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.

You can also follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook group.

News

Annual General Meeting 2018

2 months ago

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.

New Secretary

3 months ago

Congratulations to our new secretary Bindu Vekaria, who joined the committee during the organisation of the Student Chapter Conference

MSISCC18 Update

3 months ago

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.

In addition, you can sign up as an IMA e-Student for free here, and if you haven't yet joined the Manchester SIAM-IMA Student Chapter, the registration page is here.

Manchester SIAM-IMA Student Chapter Conference

4 months ago

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.

Math Dot Seminar Series

6 months ago

Math Dot is back. We will explore skills that might be useful for a scientific career, but aren't necessarily covered in other courses. Vote for what skills you would like to learn here now!

OR society event

7 months ago

Join us at the OR society event on 5th Feb 2018, Register here now!

New Webmaster

7 months ago

Congratulations to our new webmaster Steven Elsworth!

Manchester SIAM-IMA Student Chapter Committee 2017/2018

9 months ago

We are delighted to announce this year's organising committee members:

  • President: Yuqing Zhang
  • Vice President: Gian Maria Negri Porzio
  • Secretary: Massimiliano Fasi
  • Treasurer: Thomas McSweeney
  • Webmaster: Mante Zemaityte

Past news

Annual General Meeting 2017

1 year ago

At 5:00PM on Wednesday the 21st 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.

#MSISCC17 update

1 year ago

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 and posters.

Congratulations to our prize winners: the prize for best poster went to Paul Russell, and the prizes for best talks went to Helena Stage and Pallav Kant

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.

In addition, you can sign up as an IMA e-Student for free here, and if you haven't yet joined the Manchester SIAM-IMA Student Chapter, the registration page is here.

The next major Chapter event will be our AGM, which will take place in mid June. If you are signed up as a Chapter member you will receive an email about this soon. We will also be continuing our math dot seminar series through the summer, so look out for that too.

The group photo from the event is below (click here for a higher resolution version). If you have any good photos of the conference that you would let us use for future publicity, please send them to us!

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Registration Open for MSISCC17

1 year ago

We are pleased to invite you to the 7th Manchester SIAM-IMA Student Chapter Conference (MSISCC17). It will be held in Frank Adams 1, Alan Turing Building on 5th May 2017.

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.

Registration is now open! For more information or to register go to the conference page

math.svg Seminar

1 year ago

The next seminar of the Manchester SIAM-IMA Student Chapter's Math Dot seminar series will take place this Thursday, 30th March, at 4pm in Frank Adams 2, Alan Turing building. Georgia Lynott will be giving an introduction to using Inkscape.

A good diagram can make all the difference to the readability of your paper, thesis or presentation, but making high-quality graphics can be challenging. Inkscape is a free, open-source software for creating vector graphics, with a host of tools to help you make beautiful, professional-looking figures. This seminar is aimed at complete beginners and will focus on the basics of creating diagrams in Inkscape, whilst pointing out some of the most useful features of the software along the way. Don't forget to bring your laptop (plug sockets will be available) and be sure to download and install Inkscape from the website (available for Windows, Mac and Linux)

Auto Trader Day

1 year ago

The Manchester SIAM IMA student chapter is hosting a mathematical workshop in collaboration with Auto Trader on the 22nd of February.

Auto Trader is the largest digital car marketplace with headquarters in Manchester. During the workshop Dr. Peter Appleby, a data scientist at Auto Trader will present two mathematical problems that arise in his work. There will then be a computer lab session where we will work in groups to come up with creative solutions to these problems. The workshop will conclude with a discussion session, with free food provided.

No prior mathematical or programming knowledge is necessary, and 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 .

Second Math Dot Seminar: math.git

1 year ago

The second seminar of the Chapter seminar series Math Dot will take place next Thursday (16th) at 4pm, FA2. Weijian Zhang will give an introduction and advice to using version control with Git. No prior experience assumed! We would like to encourage you to bring your own laptops (power supply will be provided) and register to either GitHub or Bitbucket, and download Git in advance.

Launch of Math Dot Seminar Series with math.html

1 year ago

We are about to start a new series of seminars, entitled Math Dot, about skills that might be useful for a scientific career, but aren't necessarily covered in other courses. In the future we will be covering topics such as Linux, version control and LaTeX. The first seminar in this series, titled math.html, will be led by Jonathan Deakin and will cover html and basic web design. No experience is required, and there is no registration, so come along next Thursday to find out more.

