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Committee on Programs and Conferences

The Committee on Programs and Conferences advises the SIAM Vice President for Programs on issues related to SIAM meetings, and it makes recommendations for the appointment of the next Vice President for Programs. The SIAM Vice for President for Programs chairs this committee.

Current Members

Current Members


James Nagy
Emory University


Alan Champneys
University of Bristol
Xiaoming He
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Karin Leiderman
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Nandi Leslie
Youssef M. Marzouk
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kengo Nakajima
University of Tokyo
Luke Olson
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Elaine Spiller
Marquette University
Georg Stadler
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Ulrike M. Yang
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Ex Officio

Sharon Arroyo
Boeing Company
Xiaoye Li
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Additional Details


The five ex officio members of the Committee on Programs and Conferences are: Vice President for Programs, Vice President at Large (representing the activity groups), Vice President for Industry, Director of Programs and Services, and the Chief Executive Officer.

There shall be 6-12 appointed members of this committee (in addition to the ex officio members); the SIAM President, upon recommendation of the Committee on Committees and Appointments, and in consultation with the VP for Programs, makes the appointments to this committee.  Committee members come from a broad cross section of SIAM, including representatives from industry, government, and national laboratories.

Members are appointed for three years, with staggered terms.  Each year, two or three members are replaced or renewed.  Members cannot serve more than two consecutive terms.

Committee membership should reflect the breadth and diversity of the Society. Committee members should have broad knowledge of the Society and its members.


The Vice President for Programs chairs the Committee on Programs and Conferences.  The Director of Programs and Services reports to the Committee on the status of meetings and their budgets.  This report forms the basis of the report of the Vice President for Programs to the SIAM Board of Trustees and the SIAM Council.


The Committee on Programs and Conferences is responsible for the overall program direction and content of all SIAM conferences and the SIAM Annual Meeting, as well as for their evaluation and oversight.  In particular, the Committee makes recommendations for:

  • Annual Meeting
    • site selection
    • topic selection
    • development of new formats, e.g., tracks
  • All SIAM Conferences
    • soliciting and reviewing topics for conferences
    • deciding which conferences can take place outside the USA
    • helping to obtain funding, e.g., writing NSF block grant proposals
    • initiating topical workshops in new areas

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