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SIAM Unwrapped - January 2021

January 11, 2021

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January 2021
   From SIAM HQ
New Activity Group Officers Start Jan. 1
Register a Team for M3 Challenge by Feb. 19
Activity Group Officers

New officers for several SIAM Activity Groups began their terms on January 1, 2021 and will serve through the end of 2022. Thank you to all our outgoing activity group officers! Learn more

M3 Challenge Registration

High school and sixth form student teams in the U.S., England, and Wales can win a share of $100,000 (£75,000+) in scholarships using math modeling. Register a team by Feb. 19 or learn more

Students and Early Career Researchers: Apply for Conference Registration Waivers
Two Funding Opportunities Available from the National Science Foundation (NSF)
Travel Support

Travel Awards for all 2021 SIAM conferences will be in the form of registration waivers. Students and early career researchers are encouraged to apply today.

NSF Funding Opportunities

Opportunities include Smart Health and Biomedical Research in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Data Science (SCH) and National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT). Learn more.

   Publishing News & Notes
New Book: The Classical Moment Problem and Some Related Questions in Analysis by N.I. Akhiezer  
New Book: Nonnegative Matrix Factorization by Nicolas Gillis 
The Classical Moment Problem and Some Related Questions in Analysis

This book presents a unified treatment of the development of the classical moment problem from the late 19th century to the middle of the 20th century. Read more.

Nonnegative Matrix Factorization

This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the most important aspects of the NMF problem and is the first to detail its theoretical aspects. Read more.

   Math in the News
   Conference Updates
Get Ready for the SIAM Virtual Career Fair Taking Place March 3 at CSE21
SIAM Hosts First Virtual Conferences of 2021
SIAM Virtual Career Fair on March 3

Polish your résumé for SIAM's upcoming virtual career fair to meet with employers such as MathWorks, Argonne National Labs, and more. Job seekers and employers, learn more here.


We’ve seen nearly 500 attendees at virtual SODA21 and its associated conferences, which continue through January 13. Registrants can log in to the conference platform to watch videos of talks for the next month.

Upcoming Conferences & Deadlines
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
SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra (Virtual)
May 17–21, 2021
Pre-Registration Deadline: April 19, 2021
SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science (Virtual)
May 17–28, 2021
Registration Deadline: May 9, 2021
SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems (Virtual)
May 23–27, 2021
Pre-Registration Deadline: April 26, 2021
   Featured SIAM Video
SIAM YouTube Features Activity Group on FME Virtual Talks
FME Webinar Series
Watch early career talks from Dena Firoozi and Sveinn Olafsson, part of the SIAG/FME virtual seminar series that aims to host a diverse lineup of prominent speakers presenting the latest developments in financial mathematics and engineering. Many activity groups have started virtual seminars—visit SIAM’s YouTube for the full collection. 

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   Prizes & Awards
Gunther Uhlmann Awarded 2021 AMS-SIAM Birkhoff Prize
Chi-Wang Shu is SIAM's 2021 John von Neumann Prize Recipient
Gunther Uhlmann

The 2021 AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics was awarded to Gunther Uhlmann for his outstanding contribution to applied mathematics. Read more.

Chi-Wang Shu

Chi-Wang Shu, Brown University, is the recipient of SIAM's highest honor. He will deliver the prize's flagship lecture at the 2021 SIAM Annual Meeting. Learn more.

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