Pothen Named as Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Alex Pothen, professor and associate head of the Department of Computer Science, was named a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). He is one of 28 fellows selected for the class of 2018. They will be recognized for their achievements during the SIAM Annual Meeting, held in July in Portland, OR.
Pothen was recognized for “advances in combinatorial algorithms for scientific applications, and for leadership in founding the combinatorial scientific computing community.” Combinatorial scientific computing is an interdisciplinary research area where researchers develop algorithms for application to problems in computational science and engineering. The combinatorial scientific computing community was founded in the early 2000s. Since then, eight biennial SIAM Workshops have been organized in the U.S. and Europe.
“Pothen has a thirty-year history of intellectual and programmatic leadership and service for the SIAM community,” said Bruce Hendrickson, associate director of computation at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab. “Alex is an outstanding educator, a first-rate researcher, and an internationally recognized leader.”