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Vote in the 2017 SIAM Elections!

The polls open September 12 for the 2017 SIAM election for Board, Council, and officers! Take a few minutes to read the candidate profiles and statements below

Voting instructions and credentials will be emailed to SIAM members on September 12, 2017, from Intelliscan. Those who have elected to receive information from SIAM by paper or have an invalid email address in our system will receive a ballot in the mail. All other ballots will be distributed via email.

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Questions regarding the election process can be directed to SIAM Executive Director James Crowley, c/o the SIAM Election Manager. Thanks in advance for your vote!

Candidate Profiles

President Elect

One SIAM member will be elected President-Elect. The President-Elect will serve as such for one year, as President for the subsequent two years, and as Past-President for last year. This will total a four year term.

Term: January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2021

Tony F. Chan

Professional Experience: 
President, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 2009-present; Assistant Director, Directorate for Mathematics & Physical Sciences, US National Science Foundation 2006-2009; Director, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) 2000-2001; UCLA: Dean, Division of Physical Sciences 2001-2006; Department of Mathematics: Chair 1997-2000; Graduate Vice Chair 1996-1997; Professor 1986-2009; Yale: Department of Computer Science, Associate Professor 1983-1986; Assistant Professor 1979-1983; Caltech: Applied Math Department, Research Fellow 1978-1979.

Other Professional Experience:
Chair, Nevanlinna Prize Committee, ICM 2018 Brazil; Initiated report “The Mathematical Sciences 2025”, National Academies Press 2013; President’s Scientific Advisory Board/Council: U Vienna 2014-present; KAIST 2011-present; Board of Trustees: Skoltech 2015-present; KAUST 2011-present; Selection Committee, Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences 2011-2013; John von Neumann Medal Committee, IEEE 2010-2013; NSF Mathematical and Physical Sciences Advisory Committee 1999-2002; Editor in Chief (with F. Bresis & M. Griebel), Numer. Math. 2002-present; One of 5 principal investigators of proposal to NSF to form IPAM; Chair, Local Organizing Committee, AMS Symposium on Mathematical Challenges of the 21st Century, UCLA August 2000; US National Committee for Mathematics 2005-2008 (One of five US representatives to General Assembly of the IMU, Spain, 2006).

PhD, Stanford (Computer Science) 1978; MS (Aeronautics), BS (Engineering), Caltech 1973.

SIAM Activities:  
Member: External Prize Canvassing Committee 2014-16, Fellows Selection Committee 2011-2012, John von Neumann Lecture Selection Committee 2006, Board of Trustees 2003-2006, Science Policy Committee 2000-2005, Human Rights Committee 1993-1995, Council 1992-1994; Co-author: proposal to establish SIAM Journal on Imaging Science 2007; Co-chair (with Richard Tapia): National Meeting, Puerto Rico July 2000; Editorial boards: SIAM Review 1989-1998, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing 1987-2000, SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences 2007-2012; Plenary speaker: National 60th Anniversary Conference (Minneapolis) July 2012, Conference on Sparse Matrices (Coeur d’Alene) October 1996, 6th Conference on Parallel Processing 1993, National Meeting (San Diego) 1989.

Professional Memberships: 

Elected Member of NAE, Member & Elected Fellows: SIAM, IEEE & AAAS.

Research Interests: 
Comp math, image processing & computer vision, circuit design, brain mapping.


Candidate Statement:
SIAM is at a critical time in its illustrious 65 year history. On the one hand, SIAM’s field has never been more important, both technologically and economically, and exciting new developments abound, from imaging and finance to medicine and data science. On the other hand, there are developing trends, opportunities and risks that we cannot afford to ignore. Many of these are in emerging interdisciplinary areas. One example is data science and machine learning which offers great opportunities for SIAM and contributions from our community is sorely needed. But the world won’t wait. Those communities which respond more speedily and proactively to such trends will reap the most benefit, in funding, jobs and intellectual leadership, and staying relevant. Are we sufficiently grasping these opportunities and reaching out to relevant practitioners to join our ranks? What service and benefits can we offer to make us attractive to them? Are our mostly techniques-based journals still the way to go forward? These are some of the questions I’d like to address as President.

Another trend is globalization. It is a cliché but true that the world is getting more flat, certainly in SIAM’s world. The world outside the US has always provided talents and members to SIAM - witness that three of the last four SIAM Presidents were either born or reside outside the US. More recently, the rest of the world, and Asia in particular, has risen dramatically in university and science and technology development. SIAM has started to reach out to these emerging talent pools and eco-systems (e.g. conferences, chapters, members/fellows) but it can and should do more. With my own US and international background and experience, I am in a good position to expand SIAM’s effort in this direction.

Finally, much of research and technological innovation, as well as jobs, now come from industry and yet our membership and member recognition is still heavily tilted towards academia. How can we rebalance this trend and live up to the "I" in SIAM? My experience as a member of the NAE, which has been very inclusive of industry participation, may be relevant.

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Lisa J. Fauci

Professional Experience: 
Nola Lee Haynes Pendergraft Professor of Mathematics, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, (1998-present);  
Associate Director, Center for Computational Science, Tulane University, (2003-present)  (Founding Director, 2001-2003)

Previous positions: 
Assoc. Professor of Mathematics, Tulane University, (1993-1998); Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Tulane University, (1986-1993), 
Visiting Member, Mathematics, Courant Institute, NYU, ( 1995, 2005-2006, 2011-2012); Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Utah,  (1990-1991)

Ph.D. Mathematics, Courant Institute, NYU (1986), MS Mathematics, Courant Institute, NYU (1984), BS Mathematics, Pace University (1981).

SIAM Activities: 
Member, SIAM Board of Trustees (2009-present) 
Member, SIAM Council (2002-2006)
Chair, SIAM Activity Group on Life Sciences (2009-2011)
Associate Editor, SIADS (2003-2009)
Associate Editor, SISC (2000-2006)
Co-chair, SIAM Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2005

Professional Memberships: 
SIAM Fellow, Class of 2012; American Math Society; American Physical Society; Association for Women in Mathematics

Research Interests: 
Mathematical Biology, Fluid Dynamics, Computational Science

Candidate Statement:
SIAM is the premier organization for applied mathematics and serves the community world-wide. SIAM Journals continue to be the gold standard and SIAM conferences continue to create and nurture a vibrant network of applied mathematicians and computational scientists representing academia, industry and government. I have been fortunate to serve as a Council member and Board member, and I am continually impressed with the talent, dedication and ingenuity of SIAM’s leadership and staff.

SIAM’s membership is at a healthy level, and while challenges exist due to the changing landscape of publication, its journal program remains strong. SIAM has had record-breaking attendance at recent conferences, and it has been a pleasure to see the involvement of graduate students and early career members at mini-symposia, poster sessions and panels.  

