Great Lakes Section (GLSIAM)

GLSIAM was formed in 1988, to serve Michigan, Northern Ohio, Northern Indian, Southern Ontario, and the surrounding areas. It organizes its annual conferences around themes reflecting its members' evolving interests within applied mathematics.  Topical disciplines have included Computer Aided Design, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Numerical Solutions of PDEs, Complex Systems, and Bio-Mathematics.

About 17% of the Section members work either in industry or in government; about 83% belong to academic staffs or are students.

Programs and selected presentations from the past several conferences are posted on the Section’s website:

2013 GLSIAM conference attendees

[Photo: 2013 GLSIAM conference attendees on the campus of Central Michigan University (April 2013)]


(All terms January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2015)

Industrial Co-President: David Lamb, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)
Academic Co-President: Michael Lachance, University of Michigan Dearborn
Industrial Co-Vice President: Emmanuel Tsimis, Siemens
Academic Co-Vice President: Leela Rakesh, Central Michigan University
Treasurer: Richard Katnik, General Motors Corp. (Retired)
Secretary: Ed Moylan, Ford Motor Co. (Retired)



GLSIAM Section Spring 2015 meeting will be held at Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, on Saturday, May 2nd. Details can be found at

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