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September 11, 2017

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Math in the News

From SIAM HQ

  • Seeking Suggestions: How Can We Expand SIAM Career Fairs?
  • Vote in SIAM's General Election - Polls Open September 12
  • Congrats SIAM-AAAS Mass Media Fellow Jesse Dunietz
  • Nominate a Colleague for the 2018 Class of SIAM Fellows
  • Upcoming Activity Group Elections: What You Need to Know
  • Keep Your Contact Info Up-to-Date

Publishing News & Notes

  • Hot Off the Press: Credit Scoring and Its Applications, Second Edition
  • Will We See You at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October?

Featured SIAM Video

  • WATCH: The Impact of Mathematics on the World Around You

Conference Updates

  • Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry: Videos & Slides Available
  • Conference Registrations, Submissions, & Deadlines

Prizes & Awards

  • Who Do You Want to Be the Next John von Neumann Lecturer?
Math in the News
From SIAM HQ
Career Fair

Seeking Suggestions: How Can We Expand SIAM Career Fairs?

We’ve been putting on career fairs at many meetings for 15+ years, and are looking for YOUR suggestions on how to expand and make them better. These events are geared towards students and professionals looking for information about careers in industry or national labs and are a great learning and networking opportunity. Tell us what and who you would like to see at the next SIAM Career Fair. Thank you in advance! 

Vote in SIAM's General Election - Polls Open September 12

This fall, SIAM members will elect a President-Elect, Vice President-at-Large, and Secretary, as well as three members to serve on the SIAM Board of Trustees, and four members to serve on the SIAM Council. Make your voice heard and help determine who will make important decisions for the organization — by voting! Look out for the email announcing elections September 12th to cast your vote. Learn more about the election. 

Congrats SIAM-AAAS Mass Media Fellow Jesse Dunietz

Each year, SIAM is proud to sponsor a student in applied mathematics and computational science to participate in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program. This year, we sponsored Jesse Dunietz, who is now nearing the end of his fellowship. During his experience, Jesse wrote news stories on raven intelligence and particle physics, and even attended a racing event and wrote a report about a self-driving race car! Congrats on a successful fellowship, Jesse. Learn more. 

Nominate a Colleague for the 2018 Class of SIAM Fellows

Nominations for the 2018 Class of Fellows are being accepted now through November 6th! Help raise the 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 and recognized at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Portland, OR. Learn more about the SIAM Fellows Program and make your nomination now.

Upcoming Activity Group Elections: What You Need to Know

We are proud to have 6 Activity Groups (SIAGs) that have renewed their 2018 charters, and 7 which are holding new officer elections this fall. The Activity Groups with elections this year are:  

AG  (Algebraic Geometry) 
CST  (Control and Systems Theory)
DM  (Discrete Mathematics)
DMA  (Data Mining and Analytics)
DS  (Dynamical Systems)
IS  (Imaging Science)
SC  (Supercomputing)

Remember – your voice is important! If you are a member of one of the SIAGs listed above, please keep an eye on your inbox for more information on who is running for office and how to vote. The results will be released January 1, 2018.

Keep Your Contact Info Up-to-Date

Moving? Changing jobs? Make sure you’re not missing out on important information about membership renewals, news from the community, and more by keeping your contact information up-to-date. Confirm your details for SIAM and the Combined Membership List (CML) now.

Learn about SIAM e-books 
Publishing News & Notes
Credit Scoring and Its Applications

Hot Off the Press: Credit Scoring and Its Applications, Second Edition

Lyn Thomas, Jonathan Crook, and David Edelman

This book is recognized as the bible of credit scoring. It contains a comprehensive review of the objectives, methods, and practical implementation of credit and behavioral scoring. The authors review principles of the statistical and operations research methods used in building scorecards, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each approach. The book contains a description of practical problems encountered in building, using, and monitoring scorecards and examines some of the country-specific issues in bankruptcy, equal opportunities, and privacy legislation. It contains a discussion of economic theories of consumers' use of credit, and readers will gain an understanding of what lending institutions seek to achieve by using credit scoring and the changes in their objectives. Learn more.

Will We See You at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October?

The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world's largest book trade fair and is considered the most important in the world for international deals and trading. We'll be there and want to meet with you - our customers and the agents which promote SIAM globally. Stop by to say hello! We'll be within the Eurospan booth, in Hall 4.2, Stand F27.       

Featured SIAM Video

WATCH: The Impact of Mathematics on the World Around You

What can the STEM field do for humanity? How does the work professionals in the mathematical sciences are doing impact communities, countries, and the world? Applied math contributes to almost every aspect of our lives. Learn more from leading researchers and mathematicians who are making a difference with math. Watch the video, filmed at this summer's SIAM Annual Meeting!

Conference Updates

Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry: Videos & Slides Available

Didn't catch the live-streaming of invited talks at the recent SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry? No worries! Our Activity Group in Algebraic Geometry has posted videos and slides of the invited speaker presentations on their Wiki, plus a presentation about the new SIAM Journal on Applied Algebraic Geometry (SIAGA). Check out these videos and slides now. 

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

Who Do You Want to Be the Next John von Neumann Lecturer?

We’re looking for your suggestions for the 2018 John von Neumann Lecturer! This lecture is one of our most prestigious prizes and an important part of the SIAM Annual Meeting. As such, the lecturer should be both a distinguished contributor and an effective communicator. The deadline for suggestions is September 15. Submit your suggestion now.

But that's not all! Calls for nominations are open for 2018 major and activity group prizes. Learn more and nominate a colleague.

 
SIAM Conferences & Events

September 11-14, 2017
SIAM Conference Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences (GS17) 

October 27-29, 2017
SIAM Pacific Northwest Regional Conference (PNW17) 

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


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