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Two UC San Diego Professors Named Fellows to Prestigious Math Society

Two professors at UC San Diego have been named 2016 Fellows of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics “for their distinguished contributions to the disciplines of applied mathematics, computational science and related fields.”


William McEneaney

William M. McEneaney, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the Jacobs School of Engineering, and Michael Holst, a professor of mathematics and physics, were among 30 scientists and mathematicians selected this year by members of the society, known as SIAM, to receive this distinction.

McEneaney is being honored “for contributions to the field of control for nonlinear systems.” He previously served as chair, secretary and program director of the SIAM Activity Group in Control and Systems Theory, as well as associate editor for the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization.


Michael Holst

Holst, who holds a UC San Diego Chancellor’s Associates Endowed Chair, is being honored “for contributions to computational biology, numerical relativity and scientific computation.” He is an author and reviewer and has served on many of the editorial boards for the society’s journals.

The 30 new Fellows will be celebrated by the society during the SIAM Annual Meeting in Boston on July 12.