Biographies of Candidates 2011

Biographical information about the candidates has been supplied and verified by the candidates. Candidates have had the opportunity to make a statement of not more than 200 words (400 words for presidential candidates) on any subject matter without restriction and to list up to five of their research papers. Candidates have had the opportunity to supply a photograph to accompany their biographical information. Candidates with an asterisk (*) beside their names were nominated in response to a petition. Abbreviations: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); American Mathematical Society (AMS); American Statistical Association (ASA); Association for Computing Machinery (ACM); Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL); Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM); Canadian Mathematical Society, Société Mathématique du Canada (CMS); Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS); Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), Insti- tute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS); International Mathematical Union (IMU); London Mathematical Society (LMS); Mathematical Association of America (MAA); Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI); National Academy of Sciences (NAS); National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council (NAS/NRC); National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM); National Science Foundation (NSF); Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

President Association for Advancement of Science, 2002, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2008, SIAM 2009. John Guckenheimer Selected Publications: 1. with P. Holmes, Nonlinear Oscilla- A. R. Bullis Professor of Mathe- tions, Dynamical Systems, and Bifurcations of Vector Fields, matics, Cornell University, Ithaca, Springer-Verlag, 1983. MR0709768 (85f:58002); 2. with NY. S. Johnson, Distortion of S-unimodal maps, Ann. of Math. Born: September 26, 1945, Baton (2), 132 (1990), No. 1, 71–130. MR1059936 (91g:58157); Rouge, LA, USA. 3. with S. Gueron and R. Harris-Warrick, The dynamics of Ph.D.: University of California, a conditionally bursting neuron, Phil. Trans., 341 (1993), Berkeley, 1970. 345–359; 4. with M. Wechselberger and L.–S. Young, Cha- Selected Addresses: ICM Berke- otic attractors of relaxation oscillators, Nonlinearity 19 ley, Invited Address on behalf (2006), No. 3, 701–720. MR2209295 (2006k:37085); 5. with of Michael Jakobson, 1986; Past C. Kuehn, Computing slow manifolds of saddle type, SIAM Presidential Address, SIAM, 1999; J. Appl. Dyn. Syst. 8 (2009), No. 3, 854–879. MR2533627 Charles Amick Lecturer, Univer- (2010g:37156). sity of Chicago, 1999; Frontiers Lecturer, Texas A&M, Statement: As president of the AMS, I will enthusiastically 2000; New Zealand Society of Mathematics Lecturer, 2000. pursue its goals, which include promoting mathemati- Additional Information: SIAM Board of Trustees, 1994– cal research and communicating its results, supporting 1999, President, 1997–1998, Founding Chair, Activity mathematical education at all levels, advancing the status Group on Life Sciences, 1999–2001, Chair, Activity Group of the profession and fostering connections with other on Dynamical Systems, 2003–2005, Mathematics Aware- disciplines. ness Month Advisory Committee, 2011; Boards of Direc- tors/Trustees of Mathematics Institutes: MSRI, 1982–1985, Recent financial crises have constricted professional Fields Institute, 2004–2008, MBI 2008–; Advisory Boards: opportunities for young mathematicians and threaten European Science Foundation Network on Nonlinear Sci- the resources we need for our work. In response, the AMS ence, 1988–1991, Mathematical Sciences Institute, Cornell needs to advocate even more strongly the importance of University, 1989–1991, The Geometry Center, 1992–1996; mathematics. Indeed, the current era demands that we do Panel member, International Review of Mathematics in more. Society expects us to participate in research that United Kingdom, 2003; Fellow, American Association for enhances human welfare and ameliorates the increasing Advancement of Science, 2002, American Academy of Arts environmental impacts of mankind. It behooves us to and Sciences, 2008, SIAM, 2009; Editorial Boards: Physica accept this responsibility and enlarge the scope of our D, 1986–1992, SIAM Review, 1989–1986, Journal of Experi- activities. Fundamental mathematics research has much mental Mathematics, 1995–2007, Moscow Mathematical to gain from this engagement. The infusion of problems Journal, 2001–, SIAM Journal of Applied Dynamical Sys- and insights from other disciplines has long stimulated tems, 2002–; Guggenheim Fellow, 1984; Fellow, American far reaching mathematical discoveries, for example in the

1154 NOTICES OF THE AMS VOLUME 58, NUMBER 8 From the AMS Secretary—Election Special Section work of Gauss. I am well prepared to lead the AMS in ad- 2001–2002; Journal of Representation Theory: Manag- dressing these issues. ing Editor, 1996–2003, Editorial Board, 2003–; Member, Throughout my career, I have pursued mathematics Board of Directors, The Giving Back Fund, (http://www. research on dynamical systems together with interdisci- 2000–; Member, American Academy of plinary collaborations. I have been fortunate to participate Arts and Sciences, 1996–; Levi Conant Prize for Mathemati- in mathematical discoveries that give striking insight into cal Exposition, 2011. universal phenomena occurring in seemingly unrelated Selected Publications: 1. The unitary dual of GL(n) over settings. The diversity of my research is reflected by pub- an Archimedean field, Invent. Math., 83 (1986), No. 3, lications in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and 449–505. MR0827363 (87i:22042); 2. Unitary Represen- engineering journals and by two books that make math- tations of Reductive Lie Groups, Annals of Mathematics ematics accessible to broader scientific audiences. My col- Studies, Press, 1987. MR0908078 laborations have posed fascinating questions that became (89g:22024); 3. with J. Adams and D. Barbasch, The part of my mathematics research and contributed to my Langlands Classification and Irreducible Characters for skills in representing mathematics to larger communities. Real Reductive Groups, Progress in Mathematics, 104, My experience includes a term as president of the Birkhäuser Boston, Inc., 1992. MR1162533 (93j:22001); 4. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, a depart- with A. Knapp, Cohomological Induction and Unitary Rep- ment chairmanship and membership on boards of three resentations, Princeton Mathematical Series, 45, Princeton mathematics institutes. I have continuously championed University Press, 1995. MR1330919 (96c:22023); 5. The the importance of fundamental mathematics research in character table for E , Notices Amer. Math. Soc., 54 (2007), all these endeavors, because effective solutions of many 8 No. 9, 1122–1134. MR2349532 (2008g:22020). applied problems require new mathematical theory. I will seek to deepen connections with other disciplines, thereby Statement: Most of the wonderful mathematics that I stimulating research in core mathematics and enhancing have experienced has been a gift from someone else: the status of our profession. I will be especially pleased from teachers, from fellow students, from colleagues and, to lead the AMS during the 2013 Emphasis Year on Math- perhaps most of all, from my own students. We are stew- ematics of Planet Earth, a global initiative of mathematics ards of a powerful and beautiful collection of tools. Our societies and institutes. responsibility, our privilege, and our joy is to pass along The AMS and our profession will thrive by embracing those tools, in a form even more powerful and beautiful a broad view of mathematics that engages our curiosity than we received them. The members of the AMS do this about the world around us as well as the world inside us. I work every day. It is the task of the Society to support will be honored to serve as AMS president while it extends that work, particularly in directions that we can’t do as its boundaries. individuals. The publications of the Society, from MathS- ciNet to the journals to the book series, are perhaps the David Vogan most visible presence of the Society in our daily lives. Professor of Mathematics, Massa- The meetings of the Society, the large lectures there, and chusetts Institute of Technology, the special sessions are an important part of how we give Boston, MA. mathematics to each other. All of these things have been in Born: September 8, 1954, Mercer, existence for longer than I can remember (a phrase which PA, USA. grows more impressive every day), and all of them have Ph.D.: Massachusetts Institute of changed, mostly for the better, in fundamental ways. I’ve Technology, 1976. learned in mathematics that new ideas are usually wrong, AMS Offices: Member at Large of and often a step backward. But occasionally—and these the Council, 1985–1987. are the occasions we are always working for—new ideas AMS Committees: Review Com- can open up our understanding with breathtaking power. mittee for JPBM, 1987; Commit- I hope to work for the AMS by thinking about change and tee on Science Policy, 1989–1991; by listening to suggestions for change, with an attitude in- Committee to Select the Gibbs Lecturer, 1990–1991; Task formed by that mathematical experience. Not surprisingly, Force on Excellence in Mathematics Scholarship, 1993– some of the areas where we mathematicians have made 1998; Committee on the Human Rights of Mathematicians, the greatest efforts are those where the greatest efforts 1999–2001. are still required: making mathematics open to everyone; Selected Addresses: AMS Invited Address, Eugene, OR, making and keeping the literature accessible (in every 1984; Hermann Weyl Memorial Lectures, Institute for sense) to all mathematicians; thinking about how we teach Advanced Study, 1986; Invited Address, International at every level; and smoothing the process of finding and Congress of Mathematicians, Berkeley, 1986; Graduate holding a job in mathematics. These problems are clearly Summer School of the Park City Mathematics Institute, unsolvable, and therefore worthy of our best efforts. 1998; Ritt Lectures, Columbia University, 2007. Additional Information: Editorial positions: Bulletin of the AMS: Associate Editor for Research-Expository Articles, 1987–1992, Associate Editor for Research Re- ports, 1995–2001, Associate Editor for Bulletin articles,