One of SIAM’s great strengths is its emphasis on bringing together those in the academic, government and industrial communities. Most students, both domestic and international, who complete a degree in applied mathematics or computational science will not end up working in a traditional tenure-track academic position. However, many of us who train students are ill-equipped to help our students navigate their opportunities outside of academia. I believe that SIAM can improve its role in identifying and coordinating such opportunities. Moreover, SIAM’s education activities can play a critical role in advising educators how to mentor their students to take advantage of opportunities outside academia. 

Applied mathematics is widely accepted as a critical component of all areas of science, and scientific professional societies do embrace participation by applied mathematicians. SIAM should lead efforts to foster collaboration between applied scientists and mathematicians, and actively seek their increased participation in all SIAM activities. 

Finally, applied mathematics will only continue to thrive when all members of the community are involved. As an organization that values diversity, SIAM must continually examine ways to promote participation in mathematics and ensure that its activities present a welcoming, interesting and a vibrant environment for all.

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Vice President At Large

One SIAM member will be elected Vice President at Large this year for a two year term. No Vice President at Large shall serve more than three consecutive terms.

Term: January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019

*indicates an incumbent candidate

Ilse Ipsen

Professional Experience: 
Associate Director, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (2011- present);
Professor of Mathematics, North Carolina State University (1998-present);
Associate Professor, Mathematics, North Carolina State University (1993-1998);
Assistant (1985-1988) and Associate (1988-1993) Professor, Computer Science, Yale University;
Associate Research Scientist, Computer Science, Yale University (1983-1985)

Ph.D. in Computer Science, Pennsylvania State University (1983);
Vordiplom summa cum laude in Informatik/Mathematik, Universitaet Kaiserslautern, Germany (1977)

SIAM Activities: 
SIAM Vice President at Large (2016-present);
SIAM Vice President for Programs (2004-2009);
Editorial boards: SIAM Review (2004-present), SIAM Book Series on Fundamentals of Algorithms (2014-present), SIAM J. Matrix Anal. Appl. (1997-2014);
Section editor, SIAM Review (2005-2011);
SIAM Journal Committee (2013-present);
Co-organizer, Gene Golub SIAM Summer School on Randomization in Numerical Linear Algebra, Delphi, Greece (2015);
Award committees: SIAM George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition (2014), SIAM Fellows Selection (2012-2013), AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture (2011-2012);
SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra: Chair (2004-2006) and Program Director (1998-2003);
Co-chair: SIAM Annual Meeting (2003) and SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra (2000);
Organizing Committees: SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra (1997) and (2003), SIAM Annual Meeting (2005)

Professional Memberships:

Research Interests:
Numerical linear algebra, randomized algorithms, numerical analysis


Candidate Statement: 
The main responsibilities of the SIAM VP at Large include oversight of the SIAM Activity Groups and Sections, and management of SIAM’s prizes, in particular through chairmanship of the Major Awards Committee.

As SIAM Vice President at Large I will continue to strongly support the 21 SIAM Activity Groups. SIAGs are the foundation of SIAM, through their conferences, journals, electronic forums and prizes. This is where SIAM “happens”. By offering a gathering place for smaller, focused research communities, SIAGs make it easy to welcome students to SIAM and recruit new members, to network, but also to make interdisciplinary connections. Promoting the health of the SIAGs is a continued priority, as is fostering their growth, in regard to membership, activities, communication, geographic outreach, and emerging scientific areas.

As SIAM Vice President at Large, I will continue my effort to contribute to the growth of SIAM's prize portfolio and efficient implementation of the award process. SIAM prizes were established to recognize outstanding contributions to research, and service to the community. Prizes help to advance careers, especially those of junior researchers; and they draw public attention to industrial & applied mathematics. SIAM’s extensive prize portfolio includes 14 major prizes, 25 SIAG prizes, 3 major student prizes, and 9 prizes co-sponsored with other societies. Increasing the volume of nominations for these prizes continues to be a major priority, as is ensuring that the pool of nominees and the composition of the selection committees reflect the SIAM community as a whole and its many different aspects of diversity.

The SIAM community has been an integral and influential part of my professional life. I enjoy very much working on behalf of SIAM, with the dedicated SIAM staff and volunteers. Twenty years of editorial work, conference organization, SIAG involvement, award committee membership, six years as SIAM VP for Programs, and now almost two years as SIAM VP at Large have given me an appreciation for how much goes into making SIAM run. It would be a privilege to continue to serve as VP at Large.

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Carol S. Woodward

Professional Experience:
Project Leader, Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1999-present) 
Numerical Methods Group Leader, CASC, LLNL (2002-2006)
Research Staff Member, CASC, LLNL (1997-present)
PostDoctoral Staff Member, CASC, LLNL (1996-1997)

Ph.D. and M.A., Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University
B.S., Mathematics, Louisiana State University   

SIAM Activities:
SIAM Council (2010-2015)
Editorial Board, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (2013-present)
Editorial Board, SIAM News (2012-2015)
Chair, SIAM Activity Group on Geosciences (2015-2016)
Chair, SIAM/ACM CSE Prize Selection Committee, 2015; Member 2013
Panelist for Professional Development panel at the SIAM Computational Science and Engineering meeting, 2015; SIAM Annual Meeting, 2009
SIAM Council representative to SIAM Board (2014-2015)
Participant in SIAM-EESI Workshop on Future Directions in CSE Education and Research, 2014
Member of SIAM Diversity Advisory Committee (2014-2017)
Vice-Chair, Activity Group on Computational Science and Engineering (2011-2012)
Secretary, Activity Group on Computational Science and Engineering (2009-2010)
Editorial Board, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis (2004-2012)
Co-Chair, Organizing Committee, SIAM Computational Science and Engineering 2009
SIAM Fellows Committee Member (2007-2008)
Program Chair, Activity Group on Computational Science and Engineering (2007-2008)
Secretary, Activity Group on Geosciences (2007-2008)
Organizing Committee Member, SIAM Annual Meeting 2005, 2012
Organizing Committee Member, SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering 2011
Organizing Committee Member, SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences 2003, 2015
Guest member of Editorial Board, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing special issues for the Copper Mountain Conference (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
Organizer of minisymposia in SIAM Annual 2002, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014; SIAM Geosciences 2003, 2007, 2011; SIAM UQ 2012; SIAM Math of Planet Earth 2016; SIAM Parallel Processing 2014; and SIAM CSE 2000, 2007, 2011, 2013

Professional Memberships:

SIAM (Fellow, Class of 2017)
SIAM – SIAG on Geosciences
SIAM – SIAG on Computational Science and Engineering
SIAM – SIAG on Mathematics of Planet Earth
SIAM – SIAG on Supercomputing
Association for Women in Mathematics
American Geophysical Union

Research Interests:
Scientific simulation and verification; numerical nonlinear solvers and time integrators; parallel computing; numerical methods for scientific models such as subsurface flow, climate simulation, and power grids.


Candidate Statement:

SIAM has been and continues to be a strong professional resource for applied mathematicians and computational scientists in industry, government labs, and academia. SIAM’s conferences are frequently a place for connecting related work in differing applications and industries. SIAM journals are at the top of their respective areas and are typically the first place many go to for high-quality papers. SIAM Activity Groups aid in connecting members with like research interests and foster healthy research communities. In addition, SIAM Prizes and Awards recognize achievements in applied mathematics and bring prestige to applied and industrial mathematics world-wide. In the coming years, however, new challenges will face our field and SIAM as the main society that serves it. I expect we will see continued growth in applied mathematics and computational science throughout the world. We are seeing significant changes in high-end computer architectures focusing demand for new algorithms and synergy between mathematicians and computer scientists. In addition, decreasing journal subscriptions and open access requirements are challenging the journal revenue generation that SIAM relies on for much of its budget. Through the office of Vice President At Large, I hope to help SIAM meet these challenges by supporting our Activity Groups in developing and maintaining their research communities and through stimulated recognition of our fields through the various SIAM Prize and Fellows Programs. This work will include helping SIAM continue to: strengthen its engagement with industrial applied mathematicians; expand its conferences and networking opportunities throughout our international community; and increase recognition for applied and industrial mathematics.

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One SIAM member will be elected Secretary this year for a two year term. No Secretary shall serve more than three consecutive terms.

Term: January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019

Thomas A. Grandine

Professional Experience:
The Boeing Company, Applied Mathematics staff (1986-present).

Previous positions: Include Associate Technical Fellow (1993-1999), Technical Fellow (2000-2009).  Post doc, University of Wisconsin – Madison (1986).

Ph.D. in Computer Sciences, M.A. in Mathematics, M.S. in Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Madison; B.S in Mathematics and Computer Science, Yale University.

SIAM Activities: 
Member, Fellows Canvassing Committee (2016-2019) (chair, 2017)
Member, SIAM Science Policy Committee (2017-2019)
Editor, SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry (2016-2018)
Vice President for Industry (2011-2016)
Chair, SIAM Industry Committee (2012-2016)
Member, SIAM Council (2011-2016)
Member, Committee on Programs and Conferences (2011-2016)
Member, Fellows Selection Committee (2013-2015)
SIAG-GD Conference Organizing Committee (2015, 2017)
SIAG-GD Chair (2007-2008)
SIAG-GD Program Chair (2005-2006)

Professional Memberships:
SIAG on Geometric Design, SIAG on Algebraic Geometry, SIAM Fellow, Class of 2011.

Research Interests:
Geometric modeling, geometric design, curve and surface modeling, numerical approximation, splines, multidisciplinary design optimization, nonlinear optimization, numerical solution of linear and nonlinear equations, and mesh-free analysis methods.

Candidate Statement:
I have been a member of SIAM for 35 years, and SIAM has played an important role in my career growth, first as a graduate student, and subsequently as I climbed my way through the professional and engineering ranks at The Boeing Company. In particular, the people I have met through SIAM have played a vital role in my ability to research, develop and acquire mathematical technology for Boeing.

My recent SIAM service roles have only increased the leverage that I am able to gain professionally from SIAM by enabling significant growth in my professional network. As SIAM Secretary, I hope to enable other SIAM members to gain those same benefits. Specifically, I hope to engage as broad and diverse a collection of fellow SIAM members as I can in SIAM roles that not only benefit the Society as a whole, but also provide significant opportunities for personal growth and development for those individuals and the institutions they represent. Moreover, I hope to play my part in helping to create a new generation of leaders, both for SIAM and for the broader Applied Mathematics community.

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Chen Greif

Professional Experience: 
Department Head, Computer Science, The University of British Columbia (2016-present); Professor of Computer Science, The University of British Columbia (2012-present); Associate Head of Undergraduate Affairs, Department of Computer Science, The University of British Columbia (2013-2015); Associate Professor of Computer Science, The University of British Columbia (2007-2012); Assistant Professor of Computer Science, The University of British Columbia (2002-2007); Senior Software Engineer, Parametric Technology Corporation (2000-2002); NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University (1998-2000); Software Developer, Teledata Communications (1991-1994)
Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, The University of British Columbia (1998); M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, Tel Aviv University (1994); B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, Tel Aviv University (1991)

SIAM Activities: 
Chair, Gene Golub SIAM Summer School Committee (2014-present)
Associate Editor, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (2011-present)
Member, SIAM Book Committee (2017-present)
Chair, Prize Committee, James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing (2017)
Editorial Board Member, SIAM Computational Science and Engineering Book Series (2015-present)
Co-Chair, SIAM Applied Linear Algebra Conference (2015)
Member, SIAG Officers Nominations Committee (2015)
Program Director, SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra (2010-2012)
Member, Gene Golub SIAM Summer School Committee (2009-2013)  
Member, Program Committee, SIAM Annual Meeting (2014) 
Member, Program Committee, SIAM Applied Linear Algebra Conference (2012)
Member, Program Committee, SIAM Applied Linear Algebra Conference (2009)

Professional Memberships: 
SIAM, SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra, SIAM Activity Group on Computational Science and Engineering, Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS), International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS)

Research Interests:

Scientific computing, numerical linear algebra, constrained optimization, numerical solution of elliptic partial differential equations


Candidate Statement:
SIAM is a central force in the applied mathematics community and the scientific community at large. It is successful in publishing high-quality research and scientific books; SIAM conferences are well attended; membership continues to grow; and SIAM student population and student chapters are seeing a positive upward trend. With the growth come also new opportunities and challenges. As SIAM Secretary, if elected, I will work to keep the exceptional quality of SIAM and its activities, while thinking about innovation and renewal. I will strive to strengthen the diverse nature of SIAM committees, which form the engine that keeps this society going. Plenty of good work has been done in this front, and more work can be done, in particular during a period of growth. A primary challenge is to keep the strengths of SIAM while guaranteeing diversity in several fronts: gender, geography, seniority, research area, academia and industry representation, and other aspects. I will bring high energies to the role, as well as experience from other leadership roles that I have been fortunate to have. I look forward to having an opportunity to make a positive impact in fulfilling the vision and the important goals that stand in front of SIAM in the coming years.

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Board of Trustees

Three SIAM members will be elected to the Board this year for a three year term. The Board consists of nine elected Trustees, not more than two appointed Trustees, and the President and Treasurer. Three (3) trustees shall be elected annually for three-year terms. No trustee shall serve more than three consecutive terms.

