The
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
(SIAM) was founded by a small group of
mathematicians from academia and industry
who met in Philadelphia in 1951 to start an organization whose members
would meet periodically to exchange ideas about the uses of
mathematics in industry. This
meeting led to the organization of the Society for Industrial and
Applied Mathematics. The membership of SIAM has grown from a few
hundred in the early 1950s to more than 12,000 . SIAM retains its
North American influence, but it also has East Asian, Argentinian,
Bulgarian, and UK & Ireland
sections.
SIAM is one of the four parts of the
Joint Policy Board for
Mathematics (JPBM).
Members
Membership is open to both individuals and organizations. A partial
list of academic members can be found below:
See main article:
list of SIAM academic
members.
Focus
The focus for the society is applied, computational and industrial
mathematics, and the society often promotes its
acronym as "Science and Industry Advance with
Mathematics." It is composed of a combination of people from a wide
variety of vocations.
Members include
engineers,
scientists,
industrial mathematicians, and academic mathematicians. The society
is active in promoting the use of analysis and
modeling in all settings. The society
also strives to support and provide guidance to educational
institutions wishing to promote
applied mathematics.
Activity groups (SIAGs)
The society includes a number of
activity groups
to allow for more focused group discussions and collaborations:
Journals
SIAM publishes 14 research journals [141683], [141684], [141685]:
- Multiscale
Modeling and Simulation (MMS), since 2003
- SIAM
Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems (SIADS), since
2002
- SIAM Journal
on Applied Mathematics (SIAP), since 1953
- SIAM Journal on
Computing (SICOMP), since 1972
- SIAM
Journal on Control and Optimization (SICON), since 1962
- formerly Journal of the Society for Industrial and Applied
Mathematics, Series A: Control and SIAM Journal on Control
- SIAM
Journal on Discrete Mathematics (SIDMA), since 1988
- SIAM
Journal on Financial Mathematics (SIFIN), since
2009–2010
- SIAM Journal on
Imaging Sciences (SIIMS), since 2008
- SIAM
Journal on Mathematical Analysis (SIMA), since 1970
- SIAM Journal on
Matrix Analysis and Applications (SIMAX), since 1980
- SIAM Journal
on Numerical Analysis (SINUM), since 1964
- formerly Journal of the Society for Industrial &
Applied Mathematics, Series B: Numerical Analysis
- SIAM Journal on
Optimization (SIOPT), since 1991
- SIAM
Journal on Scientific Computing (SISC), since 1980
- SIAM Review (SIREV), since
1959
- Theory of Probability
and Its Applications (TVP), since 1956
All are available electronically by subscription.
Books
SIAM publishes 20-25
books each year.
Conferences
SIAM organizes
conferences and meetings throughout the year focused
on various topics in applied math and computational science.
SIAM News
SIAM News
is a news journal focused on the applied math and computational
science community and is published ten times per year.
Prizes and recognition
SIAM recognizes applied mathematician and computational scientists
for their contributions to the fields.
Prizes include:
- Germund Dahlquist Prize: Awarded to a young scientist (normally
under 45) for original contributions to fields associated with
Germund Dahlquist (numerical
solution of differential equations and numerical methods for
scientific computing).[141686]
- Ralph E. Kleinman Prize: Awarded for "outstanding research, or
other contributions, that bridge the gap between mathematics and
applications...Each prize may be given either for a single notable
achievement or for a collection of such achievements."[141687]
- J.D. Crawford Prize: Awarded to "one individual for recent
outstanding work on a topic in nonlinear science, as evidenced by a
publication in English in a peer-reviewed journal within the four
calendar years preceding the meeting at which the prize is
awarded"[141688]
- Richard C. DiPrima Prize: Awarded to "a young scientist who has
done outstanding research in applied mathematics (defined as those
topics covered by SIAM journals) and who has completed his/her
doctoral dissertation and completed all other requirements for
his/her doctorate during the period running from three years prior
to the award date to one year prior to the award date".[141689]
- George Polya Prize: "is
given every two years, alternately in two categories: (1) for a
notable application of combinatorial theory; (2) for a notable
contribution in another area of interest to George Pólya such as
approximation theory, complex analysis, number theory, orthogonal
polynomials, probability theory, or mathematical discovery and
learning."[141690]
- W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize: Awarded for research in and
contributions to areas of differential equations and control
theory. [141691]
- Theodore von
Kármán Prize: Awarded for "notable application of mathematics
to mechanics and/or the engineering sciences made during the five
to ten years preceding the award".[141692]
- James H. Wilkinson Prize: Awarded for "research in, or other
contributions to, numerical analysis and scientific computing
during the six years preceding the award". [141693]
SIAM Fellows:
- In 2009 SIAM instituted a Fellows program to recognize certain
members who have made outstanding contributions to the fields SIAM
serves
Moody's Mega Math (M³) Challenge
Funded by The Moody's Foundation and organized by SIAM, the
Moody's Mega Math
Challenge is an applied mathematics modeling competition for
high school students along the entire East Coast, from Maine
through Florida. Scholarship prizes total $100,000.
Students
- SIAM Undergraduate Research Online SIURO
Publishes outstanding undergraduate research in applied and
computational mathematics
See also
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