Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

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Formation  1951 

Headquarters  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 
Membership

>14,000 
President

Pamela Cook 
Website  www 
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 14,000 as of 2013^{[update]}. 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.
Contents
Members
Membership is open to both individuals and organizations.
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
The society includes a number of activity groups (SIAGs) to allow for more focused group discussions and collaborations.
Publications
SIAM publishes books, scholarly journals, and SIAM News, a newsletter focused on the applied math and computational science community (published ten times per year).
Journals
As of 2012^{[update]}, SIAM publishes 16 research journals:^{[1]}
 SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics (SIAP), since 1966
 formerly Journal of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, since 1953
 Theory of Probability and Its Applications (TVP), since 1956
 translation of Teoriya Veroyatnostei i ee Primeneniya
 SIAM Review (SIREV), since 1959
 SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization (SICON), since 1976
 formerly SIAM Journal on Control, since 1966
 formerly Journal of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Series A: Control, since 1962
 SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis (SINUM), since 1966
 formerly Journal of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Series B: Numerical Analysis, since 1964
 SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis (SIMA), since 1970
 SIAM Journal on Computing (SICOMP), since 1972
 SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications (SIMAX), since 1988
 formerly SIAM Journal on Algebraic and Discrete Methods, since 1980
 SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (SISC), since 1993
 formerly SIAM Journal on Scientific and Statistical Computing, since 1980
 SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics (SIDMA), since 1988
 SIAM Journal on Optimization (SIOPT), since 1991
 SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems (SIADS), since 2002
 Multiscale Modeling and Simulation (MMS), since 2003
 SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences (SIIMS), since 2008
 SIAM Journal on Financial Mathematics (SIFIN), since 2010
 SIAM/ASA Journal on Uncertainty Quantification (JUQ), since 2013
Books
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SIAM publishes 2025 books each year.
Conferences
SIAM organizes conferences and meetings throughout the year focused on various topics in applied math and computational science.
Presidents
The chief elected officer of SIAM is the president, elected for a single twoyear term.^{[2]}
The following persons have been presidents of the society:^{[3]}
 William E. Bradley, Jr. (1952–1953)
 Donald Houghton (1953–1954)
 Harold W. Kuhn (1954–1955)
 John Mauchly (1955–1956)
 Thomas Southard (1956–1958)
 Donald Thomsen, Jr. (1958–1959)
 Brockway McMillan (1959–1960)
 F. Joachim Weyl (1960–1961)
 Robert Rinehart (1961–1962)
 Joseph P. LaSalle (1962–1963)
 Alston Householder (1963–1964)
 J. Barkley Rosser (1964–1966)
 Garrett Birkhoff (1966–1968)
 J. Wallace Givens (1968–1970)
 Burton Colvin (1970–1972)
 C. C. Lin (1972–1974)
 Herbert Keller (1974–1976)
 Werner Rheinboldt (1976–1978)
 Richard C. DiPrima (1979–1980)
 Seymour Parter (1981–1982)
 Hirsh Cohen (1983–1984)
 Gene H. Golub (1985–1986)
 C. William Gear (1987–1988)
 Ivar Stakgold (1989–1990)
 Robert E. O’Malley, Jr. (1991–1992)
 Avner Friedman (1993–1994)
 Margaret H. Wright (1995–1996)
 John Guckenheimer (1997–1998)
 Gilbert Strang (1999–2000)
 Thomas A. Manteuffel (2001–2002)
 James (Mac) Hyman (2003–2004)
 Martin Golubitsky (2005–2006)
 Cleve Moler (2007–2008)
 Doug Arnold (2009–2010)
 L. N. Trefethen (2011–2012)
 Irene Fonseca (2013–2014)
 Pamela Cook (2015–2016)
Prizes and recognition
SIAM recognizes applied mathematician and computational scientists for their contributions to the fields. Prizes include:^{[4]}
 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).^{[5]}
 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."^{[6]}
 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 peerreviewed journal within the four calendar years preceding the meeting at which the prize is awarded"^{[7]}
 Jürgen Moser Lecture: Awarded to "a person who has made distinguished contributions to nonlinear science".^{[8]}
 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".^{[9]}
 George Pólya 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."^{[10]}
 W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize: Awarded for research in and contributions to areas of differential equations and control theory.^{[11]}
 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".^{[12]}
 James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing: Awarded for "research in, or other contributions to, numerical analysis and scientific computing during the six years preceding the award".^{[13]}
SIAM Fellows
 In 2009 SIAM instituted a Fellows program to recognize certain members who have made outstanding contributions to the fields SIAM serves^{[14]}
Moody's Mega Math (M^{3}) 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
Publishes outstanding undergraduate research in applied and computational mathematics
 Student memberships are generally discounted or free
 SIAM has career and job resources for students and other applied mathematicians and computational scientists
See also
References
 ↑ "Journals". SIAM. Retrieved 20121204.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
 ↑ http://www.siam.org/about/pdf/bylaws.pdf
 ↑ http://www.siam.org/about/more/presidents.php
 ↑ "Prizes, Awards, Lectures and Fellows". SIAM. Retrieved 20121204.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
 ↑ "Germund Dahlquist Prize". SIAM. Retrieved 20121204.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
 ↑ "Ralph E. Kleinman Prize". SIAM. Retrieved 20121204.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
 ↑ "J.D. Crawford Prize (SIAG/Dynamical Systems)". SIAM. Retrieved 20121204.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
 ↑ "Jurgen Moser Lecture (SIAG/Dynamical Systems)". SIAM. Retrieved 20130928.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
 ↑ "The Richard C. DiPrima Prize". SIAM. Retrieved 20121204.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
 ↑ "George Pólya Prize". SIAM. Retrieved 20121204.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
 ↑ "W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics". SIAM. Retrieved 20121204.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
 ↑ "Theodore von Kármán Prize". SIAM. Retrieved 20121204.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
 ↑ "James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing". SIAM. Retrieved 20121204.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
 ↑ "Fellows Program". SIAM. Retrieved 20121204.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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