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Vice President of mathematics. AMSAGs organize conferences, special sessions, newsletters, electronic communications, Web sites, etc. Aloysius G. Helminck As Head of the Department of Mathematics at NC State Professor of Mathematics, North I have initiated numerous programs that have enriched Carolina State University. and strengthened our department. Our accomplishments Born: January 10, 1954, Rotter- were recognized by the AMS, which awarded us the 2010 dam, The Netherlands. AMS award for “Exemplary Program” and the 2011 AMS Ph.D.: University of Utrecht, The award for “programs that make a difference”. Netherlands, 1985. As vice president of the AMS I would work to serve all AMS Committees: Committee mathematicians and potential mathematicians, by main- on Meetings and Conferences, taining the strong conference and journals of the AMS and 2007–2010 (Chair, 2010). instituting new programs that help us continue to produce Selected Addresses: Invited first class scholars and scholarship. Speaker, Representations of re- ductive p-adic groups, Montreal, Canada, 1999; Plenary Speaker, Twente conference on Lie Andrew M. Odlyzko Groups, The Netherlands, 2005; Plenary Speaker, Sym- Professor, School of Mathematics, metric Varieties and Involutions of Algebraic Groups, University of Minnesota, Minne- Germany, 2008; Plenary Speaker, Quantum groups and apolis, Minnesota. Lie theory, Shanghai, China, 2008; Plenary Speaker, Quan- Born: July 23, 1949, Tarnow, Po- tized algebra and Physics, Chern Institute of Mathematics, land. China, 2009; Plenary Speaker, Analysis, Geometry and Ph.D.: Massachusetts Institute of Group Representations for Homogeneous Spaces, Leiden, Technology, 1975. The Netherlands, 2010. AMS Offices: Member at Large of Additional information: Head, Department of Mathemat- the Council, 1996–1998; Execu- ics at NC State University, 2005–; Founder and Director, tive Committee of the Council, Institute for Mathematics at NC State; Founder and Di- 1996–1999. rector of “Alliance for Building Faculty Diversity in the AMS Committees: AMS–IMS Com- Mathematical Sciences”; Co-Director of “National Alliance mittee on Translations, 1981–1984; Committee on the for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences”; Com- Publication Program, 1985–1993; Committee on Elec- mittees of other societies: SIAM Diversity Committee, tronic Exchange of Information, 1988–1989, Copyright 2007–2013, AWM Committee on Committees, 2010–2013. Subcommittee of the AMS Committee on the Publication Selected Publications: 1. with S. P. Wang, On rationality Program, Chair, 1993–1994; Committee on Publication properties of involutions of reductive groups, Adv. in Policy, 1994–1996; Abstracts Revision Task Force, 1995; Math., 99 (1993), No. 1, 26–97. MR1215304 (94d:20051); Committee to select the Gibbs Lecturers for 1995–1996; 2. with G. F. Helminck, The structure of Hilbert flag variet- Committee on Committees, 1997–1998; Fulkerson Prize ies, Publ. Res. Inst. Math. Sci., 30 (1994), No. 3, 401–442. Selection Committee, 2002–2004; Committee on Publi- MR1299523 (96a:58016); 3. On the classification of cations, 2009–2012; Editorial Committees: Proceedings k-involutions, Adv. in Math., 153 (2000), No. 1, 1–117. of the American Mathematical Society, 1984–1989, As- MR1771689 (2001f:20094); 4. with G. Schwarz, Orbits sociate Editor, Mathematics of Computation, 1985–1988, and invariants associated with a pair of commuting Mathematics of Computation, 1989–1998, Journal of the involutions, Duke Math. J., 106 (2001), No. 2, 237–280. American Mathematical Society, 1991–1998, Associate MR1813432 (2002j:20086); 5. with G. Schwarz, On gener- Editor, 2004–2010. alized Cartan subspaces, Transformation Groups (2011), Selected Addresses: Invited Address, AMS Annual Meet- to appear. ing, Pittsburgh, 1981; Invited Address, International Con- Statement: The AMS is the preeminent mathematics or- gress of Mathematicians, Berkeley, 1986; Invited Address, ganization in the world, and has done much to advance MAA meeting, Toronto, 1998; International Association for our discipline. I am honored to be nominated for Vice Cryptologic Research Distinguished Lecture, Innsbruck, President and hope to help keep AMS vital to all of us 2001; Infocom keynote, Rio de Janeiro, 2009. through maintaining its strong traditions while mount- Additional Information: Department Head, AT&T Bell ing new initiatives to fit with the changing landscape of Labs, 1983–1995, and AT&T Labs-Research, 1996–2001; mathematics and the world. Board of Trustees, MSRI, 1996–2001; Honorary doctor- The AMS serves mathematicians by promoting and ate, Univ. Marne la Vallee, 2000; Assistant Vice President disseminating mathematics; providing structures for for Research, University of Minnesota, 2001–2006; Direc- meetings and conferences; and supporting the careers of tor, Digital Technology Center, University of Minnesota, mathematicians at all stages. As Chair of the AMS commit- 2001–2008; Interim Director, Minnesota Supercomputing tee on Meetings and Conferences I proposed the formation Institute, University of Minnesota, 2006–2008. of AMS activity groups (AMSAGs). These are groups of Selected Publications: 1. Some analytic estimates of class mathematicians with a common (research) interest that numbers and discriminants, Invent. Math., 29 (1975), No. provide a focused network for exploring a targeted area 3, 275–286. MR0376613(51#12788); 2. with J. C. Lagarias,

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Solving low-density subset sum problems, J. Assoc. K. Vogtmann, Finiteness properties of automorphism Comput. Mach., 32 (1985), No. 1, 229–246. MR0832341 groups of right-angled Artin groups, Bull. London Math. (87i:11186); 3. with P. Flajolet, Singularity analysis of Soc., 41 (2009), 94–102. MR2481994 (2010a:20084). generating functions, SIAM J. Discrete Math., 3 (1990), Statement: The Board of Trustees is responsible for the No. 2, 216–240. MR1039294 (90m:05012); 4. Tragic loss financial stewardship of the AMS. As a Vice President and or good riddance? The impending demise of traditional member of the Executive Committee of the AMS from scholarly journals, Notices Amer. Math. Soc., 42 (1995), 2006–2011, I have become well acquainted with the work- 49–53; 5. The 1022-nd zero of the Riemann zeta function, ings of the organization, including financial aspects of the in Dynamical, Spectral, and Arithmetic Zeta Functions, operation. My experience over the past 5 years as a Trustee Contemp. Math., 290, Amer. Math. Soc. (2001), 139–144. of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute will also MR1868473 (2003h:11109). serve me well in this role. More generally, the AMS Board Statement: The AMS has played a key role in mathematics of Trustees, together with the Executive Committee, helps research, education, and outreach. It would be an honor to set priorities for the organization. I have twice served for me to serve the AMS by helping it to preserve and on the Committee on the Profession where we grappled strengthen its core mission while pursuing new opportu- with key issues facing the profession. I believe that the nities in collaborative research and in novel methods of AMS should be pro-active in addressing these issues. I look communications among mathematicians and with other forward to the opportunity to continue to serve the AMS disciplines and society at large. and the mathematical community in the role of trustee.

