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Two CRD Staff in SIAM Leadership Positions

May 1, 2006

Juan Meza, head of CRD’s High Performance Computing Research Department, and Esmond Ng, leader of the Scientific Computing Group, were recently named to leadership positions in the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Meza has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the SIAM, which was founded in 1951 and currently has more than 10,000 members.

The goals of SIAM are to: 

  • advance the application of mathematics and computational science to engineering, industry, science, and society;
  • promote research that will lead to effective new mathematical and computational methods and techniques for science, engineering, industry, and society;
  • provide media for the exchange of information and ideas among mathematicians, engineers, and scientists.

Ng was elected to a two- year term as vice chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing. The activity group provides a forum for computational mathematicians and scientists, computer scientists and computer architects to exchange ideas on mathematical algorithms and computer architecture needed for high-performance computer systems. The group also organizes a biennial conference on parallel processing for scientific computing.

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