The SIAM Pacific Northwest Section (SIAMPNWS)

The purpose of SIAMPNWS is to bring together the different communities of the Pacific Northwest that are active in industrial and applied mathematics. The SIAMPNWS aims to enhance the communication among its members, to promote collaboration for both basic research and applications of mathematics to industry and science, and to support the SIAM mission in the Pacific Northwest region of the US and Canada.

The section aims to achieve this through a variety of activities, including a biennial section meeting and a variety of seminars and workshops. It should be emphasized that some of this activity already exists, but the section hopes to foster additional activity, while providing a more formal framework for some of the existing activities, and an expanding network for communication and collaboration for SIAM members in the Pacific Northwest. In addition, the section will encourage the creation of new SIAM student chapters and the interaction between different student chapters. The Pacific Northwest is home not only to much applied mathematics, but also to industries and labs that rely extensively on applied and industrial mathematics. As such, the Pacific Northwest is a natural choice for a SIAM regional section.

The SIAMPNWS serves the Pacific Northwest region of the US and Canada, defined here to comprise the states of Idaho, Oregon and Washington, and the province of British Columbia.

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(All terms January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2017)

President: Bernard Deconinck, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Washington -
Vice President: Malgorzata Peszynska, Department of Mathematics, Oregon State University -
Treasurer: Leming Qu, Department of Mathematics, Boise State University -
Secretary: Ben Adcock, Department of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University -


The first biennial meeting of SIAM PNW Section will take place on October 27-29, 2017 at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. The conference will bring together applied mathematicians in academia and industry located across the Pacific Northwest. The meeting will be co-located with the PNWNAS (Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis seminar). For program and more information, visit the SIAM-PNW Conference Site.

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