Nassif Ghoussoub Trustee Professor of Mathematics and Distinguished University Scholar, Ruth Charney Department of Mathematics, Uni- Professor, Brandeis University, versity of British Columbia. Waltham, MA. Born: November, 9, 1953, Segou, Born: December 30, 1950, New Mali. York, NY, USA. Ph.D.: Université Pierre et Marie Ph.D.: Princeton University, 1977. Curie, 1979. AMS Offices: Member at Large Selected Addresses: Plenary of the Council, 1993–1995; Vice address, AMS Western Section President, 2006–2009; Executive Meeting, Claremont, California, Committee, 2007–2011. 1993; Plenary speaker, A-HYKE2: AMS Committees: Committee on Around HYperbolic and Kinetic Equations 2, École Normale the Profession, 1993–1995; Cen- Supérieure, Paris, 2004; Jeffrey-Williams Prize Lecture, tennial Fellowship Committee, CMS-MITACS meeting, Winnipeg, Canada, 2007; Plenary 1995–1997; Nominating Committee, 2000–2003; Central speaker, First Congress of PRIMA, Sydney, Australia, 2009; Section Program Committee, 2002–2004; Committee on Plenary speaker, Analysis, Stochastics, and Applications, the Profession, 2004–2005; Math Research Communities, Vienna, Austria, 2010. Steering Committee, 2006–2010. Additional Information: Coxeter-James Prize, Canadian Selected Addresses: AMS Invited Address, Anaheim, CA, Mathematical Society, 1990; Killam Senior Research Fel- 1984; AMS Invited Address, Nashville, TN, 2004; MAA lowship, University of British Columbia, 1992; Fellow of Distinguished Lecture, Washington, DC, 2008; Conference the Royal Society of Canada, 1994; Founding Director, on Configuration Spaces, Pisa, Italy, 2010; Conference on Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, 1996–2003; Geometric Group Theory, Luminy, France, 2010. Distinguished University Scholar, University of British Additional Information: NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship, Columbia, 2003; Doctorat Honoris Causa, Université Paris- 1979–1980; Yale Junior Faculty Fellowship, 1982–1983; Dauphine, 2004; Jeffrey-Williams Prize, Canadian Math- AWM Executive Committee, 1990–1993; U.S. National ematical Society, 2006; Faculty of Science Achievement Committee for Mathematics, 2005–2008; Trustee of Math- Award for outstanding service and leadership, University ematical Sciences Research Institute, 1993–1995, 2007–. of British Columbia, 2007; Founder and Scientific Director of the Banff International Research Station 2004–2013; Selected Publications: 1. Homology stability for GLn of a Dedekind domain, Invent Math., 56 (1980), No. 1, 1–17. Co-Founder and Board of Directors of the MITACS net- MR557579 (81h:18010); 2. with R. Lee, Moduli space of work, 2008–2015; University of British Columbia, Board of stable curves from a homotopy viewpoint, J. Differential Governors 2008–2013; The David Borwein Distinguished Geom., 20 (1984), No. 1, 185–235. MR772131 (87f:14014); Career Award, 2010. 3. with M. Davis, The K(π,1)-problem for hyperplane Selected Publications: 1. Duality and Perturbation Methods complements associated to infinite reflection groups, J. in Critical Point Theory, Cambridge Tracts, 107, Cambridge Amer. Math. Soc., 8 (1995), No. 3, 597–627. MR1303028 University Press, 1993. MR1251958 (95a:58021); 2. with C. (95i:52011); 4. with A. Lytchak, Metric characterizations Gui, On the De Giorgi’s conjecture in dimensions 4 and 5, of spherical and Euclidean buildings, Geom. Topol., 5 Ann. of Math. (2), 157 (2003), No. 1, 313–334. MR1954269 (2001), 521–550. MR1833752 (2002h:51008); 5. with (2004a:35070); 3. with F. Robert, Concentration estimates

SEPTEMBER 2011 NOTICES OF THE AMS 1157 From the AMS Secretary—Election Special Section for Emden-Fowler equations with boundary singulari- 15 (2002), No. 3, 531–572. MR1896232 (2003c:14016); 5. ties and critical growth, IMRP Int. Math. Res. Pap. 2006, with T. Graber and A. Vistoli, Gromov-Witten theory of 21867, 1–85. MR2210661 (2006k:35094); 4. Selfdual Par- Deligne-Mumford stacks, Amer. J. Math., 130 (2008), No. tial Differential Systems and Their Variational Principles, 5, 1337–1398. MR2450211 (2009k:14108). Springer Monographs in Mathematics, Springer-Verlag, NY, Statement: It will be an honor to contribute to the mis- 2009. MR2458698 (2010c:35001); 5. with P. Esposito and sions of the AMS as a Member at Large of the Council. Y. J. Guo, Mathematical Analysis of Partial Differential While I do not come with a specific agenda, my passion Equations Modeling Electrostatic MEMS, Courant Lecture and much of my experience revolves around the promo- Notes in Mathematics, 20. Courant Institute of Mathemati- tion of early-career mathematicians. I am also interested cal Sciences, New York; American Mathematical Society, in the AMS work to bring mathematics to the attention Providence, RI (2010). MR2604963 (2011c:35005). of government, other scientists, and the public, and in Statement: The AMS plays a major role in supporting and disseminating mathematics within the profession, where promoting the mathematical sciences worldwide. I will I bring experience in editorial work. be happy to serve on its Board of Trustees, aided by my experiences on various Boards of mathematical profes- sional societies and institutes (CMS, PIMS, MITACS, BIRS), Rodrigo Bañuelos but also on the Board of Governors of the University of Professor of Mathematics, Pur- British Columbia. due University, West Lafayette, IN. Born: June 5, 1954. Member at Large Ph.D.: University of California, Los Angeles, 1984. Dan Abramovich AMS Committees: Central Sec- Professor, Department of Math- tion Program Committee, 1991– ematics, Brown University. 1993 (Chair, 1992–1993); Task Born: March 12, 1963, Haifa, Is- Force on Participation of Under- rael. represented Minorities, 1995; Ph.D.: Harvard University, 1991. Transactions and Memoirs Edito- AMS Committees: Committee on rial Committee, 1996–2000; Doob Book Prize Commit- Committees, 2003, 2004. tee, 2003–2004; Selection Committee for Invited Hour Selected Addresses: Poincaré Speakers, Joint Meeting with Mexican Math. Society, 2004; Lecture Series, The Fields Insti- Committee on Committees, 2004; Steele Prizes Commit- tute for Research in Mathematical tee, 2005–2008. Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada, Selected Addresses: Seminar on Stochastic Processes, 1997; Lecture series, Working Annual Meeting, Seattle, 1992; Joint IMS 57th Annual Week on Resolution of Singularities, Obergurgl, Tirol, Aus- Meeting and Third World Congress of the Bernoulli Society, tria, 1997; Lecture series, Summer School on Intersection Chapel Hill, 1994; AMS Invited Address, DePaul University, Theory and Moduli, International Center for Theoretical 1995; VI Latin American Congress in Probability Statistics, Physics, Trieste, Italy, 2002; Lecture series, Clay summer Valparaiso, 1995; Introductory Lectures, Workshop on Eu- school in Arithmetic Geometry, Gottingen, Germany, 2006; clidean Stochastic Analysis, MSRI, 1998; “Topical Speaker”, Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic, Essen, Germany, SIAM, Boston, 2006; Lars Ahlfors Centennial Celebration 2010. conference, 2007; Harmonic Analysis, Geometric Measure Additional Information: Director of Graduate Stud- Theory and Quasiconformal Mappings, CRM, Barcelona, ies, Boston University, 1997–1998, Brown University, 2009; Eighth Virginia Chatelain Memorial Lecture, Kansas 2007–; Transactions/Memoirs Editorial Board, 2003–; State University, 2009; The Marjorie Lee Browne Lecture, Co-organizer, AMS Summer Institute in Algebraic Geom- University of Michigan, 2010; From Carthage to the World, etry, Seattle, WA, 2005; Co-organizer, AMS MRC program International Conference on isoperimetric inequalities, “Birational Geometry and Moduli”, Snowbird, UT, 2010; Tunis, 2010. Visiting professor, IHES, 1999, Landau Center, Jerusalem, Additional Information: Bantrell Research Fellow, Caltech, 2002, MSRI, 2009; Member, AAAS, 1997–. 1984–1986; NSF Presidential Young Investigator, 1989– Selected Publications: 1. with J. F. Voloch, Toward a proof 1994; Associate Editor, Annals of Probability, 1991–1997; of the Mordell-Lang conjecture in characteristic p, Internat. Editorial Board, Revista Matematica Iberoamericana, Math. Res. Notices (1992), No. 5, 103–115. MR1162230 2007–; NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois, (94f:11051); 2. with A. J. de Jong, Smoothness, semistabil- 1996–1997; United States National Committee on Math- ity, and toroidal geometry, J. Algebraic Geom., 6 (1997), No. ematics, 1997–2000; MSRI Scientific Advisory Council, 4, 789–801. MR1487237 (99b:14016); 3. with K. Karu, Weak 1998–2002; Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, semistable reduction in characteristic 0, Invent. Math., 139 2003; Blackwell-Tapia Prize recipient, 2004; IPAM Board (2000), No. 2, 241–273. MR1738451 (2001f:14021); 4. of Trustees, 2005–2008; Head of Mathematics, Purdue with K. Karu, K. Matsuki, and J. Włodarczyk, Torification University, 2007–2011; Simons Foundation Review Advi- and factorization of birational maps, J. Amer. Math. Soc., sory Panel, 2010–.

