SIAM News Blog
SIAM News
Print

SIAM Unwrapped – March 2016

Dear SIAM members,

The weather is heating up (!) and so is the action happening at SIAM and in our community. In this issue, we’re bringing you a plethora of ways to get involved this spring, starting with Math Awareness Month in April, and other don’t-miss opportunities like the Science video competition and chances to nominate colleagues for upcoming awards, recognitions and leadership opportunities in our community. Get involved this spring! Oh, and happy #PiDay!

Becky Kerner
Editor


Contents

Math in the News

From SIAM HQ

April is Math Awareness Month!
New Class of SIAM Fellows Coming Soon
Call for Nominations: SIAM Board, Council and Committees

Publishing News & Notes

New SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry: Submissions Open March 23
Book Buzz: Newest SIAM Titles 

SIAM Annual Meeting 2016

John von Neumann Lecturer: Donald E. Knuth
Career Fair: Send Us Your Resume
Association for Women in Mathematics Workshop
Workshop Celebrating Diversity

Conference Updates

SIAM Conference Registrations, Submissions & Deadlines

M3 Challenge

High School Students Model New Approaches to Mobility, Driving Technologies

PRIZES

Nominations Open for 2017 JPBM Communications Award
Make Your Nominations: Upcoming Prize Deadlines


MATH IN THE NEWS


FROM SIAM HQ

April is Math Awareness Month!

The 2016 theme for Math Awareness Month is the Future of Prediction. This is the time of year when people throughout the country, and even the world, learn about the importance of the mathematical sciences on society, and that math plays a vital part in everyday life. Help spread the world. Learn more and download the poster at www.mathaware.org/mam/2016/.

New Class of SIAM Fellows Coming Soon

Thank you for sending us YOUR nominations for the newest class of SIAM Fellows! Each year, the SIAM Fellows Program helps raise the visibility of the mathematical sciences by honoring outstanding individuals in the field based on distinguished research contributions and service to the community.

The 2016 Class of SIAM Fellows will be announced on March 31 and recognized at the 2016 SIAM Annual Meeting (AN16), to be held July 11-15 in Boston. Learn more about the SIAM Fellows Program.

Call for Nominations: SIAM Board, Council and Committees 

SIAM needs your help! Our Nomination Committee and Committee on Committees and Appointments (CCA) are about to start the process of nominating new members for the SIAM Board, Council and committees. The vitality of SIAM depends on its leadership from members like you! Please consider taking a moment to let us know who you think would make a great leader.

Suggest a member for SIAM Board or Council
Suggest a member for a SIAM committee


PUBLISHING NEWS & NOTES

New SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry: Submissions Open March 23 

Our newest journal – SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry (SIAGA) – begins taking submissions March 23.

As of that date, authors can visit the journal webpage to find the link to submit articles. SIAGA will publish research articles on the development or the application of algebraic, geometric, and topological methods. The connection to applications will be strong and must be clearly established. Authors are encouraged to read the Call for Papers as well as SIAGA’s Editorial Policy.

The journal is under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief Bernd Sturmfels of the University of California, Berkeley.

Book Buzz: Newest SIAM Titles

Don’t miss out on our three newest books! Get complete information on all new and upcoming titles on the official SIAM bookstore page. Bonus: SIAM membership means you save 30% on every SIAM book you buy!

Now available:


SIAM ANNUAL MEETING 2016

AN16 will be held July 11-15, 2016 in Boston, MA, in parallel with our Life Sciences meeting (LS16). Will you join us? Get all the details on AN16.

John von Neumann Lecturer: Donald E. Knuth

We are pleased to announce Donald E. Knuth will deliver The John von Neumann Lecture at AN16. The John von Neumann Lecture, SIAM’s flagship lecture, is awarded for outstanding and distinguished contributions to the field of applied mathematical sciences and for the effective communication of these ideas to the community.

Knuth is Fletcher Jones Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus, at Stanford University and is awarded the prize in recognition of his transformative contributions to mathematics and computer science. He founded the field of analysis of algorithms and gave it a rigorous mathematical footing. He is renowned for his TeX and Metafont typesetting software and for his ongoing “The Art of Computer Programming” book series. He is a brilliant communicator at all levels. Learn more about the John von Neumann Lecture.

Career Fair: Send Us Your Resume

As a pre-registered attendee for AN16, you may be interested in the Career Fair sessions on Monday, July 11, 2016. Job seekers are requested to submit resumes to marketing@siam.org (using subject line “AN16 Career Fair Resume – LAST NAME”) through July 1, 2016 so they can be provided to participating employers in advance. See complete resume preparation requirements at The Career Fair at SIAM Conferences: A Guide.

The fair will feature representatives from employers in industry and government who will be prepared to discuss opportunities for internships, postdoctoral appointments, and full-time jobs. Check out the growing list of employers participating.

Association for Women in Mathematics Workshop

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) will hold a Workshop for Women Graduate Students and Recent PhDs in conjunction with AN16.  This will include the AWM-SIAM Kovalevsky Prize Lecture by Lisa Fauci, Tulane University, Biofluids of reproduction: oscillators, viscoelastic networks and sticky situations, as well as research talks by recent PhDs and a career panel addressing the challenges facing female scientists and mathematicians.

