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SIAM Unwrapped - October 2018

October 8, 2018

In This Issue

Math in the News


  • Renew Your Membership for 2018
  • Meet New SIAM Staff Members
  • Nominations for 2019 Class of SIAM Fellows Closing Nov. 6
  • 2018 SIAM General Election: Polls Close Nov. 13
  • Enter the NSF 2026 Idea Machine Competition By Oct. 26

Publishing News & Notes

  • Hot Off the Press: New SIAM Book

Featured SIAM Video

  • Careers in STEM : Why They’re Important

Conference Updates

  • ​MPE18 Addresses Topics of Global Concern
  • ICIAM 2019: Submission Deadlines, Travel Awards, Prizes, & More
  • Meetings in Cooperation with SIAM
  • Conference Registrations, Submissions, & Deadlines

Prizes & Awards

  • Last Call for  Nominations; October 15 Deadline
Math in the News
Renew Your Membership

Renew Your Membership for 2018

There’s more reasons 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. And remember, if you are a non-student member, you can nominate up to two students per year for free student memberships. Renew now.

Meet New SIAM Staff Members 

Our team has grown by three over the last few months! Meet Eva M. Donnelly, Meeting Manager; Maneesha Korrapati, Programmer; and Doug P. Smock, Graphic Designer. Learn more about them and find out why they're excited to be joining the SIAM community!

Nominations for 2019 Class of SIAM Fellows Closing Nov. 6

Nominations for the 2019 Class of Fellows are being accepted until November 6! Help raise visibility of the applied math community by identifying members with demonstrated excellence in research, industrial work, educational activities, and other services related to the goals of SIAM. Members can nominate up to two individuals for distinguished work. Fellows will be announced in March, 2019. Learn more and make your nomination now.

2018 SIAM General Election: Polls Close Nov. 13

Polls are open for the SIAM election for Board of Trustees and Council! Get to know the candidates; take a few minutes to read the candidate profiles and statements, and check your inbox for voting instructions. Questions? Email

Enter the NSF 2026 Idea Machine Competition By Oct. 26

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced the launch of the NSF 2026 Idea Machine, a prize competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and STEM education. Participants can earn cash prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered in the coming decade, the next set of “Big Ideas” for future investment by NSF. Entries will be accepted through October 26. Learn more.

Publishing News & Notes

Hot Off the Press: New SIAM Book

This is the first book to provide a unified treatment of structure-preserving doubling algorithms, which have been recently studied and proven effective for notoriously challenging problems. The authors present recent developments and results for the theory of doubling algorithms for nonlinear matrix equations associated with regular matrix pencils, and highlight the use of these algorithms in achieving robust solutions for notoriously challenging problems that other methods cannot. Learn more.
Featured SIAM Video
Careers in STEM

Careers in STEM : Why They’re Important

A career in applied mathematics isn't just about crunching numbers. It's a path that uses mathematics to solve real-world problems in important, ever-changing areas. But the landscape for this field is evolving and good grades aren't enough to get you where you want to be. Why are careers in this industry important and what else do you need to know about careers in STEM? Find out from the experts in this video! Watch it.

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Conference Updates

MPE18 Addresses Topics of Global Concern

The SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) took place in Philadelphia September 13-15. Sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Mathematics of Planet Earth, the meeting covered a wide variety of topics ranging from climate change, sustainability, and energy efficiency to biodiversity and infectious diseases. Read a sampling of some of the research presented at the meeting.

ICIAM 2019: Submission Deadlines, Travel Awards, Prizes, & More

The International Council on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) is a worldwide organization for applied mathematics societies and other associations with a significant interest in industrial or applied mathematics, of which SIAM is a member. The 9th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2019) will be held in Valencia, Spain, July 15-19, 2019. 

Submission Deadlines
ICIAM has announced open calls for minisymposia, contributed presentations, and financial aid for ICIAM 2019. Learn more about these deadlines. 

Travel Grants 
SIAM is offering approximately 100 travel grants, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, for students and early career members traveling from U.S. institutions to ICIAM19. Learn more

ICIAM Announces 2019 Prizes
Prize winners of the five ICIAM prizes for 2019 have been announced. These prizes will be presented at ICIAM 2019. Learn more about the winners.

Activity Group Sessions at ICIAM 2019
Minisymposia sessions organized by SIAM Activity Groups can be listed in the ICIAM program with a tag identifying it with the group. Closing date for minisymposia is November 5, 2018. Learn more about the submission process.

Meetings in Cooperation with SIAM

Every year, several workshops and conferences run in cooperation with SIAM - meetings on topics of interest to our members and ones that share a connection to our organization by having SIAM members on their organizing committees. Interested in proposing a meeting in cooperation with SIAM? Please refer to these guidelines and follow the directions and requirements on the page. All meetings must be approved by the SIAM Vice President of Programs. Check out the calendar of meetings in cooperation with 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

Last Call for Nominations; October 15 Deadline

Make your nomination today for 2019 prizes! We want to hear about your colleague who should be honored for their recent contributions to advances in applied mathematics and computational sciences. We rely on our community to keep us informed and selection committees require at least three nominations to award a given prize. Your nomination counts! View all prizes with open nominations ending October 15 and learn more about prizes and awards at SIAM. Contact us at with any questions.
The SIAM Student Paper Prize is also now open for nominations. The deadline is February 15, 2019. Read about the 2018 prize recipients: Marya Bazzi, Gene S. Kopp, and Yiqiao Zhong.
SIAM Conferences & Events

October 5-7, 2018
4th Annual Meeting of SIAM Central States Section

October 5-7, 2018
SIAM TX-LA Sectional Meeting and LSU-UH-TAMU Undergraduate Conference

January 6-7, 2019
Analytic Algorithmics and Combinatorics (ANALCO19) 

January 6-9, 2019
ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA19)

January 7-8, 2019
Algorithm Engineering and Experiments (ALENEX19)

Learn more about SIMODS 
Donate to SIAM 
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