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SIAM Fellow Elected to U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Andrea Bertozzi of the University of California, Los Angeles was elected as a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
SIAM Fellow Andrea Bertozzi has been elected as a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in recognition of her “distinguishing and continuing achievements in original research.”

“Becoming a member of the National Academy of Sciences is a lifetime goal that signifies the importance of my work’s impact on applied mathematics,” Bertozzi said. “Much of this research was collaborative and thus imparts some recognition to my colleagues, students, and postdoctoral fellows in addition to myself. It is an honor and I hope to utilize this new connection to further promote the use and development of mathematics in a variety of disciplinary areas of science.”

Bertozzi holds the Betsy Wood Knapp Chair for Innovation and Creativity at the University of California, Los Angeles, with a primary faculty appointment in mathematics and a secondary appointment in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Her nomination highlights her multifaceted achievements in fluid dynamics, swarming, crime modeling, and graphical models in machine learning.

“What I love about being an applied mathematician is that we can use mathematics as a unifying language to study many different phenomena,” Bertozzi remarked.  “I have used ideas from fluids to study swarms and image processing. I work on models from materials science to study clustering of high-dimensional data. Mathematics is the common language that brings these fields together and provides a framework to use models developed for one discipline to make new contributions in a different area of science. These advances often push forward new and interesting mathematics.”

The U.S. National Academy of Sciences elected 84 new members and 21 foreign associates in May.

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