Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles

General presentation

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The Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles (SMAI) is a non-profit organization governed by the French 1901 law. It was created in 1983 by a group of French applied mathematicians having become aware of the specifity of their discipline and wishing to insure its expansion and development.

The goal of the Society is to contribute to the development of applied mathematics through research, industrial applications, publications, education and the training of researchers and engineers.

This learned society has individual, institutional and corporate members (university or industrial labs, companies, etc), researchers and specialists in applied mathematics (scientific computing, numerical analysis, partial differential equations, optimization and control, applied probability, statistics, financial mathematics, image and signal processing, life modelling, ...)

The association is governed by an Administration Board which is elected by the General Assembly and which elects, within it, an Executive Committee (Bureau), according to the by-laws and the internal rules. The SMAI has also a Scientific Advisory Committee.

The assistants of SMAI, Mrs Huong Fuentes and Mrs Noura Sahtout, are reachable at IHP (phone : +33 1 44 27 66 61 or +33 1 44 27 66 62, fax : +33 1 44 07 03 64, email :

Since Januray 2017, the Bureau is composed as follows:

  • Fatiha Alabau (President)
  • Nicolas Vauchelet (General Secretary)
  • Jean-Stéphane Dhersin (Treasurer)
  • Albert Cohen (Vice-President in charge of publications)
  • Florence Hubert (Vice-President in charge of public awareness actions)
  • Françoise Issard-Roch (Vice-President in charge of education)
  • Jérôme Lacaille (Vice-President in charge of industrial relations)

Christophe Chalons (former General Secretary) is also renewed as members of the Bureau to facilitate the transition of responsabilities.

Besides, the Administration Board appoints representatives for specific tasks of a limited duration. The dynamism of the SMAI, the launching new projects and the writing of reports about various issues depend very much on their contribution.

Some of the SMAI activites are organized by its thematic groups.

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