Welcome to Manchester SIAM-IMA Student Chapter!
The University of Manchester SIAM-IMA Student Chapter encourages the promotion of applied mathematics and computational science to students, especially, but not limited to, graduate students. The Chapter was set up in December 2009, and is run by a committee of PhD and Masters students at The University of Manchester, with help from our Faculty Advisors Nicholas J. Higham and David Silvester.
If you are a member of SIAM and an IMA e-Student, you can join the Chapter now by filling the registration form. SIAM membership is free of charge for all the students of the University of Manchester, if you are not a SIAM member yet you can apply here. To become an IMA e-Student follow the instructions on the IMA site.
N Brown Day Update
The Manchester SIAM IMA Student Chapter hosted a mathematical workshop in collaboration with N Brown on the 17th of October.
In a follow-up event on November 1, the best teams, represented by Andra Popa, Jonathan Deakin, Mante Zemaityte, Steven Elsworth, and Wenrui Li, showcased their results at the N Brown headquarters in Manchester. The winners of the Challenge were awarded prizes sponsored by N Brown, including a brand-new notebook.
For more information click here.
N Brown Day
The Manchester SIAM IMA Student Chapter is hosting a mathematical workshop in collaboration with N Brown on the 17th of October.
N Brown is an online retailer, headquartered in Manchester, which offers a range of products; predominantly clothing, footwear and homewares. During the workshop Phil Nash, a data scientist at N Brown will present a mathematical problem which arises in his work. There will then be a computer lab session where we will work in groups to come up with creative solutions to the problem. The workshop will conclude with a discussion session, with free food provided.
The students can use any of Excel, R, Python, MATLAB, or other preferred tools, however, no prior mathematical or programming knowledge is necessary. As such, this workshop is well suited for undergraduates and postgraduates alike. This will be a great opportunity to see how mathematical problems can arise in business and industry.
For more information and registration click here.
Annual General Meeting 2018
At 5:00PM on Wednesday the 20th of June we will be hosting our Annual General Meeting of the Chapter. The agenda for the meeting will consist of a review of this year's activities including plans for next year's events. It is an opportunity for you to have a say in the future activities. Free drinks and pizza will be served. Places are limited, please register here.
The Manchester SIAM IMA student chapter is hosting a mathematical workshop in collaboration with Etymo on Wednesday 13th June.
Etymo is a startup founded by current and former students from the University of Manchester. Etymo leverages data summarisation and visualisation to empower individuals and organizations to understand information fast. Their current focus is on identifying interesting and relevant research papers.
Find out more information about the event and register here.
Thank you to everyone who attended the conference. We hope you enjoyed, and got as much out of the day as we in the committee did. In particular we would like to thank all those who presented, including our plenary speakers and students with talks.
This years plenary speakers were:
- Dr Louise Dyson (The University of Warwick)
- Dr Silvia Gazzola (The University of Bath)
- Dr Nick Dingle (NAG, Numerical Algebra Group)
- Prof. Gunnar Martinsson (The University of Oxford)
Congratulations to the award winner of this year's best talk,
Jonathan Deakin with his presentation
Optimal Coordinate Transformations
for the Perfectly Matched Layer Method with a prize kindly sponsored by NAG.
If you haven't yet joined SIAM, membership is free for all students. For postgraduates this should be straightforward, but for undergraduates you may need a nonstudent nomination; if you have any trouble let us know and we should be able to help sort it out.
Manchester SIAM-IMA Student Chapter Conference
We are pleased to announce the 8th Manchester SIAM Student Chapter Conference (MSISCC18). It will be held in Frank Adams 1, Alan Turing Building on 20th April 2018.
This annual conference is a one-day event for all interested or working in applied or industrial mathematics. The event is organised for undergraduates, postgraduates and staff of The University of Manchester.
Up-to-date information and registration can be found on the conference website.