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SIAM Unwrapped - March 2019

March 11, 2019

In This Issue

Math in the News

From SIAM HQ

  • March is Women's History Month
  • 23rd Annual Meeting of the SIAM UK and Republic of Ireland Section
  • Resource: GAIMME, Second Edition
  • Thousands of High School Students Solve M3 Challenge Problem About Substance Abuse 
  • Mathematical Frontiers Webinar Dates and Topics Posted

Publishing News & Notes

  • Books Hot Off the Press
  • Data Science Journal Now Publishing

Featured SIAM Video

  • Math in Our Lives Series: SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing

Conference Updates

  • CSE19 Wrap-Up
  • ICIAM 2019 Earlybird Registration Closes March 13
  • GS19 Begins Today!
  • Inclusiveness at SIAM
  • Conference Registrations, Submissions, & Deadlines

Prizes & Awards

  • Nominations Open for Select 2020 Prizes
Math in the News
From SIAM HQ

March is Women's History Month

Proud to honor our female leaders this month! During the recent Joint Mathematics Meetings, four of these rock stars snapped a photo: Jill Pipher, American Mathematical Society President; Marsha Berger, 2019 AMS-SIAM Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics recipient; Suzanne Weekes, 2019 Association for Women in Mathematics M. Gweneth Humphreys Award For Mentorship of Undergraduate Women in Mathematics recipient; and Lisa Fauci, SIAM President. What an inspiring group of women. #WomensHistoryMonth

23rd Annual Meeting of the SIAM UK and Republic of Ireland Section

Congratulations to one of SIAM's most active sections! The SIAM UK and Republic of Ireland Section held their 23rd annual meeting in January at the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford, where the section hosted approximately 90 participants. SIAM President Lisa Fauci was an invited speaker, along with many other SIAM leaders. What an incredible event! Learn more.

Resource: GAIMME, Second Edition

A partnership between SIAM and COMAP, Guidelines for Assessment & Instruction in Mathematical Modeling Education (GAIMME) enables the modeling process to be understood as part of STEM studies and research, and taught as a basic tool for problem solving and logical thinking. GAIMME helps define core competencies to include in student experiences, and provides direction to enhance math modeling education at all levels. Written and reviewed by a mix of professionals to present various levels and perspectives, GAIMME includes example problems and solutions, levels of sophistication, discussion of teacher implementation, and suggestions for assessment. The second edition, just published in 2019, includes changes primarily to the Early and Middle Grades (K–8) chapter.
 
The 232-page GAIMME report is freely downloadable from SIAM and print copies are available for $20 at the SIAM Bookstore.

Thousands of High School Students Solve M3 Challenge Problem About Substance Abuse 

The use and abuse of opioids and other substances such as nicotine, marijuana, and alcohol, take a toll on our health care and criminal justice systems, our family life and workplace, and many other areas of society. Understanding how substance abuse spreads and why it affects some individuals more than others are important factors in controlling and restricting the consumption of these and other substances, but how do we determine this? That’s the problem 877 teams comprised of nearly 4,000 students examined the weekend of March 1 while competing for $100,000 in scholarships in our MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge. Learn more.

Mathematical Frontiers Webinar Dates and Topics Posted

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics (BMSA) Mathematical Frontiers webinar series dates and topics are now posted for 2019! Register and join the discussion on exciting and upcoming mathematics research across an array of topics. Check out the Mathematics of Privacy webinar tomorrow, March 12, where Professors Kamalika Chaudhuri and Katrina Ligett will discuss mathematical approaches to protecting individual privacy and confidentiality, and how these methods work in practice. Learn more.

 
Publishing News & Notes

Books Hot Off the Press

This book introduces methods for adding parallelism to numerical methods for solving differential equations. It contains exercises and programming projects that facilitate learning as well as examples and discussions based on the C programming language, with additional comments for those already familiar with C++. Based on a course developed by the author, the text provides an overview of concepts and algorithmic techniques for modern scientific computing and is divided into six self-contained parts that can be assembled in any order to create an introductory course using available computer hardware. Learn more.

