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Editorial Board

Hans Kaper, editor-in-chief, Georgetown University, USA

Korana Burke, University of California, Davis, USA

Amr El-Bakry, ExxonMobil Production, USA

James Mac Hyman, Tulane University, USA

Oana MarinArgonne National Laboratory, USA

Lois Curfman McInnes, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Susan Minkoff, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Nilima Nigam, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Ali Pinar, Sandia National Laboratories, USA

Rosemary Renaut, Arizona State University, USA

SIAM Activity Group Liaisons

Algebraic Geometry

Teresa Krick, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Analysis of Partial Differential Equations

Gui-Qiang G. Chen, University of Oxford, UK

Applied Mathematics Education

Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, George Mason University, USA

Computational Science and Engineering

Siva Rajamanickam, Sandia National Laboratories, USA

Control and Systems Theory

Francois Dufour, INRIA Bordeaux Sud-Ouest, France

Discrete Mathematics

Dorit Hochbaum, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Dynamical Systems

Korana BurkeUniversity of California, Davis, USA

Geometric Design

Jorg Peters, University of Florida, USA


Talea Mayo, University of Central Florida, USA

Imaging Science

Gitta Kutyniok, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Life Sciences

Mary Ann Horn, Case Western Reserve University, USA

Linear Algebra

Rosemary Renaut, Arizona State University, USA

Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science

Kaushik Bhattacharya, California Institute of Technology, USA

Mathematics of Planet Earth

Roland Welter, Boston University, USA

Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures

Katie Oliveras, Seattle University, USA


Andreas Wächter, Northwestern University, USA

Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions

Peter Clarkson, University of Kent, UK

Uncertainty Quantification

Elaine Spiller, Marquette University, USA