Term: January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020

*indicates an incumbent candidate

Russel Caflisch

Professional Experience: 
Director, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 2017-present 
Director, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM), 2008-2017 
Faculty, Courant Institute, NYU 1978-1979,1983-1989, 2017-present 
Faculty, Mathematics Department, UCLA, 1989-2017 
Faculty, Materials Science & Engineering Department, UCLA, 2002-2017 
Faculty, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University, 1979-1982

Ph.D., Mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU, 1978

SIAM Activities:  
Member, Board of Trustees, 2015-2017
Member, Organizing Committee for 2018 Annual Meeting
Editor-in-Chief, Multiscale Modeling and Simulation 2008-2013
Member, Editorial Board, Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, 2000-present

Professional Memberships: 
SIAM, AMS, APS, SIAG on Materials Science, Fellow of SIAM, AMS, and American Academy

Research Interests: 
Fluid and plasma dynamics, kinetic theory, epitaxial growth, finance, Monte Carlo methods, PDEs, sparsity


Candidate Statement: 
SIAM is a strong organization that provides valuable service to its members and the applied mathematics community through publications and conferences. It also represents the community to government agencies and the general public. I’ve had the privilege to serve on the Board for the past three years, and my focus has been on maintaining the high quality of SIAM journals and conferences, ensuring SIAM’s financial health, planning for an uncertain future environment for math and science, and addressing issues of access and diversity. I have broad interests in pure and applied mathematics and in science and technology, and want to see robust interaction of SIAM with the scientific and industrial communities. If I am reelected to the Board, I would be pleased to continue working for this great organization.

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Charles R. Doering

Professional Experience: 
At the University of Michigan since 1996, currently Nicholas D. Kazarinoff Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Mathematics & Physics and Director, Center for the Study of Complex Systems. Previously Deputy Director at the Center for Nonlinear Studies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and faculty in the Department of Physics, Clarkson University.

PhD in Mathematical Physics, The University of Texas at Austin, 1985; MS in Physics, University of Cincinnati, 1978; BS in Mathematics and Physics, Antioch College, 1977.

SIAM Activities:
SIAM Representative, Joint Committee on Women in Mathematics (2015-2018);
Co-chair, 12th SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird (2013);
Chair, SIAM Theodore von Kármán Prize Selection Committee (2009);
Plenary Speaker, SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves & Coherent Structures (2008);
SIAM Representative, NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships Panel (2005-2007);
Plenary Speaker, SIAM Conference on Applied Dynamical Systems (2005);
Member, AMS-IMS-SIAM Summer Research Conference Selection Committee (2001-2003);
Organizing Committee Member, SIAM Dynamical Systems Conference, Snowbird (2001);
Secretary-Treasurer, SIAM Dynamical Systems Activity Group (2000-2001);
Organizing Committee Member, SIAM Dynamical Systems Conference, Snowbird (1997).

Professional Memberships: 
SIAM Fellow (class of 2011); American Physical Society Fellow (class of 2001).

Research Interests: 
Design, analysis, and interpretation of mathematical models across the natural and social sciences and engineering; development and application of analytical methods to elucidate the content of quantitative theories to reliably reveal their predictions and, where possible, uncover interesting “physics” in the phenomena.


Candidate Statement:

SIAM's central role in the applied mathematics community is structured in two general directions:

  • knowledge dissemination activities focused on conference organization and journal, monograph, and book publication, and
  • human resource development including public outreach, recruitment and support for students and underrepresented groups, and member recognition via prizes and fellowship.

 These are appropriate strategic missions for SIAM and I look forward to contributing ideas and tactics to enhance and expand these activities.

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Tamara G. Kolda

Professional Experience:
Distinguished Member, Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories (2010-present). Previous position: Principal Member, Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories (2002-2010); Senior Member, Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories (1999-2002); Householder Postdoctoral Fellow in Scientific Computing, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (1997-1999)

Ph.D. and M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Maryland at College Park; B.S., Mathematics, University of Maryland Baltimore County

SIAM Activities:
Associate Editor, SIAM J. Scientific Computing, 2004-2010, 2017-2019
Associate Editor, SIAM J. Matrix Analysis and Applications, 2011-2019
Chair, Journal Committee, 2016-2018
Member, Board of Trustees, 2012-2017
Organizing Committee Member, SIAM Annual Meeting, 2017
Section Editor, Software and High Performance Computing, SIAM J. Scientific Computing, 2010-2016
Chair, SIAM Journal LaTeX Macro Update Subcommittee, 2015-2016
Member, Journal Committee, 2014-2016
Member, System Oversight Committee, 2006-2015
Member, Financial Management Committee, 2015
Senior Program Committee, SIAM Intl. Conf. on Data Mining, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012
Best Paper Prize Committee, SIAM Intl. Conf. on Data Mining, 2014
Organizing Committee, SIAM Conf. on Applied Linear Algebra, 2012
Chair, SIAG Computational Sciences and Engineering, 2009-2010
Editorial Board, SIAM J. Scientific Computing, 2004-2010
Program Committee, SIAM Intl. Conf. on Data Mining, 2010, 2008, 2006
Member, SIAM Nominating Committee, 2008-2009
Co-Chair, SIAM Annual Meeting, 2008
Vice Chair, SIAG Computational Sciences and Engineering, 2007-2008
Member, SIAM Joint Committee on Women in Mathematical Sciences, 2004-2007
Secretary, SIAG Computational Sciences and Engineering, 2004-2006
Organizing Committee, SIAM Conf. on Computational Science and Engineering, 2005 
Secretary, SIAG on Linear Algebra, 2001-2003
Organizing Committee, SIAM Conf. Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing, 2001

Professional Memberships:
ACM (Distinguished Member) 
SIAM (Fellow)
SIAG on Computational Science and Engineering
SIAG on Data Mining and Analytics
SIAG on Linear Algebra 
SIAG on Optimization
SIAG on Supercomputing

Research Interests:
Multilinear algebra and tensor decompositions, network science, data mining, optimization, randomized methods, nonlinear solvers, graph algorithms, parallel computing and the design of scientific software, mathematics of data science


Candidate Statement:

SIAM is an exemplar professional society with world-class journals, stimulating conferences, and an active membership. But the landscape of our profession is forever changing, and we need to change along with it to stay relevant to our constituency. The Board of Trustees is charged with the management of SIAM, including monitoring and deciding the financial allocation of resources. In my first two terms, I have been passionate in my advocacy of the interests of the SIAM membership and the field at large, and it would be a privilege to serve for a third and final term if I am reelected.

