Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

SIAM Minisymposia


SIAM Invited Address, Mariel Vazquez, University of California, Davis, Topological considerations in genome biology; Thursday, 11:10 a.m.


SIAM Panel: Business-Industry-Government Careers for Mathematicians, organized by Nessy Tania, Pfizer, and Stefan Wild, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Thursday, 8:30–10:00 a.m. The rapidly changing nature of research and development in industry is opening up many new opportunities for mathematicians. Come get an insider’s view and see what might await you outside the academic environment. This discussion will feature panelists from a variety of industries who will share their “real-world” applied mathematical experiences, offer tips for getting in and building a satisfying BIG career as well as address questions from the audience. Moderator is Stefan Wild, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Panelists are Xiaoye Sherry Li, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Marta D’Elia, Pasteur Labs; Mike Michailidis, MathWorks; Kathryn Link, Pfizer; and James Ferry, Metron Inc. This session is sponsored and organized by the SIAM Industry Committee.


MAA-AMS-SIAM Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture, Maria Chudnovsky, Princeton University, What Makes a Problem Hard?, Saturday, 3:30 p.m.

MAA-SIAM-AMS Hrabowski-Gates-Tapia-McBay Lecture, organized jointly by the Mathematical Association of America, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and the American Mathematical Society; Friday, 9:00–10:00 am. This year the session will consist of a lecture from 9:00–10:00 a.m. given by Kamuela E. Yong, University of Hawaiʻi West Oahu, When Mathematicians Don't Count.

SIAM-AMS Hrabowski-Gates-Tapia-McBay Panel: Spirited Strength: Stories of Indigenous Mathematicians, Friday, 10:00 a.m. Join us for an inspiring discussion with a remarkable group of Indigenous mathematicians who will share their extraordinary journeys in a field where Indigenous representation has been scarce. They will offer firsthand accounts of the challenges they faced, the strategies they employed, and the importance of finding community and representation in their careers. Through their stories, they will reflect on the significance of representation and how it has impacted their professional trajectories. We hope that these scholars will leave us with a renewed sense of resilience, innovation, and commitment to creating a more inclusive and welcoming mathematical community for all. Panelists will include: David Austin, Grand Valley State University; Belin Tsinnajinnie, WestEd; Marissa Loving, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Joseph Hibdon, Northeastern Illinois University.

Social Event

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Reception on Industrial Math Modeling, Thursday, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

A big part of SIAM’s mission is to build community around the application of mathematical modeling, analysis, and computation to real-world problems. Join us in celebrating the many ways that mathematical modeling has improved our lives, and learn more about SIAM’s collaborative efforts to build a workforce dedicated to mathematical modeling in industry, including programs such as the MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge (M3 Challenge), Preparation for Industrial Careers in Mathematical Sciences (PIC Math, in collaboration with MAA), Graduate Student Mathematical Modeling Camp (GSMMC), Mathematical Problems in Industry (MPI) Workshop, Math Modeling Hub (in collaboration with COMAP and NCTM), BIG Math Network, and SIAM-Simons Undergraduate Summer Research Program.