulations on this honor! Learn more about supporting SIAM.

Forthcoming Changes to SIAM's Online Portal

This winter, SIAM will be upgrading our website; currently, this portal provides SIAM membership renewals and sign-ups, subscriptions, conference registration, donations, and general management of your SIAM account. The new site represents a significant improvement to the underlying technology, offering a design that is faster, more flexible, and provides better support for mobile devices. Improvements to a new online bookstore will follow in months to come, too. Keep an eye out and stay tuned!

VIDEOS: PICMath Prepares for Industrial Careers

Preparation for Industrial Careers in Mathematical Sciences – or PICMath – is a program designed to get mathematical sciences students and their faculty working on real-world applied math problems and to get students ready for a career where they can put those skills to good use. Visit and watch the short case study videos to see how industry professionals are innovatively applying their mathematical knowledge in their careers.

Publishing News & Notes
New SIAM books

Hot Off the Press: New SIAM Books

Fundamentals of Numerical Computation
Tobin Driscoll and Richard Braun

Fundamentals of Numerical Computation is an advanced undergraduate-level introduction to the mathematics and use of algorithms for the fundamental problems of numerical computation: linear algebra, finding roots, approximating data and functions, and solving differential equations. The book is organized with simpler methods in the first half and more advanced methods in the second half, allowing use for either a single course or a sequence of two courses. The authors take readers from basic to advanced methods, illustrating them with over 200 self-contained MATLAB functions and examples designed for those with no prior MATLAB experience. Although the text provides many examples, exercises, and illustrations, the aim of the authors is not to provide a cookbook per se, but rather an exploration of the principles of cooking. Learn more.

Exploring ODEs
Lloyd N. Trefethen, Ásgeir Birkisson, Tobin A. Driscoll

Exploring ODEs is a textbook of ordinary differential equations for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, scientists, and engineers. It is unlike other books in this field in that each concept is illustrated numerically via a few lines of Chebfun code. There are about 400 computer-generated figures in all, and Appendix B presents 100 more examples as templates for further exploration. Learn more.

Elementary Numerical Analysis: An Algorithmic Approach
S. D. Conte and Carl de Boor

This book provides a thorough and careful introduction to the theory and practice of scientific computing at an elementary, yet rigorous, level, from theory via examples and algorithms to computer programs. The intended audience is upper-division undergraduates in engineering, mathematics, and the sciences, including computer science. The book has served well as a text book. The original FORTRAN programs have been rewritten in MATLAB and now appear in a new appendix and online, offering a modernized version of this classic reference for basic numerical algorithms. Learn more.

Computing Highly Oscillatory Integrals
Alfredo Deaño, Daan Huybrechs, Arieh Iserles

Highly oscillatory phenomena range across numerous areas in science and engineering and their computation represents a difficult challenge. A case in point is integrals of rapidly oscillating functions in one or more variables. The quadrature of such integrals has been historically considered very demanding. Research in the past 15 years (in which the authors played a major role) resulted in a range of very effective and affordable algorithms for highly oscillatory quadrature. This is the only monograph bringing together the new body of ideas in this area in its entirety. Learn more.

Featured SIAM Video
How to Best Prep for the M3 Challenge

Resources: How to Best Prep for M3 Challenge

Registration for the 2018 MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge is officially open. Math modeling is a process that uses math to represent, analyze, make predictions, or otherwise provide insight into real-world phenomena. Check out these free resources and help get your students prepped to participate in this national modeling competition for juniors and seniors in high school. Registration closes February 23. Watch this short animation to learn more!

Conference Updates
SIAM AN18 speakers

Deadlines Extended: Upcoming 2018 Meetings

We just started 2018, but it's not too soon to be thinking about this summer's meetings! Remember, these deadlines are midnight Eastern Time (EST).

SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science
Contributed Lecture, Poster, and Minisymposium Presentation Abstracts: January 18, 2018

SIAM Annual Meeting 2018
Minisymposium proposal submissions: Deadline Extended to January 22, 2018
Contributed Lecture, Poster, and Minisymposium Presentation Abstracts: January 31, 2018

SIAM Conference on Applied Mathematics Education
Minisymposium proposal submissions: Deadline Extended to January 24, 2018
Contributed Lecture, Poster, and Minisymposium Presentation Abstracts: January 31, 2018

Get Involved: Gene Golub SIAM Summer School

2018 Call for Applications
Applications to attend the 2018 Gene Golub SIAM Summer School are now being accepted. The 2018 G2S3 is happening June 17-30, 2018, in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA, and aims to introduce graduate students to the mathematical and computational aspects of inverse problems. Applications to attend are being accepted now through February 1.

2019 Call for Proposals
Interested in helping organize a Gene Golub SIAM Summer School? Proposals for organizing the 2019 G2S3 are also currently being accepted. Letters of intent to organize next year’s school are due January 31, 2018.

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

Spotlight: Emmanuel Candès

Congratulations to Emmanuel Candès of Stanford University, who received the SIAM 2017 Ralph E. Kleinman Prize at the most recent SIAM Annual Meeting. This prize is awarded for outstanding research, or other contributions, that bridge the gap between mathematics and applications. Learn more and see how Emmanuel answered our questions about his research!

Students: Your Paper Prize Awaits You!

Calling all students! 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 advisor to support you by making a nomination.

Up to three awards will be given at the SIAM Annual Meeting this summer in Portland, Oregon. Nomination deadline is February 15, 2018. Learn more about requirements and nominations and share this information with your advisor 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

January 7-8, 2018
Algorithm Engineering and Experiments (ALENEX18)

January 7-10, 2018
ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA18)

January 8-9, 2018
Analytic Algorithmics and Combinatorics (ANALCO18)

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

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

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