The travel award deadline for this conference has been extended from February 8, 2016 to February 22, 2016.

This meeting is being held jointly with the SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences (LS16), July 11-14, 2016.

The SIAM Workshop on Network Science (NS16) is being co-located with this meeting, July 15-16, 2016

Presentations from the Conference

Selected presentations from the 2016 SIAM Annual Meeting Science have been captured and are  available as slides with synchronized audio. In addition there are PDF’s of the slides available for printing. View presentation slides with synchronized audio.


Statement on Inclusiveness

As a professional society, SIAM is committed to providing an inclusive climate that encourages the open expression and exchange of ideas, that is free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, and that is welcoming and comfortable to all members and to those who participate in its activities. In pursuit of that commitment, SIAM is dedicated to the philosophy of equality of opportunity and treatment for all participants regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, disabilities, veteran status, field of expertise, or any other reason not related to scientific merit. This philosophy extends from SIAM conferences, to its publications, and to its governing structures and bodies. We expect all members of SIAM and participants in SIAM activities to work towards this commitment.


Mobile App
A mobile app for the 2016 SIAM Annual Meeting is available for download. Plug into your browser. The link will automatically detect the type of device and take you to the right place to download the app. It can also be viewed in HTML5 if you connect using your computer. You will be requested to set up an account to use the mobile app. This will allow you to share your calendar of show events across devices. You can then select AN16 from the list of 2016 SIAM events on the app or mobile site to view the schedule, browse speakers, attendees and exhibitors, view maps and building layouts, sync events with your mobile calendar, create your own show by selecting specific sessions, and more! 

To view just the AN16 sessions or the LS16 sessions, use the filter in the upper right when the schedule is open and select either AN16 or LS16. The filter can also be used to specify what kinds of sessions you wish to view.

Can’t make it to AN16 or missing a talk at the meeting? Tune into the conversation on the SIAM events app. Just go to the sessions that interest you and click on the “Discuss” button to read what attendees are saying about the talks.


newSIAM will host the NSF-SIAM Workshop on Optics and Photonics on Monday, July 11, 2016 during the Annual Meeting in Boston.
Travel awards are available to attend the workshop. See the above link.

This year the SIAM Annual Meeting will feature up to 25 e-posters. These are large electronic displays that you can plug your laptop into to show rich, interactive material at the poster session. See more information on the submissions page. 

Local Boston Attractions & Student Social Events Guide

Waterfront Restaurant Guide



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If you are tweeting about the conference, please use the designated hashtag to enable other attendees to keep up with the Twitter conversation and to allow better archiving of our conference discussions.  The hashtag for this meeting is #SIAMAN16.


Invited Presentations

Tanya Y. Berger-Wolf, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Freddy Bouchet, ENS de Lyon and CNRS, France
Lia Bronsard, McMaster University, Canada
Vittoria Colizza, Inserm, Paris, France
Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft Research, USA
Mark Embree, Virginia Tech, USA 
Gary Froyland, University of New South Wales, Australia
Nigel Goldenfeld, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Bryan Grenfell, Princeton University, USA (Joint speaker with the SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences)
Yann LeCun, New York University, USA
Pablo A. Parrilo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Matthew Salganik, Princeton University, USA
Karen Saxe, Macalester College, USA
Victoria Stodden, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Bernd Sturmfels, University of California Berkeley, USA (American Mathematical Society (AMS) Invited Presentation)
Marc Teboulle, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Stefan Wild, Argonne National Laboratory, USA


Invited Minitutorials

Jeffrey Humpherys, Brigham Young University; Rachel Levy, Harvey Mudd College and Thomas Witelski, Duke University, USA
MT2 Minitutorial: Directions for Graduate and Undergraduate Modeling Courses

Abraham Flaxman, University of Washington, USA
MT1 Minitutorial: The Mathematics of Verbal Autopsy - How to Track the Leading Causes of Death Globally, From Face-to-Face Interviews to Reproducible Machine Learning Methods



Broad Themes
Big Data, Data Science and Privacy
Education, Communication and Policy
Efficiency and Optimization
Reproducibility and Ethics

Crosscutting Themes and Applications
Applied Mathematics
Dynamic Networks (includes learning, evolution, adaptation, and cooperation)
Earth systems (includes environmental and ecological applications)
Integrating Models and Data (includes computational social science, PDEs)
Machine Learning and Statistics


SIAM Activity Groups (SIAGs) with a track of sessions at the meeting


Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee Co-Chairs
David Gleich, Purdue University, USA
Mary Silber, University of Chicago, USA

Kevin Carlberg, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Arizona State University, USA
Jennifer Chayes, Microsoft Research, USA  
Henk A. Dijkstra, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
Michael P. Friedlander, University of California, Davis, USA
Raegan Higgins, Texas Tech University, USA
Jeremy Kepner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
C. David Levermore, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Rachel Levy, Harvey Mudd College, USA
Ira B. Schwartz,  United States Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Michael Shearer, North Carolina State University, USA
Françoise Tisseur, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom



SIAM’s Annual Meeting provides a broad view of the state of the art in applied mathematics, computational science, and their applications through invited presentation, prize lectures, minisymposia, contributed papers and posters.


Funding Agencies

SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the U.S. National Science Foundation for its support of the Workshop Celebrating Diversity and the SIAM-NSF Workshop on Optics and Photonics.




Important Deadlines

January 19, 2016:  Minisymposium Proposal Submissions
February 1, 2016: Contributed Lecture, Minisymposia, Poster and Minisymposteria Abstracts

The travel award deadline for this conference has been extended from February 8, 2016 to February 22, 2016.

February 8, 2016: SIAM Student Travel Award

June 13, 2016: Disconnect time is 4:00 PM EDT

June 13, 2016

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