Mihai Anitescu has been named a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).  The fellowship program awards those who have made outstanding contributions in research, education or industrial activities and have been members of SIAM for 7 of the past 10 years.

Anitescu is a senior computational mathematician in the Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) division at Argonne National Laboratory.  He also holds an appointment as a tenured professor in the Statistics Department at the University of Chicago.

In addition to establishing rigorous mathematical foundations for numerical optimization, Anitescu has repeatedly applied his ideas to challenging practical problems, including weather simulation and dynamic energy systems. Currently, he leads the MACSER (Multifaceted Mathematics for Rare, High Impact Events in Complex Energy and Environment Systems) project at Argonne.  He also is on the editorial board of three SIAM journals, is an associate editor for both series A and series B of Mathematical Programming, and is software editor of Optimization Methods and Software.

“Mihai is an exceptional researcher whose research bridges computational science, applied mathematics, and statistics,” said Valerie Taylor, director of the MCS division. ​“His work has provided new scientific insights in domains including theoretical mathematics, uncertainty quantification, numerical optimization and applications in energy and the environment.”

Anitescu and 27 other newly named fellows will be recognized for their achievements during the International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics meeting in Valencia, Spain, July 15–19.

For the announcement of the award by SIAM, see the website: