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2016 Class of SIAM Fellows Announced

Members of the community recognized for their outstanding contributions

SIAM Fellows are designated each year to recognize members of the community for their distinguished contributions to the disciplines of applied mathematics, computational science and related fields. The Fellows Selection Committee selects Fellows based on nominations by SIAM members.

The new Class of Fellows, listed below in alphabetical order, will be honored at the July 12 SIAM Business Meeting during the SIAM Annual Meeting, which is happening July 11-15, 2016 in Boston, MA.

Linda J. S. Allen, Texas Tech University
Chandrajit Bajaj, University of Texas at Austin
Egon Balas, Carnegie Mellon University
Gang Bao, Zhejiang University
Dwight Barkley, University of Warwick
John J. Benedetto, University of Maryland, College Park
Gregory Beylkin, University of Colorado at Boulder
Paul C. Bressloff, University of Utah
Xiao-Chuan Cai, University of Colorado Boulder
Thomas F. Coleman, University of Waterloo
Clint N. Dawson, University of Texas at Austin
Maria J. Esteban, Centre national de la recherche scientifique
Michael Hintermüller, Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Michael Holst, University of California, San Diego
Bo Kågström, Umeå University
Andrew Knyazev, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) and University of Colorado, Denver
Alan J. Laub, University of California, Los Angeles
Xiaoye Sherry Li, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
William M. McEneaney, University of California, San Diego
James G. Nagy, Emory University
Helena J. Nussenzveig Lopes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Cynthia A. Phillips, Sandia National Laboratories
Michael C. Reed, Duke University
Arnd Scheel, University of Minnesota
Christoph Schwab, ETH Zürich
Endre Süli, University of Oxford
Françoise Tisseur, University of Manchester
Sabine Van Huffel, KU Leuven
David P. Williamson, Cornell University
Xunyu Zhou, Columbia University and University of Oxford

Linda J. S. Allen of Texas Tech University is being recognized for her for contributions to stochastic and deterministic modeling of populations and disease transmission, their applications, and education in applied mathematics. Allen is the Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Mathematics and has previously served on the Editorial Board of the SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics. She was also the 2015 AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer and is a SIAM author.

Chandrajit Bajaj is a Professor of Computer Science and the Director of the Center for Computational Visualization at the University of Texas at Austin. Bajaj has served as an editorial member for the SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences. His research is focused on developing applied mathematics algorithms in geometric modeling, imaging data sciences, bio-informatics, and data visualization. He has been a keynote speaker at previous SIAM conferences and is a SIAM author.

Egon Balas of Carnegie Mellon University is being recognized for pioneering contributions to integer programming. Balas is a SIAM author, and author or coauthor of more than 230 publications, with results on various aspects of integer programming, combinatorial optimization, network models, polyhedral theory, disjunctive programming, projection methods, scheduling and sequencing, distribution and location theory, and more.

Gang Bao is being recognized for his significant and lasting contributions to inverse problems in wave phenomena and electromagnetics applied to optics. Bao is the Head and Professor of the Department of Mathematics at Zhejiang University. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics. He has also been involve with many other SIAM activities including SIAM sections, conferences, SIAM News, and others.

Dwight Barkley, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick, is being honored for his innovative combinations of analysis and computation to obtain fundamental insights into complex dynamics of spatially extended systems. He has served as Associate Editor of the SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems and is a previous recipient of the SIAM J.D. Crawford Prize.

John J. Benedetto is Professor and Director of Norbert Wiener Center at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has been published in 190 publications plus several manuscripts and two books, including several SIAM publications. Benedetto is being honored for contributions to applied harmonic analysis, especially sampling theory and frames theory.

Gregory Beylkin is being conferred Fellowship for the design and creation of widely used fast numerical algorithms and seminal theory for linearized inverse problems. His areas of impact include applications of math and computation in industry; geophysical sciences including reservoir modeling; and numerical analysis (theory). He is currently a Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado at Boulder and previously served on the Editorial Board of SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis.

Paul C. Bressloff of the University of Utah has served on the Editorial Board of the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics and has been an invited speaker at multiple SIAM conferences. His areas of interest include dynamical systems; life sciences; nonlinear waves and coherent structures; and partial differential equations. Bressloff’s research interests lie in the areas of mathematical neuroscience and cell biology, with a particular focus on stochastic processes. He is also a SIAM author.

