General Information


SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science (MDS20)

General Information


Standard Audio-visual Set-up in Meeting Rooms

SIAM does not provide computers for any speaker. When giving an electronic presentation, speakers must provide their own computers. SIAM is not responsible for the safety and security of speakers’ computers.

A data (LCD) projector and screen will be provided in all technical session meeting rooms. The data projectors support both VGA and HDMI connections. Presenters requiring an alternate connection must provide their own adaptor.

All speakers should review SIAM's AV Policy prior to the pre-registration deadline.


Internet Access

Complimentary wireless internet access in guest rooms and meeting space will be provided to conference attendees.

SIAM will also provide a limited number of email stations.


Local Area

Visit the CincyUSA website for more information on Cincinnati and the surrounding area.

The average May temperature in Cincinnati varies between 53° F (12°C) and 75° F (24°C). Remember meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary widely. It is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions.


Membership

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SIAM members save up to $140 on full registration for the SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science! Join your peers in supporting the premier professional society for applied mathematicians and computational scientists. SIAM members receive subscriptions to SIAM Review, SIAM Unwrapped and SIAM News and enjoy substantial discounts on SIAM books, journal subscriptions, and conference registrations.

If you are not a SIAM member and do not join SIAM before you register for the conference, you can pay the non-member rate and still apply the difference between what you paid for the conference and what a member would have paid ($140 for a non-member) towards a SIAM membership. After you register, contact SIAM Customer Service for details about membership or join at the registration desk.

Any student who registers as a non-member will automatically be given a free membership in SIAM, so please ensure that your contact information and online profile are complete when you register.

Join today or contact SIAM Customer Service.

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Poster Session

For this conference, poster boards will be set portrait style (8’ high by 4’ wide). This is different than all past poster sessions! Poster presenters must take this into consideration when creating and printing posters.

The poster session is scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Presenters are requested to put up their posters no later than 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the official start time of the session. Boards and push pins will be available to presenters beginning Wednesday, May 6 at 5:00 p.m. For information about preparing a poster, please visit Guidelines for Poster Presenters.


SIAM Books and Journals

Those interested in purchasing SIAM books can do so at SIAM’s online bookstore . SIAM members get 30 percent off. Non-members get 20 percent off by using the code on the Titles on Display list available at the book display, when available.


Visa Information

International attendees at conferences in the U.S. may already be aware that there have been changes to the visa program for scientific visitors, which affect even people from visa waiver countries. The website, maintained by The National Academies, provides guidance on obtaining the necessary documents.

As of January 12, 2009, a valid ESTA approval is required for all Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to travel to the United States. Please visit the Visa Waiver Program for additional information and procedures regarding the visa waiver program as maintained by the U.S. Department of State.


Letter of Invitation

Confirmed authors in need of a Letter of Invitation to assist in the visa application process, please fill out the Letter of Invitation Request Form. Please allow three to four weeks for processing and delivery.

If you are not planning to present at the conference or are not yet an accepted author and need a letter of invitation before acceptance notifications are sent, please fill out the form AND provide the following information to [email protected]:

  • Brief curriculum vita (including your date of birth and a list of publications over the past 3 years.)
  • Brief statement why attending this conference would help your research and career.
  • Letter of recommendation. Have a senior person (e.g. Ph.D. advisor, head of department, president of a mathematical society) write a brief letter of recommendation on appropriate letterhead. This letter is not needed if you have a minimum of twelve entries in MathSciNet. If this is the case please state so and include your “MR Author ID” in your message to [email protected].