Chapter Social 2016 (Pizza!)

1 year ago

Join us at 5pm on the 23 November for a relaxed evening to meet the other Chapter members, have a say in future activities, and enjoy free drinks and pizza! See here for more information and registration.

Manchester SIAM-IMA Student Chapter Committee 2016/2017

1 year ago

We are delighted to announce this year's organising committee members:

  • President: Mante Zemaityte
  • Vice President: Georgia Lynott
  • Secretary: Matthew Gwynne
  • Treasurer: Massimiliano Fasi
  • Webmaster: Jonathan Deakin
The Manchester SIAM-IMA Student Chapter is proud to host the first Julia workshop in the UK, consisting of six plenary talks and two practical sessions led by core Julia contributors. The workshop aims to explain what Julia is, how to use it and how it is used in areas such as optimisation, natural language processing, statistics, materials science and computational biology. The deadline for registration is 11 September. The event is free for students but there is a registration fee of £25 for non-students. Click here for more information.

Annual General Meeting 2016

2 years ago

At 5:30PM on Thursday the 9th 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.

Weijian Zhang wins SIAM Student Chapter Certificate of Recognition

2 years ago

We are pleased to announce that the Manchester SIAM Student Chapter president Weijian Zhang has been awarded the SIAM Student Chapter Certificate of Recognition, Congratulations! The award is to recognise Weijian's outstanding service and contribution to the chapter, and was presented at the closing of the 6th annual Manchester SIAM student Chapter conference.

Manchester SIAM Student Chapter Conference

2 years ago

We are pleased to announce the 6th Manchester SIAM Student Chapter Conference (MSSCC16). It will be held in Frank Adams 1, Alan Turing Building on 4th May 2016.

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.

Webmaster appointed

2 years ago

Jonathan Deakin will be the new webmaster for the rest of the academic year 2015/2016. Congratulations!

Manchester SIAM Student Chapter Blog

2 years ago

Vice president election

2 years ago

Mante Zemaityte will be the new vice president for the academic year 2015/2016. Congratulations!

Second Manchester SIAM Sabisu Challenge

2 years ago

The second Manchester SIAM Sabisu Challenge is approaching. The event is organised for undergraduate and postgraduate students from the University of Manchester, and will be on Wednesday, the 9th of December.

Second Manchester SIAM Social Event 2015

2 years ago

Our second Manchester SIAM Social Event is to be held on Thursday, the 19th of November. You are encouraged to join us to learn about the SIAM organisation, our chapter and future activities, and have some free pizza and drinks!

You need to be a member of the Chapter to attend this event. If you haven't joined us yet, you can register online now!

Manchester SIAM Student Chapter Committee 2015/2016

2 years ago

We are delighted to announce this year's organising committee members:

  • President: Weijian Zhang
  • Secretary: Matthew Gwynne
  • Treasurer: Mario Berljafa
  • Webmaster: Massimiliano Fasi

Thanks and Photos

3 years ago

A big thank you to those that have attened the Manchester SIAM Student Chapter Conference 2015 and the Manchester SIAM Sabisu Challenge . There will be more events like these in the next academic year!

Photos can be found at the event webpages.

Manchester SIAM Sabisu Challenge

3 years ago

Hello everyone,

We are happy to host our first ever Manchester SIAM Sabisu Challenge . The event is organised for undergraduate and postgraduate students from the School of Mathematics and it will be held at G.113, Alan Turing Building at 10:00 am Thursday, 7th May, 2015 .

Manchester SIAM Student Chapter Conference 2015

3 years ago

Hello everyone,

This year's SIAM Student Chapter Conference will take place on Friday, 1st May, 2015. For more information and registration, please visit the conference page.

Manchester SIAM Social Event 2015

3 years ago

Our first Manchester SIAM Social Event was held on Friday, the 6th of February. We want to say a huge thank you to our members that joined us to learn about the SIAM organisation, our chapter and future activities, and some free pizza and drinks! You can see our gallery of the event here.

Chapter Participation in the Postgraduate Open Day and the SIAM Student Blog Post

3 years ago

Recently, the organising committee had participated in introducing the Chapter and SIAM at the Postgraduate Open Day organised annually at the School of Mathematics! The president and vice-president were invited to submit their accounts to SIAM, along with the promotional poster created. You can find the blog post on the SIAM student blog and the promotional poster.

