Béatrice Rivière, the Noah Harding Chair and Professor of Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAAM), has been elected president of the Texas-Louisiana Section of SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics).
Formed in 2016, the SIAM TX-LA Section promotes networking and collaboration opportunities for applied mathematicians working in industry and academia. The section has some 600 members. Rivière’s two-year term as president begins May 1.
Rivière earned her Ph.D. in CAAM from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000. Before joining the Rice faculty in 2008, she served as an associate professor of mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh. She was promoted to full professor at Rice in 2013 and served as CAAM department chair from 2015 to 2018.
Rivière is an associate editor of the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing and of Results in Applied Mathematics, and is a member of the editorial board of Advances in Water Resources. Much of her research focuses on developing accurate and efficient algorithms to model complex phenomena in porous media. Last year, Rivière was elected chair of SIAM’s activity group on geosciences.
SIAM is a nonprofit organization promoting applied mathematics and computational science for engineering, science and industry, with more than 14,500 members worldwide.