Edinburgh SIAM-IMA Student Chapter Conference

  • on  4 May 2018, 13:00-17:00 at Postgraduate Centre, Heriot-Watt University.

The next SIAM-IMA Student Chapter Conference is taking place on Friday 4th of May from 1.00pm to 5.00pm, about how to use Mathematics for research.

Keynote speakers will include:

Des Higham (Strathclyde): “ Walk This Way: Mathematical Challenges in Network Science”;

Romain Chassaigne (Heriot-Watt, IPE): “Mathematics and Data: Behind the Scenes of Data Integration”;

Ben Goddard (University of Edinburgh): “ How (not) to do Mathematical Modelling”.

Furthermore, there is the Student Competition “How do you use mathematics (or quantitative methods) in your research": each Ph.D. student can have a 10 minutes talk. The best presentation is awarded a cash prize of 50 pounds and the runner-up with 25 pounds.

Abstract deadline 20th April, submit to edsiamchapter@gmail.com.

Please sign here for the workshop or send an email to edsiamchapter@gmail.com



About Us

Edinburgh student chapter of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) was founded in September 2009 and is the second SIAM student chapter in the UK. We are jointly sponsored by Heriot-Watt University and University of Edinburgh, and have links with Maxwell Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Edinburgh Collaborative of Subsurface Science and Engineering (ECOSSE), both part of the Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering and Mathematics (ERPem).

We strive to

  • promote interdisciplinary and multi-institutional exchange between students (graduates and undergraduates) and academics in applied mathematics, engineering and other branches of science.
  • provide opportunities for student research and learning.
  • advance the application of mathematical techniques to real world problems in science and industry.

Our current membership consists of students and academics from the Department of Mathematics at University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University, and the Institute of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University.


To get involved, come to any SIAM activity and speak to an officer, or fill in this form.
If you wish to quit the membership, please click here.


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