Dr. Tom Coleman was selected for his contributions to financial optimization, sparse numerical optimization and leadership in mathematical education and industry engagement. Each year, SIAM Fellowships are designated to recognize members of the community for their distinguished contributions to computational science, applied mathematics and associated fields. Fellows are selected based on nominations by SIAM members and chosen by The Fellows Selection Committee.
Dr. Coleman is presently the Ophelia Lazaridis Research Chair at the University of Waterloo. From 2005 to 2010, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, and the Director of the Cornell Theory Center from 1998-2005. He has been an innovator in the areas of optimization, parallel computing, automatic differentiation, computational finance, and optimization applications.
Dr. Coleman is the author of three books on computational mathematics, and has published over 80 journal articles in the areas of parallel computing, optimization, automatic differentiation, computational finance, and optimization applications.