The First Time, SIAM Elected More than 190 Fellows in 2009

It is known that the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM, linked is an international community of over 12,000 individual members, including applied and computational mathematicians, computer scientists, and other scientists and engineers. The Society advances the fields of applied mathematics and computational science by publishing a series of premier journals and a variety of books, sponsoring a wide selection of conferences, and through various other programs.

On May 1, 2009, SIAM announced the first time the SIAM Fellows Class of 2009 and the inauguration of the SIAM Fellows Program. There were more than 190 famous scientists named Fellows. According to its annoncement, fellowship is an honorific designation conferred on members distinguished for their outstanding contributions to the fields of applied mathematics and computational science.

“The announcement of the first class of SIAM Fellows is an important milestone for the applied mathematics and computational science community,” said SIAM President Douglas N. Arnold. “Reflecting the diversity of the SIAM membership, these men and women come from five continents, and work in academia, industry, and government laboratories. Advancing the frontiers of research in branches of mathematics as distinct as number theory and partial differential equations, these professionals have applied their work to endeavors ranging from mining to medicine. They have designed algorithms to make computing possible and written textbooks to train the next generation of mathematicians. Their contributions are truly outstanding.”

The 2009 SIAM Fellows and their affiliations at the time of designation can be found at or


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