Data Science Journal Now Publishing

We are excited to announce the launch of our latest journal, SIAM Journal on Mathematics of Data Science (SIMODS), which began publishing February 12! The journal advances mathematical, statistical, and computational methods in the context of data and information sciences. Articles are available for free during the initial promotion through 2019. Learn more.

P.S. Don't forget about the NSF Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) grant! The letter of intent deadline is March 25, 2019. Learn more.
Featured SIAM Video

Math in Our Lives Series: SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing

How can math affect climate change, functionality of automobiles, or cancer treatment? These are topics of recent SIAM journal articles, and addressed in our NEW video series - Math in our Lives! We'll be releasing one video each month through July 2019. Watch this video to find out how math can help us learn more about rising sea levels, performance and efficiency of cars, and effectiveness of cancer treatment. Stay tuned for more series videos! Watch the video.

Don't forget to subscribe to SIAM's YouTube channel so you see more of our content, more easily. 

Conference Updates

CSE19 Wrap-Up

With just under 2,000 registered attendees, the 2019 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE19), which happened February 25 to March 1 in Spokane, WA, was SIAM’s biggest conference to date! The CSE conference and activity group continue their strong growth, demonstrating the increasing importance of scientific computation in academic and industrial research. Read recaps of select sessions from CSE19 on SIAM News and check out photos from the conference on Facebook!

Lectures and Videos 
Did you miss going to CSE19 or find that there were too many talks to choose from?  Did you also miss the live streamed video of invited and prize talks? Presentations from select sessions will be available soon! Visit here to check them out. And while you are there, also check out the lectures from some of our other meetings including those from prior years.

ICIAM 2019 Earlybird Registration Closes March 13

Early bird registration for ICIAM 2019 Valencia has been extended to this Wednesday, March 13! Learn more and register now. 

GS19 Begins Today!

The 2019 SIAM Conference on Mathematical & Computational Issues in the Geosciences (GS19) will be taking place in Houston, TX from March 11-14. If you’re there already, don’t forget to check out the posters during Tuesday’s coffee breaks and the Career Panel Wednesday evening, in addition to the six plenary and two prize talks. Printed programs will be available for those who requested them when registering (for now!), but the online program and TripBuilder app are the best way to see updates.
 
If you can’t make it this year, you’ll be able to find select sessions recorded and made available for streaming soon after GS19 ends! Visit here to check them out.

Inclusiveness at SIAM

SIAM is dedicated to providing an inclusive climate for all who wish to participate in our activities, regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, disabilities, veteran status, field of expertise, or any other reason not related to scientific merit. As such, we have partnered with NAVEX Global to provide an online portal that anybody who experiences or observes a violation of our Statement on Inclusiveness at this week's GS19 or at any other SIAM conference or event can use to report the incident, anonymously if they so choose. Learn more.

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

Open for Nominations: Four 2020 Activity Group Prizes

We’re excited to open nominations for 2020 prizes! We’ll award three SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing prizes at the SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing (PP20) and the SIAG/UQ Early Career Prize at the SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ20). Nominate your colleagues! The deadline is July 31, 2019.
 
SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing Best Paper Prize
SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing Career Prize
SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing Early Career Prize
SIAM Activity Group on Uncertainty Quantification Early Career Prize
 
View all prizes with open nominations and learn more about prizes and awards at SIAM. Contact us at prizeadmin@siam.org with any questions.
 

 

SIAM Conferences & Events

March 11-14, 2019
SIAM Conference on Mathematical & Computational Issues in the Geosciences (GS19)

May 2-4, 2019
SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM19)

May 19-23, 2019
SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems (DS19)

May 22-23, 2019
SIAM Workshop on Network Science (NS19)

June 4-7, 2019
SIAM Conference on Financial Mathematics & Engineering (FM19)

June 17-19, 2019
SIAM Conference on Computational Geometric Design (GD19)

June 19-21, 2019
SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT19)

 
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