# SIAM Student Chapter

**Welcome to the University of California at Merced SIAM Student Chapter**

The UC Merced chapter of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is dedicated to enhancing the applied mathematics mission of the university and providing developmental opportunities to its students. Towards that end, we currently run the student-led SAMPLe (

**S**ome**A**pplied**M**ath for**P**eople to**Le**arn) seminar and organize social events whenever possible.UC Merced students from any department are encouraged to join the SIAM student chapter. UC Merced students are also eligible for a free membership with SIAM. Information on how to obtain membership can be found here.

**The current SIAM Student Chapter officers are**:

**Jessica Taylor**, President (jtaylor5 at ucmerced.edu)

**Eric Roberts**, Vice President

**Mario Banuelos**, Treasurer

**Michael Stobb,**Secretary

**Sebastian Rodríguez,**Undergraduate Representative

**Victoria Arias,**Undergraduate Social Coordinator

**Faculty Advisor: Professor Noemi Petra**

**Past SIAM Student Chapter officers:**

(2015-2016)

**Julia Clark**, Graduate President (jclark at ucmerced.edu)

**Derick Garcia**, Undergraduate President

**Jessica Taylor**, Secretary

**Eric Roberts**, Treasurer

**Faculty Advisor: Professor Noemi Petra**

(2014-2015)

**Jason Davis**, Graduate President (jdavis8 at ucmerced.edu)

**Chris Williams**, Undergraduate President

**Shagun Rawat**, Secretary

**Li Huang**, Treasurer

**Faculty Advisors: Professors Arnold Kim and Noemi Petra**

**Events for 2016-2017**

**SAMPLE Seminar**: Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Title:

*Procedural generation in gaming*Presenter: Michael Stobb (Applied Mathematics, UC Merced)

Location: SSM 217, El Capitan

Refreshments at 3:00pm, talk at 3:30pm

**SAMPLE Seminar**: Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Title:

*Enhanced fractal dynamics of a BEC induced by dipolar interactions*Presenter: Jessica Taylor (Applied Mathematics, UC Merced)

Location: SSM 217, El Capitan

Refreshments at 3:00pm, talk at 3:30pm

**SAMPLE Seminar**: Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Title:

*Demonstration of the R Markdown package**dimensional dynamical systems*

Presenter: Li-Hsuan Huang (Applied Mathematics, UC Merced)

Location: SSM 217, El Capitan

Refreshments at 3:00pm, talk at 3:30pm

**SAMPLE Seminar**: Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Title:

*Hydrodynamics of heterogeneous swarms*Presenter: Katie Copenhagen (Physics, UC Merced)

Location: SSM 217, El Capitan

Refreshments at 3:00pm, talk at 3:30pm

**SAMPLE Seminar**: Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Title:

*Bayesian Inference of Stochastic Pursuit Models from Basketball**Tracking Data*

Presenter: Shagun Rawat (Applied Mathematics, UC Merced)

Location: SSM 217, El Capitan

Refreshments at 3:00pm, talk at 3:30pm

**SAMPLE Seminar**: Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Title:

*Markov Chains with Perturbations*Presenter: Jason Davis (Applied Mathematics, UC Merced)

Location: SSM 217, El Capitan

Refreshments at 3:00pm, talk at 3:30pm

**SAMPLE Seminar**: Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Title:

*Hybrid Perovskite Thin Films as Highly Efficient Luminescent**Solar Concentrators*

Presenter: Christine Hoffman (Applied Mathematics, UC Merced)

Location: SSM 217, El Capitan

Refreshments at 3:00pm, talk at 3:30pm

**SAMPLE Seminar**: Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Title:

*TBA*Presenter: Fabian Santiago (Applied Mathematics, UC Merced)

Location: SSM 217, El Capitan

Refreshments at 3:00pm, talk at 3:30pm

**SAMPLE Seminar**: Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Title:

*TBA*Presenter: Matea Alvarado (Applied Mathematics, UC Merced)

Location: SSM 217, El Capitan

Refreshments at 3:00pm, talk at 3:30pm

**SAMPLE Seminar**: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Title:

*Strong selection of infectious disesase and genomic data*Presenter: Mario Banuelos (Applied Mathematics, UC Merced)

Location: SSM 217, El Capitan

Refreshments at 3:00pm, talk at 3:30pm

**SAMPLE Seminar**: Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Title:

*TBA*Presenter: Omar DeGuchy (Applied Mathematics, UC Merced)

Location: SSM 217, El Capitan

Refreshments at 3:00pm, talk at 3:30pm

**SAMPLE Seminar**: Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Title:

*How random is a shuffled deck of cards?*Presenter: Julia Clark (Applied Mathematics, UC Merced)

Location: SSM 217, El Capitan

Refreshments at 3:00pm, talk at 3:30pm

### Contact Us

**Graduate Admissions:**

Phone: 209-228-4723

**Graduate Funding:**

Phone: 209-228-4622

**General Inquiries:**

Phone: 209-228-4723

Fax: 209-228-6906

**Mailing Address:**

University of California, Merced

ATTN: Graduate Division

5200 N. Lake Road, SSB 310

Merced, CA 95343

The first new American research

university in the 21st century, with a

mission of research, teaching and service.

university in the 21st century, with a

mission of research, teaching and service.

University of California, Merced

5200 N. Lake Road

Merced, CA 95343

T: 209-228-4400