Wednesday, July 02, 2008

SIAM Prize

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) will award the SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession to Dr. Philippe Tondeur.Tondeur is working as Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign .Established in 1985, the SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession is awarded each year at the SIAM Annual Meeting to applied mathematician who has made distinguished contributions to the furtherance of applied mathematics on the national level.Tondeur earned an engineering degree in Zurich, and a PhD in mathematics from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He subsequently was a research fellow and lecturer at the University of Paris, France, Harvard University, University of California, Berkeley, and an associate professor at Wesleyan University,before joining the UIUC faculty in 1968, where he became a full professor in 1970.Tondeur is being recognized for his creative and dedicated leadership of the Division of Mathematical Sciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF),including the initiation of the Mathematical Sciences Priority Area.

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