Hans De Sterck designated Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Monday, April 15, 2024
Headshot of Hans De Sterck

Congratulations to Hans De Sterck, who was recently designated a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). De Sterck, who is a professor and chair of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, was recognized “for contributions to scientific computing methods including multilevel and nonlinear solvers, and for exemplary scientific leadership and service to SIAM.”

SIAM is the leading international professional society in applied and computational mathematics. It has more than 14,000 academic and professional members worldwide, and De Sterck was one of twenty-six members named as Fellows this year.

“I have always tremendously enjoyed contributing to SIAM, and it is an honour to be recognized in this way by the scientific community in my area of research,” De Sterck says.

De Sterck develops numerical algorithms for applications in computational science and data science. These algorithms include fast and scalable computational methods for broad interdisciplinary applications, such as simulating fluid flow past airplanes or developing acceleration methods for machine learning algorithms. De Sterck is also currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, and previously served as the Chair of the SIAM Activity Groups on Computational Science and Engineering and on Data Science. 

He has been a professor in the Faculty of Mathematics since 2004; he earned his PhD in 1999 at the University of Leuven in Belgium and did postdocs at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Belgium as well as the University of Colorado Boulder prior to joining the Faculty.

“I am grateful for the supportive environment provided by my department and faculty here at the University of Waterloo throughout my academic career,” De Sterck says. “This environment is a great catalyst for enhancing contributions to teaching and research and being active participants in the international research community.”  

You can learn more about SIAM, and see the full list of 2024 Fellows, on their website