SIAM UKIE Annual Meeting 2019 in Oxford

The 23rd  Annual Meeting of the SIAM UKIE Section will be held at

The Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford on Friday 11th of January 2019.

The meeting features five invited speakers and a poster session. We are also planning to have a “poster blitz” session and to offer travel support to students and postdocs presenting posters.

The confirmed invited speakers are:

Lisa Fauci, Tulane University, Incoming SIAM President

Des Higham,  Strathclyde University

Carola-Bibiane Schoenlieb, University of Cambridge

Kirk Soodhalter, Trinity College Dublin

Konstantinos Zygalakis, University of Edinburgh

BAIL: Boundary and Interior Layers Conference, University of Strathclyde

BAIL: Boundary and Interior Layers
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
June 18-22, 2018

This conference continues a long series of meetings devoted to the
numerical, and asymptotic, analysis of problems presented sharp
layers, and, more widely, numerical methods in fluid mechanics,
with an emphasis on the development and analysis of novel and
robust methods.

Due to multiple requests, we decided to extend the deadline for
submitting an abstract to the meeting.

The new deadline is April 30. The acceptance notification will be on
May 7, and the final deadline for registration is the 15th of May.

For more details about it, including plenary speakers and registered participants, please visit the web page:

https://bail.org.uk/

National Student Chapter Conference – 18/19th Jun 2018, Bath

The University of Bath SIAM-IMA Student Chapter is privileged to be hosting the 7th annual SIAM UKIE National Student Chapter Conference. This will take place at the University of Bath on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th June 2018.

Abstract submission deadline extended till Friday 27th April 2018. We aim to refund travel and accommodation for all speakers.

Registration is now open. Please complete the registration form by Friday 18th May 2018.

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The aim of the conference is to bring together students working in applied or industrial mathematics, and areas which use them, from across the UK and Ireland. There will be the opportunity for students to showcase their research through a talk or poster, or to discuss more informally over coffee or the provided lunch on both days.

We welcome talks and posters from any area of applied mathematics, statistics, or any mathematics which has potential applications to industry. There is some funding available for those students with an accepted presentation.

During the two day conference, we will host four fantastic plenary speakers:
Marta Blangiardo (Imperial College London)
Modelling spatio-temporal data: methods, examples and challenges
Simon Chandler-Wilde (University of Reading)
Coercivity of second kind boundary integral equations on Lipschitz domains
Ian Griffiths (University of Oxford)
iPhones and Dysons: using fluid dynamics to tailor technology
Nicole Spillane (CMAP, École Polytechnique)
Domain Decomposition Methods with Adaptive Multipreconditioning

The relevant deadlines for the conference are:
The deadline for contributed talk abstracts is Friday 27th April 2018.
The deadline for poster submissions is Friday 27th April 2018.
The deadline for registration is Friday, 18th May 2018.

We aim to refund travel and accommodation for all speakers, please indicate how much you expect your travel to cost. In some cases we may be able to reimburse poster presenters, please also indicate if you require funding.

For further information, registration and abstract submission, please see the conference website at http://go.bath.ac.uk/SNSCC-2018. Alternatively contact the committee at siambath@gmail.com.

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Bath in June.

National Student Chapter Conference – 18/19th Jun 2018, Bath

The University of Bath SIAM-IMA Student Chapter is privileged to be hosting the 7th annual SIAM UKIE National Student Chapter Conference. This will take place at the University of Bath on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th June 2018.

Abstract submission deadline extended till Friday 27th April 2018.

Registration is now open. Please complete the registration form by Friday 18th May 2018.

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The aim of the conference is to bring together students working in applied or industrial mathematics, and areas which use them, from across the UK and Ireland. There will be the opportunity for students to showcase their research through a talk or poster, or to discuss more informally over coffee or the provided lunch on both days.

We welcome talks and posters from any area of applied mathematics, statistics, or any mathematics which has potential applications to industry. There is some funding available for those students with an accepted presentation.

During the two day conference, we will host four fantastic plenary speakers:
Marta Blangiardo (Imperial College London)
Simon Chandler-Wilde (University of Reading)
Ian Griffiths (University of Oxford)
Nicole Spillane (CMAP, École Polytechnique)

The relevant deadlines for the conference are:
The deadline for contributed talk abstracts is Friday 30th March 2018 Friday 27th April 2018.
The deadline for poster submissions is Friday 13th April 2018 Friday 27th April 2018.
The deadline for registration is Friday, 18th May 2018.

For further information, registration and abstract submission, please see the conference website at http://go.bath.ac.uk/SNSCC-2018. Alternatively contact the committee at siambath@gmail.com.

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Bath in June.

The 27th Biennial Conference on Numerical Analysis

The 27th Biennial Conference in Numerical Analysis took place at the University of Strathclyde, 27-30 June.

The series began at St. Andrews University in 1965, then spent many happy years at the University of Dundee, and finally moved to Glasgow in 2009. A full history, up to 2005, can be found on Alistair Watson’s website, and comments on the 50th Anniversary Meeting can be found on Nick Higham’s blog.

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Pens from the 20th, 21st, and 22nd biennial conferences on Numerical Analysis.

The conference has a traditional feel in that, whereas many meetings of its scale are held at hotels and conference centres, this one is entirely organised by academics, and hosted on a university campus. This traditional feel contrasts with a modern focus: through its twelve plenary talks, fifteen mini-symposia, and numerous contributed talks, the Biennial Conference reflects the many recent innovations in numerical analysis.

