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Jul 4, 2018 • Jen Pestana

A couple of additional annoucements about the upcoming SIAM Annual Meeting and SIAG/LA elections


SIAG/LA Officer Elections - Nominations Sought

The terms of the SIAG/LA officers ends on December 31, 2018. We are soliciting nominations (self nominations are also welcome) for all positions:

Program Director

Please send nominations to members of the Nomination Committee:

Andreas Frommer,
Froilan Dopico,
Vicki Howle,
Rosemary Renaut,

SIAM ALA 2021 Conference Co-chairs

We’re pleased to announce that the co-chairs of the 2021 SIAM ALA Conference are

  • Misha Kilmer, Tufts University
  • Andreas Stathopoulos, College of William and Mary

Thanks to Misha and Andreas!

Further details, including the location and timing of the meeting, will be announced in due course.

SIAG/LA sponsored sessions at the upcoming SIAM Annual Meeting

A reminder that the following minisymposia and miniposterium at the SIAM Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon (July 9-13) will be sponsored by the SIAG/LA:


  • “Randomized Numerical Algorithms: Foundations and Practice”, organised by Ilse Ipsen
  • “Numerical Range, Numerical Radius and K-Spectral Sets”, organised by Michael Overton and Anne Greenbaum
  • “Recent Advances in Eigenvalue Solvers”, organised by Agnieszka Miedlar and Roel Van Beeumen
  • “Low-rank tensors and high-dimensional problems”, organised by Bart Vandereycken and Vladimir Kazeev
  • “Linear Algebra in Network Computations”, organised by Christine Klymko and Dan Taylor
  • “Advances in preconditioned iterative solvers for linear systems”, organised by Chen Greif and Jennifer Pestana


  • “Software for Numerical Linear Algebra”, organised by James Nagy and Sarah Knepper

We hope to see many of you at these sessions!

Don’t miss this unique opportunity at the 2018 SIAM annual meeting

Dear Colleagues,

I want to bring your attention to a minisymposium that we are organizing at the 2018 SIAM annual meeting in Portland.
In this workshop we hope to take concrete steps towards improving the climate in our departments and workplace.
Please consider attending this workshop, and/or encouraging your colleagues to attend.
If you’ve ever asked: “What can I do to help?”, this workshop is for you. Participants will receive a certificate of completion, and will be invited to engage in follow-up activities. Please forward the following announcement to anyone you think might be interested.

Minisymposium 30: Difficult Dialogues Workshop: How to Be a Better Ally, part of the SIAM annual meeting in Portland, is a unique opportunity to learn some practical tips on how to create a more inclusive environment in your department, workplace, or classroom. The workshop will be facilitated by Rebecca Renard-Wilson, an experienced facilitator who has been working at the intersection of education, social justice, equity, and the arts for more than 20 years. While not required, we encourage you to come with a colleague to facilitate the implementation of ideas learned in the workshop. Please email me at with “How to be an Ally” in the subject line to indicate your intention to attend the workshop, or if you have any questions.
You are welcome to just show up, but we do hope that you will attend the full two-hour workshop to get the most out of this interactive experience.

A description of the workshop, which will be held on Monday, July 9, from 4-6PM can be found here:

Thank you for your help in making positive change -

Ami Radunskaya