Mathematics In Industry Seminar

The SIAM Student Chapter will be hosting an information session for careers at Sandia National Laboratories.

Make a Difference: Mathematical Sciences R&D Careers at Sandia National Laboratories

Abstract: Brian Adams and colleagues will conduct a mathematics and statistics-specific information session including a brief overview of SNL’s mission, R&D areas, and opportunities in mathematics, statistics, and computational science. Staff and project profiles will demonstrate the ways you can contribute to high-impact problems in the national interest through fundamental math and computational science R&D, software/hardware development, and working in interdisciplinary teams on engineering applications. We are hiring at all degree levels.

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020, 2:00p EST
Email Justen Geddes ( or Tim Reid ( for the Zoom Link

For Thursday’s SNL Info Session, we strongly encourage attendees to register on Yello, as it helps SNL track your interest and set up follow-on discussions. If you are interested in a one-on-one career discussion with Brian or another R&D staff member, you must register in Yello, upload a CV, and express interest by emailing

There are two ways to register:

  1. Click on this URL:
  2. Using your Smartphone, text: SandiaMath2020 to 505.605.6276

Additional Information
R&D Staff from Sandia National Laboratories will be recruiting top NCSU students at all degree levels in the coming weeks. With sites in NM and CA, SNL is a Department of Energy laboratory conducting wide-ranging science and engineering R&D supporting national security. Please join us for a virtual info session and/or career fair! Students who register and submit a CV will be considered for one-on-one meetings to discuss their interests and possible careers at SNL.

SNL are hiring for the following types of positions:

  • Regular Staff (MS or PhD degrees); GPA may be considered, but no minimum
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher (PhD degrees) ); GPA may be considered, but no minimum
  • Summer or Year Round Intern (undergraduate or graduate); cumulative GPAs for all degrees must be above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Speakers from SNL will also be at the NC MS/PhD Virtual Career Fair on Thu, Oct 29.

Speaker Biographies

Brian M. Adams is a principal member of technical staff in the optimization and uncertainty quantification department at Sandia National Laboratories, where he has worked since 2005. He holds a PhD in Computational and Applied Mathematics from North Carolina State University. Brian develops, implements, and applies algorithms for optimization and uncertainty quantification on computational models. He leads the Dakota software project, managing software development and deployment to ensure impact on the span of Sandia science and engineering problems.

Teresa Portone is a senior member of the technical staff in the optimization and uncertainty quantification department at Sandia National Laboratories. Prior to assuming her position at Sandia in January 2020, she received her PhD in Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics from The University of Texas at Austin. Teresa develops and deploys methods to improve the efficiency and fidelity of uncertainty analyses for practical problems in the national interest.

Jordan E. Massad (MS and PhD in Applied Mathematics, NCSU, 2003) is a Principal Member of Technical Staff in the Component Science and Mechanics Department of the Engineering Sciences Center at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico where his research has focused on the thermomechanical analysis of nonlinear systems. His industrial experience also includes scientific computing research at The Boeing Company’s Mathematics and Computing Technology division.