SIAM UKIE Annual Meeting 2018

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the SIAM UKIE Section will take place on Thursday, 11th of January 2018 at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton.

The meeting features five invited speakers, covering a broad range of industrial and applied mathematics, and a poster session. Travel support will be available for PhD students and postdocs with an accepted poster presentation, and Best Poster prizes will be awarded.

Registration is now closed. Tea, coffee, and lunch will be provided for registered participants. The meeting concludes with a free tour of the National Oceangraphy Centre and attendees have the opportunity to join the organisers and speakers for an evening meal, at their own expense.

Invited Speakers

Frederic Dias – University College Dublin
Jacek Gondzio – University of Edinburgh
Gunnar Martinsson – University of Oxford
Ruth Misener – Imperial College London (IMA sponsored speaker)
Aretha Teckentrup – University of Edinburgh


Ivan Graham – University of Bath
Stefan Güttel – The University of Manchester
John MacKenzie – University of Strathclyde
Alain Zemkoho – University of Southampton

Venue, Travel, and Accomodation

National Oceanography Centre
European Way
SO14 3ZH

Most hotels are located in Southampton City Centre; click here for a list of hotels. The NOC is well connected by regular buses from Southampton City Centre, in particular UNILINK bus line U1C (network map). The UNILINK fare is £2 per journey and £3.50 for a daily ticket.

Time Table

09:30–10:00Registration in National Oceanography Centre, SO14 3ZH
10:15–11:00Talk 1: Frederic Dias (University College Dublin)
Recent progress in the evaluation of impact pressures
11:00–11:45Talk 2: Aretha Teckentrup (University of Edinburgh)
Surrogate Models in Large-Scale Bayesian Inverse Problems
11:45–12:15Poster blitz
12:15–13:30Lunch and Poster Session
13:30–14:00Business Session, open to all
14:00–14:45Talk 3: Gunnar Martinsson (University of Oxford)
Randomized methods for accelerating matrix factorization algorithms
14:45–15:30Talk 4: Ruth Misener (Imperial College London)
Optimisation for Gradient Boosted Trees with Risk Control
16:00–16:45Talk 5: Jacek Gondzio (University of Edinburgh)
Continuation in Optimization: From interior point methods to Big Data
16:45–17:00Poster Prize announcement
17:00–17:30Free tour of the National Oceanography Centre

Participants and abstracts

List of participants

Talk and poster abstracts


This meeting is generously supported by the Society for Industry and Applied Mathematics and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications:


Previous Annual Meetings

The SIAM UKIE section organises annual meetings since 1997. The inaugural meeting was held at The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology on January 6, 1997. Details of past meetings can also be found on the SIAM Archive webpage.

2017 Strathclyde
Speakers: Nick Higham (SIAM President, The University of Manchester), Jeremy Morley (Ordnance Survey), Sarah Waters (IMA Sponsored Speaker, University of Oxford), Marta M. Betcke (University College London), Lyuba Chumakova (The University of Edinburgh), Angela Mihai (Cardiff University).

2016 Cambridge
Speakers: Pam Cook (SIAM President, University of Delaware), Martin Hairer, FRS (University of Warwick), Jasmina Lazic (MathWorks), Sarah Mitchell (University of Limerick), Jennifer Pestana (University of Strathclyde), Simon Tavaré, FRS, FMedSci (LMS President, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute & DAMTP, University of Cambridge), Barbara Wohlmuth (IMA Sponsored Speaker, Technische Universität München, Germany).

2015 Bath
Speakers: Robert Scheichl (University of Bath), Michel Destrade (National University of Ireland, Galway), Jon Chapman (University of Oxford), Vanessa Styles (University of Sussex), Marco Iglesias (University of Nottingham), Beth Wingate (University of Exeter).

2014 UCL
Speakers: Robert MacKay (University of Warwick), Irene Fonseca (SIAM President, Carnegie Mellon University), Nick Gould (Rutherford Appleton Lab), Stephen Hendry (Oasys Software Ltd.), Niall Madden (National University of Ireland, Galway), and Alain Goriely (University of Oxford).

2013 Reading
Speakers: Coralia Cartis (University of Edinburgh), Francoise Tisseur (University of Manchester), Clifford Nolan (University of Limerick), Sebastian Reich (Potsdam, Germany), and Endre Süli (University of Oxford).