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Selected Publications: 1. Intrinsic ultracontractivity Selected Publications: 1. with A. Ram, Combinatorial Rep- and eigenfunction estimates for Schrödinger operators, resentation Theory, New Perspectives in Algebraic Combi- J. Funct. Anal., 100 (1991), No. 1, 181–206. MR1124298 natorics (Berkeley, CA, 1996–97), Math. Sci. Res. Inst. Publ., (92k:35066); 2. with G. Wang, Sharp inequalities for 38, Cambridge University Press, 1999, 23–90. MR1731814 martingales with applications to the Beurling-Ahlfors (2000j:05125); 2. with E. Babson, M. de Longueville, and Riesz transforms, Duke Math. J., 80 (1995), No. 3, and R. Laubenbacher, Homotopy theory of graphs, 575–600. MR1370109 (96k:60108); 3. with T. Kulczycki, J. Algebraic Combin., 24 (2006), No. 1, 31–44. MR2245779 Spectral gap for the Cauchy process on convex, symmetric (2007d:05156); 3. with B. Sagan and S. Sundaram, Count- domains, Comm. Partial Differential Equations, 31 (2006), ing permutations by congruence class of major index, No. 10–12, 1841–1878. MR2273977 (2008d:60065); Adv. in Appl. Math., 39 (2007) No. 2, 269–281. MR2333652 4. with P. Janakiraman, Lp-bounds for the Beurling- (2008c:05010); 4. with V. Reiner and D. Stanton, Bimaho- Ahlfors transform, Trans. Amer. Math. Soc., 360 (2008), nian distributions, J. London Math. Soc., 77 (2008) No. 3, No. 7, 3603–3612. MR2386238 (2009d:42032); 5. with 627–646. MR2418296 (2010c:05143); 5. with C. Severs and P. J. Méndez-Hernéndez, Symmetrization of Lévy pro- J. White, k-parabolic subspace arrangements, to appear in cesses and applications, J. Funct. Anal., 258 (2010), No. Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 12, 4026–4051. MR2609537. Statement: As a Member at Large I will first listen to the Statement: The AMS is the premier mathematical society other Council members, AMS leadership, and especially in the U.S., yet a good number of people feel that the AMS members to determine which issues are of foremost society is not doing enough to promote the health of importance to the mathematical community—and I will the profession, particularly in exerting an influence on work hard with the Council to address these issues. The research funding and bringing attention to job opportuni- AMS has many strengths, and it is important to recognize ties (or lack thereof) in the mathematical sciences. Such a and build upon them. I believe that one critical issue is perception is inimical to the work of the AMS and stunts convincing the government and the public of the impor- the growth and health of the profession. Also, despite tance of mathematics and mathematicians to science, progress made in the last two decades to increase the the economy, and everyone’s daily lives. We must also participation of women and minorities in the mathematical endeavor to support all mathematicians at all stages of sciences, we are still not attracting enough young people their careers; in the current economy, this is particularly from these groups to see real changes in university facul- challenging, and will require some creative thinking. ties across the country. If elected, I will work within the AMS to raise greater awareness of these and other issues Arthur T. Benjamin of interest to the mathematical community. Professor of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College. Born: March 19, 1961, Cleveland, Hélène Barcelo OH, United States. Deputy Director, Mathematical Ph.D.: Johns Hopkins University, Sciences Research Institute; Pro- 1989. fessor, Arizona State University, AMS Committees: Arnold Ross Tempe, AZ. Lecture Series Committee, 2001– Born: Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 2004; Committee on Education, Ph.D.: University of California, 2004–2006. San Diego, 1988. Selected Addresses: MSRI Work- Selected Addresses: Interna- shop on Combinatorial Games, tional Conference on Formal 2006; Keynote Address, USAMO, Washington, DC, 2009; Power Series and Algebraic Com- Keynote address, International Conference on Fibonacci binatorics, Australia, 2002; In- Numbers and their Applications, Morelia, Mexico, 2010; ternational Conference on Com- Goldman Lecture, Johns Hopkins University, 2010; Z = 60 binatorics of Polytopes and Complexes, Israel, 2007; Festschrift for Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers, 2010. Applications of Algebraic Geometry, Vancouver, 2008; Additional Information: Fellow of the Institute for Com- International Conference on Combinatorics, Iran, 2009; binatorics and its Applications; Editor, Math Horizons, MAA Northern California, Nevada, and Hawaii Section 2004–2008; Editor, Spectrum Book Series, 1996–2000; MAA Annual Meeting, 2009. Haimo Prize, 2000; Beckenbach Book Prize, 2006; First Additional Information: Editor-in-Chief for the Journal mathematician to appear on The Colbert Report, 2010. of Combinatorial Theory, Series A, (JCT A) 2001–2008, Editor on the Advisory Board for JCT A, 2009–; Long-term Selected Publications: 1. with J. Quinn, J. Quinn, and visiting scholar: Mittag-Leffler, 1992, 2005, University of A. Wójs, Composite fermions and integer partitions, New South Wales, 2005, Institute for Advanced Studies, J. Combin. Theory Ser. A, 95 (2001), 390–397. MR1845152 Jerusalem, 2007, IMA, 2007, MSRI, 1996–1997, 2004, 2008; (2002g:81213); 2. with J. Quinn, Proofs That Really Count: Member of the Permanent Committee for the Interna- The Art of Combinatorial Proof, Mathematical Asso- tional Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic ciation of America, Washington, DC, 2003. MR1997773 Combinatorics, 2001–; Member, Canadian Mathematical (2004f:05001); 3. with M. Shermer, Secrets of Mental Math, Society, AWM. Random House, 2006; 4. with S. Plott and J. Sellers, Tiling

SEPTEMBER 2011 NOTICES OF THE AMS 1159 From the AMS Secretary—Election Special Section proofs of recent sum identities involving Pell numbers, Lloyd E. Douglas Ann. Comb., 12 (2008), No. 3, 271–278. MR2447257 Associate Director, Office of (2009g:05017); 5. Discrete Mathematics (DVD course Sponsored Programs, University produced by The Teaching Company), 2009. of North Carolina at Greensboro, Statement: The AMS does a great job of disseminat- NC. ing research through its publications, conferences, and Born: October 5, 1951, New York, services. I have much experience with directing under- NY, USA. graduate research, and would like to find ways to make the Selected Addresses: Special Ses- organization more appealing to faculty doing research at sion, AMS Central Sectional Meet- four-year colleges and groups that are underrepresented ing, Milwaukee, WI, 1997; Plenary in the organization. As a member of the Council, I would Talk, AMS Conference on Sum- draw on my experiences as an author, editor, and public mer Undergraduate Mathematics speaker to find ways that AMS can reach more people. Research Programs, Arlington, VA, 1999; Plenary Speaker, Nebraska Conference for James Carlson Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, Lincoln, NE, President, Clay Mathematics In- 2001; University of Nevada, Reno, Math Departmental stitute. Colloquium, Reno, NV, 2007; Keynote Speaker, AGMUS Born: November 14, 1946, Lewis- Undergraduate Research Symposium, San Juan, PR, 2010. ton, Idaho, USA. Additional Information: NSF, 1984–2008; NSF reviewer; Ph.D.: Princeton University, 1971. External evaluator for a Research Experiences for Under- Selected Publications: 1. with graduates project; NSF Special Achievement Award, 1989, D. Toledo, Harmonic mappings 1990, 1992; NSF Director’s Award for Equal Opportunity, of Kähler manifolds to locally 1995, 2002; NSF Commendable Service Award, 2000; NSF symmetric spaces, Inst. Hautes Director’s Award for Collaborative Integration, 2001, 2006, Études Sci. Publ. Math. (1989), 2007; Coordinator, International Math Olympiad, 2001; No. 69, 173–201. MR1019964 Vice President, Federal Executive Institute Alumni Associa- (91c:58032); 2. with D. Allcock tion Foundation, 2003–2008; President, Federal Executive and D. Toledo, The complex hyperbolic geometry of the Institute Alumni Association, 2004–2006; President, NSF moduli space of cubic surfaces, J. Algebraic Geom., 11 Employees Association, 2005; Member: AAAS, AWM, MAA; (2002), No. 4, 659–724. MR1910264 (2003m:32011); 3. with SIAM, NSF Director’s Award for Superior Accomplishment, C. Peters and S. Mueller-Stach, Period Mappings and 2006; NSF Director’s Award for Meritorious Service, 2007. Period Domains, Cambridge Studies in Advanced Math- Selected Publication: 1. with J. Singer, M. Mayhew, E. Rom ematics, 85, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, and R. Kuczkowski, The Research Experiences for Under- 2003. MR2012297 (2005a:32014); 4. with D. Allcock and graduates (REU) Sites Program: Overview and Suggestions D. Toledo, Hyperbolic geometry and moduli of real cubic for Faculty Members, Council on Undergraduate Research surfaces, Ann. Sci. Éc. Norm. Supér. (4), 43 (2010), No. 1, Quarterly, 158–161 (2003). 69–115. MR2583265 (2011c:14088); 5. with D. Allcock and Statement: The AMS has recently taken steps to address D. Toledo, The moduli space of cubic threefolds as a ball the issue of the cultivation of student members, an activ- quotient, Memoirs Amer. Math. Soc., 985, 2011. ity that I believe to be vital to our profession. Attracting Statement: I would like to work on increased public un- and retaining members is something that provides a chal- derstanding of mathematics. Success in this area should lenge, especially in these economic times. I believe that the pay dividends in other important areas, such as support sooner in their careers they can see the value that comes for graduate and postdoctoral fellowships, and support with being a member of the AMS, the more successful we for mathematical research. The average educated layman will be at keeping them as lifelong members and engaged shares with the mathematical community a very small in the profession. We still have so much work to do in vocabulary, set of common metaphors, and “stories” getting people outside of the mathematical sciences to about mathematics. The average educated layman views recognize that our discipline is as important as we all mathematics largely as a dead subject in which the major know it to be. Success in this area can provide even more problems were solved long ago. Even more surprisingly, funding opportunities for our profession. there is little awareness of the key role that mathematics During my career at NSF, among my emphases were plays in modern technology. It is our responsibility as a undergraduates, postdoctoral fellows, early career faculty, community to increase the shared vocabulary and get a experienced faculty looking to expand their research and larger message out. Much has been done, but much more educational activities into other areas, providing outreach can and should be done. to the mathematical sciences community and I was able to see what types of ventures can be successful. I would thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to be able to continue to provide a service to our profession in these activities.

