Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
WKU Student Chapter
SIAM Student Chapter, Western Kentucky University
The objectives of SIAM, as established in the Certificate of Incorporation, are: To further the application of mathematics to industry and science. To promote basic research in mathematics leading to new methods and techniques useful to industry and science. To provide media for the exchange of information and ideas between mathematicians and other technical and scientific personnel. Purposes of the Chapter shall be consistent with the objectives of SIAM. The objectives of the SIAM-WKU Student Chapter are: To provide students with a means for professional development by its programs and its relationships with other Student Chapters and with the National Society. To contribute toward the development of applied mathematics at the Western Kentucky University through activities in which student members and faculty may participate. To serve as an interdisciplinary focal point within the University community for the interchange of information in the area of applied mathematics.
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2021 Spring EVENTS
2020 Fall EVENTS
2020 Spring EVENTS
Short Bio of Dr. Jesus Martinez: I’m a mathematical scientist at Occidental Petroleum Corporation. I am originally from Mexico, finished my bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from UT Pan-American and PhD from Iowa State University in Applied Mathematics. My true interest in Mathematics began on my first year of university as a pre-med student and grew as I involved myself more in the subject. I decided to change to a math track soon after and began studying Soliton theory. This led to an opportunity to study for a year at Kobe University in Japan. From there I moved to Ames Iowa where I eventually started working in Control Theory with Scott Hansen (Dr. Ahmet Ozkan Ozer’s math father). After teaching at a local college for one year I decided to try my luck in industry and faith brought me back to Texas where I joined the analytics team at Oxy. At my current position I face problems from many business units. This allows me to look at very diverse problems, become familiar with many problem formulations, and explore very diverse techniques.
2019 fall EVENTS