Professor David E. Keyes of Columbia University and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia has been awarded the SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession.
Dr. Keyes is being recognized by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) for his leadership and long-term advocacy of high performance computing and computational science and engineering. Among other things, he has served on advisory committees for the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
As Dean of the Division of Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Engineering at KAUST, he is helping develop a new type of interdisciplinary research university, emphasizing CS&E and bringing together Arab and western cultures. He is also the Fu Foundation Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University and holds several affiliate faculty positions at the U.S. Department of Energy’s national laboratories.
Dr. Keyes received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1984. He has formerly served as Vice President at Large for SIAM and as member of the Council and the Committee on Science Policy. He is a Class of 2011 SIAM Fellow.
He received a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate in recognition of the award at the CAIMS/Mprime/SIAM Awards Lunch on Thursday, July 21 at the 7th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2011) held last week in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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