I have always been particularly pleased to see SIAM's emphasis on diversity, not just gender and race, but also by considering that we have diversity in terms of including persons from industry and labs as well as academia, having representation from around the world, ensuring that both junior and senior persons have many options for participation in the society, and fostering an inclusive environment in all activities. Of course, this doesn't mean that we've achieved our goals, so I will continue to work hard to make the society as welcoming as possible to all persons with interests in applied mathematics and related areas of research.

We often say that a strength of SIAM is its *mathematical* diversity --- we cover a broad range of topics in our journals and conferences, and it's my hope that we continue to expand so that we stay relevant. That said, new activities have costs (both financial and other resources), so we must also make wise decisions on expansion and even sometimes contraction. I will work to help SIAM find the right balance between charging forth into new areas while continuing to support our established areas of strength.

Last but not least, SIAM has growing attendance at meetings but its membership has remained largely stagnant. How can we make membership more appealing to members of our field and closely-related fields? How can we better recognize those members that are active and engaged in making SIAM great through work as referees, workshop and minisymposium organizers, editors, committee members, and much more? Are there new ways to involve industry members? How do we draw links between our different parts, like activity groups and student chapters?

Thank you for your participation in the SIAM election!


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Helena J Nussenzveig Lopes

Professional Experience:
Professor of Mathematics, Univ. Federal do Rio de Janeiro, (2012-present); Previous positions: Professor of Mathematics, Univ. Estadual de Campinas, (2008-2012); Associate, (1996-2008); Assistant, (1992-1996). Visiting positions: Univ. of Kentucky, (1991-1992); Indiana University, 1997; Penn State University, (2003-2004); Univ. of California, Riverside, Fall 2011; Brown University, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Mathematics, Spring 2017.

Ph.D. in Mathematics, U.C. Berkeley, 1991; M.Sc. Catholic Univ. of Rio de Janeiro, 1986; B. Sc. Catholic Univ. of Rio de Janeiro, 1984.

SIAM Activities: 
Member, Editorial Board, SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis, (2007-2016); Member, Scientific Committee, SIAM Conference on Analysis of PDE 2013; Member, SIAM Activity Group on Analysis of PDE Prize committee, 2013; Chair, SIAG-APDE, (2015-2016). 

Professional Memberships:  
SIAM, SIAG-APDE, AMS and SBMAC (Brazilian Soc. for Applied and Computational Math).

Research Interests:  
Mathematical fluid dynamics; partial differential equations.


Candidate Statement:  
SIAM is an applied and industrial math organization which distinguishes itself through its excellent publications and conferences, and for its international character. SIAM publications and conferences have been a constant influence throughout my career.

The most important role of the Board of Trustees is to make sure that SIAM’s resource stream is managed in a long-term sustainable fashion, and that these resources are being used in an effective way to advance SIAM’s mission and its objectives. As a member of the international community of applied mathematicians, I would bring a particular point of view to the board, in which I would like to see strengthening of SIAM’s international reach through events outside the United States and through increased interaction with other applied and industrial math societies. I would also like to support the continuing leadership presence of women in SIAM’s governance, as well as an increased outreach to other underrepresented minorities. I would also support an increase in the showcasing of fundamental mathematical research at the SIAM annual meetings and other SIAM activities and publications. 

Lastly, if elected, I would consider it an honor to serve on SIAM's Board of Trustees.

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Esmond G. Ng

Professional Experience:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Computational Research Division
2011-present – Head, Applied Mathematics Department (formerly Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing Department)
1999-present – Senior Scientist
1999-2013 – Lead, Scientific Computing Group
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Computer Science and Mathematics Division
1994-1999 – Lead, Computational Mathematics Group
1985-1999 – Research Staff/Senior Research Staff
University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Department of Computer Science
1987-1999 – Adjunct Associate Professor/Adjunct Professor
University of Waterloo
1983-1985 – Research Assistant Professor/Research Associate

University of Waterloo:  B.Math. (1978); M.Math. (1979); Ph.D., Computer Science (1983).

SIAM Activities:
Member, SIAM Fellows Selection Committee (2016-present; Chair in 2017-2018).
Member, SIAM Committee on Activity Groups (2016-present).
Member, SIAM I.E. Block Community Lecture Selection Committee (2013-present).
Member, SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra Prize Selection Committee (2014-2015).
Chair, Nomination Committee for the 2012 Election of the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra (2012).
Member, SIAM Committee on Programs and Conferences (2009-2014).
Vice Chair, SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing (2006-2007).
Member, Editorial Board for SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (2008-2013).
Member, Editorial Board for SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications (1997-2008).
Guest Associate Editor, Special Issue on Computational Sciences and Engineering, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, vol. 30, no. 6 (2008).
Guest editor-in-chief, Special Section on Preconditioning Techniques, SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, vol. 27, no. 4 (2006).
Guest editor-in-chief, Special Section on Sparse Matrix Computation, SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, vol. 20, no. 4 (1999).
Co-chair, the 2014 SIAM Annual Meeting, July 7-11, 2014, Chicago, IL.
Chair, the 2009 SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra, October 26-29, 2009, Seaside, California.
Member, Program Committee, the 2009 SIAM Annual Meeting, July 6-10, 2009, Denver, Colorado.
Member, Program Committee, the 2008 SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing, March 12-14, 2008, Atlanta, Georgia.
Co-chair, the Second SIAM Conference on Sparse Matrices, October 9-11, 1996, Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Professional Memberships:
SIAM; SIAM Fellow (Class of 2015); SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra; SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing; SIAM Activity Group on Computational Science & Engineering. ACM, AGU, IEEE.

Research Interests:
Sparse matrix computation, numerical linear algebra, combinatorial algorithms, computational complexity, large-scale computing, high-performance and parallel computing; mathematical software development, software engineering.


Candidate Statement:
The Board of Trustees is responsible for the management of SIAM. Over the years I have had the opportunity to be involved in many SIAM activities, such as serving on journal editorial boards and committees and organizing conferences. SIAM conferences and journals are of the highest scientific quality and among the most respected in their fields. This is an indication that the SIAM Board is functioning well.

SIAM is an international society for applied and industrial mathematics, as is evident from the conferences that have been held overseas and the number of SIAM Sections and Student Chapters outside the United States. According to the latest statistics from SIAM, about one third of the membership is from outside the U.S. While this is a healthy sign, I would like to see the non-U.S. membership grow further so that SIAM becomes a truly international professional society. Also, as I work in a non-academic environment, I see and appreciate the benefit of SIAM activities in industry and government research laboratories. However, only about 16% of the SIAM membership is from industry and government. While the percentage of membership from government organizations seems to be constant, the percentage of membership from industry appears to be declining over the years. It would benefit the society to work with industry and government research laboratories to increase the membership in these two sectors as well.  Membership is vital to the success of SIAM, and increasing membership is one way to strengthen the society. If elected, I would work with SIAM to increase membership in all of these areas.

