Title: In Memoriam: Tom Coleman’s Contributions to Applied Mathematics and Optimization
Yuying Li, Stephen Wright, Alex Pothen, Bruce Hendrickson, Peter Forsyth, and Somayeh Moazeni
SIAM Annual Meeting (AN21)
Thomas F. Coleman—a leader in optimization and scientific computing, professor at the University of Waterloo, and a SIAM Fellow—passed away on April 20, 2021. Tom served as the Director of the Theory Center at Cornell and then as Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. His research spanned continuous optimization, combinatorial scientific computing, automatic differentiation, financial optimization, mathematical software, etc. In this session, his wife and collaborator, Yuying Li, and five of his students and colleagues will describe the pioneering contributions that Tom made to these fields in his research.