Serbian Mathematical Sciences Association

The Serbian Mathematical Sciences Association was founded in 2015 as a society that gathers researchers and professors of mathematics at Serbian universities and research institutes. Currently, the Society has around 200 members, and approximately one half are active in the area of applied mathematics. The applied mathematics groups are active at all universities of Serbia as well as at the Mathematical Institute of Academy of Arts and Sciences in Belgrade. The research areas covered by these groups are PDEs, numerical optimization, numerical analysis, numerical linear algebra, data analysis and artificial intelligence, mathematical modeling in pharmacology, finance and insurance, stochastic analysis, operations research etc.

The main aims of the Association are to strengthen mathematical research, promote applications of mathematics in industry and interdisciplinary research, provide support for young researchers, facilitate cooperation with international partners through joint research projects, organize scientific events etc. The Association has the usual structure of professional organizations: the general assembly, the president and vice president, the executive board and the legal representative.

The Association is the umbrella for the national mathematical PhD programs that are organized by four universities together. Furthermore, the members participate in European Industrial Doctorate programs that are part of Marie Sklodowska Curie framework. The Association is active in organizing conferences and supporting research seminars at member institutions.

Supporting young mathematicians is one of the primary aims of the Association. One of the activities is organization of Congress of young Serbian mathematicians, the first one in 2019 and the next one in September 2022.

Caption: A lecture at the first Congress of Young Mathematicians, Novi Sad, October 3-5, 2019

Cooperation with the non-academic sector in answering the challenges of modern world and promoting the role of mathematics as a tool for solving contemporary problems is an important part of our activities. Members of the Association are active in knowledge transfer and industrial projects, in particular in the are of big data and artificial intelligence.

Members of the Association are active in several applied mathematical organizations like European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI) and International Society for Analysis, its Applications and Computation (ISAAC). The Department of Mathematics and Informatics at University of Novi Sad, which has over 50 members in the Society, is an ECMI node and a teaching center.

Further details are available at https://smsa.pmf.uns.ac.rs/#/about

Author: 

Stevan Pilipovic

Stevan Pilipovic is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Novi Sad. His research areas are Functional Analysis, Geometry and Topology. He is the current President of the Serbian Mathematical Sciences Association.
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