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Uppsala University Student SIAM Chapter

The Uppsala University Student Chapter of SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) is a network for both graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in computational and applied mathematics. If you are interested in joining the chapter, please contact one of the officers listed below.


Every year we organize 1-2 lunch seminars and 1-2 excursions to relevant companies.
All chapter members are most welcome to attend!

Upcoming activities

Scania (September 2024)

Recent activities

Excursion to Elekta, March 21, 2024

We visited Elekta in their beautiful new office in Stockholm. They demonstrated their Leksell Gamma Knife, presented the Cone Beam CT and their work (and collaboration with UU IT department!) from radiation physics to algorithms and patient applications. We also had the pleasure of meeting with the company CEO, Gustaf Salford, as seen below.


Excursion to Arriver, November 25, 2022

After two years of postponing due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we finally spent a few hours with the ML engineers of Arriver (formerly Veoneer). They gave us insights into the automatic processing of real-time images in self-driving vehicles and the related challenges. Several employees also hold a PhD and discussing their current projects and working environment with respect to their academic background was very valuable.


Excursion to SEB, November 27, 2019

We were glad to spend a day at SEB in their office by Kungsträdgården, Stockholm. We got to meet former Ph.D. students from the department and listen to multiple interesting talks on deep learning within algorithmic trading, credit risk, ethics in AI and data science, and smart beta investing.


Excursion to BCG gamma, April 9, 2018

We were invited to visit Boston Consulting Group(BCG) Gamma in Stockholm where they introduced the company with two cases that BCG Gamma consultant worked with. A senior data scientist with Ph.D. background told us how he decided to join the Gamma-team. Also, we learned how the career path and recruitment process is in BCG.


Excursion to Lloyd's Register, October 19, 2017

We visited Lloyd's Register in Sundbyberg where they presented their solution on risk analysis for nuclear power plant.They also told us about dynamic risk assessment and RAMS analysis within train. Finally, we learned about LR as a company, their business verticals, type of business and career opportunities.


Excursion to Spotify, March 14, 2017

We had the chance to visit Spotify Headquarters in Stockholm where they told us about some Machine Learning techniques that are used to analyze and classify their music.


Excursion to Google, November 9, 2016

We had the pleasure to visit Google at their office in Stockholm. We had a quick tour of the offices and were introduced to efficient signal processing techniques used in WebRTC and Google Hangouts.


SIAM Seminar with Kateryna Mishchenko (ABB), June 16, 2016

June 18 we hosted a seminar with Kateryna Mishchenko from ABB, Västerås, who told us about activities at Corporate Research. In particular, we learned about research on numerical optimization.


Pictures from earlier activities could be found at the past activities page.

Rules of Procedure

These are the official rules of procedure of the Uppsala University Student SIAM Chapter.

Meeting minutes

Updated  2024-04-05 17:12:29 by Erik Blom.