Great Lakes Section (GLSIAM)
GLSIAM was formed in 1988, to serve Michigan, Northern Ohio, Northern Indian, Southern Ontario, and the surrounding areas. It organizes its annual conferences around themes reflecting its members' evolving interests within applied mathematics. Topical disciplines have included Computer Aided Design, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Numerical Solutions of PDEs, Complex Systems, and Bio-Mathematics.
About 17% of the Section members work either in industry or in government; about 83% belong to academic staffs or are students.
Programs and selected presentations from the past several conferences are posted on the Section’s website: http://groups.engin.umd.umich.edu/siam/.
[Photo: 2013 GLSIAM conference attendees on the campus of Central Michigan University (April 2013)]
(All terms January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2013)
Industrial Co-President: David Lamb, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)
Academic Co-President: Michael Lachance, University of Michigan Dearborn
Industrial Co-Vice President: Emmanuel Tsimis, Siemens
Academic Co-Vice President: Leela Rakesh, Central Michigan University
Treasurer: Richard Katnik, General Motors Corp. (Retired)
Secretary: Ed Moylan, Ford Motor Co. (Retired)
Activities for 2013
In April, the Section met on the campus of Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI. The theme was “Computational Mathematics: Modeling, Algorithms, and Applications”. Over seventy attendees enjoyed hearing speakers from UCLA, U. of Minnesota, Michigan State University, Dow Chemical, and the Mathematical Bio-Sciences Institute.
The 2014 Conference will be held April 4-5, 2014 at the University of Toledo as a Joint Meeting with the Ohio Section of the Mathematical Association of America.