Applied Mathematics professor Hans De Sterck appointed Editor-in-Chief of SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Professor Hans De Sterck of the Department of Applied Mathematics has been appointed the new Editor-in-Chief of the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (SISC), starting January 2022. 

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The SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing is a leading journal in the field of numerical methods for problems in science, engineering and other areas of application. With more than 250 papers published each year, SISC is the largest journal of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The journal publishes papers that advance numerical methods for challenging applications where accurate and efficient numerical computing drives progress and innovation. Traditional areas of strength of the journal include numerical methods for differential equations, numerical linear algebra methods, and high-performance computing techniques. More recent focus areas include scientific machine learning methods, combinatorial scientific computing, reduced order modeling, and stochastic computational methods.

De Sterck's research focuses on numerical methods for computational science and data science, including numerical methods for partial differential equations and convergence acceleration methods for optimization with applications to tensor decomposition and machine learning. He is serving as the Director of Waterloo's Centre for Computational Mathematics, and is a member of the SIAM Council and a Council representative to the SIAM Board. He previously served as the chair of SIAM's Activity Group on Computational Science and Engineering (2017-2018), and as the inaugural Chair of SIAM's new Activity Group on Data Science in 2021.

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is the leading professional organization of computational and applied mathematicians with global reach. SIAM was incorporated in 1952 as a nonprofit organization, and with more than 14,500 individual members and 500 institutional member organizations across the world, SIAM aims to advance the application of mathematics and computational science to engineering, industry, science, and society.