Upcoming Events

Fall 2012 - Speaker Series, learn about paths to a career in applied mathematics within academia, government, and tech industry.




Past Events

September 10, 2012 - APAM Welcome Party All faculty, staff, and students in the APAM Department were invited and CUSIAM held an informational booth.

Fall 2010 - Mathlab Help Room (Fridays 3.30-5.30pm, Location: 252 Engineering Terrace)

November 10, 2010 - SIAM Startup - Math Collaboration (5-7 pm, Davis Auditorium CEPSR)

Students, faculty, and researchers are invited to attend the Fall 2010 SIAM Startup-Math Collaborative meeting, Wednesday November 10, 6-8 pm in Davis Auditorium, CEPSR. As with past meetups, several members of the NYC Startup community will be presenting mathematical, statistical, and computational problems arising from interesting real-world applications.

Presenters at the November 10 meetup will include:

* etsy.com

* foursquare.com

* parse.ly

* socialflow.com

* sourcetone.com

Students looking for short-term projects, summer internships, or possible post-graduation job opportunities are encouraged to attend. Please do RSVP and please see the fancy poster.


Fall 2010 - STEM and Startup Lecture Series

The Bio IGERT group, with the support of the ACM, ADI, and SIAM, is bringing you some of the most renown entrepreneurs from around the country to Columbia University to share some of the stories and insights that they've learned over the course of their careers.

Wednesday, September 22nd: Entrepreneurship and Tech Transfer - Dan Abraham of Columbia Technology Ventures will talk about the basics of technology commercialization and explore how these map onto a coherent strategy for success.

Wednesday, September 15th: Funding Your Dream Startup - Hunch founder and former Columbia alumnus Chris Dixon spoke about how to fund a startup.

Tuesday, September 14th: InSITE chairman Paul Tumpowsky spoke about a great opportunity for graduate students interested in getting involved in the entrepreneurial life.

Additionally, "office hours" with the speaker are being offered on any topic you would like to discuss. Please sign up on the seminar page, if you're interested in meeting one of the speakers.
Email STEM and Startup Lecture Series for more information.

Spring 2010 - Mathlab Help Room (Mondays 1-2.30pm, Location: 252 Engineering Terrace)

March 3, 2010 - SIAM Startup - Math Collaboration (5-7 pm, 414 CEPSR)

Students, faculty, and researchers are invited to attend the Spring 2010 SIAM Startup-Math Collaborative meeting, Wednesday March 3, 5-7 pm in rm 414 CEPSR. As with past meetups, several members of the NYC Startup community will be presenting mathematical, statistical, and computational problems arising from interesting real-world applications.

Presenters at the March 3 meetup will include:

* Kickstarter.com (micro-venture-capital matching for creative artists)

* Simulmedia.com (predicting what you'll watch)

* Snooth.com (predicting what you'll drink)

* OKCupid.com (predicting who you'll date; featured in "Looking for a Date? A Site Suggests You Check the Data" in Feb 13th's New York Times: http://j.mp/db9b0n )

Students looking for short-term projects, summer internships, or possible post-graduation job opportunities are encouraged to attend. We will also be discussing the launch of a new competitive startup summer intern program being arranged in collaboration with NYU ACM, betaworks.com, and nyc seedstart. Check back at http://www.seas.columbia.edu/siam/ for more info. Please do RSVP so we get an accurate count.

November 18, 2009 - SIAM Startup - Math Collaboration (5-8 pm, 414 CEPSR)

Students, faculty, and researchers are invited to attend the Fall 2009 SIAM Startup-Math Collaborative meeting, Wednesday November 18, 5-8 pm in rm 414 CEPSR. As with past meetups, several members of the Startup community will be presenting mathematical, statistical, and computational problems arising from interesting real-world applications.

Presenters at the Nov 18 meetup will include:

* Gene Kogan and Gold Truong ( http://freshdirect.com )

* Chris Dixon and Matt Gattis ( http://hunch.com )

* Todd Levy ( http://bit.ly )

* Brian Whitman ( http://echonest.com )

Students looking for short-term projects, summer internships, or possible post-graduation job opportunities are encouraged to attend. Pizza will be served --- please do RSVP so we get an accurate count.

Fall 2009 - Mathlab Help Room (Fridays 1-3pm, Location: 252 Engineering Terrace)

October 16, 2009 - SIAM Graduate Student Panel (2-4 pm, 227 Mudd)

A panel discussion between graduate students and seniors on applying to graduate school in quantitative fields such as Industrial and Applied Math, Machine Learning, Quantitative Biology, Finance etc.

September 16, 2009 - SIAM Board Meeting (5-7 pm, 210 Mudd)

Activities discussed included an Applied Mathematics and MATLAB help room, a graduate student panel about applying to grad schools and an applied mathematics journal club. If you are interested in participating or helping organize any of these events please contact us.

July 2009 - SIAM annual meeting, (Denver) including presentation by CUSIAM vice president Adrian Haimovich on ``Fused SVM Classification of Temporal Gene Expression Responses to Endotoxin"

April 8, 2009 - SIAM Tech-Startup / Math Program (5-7 pm, 214 Mudd)

(a.k.a. "math camp for startups")

(a.k.a. "stump the mathematicians")

Columbia's chapter of SIAM invites you to the next Startup Math Program meetup 5-7 pm Wednesday April 8. From 5:00pm - 6:30pm NYC-based startups will present mathematical modeling+mining problems arising from real-world applications, followed by an informal mingling session between all attendees and representatives from startup companies.

Presenters will include:

* Paul Berry, CTO, HuffPost,

* David Black, Oak Investment Partners,

* Jeff Revesz, Founder, Adaptive Semantics,

* Nate Silver, PECOTA, FiveThirtyEight.com.

* Derek Gottfrid, NYTimes.com

Students, researchers, and faculty are invited to attend and discuss possible solutions. Students looking for short-term projects, summer internships, or possible post-graduation job opportunities are also encouraged to attend. Free food and refreshments will be provided.

To attend, RSVP REQUIRED to siam@columbia.edu.

February 2009 - COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modelling

Spring 2009 - Matlab Help Room (Tuesdays 4.10-6pm and Fridays 11-1pm, 252 Engineering Terrace)

December 4, 2008 - SIAM lecture with Dr. Dmitri Tymoczko (Princeton University)

'The Geometry of Music' (4pm, 313 Fayerweather)

'What makes music sound good?' (7pm, 312 Mathematics Building)

Fall 2008 - Matlab Help Room (Thursdays 1-3pm, 407 Mathematics)

February 2007 - SIAM VLP Lecture with Dr. David Ross

February 2007 - COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modelling

January 2007 - Financial Mathematics Job Night, with Susquehanna International Group

October 2006 - SIAM Lecture with Professor Carlos Castillo-Chavez