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.

Upcoming activities

10/8/2015, 12:40 pm, McBryde 455(Commons Room)
Hrayer Aprahamian (ISE), Residual Risk and Waste in Donated Blood with Pooled Nucleic Acid Testing [abstract]
Daniel Friedman (Math Department), Stacker-Crane Problem: Linear-Time Near-Asymptotically Optimal Solution [abstract]

Recent activities

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]
Alexandra Hyler (Biomedical Engineering), Investigating the Dynamic Biophysical Environment of Ovarian Cancer [abstract] [slides]
Justin Krueger (Dept. of Mathematics), A Robust Parameter Estimation Method for ODE Models [abstract] [slides]
Dr. Gilbert Strang (MIT, past SIAM president), Tridiagonal Matrices and Applied Linear Algebra [abstract]
04/16/2015 - Aerospace and Ocean Engineering
Thomas Battista (Dept. of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering), Underwater Vehicle Depth and Attitude Regulation in Plane Progressive Waves [abstract] [slides]
David Allen (Dept. of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering), Input Waveform Optimization for Vibrationally Controlled Systems [abstract] [slides]
Breakfast with Dr. Clive Moler (Co-founder of MathWorks, past SIAM president) [more info]
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]

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

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: September 3, 2015