SIAM Texas-Louisiana Section (SIAM-TXLA)

The Texas-Louisiana Section was formed in 2016 to serve SIAM members in Texas and Louisiana. Its purpose is to provide ongoing opportunity for mathematicians working in both industry and academia to come together and form a strong social and promotional network; to promote a sense of identity as mathematicians; to allow members to share ideas, continue or reestablish links with other mathematicians; and to provide a platform for a form of continuing education/collaborative environment in our geographic area.



(All terms January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018)

President: Rob Lipton, Louisiana State University
Vice President-at-Large: AJ Meir, Southern Methodist University
Vice President (Houston Regional): Anusha Sekar, Chevron Energy Technology Company
Vice President (Dallas Regional): Thomas Hagstrom, Southern Methodist University
Vice President (Rio Grande Valley Regional): Zhijun Qiao, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley 
Secretary/TreasurerWilliam Ott, University of Houston



The first annual SIAM TX-LA sectional Meeting will be held Oct 5th – Oct 7th, 2018 at the Louisiana State University campus, Baton Rouge, LA.

We are anticipating a multi-faceted sectional meeting. Highlights include an undergraduate conference, and several professional mini symposia including geosciences, computational methods, mathematical biology, imaging and inverse problems, uncertainty quantification, nonlinear conservation laws, fracture mechanics, nonlocal modeling, and high performance computing.

Invited Speakers
Todd Arbogast, University of Texas, Austin Suncica Canic, University of Houston Ricardo Cortez, Tulane University

The goals of this Meeting are to foster new scientific collaborations between applied mathematics and computational science in academia and industry and to increase diversity and breadth of participation in STEM fields.

The conference website is

For inquires please email [email protected].

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