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Robert J. McCann Geometry, Oberwolfach, Germany, 2007; The Moment Professor of Mathematics, Uni- Problem and Real Algebraic Geometry, Colloquium, versity of Toronto, Toronto, ON, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007; A Canada. Quantitative Pólya’s Theorem with Zeros, MEGA, Strobl, Born: July 7, 1968, Windsor, ON, Austria, 2007; Representations of Positive Polynomials, Canada. NSF workshop on the future of Symbolic Computation, University of Rhode Island, 2009; Positivity and Sums Ph.D.: Princeton University, 1994. of Squares, plenary talk, Real Algebraic Geometry 2011, Selected Addresses: Plenary Rennes, France, 2011. Lecture, AMS Southeastern Sec- Selected Publications: 1. with E. Becker, Sums of powers in tional Meeting, Bowling Green, rings and the real holomorphy ring, J. Reine Angew. Math., KY, 2005; Plenary Lecture, CMS 480 (1996), 71–103; 2. with B. Reznick, Polynomials that Summer Meeting, Waterloo, ON, are positive on an interval, Trans. Amer. Math. Soc., 352 2005; Sylvester Institute for Mathematics, Computation (2000), No. 10, 4677–4692. MR1707203 (2001b:12002); and Applications lecture series, Baltimore, MD, 2009; 3. with C. Scheiderer, The moment problem for non- Carnegie Mellon Center for Nonlinear Analysis minicourse, compact semialgebraic sets, Adv. Geom., 1 (2001), 71– Pittsburgh, PA, 2010; Plenary Lecture, LMS Summer Meet- 88. MR1823953 (2002c:14086); 4. with B. Reznick, ing, London, UK, 2011. C. Scheiderer, and F. Sottile, A new approach to Hilbert’s Additional Information: NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship theorem on ternary quartics, C. R. Math. Acad. Sci. Paris, (Brown and IHES), 1994–1996; AMS Centennial Fellowship, 339 (2004), No. 9, 617–620. MR2103198 (2005i:11051); 1996–1998; Monroe Martin Prize in Applied Mathematics, 5. with M. Castle and B. Reznick, A quantitative Pólya’s 2001; Coxeter-James Prize of the Canadian Mathematical theorem with corner zeros, J. Symbolic Comp., 44 (2009), Society, 2005; Canadian Mathematical Society Board of No. 9, 1285–1290. MR2532172 (2010d:13029). Directors, 2005–2009; Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal Statement: The AMS serves the mathematical commu- of Mathematics, 2007–; Associate Editor, SIAM Journal of nity well through its many activities which support and Mathematical Analysis and other journals, 2007–. advance mathematical research and education. In addi- Selected Publications: 1. with W. Gangbo, The geometry tion, in the present economic climate, it is vitally impor- of optimal transportation, Acta Math. 177 (1996), No. 2, tant that the AMS redouble its efforts to advocate for the 113–161. MR1440931 (98e:49102); 2. with D. Cordero- mathematical community both with the federal govern- Erausquin and M. Schmuckenschlaege, A Riemannian ment and the public, and promote the value and impor- interpolation inequality à la Borell, Brascamp and Lieb., tance of basic research in mathematics. It would be an Invent. Math., 146 (2001), No. 2, 219–257. MR1865396 honor to serve the mathematical community as a member (2002k:58038); 3. with L. Caffarelli and M. Feldman, Con- of the Council if elected. structing optimal maps in Monge’s transport problem as a limit of strictly convex costs, J. Amer. Math. Soc., 15 (2002), No. 1, 1–26. MR1862796 (2003b:49042); 4. with Bruce Sagan L. Caffarelli, Free boundaries in optimal transport and Professor of Mathematics, Michi- Monge-Ampère obstacle problems, Ann. of Math. (2), 171 gan State University, East Lan- (2010), No. 2, 673–730. MR2630054 (2011b:49116); 5. sing, MI. with A. Figalli and Y. H. Kim, When is multidimensional Born: March 29, 1954, Chicago, screening a convex program?, J. Econom. Theory, 146 IL, USA. (2011), No. 2, 454–478. Ph.D.: Massachusetts Institute of Statement: I would be happy to bring the experience and Technology, 1979. AMS Commit- perspectives I have gained as an academic mathematician tees: AMS-IMS-SIAM Committee employed in Canada and the United States to the AMS on Summer Research Confer- board of directors as a member-at-large. ences in the Mathematical Sci- ences, 2005–2006. Selected Addresses: Featured Victoria Powers Speaker, Bay Area Discrete Mathematics Days, Hayward, Professor, Emory University, At- CA, 2001; Featured Speaker, Conference on Formal Power lanta, GA. Series and Algebraic Combinatorics, San Diego, CA, 2006; Born: July 28, 1958, Atlanta, Colloquium, Dartmouth, Hanover, NH, 2006; Lecture Se- Georgia, USA. ries, Summer School on Algebraic Combinatorics, Lisbon, Ph.D.: Cornell University, 1985. Portugal, 2007; Featured Speaker, British Combinatorial AMS Committees: Arnold Ross Conference, Exeter, United Kingdom, 2011. Lecture Committee, 2003–2006 Selected Publications: 1. with A. Blass, Mobius func- (Chair, 2005–2006); Southeast tions of lattices, Adv. Math., 127 (1997), No. 1, 94–123. Section Program Committee, MR1445364 (98c:06001); 2. Why the characteristic poly- 2008–2010 (Chair, 2009–2010). nomial factors, Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.), 36 (1999), Selected Addresses: Pólya’s The- No. 2, 113–133. MR1659875 (2000a:06021); 3. with orem with Zeros, Real Algebraic A. Molev, A Littlewood-Richardson rule for factorial Schur

