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Editorial Board

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

Chris Budd, University of Bath, UK

Korana Burke, University of California, Davis, USA

Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Arizona State University, USA

Hans DeSterck, Monash University, Australia

Amr El-Bakry, ExxonMobil Production, USA

Margot Gerritsen, Stanford University, USA

Omar Ghattas, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Aric Hagberg, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

James Mac Hyman, Tulane University, 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

Gilbert Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

SIAM Activity Group Liaisons

Algebraic Geometry. Jan Draisma, Universität Bern, Switzerland

Applied Mathematics Education. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, George Mason University, USA

Computational Science and Engineering. Paul Constantine, Colorado School of Mines, USA

Control and Systems Theory. Francois Dufour, INRIA Bordeaux Sud-Ouest, France

Discrete Mathematics. Dorit Hochbaum, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Dynamical Systems. Florin DiacuUniversity of Victoria, Canada, and Yale-NUS College, National University of Singapore

Geometric Design. Jorg Peters, University of Florida, USA

Geosciences. Talea Mayo, University of Central Florida, USA

Imaging Science. Eric Miller, Tufts University, USA

Life Sciences. Thomas Kepler, Boston University, USA

Linear Algebra. Rosemary Renaut, Arizona State University, USA

Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science. Qiang Du, Columbia University, USA

Mathematics of Planet Earth. Hans Kaper, Georgetown University, USA

Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures. Katie Oliveras, Seattle University, USA

Optimization Andreas Wächter, Northwestern University, USA

Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions. Peter Clarkson, University of Kent, UK

Supercomputing. Laura Grigori, Inria Paris, France

Uncertainty Quantification. Elaine Spiller, Marquette University, USA