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Mathematics professor selected as SIAM Fellow

Friday, April 10, 2015

LAWRENCE — Tyrone Duncan, professor of mathematics and courtesy professor of electrical engineering and computer science, was selected as a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The award honors SIAM members who have made outstanding contributions to the fields served by the organization. This year 31 members were selected.

Research excellence is just one criterion for selection. The Fellows program is also intended to recognize excellence in industrial work (that might or might not involve traditional research), excellence in educational activities that reach a broad audience or other forms of excellence directly related to the goals of SIAM.

SIAM is an international organization of more than 13,000 individual members. Almost 500 academic, manufacturing, research and development, service and consulting, government and military organizations worldwide are institutional members.

Duncan is a renowned scholar who has shared his work in scores of presentations worldwide and more than 200 publications. Other recognition includes teaching and research awards from KU, and he has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow, International Federation of Automatic Control Fellow, recipient of the 2013 Reid Prize from SIAM, and he has recently received a 2015 Simons Fellowship.

Duncan completed his doctorate and master’s degree in electrical engineering at Stanford University. He earned a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has conducted research supported by grants from organizations including the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Air Force and the Army.

The Department of Mathematics is part of KU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, which encourages learning without boundaries in its more than 50 departments, programs and centers. Through innovative research and teaching, the College emphasizes interdisciplinary education, global awareness and experiential learning. It is the broadest and most diverse academic unit at KU.