We at SIAM @ UIUC aim to host various types of events throughout the semester. Check back regularly for updates and exciting new events.

The next upcoming event:

: Fall Welcome Pizza and Board Game Party
When: Thursday, Oct 24th 2019, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Where: SC-4403/4407 (Siebel Center)
Cost: Nothing, it’s free of course


Other upcoming events:

  • visit of Argonne (supercomputer near Chicago)
  • seminars
  • and more

These events are currently still in planning stage. Once we know more about them, we will update the information here, so make sure to check back soon!

Past SIAM @ UIUC Events:

Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) Information Session

Come join us to learn more about the MCM and our plans for preparing teams for the contest. You can find more information about the contest at the MCM website.

The MCM is a contest where teams of undergraduates use mathematical modeling to present their solutions to real world problems. Teams must use their math, programming, and engineering skills to solve a real-world problem and present their solution in a research paper. We will be holding a variety of practice sessions during the fall semester and prior to the contest in the spring semester to help prepare teams. This is a great way to improve your skills in math, programming, and writing and gain experience applying your knowledge to a real-world problem. Thousands of teams around the world compete in the contest each year.

Date: Tuesday October 20
Time: 5-6pm
Location: Altgeld 245

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:

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
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:
Date: Wed Sep 9
Time: 5:30 – 7:30
Location: Siebel Center Room 1302
Come learn about the SIAM Student Chapter at Illinois while enjoying free pizza and board games.