Conference to be held on the campus of
UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina
March 9th – 11th, 2018

The annual meeting of the SIAM Southeastern Atlantic Section will be hosted jointly by UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University, and North Carolina State University.

Plenary Speakers:

Julianne Chung (Virginia Tech)
Ricardo Cortez (Tulane)
Clint Dawson (UT Austin)
James Sethian (UC Berkeley)

Tentative Schedule:

Friday March 9th: evening registration and welcome reception (6:30pm – 8:30pm)
Saturday March 10th: all day conference, evening poster reception (8:30am – 8:30pm)
Sunday March 11th: half-day conference (8:30am – 12:45pm)

The conference format will consist of the 4 plenary talks (45 min each) by the above speakers, two on Saturday and two on Sunday, with 80 minute mini-symposia (four 15 min talks with 5 min for questions) sandwiched between the plenary talks, and a poster session (2 hrs) on Saturday evening.

We will schedule parallel minisymposia in order to accommodate all submissions. If the number of submitted minisymposia rises to the number of available classrooms, we will close the submission process.  Participants are requested to self-organize 80-minute mini-symposia with 4 speakers; while there will be no individual contributed talks, posters are strongly encouraged.  We also strongly encourage vertical integration of advanced graduate students, postdocs and faculty in minisymposia. Use the Registration tabs above to submit minisymposia and to register.

Important Dates:

January 26th Deadline for Submission of mini-symposia and list of speakers
February 2nd Registration Deadline
February 2nd Title and Abstract Submission Deadline
WE ARE AT CAPACITY! No new registrations will be accepted.
February 2nd Student Travel Award Application Deadline
March 2nd Registration Payment Deadline

Registration links:    

Please visit the Registration page for more information and links to registration. Minisymposium speakers that have not registered can email directly their registration information:
– Name and Institution
– Title and Abstract
– student/postdoc/faculty

Student registration fee: $25
Postdoc registration fee: $50
Faculty registration fee: $75

A number of student travel awards are available, and will be awarded on the basis of need.  Please see the Registration page for details.


Participants must make their own lodging arrangements.

OPTION 1.  The primary conference lodging site is the Hampton Inn in Carrboro, the sister town of Chapel Hill, which has many and diverse dining and entertainment options within easy walking distance.  The hotel is about 1 mile (20 minute walk, 5 minute Uber or Lyft) from the UNC campus.  We will have a 12-passenger van to provide transportation at key times between the Hampton Inn and the UNC Campus.  If you book lodging at the Hampton Inn, tell them you are attending the SIAM-SEAS 2018 meeting hosting by the Department of Mathematics at UNC to get the university rate of $139.  The Hampton Inn has also provided this link, reservations can be make up to Feb 14th, or until the block is sold out.

OPTION 2.  Especially for students looking for cheaper options, we encourage AirBnB!  There are many significantly cheaper options for between 1 and 4 persons.  Please check proximity of any AirBnB option to Phillips and Chapman Halls on campus to avoid any surprises.  Uber and Lyft are possible cheap options to walking.

OPTION 3.  We encourage graduate students outside the Triangle with minimal support to explore the possibility to stay with local graduate students.  If we come up with a mechanism to facilitate, or if you know of one, we will circulate.

Organizing Committee:
Xiuyuan Cheng & Jianfeng Lu (Duke)
Alina Chertock & Mansoor Haider (NCState)
Greg Forest & Katie Newhall (UNC Chapel Hill)

Contact: siamseas42 (at) gmail (dot) com