Manchester SIAM Student Chapter Committee 2014/2015

3 years ago

We are delighted to announce this year's organising committee members:

  • President: Sophia Bethany Coban
  • Vice-President: Christopher Mower
  • Secretary: Zehui Jin
  • Treasurer: Mario Berljafa
  • Webmaster: Weijian Zhang

Annual Manchester SIAM Student Chapter Conference 2014

4 years ago

Ladies and gents! It is that time of the year for another SIAM Student Chapter Conference!

This 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 University of Manchester, and will take place on Friday, 2nd May, 2014, in the Alan Turing Building.

We are looking for PhD students to present talks and posters throughout the day.

For more information and registration, please visit the conference page.

Busy, Busy, Busy!

4 years ago

The new organising committee has been formed and the roles are delegated!

We are currently busy with organising the Annual Manchester SIAM Student Chapter 2014. If you have any suggestions for this year's chapter, or ideas for future events, please contact us.

Annual Manchester SIAM Student Chapter Conference 2013

5 years ago

A one day conference for all interested or working in applied or industrial mathematics, including undergraduates, postgraduates and staff, will take place on the 20th May 2013 in the Alan Turing Building, Manchester University.

We are looking for PhD students to present talks and posters throughout the day.

More information and registration page for the conference can be found here.

SIAM Annual Meeting 2013

5 years ago

As part of the 2013 SIAM Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, July 8 - 12, 2013 a representative of the University of Manchester Chapter of SIAM will present a paper during Student Days on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 and represent the Chapter at the Chapter Meeting with SIAM Leadership.

SIAM Chapter Day

This one-day event will take place on January 21st, 2013 at Cardiff School of Mathematics. It is the first in an annual series which aims to provide a platform for discussions on current research on mathematical modelling, analysis, and simulation of problems in science and engineering.
More information on the event can be found here.

SIAM National Student Chapter Conference 2012

This conference aimed to bring PhD and postdoctoral applied mathematicians from a wide variety of research areas into one place. This one day event consisted of four plenary lectures, sixteen talks from PhDs and postdocs (split into two parallel sessions) and a poster session and there were prizes for the best talk and poster of the day.
More information on this conference can be found here.

Advances in Numerical Computation: A Workshop in Honour of Sven Hammarling

This workshop was held on Tuesday, 5th July, 2011 and it presented recent advances in several areas of numerical computation. It was held to honour Sven Hammarling on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Sven is a Senior Honorary Research Fellow in the Numerical Analysis Group at the University of Manchester and a Principal Consultant at NAG.
More information on the workshop can be found here.

Second Manchester SIAM Student Chapter Conference, 20th May, 2011

This was a one day conference held in the Frank Adams Rooms 1 and 2, Alan Turing Building, University of Manchester and aimed at those interested or working in applied or industrial mathematics, including undergraduates, postgraduates and staff. The talks were aimed at a general applied maths background and were given by students and members of staff from in- and outside of the University of Manchester. This conference also included a poster session.
More information on the conference can be found here.

SIAM Afternoon of Talks, 25th March, 2011

This meeting took place in Frank Adams Room 1.212, Alan Turing Building, University of Manchester, at 2pm. The schedule can be found here.

SIAM UKIE 2011

At the annual SIAM UKIE meeting, Friday, 7th January, 2011, a poster session was organized by the Manchester SIAM Student Chapter.

Annual Business Meeting

The annual business meeting was organized in Frank Adams Room 2, on Wednesday, 27th July, 2010, at 2pm.
Minutes can be found here (PDF, 74.13KiB; last change: 6.1.2013., 03:09).

Manchester SIAM Student Chapter Event

Manchester SIAM Student Chapter Event was held on Thursday, 22nd July, 2010 and featured a talk by Jack Dongarra: Impact of Architecture and Technology for Extreme Scale on Software and Algorithm Design (PDF, 1.13MiB; last change: 6.1.2013., 03:09).

Annual Business Meeting

The annual business meeting was organized on Tuesday, 4th May, 2010 at 12pm.
Minutes can be found here (PDF, 52.23KiB; last change: 6.1.2013., 03:09).

First Manchester SIAM Student Chapter Conference

This was a one day conference held in the Alan Turing Building, University of Manchester, aimed at those interested or working in applied or industrial mathematics, including undergraduates, postgraduates and staff. There were talks given by students, faculty members, and industry. The talks were aimed at a general applied maths background.
More information on the conference can be foundhere.