Imperial SIAM 3rd Annual Conference, 19 June

The Imperial College SIAM student chapter is delighted to announce its third annual conference. It will take place on 19 June 2017 at Imperial College London. PhD students and PostDocs in applied mathematics and adjacent areas are invited to sign up and submit abstracts for talks and posters.

This is our great line-up of keynote speakers:

All student contributions will enter a competition, giving you the opportunity to win a Best Poster Award or Best Talk Award, both include a £100 voucher prize.

If you are interested, please sign up using the registration form before 9 June 2017.

There is no registration fee and free lunch will be provided on the day for all participants. Additionally, financial travel support (up to £50) is available for shortlisted speakers and poster presenters on a first come first served basis.

Please contact in case you have any questions and check out our website.

FreeFem++ Introductory Course, Univ. of Strathclyde, 30 June

I would like to draw the attention of colleagues, PhD students and young researchers to the FreeFem++ ( Introductory Course, “Finite Element Modelling with FreeFem++”, taking place in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday 30th June; This workshop is lead by Ionut Danaila (Univ. of Rouen, France), Victorita Dolean (Univ. of Strathclyde, UK) and Frederic Hecht (Univ. Pierre and Marie Curie, France).

This event may be of interest in particular to those attending the 27th Biennal Numerical Analysis Conference (taking place at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, from 27th to 30th June 2017) as it follows immediately after the conference, exactly in the same place. For details and registration see:

Postdoctoral Research Associate at Kent

A postdoctoral research associate is sought for Dr Alfredo Deaño’s 2-year EPSRC First Grant project “Painlevé equations: analytical properties and numerical computation.” The aim of this project is to explore analytical, asymptotic and computational properties of Painlevé equations in the complex plane, with special emphasis on special function solutions.

This project requires the participation of a postdoctoral researcher with a strong research track record, as well as relevant skills and experience in one or more areas appropriate to the project (special functions, asymptotic and complex analysis, numerical techniques). Part of the project involves programming in Mathematica and MATLAB, so experience in this direction is highly desirable.

The deadline for applications is May 31st 2017 and interviews are expected to be held on June 13th 2017.  The position will be available starting September 2017.


More information can be found at

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Informal enquiries may be sent to

Cardiff SIAM-IMA Student Chapter Three Minute Thesis



On 10th May, the SIAM-IMA Student Chapter hosted its inaugural ‘three-minute-thesis’ event. Based on an idea developed by the University of Queensland, the aim for the speaker is to condense their work into just 3 minutes, and give the audience an accessible flavour of their research. Anyone who’s spent months and years working on a topic will tell you that this is no mean feat, and the brief left the speakers thinking hard about how to make themselves stand out in such a short amount of time.

11 postgraduate students from Maths took part, while many more came to watch, and the competition was judged by staff. The stakes were high as the judges took their positions, armed with marking criteria resembling a final MMath presentation and prizes including a Raspberry Pi, t-shirts and a box of Maltesers. The three minute time slot was rigidly enforced by Waleed Ali and the candidates all did exceptionally well when conveying their ideas. The separation in the scores at the end was tiny, and the overall atmosphere of the event was light, friendly and enjoyed by all. Congratulations to the winners!

1st Prize – Nikoleta Glynatsi


2nd Prize – Alex Safar


3rd Prize (and Crowd Favourite!) – Danny Groves


The SIAM-IMA Student Chapter and I personally wish to thank Danny Groves for his excellent organisation of the event, the judges, Andreas Artemiou, Usama Kadri, Matthew Lettington and Waleed Ali and all of the speakers who took part. Thanks as well to all who attended and to Dough baguette shop for providing some excellent pastries afterwards! Given its success, we hope to continue this event in future years.

Meeting on Compressive Sensing at University of Bath

One Day on Compressive Sensing

University of Bath, 1 June 2017 

Compressive sensing is a powerful mathematical theory widely used in Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering and Physics.   Central to this theory is that sparse quantities can be reconstructed using a small number of random measurements.  Recent years have seen an explosion of research activities within this interdisciplinary field, and compressive sensing techniques have now become of key importance in signal processing applications, including medical and astronomical imaging.

Programme and further details

Workshop organiser

Dr Silvia Gazzola, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath

Workshop supporters

The workshop is supported by an LMS ‘Celebrating New Appointments’ grant, the  Institute for Mathematical Innovation, and the Faculty of Science at the University of Bath.


Standard delegate fee: £10, University of Bath staff/students: £5.00. The registration fee includes access to all the workshop talks, tea and coffee, buffet lunch and evening reception.  Registration closes on Friday 12 May 2017.   REGISTER NOW >>

Strathclyde SIAM Student Chapter Annual Meeting 2017

On May 3rd the University of Strathclyde SIAM Student Chapter held their annual meeting as part of Engage with Strathclyde 2017. There were 4 invited speakers: Dr Stefan Güttel (University of Manchester), Paul Sinclair (CGI), Dr Maria Bruna (University of Oxford), and Dr Kerem Akartunali (University of Strathclyde).

Dr Güttel kicked proceedings off with an introduction to nonlinear eigenvalue problems. He was followed by Paul Sinclair of CGI, who gave an informal talk on the way digital technology is shaping organisations followed by a Q & A. After a quick coffee break, Dr Bruna discussed the problem of diffusion in a porous medium with a spatially varying porosity. The talks were rounded off by Dr Akartunali, whose talk touched on some of the wide ranging applications of mathematical optimisation, from staff planning to radiotherapy treatment planning.

The talks were followed by a wine reception and an informal dinner. Overall the day was a great success, and on behalf of the Strathclyde Student Chapter we would like to thank SIAM for sponsoring the event, along with Engage with Strathclyde for providing the venue and catering services. We would also to thank all of the speakers who took part, along with Dr Jennifer Pestana and Prof. Des Higham who ensured the event ran smoothly throughout.


From left to right: Stefan Güttel, Paul Sinclair, Maria Bruna, Des Higham, Andrew Croudace, Jennifer Pestana, Joseph Cousins, Craig Gilmour, John MacKenzie.

The 9th Oxford University SIAM Student Chapter Conference on the 17th of May

Dear SIAM-UKIE members,

We would like to draw your attention to the 9th Annual Oxford University SIAM Student Chapter Conference will take place on the 17th of May in the Mathematical Institute in Oxford. The conference is aimed at graduate students pursuing their Masters or PhD and early stage PostDocs, participation is completely free, if you would like to have a free lunch and free pizza on the day, you should sign-up on

We invite you to turn your poster presentations for the BAMC or other research into a presentation (15 minutes) and apply to give a talk in front or a large student audience! The deadline for submitting your abstract is 23:59 on May 10th.

The opening and closing talks will be given by Prof David Hobson, who is a Professor of Stochastic Finance at the University of Warwick, and by Prof Anne Juel, who is a Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the University of Manchester, and

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via There is also a FB event page (

We look forward to welcoming you at the conference,

Your Oxford University SIAM Student Chapter Committee