Xiao-Chuan Cai is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. Cai is being recognized for advances in scalable implicit methods for linear and nonlinear partial differential equations and wide application in science and engineering. Cai has served as a paper reviewer for many SIAM books, journals, and other publications and is a SIAM author.

Thomas F. Coleman is Professor in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, Faculty of Mathematics, and Ophelia Lazaridis University Research Chair at the University of Waterloo. He is being honored as a SIAM Fellow for advances in scalable implicit methods for linear and nonlinear partial differential equations and wide application in science and engineering. He has held multiple leadership positions as part of the SIAM Activity Group in Optimization, including chair of the group, and has served on the Editorial Board of the SIAM Journal on Scientific and Statistical Computing. He has published in multiple SIAM journals and books; his research focuses largely on optimization theory and mathematical programming.

Clint N. Dawson, the John J. McKetta Centennial Energy Chair in Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, is being conferred Fellowship for fundamental contributions to the development of effective computational models of coastal storm surges and other complex geophysical phenomena. He has served as the Program Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Geosciences and held leadership positions for multiple SIAM conferences as well as multiple editorial boards. Dawson is currently the faculty advisor of the SIAM Student Chapter at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2009, he served on the SIAM Von Karman Prize Committee.

Maria J. Esteban of the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (C.N.R.S.) researches partial differential equations, quantum physics, statistical mechanics, and relativity. She currently holds the position of Director of Research of “classe exceptionnelle” at C.N.R.S. and recently served as a member of the selection committee of the AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture, as well as many editorial boards. Esteban is being recognized for her distinguished research in partial differential equations and for advancing the profile of applied mathematics internationally.

Michael Hintermüller of Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is the Scientist-in-Charge of Innovation Area “Renewable Energies” of the Einstein Center of Mathematics Berlin. He specializes in computational mathematics, optimization theory and mathematical programming, and partial differential equations and is being honored for contributions to theoretical and numerical optimization, and for their application. He is a previous recipient of the SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize and currently serves on the Editorial Board of the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing.

Michael Holst of the University of California, San Diego, is being conferred Fellowship for contributions to computational biology, numerical relativity, and scientific computation. Holst is a Professor of Mathematics and Physics at UC San Diego and holds a Chancellor’s Associates Endowed Chair. Holst is a SIAM author and reviewer and has served on many editorial boards.

Bo Kågström is Professor of Numerical Analysis and Parallel Computing and Director of High Performance Computing Center North (HPC2N) at Umeå University. Kågström has 25 publications in SIAM books and journals. He was a corresponding editor of the SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, was awarded the SIAM/SIAG Linear Algebra Prize in 2000, and has served on multiple SIAM prize committees, among other involvements. Kågström is being honored for contributions to the understanding of matrix pencils and for leadership within the European high performance computing community.

Andrew Knyazev is being conferred Fellowship for contributions to computational mathematics and development of numerical methods for eigenvalue problems. He currently serves as a Distinguished Member of Research Staff, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories. He is also Professor Emeritus at University of Colorado at Denver. Knyazev is also a SIAM author.

Alan J. Laub is a professor of Mathematics and Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has been a longtime member of the SIAM Science Policy Committee and is a SIAM author with many publications. Laub is being honored for contributions to the numerical solution of problems in control and filtering.

Xiaoye Sherry Li’s areas of impact include computational mathematics, linear algebra, and matrix theory. Li is a Senior Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a current member of the SIAM Council. She has been an invited speaker at many SIAM meetings, including the Gene Golub SIAM Summer School in 2012 in Beijing, China. She has served on the Editorial Board for the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing. Li is being recognized for advances in the development of fast and scalable sparse matrix algorithms and fostering their use in large-scale scientific and engineering applications.

William M. McEneaney is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He previously served as Chair, Secretary, and Program Director of the SIAM Activity Group in Control and Systems Theory, as Associate Editor for SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, among other leadership positions with SIAM. McEneaney is being recognized for contributions to the field of control for nonlinear systems.

