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Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
SIAM logo
Formation 1951
Headquarters Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Pamela Cook
Website .org.siamwww

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) was founded by a small group of mathematicians from mathematics in industry. This meeting led to the organization of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. The membership of SIAM has grown from a few hundred in the early 1950s to more than 14,000 as of 2013. SIAM retains its North American influence, but it also has East Asian, Argentinian, Bulgarian, and UK & Ireland sections.

SIAM is one of the four parts of the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics.


  • Members 1
  • Focus 2
  • Activity groups 3
  • Publications 4
    • Journals 4.1
    • Books 4.2
  • Conferences 5
  • Presidents 6
  • Prizes and recognition 7
    • SIAM Fellows 7.1
  • Moody's Mega Math (M3) Challenge 8
  • Students 9
  • See also 10
  • References 11
  • External links 12


Membership is open to both individuals and organizations.


The focus for the society is applied, computational and industrial mathematics, and the society often promotes its acronym as "Science and Industry Advance with Mathematics". It is composed of a combination of people from a wide variety of vocations. Members include engineers, scientists, industrial mathematicians, and academic mathematicians. The society is active in promoting the use of analysis and modeling in all settings. The society also strives to support and provide guidance to educational institutions wishing to promote applied mathematics.

Activity groups

The society includes a number of activity groups (SIAGs) to allow for more focused group discussions and collaborations.


SIAM publishes books, scholarly journals, and SIAM News, a newsletter focused on the applied math and computational science community (published ten times per year).


As of 2012, SIAM publishes 16 research journals:[1]


SIAM publishes 20-25 books each year.


SIAM organizes conferences and meetings throughout the year focused on various topics in applied math and computational science.


The chief elected officer of SIAM is the president, elected for a single two-year term.[2]

The following persons have been presidents of the society:[3]

Prizes and recognition

SIAM recognizes applied mathematician and computational scientists for their contributions to the fields. Prizes include:[4]

  • Germund Dahlquist Prize: Awarded to a young scientist (normally under 45) for original contributions to fields associated with Germund Dahlquist (numerical solution of differential equations and numerical methods for scientific computing).[5]
  • Ralph E. Kleinman Prize: Awarded for "outstanding research, or other contributions, that bridge the gap between mathematics and applications...Each prize may be given either for a single notable achievement or for a collection of such achievements."[6]
  • J.D. Crawford Prize: Awarded to "one individual for recent outstanding work on a topic in nonlinear science, as evidenced by a publication in English in a peer-reviewed journal within the four calendar years preceding the meeting at which the prize is awarded"[7]
  • Jürgen Moser Lecture: Awarded to "a person who has made distinguished contributions to nonlinear science".[8]
  • Richard C. DiPrima Prize: Awarded to "a young scientist who has done outstanding research in applied mathematics (defined as those topics covered by SIAM journals) and who has completed his/her doctoral dissertation and completed all other requirements for his/her doctorate during the period running from three years prior to the award date to one year prior to the award date".[9]
  • [10]
  • W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize: Awarded for research in and contributions to areas of differential equations and control theory.[11]
  • Theodore von Kármán Prize: Awarded for "notable application of mathematics to mechanics and/or the engineering sciences made during the five to ten years preceding the award".[12]
  • James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing: Awarded for "research in, or other contributions to, numerical analysis and scientific computing during the six years preceding the award".[13]

SIAM Fellows

  • In 2009 SIAM instituted a Fellows program to recognize certain members who have made outstanding contributions to the fields SIAM serves[14]

Moody's Mega Math (M3) Challenge

Funded by The Moody's Foundation and organized by SIAM, the Moody's Mega Math Challenge is an applied mathematics modeling competition for high school students along the entire East Coast, from Maine through Florida. Scholarship prizes total $100,000.


  • SIAM Undergraduate Research Online

Publishes outstanding undergraduate research in applied and computational mathematics

  • Student memberships are generally discounted or free
  • SIAM has career and job resources for students and other applied mathematicians and computational scientists

See also


  1. ^ "Journals". SIAM. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  2. ^
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Prizes, Awards, Lectures and Fellows". SIAM. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  5. ^ "Germund Dahlquist Prize". SIAM. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  6. ^ "Ralph E. Kleinman Prize". SIAM. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  7. ^ "J.D. Crawford Prize (SIAG/Dynamical Systems)". SIAM. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  8. ^ "Jurgen Moser Lecture (SIAG/Dynamical Systems)". SIAM. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  9. ^ "The Richard C. DiPrima Prize". SIAM. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  10. ^ "George Pólya Prize". SIAM. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  11. ^ "W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics". SIAM. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  12. ^ "Theodore von Kármán Prize". SIAM. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  13. ^ "James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing". SIAM. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  14. ^ "Fellows Program". SIAM. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 

External links

  • Official website
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