Tuesday, 27 April 2010

First Manchester SIAM Student Chapter Conference in Pictures

The first Manchester SIAM Student Chapter Conference took place Monday 26th April in the Alan Turing Building. A total of 40 people attended the conference comprising staff and students from the School of Mathematics, Computer Science, and School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Representatives of the Oxford and Edinburgh SIAM Student Chapters Christian Yates and Andrew Thompson also attended and gave talks on their work.

The conference was supported by SIAM, The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) (who also sent representatives, more below), and MIMS - Manchester Institute for Mathematical Sciences, School of Mathematics, University of Manchester.

Photographs by Nick Higham and Lijing Lin.

Faculty Advisor and President of the UKIE SIAM Section, David Silvester, Chairs the AM session

Faculty Advisor and Vice President at Large, Nick Higham
gives an opening address

Bill Lionheart from the School of Mathematics gives a talk on "Seeing with Electricity: The Inverse Conductivity (Electrical Impedance Tomography)

Christian Yates, Vice-President of the Oxford SIAM Student Chapter
talks on cell migration

Houman Dallali (School of Mathematics, Manchester)
talks about Walking robots

Chapter Secretary Lijing Lin and Craig Lucas Senior Technical Consultant from NAG.

A photo of some of the attendees

Representatives from The Numerical Algorithms group
attended, including Mike Dewar, Chief Technical Officer (far left), Craig Lucas (far right) and John Holden, Vice President, Sales (left from Craig).

Andrew Thompson (Edinburgh SIAM Student Chapter)
Chris Munro (President, Manchester SIAM Student Chapter)
and Manchester Chapter Faculty Advisor

Sven Hammarling (NAG, Manchester)
giving a History of Numerical Libraries

Zixu Song (School of Computer Science, Manchester)
Applications of Mathematics in Software

Wuxiang Ge (School of Computer Science, Manchester)
continues on Applications of Mathematics in Software

Andrew Thomspon from the Edinburgh SIAM Student Chapter

Oliver Dorn from the School of Mathematics,
talking about Characterization of Petroleum Reservoirs using Shape-Based Models

Qifeng Liao (School of Mathematics, Manchester)
talks about A Posteriori Error Estimation for Low Order Elements

Maxim Abelenkov (School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Manchester), plenary speaker Sven Hammarling (NAG, Manchester) and Françoise Tisseur (School of Maths, Manchester)

Manchester SIAM Student Chapter Committee
Chapter Committee Chris Munro, Lijing Lin, Maha Al-Ammari, Ruediger Borsdorf

Presentation by Dr Mike Dewar (Chief Technical Officer of NAG) of NAG Prizes to Xiaolu Han (MSc in Mathematical Finance) and Michael Crabb (MSc in Mathematics and Computational Science)

SIAM Student Chapter members
Andrew Thompson (Edinburgh). Chris Munro, Lijing Lin, Maha Al-Ammari and Rüdiger Borsdorf (Manchester) and Christian Yates (Oxford)

1 comment:

  1. We really enjoyed the event. Thanks to all who organised.