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 We are currently looking for a few more officers. You can find more details on the Officers page.