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Aug 7, 2017 • Jen Pestana

In this digest are some upcoming dates, including deadlines for the SIAM ALA meeting next May, and a write-up of the Householder Symposium XX by Jessica Bosch.


SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra (SIAM ALA18)

The call for participation for the 2018 Applied Linear Algebra meeting in Hong Kong is now available. Please visit <> for more information.


31 October 2017: Minitutorial proposals
31 October 2017: Minisymposium proposals
31 October 2017: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers
31 October 2017: Abstracts for posters

TRAVEL FUND APPLICATION DEADLINE 31 October 2017: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career Travel Award Applications

Detailed guidelines for the preparation of abstract, minisymposia and poster submissions are available at

Information on travel awards is available at

SIAG/Linear Algebra Prize

Nominate a colleague now for the 2018 SIAG/Linear Algebra Prize! The SIAG/LA Prize is awarded every three (3) years to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper, as determined by the selection committee, on a topic in applicable linear algebra published in English in a peer-reviewed journal within the four (4) calendar years preceding the award year.

Eligibility Criteria:
The qualifying paper must contain significant research contributions to the field of linear algebra, as commonly defined in the mathematical literature, with direct or potential applications. The paper must have been published in English in a peer-reviewed journal in the four (4) calendar years preceding the award year. For the 2018 award, the paper must have been published between the dates of January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2017.

Nomination Deadline:
October 15, 2017

Required Materials:

  • Nominator’s Letter of Recommendation for Candidate Paper
  • Bibliographic Citation for Candidate Paper
  • Digital Version of the Candidate Paper (PDF required)

Selection Committee:
Alison Ramage (Chair), University of Strathclyde
Beatrice Meini, University of Pisa
Dominique Orban, Polytechnique Montréal
Michael Overton, Courant Institute - New York University
Raymond Tuminaro, Sandia National Laboratories

Learn more about our prize program and view all prizes with open calls. Contact [email protected] with questions regarding nomination procedure.

Householder Symposium XXI, June 2020

The Householder Symposium XXI on Numerical Linear Algebra will be held at Hotel Sierra Silvana, Selva di Fasano (Br), Italy, 14-19 June 2020. Preliminary information can be found at

This symposium is the twenty-first in a series, previously called the Gatlinburg Symposia, and will be organized in cooperation with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra.

The Symposium is very informal, with the intermingling of young and established researchers a priority. Participants are expected to attend the entire meeting. The seventeenth Householder Award for the best thesis in numerical linear algebra since 1 January 2017 will be presented.

Attendance at the meeting is by invitation only. Applications will be solicited from researchers in numerical linear algebra, matrix theory, and related areas such as optimization, differential equations, signal processing, and control. Each attendee will be given the opportunity to present a talk or a poster. Some talks will be plenary lectures, while others will be shorter presentations arranged in parallel sessions.

The application deadline will be some time in Fall 2019.

It is expected that partial support will be available for some students, early career participants, and participants from countries with limited resources.

Householder Symposium XX Summary

In this (timely!) article Jessica Bosch (UBC) describes her experience at the recent Householder Symposium XX.

Post-doc position at the University of Strathclyde

A two year post-doc position is available at the University of Strathclyde within the EPSRC-funded project Inference, Computation and Numerics for Insights into Cities (ICONIC)

To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of PhD level in an appropriate discipline, with experience in scientific computation and skills in one or more of: matrix computations, stochastic modelling, statistical inference, network science or data science.

Further details are available at

Submissions for next SIAM-LA digest

The next SIAM-LA Digest is due to be sent out on Sep 04, 2017. Please send any postings for the next Digest to siam-la at Only SIAG/LA members may submit postings. To contact the list owner, send an email to siam-la-owner at