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.

Upcoming activities

Masoud Shirazi, Engeneering Mechanics, VT, "Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) Using Extended Kalman Filter (EKF)" [abstract]
Masoud Shirazi, Engeneering Mechanics, VT, "Comparing the Effects of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Noise on the Vicsek Model in Three dimensions"[abstract]

Recent activities

Ben Beach (Math Department), "HAPOD: Hierarchical Approximate POD" [abstract]
Jiaqi Zhang (Math Department), “ High-Order and Interface-Preserving Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Level-Set Reinitialization” [abstract]
Sarah Kadelka (Math Department), "Bistable dynamics between primed and tolerant states following challenge with exdotoxin" [abstract]
Taewon Cho (Math Department), “Numerical methods for separable nonlinear inverse problems with constraint and low rank” [abstract]
Selin Sariaydin (Math Department), "Computing Reduced Order Models using Randomization" [abstract]
Masoud Shirazi (BEaM), “Relationship of Environmental Structure to Echolocation Pulse Quality” [abstract]
Andrea Carracedo Rodriguez (Math Department), "Interpolatory Model Reduction of Parameterized Bilinear Dynamical Systems " [abstract]
Kasia Świrydowicz (Math Department), “Topology optimization” [abstract]
Angelo Marney (Math Department), "Semi-analytical finite element method for elastic wave propagation" [abstract]
Sarah Kerrigan (Math Department), “Knowledge about student understanding of Eigentheory: Information gained from multiple choice extended assessment” [abstract]
Michael Brennan (Math Department), "A Parametric Model Order Reduction Method Using the Loewner Framework and the Iterative Rational Krylov Algorithm" [abstract]
Alan Lattimer (Jensen Hughes), "Maintaining H2 Optimality During Time Discretization" [abstract]
10/19/2016 and 10/20/2016
Tanya Coutray (Walmart), "Data Analytics on a Global Scale" [abstract]
Mariette Wessels (Math Department), "Google Internship(s): a mathematics student's perspective" [abstract]
Gregory Marx (Math Department), “Free noncommutative function theory” [abstract]
Ruchi Guo (Math Department), "A Class of Immersed Finite Element Spaces Defined by the Actual Interface" [abstract]
Robert Torrence (Math Department), “An Investigation of Pharmaceutical Cost and Usage trends of Members of the Medicaid Expansion Population” [abstract]
Klajdi Sinani (Math Department), "Model Reduction for Systems with Nonlinear Frequency Dependence via a Structure-Preserving Algorithm" [abstract]
Stephanie Gamble (Math Department), “Vibrational Energies of the Hydrogen Bonds of $H_3O_2^-$ and $H_5O_2^+$” [abstract]
Masoud Shirazi(BEaM), "Obstacle avoidance and tracking using passive sonar inspired by eavesdropping among bats" [abstract]
Jonathan Baker (Math Department), “Actually, Nonnormal Coefficients Make Lyapunov Equations Easier to Solve” [abstract]
Kihyo Moon(Math Department), An immersed discontinuous Galerkin method for acoustic wave propagation in inhomogeneous media [abstract]
Dan Sweeney (Biomedical Engineering), “Clinical Insights from Single Cell Electroporation” [abstract]
Drayton Munster (Math Department), Optimization via Parametric Model Reduction with Stochastic Error Estimates [abstract]
Arielle Grim-McNally (Math Department), Reusing and Recycling Preconditioners for Sequences of Linear Systems Combined with Krylov Subspace Recycling [abstract]
Kasia Swirydowicz (Math Department), Improving preconditioners for GPUs by fixed-point iteration [abstract]
Tiger Wang (Math Department), Korteweg stresses and shear bands
Dr. Nitsan Ben-Gal (3M), Mathematics at a 'Materials Company': How 3M Creates Advanced Technologies [abstract] [Poster Ad]
Dr. Eduardo Moreno (Institute of Cybernetics, Mathematics and Physics in Havana, Cuba), [abstract]
Dr. Clas Jacobson (United Technologies), Systems Engineering: Imperatives, Definitions, Technology & Talent [abstract]
Dr. Jesse Chan (Math Department), GPU-accelerated Bernstein-Bezier discontinuous Galerkin methods [abstract]
Tanner Slagel (Math Department), Combined Subsampling for large scale least squares problems [abstract]
Dr. Bob LaBarre, (United Technologies Research Center), Two Elementary Problems from an Elementary Viewpoint … Made Easy [abstract]
Xuping Xie, (Math Department), Approximate Deconvolution Reduced Order Modeling [abstract]
Dr. Axel Modave (Math Department), GPU-Accelerated Nodal Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Time-Domain Wave Propagation [abstract]
Igor Pontes Duff Pereira (ONERA), H2 model approximation, interpolation and time-delay systems [abstract]
Alessandro Castagnotto (TUM), Salami slicing ${H}_2$-pseudo-optimal model reduction [abstract] [slides]
Hadi El-Amine (ISE), Robust Post-donation Blood Screening under Prevalence Rate Uncertainty [abstract]
Klajdi Sinani (Math Department), Model Reduction for Unstable Systems [abstract] [slides]
Hrayer Aprahamian (ISE), Residual Risk and Waste in Donated Blood with Pooled Nucleic Acid Testing [abstract] [slides]
Daniel Friedman (Math Department), Stacker-Crane Problem: Linear-Time Near-Asymptotically Optimal Solution [abstract] [slides]
Rafael Marques (ICAM), Henstock-Kurzweil Integration: Applications and Numerical Methods [abstract] [slides]
Samantha Erwin (Math Department), Atomic Bombs and Antibodies [abstract] [slides]
Drayton Munster (Math Department), "OpenMDAO or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Chain Rule" [abstract] [slides]