2012 Leicester
Speakers: Helen Byrne (University of Oxford), Simon Chandler-Wilde (University of Reading), Charlie Elliott (University of Warwick), Bill Lionheart (University of Manchester), Alex Lipton (Bank of America Merrill Lynch/Imperial College), and Phillipe Toint (University of Namur).

2011 Manchester
Speakers: Simon Arridge (University College London), Charlie Elliott (University of Warwick), Volker Mehrmann (TU Berlin), Mark Panitz (BAE Systems), Beatrice Pelloni (University of Reading), and Nick Trefethen, FRS (Incoming SIAM President, University of Oxford).

2010 Edinburgh
Speakers: Barbara Niethammer (University of Oxford), Matthias Heil (University of Manchester), Philip Maini (University of Oxford), Douglas Arnold (SIAM President, University of Minnesota), Ivan Graham (University of Bath), Michael Tretyakov (University of Leicester), and Greg Pavliotis (Imperial College).

2009 Limerick
Speakers: Andrew Fowler (University of Limerick), Andy Wathen (University of Oxford), Robin Knowles (TotalSim), Annick Sartenaer (University of Namur, Belgium), Dave Hewett (University of Oxford, SIAM Student Chapter), and James Gleeson (University of Limerick).

2008 Southampton
Speakers: Roland Keunings (Universite Catholique de Louvain), Celia Glass (City University), Christine De Mol (Universite Libre de Bruxelles), Chris Farmer (Schlumberger), Peter Jimack (University of Leeds), and John King (University of Nottingham).

2007 Oxford
Speakers: Linda Cummings (University of Nottingham), Cleve Moler (SIAM President, Mathworks), Jon Chapman (University of Oxford), Andy Woods (University of Cambridge), Alison Ramage (University of Strathclyde), and Andrew Stuart (University of Warwick).

2006 Cardiff
Speakers: Peter Clarkson (University of Kent), Marty Golubitsky (SIAM President, University of Houston), Des Higham (University of Strathclyde), Ben Leimkuhler (University of Leicester), and Hinke Osinga (University of Bristol).

2005 Cork
Speakers: Russell Davies (University of Wales, Aberystwyth), Ivan Graham (University of Bath), Neil O’Connell (University of Warwick), Niall O’Murchadha (University College Cork), and Alexei Pokrovskii (University College Cork).

2004 Sheffield
Speakers: David Thomson (UK Met Office), Lucy Wyatt (University of Sheffield), Alastair Fitt (University of Southampton), Pat Fitzpatrick (University College Cork), and Jack Dongarra (University of Tennessee/ORNL).

2003 Bath
Speakers: Helen Byrne (University of Nottingham), Doug Arnold (Minnesota), John Toland (University of Bath), John Billingham (University of Birmingham), and Philippe Toint (University of Namur).

2002 Leeds
Speakers: Brian Sleeman (University of Leeds), Nick Higham (University of Manchester), Jens Marklof (University of Bristol), John Willis (University of Cambridge), and John Gibbon (Imperial College).

2001 Strathclyde
Speakers: Tim Goodman (University of Dundee), Howard Elman (University of Maryland), Valerie Isham (University College London), Mark Davis (Imperial College), and Alex Craik (University of St Andrews).

2000 Imperial College London
Speakers: John Ball (University of Oxford), John Dold (UMIST), Roger Fletcher (University of Dundee), Derek Moore (Imperial College), and Jan Verwer (CWI, Netherlands).

1999 Imperial College London
Speakers: Chris Budd (University of Bath), Charlie Elliot (University of Sussex), Colin Please (University of Southampton), Gil Strang (MIT, SIAM President), and Martin Stynes (University of Ireland, Cork).

1998 UMIST
Speakers: John Hinch (University of Cambridge), Rupert Klein (Free University of Berlin), Mark Chaplain (University of Dundee), Bill Morton (Oxford/Bath), and Nick Trefethen (University of Oxford).

1997 UMIST
Speakers: David Crighton (University of Cambridge), John Ockendon (University of Oxford), David Sloan (University of Strathclyde), Trevor Stuart (Imperial College), and Margaret Wright (SIAM President).

Below is a SIAM News report about this inaugural SIAM UKIE meeting. Document courtesy of David Silvester. SIAM News report about inaugural SIAM UKIE meeting