Students - Activities just for you at the 2010 SIAM Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh

Student Days at the 2010 SIAM Annual Meeting is a day for students and about students. Organizers have got it all covered this year, with activities and sessions where students can meet with both peers and professionals in their field, participate in a career fair, attend an information session on hot areas for jobs and research, and network with SIAM Student Chapters from all over the world.



Organized by the SIAM Education Committee (Chaired by Peter Turner, Clarkson University), Student Days are designed to encourage student participation in SIAM, to help students learn more about applied mathematics and computational science as both fields of study and as careers, and to provide a forum for emerging mathematicians to learn about their field from the professionals who know the answers. Organizers also hope to encourage those in the learning community to establish new student chapters of SIAM and to promote interaction between students and SIAM leadership.

Events and Happenings

Student Days sessions include presentations by student chapter representatives, undergraduate research projects of the Computational Science Training for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences (CSUMS) Program, and the winners of the SIAM Award in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) and the SIAM Student Paper Prizes.  In addition, students can attend plenary sessions from the SIAM Annual Meeting (AN10) or the SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences (LS10). The afternoon features the prestigious John von Neumann lecture. The evening AN10 Poster Session and dessert reception includes the awarding of cash prizes for the best undergraduate posters.

Meeting with Leaders and Influencing SIAM (by invitation only)

Student Days 2010 will also feature the Student Chapter Meeting with SIAM Leadership. This meeting gives faculty advisors and student chapter representatives the opportunity to meet with key decision makers to discuss ideas for improving student chapters and ways that SIAM can meet the needs of current and future student members all over the world. Each chapter selects one student to attend the event as its chapter representative.

Finding Jobs for You

Monday, July 12, features events to help you find a job and develop your career. An industry panel organized by SIAM Vice President for Industry, Jeff Saltzman of Merck & Co., will offer insights into what it’s like to work in industry. The panel will be followed by a Career Fair and a reception for industry representatives and graduate students. The Career Fair provides students the opportunity to interact with prospective employers from government and industry who are specifically interested in SIAM’s unique community. Find out what prospective employers are looking for and what each has to offer. A Career Fair student guide will be available online in the spring. Professional development evening is Thursday, July 15.  In addition to a panel discussion, there will be an opportunity to network with professionals in the field. You might also be interested in attending the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) workshop for graduate students and recent PhD’s.


If you plan to attend Student Days or the SIAM Annual Meeting, you can reserve your room at the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh or the Omni William Penn Hotel starting in mid January, 2010. Each hotel has a limited number of rooms available at special rates for students. The deadline to make hotel reservations is June 14, 2010. Since reduced rate student rooms often sell out prior to the deadline, we recommend that you make your reservations early.


Registration will open in mid April, 2010. Students can register for the 2010 SIAM Annual Meeting July 12-16 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for the reduced rate of $100. Student Days are included.

Student Days Schedule


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

7:00 AM - 8:15 AM Student Chapter meeting with SIAM Leadership
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

AN10 and LS10 Invited Speaker sessions

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee break
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

SIAM Student Chapter Presentations
Organizer: Peter Turner, Clarkson University
Option Pricing Using Monte Carlo Methods, Steven Melanson, California State University, Sacramento
Understanding the Impact of Low Permeability Media on Groundwater Remediation, Xiaojing (Ruby Fu), Clarkson University
Correctors and Field Fluctations for the $p_{\epsilon}(x)$-Laplacian With Rough Exponents, Silvia Jimenez, Louisiana State University
Numerical Tests of An Algorithm for Seismic Imaging and Inversion, Ashley Ciesla, Montclair State University
A Split Sparse/Dense Matrix-vector Multiplication Routine, Eric Cox, Purdue University
A Novel Pseudospectral Method for Solving a Nonlinear Volterra Partial Integro-differential Equation on a Polar Geometry, Keith J. Wojciechowski, University of Colorado at Denver

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Prizes and Awards Luncheon
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM John von Neumann Lecture
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Coffee break
4:00 PM - 4:25 PM SIAM/MCM Award winners presentations
PROBLEM A, the Continuous Problem:  “The Sweet Spot”
Solution:           An Optimal Model of the 'Sweet Spot' Effect
Winning team:   Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), PRC School of Civil Engineering and Mechanics
Students:          Zhe Xiong, Qipei Mei, Fei Han
Advisor:             Professor Liang Gao
4:30 PM – 4:55 PM SIAM/MCM Award winners presentations
PROBLEM B, the Discrete Problem:  “Criminology”
Solution:           Following the Trail of Data
Winning team:   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Students:          Joseph H. Gibney, Emily P. Meissen, Yonatan Naamad
Advisor:             Professor Peter Kramer
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM SIAM Student Paper Prize winners presentations
(Winners are listed below. Presentations are not confirmed.)
Improved Restricted Isometry Constant Bounds for Gaussian Matrices, Bubacarr Bah and Jared Tanner, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
A Simple Algorithm for the Inverse Field of Values Problem, Russell Carden, Rice University
Grow with the Flow: A Spatial-Temporal Model of Platelet Deposition and Blood Coagulation under Flow, Karin Leiderman and Aaron L. Fogelson, University of Utah
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Joint Poster Session (AN10, AWM, LS10) and Dessert Reception including an undergraduate poster competition offering prizes for the three best posters demonstrating research done by undergraduates in applied and computational mathematics.

Wednesday, July, 14, 2010

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM AN10 and LS10 Invited Speaker sessions
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM          Coffee break
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM         CSUMS presentations
CSUMS: Computations and Undergraduate Research - Part I (see MS59)
Organizer: Mark Holmes, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Jump Discontinuity Detection with Noisy Fourier Data, Alex Petersen, Arizona State University
Adaptive Hybrid Trigonometric Polynomial Reconstructions, Zachary Grant, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
High-Order Adaptive Methods for Drawing Parametric Curves, Priyanka Shah and Casayndra Basarab, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Using Homotopy Continuation to Quickly and Accurately Solve Polynomial Systems, Aaron Allen and Mark Holmes, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Numerical Simulation of a Brownian Elastic Filament in Random Stokes Flow, Steven Elliott, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Distributed Compressive Imaging, Christopher Huff, University of Central Florida
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM        Lunch break
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM        AN10 Plenary Invited Speaker
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM       

LS10 Lee Segal Forum

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM     AN10 Plenary Reid Prize Lecture
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM      Coffee break
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM    CSUMS presentations
CSUMS: Computations and Undergraduate Research - Part II (see MS71)
Organizer: Mark Holmes, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Approximation of Detailed Hodgkin-Huxley-Type Neuronal Models by Exponential Integrate-and-Fire Models, Dan Johnson, Brown University
Nonlinear Waves and Delay in Modeling Spiking Neurons, Ann Motl, DeJurnett Prioleau, and Natasha Wright, University of St. Thomas
A Comparative Examination of CUDA and OpenCL for a Gravitational Wave Source Modelling Application, Justin McKennon, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Comparison of Treatment Approaches in Alcohol Epidemiology, Tony Furtado, Elliott Rakestraw and Joe Santamarina, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM I.E. Block Community Lecture
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM Community Reception


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