IPAM Board of Trustees Member Elected to National Academy of Engineering  

Posted on 2/13/20 in News


Last week, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) elected 87 new members and 18 international members. Academy membership recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education and is among the highest professional distinction awarded to engineers. IPAM is proud to report that one of the elected members this year is Dr. Sallie Ann Keller, who has been serving as a member of IPAM’s Board of Trustees (BoT) since 2012. Dr. Keller is a leading voice in creating the “science of all data” and expanding its reach across disciplines to benefit society. For over a decade, her active engagement with the IPAM BoT has been a valuable component in ensuring a steady growth in our programmatic output.

Among other remarkable scientists and engineers who have been elected to the Academy this round are the following IPAM affiliates:

Tamara Kolda, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, Informatics and Systems Assessments, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California. Dr. Kolda has been an invited speaker at IPAM on many occasions since the Institute’s inception. She has also presented at a number of highly impactful and popular workshops at IPAM on Big Data and its emerging role in sciences and largescale computing, as well as at a symposium on Women in Mathematics.

Ioamnis Kevrekides, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Dr. Kevrekides has been affiliated with IPAM since nearly the very beginning of its journey. Highlights of his presentations hosted at IPAM include: Interpretable Learning in Physical Sciences, Validation and Guarantees in Learning Physical Models, and Multiscale Processes in Fusion Plasmas.

Jorge Nocedal, Walter P. Murphy Professor, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. Dr. Nocedal has been a featured speaker at IPAM’s Graduate Summer School on Deep Learning. He has also been a valuable resource and presenter for our workshop: Stochastic Gradient Methods.

Furthermore, we are delighted that Dr. Jayathi Murthy, Dean and Distinguished Professor, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA, and a long standing friend of IPAM, has been elected into the NAE fellowship. Dr. Murthy made a compelling presentation at the IPAM workshop: Energy Conservation and Waste Heat Recovery, which was widely attended by students and mathematicians from across the globe.

IPAM leadership and staff stand together to congratulate these new NAE inductees.