Upcoming events

We have a few new events to announce. We will be visiting the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) for a visualization tour later this month. This tour will allow us to meet some of the NCSA visualization staff and view some of their 3D animations of scientific phenomena. They have developed visualizations for many projects including the award winning “A Beautiful Planet” 3D space documentary. We highly encourage you to join us for this event!

We will also be holding tutorials for LaTeX in late October and Git in November. LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system commonly used with the math, science and engineering communities, while Git is a version control system for tracking changes and coordinating work for software projects. If you would like to learn more about these, we hope you will attend the tutorials.

Stay tuned for more details on these events!

SIAM game night

When: Wednesday, September 20 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Where: Siebel 4403

Join us for games and pizza at the SIAM meet-and-greet! The UIUC chapter of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics is hosting a game night to kick off the new school year!  Come hang out with your fellow math lovers, learn about SIAM’s plans for the semester, and did I mention board games and pizza?  Feel free to come and suggest events that we can add to the tentative list below!

Tentative SIAM events for the academic year:
NCSA visualization tour
Python/Latex Tutorial
Tour of Fermi Lab
Talk from research at a national lab


NCSA Visualization Tour

Join us Monday October 12 at 4pm in the NCSA lobby for a visualization tour of simulations important to researchers at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and learn how data sets are transformed into visualizations.

The NCSA is a hub of trans-disciplinary research and digital scholarship where UofI faculty, staff, and students, and collaborators from around the globe, unite to address research grand challenges for the benefit of science and society. Current research focus areas are Bioinformatics and Health Sciences, Computing and Data Sciences, Culture and Society, Earth and Environment, Materials and Manufacturing, and Physics and Astronomy. For more information on the NCSA visit their website: http://www.ncsa.illinois.edu/

Date: Monday October 12
Time: 4pm
Location: National Center for Supercomputing Applications Lobby (located in the building directly north of the Siebel Center).

SIAM Speaker Series – Professor Michael Heath

Join us for the first event in the SIAM Speaker Series, as professor Michael Heath gives his popular talk from Supercomputing 14, “A tale of two laws”.  This talk discusses how Amdahl’s law and Moore’s law have impacted computing.

Speaker: Professor Michael Heath
Topic: A tale of two laws – How have Amdahl’s law and Moore’s law impacted computing?
Abstract: As Amdahl’s Law and Moore’s Law reach their 50th anniversaries, we review the roles they have played in shaping both perception and reality in high-performance computing. Along the way, we also attempt to clarify some misconceptions that have surrounded both of these highly influential but not always fully appreciated “laws.”
Date: Sep. 30, 4-5pm in Siebel Center 1302

This talk was originally presented at Supercomputing 14 and then invited to be published in a special journal article.

SIAM Game Night

Join us for SIAM Game Night, our first event of the semester. Come learn about the SIAM Student Chapter at Illinois while enjoying free pizza and board games.

Date: Wed Sep 9
Time: 5:30 – 7:30
Location: Siebel Center Room 1302

Welcome to the SIAM Student Chapter at UIUC

Welcome to the homepage for the SIAM Student Chapter at UIUC.  Our chapter seeks to build a community of members interested in the intersection of mathematics, computing, engineering, and science.  Over the coming year we plan to host a variety events ranging from invited speakers to tours of major research centers to social nights like the upcoming game night.  We look forward to seeing you there!

If you are interested in helping run SIAM or you have ideas on events or speakers for the chapter, please contact us at siam-chapter@illinois.edu. We are currently looking for a few more officers. You can find more details on the Officers page.