SEPTEMBER 2011 NOTICES OF THE AMS 1161 From the AMS Secretary—Election Special Section functions, Trans. Amer. Math. Soc., 351 (1999), No. 11, Statement: It would be an honor to serve the mathematical 4429–4443. MR1621694 (2000a:05212); 4. with M. Rosas, community from the AMS Council. To further the Society’s Symmetric functions in noncommuting variables, Trans. mission, nationally and internationally, I would advocate Amer. Math. Soc., 358 (2006), No. 1, 183–214. MR2171230 for (a) the recognition of mathematics’ enhanced role and (2006f:05184); 5. with W. Martin, A new notion of transitiv- contributions to the larger scientific endeavors of our ity for groups and sets of permutations, J. London Math. times, both foundational and applied; (b) broad promo- Soc. (2), 73 (2006), No. 1, 1–13. MR2197367 (2007a:05144). tion of its current achievements and challenges, and (c) Statement: I very much enjoyed my time as a member mechanisms to attract and retain within its professional of the AMS-IMS-SIAM Committee on Summer Research ranks the next generation of contributors: a diverse and Conferences in the Mathematical Sciences, working to- creative group, committed to the tradition of high stan- gether with my colleagues to find the best scientific and dards of our field. educational proposals for such conferences. I am looking forward to possibly helping in similar ways as a Member at Large of the Council. I hope that my past experiences on Nominating Committee the committee, as well as having been a program officer at NSF and serving as an Editor in Chief for the Electronic Steven R. Bell Journal of Combinatorics, will stand me in good stead for Professor of Mathematics and As- this position. sociate Head for Graduate Stud- ies, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University, West Lafay- Ileana Streinu ette, IN. Charles N. Clark Professor of Born: March 24, 1954, Ypsilanti, Computer Science and Mathemat- Michigan, USA. ics, Smith College, Northampton, Ph.D.: Massachusetts Institute of MA. Technology, 1980. Born: Bucharest, Romania. Selected Addresses: AMS Invited Ph.D.s: Rutgers University, New Address, Indianapolis, 1986. Jersey, 1994, and University of Additional Informa- Bucharest, Romania, 1994. tion: NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, 1980; Sloan Fel- Selected Addresses: Automated low, 1984; AMS Centennial Research Fellowship, Deduction in Geometry (ADG), 1988; Stefan Bergman Prize, 1990; Associate Editor, Pro- Gainesville, FL, 2004; MAA, ceedings of the AMS, 1997–2000. Northeastern Meeting, Worces- Selected Publications: 1. Biholomorphic mappings and ter, MA, 2004; Discrete and Computational Geometry: 20 the ¯∂ problem, Ann. of Math. (2), 114 (1981), 103–113. years after, Snowbird, UT, 2006; Geometric and Topologi- MR625347 (82j:32039); 2. The Cauchy Transform, Po- cal Combinatorics, Alcala de Henares, Spain, 2006; Formal tential Theory, and Conformal Mapping, Studies in Ad- Power Series and Applied Combinatorics, San Francisco, vanced Math, CRC Press, Boca Raton, 1992. MR1228442 CA, 2010. (94k:30013); 3. Unique continuation theorems for the ¯∂ Additional Information: Grigore Moisil Award of the Ro- operator and applications, J. Geom. Anal., 3 (1993), No. manian Academy, 2004; AMS David P. Robbins Prize, 2010; 3, 195–224. MR1225295 (94d:32020); 4. with P. Ebenfelt, Editorial Board, Discrete and Computational Geometry; D. Khavinson, and H. Shapiro, On the classical Dirichlet (co)-organizer of 15 conferences in Discrete and Compu- problem in the plane with rational data, J. Anal. Math., 100 tational Geometry and applications; Visiting positions: (2006), 157–190. MR2303308 (2008g:35021). Technische Universitaet Berlin, École Normale Supérieure, No statement provided Paris, Kyoto University, Stanford University, University Politecnica de Catalunia, Barcelona. Frederick R. Cohen Selected Publications: 1. with G. Rote and F. Santos, Professor of Mathematics, Uni- Expansive motions and the polytope of pointed pseudo- versity of Rochester. triangulations, Discrete and Computational Geometry, Born: August 23, 1945, Chicago, Algorithms Combin. 25, Springer, Berlin (2003), 699–736. Illinois, U.S.A. MR2038499 (2005j:52019); 2. Pseudo-triangulations, Ph.D.: University of Chicago, rigidity and motion planning, Discrete Comput. Geom., 1972. 34 (2005), No. 4, 587–635. MR2173930 (2006g:68255); 3. Selected Addresses: Invited with A. Lee, Pebble game algorithms and sparse graphs, speaker, International Congress Discrete Math., 308 (2008), No. 8, 1425–1437. MR2392060 for Mathematicians, 1983; Nan- (2009a:05179); 4. with C. Borcea, Periodic frameworks and kai University, Institute of Math- flexibility, Proc. R. Soc. Lond. Ser. A Math. Phys. Eng. Sci., ematics, 4 lectures, 1991; Invited 466 (2010), No. 2121, 2633–2649. MR2671687; 5. with hour lecture, Cornell Topology C. Borcea, How far can you reach?, Proc. ACM-SIAM Symp. Festival, 2003; Invited hour lecture, “Geometry, Algebra on Discrete Algorithms, (2010) 928–937. and applications in honour of Boris Delone”, Steklov

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Institute, Moscow, 2010; Invited lecture series (4 lectures), AMS Austin Meeting, 1999; Joint committee on Women “Configuration spaces: Geometry, Combinatorics and To- 2003–2005; Committee to prepare a proposal for an AMS pology”, Centro di Ricerca Matematica Ennio De Giorgi, Fellowship, 2006–2012; AMS representative to the Steer- 2010. ing Committee for the 2013 Mathematical Congress of the Additional Information: A. P. Sloan Fellowship, 1971– Americas, 2011–2013. 1981; Member, Institute for Advanced Study, 1975–1977, Selected Addresses: Invited Speaker, Conference in honor 2006, 2011; Editorial Boards: Proceedings of the AMS, of Mary Cartwright, Cambridge, 1991; Invited hour ad- 1988–1991, Forum Mathematicum, 1989–, Algebraic and dress, AMS Meeting, Dekalb, 1993; Invited plenary address, Geometric Topology, 2000–; Goergen Teaching Award, SIAM Annual Meeting, Atlanta, 1999; Invited Speaker, University of Rochester, 2008; Organizing committees: Conference in honor of Roger Temam, Paris, 2000; Invited “Geometry, Algebra and applications in honour of Boris Speaker, Conference for the 85th Birthday of Cathleen Delone”, Steklov Institute, Moscow, 2010, “Topological Morawetz, Toronto, 2008. methods in toric geometry, and combinatorics”, Banff Additional Information: NSF Professorship for Women International Research Station, 2010, “Configuration Award, 1993; Elected Honorary Member of the Moscow spaces: Geometry, Combinatorics and Topology”, Centro Mathematical Society, 1995; Medal of the Institut Henri di Ricerca Matematica Ennio De Giorgi, 2010. Poincaré, 1998; Member, Institute for Advanced Study, 1999, 2005; Scientific Advisory Committee for M.S.R.I, Selected Publications: 1. with T. Lada and J. P. May, The Homology of Iterated Loop Spaces, Lecture Notes in 2001–2006; Editor in Chief, AMS Bulletin, 2005–2014; Mathematics, Vol. 533, Springer-Verlag, Berlin-New York, Board of Mathematical Sciences and their Applications of the National Academies, 2008–2011. 1976. MR0436146 (55 #9096); 2. with J. C. Moore and J. A. Neisendorfer, Torsion in homotopy groups, Ann. Selected Publications: 1. with W. Strauss and M. M. Vishik, of Math. (2), 109 (1979), No. 1, 121–168. MR0519355 Nonlinear instability in an ideal fluid, Ann. Inst. H. Poincaré (80e:55024); 3. with R. L. Cohen, B. M. Mann, and Anal. Non Linéaire, 14 (1997), No. 2, 187–209. MR1441392 R. J. Milgram, The topology of rational functions and divi- (99a:76057); 2. Lectures on stability and instability of an sors of surfaces, Acta Math., 166 (1991), No. 3–4, 163–221. ideal fluid, Hyperbolic Equations and Frequency Interactions MR1097023 (92k:55011); 4. with A. J. Berrick, Y. L. Wong, (Park City, UT, 1995), 227–304, IAS/Park City Math. Ser., and J. Wu, Configurations, braids, and homotopy groups, 5, Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI, 1999. MR1662831 J. Amer. Math. Soc., 19 (2006), No. 2, 265–326. MR2188127 (2000a:76001); 3. with N. Pavlovic, Blow up in a three (2007e:20073); 5. with A. Bahri, M. Bendersky, and dimensional vector model for the Euler equation, Comm. S. Gitler, Decompositions of the polyhedral product func- Pure App. Math., 57 (2004), No. 6, 705–725. MR2038114 tor with applications to moment-angle complexes and (2005c:35241); 4. with A. Cheskidov, P. Constantin, and R. related spaces, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 106 (2009), No. Shvydkoy, Energy conservation and Onsager’s conjecture 30, 12241–12244. MR2539227 (2010j:57036). for the Euler equations, Nonlinearity, 21 (2008), No. 6, Statement: It is an honor to be asked to run for the Nomi- 1233–1252. MR2422377 (2009g:76008); 5. with V. Vicol, nating Committee. If elected, I will work hard to help the Global well-posedness for an advection-diffusion equation AMS. arising in magneto-geostrophic dynamics, Ann. Inst. H. Poincaré Anal. Non Linéaire, 28 (2011), 283–301. Susan Friedlander Statement: If elected to serve on the Nominating Commit- Professor of Mathematics and Di- tee, I will do my best to use the contacts and experience rector of the Center for Applied that I have acquired in the mathematical community to Mathematical Sciences, Univer- ensure that diverse slates of excellent candidates are pre- sity of Southern California. sented to the AMS members for their consideration. Many Born: January 26, 1946, London, challenges now face our profession. It is particularly im- England. portant that we involve talented, energetic and dedicated Ph.D.: Princeton University, 1972. people in leadership positions in the AMS. AMS Offices: Member at Large of the Council, 1983–1985; Associ- Fan Chung Graham ate Secretary, 1996–2010. Professor of Mathematics, Uni- AMS Committees: Notices Edi- versity of California, San Diego. torial Board, 1993–2013; Pro- Born: October 9, 1949, Taiwan, gram Committees: AMS-Benelux Meeting, 1995–1996, R. O. C. AMS–South Africa Meeting, 1996–1997, AMS-Australia Ph.D.: University of , Meeting, 1998–1999, AMS-Spain Meeting, 2001–2003, 1974. AMS-India Meeting, 2001–2003, AMS-German-Austrian AMS Offices: Member at Large of Meeting, 2002–2005, AMS-Poland Meeting, 2005–2007, the Council, 1989–1991. Joint Mathematics Meetings, New Orleans, 2006–2007, AMS Committees: AMS-SIAM-IMS AMS-Shanghai Meeting, 2006–2008, AMS-Mexican Meeting, Joint Summer Research Confer- 2009–2010; Committee to select hour speakers (Midwest ence Committee, 1991–1993; section), 1996–2010; Chair, Colloquium Publication Series, Editorial Board Committee, 1996–2005; Co-organizer, Special Session on Jean Leray, 1993–1996 (Chair, 1994); Committee on Committees,

