What We Do

SIAM fosters the development of applied mathematical and computational methodologies needed in various application areas. Applied mathematics, in partnership with computational science, is essential in solving many real-world problems. Through publications, research and community, the mission of SIAM is to build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology.

About SIAM

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is an international community of 14,500+ individual members. Almost 500 academic, manufacturing, research and development, service and consulting organizations, government, and military organizations worldwide are institutional members. SIAM was incorporated in 1952 as a nonprofit organization to convey useful mathematical knowledge to other professionals who could implement mathematical theory for practical, industrial, or scientific use. Since then, SIAM’s goals have remained the same:

  • To advance the application of mathematics and computational science to engineering, industry, science, and society.
  • To promote research that will lead to effective new mathematical and computational methods and techniques for science, engineering, industry, and society.
  • To provide media for the exchange of information and ideas among mathematicians, engineers, and scientists.

Our Areas of Focus



Since its inception in 1953, SIAM’s journal program has produced quality, peer-reviewed journals that are respected and highly-cited throughout the applied mathematics and computational science community. Read More


For nearly six decades, SIAM has published research monographs and textbooks written by renowned experts, addressing fundamental subjects and emerging topics of vital interest in academia, industry, and government. Read More

SIAM Undergraduate Research Online (SIURO)

SIAM Undergraduate Research Online (SIURO), an open-access web-based publication for undergraduates, has published reviewed undergraduate manuscripts since 2008. Subscription and access are free and open to the public. Read More


SIAM News, published 10 times a year, is the print and electronic newsjournal of SIAM, reporting on issues and developments affecting the applied and computational mathematics community. Read More