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Professor Mary Silber Named SIAM Fellow

Mary Silber, professor of engineering sciences and applied mathematics at the McCormick School of Engineering, has been named a 2012 fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

The 2012 class of fellows includes 35 academics and professionals from the fields of applied mathematics and computational science. Nominated by the SIAM community, the fellows were selected based on their exemplary research and outstanding contributions to the community. 

Silber was honored for contributions to the analysis of bifurcations in the presence of symmetry. Her research interests are in nonlinear dynamics and its applications, pattern formation, bifurcation theory, feedback control of patterns and bifurcations, delay equations, climate dynamics, and in the mathematical modeling of biological processes. 

Silber serves on the SIAM Council and on the editorial board of the journal, Multiscale Modeling and Simulation. She has also served on past SIAM prize committees. 

The 2012 fellows will be honored in July at the SIAM annual meeting in Minneapolis.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, SIAM is an international society of over 14,000 individual members, including applied and computational mathematicians and computer scientists, as well as other scientists and engineers. The society serves and advances the disciplines of applied mathematics and computational science by publishing books and peer-reviewed research journals, conducting conferences, and hosting activity groups in various areas of mathematics.