SIAM Texas-Louisiana Section (SIAM-TXLA)

The Texas-Louisiana Section was formed in 2016 to serve SIAM members in Texas and Louisiana. Its purpose is to provide ongoing opportunity for mathematicians working in both industry and academia to come together and form a strong social and promotional network; to promote a sense of identity as mathematicians; to allow members to share ideas, continue or reestablish links with other mathematicians; and to provide a platform for a form of continuing education/collaborative environment in our geographic area.



(All terms January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018)

President: Rob Lipton, Louisiana State University
Vice President-at-Large: AJ Meir, Southern Methodist University
Vice President (Houston Regional): Anusha Sekar, Chevron Energy Technology Company
Vice President (Dallas Regional): Thomas Hagstrom, Southern Methodist University
Vice President (Rio Grande Valley Regional): Zhijun Qiao, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley 
Secretary/TreasurerWilliam Ott, University of Houston



Save the date for SIAM TX-LA first sectional meeting!

Date: Oct 5th – Oct 7th, 2018
Venue: Louisiana State University campus, Baton Rouge, LA.

We are planning a multi-faceted sectional meeting. Highlights include an undergraduate conference, mini symposia on geosciences, quantitative bio, metamaterials and several other topics of interest to SIAM members in the Texas-Louisiana region. Stay tuned for more information. If you have any questions or would like to join the organizing committee, please email

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