SIAM PNW Section

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest Section of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAMPNWS)!

SIAMPNWS aims to bring together the different communities of the Pacific Northwest that are active in industrial and applied mathematics. Its goals are to enhance communication among its members, to promote collaboration for both basic research and applications of mathematics to industry and science, and to support the SIAM mission in the Pacific Northwest region of the US and Canada.

SIAMPNWS serves the Pacific Northwest region of the USA and Canada, defined here to comprise the states of Idaho, Oregon and Washington, and the province of British Columbia.


October 2020: The Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar (PNWNAS) was held virtually on Saturday, Oct 17. For more info, see

April 2020: The new slate of officers of our Section elected for the term April 2020-22 are listed below.

We send our warm congratulations to all those elected while we thank the Nominating Committee chaired by Bernard Deconinck (UW) with participation of Ben Adcock (SFU), Jodi Mead (Boise), and Ralph Showalter (OSU). We also appreciate very much all the candidates who made themselves available for serving our Section.


President: Grady Wright, Department of Mathematics, Boise State University -

Vice President: Lynn Schreyer, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Washington State University -

Secretary: Thomas Humphries, Division of Engineering and Mathematics, University of Washington Bothell -

Treasurer: Bonni Dichone, Department of Mathematics, Gonzaga University -

Former Officers

2018 - 2020: President: Malgorzata Peszynska, Vice President: Katie Oliveras, Secretary: Nathan Ilten, Treasurer: Grady Wright.

2016 - 2018: President: Bernard Deconinck, Vice President: Malgorzata Peszynska, Secretary: Ben Adcock, Treasurer: Leming Qu.


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