I have been a member of SIAM since I was a graduate student and I have benefited a great deal from this fantastic international professional society for applied and industrial mathematics. It would be an honor for me to have the opportunity of serving on the Board of Trustee so I could give back to the community.

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Henry Wolkowicz

Professional Experience: 
Professor, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo (1986-present).  Previous positions: Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Delaware (1985-86); Assistant Professor (1979-81) and Associate Professor (1981-85) Department of Mathematics, University of Alberta; Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Dalhousie University (1978-79); Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, McGill University (1977).

Ph.D. in Mathematics, M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, and B.Sc. in Mathematics, all McGill University, Montreal.

SIAM Activities:  
SIAM Council, and council representative to SIAM Board (2006-2011) 
Co-chair, SIAM Conference on Optimization, Stockholm (2005)  
Presenter, Short Course on Semi-Definite Programming, Stockholm (2005)
Associate Editor, Fundamentals of Algorithms book series (2003-2011) 
Chair, SIAM Activity Group on Optimization (2001-2004)
Member, Selection Committee, SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra Prize (1991)
Minisymposium organizer multiple times.
Assoc. editor SIOPT

Professional Memberships:  
International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS), and board member; Mathematical Programming Society (MPS); SIAM SIAG/OPT; INFORMS; AMS

Research Interests:  
Optimization; mathematical programming (linear, nonlinear, semidefinite programming, semi-infinite); low-rank matrix completions; quadratic assignment problem; numerical analysis (numerical linear algebra); convex analysis; matrix theory (eigenvalue bounds, invariant cones); molecular conformation

Candidate Statement:
The emphasis for SIAM should be on facilitating the dissemination and collaboration of research. Maintaining the high quality of conferences, journals, and books is a priority.  I have been a member of SIAM and attending SIAM conferences since 1980.  I have seen the dramatic increase in attendance at conferences as well as the changes in topics and type of presentations, e.g., the community lecture series. One of the priorities would be to continue improving the quality of conferences and journals.  SIAM has managed to keep book and journal prices low, while providing excellent editorial assistance. I think this should continue into the future along with audio/visual material on the WWW. It would also be of interest to see an increase in access to experimental mathematics.

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Council Members-at-Large

The Council consists of twelve elected members, the Officers of SIAM, and the Chair of the Board. Terms of office for members of the Council shall be three years, with four members’ terms expiring each year. No person shall serve more than two consecutive terms as a Member of the Council.

Term: January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020 

*indicates an incumbent candidate

Suncica Canic

Professional Experience:
Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Mathematics,  University of Houston (2008-present); Visiting Professor, ICME Stanford University (Fall 2016); Visiting Fellow, Cambridge University, UK (June 2014); Director, Center for the Mathematical Biosciences, UH (2008-2012); Visiting Scientist, Peripheral Vascular Research, Texas Heart Institute (2005-2006); Professor of Mathematics, UH (2003-present); Invited Visiting Professor, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France (2003, 2001); Associate Professor, Iowa State University (1998-1999); Assistant Professor, Iowa State University (1992-1998); Visiting Assistant Professor, SUNY Stony Brook (1997); Fields Institute Fellow, Canada (1993);

PhD in Applied Mathematics at SUNY Stony Brook; MS in Applied Mathematics at the University of Zagreb, Croatia; B.S. in Mathematics at the University of Zagreb, Croatia.

SIAM Related Activities:
Associate Editor for SIAM J Numerical Analysis (2015-present)
SIAM Fellow Class of 2014
SIAM Reid Prize Selection Committee member 2015
SIAM Fellows Selection Committee member 2014-2016
Program Director for SIAM Activity Group on Analysis of PDEs 2012-2014
2018 SIAM Annual Meeting Organizing Committee member
Chair of the SIAM APDE Conference 2013 (with K. Promislow)
SIAM PD11 Organizing Committee member
Plenary Lecture at SIAM PD04 Conference
Organizer and speaker in numerous minisymposia at SIAM and ICIAM meetings

Professional Memberships: 
SIAM, AMS, SIAG APDE, Fellow of SIAM Class 2014.

Research Interests: 
Analysis of Partial Differential Equations, Fluid-structure interaction problems, Numerical Methods for PDEs, Biofluids, Mathematical Biomedicine, Hemodynamics.

Candidate Statement:
As a premiere world organization of applied mathematicians, SIAM has been successful and should continue to engage in fostering and supporting interdisciplinary collaborations locally and internationally, invest in recognizing student talent, and in recruitment of new members, especially women across the globe. Additionally, more than ever, it is important to actively work on disseminating the importance of interdisciplinary mathematics to the society at large, and to politicians whose decisions shape the future of science funding and the health of our planet. If elected, I would do my best to help SIAM continue advancing in these areas.

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Hector D. Ceniceros

Professional Experience: 
Professor (2007-present), Vice Chair for Graduate Affairs (2015-present), Associate Professor (2004-2007), Assistant Professor (2000-2004), Department of Mathematics, University of California Santa Barbara. Visiting Associate (1998-2007), Applied and Computational Mathematics, California Institute of Technology. Visiting Assistant Professor (1997), University of California Los Angeles. Titular Professor (1995-1997), Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico. 

Ph.D., Mathematics (1995), Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, M.S., Mathematics (1993),  Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, B.S., Physics and Mathematics (1990), Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico.    
SIAM Activities: 
SIAM Journal for Multiscale Modeling and Simulation (2008-present); 
Faculty advisor of UCSB’s SIAM Student Chapter (2013-present); 
SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science in Philadelphia, Organizing Committee member (2013).

Professional Memberships: 
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, American Mathematical Society, Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science.

Research Interests: 
Numerical Analysis, complex fluids and soft materials. 


Candidate Statement: 
As a community, we need to pay more attention to the training of the new generations of applied mathematicians in this world of fast information and rapidly evolving fields. 

Thus, I think that SIAM should increase its outreach to students, postdocs, and junior faculty and the support for students to attend conferences should be strengthened and better publicized. I would also like to see an expansion and stronger connections with student chapters, which can serve as a critical liaison between SIAM and the student community.  Some of the other activities I would like to promote in SIAM are a sustained, career development program for postdocs and junior faculty and an enhanced outreach agenda to increase the participation of women and underrepresented groups in applied mathematics. 

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Raymond Chan

Professional Experience:  
Choh-Ming Li Professor of Mathematics and Department Head (2013-present), Associate Dean of Science (2005-09), Senior Lecturer to Chair Professor (1993-present), The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Lecturer, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (1993) and The University of Hong Kong (1986-92); Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1985-86); Instructor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1980-81).

PhD, Applied Mathematics, New York University (1985), BSc, First Class Honors, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1980).

