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Dear SIAM members,

I’m thrilled to introduce myself to you as the new editor of SIAM’s Unwrapped e-newsletter. I’m passionate about SIAM’s mission and keeping you – our members – up to date with relevant and timely news you can use, as well as arming you with the tools you need to get involved and play a part in our efforts to continue bringing the mathematical sciences into the spotlight – a goal I’m confident that we share.  If you have content ideas, questions or qualms, don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly at

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SIAM welcomes new Board and Council

In November, the SIAM community elected the following members to serve on the SIAM Board of Trustees and the SIAM Council, effective January 1, 2013 for a term of three-years.  SIAM wishes to thank all of the candidates for their participation.


Lisa Fauci was elected to continue her term on the Board of Trustees. Dr. Fauci is Pendergraft Nola Lee Haynes Professor of Mathematics at Tulane Univeristy. Her research spans the areas of fluid dynamics, mathematical biology, and computational science.  She has previously served on the SIAM Council, and is a past Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Life Sciences. She also serves as Associate Editor for the SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems. She was recognized as a SIAM Fellow in 2012 for her contributions to computational biofluid dynamics. Read the rest of this entry »

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New SIAG officers

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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And the winner is: 2011 SIAM General Election

The votes from the 2011 election are in, and we are pleased to announce the results. All candidates listed below will assume office on January 1, 2012. Asterisks indicate incumbent officers who will continue their terms.

Irene Fonseca, Carnegie-Mellon University

Nicholas Higham*, University of Manchester

Simon Tavener, Colorado State University

Kathryn Brenan, The Aerospace Corporation
Mary Ann Horn*, Vanderbilt University
Tamara Kolda, Sandia National Laboratories

Michele Benzi*, Emory University
Bruce Hendrickson*, Sandia National Laboratories
Tom Hou*, California Institute of Technology
Rachel Kuske, University of British Columbia

SIAM would like to extend its special gratitude to all the excellent candidates who participated in the election, and would like to thank all who voted.

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New SIAG Officers elected

SIAM is pleased to announce the election results for its activity groups. We would like to express our thanks to everyone who stood for election and to those who participated. It is indeed a great honor to be chosen to run for office.

Please continue reading to get an introduction to the affiliations and research interests of the newly-elected officers, who will serve a two-year term starting January 1, 2011.

SIAG on Geosciences

Malgorzata Peszynska, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Oregon State University will be the new Chair of SIAG Geosciences. Professor Peszynska’s research is in the area of mathematical and computational modeling of flow and transport in porous media, and other similar phenomena defined by nonlinear coupled PDEs with highly heterogeneous and multiscale data.

Ivan Yotov of the University of Pittsburgh has been elected as the SIAG’s Vice Chair. A Professor of Mathematics, Dr. Yotov’s research interests include numerical analysis and solution of PDEs, in addition to large scale scientific computing that has applications in fluid flow and transport.

Jennifer Niessner, a private docent at the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, has been elected as Secretary for SIAG Geosciences. She studies multi-scale, multi-physics, numerical models for flow and transport in porous media. Read the rest of this entry »

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New EASIAM officers elected

The East Asia Section of SIAM has completed its elections for the next term. The newly-elected officers will serve for a two-year period from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2012.

Professor Hisashi Okamoto has been elected as the new President of East Asia SIAM (EASIAM). He is a professor of mathematics at the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences (RIMS) at Kyoto University in Japan. A member of SIAM USA, Japan SIAM, and the Mathematical Society of Japan, his research interests include mathematical fluid mechanics, numerical methods for fluid computations, and numerical computation of bifurcation and stability.

Professor Ming-Chih Lai of National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan has been elected to the post of Vice President of EASIAM. He is a professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and also serves as Director of the Center of Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Computing at National Chiao Tung University in Hsinchu, Taiwan. His research interest is in the area of numerical methods for PDEs and computational fluid mechanics.

Shao-Liang Zhang from the Department of Computational Science and Engineering at Nagoya University in Nagoya, Japan, has been appointed the new Secretary of East Asia SIAM. Dr. Zhang’s field of study is in the area of fundamental engineering, and has been a member of Japan SIAM and the Information Processing Society of Japan for several years.

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