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The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) aims to advance the application of mathematics and computational science to engineering, industry, science, and society.

About the Chapter
The SIAM student chapter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was created in the fall of 2006, is supported by the SIAM parent organization, and is a registered student organization at UIUC.

10/18/2012 Paper Reading Session and Introduction

The T Experiments: Errors in Scientific Software 

Join us as we discuss if science and engineering software do, accurately, what
they are supposed to do. 

When: Thursday - Oct 18
Where: Siebel Center 4403
Time: 5:00 pm

10/25/2012 SIAM Game night and Potluck!

Bring a dish to share, all are welcome!

05/03/2012 SIAM Spring Semester Potluck!!!

Since last semester's potluck was very successful, we are planning another one again.

When: next Thursday (Reading Day) - May 3
Where: Siebel Center 3407
Time: noon 

Bring a dish to share. All are welcome.

If you know already what you will bring - here is a Google Doc where you can write your name and the dish:

05/01/2012 Charm++ Workshop

For more info, read the abstract.

And since space is limited, please sign up here.

When: Tuesday - May 1
Where: Siebel Center 4403
Time: 4:00 pm

04/24/2012 SIAM Co-sponsoring CSE Symposium Speakers

SIAM is co-sponsoring the speakers of the CSE Symposium.

The speakers are Prof. Ridgway Scott (U Chicago) and Prof. Dongbin Xiu (Purdue U).

The program for the CSE Symposium has been posted here.

Abstracts for the visiting speakers' talks are available on the CSE seminars page.

Nominations for SIAM officers

If you or a friend would like to be a SIAM officer, check out this page for more information:

04/12/2012 Python Workshop!

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! Over 200 people have responded, and 1404 classroom in Siebel cannot hold more than that. 

Keep an eye on our website or subscribe to our mailing list for future workshops.

SIAM Members Steven Dalton and Matthew Michelotti will present a tutorial on Python.

When: Thursday, April 12

Time: 5 pm - 6:30 pm

Where: 1404 Siebel Center

There is limited space. Register here! 

More info here.

Event co-sponsored with GSAC.

Slides from the workshop are here.

04/04/2012 SIAM Colloquium

Dr. Barbara Minsker will give a talk on her research at the SIAM Student Chapter Colloquium Series

When: Wednesday, April 4

Time: 2 pm - 3 pm

Where: 4403 Siebel Center

More details here!

Download poster here.

03/12/2012 Paper Reading Session!

What: Paper Reading Session

When: Monday, March 12

Time: 5 pm

Where: 4405 Siebel Center

Prerequisite: basic linear algebra, we'll teach you the rest!

Refreshments will be provided!

03/09/2012 Mathematica Workshop!

Kaushik Kalyanaraman will do a workshop on using the Mathematica software on March 9.

Location: 2405 Siebel Center

NEW Location: Gregory Hall 213

Time: 2:00 pm, March 9

There is limited space. Register here.

More info here.

02/21/2012  SIAM General Meeting

SIAM will soon have its first general meeting of the semester.
Come learn about our events, our speakers, and what we have in store for the rest of the year. Also, Pizza.
When and Where: Feb. 21, 5 pm, 2405 SC. Poster

RSVP here .


SIAM Student Chapter & WCS-Grad Potluck!

Where: 3407, Siebel Center

When: December 1, 2011 @ noon

All are welcome! Bring a dish to share!

See pictures from the event here.


SIAM Student Chapter Colloquium

Dr. Robert J. Brunner will talk about Data Intensive Science: New Opportunities, Old Challenges, on Nov. 28, from 3:30 pm in Siebel Center 4405. Refreshments will be provided. 

Click here for more information, or download a poster.

View a video of this talk here. 


CSE/SIAM Student Chapter Joint Seminar.

Dr. Ulrike Meier Yang will give a talk on Developing Scalable Solvers for High Performance Computers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, on Nov. 3, from 10 am in DCL 2240. You can read an abstract here.

  • Thursday, Nov 3, we'll have a Game Night, (with lots of board games) in Siebel Center in room 4405, starting at 6 pm. Bring a friend!
    Refreshments will be provided.
  • Tuesday, Oct 25 from 6 pm we will have a Python Workshop for Science and Engineering Students, in Siebel Center 2404. In this workshop, basics of Python programming language will be introduced, and its applications in scientific computing will be discussed. No prior experience required. Space is limited! 
  • To ensure a place, please register here!  

Check out pictures of SIAM events on our gallery page.


SIAM has some exciting events coming up soon, take a look:

  • Monday, Oct 17, from 5 pm in Siebel Center 4405, we will have the first Paper Reading discussion session of the semester.
    We will talk about the 2005 paper Ten-digit algorithms by Nick Trefethen. Refreshments will be provided, as well as copies of the paper.
  • Tuesday, Oct 25 from 6 pm we will have a Python workshop. More details soon.
  • Thursday, Nov 3, we'll have a Game Night, (with lots of board games) in Siebel Center in room 4405, starting at 6 pm. Bring a friend!
    Refreshments will be provided.

Welcome back! SIAM has many fun and informative events planned for this semester, and we hope you'll join us for them. Here's what's on the agenda so far: 

  • Sept 1 - MATLAB tutorial for people who need help getting started with MATLAB for their coursework or could just use a refresher. (held in DCL L520, 5-6 pm)
  • Sept 6 - Another MATLAB tutorial! (also in DCL L520, 5-6 pm)
  • Sept 8 - Game Night, a SIAM tradition. Refreshments will be provided, so bring your friends. (4405 Siebel, 6 pm)
  • Sept 15 - SIAM staff will be representing the organization at the Graduate Resource Fair. Come say hi and learn more about us. (Illini Union, Rooms A,B,C, 11 am to 2 pm)

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