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

05/08/2014 SIAM & SGTA End of the Semester BBQ Social at the Duck Pond
05/06/2014 Dave Wells (Dept. of Mathematics), Version Control and You [abstract] [slides]
Shibabrat Naik (ESM Department), Probabilistic Methods in Phase Space Transport and Chaotic Mixing [abstract] [slides]
04/22/2014 Alan Lattimer (Dept. of Mathematics), Approximation of Linearized Bousinnesq Equations [abstract] [slides]
Arafat Khan (ESM Department), Progressive Failure Analysis of Laminated Composite Structures [abstract] [slides]
04/04/2014 Dr. Nick Trefethen (Oxford University, former SIAM president), Numerical Computing with Chebfun [report] [report on main SIAM website] [Chebfun] [Handout]
03/25/2014 Dr. Mark Embree (Dept. of Mathematics), The Life Cycle of an Eigenvalue Problem [abstract] [slides]
03/21/2014 SIAM Poster Session within Reasearch Days [more info] [abstracts]
03/01/2014 SIAM Poster Session within Visitor's Day [more info] [abstracts]
02/18/2014 Claus Kadelka (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute & Dept. of Mathematics), Concise Functional Enrichment of Ranked Gene Lists [abstract] [slides]
Sook Ha (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute), PlantSimLab - An intuitive web application for plant biologists [abstract] [slides]
02/04/2014 Nabil Chaabane (Dept. of Mathematics), A modified Taylor-Hood immersed finite element for Stokes interface problems [abstract] [slides]
Mohamed Jrad (ESM Department), Buckling Analysis of Curvilinearly Stiffened Composite Panels with Cracks [abstract] [slides]
02/03/2014, MCB 455, 4-5pm 2nd Poster Design Help Session [more info]
01/30/2014 Abstract Due Date
01/30/2014 1st Poster Design Help Session [more info]
01/23/2014 Dr. Lizette Zietsman (Math Department), Why Should I Present a Poster? [abstract]

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

38th Annual SIAM Southeastern Atlantic Section Conference (SIAM-SEAS 2014)
March 28-30, 2014
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida

SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ14)
March 31-April 3, 2014
Hyatt Regency Savannah, Savannah, Georgia, USA

SIAM Great Lakes Section 2014 Conference
April 4-5, 2014
University of Toledo, Ohio, USA

IMA Workshop Careers and Opportunities in Industry for Mathematical Scientists
April 7-9, 2014
Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM14)
April 24-26, 2014 Register Now!
Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS14)
May 12-14, 2014 Register Now!
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

SIAM Conference on Optimization (OP14)
May 19-22, 2014 Register Now!
Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics (DM14)
June 16-19, 2014
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Labex Louis Bachelier - SIAM-SMAI Conference on Financial Mathematics: Advanced Modeling and Numerical Methods
June 17-20, 2014
Paris, France

10th Conference of East Asia Section of SIAM (EASIAM 2014)
June 23-25, 2014
Bangkok, Thailand

SIAM Workshop on Exascale Applied Mathematics Challenges and Opportunities (EX14)
July 6, 2014
The Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, USA

SIAM Workshop on Network Science (NS14)
July 6-7, 2014
The Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, USA

2014 SIAM Annual Meeting (AN14)
July 7-11, 2014
The Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, USA

SIAM Workshop on Combinatorial Scientific Computing (CSC14)
July 21-23, 2014
École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Lyon, France

SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences (LS14)
August 4-7, 2014
Sheraton Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Gene Golub SIAM Summer School 2014, Simulation, Optimization, and Identification in Solid Mechanics
August 4-15, 2014
Linz, Austria

SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures (NW14)
August 11-14, 2014
Churchill College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Exceptional Orthogonal Polynomials and Exact Solutions in Mathematical Physics
September 7-12, 2014
Segovia, Spain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT15)
July 8-10, 2015
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 Annual Meeting (AN16)
July 11-15, 2016
The Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, Massachusetts

last updated: May 11, 2014