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Presentations from the Conference

Selected presentations from the 2015 SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra have been captured and are available as slides with synchronized audio. In addition there are PDF’s of the slides available for printing.  View presentation slides with synchronized audio.



View picture from the SIAG/Linear Algebra Prize Ceremony.

Poster Session Awardees
Best Poster Blitz Presentation:
Computing Geodesic Rotations
Author: Brian D. Sutton, Randolph-Macon College, USA

Best Poster:
Anderson Acceleration of the Alternating Projections Method for Computing the Nearest Correlation Matrix
Authors: Nicholas Higham and Nataša Strabić, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Best Poster:
Generalizing Block LU Factorization: A Lower-Upper-Lower Block Triangular Decomposition with Minimal Off-Diagonal Ranks
Authors: François Serre and Markus Püschel, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Local Restaurant Listing [PDF, 1MB]


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Mobile App

A mobile app for the SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra taking place October 26-20, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia is available for download. Plug  www.tripbuildermedia.com/apps/siam2015events into your mobile browser. The link will automatically detect the type of device and take you to the right place to download the app. Or, view the mobile site in HTML5 by connecting to www.tripbuilder.net/mw/apps/siam2015events.  You will be requested to set up an account to use the mobile app.  This will allow you to share your calendar of show events across devices. You can then select LA15 from the list of 2015 SIAM events on the app or mobile site to view the schedule, browse speakers, attendees, and exhibitors, take a look at maps and building layouts, sync events with your mobile calendar, create your own show by selecting specific sessions, and more!

Minisymposia Submissions

The Organizing Committee is delighted to announce the following featured minisymposia. Additional minisymposium proposals are hereby invited and should be submitted electronically at http://www.siam.org/meetings/la15/submissions.php.

Complex Networks
Organized by Michele Benzi, Emory University, USA and Christine Klymko, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

Finding and Exploiting Structure in Data
Organized by Mark Davenport, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Linear Algebra for PDE-constrained Optimization
Organized by John Pearson, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Tyrone Rees, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, United Kingdom

Matrix Equations and Matrix Geometric Means
Organized by Bruno Iannazzo, University of Perugia, Italy and Raf Vandebril, KU Leuven, Belgium

Numerical Methods for Markov Chains and Stochastic Models
Organized by Federico Poloni, University of Pisa, Italy

Preconditioning and Iterative Methods for Complex Linear Systems
Organized by Zeng-Qi Wang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China


Poster Session

The conference will feature a poster session, which will be preceded by a “poster blitz”, where each poster presenter can use a single slide to briefly explain why conference attendees should attend their poster.  To maximize visibility for all participants, the poster blitz will take place in the main lecture hall, and will have no competing sessions.  Thus, the poster blitz provides each poster presenter an opportunity to give a “mini plenary lecture”.

For information about preparing a poster, please visit http://www.siam.org/meetings/guidelines/presenters.php.  See SUBMISSIONS button for deadlines


Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee Co-Chairs
Chen Greif, The University of British Columbia, Canada
James Nagy, Emory University, USA

Organizing Committee
Zhaojun Bai, University of California, Davis, USA
Zhong-Zhi Bai, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Petros Drineas, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
David Gleich, Purdue University, USA
Bruce Hendrickson, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Beatrice Meini, Università di Pisa, Italy
Alison Ramage, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Zdenek Strakos, Charles University of Prague, Czech Republic
Francoise Tisseur, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Sabine Van Huffel, KU Leuven, Belgium



Linear algebra is an important area of mathematics and it is at the heart of many scientific, engineering, and industrial applications.  Research and development in linear algebra include theoretical studies, algorithmic designs and implementations on advanced computer architectures, and applications to various disciplines.  The SIAM Conferences on Applied Linear Algebra, organized by SIAM every three years, are the premier international conferences on applied linear algebra, which bring together diverse researchers and practitioners from academia, research laboratories, and industries all over the world to present and discuss their latest work and results on applied linear algebra.


Funding Agency

nsfSIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the U.S. National Science Foundation for its support of this conference.





SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the Department of Energy (DOE) for its support of this conference.

Important Deadlines

March 30, 2015: Minisymposium proposals
April 27, 2015: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers
April 27, 2015: Contributed poster presentation abstracts

April 17, 2015: SIAM Student Travel Award and Early Career Travel Award Applications

September 28, 2015 Extended to September 29, 2015 Disconnect time is 4:00 PM EDT

September 29, 2015

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