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1995–1996; National Award and Public Representation, committee for international conferences on groups and 2000–2002, Fan Fund Committee, 2000–2003; Morgan semigroups at Monash University, Australia, 1990, Univer- Prize Committee, 2001–2004. sity of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1998, 2000, 2009, AMS sectional Selected Addresses: AMS/MAA Invited Address, Orono, meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska, 2005, special sessions of Maine, 1991; AMS Invited Address, Washington, D. C., AMS meetings in Lincoln, Nebraska, 1987, 2005, College 1993; ICM Invited Address, Zürich, 1994; CBMS Lectures on Station, Texas, 1993, Pisa, Italy, 2002. Spectral Graph Theory, Fresno, CA, 1994; CBMS Lectures Selected Publications: 1. with S. Margolis, Inverse monoids, on the Combinatorics of Large Sparse Graphs, San Marcos, trees and context free languages, Trans. Amer. Math. Soc., CA, 2004; AMS/MAA/SIAM Invited Address, San Diego, 335 (1993), No. 1, 259–276. MR1073775 (93h:20062); 2. 2008; AWM Noether Lecture, Washington, D.C., 2009. with J.-C. Birget, S. Margolis, and P. Weil, PSPACE-complete Additional Information: Conference Board on Mathemat- problems for subgroups of free groups and inverse ics Sciences, 1989–1992, 2001–2002; Allendoerfer Award, finite automata, Theoret. Comput. Sci., 242 (2000), No. 1990; Board of Mathematical Sciences, National Research 1–2, 247–281. MR1769781 (2001i:68058); 3. Groups and Council, 1995–1999; Member, American Academy of Arts Semigroups: Connections and Contrasts, Groups St. An- and Sciences, 1998; Co-Editor-in-Chief: Electronic Jour- drews 2005, Vol. 2, 357–400, London Math. Soc. Lecture nal of Combinatorics, 2000–2003, Advances in Applied Note Ser., 340, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2007. Mathematics, 2000–2004, Internet Mathematics, 2003–, MR2331597 (2008f:20145); 4. with T. Deis and G. Seniz- Journal of Combinatorics, 2010–; Editorial boards of 12 ergues, Equations in free inverse monoids, Internat. J. of other journals. Algebra Comput., 17 (2007), No. 4, 761–795. MR2340815 (2008h:20088); 5. with M. Brittenham and S. Margolis, Selected Publications: 1. Diameters and eigenvalues, Subgroups of free idempotent generated semigroups need J. Amer. Math. Soc. 2 (1989), No. 2, 187–196. MR965008 not be free, J. Algebra, 321 (2009), No. 10, 3026–3042. (89k:05070); 2. with L. Lu and V. Vu, The spectra of ran- MR . dom graphs with given expected degrees, Internet Math., 2512640 (2010c:20070) 1 (2004), No. 3, 257–275. MR2111009 (2005i:05175); 3. Statement: The American Mathematical Society is inter- with L. Lu, Complex Graphs and Networks, CBMS Lecture nationally recognized for its leadership in the promotion Series, 107, American Mathematical Society, 2006. of research in the mathematical sciences, for the devel- MR2248695 (2007i:05169); 4. with R. L. Graham and opment and support of mathematical scientists, and for D. E. Knuth, A symmetric Eulerian identity, J. Comb. 1 dissemination of mathematics and mathematical ideas. If (2010), 29–38. MR2675920 (2011f:11025); 5. Graph theory elected, I will focus on identifying a diverse pool of people in the information age, Notices Amer. Math. Soc., 57 (2010), who have the talent, insight, energy and commitment to No. 6, 726–732. MR2674816. serve in various capacities in support of all aspects of the No statement provided society’s work.

John C. Meakin Stephen D. Smith Milton Mohr Professor of Math- Professor, Emeritus, University of ematics, University of Nebraska- Illinois at Chicago. Lincoln. Born: June 11, 1948. Born: March 13, 1946, Brisbane, Selected Addresses: AMS Invited Australia. Address, South Bend, Indiana, Ph.D.: Monash University, Aus- 1991. tralia, 1969. Additional Information: Rhodes AMS Committees: Committee on Scholar, 1970–1973; Bateman Professional Ethics (Chair, 2001– Research Instructor, California 2004); Committee on Meetings Institute of Technology, 1973– and Conferences, 2006–2009. 1975; Member, London Math- Selected Addresses: Annual ematical Society; Proceedings of meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society, Towns- the American Mathematical Society Editorial Committee, ville, Australia, 1990; International conference on words, 1999–2003. languages and automata, Kyoto, Japan, 2000; Novikov Selected Publications: 1. Irreducible modules and para- conference, Moscow State University, Russia, 2001; Groups bolic subgroups, J. Algebra, 75 (1982), No. 1, 286–289. St. Andrews, Scotland, 2005 (four lectures); XXI Escola de MR0650422 (83g:20043); 2. with M. Aschbacher, On Quil- Algebra, Brasilia, Brazil, 2010 (5 lectures). len’s conjecture for the p-groups complex, Ann. of Math. Additional Information: Visiting positions (one month or (2), 137 (1993), No. 3, 473–529. MR1217346 (94g:20073); more): University of Kerala, India, 1977–1978, Rijksuniver- 3. with M. Aschbacher, The Classification of Quasithin siteit te Gent, Belgium, 1983–1984, MSRI, Berkeley, 1989, Groups. II. Main Theorems: The Classification of Simple Universite de Paris VI, 1989, Politecnico di Milano, 1994, QTKE-groups. Mathematical Surveys and Monographs, Universite de Paris VII, 1999, CRM Barcelona, 2005; Man- 112, American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 2004. aging Editor, International Journal of Algebra and Com- MR2097624 (2005m:20038b); 4. with D. Benson, Clas- putation, 1990–2010; Chair, Department of Mathematics, sifying Spaces of Sporadic Groups, Mathematical Surveys University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2003–2011; Organizing and Monographs, 147, American Mathematical Society,

