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SIAM Unwrapped - May 2024

May 13, 2024

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May 2024
   From SIAM HQ
SIAM Community Remembers and Pays Tribute to Nick Higham
Nick Higham
In January 2024, the SIAM community suffered a major loss with the passing of former SIAM president Nicholas J. Higham. Read about Nick's legacy in an obituary and a tribute from colleagues and SIAM staff. 
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Join us in celebrating the contributions members of these groups have made to applied mathematics and computational and data science. Learn more about SIAM members being highlighted this month.
Massachusetts Students Win Top Prize in MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge
M3 Challenge Winners
A team of 11th and 12th graders from Phillips Academy in Andover, MA took home top honors and $20,000 in M3 Challenge last month. More than $100,000 in scholarships was awarded. Learn more.
Apply Now for SIAM Quantum Intersections Convening
Quantum Convening
This in-person, three-day interactive workshop will bring quantum-curious mathematical scientists together with experts in quantum science to foster and increase involvement and visibility of mathematical scientists in quantum science research. Learn more and apply.
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   Publishing News & Notes
Set-Valued, Convex, and Nonsmooth Analysis in Dynamics and Control: An Introduction 
This book by by Rafal K. Goebel serves as a broad introduction to analytical tools in these fields and to their applications in dynamical and control systems and is the first to cover these topics with this scope and at this level. Learn more.
Algorithmic Mathematics in Machine Learning by Bastian Bohn, Jochen Garcke, and Michael Griebel
This unique book explores several well-known machine learning and data analysis algorithms from a mathematical and programming perspective. Learn more.
   Math in the News
   Conference & Program Updates
Save the Date for AN24 and Co-located Conferences
The 2024 SIAM Annual Meeting and co-located conferences on Discrete Mathematics (DM24) and Applied Mathematics Education (ED24) are being held July 8–12 in Spokane, WA. An online component will take place July 18–20. Learn more.
Congratulations to the 2024 SIAM Postdoctoral Support Program Recipients
MPI Workshop
Four new researchers will receive funding through the SIAM Postdoctoral Support Program. They will each engage in research collaboration with an established mentor in the SIAM community. Learn more.
Sponsor or Exhibit at the Upcoming SIAM Annual Meeting
Exhibitor or Sponsor
Connect with experts in applied mathematics and computational and data science as a sponsor or exhibitor at SIAM’s Annual Meeting, taking place July 8–12, 2024. Submit a sponsorship form today to learn more.
Don't Miss Student Days at the SIAM Annual Meeting in Spokane, Washington
Student Days
There are many programs and events for students at the SIAM Annual Meeting, including Student Days orientation and welcome reception, industry lightning talks, career panel, poster sessions, and much more. Learn more.
   Featured SIAM Video
M3 Challenge 2024 Final Event Sizzler
M3 Challenge Final Event Sizzler
The top nine teams in this year's MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge traveled to New York City on April 29 to present their findings to a panel of judges and answer their questions. The presentations were followed by an awards ceremony where the final team rankings were announced and team awards were presented. View highlights of the event and learn more about M3 Challenge.

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   Prizes & Awards
Congratulations to the Prize Recipients Being Recognized at LA24 and IS24
Prize Spotlight
We are pleased to recognize seven members of the SIAM community who will receive awards in May at SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra and SIAM Conference on Imaging Science. Learn more about the prize recipients.
2025 Prizes and Awards Now Open for Nominations
Prize Deadline Calendar
SIAM is accepting nominations for major awards and activity group prizes. If you know a colleague who deserves to be recognized for their achievements, honor their work with a nomination! Learn more.
Newly Established SIAM Industry Prize Is Accepting Nominations
Industry Prize
Established in 2023, the prize recognizes an individual researcher or team who has had outstanding contributions to the effective application of mathematical sciences to industry. Nominations close October 15. Learn more.
Nominations Being Accepted for Inaugural Jerald L. Ericksen Prize
Ericksen Prize
Established in 2021, the prize is awarded every five years for the original formulation of a mathematical theory of a significant scientific or engineering problem. It will first be awarded at the 2025 SIAM Annual Meeting. Learn more.
Upcoming Conferences & Deadlines
SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra (LA24)
Paris, France | May 13 – 17, 2024
SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science (MS24)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | May 19 – 23, 2024
SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS24)
Atlanta, Georgia | May 28 – 31, 2024
SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences (LS24)
Portland, Oregon | June 10 – 13, 2024
Hotel Reservation and Early Registration Deadline: May 13, 2024
SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE24)
Portland, Oregon | June 10 – 12, 2024
Hotel Reservation and Early Registration Deadline: May 13, 2024
SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures (NWCS24)
Baltimore, Maryland | June 24 – 27, 2024
Hotel Reservation and Early Registration Deadline: May 28, 2024
SIAM Annual Meeting with Online Component (AN24) 
Spokane, Washington | July 8 – 12, 2024
Online Component | July 18 – 20, 2024
Hotel Reservation and Early Registration Deadline: June 10, 2024
SIAM Conference on Applied Mathematics Education (ED24)
Spokane, Washington | July 8 – 9, 2024
Hotel Reservation and Early Registration Deadline: June 10, 2024
SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics (DM24)
Spokane, Washington | July 8 – 11, 2024
Hotel Reservation and Early Registration Deadline: June 10, 2024
SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science (MDS24)
Atlanta, Georgia | October 21 – 25, 2024
SIAM Student and Early Career Travel Award Application Deadline: July 22, 2024

Monitor the SIAM website for up-to-date plans for upcoming conferences.

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