All registered attendees of the Annual Meeting are invited to attend the AWM Workshop technical sessions. Visit the AN16 workshop page for more information as it becomes available.

Workshop Celebrating Diversity

We’re excited to once again host the Workshop Celebrating Diversity at AN16. This annual event provides a chance for students to listen to technical talks presented by minority graduate students and early career speakers.  The sessions cover a diverse range of fields that include applications to biology, stochastic processes, and complex models.

All registered attendees of the Annual Meeting are invited to attend the Workshop Celebrating Diversity sessions. Visit the AN16 website for more information as it becomes available.


CONFERENCE UPDATES

SIAM Conference Registrations, Submissions & Deadlines

SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ16), April 5-8, 2016, Lausanne, Switzerland
Online registration deadline: March 31, 2016, midnight PST
Register Now

SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing (PP16), April 12-15, 2016, Paris, France
Online registration deadline: March 27, 2016 midnight CET
Register Now

SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science (MS16), May 8-12, 2016, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Online Pre-registration Deadline: April 11, 2016
Register Now
Hotel Reservation Deadline: Monday, April 11, 2016
Hotel information
Child Care Grant application deadline: March 18, 2016
Apply for Child Care Grant

SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS16), May 23-26, 2016, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Hotel Reservation Deadline: April 25, 2016
Hotel information
Child Care Grant application deadline: March 23, 2016
Apply for Child Care Grant

SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics (DM16), June 6-10, 2016, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
University Housing Reservation Deadline: May 20, 2016
Hotel Reservation Deadline: Dates vary by hotel; refer to Hotel Information web site for dates.
University Housing and Hotel Information
Child Care Grant Application Deadline: April 6, 2016
Apply for Child Care Grant

SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences (LS16), July 11-14, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Hotel Reservation Deadline: June 13, 2016
Hotel Information
Child Care Grant Application Deadline: May 2, 2016
Apply for Child Care Grant

SIAM Annual Meeting (AN16), July 11-15, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Hotel Reservation Deadline: June 13, 2016
Hotel Information
Child Care Grant Application Deadline: May 2, 2016
Apply for Child Care Grant

SIAM Workshop on Network Science (NS16), July 15-16, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Hotel Reservation Deadline: June 13, 2016
Hotel Information
Child Care Grant Application Deadline: May 2, 2016
Apply for Child Care Grant

SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures (NWCS16), August 8-11, 2016, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Hotel Reservation Deadline: July 11, 2016

Hotel Information
Child Care Grant Application Deadline: June 8, 2016
Apply for Child Care Grant

SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE16), September 30-October 2, 2016, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Deadline for minisymposia proposals EXTENDED: March 30, 2016
Deadline for contributed lecture, poster and minisymposium presentation abstracts: March 30, 2016
Submit Now
Student and Early-Career Travel Award Deadline: March 18, 2016
Apply for Support 

SIAM Conference on Applied Mathematics Education (ED16) September 30-October 2, 2016, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Deadline for minisymposia proposals EXTENDED: March 30,2016
Deadline for contributed lecture, poster and minisymposium presentation abstracts: March 30, 2016
Submit Now
Student and Early-Career Travel Award Deadline: March 18, 2016
Apply for Support 

SIAM Workshop on Combinatorial Scientific Computing (CSC16), October 10-12, 2016, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Submission Deadline: May 2, 2016
Submit Now

SIAM Conference on Financial Mathematics and Engineering (FM16), November 17-19, 2016, Austin, Texas, USA
Deadline for minisymposium proposal submissions: April 18, 2016
Deadline for contributed lecture, poster and minisymposium abstracts: May 16, 2016
Submit Now

Check out the SIAM Conference Calendar for a full list of SIAM meetings and those sponsored by SIAM.


M3 CHALLENGE

High School Students Model New Approaches to Mobility, Driving Technologies

During the M3 Challenge weekend in late February, 1,100 teams of students from throughout the US spent 14 hours gathering and evaluating data on the rapidly-changing landscape of the automotive industry, in which automakers are providing the transportation options of the future, including self-driving cars and vehicles that run entirely on alternative fuel or renewable energy. Read the full 2016 M3 Challenge problem statement.


PRIZES

Nominations Open for 2017 JPBM Communications Award

The call for nominations is now open for the 2017 JPBM Communications Award! As part of the selection committee for this award, we want to hear who you would like to recognize. The JPBM Communications Award is given each year to reward and encourage communicators who, on a sustained basis, bring mathematical ideas and information to nonmathematical audiences. Nominations are due by March 31, 2016. Learn more and submit your nomination now. 

Make Your Nominations: Upcoming Prize Deadline

Don’t forget to nominate the colleagues (or classmates) who inspire you and deserve to be recognized by the SIAM prize program in 2016, and keep an eye out for more prize announcements in coming months!

SIAG/FME Early Career Prize – Deadline: March 15, 2016

Check out the complete call for nominations list.

blog comments powered by Disqus