The plenary talks are at the core of this meeting, which opened with Christian Lubich (Tubingen) presenting recent developments in dynamic low-rank approximation, and Valeria Simoncini’s talk on methods for large-scale Sylvester equations (and related problems). David Keyes kept the focus on (extremely) large-scale problems, exhorting the numerical analysis community to develop algorithms that keep pace with modern hardware. The (now) classical roots of numerical analysis, and their influence on current trends were the focus of, for example, the Fletcher-Powell lecture, given by Philip Gill (San Diego). And that was all on Day 1, which concluded with a civic reception hosted by The City of Glasgow in the spectacular City Chambers.

 

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Donald Estep (Colorado) making the case for computational measure theory

Wednesday’s plenaries were delivered by Donald Estep (Colorado), Ilaria Perugia (Vienna), and Gerlind Plonka-Hoch on, respectively, “computational measure theory” (with applications to modelling extreme weather events), completely discontinuous finite elements, and sublinear sparse FFT methods.

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Anna-Karin Tornberg (KTH) on Quadrature by expansion (source: Heather Yorston)

Anna-Karin Tornberg (KTH; above) opened Thursday’s sessions. She was followed by Endre Suli (Oxford) who married the classical and modern, where he outlined the analysis of finite element approximations for viscous incompressible fluids, accompanied by a live demonstration with tooth-paste.

Through out the meeting, it is clear that the distinctions between numerical analysis and computer science are becoming increasingly blurred, particularly in the field of networks, where algorithms for graphs and matrices are of core importance. This featured in the A.R. Mitchell lecture, delivered by Andrew Stuart (Caltech). He discussed machine learning and for classification algorithms applied on large graphs.

That evening the conference dinner was hosted in the remarkable Trades Hall, which was designed and built between 1791 and 1794. The after dinner speech, which was both humorous and thoughtful,  was given by Ivan Graham (Bath).

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View from the top table (source: David Gleich)

Arguably, the best was saved until last. In Friday morning’s first plenary lecture, Francoise Tisseur (Manchester) made a compelling case for the use of tropical algebra in
numerical analysis, with the applications to incomplete factorisations being particularly compelling. She was followed by David Gleich (Purdue), who explained the motivation and methods for locating motifs (such as triangles) in networks.

Of course, there was much more to the conference than the plenary talks and receptions. There were 15 minisymposia on topics ranging from “M1” on non-local problems (such as the en vogue fractional differential equations) to “M15” on Chebfun, as well as contributed talks. In particular, there were numerous presentations by student participants. Three of these were awarded prizes by the UK and Ireland section of SIAM:

  • Denis Devaud, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, “Exponential convergence in
    H^1/2 of hp-approximation for parabolic equations”
  • James Rynn, University of Manchester, UK, “Using Surrogate Models to
    Accelerate Bayesian Inverse Uncertainty Quantification”
  • Florian Wechsung, University of Oxford, UK, “Shape Optimization with
    Geometric Constraints Using Moreau-Yosida Regularization”

The judging panel was Ivan Graham (Bath), Natalia Kopteva  (Limerick) and John Mackenzie (Strathclyde).

To conclude, the 27th conference was at least as successful as the previous 26. For that, the numerical analysis community owes its gratitude to the University of Strathclyde’s Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing Group and, in particular, Philip Knight, John Mackenzie and Alison Ramage.

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The conference dinner took place in one of Glasgow’s historic buildings: the Glasgow Trades Hall.

European Study Group with Industry (ESGI128) June 12-16th in Limerick

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MACSI looks forward to welcoming SIAM members to Limerick for the 128th European Study Group with Industry. The 2017 Irish Study Group takes place on the earlier dates of 12-16th of June.

Registration, details of already registered participants and problems can be found on our website  

Postgraduate and early career researchers with a scientific or engineering background are encouraged to attend the NUI Galway hosted four-day modelling workshop the week before ESGI128 (Tues June 6th to Fri 9th) supported by the MINET Cost Action.  Participants will take part in team-based modelling of real-world, industry-driven problems.  More information and registration available here.

Invite to attend MACSI10 Event – Ireland

We are delighted to invite you and your colleagues to MACSI10, an event to mark the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI).

This FREE workshop will be held at the University of Limerick, Ireland on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th of December 2016.

 MACSI10 aims to empower the future of Irish industrial mathematical and statistical modelling. This event will bring together mathematicians, scientists and industrialists to reflect on the gains made in industrial mathematics over the past ten years and identify fresh challenges that could be solved by applying mathematical and statistical modelling techniques.

This two day event will be held in the Analog Devices Building in the University of Limerick and registration is available here

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Current plenary speakers include Professors Brian Wetton (Professor of Mathematics, University of British Columbia), Dietmar Hoemberg (ECMI President and Professor at the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics) and Wil Schilders (EU-Maths-In President and Professor of Scientific Computing for Industry at Eindhoven University of Technology).

MACSI10 will include talks from renowned experts in industrial mathematics with the themes of  “Case Studies of the Successful Implementation of Mathematical Sciences for Irish Industry”, “How the MACSI Experience has Influenced Careers Abroad” and “Industrial Mathematics in Europe and Further Afield”.

There will also be interactive sessions in which early-career researchers will present their work in poster form and at an Analog Devices sponsored “Thesis in 3” event. MACSI10 is very grateful to all of our sponsors Science Foundation Ireland, Dell, Teva, Rusal Aughinish Alumina, Regeneron and Analog Devices.

The event incorporates a visioning exercise which will be used to shape the future direction of industrial mathematics research in Ireland and will feature thought-leaders from industry, funding agencies and research centres.

Please see the event webpage  or email Peg Hanrahan for more information.

Please feel free to share this invite with anyone you think might be interested. We are looking forward to seeing you in December!

If you can’t make it in December we would love it if you would write a Blog Post about your experiences with or in MACSI over the last 10 years,  email peg.hanrahan@ul.ie for more information.

Many thanks,

The MACSI10 Organising Committee.