SIAM Student Chapter at Virginia Tech

Welcome to the website of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Student Chapter at Virginia Tech, the second oldest SIAM chapter in the United States. This website hosts information about our talks and events. Our goal is to promote applied mathematics and computational science to undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics-related disciplines. We provide a platform for students to share their research with their peers, learn from other's, and develop networks with current and future mathematicians. Please check back for upcoming events as the website is continually updated. You may also learn about our events on Facebook.

Click here to see our SIAM seminar with Dr. Nick Trefethen featured on the SIAM Main Website.

Recent activities

04/02/2015, MCB 455, 11:15am
Souvick Chatterjee (ESM Department), Mathematical modeling of mosquito drinking [abstract] [slides]
Selin Sariaydin (Dept. of Mathematics), Stochastic Approach for Nonlinear Inversion [abstract] [slides]
03/20-21/2015 2015 Fifth Annual SIAM Mid-Atlantic Regional Mathematical Student Conference and Industrial Days [report]
03/19/2015 - Bioinformatics
Dr. Anna Ritz (Dept. of Computer Science), Signaling Hypergraphs [abstract] [slides - part 1] [slides - part 2]
02/26/2015 - Tour of the VT Visionarium [more info]
02/12/2015 - Fluid Dynamics
Leila N. Azadani (Laboratory for Fluid Dynamics), Large Eddy Simulation of Atmospheric Circulation Models in Spectral Space [abstract] [slides]
Xuan Cai (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation of wetting phenomena [abstract] [slides]
Felix Schwenninger (University of Twente, The Netherlands), Recent results about functional calculus for Tadmor-Ritt operators [abstract]
Sevak Tahmasian (ESM Department), Vibrational control and averaging of underactuated mechanical systems [abstract] [slides]
11/12/2014 - Math Education
Morgan Dominy (Dept. of Mathematics), Classical, Frequentist, and Subjective Approaches to Probability in the Classroom [abstract] [slides]
Nathan Phillips (Dept. of Mathematics), The Growth of Additive Reasoning with Second Derivatives [abstract] [slides]
10/29/2014 - Robotics and Optimal Control
Hunter McClelland (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering), Optimal Walking Designs for a Tall Tripedal Robot [abstract] [slides]
Artur Wolek (Dept. of Aerospace Engineering), Optimal Path Planning for Underwater Gliders [abstract] [slides]
10/15/2014 - Solving PDEs
Thomas May (Dept. of Mathematics), Using Walsh Functions to Solve Nonlinear PDEs with Shocks [abstract] [slides]
David Wells (Dept. of Mathematics), Design and Implementation of Pseudospectral Methods [abstract] [slides]
10/01/2014 - Mathematical Biology
Ryan Nikin-Beers (Dept. of Mathematics), Mathematical Modeling of Dengue Viral Infection [abstract] [slides]
Samantha Erwin (Dept. of Mathematics), A Mathematical Study of Germinal Center Formation [abstract] [slides]
Tiger Wang (Dept. of Mathematics), Averaging Analysis on the PEC Model Under Oscillatory Shear Forces [abstract] [slides]
Kihyo Moon (Dept. of Mathematics), Immersed Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for the Acoustic Interface Problem [abstract] [slides]
09/03/2014 SIAM & SGTA Beginning of the Semester BBQ Social at the Duck Pond
09/03/2014 Python & Mathematics Workshop [abstract] [slides]

For older activities please visit our Archive

The committee of the SIAM Student Chapter at Virginia Tech, Fall 2013 (Missing in the picture: Seda Arat)

Become a member

SIAM offers a free student membership to Virginia Tech students. Benefits include a 30% discount on all SIAM books and much more. For more information see SIAM student memberships. Every student is also encouraged to join our local SIAM Student Chapter here at Virginia Tech. Just come to one of our activities or send an email to

Upcoming Conferences & Deadlines

SIAM Conference on Financial Mathematics and Engineering (FM14)
November 13-15, 2014 Register Now!
The Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Analytic Algorithmics and Combinatorics (ANALCO15)
January 4, 2015
Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, California, USA

ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA15)
January 4-6, 2015
Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, California, USA

Algorithm Engineering and Experiments (ALENEX15)
January 5, 2015 Submit Now!
Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, California, USA

SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE15)
March 14-18, 2015 Submit Now!
The Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

39th SIAM Southeastern Atlantic Section Conference (SIAM-SEAS 2015)
March 20-22, 2015
University of Alabama at Birmingham

15th International Conference on Numerical Combustion
April 19-22, 2015
Avignon, France

SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM15)
April 30-May 2, 2015 Submit Now!
Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

SIAM Workshop on Network Science (NS15)
May 16-17, 2015
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Snowbird, Utah, USA

SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems (DS15)
May 17-21, 2015 Submit Now!
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Snowbird, Utah, USA

The 13th International Symposium on Orthogonal Polynomials, Special Functions and Applications (OPSFA13)
June 1-5, 2015 Submit Now!
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences (GS15)
June 29-July 2, 2015
Stanford University, Stanford, California USA

SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT15)
July 8-10, 2015 Submit Now!
Maison de la Mutualité, Paris, France

SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry (AG15)
August 3-7, 2015
National Institute for Mathematical Sciences and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, South Korea

8th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2015)
August 10-14, 2015
Beijing, China

SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra (LA15)
October 26-30, 2015
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ16)
April 5-8, 2016
SwissTech Convention Center, EPFL Campus, Lausanne, Switzerland

SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS16)
May 23-26, 2016
Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences (LS16)
July 11-14, 2016
The Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

SIAM Annual Meeting (AN16)
July 11-15, 2016
The Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, Massachusetts

SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems (DS17)
May 21-25, 2017
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Snowbird, Utah, USA

SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems (DS19)
May 19-23, 2019
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Snowbird, Utah, USA

last updated: February 12, 2014