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SIAM Unwrapped - November 2020

November 9, 2020

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November 2020
   From SIAM HQ
DC Corner: SIAM Responds to ICE "Duration of Status" Proposal 
NSF Releases Solicitation on Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR)
SIAM Response to ICE Duration of Status

SIAM opposes the proposed policy change, which would limit the stay of international students, exchange visitors, and others in the U.S. to a fixed time when they come for their studies. Read the full statement.

NSF HDR Solicitation

HDR is a national-scale activity to enable new modes of data-driven discovery. NSF anticipates up to a total of $70 million in funding to be available for four to seven five-year awards. Proposals are due January 21, 2021. Learn more.

Vote in the 2020 SIAM General Election—Polls Close November 17!
Support SIAM's Mission When You Celebrate #GivingTuesday on December 1st!
Industry Panel Discussion

Make your voice heard! SIAM membership will elect three members to the Board of Trustees and four to the SIAM Council to serve as SIAM leadership. Read the candidate bios and statements.

Giving Tuesday

SIAM is proud to be a part of #GivingTuesday, the global celebration of giving that kicks off the charitable season. Please support applied mathematics on December 1st by making a donation to SIAM.

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   Publishing News & Notes
PETSc for Partial Differential Equations: Numerical Solutions in C and Python
SIAM Review Paper Utilizes Disease Transmission Model for Election Forecasting 
PETSc for Partial Differential Equations

This textbook, the first to cover PETSc programming for nonlinear PDEs, provides an on-ramp for graduate students and researchers to a major area of high-performance computing for science and engineering. Read more.

SIAM Review: Forecasting Elections

Researchers borrowed ideas from epidemiology to propose a data-driven mathematical model and develop a new, multidisciplinary method for forecasting elections. Read more.

   Math in the News
   Conference Updates
SIAM Child Care Grants and Travel Awards Are Available for Virtual Conferences Too
Texas-Louisiana Section Virtual Meeting Attracts 550 from Six Continents
SIAM Conference Calendar

Attendees can apply for child care grants under “Lodging & Support” on each conference's webpage. SIAM Student and Early Career Travel Awards will be applied to registration fees at virtual SIAM conferences. Learn more and apply

TX-LA Section Meeting

The 3rd Annual Meeting of the SIAM Texas-Louisiana Section took place via video conference in mid-October and featured plenary lectures, minisymposia, poster sessions, and career panels. Read a full recap

Upcoming Conferences & Deadlines
ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (Virtual)
January 10–13, 2021
Pre-Registration Deadline: December 7, 2020

SIAM Symposium on Algorithm Engineering & Experiments (Virtual)
January 10–11, 2021
Pre-Registration Deadline: December 7, 2020

SIAM Symposium on Simplicity in Algorithms (Virtual)
January 11–12, 2021
Pre-Registration Deadline: December 7, 2020

SIAM Symposium on Algorithmic Principles of Computer Systems (Virtual)
January 13, 2021
Pre-Registration Deadline: December 7, 2020
Some of the listed conferences are discussing ways to offer an alternative, either as a virtual meeting or as a postponed event. Monitor the SIAM website for up-to-date plans.
   Featured SIAM Video
SIAM Industry Panel: From Applied Mathematicians to Entrepreneurs
Industry Panel Video
SIAM hosted an hour-long virtual panel discussion in October on industrial and entrepreneurial careers for applied mathematicians. Organized by the SIAM Industry Committee, it featured four panelists who described their own industry experiences and offered advice to students and early career mathematicians interested in entrepreneurship. Watch a video of the discussion or read more here

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   Prizes & Awards
Dahlquist Prize and Pólya Prize Deadline Extended to November 16
SIAM Student Travel Awards and SIAM Early Career Travel Awards Still Available
SIAM Prize Nominations

The nomination deadline for the 2021 Germund Dahlquist Prize and George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition has been extended to November 16, 2020. Learn more and nominate a colleague.

SIAM Travel Awards

CSE21, SDM21, and SODA21 and its associated meetings have all pivoted to virtual format, but Applications for Travel Awards are still being accepted and awards will be applied to a waiver of registration fees.

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