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SIAM Unwrapped - November 2016

November 14, 2016

SIAM members,

Lots happening this month! We are always proud to see SIAM members and leaders in our community receiving accolades for the important work they do – including recent honoring of former SIAM President Mac Hyman and former SIAM Board Chair John Hopcroft. And, thanks to all who took the time to vote in the 2016 SIAM General Election and nominate a colleague as a new SIAM Fellow – more recognitions coming down the pike! Stay tuned as we tabulate results – we’ll be announcing soon. 

Becky Kerner
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Contents:

MATH IN THE NEWS

FROM SIAM HQ

Renew Your Membership for 2017
Find Your Next Job with the SIAM Job Board
Nominations for the 2017 Class of SIAM Fellows Now Closed
Apply Now: Gene Golub SIAM Summer School 2017
M3 Challenge Registration Open, Ways for Members to Get Involved 

PUBLISHING NEWS & NOTES

Hot Off the Press: Phylogeny: Discrete and Random Processes in Evolution 

FEATURED VIDEO

Instructional Modeling Video Series Part II: Defining the Problem

CONFERENCE UPDATES

Save the Date: Career Fair at CSE17
SIAM Conference Registrations, Submissions & Deadlines

PRIZES & AWARDS

New Prize: SIAG/CSE Early Career Prize




MATH IN THE NEWS

FROM SIAM HQ

Renew Your Membership for 2017

Thank you for being a member of SIAM! There’s more reason than ever to be a member of our community. With the end of year in sight, please remember to renew your membership to continue enjoying your benefits. View our 2017 renewal brochure to learn about the exciting things on tap for next year. And remember, if you are a nonstudent member, you can also nominate up to two students per year for free student memberships. Renew now.

Find Your Next Job with the SIAM Job Board

Whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time or feeling like you want to take that next step in your career, the SIAM Job Board brings you up-to-date listings in the mathematical and computational sciences and is here to help you find the position that’s right for you. Find your future job, and follow the SIAM Job Board Twitter for weekly job updates.

PS – Looking for more general career info? Visit our Careers page for professional development advice, insights on careers in the mathematical sciences, suggestions for landing internships, and tips from seasoned professionals.

Nominations for the 2017 Class of SIAM Fellows Now Closed 

Thank you to everyone who made a nomination for SIAM’s 2017 Class of Fellows! Nominations are now closed, and the Fellows Selection Committee will soon begin reviewing the submitted nominations. The names of inducted Fellows will be announced in March 2017, and new Fellows will be recognized at the Prizes and Awards Luncheon at the 2017 SIAM Annual Meeting. Stay tuned! Learn more about the SIAM Fellows Program.

Apply Now: Gene Golub SIAM Summer School 2017

The news is in! The 2017 Gene Golub SIAM Summer School (G2S3) will focus on Data Sparse Approximations and Algorithms. This year’s school is taking place May 29 – June 9, 2017, in Akademie Berlin-Schmöckwitz in Germany and being held in conjunction with the 2017 SIAM Activity Group in Linear Algebra (SIAG/LA) International Summer School on Numerical Linear Algebra. The school is intended for Master and PhD students in mathematics and related programs who would like to learn about the state-of-the-art in the area of data sparse approximations and algorithms. Interested? The application deadline is February 1, 2017. Learn more and apply now!

Resources: Audio & Slides from MPE16 and ED16 Meetings

Presentations from select sessions at the recent SIAM Conference on Applied Mathematics Education (ED16) and the Conference on Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE16) are now available online. View and listen to invited lectures, including the MPE16 Public Lecture by Molly Jahn and the ED16 invited talk by Suzanne Weekes on Connecting Outside the Ivory Tower. Also included are select minisymposia from both meetings and minitutorials from MPE16. View sessions from ED16 and MPE16 now.

M3 Challenge Registration Open, Ways for Members to Get Involved

Registration for the 2017 Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge is officially open! The Challenge is giving away big bucks this year, with $150,000 available in scholarship money. Interested in getting involved? We want to know what YOU think the subject of this year’s modeling problem should be. Submit your proposed Challenge problem now, or apply to be an M3 judge.   #‎M3Challenge

PUBLISHING NEWS & NOTES

Hot Off the Press: Phylogeny: Discrete and Random Processes in Evolution

Mike Steel

Phylogenetics is a topical and growing area of research. Phylogenies (phylogenetic trees and networks) allow biologists to study and graph evolutionary relationships between different species. These are also used to investigate other evolutionary processes—for example, how languages developed or how different strains of a virus (such as HIV or influenza) are related to each other. This self-contained book addresses the underlying mathematical theory behind the reconstruction and analysis of phylogenies. The theory is grounded in classical concepts from discrete mathematics and probability theory as well as techniques from other branches of mathematics (algebra, topology, differential equations). The biological relevance of the results is highlighted throughout. Learn more.

FEATURED VIDEO

Instructional Modeling Video Series Part II: Defining the Problem

Last month we shared the first of seven short (2-3 minutes each!) videos in this recently-released series introducing math modeling and diving into the specific components of this process, which begins by defining the problem statement. Because real-world problems are often open-ended, defining the problem statement up front will help modelers decide exactly what information they’re looking to solve. At the end of this step, modelers will have a clear understanding of the next steps in the modeling process. Watch this video to learn more and please remember to share these resources with your colleagues! 

CONFERENCE UPDATES

Save the Date: Career Fair at CSE17

Mark your calendars for February 27, 2017! The SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering is bringing back the Career Fair in 2017 – focused on alternatives to academia. The fair will host representatives from nonacademic employers from industry and government who will discuss opportunities for internships, postdoctoral appointments, and full-time jobs at their organizations. Get involved as a job seeker OR exhibitor - learn more.

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

New Prize: SIAG/CSE Early Career Prize

We’re excited to announce a new SIAG prize! The SIAG/CSE Early Career Prize will be awarded for the first time at the SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering. We’ll be accepting nominations through November 30 - nominate an early career colleague now!

Check out
all prizes with open nominations and learn more about the SIAM Prize Program. If you have any questions, please contact us at prizeadmin@siam.org

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