Department Hosts Applied Mathematics Conference
The third biennial meeting of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Pacific Northwest Section was held from May 22 to 24 on the WSU Vancouver campus. The conference had about 150 participants, drawing an array of researchers from universities and industry in the region and beyond.
The conference featured plenary talks by Tegan Emerson of PNNL, Jodi Mead from Boise State University, Jessica Stockdale from Simon Fraser University, and Jevin West from the University of Washington. Eleven minisymposia covered topics such as mathematical modeling of biological systems, imaging science, topological data analysis, and nonlinear waves. Additionally, there were four sessions for contributed talks and a poster session.
Among the members of the organizing team were WSU Vancouver faculty member Bala Krishnamoorthy, WSU Pullman faculty member Lynn Schreyer, and WSU PhD graduate Bonni Dichone of Gonzaga University. Several department graduate students assisted during the days of the conference.
The Pacific Northwest Section of SIAM comprises the states of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington and the province of British Columbia. It is one of nine regional sections of SIAM in North America. In addition to the biennial meetings, the section organizes a virtual seminar series, and promotes SIAM related activities in the region.(next article)