First SibFam Event of the Year

Here’s to the first SibFam event of the year! The AM-Ec family went out for drinks at Daedalus and had a blast. Cheers! 🍻


Spring 2017 for Applied Math Concentrators

Hi everyone,

As the spring semester commences, we hope you are having a great shopping week and choosing classes that interest you! If you would like any help or advising with choosing your classes, please go to the Helpful Links page to see contact info for advisers! Or, if you would like more informal help, feel free to email any of the HAMS officers! You can find their email addresses under the Leadership page. Stay tuned for declaration socials, events with industry professionals and professors, and other great events that relate to Applied Math!

Sophomore Declaration Social



Hi everyone!
Thinking about declaring Applied Math? Also considering Computer Science, Statistics, Economics, Biology, or another quantitative field? HAMS will be hosting a Sophomore Declaration Social on Tuesday, November 8 from 4PM-6PM in Ticknor Lounge for all interested students! We’ll have professors, advisors, and concentrators who can answer any questions you have about Applied Math at Harvard – Thai food from 9 Tastes will be served 🙂

ALL CLASS YEARS WELCOME – we’d love to see upperclassmen who can talk about the concentration with freshmen & sophomores!

See you there!

SPRINT Week 1 Recap – Looking Forward to Week 2!

The first week of HAMS’ SPRINT 2016 was a huge success! We had great turnout at all three of our talks, as we featured data scientist Michael Chen from Facebook, Harvard SEAS Professor David Parkes, and senior fellow Jim Tung from Mathworks! Everyone enjoyed great food and snacks as they listened to very informative talks from all three speakers, gaining invaluable insight into real-world applications of mathematics!

Check out these photos:


Here is the lineup of more superstar speakers for Week 2 of SPRINT 2016:

Oct 25: Ariel Amir (Biomathematics, Harvard SEAS)
Topic: “Biology, Evolved: Biomath for Genetics and Evolution”
***Refreshments will be provided***
6:00 PM, Sever Hall 106

Oct 26: Na Li (Decisions, Control, and Networks, Harvard SEAS)
Topic: “The Future of Energy: Economics and Engineering”
***Refreshments will be provided***
6:00 PM, Boylston Hall 105

Oct 28: Sam Gershman (Artificial Intelligence, Harvard FAS and Center for Brain Science, Harvard FAS)
Topic: “Building Machines that Learn and Think Like People”
***Refreshments will be provided***
6:00 PM, Emerson Hall 108


Click this main event link for more details!

HAMS Presents: Harvard SPRINT 2016

HAMS Presents: Harvard SPRINT 2016 – Speakers in Research, Innovation, and Technology

Time: Oct 17 – Oct 28

Details: The Harvard Applied Math Society invites you to Harvard SPRINT 2016, our annual speaker series! In addition to free food from Felipe’s, Domino’s and other Harvard Square favorites, as well as free swag, we will have notable speakers from both academia and industry, presenting on topics from artificial intelligence to social network modeling. Save the date to hear from top engineers at Facebook, chief executives at MATLAB, and decorated professors at Harvard!

Our first round of speakers includes:

  • Oct 17: Michael Chen (Facebook) ***Free Facebook swag will be provided***
  • Oct 18: David Parkes (Computer Science, Harvard SEAS)
  • Oct 21: Jim Tung (The Mathworks, creator of MATLAB)
  • Oct 25: Ariel Amir (Applied Mathematics, Harvard SEAS)
  • Oct 26: Na Li (Electrical Engineering & Applied Mathematics, Harvard SEAS)
  • Oct 28: Sam Gershman (Department of Psychology and Center for Brain Science, Harvard FAS)

***Check back soon for speaker locations!***

More details to come! Stay tuned!

Now Recruiting New Leadership Positions!

We are now considering applicants for the following positions within HAMS:

  • Publicity Chair (Executive Board):
The Publicity Chair will from the first day have access to thousands of students at Harvard and will direct our communication and outreach operations. We are looking for someone with a passion for crafting messages that will turn people out to events and engage them with the SEAS community.
  • Diversity Chair (Executive Board):
The Diversity Chair will be in charge of supporting our mission of social transformation within SEAS. Recognizing that gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic background, nationality, ability, and other important identities have a significant impact on students’ experiences, this person will direct events and communication related to outreach and inclusivity. Because our Diversity Chair will be immediately connected with administrative and faculty leadership, we are looking for someone passionate, articulate, outspoken, and committed to equalizing demographic and other inequities within SEAS.
  • SibFam Leader:
SibFams are the subcommunities at SEAS and within Applied Math that are composed of students with a common interest. Our SibFams this year are: Biology, Computer Science, Economics, Statistics, Physical and Engineering Sciences, and Social Sciences. If you’re passionate about your field and want to be a leader in that community, we want you! Generous funding is available for social events, outings, dinners, ice cream, and more!

One more thing: if you don’t see a position that suits you here, but you’d like to get involved, just email to chat! We’d love to have you, whatever your interests are.
Applications are due: Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 at 11:59pm.