8th Annual JohnFest / SIAM Student Conference
February 5-6, 2016

Clemson University will be hosting an informal miniconference in applied mathematics and related areas February 5-6, 2016. The conference is sponsored jointly by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Clemson SIAM Student Chapter, SIAM Southeast, and the Clemson Mathematical Sciences Department.


In part, the conference is intended as a "practice session" for students, to give them a comfortable forum in which to present the results of their research, while getting advice and suggestions from their peers and mentors. This kind of oral presentation is a vital part of a graduate student's career. The talks presented at this conference will be developed further for presentation at job interviews and at conferences, such as the upcoming SIAM SEAS conference.

In addition, the conference provides an opportunity for beginning researchers to gain exposure for their own work, to get an idea of what others are working on, as well as to meet and exchange ideas with others in their field of interest.


The conference will be held at Clemson University.

  • Directions to campus
  • Map to Comfort Inn
  • Map to Hotel Tilman
  • Parking
    For this event, CU Parking Service will relax the parking enforcement for E-6, Parkway Drive, and Calhoun Dr. Friday, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm and Saturday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm. However, you will need to pay if you park your cars at the meters. Additonally, you may NOT park in the 24-hour Employee spaces (which are marked). Campus Parking Map
  • Campus Buildings Map
    • The Math department is in Martin Hall.
    • The Friday plenary talk will be in Daniel 315.
    • The Saturday talks will be in Daniel 315.

We are fortunate this year to have the conference supported by National Science Foundation grant DMS-1547107, the Clemson Student SIAM Chapter, and the Clemson Department of Mathematical Sciences. Invited attendees rooms will be covered and have some of their travel expenses reimbursed.


If you have questions about this miniconference, please send a note to Leo Rebholz (rebholz at clemson.edu), Qingshan Chen (qsc at clemson.edu), or Hyesuk Lee (hklee at clemson.edu). If you have complaints or criticisms, please neatly write them down on a piece of paper, then throw it away.

Past Conferences:
  • 2009 (hosted by Virginia Tech)
  • 2010 (hosted by Virginia Tech)
  • 2011 (hosted by Clemson)
  • 2012 (hosted by Virginia Tech)
  • 2013 (hosted by Clemson)
  • 2014 (hosted by Virginia Tech)
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