For older activities please visit our Archive

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

40th SIAM Southeastern Atlantic Section Conference (SIAM-SEAS)
March 12-13, 2016
University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA

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

SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing (PP16)
April 12-15, 2016 Register Now!
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Cordeliers Campus, Paris, France

SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM16)
May 5-7, 2016
Hilton Miami Downtown, Miami, Florida, USA

SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science (MS16)
May 8-12, 2016
Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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

SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics (DM16)
June 6-10, 2016 Submit Now!
Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

11th Conference of East Asia Section of SIAM (EASIAM 2016)
June 20-22, 2016
University of Macau, Macau

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

20th Conference of the International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS 2016)
July 11-15, 2016
Ku Leuven, Lueven, Belgium

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

SIAM Workshop on Network Science (NS16)
July 15-16, 2016 Submit Now!
The Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Gene Golub SIAM Summer School 2016, Stochastic Differential equations and Wave Propagation
July 25-August 5, 2016
Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures (NWCS16)
August 8-11, 2016 Submit Now!
Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

7th International Conference on Algorithmic Differentiation (AD2016)
September 12-16, 2016
Christ Church Oxford, UK

SIAM Conference on Applied Mathematics Education (ED16)
September 30-October 2, 2016 Submit Now!
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE16)
September 30-October 2, 2016 Submit Now!
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

SIAM Workshop on Combinatorial Scientific Computing (CSC16)
October 10-12, 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

SIAM Conference on Financial Mathematics and Engineering (FM16)
November 17-19, 2016 Submit Now!
Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Austin, Texas, USA

SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE17)
February 27-March 3, 2017
Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Sixteenth International Conference on Numerical Combustion (NC17)
April 3-5, 2017
Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, Florida, USA

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

SIAM Conference on Optimization (OP17)
May 22-27, 2017
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

SIAM Conference on Industrial and Applied Geometry (GD17)
July 10-12, 2017
David Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT17)
July 10-12, 2017
David Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

SIAM Annual Meeting (AN17)
July 10-14, 2017
David Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Mathmatical Congress of the Americas (MCA2017)
July 18-24, 2017
Montreal, Canada

SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry (AG17)
July 31-August 4, 2017
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

SIAM Conference Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences (GS17)
September 11-14, 2017
Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany

SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra (LA18)
May 4-8, 2018
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

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

last updated: September 3, 2015