James G. Nagy, Emory University, is being conferred Fellowship for contributions to the computational science of image reconstruction. His areas of research include scientific computation, numerical linear algebra, inverse and ill-posed problems, algorithms, and software for image processing. Nagy is a SIAM book and journal author and recently served as the Vice Chair for the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra.

Helena J. Nussenzveig Lopes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, is being honored for advances in analysis of weak solutions of incompressible Euler equations, and for advancing applied mathematics in Brazil and internationally. Her areas of impact include fluid mechanics, including turbulence and aeronautics, and partial differential equations. She is a SIAM author, previously served as Associate Editor of the SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis, and recently held the position of Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Analysis of PDE.

Cynthia A. Phillips is Senior Scientist in the Computing Research Center at Sandia National Laboratories. She currently serves as the SIAM Vice President for Programs, has held leadership positions in the SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing, and has been a speaker at multiple SIAM conferences, among other involvements. She is being honored for contributions to the theory and applications of combinatorial optimization.

Michael C. Reed, Professor and Bass Fellow at Duke University, is a SIAM author and has given invited talks at previous SIAM conferences. He is being recognized for contributions to analysis, mathematical biology, and mentoring of students.

Arnd Scheel is a Professor in the School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota. He is a SIAM author and the current Editor-in-Chief of the SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis, also serving on many other journal editorial boards. Scheel is the previous recipient of the SIAM J.D. Crawford Prize (SIAG Dynamical Systems) and two-time recipient of the SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize. As a SIAM Fellow, he is being honored for contribution to applied dynamical systems and the study of pattern formation.

Christoph Schwab, Professor in the Department of Mathematics, ETH Zürich, is being conferred Fellowship for contributions to the theory and methods for computational partial differential equations and overall service to the applied and computational mathematics community. He is a SIAM author and has served as Associated Editor for the SIAM Journal on Financial Mathematics, the SIAM Journal on Multiscale Methods, and SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis. Schwab has also served on many international prize committees, including the ETH-SIAM Henrici Prize.

Endre Süli is a Professor of Numerical Analysis at the University of Oxford. His primary contributions are in the area of numerical analysis of partial differential equations. He has served as the President of the SIAM United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Section, was a long-time member of the Editorial Board for the SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, and has served as a member of the Committee on Gene Golub SIAM Summer School. Süli is also a SIAM author.

Françoise Tisseur, Professor of Numerical Analysis at the University of Manchester, is also currently the Director of the Manchester Institute for Mathematical Sciences (MIMS). She is a SIAM author many times over and serves on the Editorial Board for the SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications. Tisseur has previously held the positions of Program Director of the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra and Vice-President of the SIAM United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Section. She is being recognized for contributions to numerical linear algebra, especially numerical methods for eigenvalue problems.

Sabine Van Huffel, KU Leuven, is full professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Head of the biomedical data processing research group. She is being conferred Fellowship for esteemed accomplishments in bridging the gap between advanced numerical linear algebra techniques and biomedical signal processing. She is a SIAM author and has been involved with SIAM conferences both as speaker and member of organizing committees. She has also served on many editorial boards, including that of the SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications.

David P. Williamson is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics, as well as a SIAM author. He is the previous recipient of the SIAM SIAG on Optimization Prize, as well as the coveted Richard C. DiPrima Prize, and recently served on the selection committee for the SIAM George Pólya Prize. Williamson is a Professor of Operations Research & Industrial Engineering at Cornell University.

Xunyu Zhou is Nomura Professor of Mathematical Finance and Director of Oxford-Nie Financial Big Data Lab, Mathematical Institute, at University of Oxford, and in the fall is moving to Columbia University. Zhou is the previous recipient of the SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize and currently serves as an Editorial Board Member of The SIAM Book Series on Financial Mathematics. He is a SIAM author and previous Associate Editor for the SIAM Journal on Financial Mathematics and the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization. Zhou is being recognized for his accomplishments in Stochastic Optimization, Financial Mathematics, and Behavioral Finance.

In addition to raising the visibility of applied mathematics and computational science, the SIAM Fellows Program helps makes SIAM members more competitive for awards and honors as well as leadership positions in the broader society.

Learn more about the SIAM Fellows program by visiting http://www.siam.org/prizes/fellows/index.php.

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