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Providence, RI, 2008. MR2378355 (2009f:55017); 5. with Lecturer, 2001; Invited Lecturer, M. Aschbacher, R. Lyons, and R. Solomon, The Classifica- Sociedad Matemática Mexicana, tion of Finite Groups: Groups of Characteristic 2 Type, XXXIV Congreso Nacional, Toluca, Mathematical Surveys and Monographs, 172, American 2001; Main Speaker, Loops ‘07, Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 2011. Prague, 2007; Main Speaker, Finite Statement: If elected, I will serve. Groups and Algebraic Combina- torics, RIMS, Kyoto, 2007. Additional Information: Editor, Editorial Boards Committee Journal of Combinatorial Theory Ralph Greenberg (Series A), 1991–; Chairman, De- Professor of Mathematics, Univer- partment of Mathematics, Michi- sity of Washington. gan State University, 1994–1997; Born: September 2, 1944, Ches- J. S. Frame Teaching Award, Michigan State University, ter, Pennsylvania, USA. 2000; Mathematical Reviews Editorial Committee, 2001– Ph.D.: Princeton University, 1971. 2010 (Chair, 2006–2010); AMS Proceedings Editorial Com- Selected Addresses: Invited Ad- mittee, 2003–2011; Member, Institute of Electrical and dress, AMS Summer Meeting, Electronics Engineers, London Mathematical Society. Eugene, Oregon, 1984; Invited Selected Publications: 1. Classifying copolar spaces and Address, AMS Conference on Mo- graphs, Quart. J. Math. Oxford Ser (2), 33 (1982), No. 132, tives, Seattle, Washington, 1991; 421–449. MR0679813 (84b:51021); 2. with P. J. Cameron, Seventh Kuwait Foundation Lec- Some groups generated by transvection subgroups, J. Alge- ture, Cambridge, England, 2000; bra, 140 (1991), No. 1, 184–209. MR1114913 (92g:20078); Plenary Lecture, Canadian Number Theory Association 3. with H. Cuypers, The 3-transposition groups with trivial VIII Meeting, Toronto, Canada, 2004; Invited 45-Minute center, J. Algebra, 178 (1995), No. 1, 149–193. MR1358261 Lecture, ICM 2010, Hyderabad, India, 2010. (96k:20056); 4. with S. M. Gagola III, Lagrange’s theorem Additional Information: Organizer of Pacific Northwest for Moufang loops, Acta Sci. Math. (Szeged), 71 (2005), No. Number Theory Conferences, Seattle, Washington, 1999, 1-2, 45–64. MR2160355 (2006f:20079); 5. Periodic simple 2003 and 2007; Member, scientific organizing committee groups of finitary linear transformations, Annals of Math., for conferences on , Besançon, France, 163 (2006), No. 2, 445–498. MR2199223 (2006k:20080). 2004, Limoges, France, 2006, Kloster Irsee, Germany, 2008, Statement: The main contact the Society has with present Toronto, Canada, 2010. and future mathematicians is through its publications. It Selected Publications: 1. On the Iwasawa invariants of is vital that publication quality and value remain high, and totally real number fields, Amer. J. Math., 98 (1976), No. good editorial committees are essential for this. If elected, 1, 263–284. MR0401702 (53 #5529); 2. On the Birch and I will look for editors who are responsible, ethical, knowl- Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture, Invent. Math., 72 (1983), No. edgeable, and energetic. My goal would be broad, inclusive, 2, 241–265. MR0700770 (85c:11052); 3. Iwasawa theory and highly capable editorial committees that are committed for p-adic representations, Algebraic Number Theory, to the quality and success of each publication. 97–137, Adv. Stud. Pure Math., 17, Academic Press, Boston, MA, 1989. MR1097613 (92c:11116); 4. Galois theory for David Hoff the Selmer group of an abelian variety, Compositio Math., Professor, Mathematics, Indiana 136 (2003), No. 3, 255–297. MR1977007 (2004c:11097); University. 5. Iwasawa theory, projective modules, and modular Born: October 23, 1948, Detroit, representations, Mem. Amer. Math. Soc., 992, May, 2011. Michigan, USA. Statement: The AMS journals perform a crucial function Ph.D.: University of Michigan, for the mathematical community. The choice of editors 1977. is an important one for maintaining the standards of the Selected Addresses: Plenary Lec- journals and for treating authors in a fair and responsible ture, RIMS Symposium on Math- way. This is a time of change in the way our journals op- ematical Analysis in Fluid and Gas erate. If elected, I will do my best in the decision making Dynamics, Kyoto, Japan, 2005; tasks that will face the Editorial Boards Committee. Plenary Lecture, FRG Workshop on Multidimensional Conserva- Jonathan I. Hall tion Laws, Houston, 2006; Plenary Lecture, Conference on Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michi- General Relativity and Shock Waves, Stanford University, gan. 2006; Plenary Lecture, Conference on Hyperbolic Systems Born: October 20, 1949, Columbus, Ohio, USA. and Related Problems, Banff, 2006; Plenary Lecture, IMA D.Phil.: University of Oxford, 1974. Workshop on Compressible Flow, Minneapolis, 2009. AMS Offices: Member of the Council, 2006–2010. Additional Information: Chair, Department of Mathemat- AMS Committees: Archives Committee, 2011–2014. ics, Indiana University, 2003–2006. Selected Addresses: Invited Address, AMS Regional Selected Publications: 1. Uniqueness of weak solutions of the Meeting, Dayton, 1992; Williams College, Class of 1960 Navier-Stokes equations of multidimensional compressible

SEPTEMBER 2011 NOTICES OF THE AMS 1165 From the AMS Secretary—Election Special Section flow, SIAM J. Math. Anal., 37 (2006), No. 6, 1742–1760. Annals of Applied Probability, 2002–2005; Editor, Theory MR2213392 (2006m:35280); 2. with M. Santos, Lagrangean of Computing, 2004–; Associate Editor, SIAM Journal on structure and propagation of singularities in multidimen- Discrete Mathematics, 2007–. sional compressible flow, Arch. Ration. Mech. Anal., 188 Selected Publications: 1. with A. J. Sinclair, Self-testing (2008), No. 3, 509–543. MR2393439 (2009c:35364); 3. algorithms for self-avoiding walks, J. Math. Phys., 41 with E. Tsyganov, Time analyticity and backward unique- (2000), No. 3, 1570–1584. MR1757970 (2001c:82033); 2. ness of weak solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations with M. Luby and A. J. Sinclair, Markov chain algorithms of multidimensional, compressible flow, J. Differential for planar lattice structures, SIAM J. Comput., 31 (2001), Equations, 245 (2008), No. 10, 3068–3094. MR2454813 No. 1, 167–192. MR1857394 (2002h:82046); 3. with (2009g:35235); 4. with M. Perepelitsa, Instantaneous N. Madras, Markov chain decomposition for conver- boundary tangency and cusp formation in two-dimen- gence rate analysis, Ann. Appl. Probab., 12 (2002), No. 2, sional flow, SIAM J. Math. Anal., 41 (2009), No. 2, 753–780. 581–606. MR1910641 (2003d:60135); 4. with R. Martin, MR2515784 (2010e:35215); 5. Asymptotic behavior of so- Disjoint decomposition of Markov chains and sampling lutions to a model for the flow of a reacting fluid, Arch. Ra- circuits in Cayley graphs, Combin. Probab. Comput., 15 tion. Mech. Anal., 196 (2010), No. 3, 951–979. MR2644445. (2006), No. 3, 411–448. MR2216477 (2007f:60056); 5. with Statement: It is unquestioned that journals play an M. Cryan and M. Dyer, Approximately counting integral absolutely essential role in the dissemination of math- flows and cell-bounded contingency tables, SIAM J. Com- ematical ideas. The AMS, being the main research-oriented put., 39 (2010), No. 7, 2683–2703. MR2645886. professional society, should therefore play a major role in Statement: The AMS is widely recognized for the excel- managing and publishing high-quality journals. Its editors lence of its journals and books. It is critical to the vitality and editorial board members must be accomplished research of these publications that we appoint editorial boards who mathematicians whose interests reflect both the breadth maintain these high standards while also representing the and the depth of the subject, who exhibit organizational diversity and breadth of the mathematical community. competence, and who meet the highest standards of pro- I would aim to identify capable board members with a fessional integrity. shared commitment to these values.

Dana Randall Professor of Computer Science, Adjunct Professor of Mathemat- ics, Georgia Institute of Technol- ogy. Born: November 28, 1966, New York City, New York, USA. Ph.D.: University of California at Berkeley, 1994. AMS Committees: AMS-MAA Joint Program Committee, 2009; Program Committee for National Meetings, 2008–2010 (Chair, 2010). Selected Addresses: AMS Invited Address, Joint Math- ematics Meetings, Baltimore, MD, 2003; Invited Address, 28th Annual SIAM Southeast Atlantic Sectional Meeting, Johnson City, TN, 2004; Keynote Address, 4th Annual Conference on Nanoscience (FNANO), Snowbird, UT, 2007; AMS Arnold Ross Lecture, Augusta National Science Cen- ter, Augusta, GA, 2009; Invited Address, 12th Scandinavian Symposium and Workshops on Algorithm Theory (SWAT), Bergen, Norway, 2010. Additional Information: NSF CAREER Award, 1997–2001; Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 2001–2003; IBM Fac- ulty Partnership Award, 2003; Co-Chair of the Planning Committee, Japanese-American Frontiers of Science Symposium (NAS and JSPS), Irvine, CA, 2006; Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee, DIMACS Special Focus on Discrete Random Models, 2006–2008; National Associate of the National Academies, 2008; Board of Governors, IMA, 2010–2012; Chair of the Program Committee, 22nd ACM/SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA), San Francisco, CA, 2011; Editorial Boards: Associate Editor,