News & Announcements
December 20, 2012
"Lois Curfman McInnes of MCS Elected Program Director of SIAG CS&E"
Lois Curfman McInnes, a senior computational scientist in Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division, has been elected program director of the SIAM Activity Group on Computational Science and Engineering (SIAG CS&E).
McInnes’s research focuses on numerical algorithms and software for the parallel solution of large-scale scientific applications involving nonlinear partial differential equations and related optimization problems. Last year she (with colleague B. Smith) won the E. O. Lawrence Award for breakthrough work in developing PETSc, the Portable, Extensible Toolkit for Scientific computation.
SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) is an international community of close to 12,000 individual members. SIAG CS&E is SIAM’s largest activity group, with well over 2,000 members. The group fosters interactions among applied mathematicians, computer scientists, domain scientists, and engineers in the theory, development, and use of computational technologies for solving important problems in science and engineering. The activity group also organizes the biennial SIAM Conference on Computational Science & Engineering.McInnes joins two other MCS Division members – Sven Leyffer (SIAM Vice-President for Programs) and Mihai Anitescu (SIAG OPT Vice Chair) – as SIAM officers.