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SIAM Unwrapped - July 2017

July 10, 2017

SIAM members,

SIAM Annual Meeting 2017 has officially begun! Sessions continue through Friday, and through Wednesday for the SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT17) and the SIAM Conference on Industrial and Applied Geometry (GD17) – happening in conjunction with AN17. Don’t forget to post anecdotes from the meetings on social media and tag #SIAMAN17, and check out the “top 10” blog post as a refresher on what not to miss. 

Catch you this week!  

Becky Kerner
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Contents:

MATH IN THE NEWS

FROM SIAM HQ

All-Time Highs Happening at SIAM

Change on the Horizon: SIAM eCommerce

Get Involved: New Science Policy Fellowship Program

PUBLISHING NEWS & NOTES


Central Registry of Researchers Now Available
Hot Off the Press: High-Gain Observers in Nonlinear Feedback Control  

FEATURED VIDEO

See What’s in Store for This Week – Watch AN16 Sizzler

SIAM ANNUAL MEETING 2017

Highlights of the Week: What’s to Come
Thinking Ahead to Summer 2018?

SIAM Conference Registrations, Submissions & Deadlines

PRIZES & AWARDS

Prize Mania - Get in on the Fun at AN17

MATH IN THE NEWS

FROM SIAM HQ

All-Time Highs Happening at SIAM

Thanks to SIAM members, both renewed and new! As of the end of 2016, both SIAM membership and participation in our 21 Activity Groups is at an all-time high! If you have not yet, please encourage your friends, colleagues, and students to join an international, multidisciplinary community of over 14,500 applied and computational mathematicians, computer scientists, numerical analysts, engineers, statisticians, physicists, and educators

Change on the Horizon: SIAM eCommerce    

If you are a SIAM member, have a subscription to any of our publications, or have attended a SIAM meeting, then you’ve used our eCommerce website in past. In coming months, we’re making some upgrades to this suite of services! Not only will the new site have an updated look and feel and be mobile-friendly, you will see additional benefits, like automatically offering the best possible price to members, support for various promotions, and faster order processing. Learn more about this update and what’s in store. 

Get Involved: New Science Policy Fellowship Program

Get ready – we’re launching a new Science Policy Fellowship Program, giving post-doctoral fellows and early career researchers a platform to be strong advocates for federal investments in applied mathematics and computational science. Three to five fellowship recipients will be selected each year to serve two-year terms that include in-person and remote training; attending biannual SIAM Committee on Science Policy meetings in Washington, D.C.; interfacing with federal officials; and participating in an advocacy day on Capitol Hill. Be on the lookout for an email with more information regarding the fellowship and application process. While you’re waiting, learn more about the SIAM Committee on Science Policy!  

PUBLISHING NEWS & NOTES

Central Registry of Researchers Now Available

SIAM is now a member of ORCID - a central registry of researchers! This registry can be viewed as a DOI for an individual. Wherever it is used, this unique identifier then pulls together the individual’s work and professional activities from across publications, disciplines, and workplaces. The researcher controls, through his or her ORCID account, which work and activities are publicly displayed. Register for an ORCID ID, use it for login at manuscript submission or contact SIAM at journals@siam.org to add your ORCHID ID to your account.

Hot Off the Press: High-Gain Observers in Nonlinear Feedback Control

Hassan K. Khalil

For over a quarter of a century, high-gain observers have been used extensively in the design of output feedback control of nonlinear systems. This book presents a clear, unified treatment of the theory of high-gain observers and their use in feedback control. Also provided is a discussion of the separation principle for nonlinear systems; this differs from other separation results in the literature in that recovery of stability as well as performance of state feedback controllers is given. Learn more.

FEATURED VIDEO

See What’s in Store for This Week – Watch AN16 Sizzler 

It’s always fun to relive the moments from last year’s Annual Meeting in Boston, especially as we’re kicking off this year’s! Take two minutes and find out what’s in store for AN17 attendees, and why participants find these meetings so magical. Watch it.

SIAM ANNUAL MEETING 2017

Highlights of the Week: What's to Come

  • The Real-Life Hidden Figures panel, featuring Christine Darden, one of the human computers included in the book “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly, on Tuesday, July 11 at 7pm.

  • SIAM Business Meeting is Tuesday, July 11 at 6:15pm in Spirit of Pittsburgh room. Find out what’s happening at SIAM, and join us to recognize the 2017 SIAM Fellows.

  • I.E. Block Community Lecture – which is open to the public – to be given by Emily Shuckburgh, British Antarctic Survey, U.K., on Wednesday, July 12 at 6:15pm in the Spirit of Pittsburgh A, followed by a reception.

  • Student Days continue with a Student Lounge in the exhibit hall, talks and posters by Student Chapter representatives and SIAM Student Paper Prize winners, a personal meeting with the meeting’s invited speakers, and more. Check out the program for details.

  • Be the first to check out SIAM’s new website! Remember to stop by our table in the exhibit hall Monday-Wednesday to play around on our test site and give us your feedback. 

Thinking Ahead to Summer 2018?

Join us in Portland! Check out the list of invited speakers already lined up for 2018 SIAM Annual Meeting, happening July 9-13, in Portland, Oregon. Keep an eye open for our announcing the call for submissions, scheduled to be posted in September 2017.

CONFERENCE UPDATES

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

Prize Mania – Get in on the Fun at AN17

We’ll be awarding a whopping TEN major prizes this week at AN17!  Join awardees at their plenary lectures throughout the week. The John von Neumann Lecture, AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture, W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize Lecture are your chance to hear the lecturers talk about the work for which they’re being recognized. Don’t miss the Wilkinson Prize Lecture in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing which comes along every four years. We’ll also be awarding the SIAM Student Paper Prize recipients for their winning papers, and you can hear these folks present their work at a Student Day minisymposium session on Wednesday, July 12. Check the #SIAMAN17 program for details on when and where to catch these and other prize happenings this week!

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