SIAM is pleased to announce newly-elected officers for the following SIAM activity groups. The new officers will serve terms from January 1, 2012—December 31, 2013.
SIAG on Dynamical Systems
Chair: Hans Kaper
Co-director of the NSF’s Mathematics and Climate Research Network, Dr. Kaper’s current work is focused on applying dynamical systems techniques to study the Earth’s climate system. Dr. Kaper also holds adjunct professorships at Georgetown University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His interest lies in the mathematics of physical systems, and the development of analytical and numerical methods for differential equations that describe these systems. He is a SIAM Fellow and has served on various SIAM committees.
Vice Chair: Mariana Haragus
A professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Franche-Comté in France, Dr. Haragus’ research interests are in partial differential equations, dynamical systems, bifurcation theory, nonlinear waves, and pattern formation.
Program Director: Charles Doering
A professor of mathematics, physics, and complex systems at the University of Michigan, Dr. Doering’s research interests span a wide range of areas including nonlinear and stochastic dynamical systems, fluid mechanics and turbulence, and mathematical modeling in the natural, social, and engineering sciences. He has been on the organizing committees of various SIAM conferences, and is a SIAM Fellow.
Secretary: Lennaert van Veen
An assistant professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Dr. van Veen’s work focuses on the application of dynamical systems theory to complex phenomena and high-dimensional chaos. His studies include bifurcation analysis, scientific computing, turbulence, and mathematical neuroscience. He is the current Chief Editor of DSWeb Magazine.
SIAG on Imaging Science
Chair: Christine De Mol
Dr. De Mol is a professor in the Department of Mathematics at Brussels Free University and Honorary Research Director of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research. Her research interests include inverse problems, sparsity and compressed sensing, wavelets and applications, learning theory, and high-dimensional data analysis in computer vision, genomics, and economics and finance. She serves as referee for various SIAM journals.
Vice Chair: Naoki Saito
Dr. Saito is Chair of the Graduate Group in Applied Mathematics and a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Davis. His studies are in the fields of applied and computational harmonic analysis, signal processing, image analysis, data analysis and compression, pattern recognition, human and machine perception, and geophysical inverse problems.
Program Director: Fadil Santosa
Dr. Santosa is a professor of mathematics at the University of Minnesota. He is also the Director of the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). His field of study includes inverse problems, optics, photonics, and optimal design. He has served on several SIAM committees and is currently the Section Editor for SIAM Review.
Secretary: Justin Romberg
Dr. Romberg is an associate professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. His interests are in compressive sensing, multiscale representations, and statistical image modeling.
SIAG on Control and Systems Theory
Chair: Bill McEneaney
A full professor at the University of California San Diego, Dr. McEneaney’s research interests are in max-plus algebraic methods, nonlinear systems, stochastic processes, game theory, robust control, aerospace applications and quantum systems. He previously served as Secretary and Program Director of the SIAG, and has been on the Editorial Board of SIAM journals.
Vice Chair: George Yin
Dr. Yin is a professor in the Department of Mathematics at Wayne State University. His research interests are in stochastic control and systems theory, stochastic processes, optimization, numerical methods, identification, and signal processing. He has co-chaired several SIAM conferences, and been on selection committees for past SIAM prizes. He was formerly Program Director for the SIAG.
Program Director: Fariba Fahroo
Dr. Fahroo is Program Manager at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Dynamics and Control and Computational Mathematics, and a professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Her work focuses on numerical methods for optimal control of PDEs and ODEs, optimization methods, and approximation and stability of distributed parameter systems. She has previously served as Vice Chair of the SIAG.
Secretary: Jorge Cortes
Dr. Cortes is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. His research work is in the area of systems and control, sensor networks, game theory, engineering mathematics, robotics, and geometric mechanics. He is on the Editorial Board of the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization.
SIAG on Discrete Mathematics
Chair: Karen Collins
Dr. Collins is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Wesleyan University. Dr. Collins’ areas of research include graph theory, and enumerative and algebraic combinatorics. She was formerly the Vice Chair of the SIAG. She also serves as a reviewer for the SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics.
Vice Chair: Ryan Martin
Dr. Martin is an associate professor at Iowa State University, and his fields of study include extremal and probabilistic combinatorics, graph theory, regularity methods, and random models. He currently serves as moderator and webmaster for DM-Net, the SIAG’s online forum.
Program Director: Jacques Verstraete
Dr. Verstraete is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, San Diego. The main focus of Dr. Verstraete’s research is extremal and probabilistic combinatorics, with applications to other areas of mathematics and computer science. He is currently on the Editorial Board of the Siam Journal on Discrete Mathematics.
Secretary: Debra Boutin
A professor in the Department of Mathematics at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, Dr. Boutin’s research interest is in graph theory. Specifically, she studies thickness-2 graphs, geometric graphs, determining sets, and graph distinguishing.
SIAG on Algebraic Geometry
Chair: Seth Sullivant
Dr. Sullivant is an associate professor of mathematics at North Carolina State University. His main research focus is in algebraic statistics and algebraic biology, where he develops and applies techniques from algebra to theoretical and computational problems in statistics and biology. He also studies graphical and log-linear statistical models, and combinatorial, computational, and commutative algebra. He previously served as the Secretary for SIAG/AG.
Vice Chair: Iwan Duursma
An associate professor of mathematics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Duursma’s research is in algebraic geometry, algebraic number theory, coding theory, and cryptography.
Program Director: Anton Leykin
An assistant professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. Leykin’s studies are in the areas of numerical algebraic geometry and symbolic computation, and parallel algorithms focusing on symbolic and numerical methods in the aforementioned two areas.
Secretary: Jan Draisma
Dr. Draisma is an associate professor of discrete and applied algebraic geometry at Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands. His research focus is in algebraic geometry and groups, tropical geometry, algebraic statistics, combinatorics, and Lie theory.
SIAG on Supercomputing
Chair: David Bader
A full professor in the School of Computational Science and Engineering and Executive Director for High Performance Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. Bader is a lead scientist in the DARPA Ubiquitous High Performance Computing (UHPC) program. His research focus is in high-performance computing and its real-world applications, specifically in the area of computational biology and genomics, and massive-scale data analytics. He was previously the Program Director for the SIAG, and is Chair of the 2012 SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing.
Vice Chair: Mary Beth Hribar
Dr. Hribar is Senior Program Manager at the Numerical Libraries Group at Microsoft Corporation. Her study areas include sparse linear algebra, nonlinear optimization, parallel programming languages, and parallel algorithms.
Program Director: Ali Pinar
Dr. Pinar is Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. His studies focus on combinatorial scientific computing, which deals with combinatorial problems arising in scientific computing algorithms and applications. He has been on the organizing team of past SIAM conferences and workshops, and was previously Secretary of the SIAG.
Secretary: Fatima Abu Salem
Dr. Salem is an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at American University of Beirut in Lebanon. Her research interest is in computer algebra with a focus on polynomial factorization over finite fields, and engineering algorithms in computer algebra.