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SIAM Unwrapped - November 2017

November 13, 2017

In This Issue

Math in the News


  • Last Call! 2017 SIAM General Election – Polls Close Tomorrow
  • Found: Title Sponsor for Math Modeling Challenge
  • Renew Your Membership for 2018
  • From Leadership: A Rewarding Year for SIAM
  • Celebrate #GivingTuesday on November 28

Publishing News & Notes

  • MATLAB Guide, Third Edition: Hangout with the Highams

Featured SIAM Video

  • WATCH: From Students - Why Join SIAM?

Conference Updates

  • Call for Applications: 2018 Gene Golub SIAM Summer School
  • Looking Ahead: 2018 Annual Meeting
  • Conference Registrations, Submissions, & Deadlines

Prizes & Awards

  • Faculty: Nominate Your Students
Math in the News
Vote now

Last Call! 2017 SIAM General Election – Polls Close Tomorrow

The 2017 SIAM General Election closes tomorrow! We have a strong slate of candidates and need your voice to select our future leaders. If you have questions or have not received your electronic ballot, please contact the SIAM Election Manager. Your vote counts – vote today!

Found: Title Sponsor for Math Modeling Challenge

The Math Modeling Challenge continues! We've landed a new sponsor for this long-standing SIAM program, and are excited to tell the community who it is - but not quite yet! We'll be announcing our new partnership in coming weeks. Curious? Follow the story at and on social media. And don't forget, registration for the 2018 challenge will open following the announcement. Stay tuned!

Renew Your Membership for 2018

There’s more reason than ever to be a member of our community. With the end of the year in sight, please remember to renew your membership to continue enjoying your benefits. View our 2018 renewal brochure to learn more. And remember, if you are a nonstudent member, you can nominate up to two students per year for free student memberships. Renew now.

From Leadership: A Rewarding Year for SIAM

From the growth of our programs and international reach to our journals, which continue to be among the most respected in the field, SIAM's financial picture is strong overall, though we suffered a deficit in our yearly operational budget last year. SIAM Executive Director, Jim Crowley, and Chief Operating Officer, Susan Palantino, share more about our recent finances, and a look at what's to come. Read more.

Celebrate #GivingTuesday on November 28

We're proud to be a part of this international day of giving here at SIAM. We are immensely thankful for each and every donation to our cause of promoting applied mathematics, which allows us to better serve our mission and community. Learn more about SIAM's mission and how you can support it, or choose another important organization to donate to on November 28. Check out to find out more!

Publishing News & Notes

MATLAB Guide, Third Edition: Hangout with the Highams

Are you a regular MATLAB user? Two SIAM leaders - Nick and Des Higham - recently published "MATLAB Guide, Third Edition" - a tool to help you make the most of this important software. We "sat down" with the authors digitally for an international video chat to get the scoop on this new resource directly from the sources! Watch the interview and purchase your copy of the guide today.

Featured SIAM Video
SIAM students

WATCH: From Students - Why Join SIAM?

Hear it from students themselves - what do you get out of being a SIAM student member? From collaborations to networking opportunities and ways to get your research on the radar of other mathematicians, for those studying applied math and/or computational science, becoming a member of SIAM is a no-brainer! Watch the video and learn more about the perks of being a SIAM student member.

Conference Updates
SIAM conferences

Call for Applications: 2018 Gene Golub SIAM Summer School

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Gene Golub SIAM Summer School, happening June 17-30, 2018, in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA. The summer school aims to introduce graduate students to the mathematical and computational aspects of inverse problems, particularly modern developments that emphasize the quantification of uncertainty in the inverse solution within the framework of Bayesian inference. Applicants selected to participate pay no registration fee, and funding for local accommodations and meal expenses will be available. Applications are being accepted now through February 1.

Looking Ahead: 2018 SIAM Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting is a forum that bridges subdisciplinary boundaries and promotes interaction across SIAM’s diverse international membership in academia, industry, and government. Organizing Committee Co-chairs Douglas N. Arnold and Lois Curfman McInnes highlight what you can expect at AN18 this summer, and how you can help guide the meeting's scientific content. Read 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
SIAM prizes

Faculty: Nominate Your Students

Has your student’s paper recently been accepted in a SIAM journal? Consider nominating that student for the SIAM Student Paper Prize. We’re accepting nominations now through February 15, and we’re excited about some changes to eligibility for this prize.

Eligibility is limited to papers accepted for publication by SIAM journals in the last three years and has broadened to include authors who are no longer students, as long as they were students when the paper was submitted. Learn more about making a 2018 nomination and please share this information with your fellow advisors!

See all prizes with open nominations and learn more about SIAM prizes and awards. If you have any questions, contact us.

SIAM Conferences & Events

December 9-12, 2017
SIAM Conference on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations (PD17)

January 7-8, 2018
Algorithm Engineering and Experiments (ALENEX18)

January 7-10, 2018
ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA18)

January 8-9, 2018
Analytic Algorithmics and Combinatorics (ANALCO18)

March 7-10, 2018
SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing (PP18)

April 16-19, 2018
SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ18)

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