SIAM Activities: 
SIAM Council (2015-17); Council Representative to SIAM Board (2015-17); Editor of SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (2000-08) and SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences (2007-present); SIAM Book Author (2007); Invited Speaker, SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra (2015) and SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (2018); Member of SIAM Master Program Committee (2001-04); Organizing Committee Member of SIAM Annual Conference (1997) and SIAM Pacific Rim Dynamical Systems Conference (2000); Program Committee Member of SIAM Conferences on Applied Linear Algebra (2003 and 2009); Co-chair, Organizing Committee for SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra (2018); Vice-President and Co-founder (2000-06) and Advisory Committee Member (2014-17) of East Asia Section of SIAM; Faculty Advisor, SIAM CUHK Student Chapter (2017-present).

Professional Memberships: 
SIAM (Fellow), AMS, East Asia SIAM and Hong Kong Mathematical Society.

Research Interests: 
Numerical Linear Algebra, Scientific Computing, and Image Processing.

Candidate Statement:
Being a SIAM journal editor from outside the US for the last 17 years, I have witnessed SIAM's spectacular growth to become a global influence.  Its journals are of the highest standards in their respective fields and colleagues around the world are proud to have their papers published in SIAM's journals. Its conferences are becoming more international too with more being held outside of the US and attracting participants from many countries. SIAM is opening up new Activity Groups to cover additional fields in applied mathematics while its membership is expanding worldwide to every corner of the world. SIAM is therefore the best place to promote applied mathematics research and raise public awareness of applied mathematics globally. It would be my honor to have the opportunity to continue to serve SIAM in these areas, especially in promoting and enhancing understanding and collaborations between SIAM and other parts of the world.

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Laura Grigori

Professional Experience:
Director of Research, INRIA France (2012-present); Leader of the ALPINES group, joint between INRIA, Applied Mathematics Department of Pierre and Marie Curie University, and CNRS (2013-present); Sabbatical leave as a Visiting Professor/Researcher at UC Berkeley (2015-2016); Researcher, INRIA France (2004-2011); Postdoctoral researcher, UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA (2002-2003).

Ph.D. in Computer Science 2001, University Henri Poincare and INRIA, France; M.S. in Computer Science, University Henri Poincare, France; Undergraduate Studies at University Politehnica, Bucarest, Romania.

SIAM Activities:
Associate Editor, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, since 2016;
Associate Editor, SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, since 2017; 
Member of the editorial board for the SIAM book series Software, Environments and Tools, since 2014.
Chair of SIAG on Supercomputing, January 2016 - December 2017;
Program Director of SIAG on Supercomputing, January 2014 - December 2015.
Co-Chair, SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing 2016; 
Organizing committee member, SIAM Annual Meeting 2017;
Organizing committee member, SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing 2014; Organizing committee member, SIAM Workshop on Combinatorial Scientific Computing 2011 and 2014;
Organizer of minisymposia at many SIAM conferences.

Professional Memberships:

SIAM, SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing, SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra, SIAM Activity Group on Computational Science and Engineering.

Research Interests:
High performance scientific computing, numerical linear algebra, communication avoiding algorithms, combinatorial scientific computing, mathematical software.


Candidate Statement: 
I will be honoured to serve as a member of the SIAM Council.  For me joining SIAM was a (professional) life changing experience and it will be my ambition as a Council member to ensure that this is also the case for the next generation of SIAM members.  Internal and external contexts within which the Society operates are ever-changing and to continue its role, SIAM should address successfully a few major issues.  I will be particularly concerned about the following aspects.

First, I believe SIAM should continue to attract new students and young researchers to applied mathematics and extend its international reach.  From my personal experience summer schools and programs are particularly effective means in achieving such goals. They educate but also they are melting-pots of ideas and springboards to life-long, fruitful collaborations. These should continue and be strongly supported. These also could and should be extended to reach out already to high school students bringing to them the taste of the cutting-edge research in an appealing form directly from the best practitioners in the field.

Second, the Society needs to lead the way in attracting underrepresented minorities to applied mathematics. This needs to be addressed on multiple fronts, by simultaneously creating a welcoming environment within the community and developing outreach programs to attract and encourage interested individuals.  We also need to be more accountable and transparent in this respect.

Third, the open-access era is looming as the next big change in the way we disseminate our research. The potential is fantastic as is the envisageable impact. However, realistic sustainable models of implementing it are urgently needed. I believe that SIAM could be on the forefront of the on-going discussions in this area.

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Geoffrey McFadden

Professional Experience: 
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Fellow, (2004-present); 
Leader, NIST Mathematical Modeling Group (1999-2010);
NIST Mathematician (1982-1999); 
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Scientist, Courant Institute, New York University (1979-1982).

Ph.D. in Mathematics, New York University, 1979; 
M.S. in Mathematics, New York University, 1977;
B.A. in Mathematics, Mathematical Sciences, and Chemical Physics, Rice University, 1975.

SIAM Activities: 
Editorial Board member, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics (1991-2005); 
Organizing Committee for SIAM conference on Emerging Issues in Mathematics and 
Computation from the Materials Sciences (1994);
Organizing Committee for Second SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science (1997); 
Co-Chair of Organizing Committee for Third SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science (2000);
Nominating Committee for the SIAM Materials Activity Group (2010); 
Ralph Kleinman Prize Committee (2013);
SIAM Council Member-at-Large (2015-2017);
Member of SIAM Materials Activity Group.

Professional Memberships: 
SIAM (Fellow), American Physical Society (Fellow), Washington Academy of Sciences.

Research Interests: 
Differential equations, fluid and plasma dynamics, crystal growth, computational physics.


Candidate Statement:
SIAM plays an essential role in advancing the contributions of applied mathematics to our society, to our institutions, and to us as individuals. We should continue to nurture non-traditional areas of mathematics (and mathematicians) that advance science and technology, as well as to provide rich educational and professional opportunities for beginning and already-established researchers. SIAM has a distinguished history in promoting the interplay between academic, industrial, and government research organizations, and these interactions should be sustained and strengthened through our organization's emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration.

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Lois Curfman McInnes

Professional Experience:  
Senior Computational Scientist, Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division, Argonne National Laboratory (2012—present). Previous positions in MCS/Argonne: Computational Scientist (2006-2012), Senior Software Engineer (2004-2005), Software Engineer (2001-2004), Assistant Computer Scientist (1997-2000), DOE Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow (1993-1996).

Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, University of Virginia (1993); B.S. in Mathematics and Physics, Summa Cum Laude, Muhlenberg College (1988).
SIAM Activities: 
Co-chair, 2018 SIAM Annual Meeting (AN18)
SIAM News Editorial Board (2012—present)
SIAM Education Committee (2015—present)
Chair, SIAM Activity Group on Computational Science & Engineering (2015-16)
Member, Selection Committee for the 2016 SIAG/Supercomputing Career Prize 
Co-chair, 2015 SIAM Conference on CSE (CSE15)
Co-editor-in-charge, special section of SISC in conjunction with CSE15 on topics of CSE Software and Big Data Analytics, Nov 2016
Program Director, SIAM Activity Group on CSE (2013-2014)
Organizing Committee, 2014 SIAM Workshop on Exascale Applied Mathematics Challenges and Opportunities (SIAM-EX14)
Organizing Committee, 2011 SIAM Conference on CSE (CSE11)
Organizing Committee, 2004 SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing (PP04)
Vice Chair, SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing (2000-2002)
Co-organizer of various minisymposia at SIAM CSE, AN, PP conferences

Professional Memberships:  
SIAM (SIAG/CSE, SIAG/SC), SIAM Fellow (Class of 2017); ACM (SIG-HPC).

Research Interests:  
High-performance scientific computing, CSE, scalable solution of nonlinear PDEs, multiphysics algorithms and software, scientific software productivity and sustainability.


Candidate Statement:
SIAM is the leading international professional society for advancing the principles of applied mathematics as well as computational science and engineering (CSE), while fostering the vibrant exchange of ideas among a community of applied mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers, and domain scientists from academia, industry, and research laboratories. SIAM should continue to play a prominent role in advancing next-generation interdisciplinary strategies for applied mathematics and CSE in light of recent trends—including significant broadening of application fields and industrial opportunities, dramatic growth of computational power, the increasing role of data science, and recognition of the importance of flexible software as a cornerstone of long-term collaboration as we work toward truly predictive CSE. SIAM also has an opportunity to promote dialogue on strategies to address the growing demand for an international workforce with skills in applied mathematics as well as computational and data science.

I would be honored to serve as a member of the SIAM Council. Key issues from my perspective include promoting interdisciplinary education and research; extending connections among the academic, industrial, and research laboratory segments of the international SIAM community; and promoting broader engagement in SIAM from under-represented groups. SIAM’s activity groups, conferences, journals, career fairs, student chapters, and online presence are important avenues for community engagement on these crosscutting issues.

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Michael Ng

Professional Experience: 
Head, Department of Mathematics at Hong Kong Baptist University, 2014-present; Chair Professor in Mathematics and Chair Professor (Affiliate) of Department of Computer Science at Hong Kong Baptist University, 2015-present; Professor, Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2005-2015; Assistant and Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, The University of Hong Kong, 1997-2005; Research Fellow, Computer Science Laboratory, Australian National University, 1995-1997.

Ph.D. in Applied and Computational Mathematics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1995; B.Sc. in Mathematics, The University of Hong Kong.

SIAM Activities: 
The Secretary of East Asia SIAM Section, 2005-2008
Scientific Committee Member of SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra, 2012
Co-chair of SIAM Conference on Imaging Sciences, 2014
Co-chair of SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra, 2018
Associate Editor of SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 2005-2010
SIAM Speaker of 14th Conference of the International Linear Algebra Society, 2007
Plenary Speaker of SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra, 2009
Professional Memberships: 
SIAM (Fellow), IEEE (Senior Member), Hong Kong Institution of Science (Council Member), Hong Kong Mathematical Society, System Biology Group of Operational Research Society of China

Research Interests: 
Scientific Computation. Specifically: Numerical Linear Algebra, Ill-posed Inverse Problems, Image Processing, Data Science


Candidate Statement: 
SIAM is the largest and most prominent academic organization that works for the strongest interactions between mathematics and other scientific and technological communities through academic activities, publication of journals and books, and conferences. Because of data and information technology evolution, industrial applications and interdisciplinary approach to science and engineering, it is very important for SIAM to strengthen these interactions via collaboration with industry for partnership programs and with other organizations for joint-conferences. The aim is to nurture a versatile generation of scientists that can have a strong mathematical and computational background, industry knowledge, and skills of the other disciplines. SIAM can play a stronger role in attracting students to industrial and applied mathematics through activities such as summer schools and research experience with SIAM sections and SIAM student chapters. I would be honored and grateful to have the opportunity to contribute to SIAM.

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Padma Raghavan

Professional Experience: 
Vice Provost for Research, (2016-present), Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering (2016-present), Vanderbilt University; 
Associate Vice President for Research and Director of Strategic Initiatives (2013-16), Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering (2012-16), Director, Institute for CyberScience (2007-16),  Professor (2005-12) and Associate Professor (2000-05) of Computer Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University;
Associate Professor (2000-01) and Assistant Professor (1994-00) of Computer Science, University of Tennessee; 
Research Scientist (1995-00), Oak Ridge National Lab; 
Post-Doctoral Research Associate (1991-94), University of Illinois

PhD (1991) and MS (1987) Computer Science, The Pennsylvania State University; Bachelor of Technology with Honors (1985) Computer Science and Engineering, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

SIAM Activities:  
Member, SIAM Council (2015-present), SIAM Book Committee (2017-present), Member of SIAM Committees: Committee on Science Policy (2015-present), Editorial Board, SIAM Book series on Software, Environments and Tools (2012-16); Editorial Board, SIAM series on Computational Science and Engineering (2009-16); Associate Editor, SIAM Journal of Scientific Computing (2005-12); General Co-Chair, SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (2011);  General Co-Chair, SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing (2004);  Member of Program Committees: International Conference on Preconditioning Techniques for Large Sparse Matrix Problems (2009); SIAM Text Mining (2009,2007,2006); SIAM Annual Meeting, Denver, CO (July 6-10, 2009); SIAM Workshop on Combinatorial Scientific Computing (2009); Supercomputing Activity Group, Nominations Committee (2005, 2009); Committee on Conference Publications (2006-07); CSE SIAG Nominating Committee (2012); Committee on Committees and Appointments (2002-07).

Professional Memberships: 
ACM, IEEE (Fellow), SIAM

Research Interests: 
Parallel sparse matrix and graph algorithms; High performance computing; Scalability, energy efficiency, and reliability of scientific computing applications

Candidate Statement:
SIAM is now globally recognized for our pivotal role in the development of computational science and engineering.  SIAM earned this preeminent status, first, by seeing the potential of this emerging area more than three decades ago, and then, by leveraging established strengths in foundational aspects of applied mathematics and computer science. Today, there are increasing opportunities for advances in science through insights gained from the analysis of data from a variety of sources: simulations, scientific instruments, and networked communities. I would like to continue to serve on the Council to engage with the SIAM community in developing our response to this emerging area, data science, in concert with our established strengths. By recognizing these opportunities and by leveraging our strengths, SIAM can play a critical role in advancing mathematical rigor while gaining recognition as the authoritative entity for informing science policy in the data-rich digital age.

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