SIAM launches activity group, publications for data scientists

Data science community at SIAM continues to grow with a new journal, book series, and activity group.

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SIAM Data Science Group

Data science is experiencing a transformation unlike many we’ve seen in applied mathematics before. LinkedIn reports 650% job growth in data science, data analysis, machine learning, and related jobs since 2012 and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects an estimated 11.5 million new jobs by 2026. The number of students studying these subjects is on the rise, and we’re seeing an increased number of mathematicians making career changes to meet the growing demand. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has listened to the requests of the community and has launched a series of new services and resources to meet these unique and growing needs.

New Dedicated Community and Conference

The most recent addition to the collection of offerings is the SIAM Activity Group on Data Science (SIAG/DATA). Launched this month, the activity group is a community dedicated to advancing the mathematics of data science, focusing on the mathematical, statistical, and computational foundations of data science. The SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science (MDS) will serve as the community’s flagship conference. The inaugural MDS20 took place virtually in May, with the next conference planned for the spring of 2022. The activity group will also sponsor the annual SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM) with its next meeting scheduled to be held virtually April 29, 2021 through May 1, 2021.

Interested in Publishing Your Work?

SIAM Journal on Mathematics of Data Science (SIMODS) is SIAM’s newest journal that publishes work advancing mathematical, statistical, and computational methods in the context of data and information sciences. SIAM invites papers that present significant advances in this context, including applications to science, engineering, business, and medicine. SIAM is offering free access to SIMODS through 2021.

For authors and readers interested in expert books on data science, SIAM has a new book series on the subject. The books in this new series will address state-of-the-art research covering the mathematical, computational, and scientific aspects of data science. The series will publish high-impact research monographs, in-depth essays on emerging trends, tutorials with a broad reach, advanced surveys, scholarly research retrospectives, and textbooks. We recently published the first book in the series and are accepting proposals for new additions to the collection!

Learn more about SIAM’s data science resources, and stay connected to the community as a SIAM member.

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