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Dr. Tan Bui-Thanh
Tan Bui-Thanh Elected Secretary of SIAM CSE Activity Group
Tan Bui-Thanh, an associate professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, has been elected as the secretary for the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Activity Group on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE).
Established in 1952, SIAM is a nonprofit international community with over 14,500 individual members. The organization’s goals include advancing the application of mathematics and computational science to engineering, industry, science and society; promoting research leading to new mathematical and computational methods; and providing an outlet for exchanging information between mathematicians, engineers and scientists.
Bui-Thanh’s responsibilities as the SIAM secretary for the CSE group involve keeping records, coordinating communication such as email correspondence, newsletters, and website content, as well as submitting an annual report. He also currently serves as the vice president of the SIAM Texas-Louisiana Section.
Since joining the Oden Institute in June 2008, first as postdoctoral fellow, then research associate, and then research scientist, Dr. Bui-Thanh has been conducting interdisciplinary research across different areas of computational science and applied mathematics. In particular, he has made important contributions to computational electromagnetics, computational geosciences, parallel computing, large scale partial-differential-equation-constrained optimization, computational inverse problems, uncertainty quantification, and numerical analysis.
Bui-Thanh is a core member of the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering. He holds the William J. Murray, Jr. Fellowship in Engineering No. 4.
Adapted from a piece by Kendra Harris, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics.