Nicholas Higham

Letter from SIAM's President

September 2017

Dear Fellow SIAM Member:

I am writing this letter to call on you to cast your vote!

In 2017, SIAM's membership will elect a President-Elect, a Vice President at Large, a Secretary, three members to serve on the SIAM Board of Trustees, and four members to serve on the SIAM Council.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the distinction between the Board and the Council. The Council concerns itself with the scientific policy of SIAM, whereas the Board is concerned with financial management. Of course, there is a strong interplay between the two groups, so it is important to recognize that we need people with a wide variety of experience to serve. I hope that you will take the time to look over the ballot materials and cast your vote.

The SIAM Nominating Committee has assembled an excellent slate of candidates. We, as members, should be grateful to the candidates who have agreed to stand for election and commit their time to working for the profession through SIAM, knowing that only half can be elected. As always, we have allowed space for write-in votes. Candidate profiles can be viewed online at

We value your advice and suggestions for future nominees. Please feel free to make such nominations and note them in the spaces provided at the end of the ballot; they are carefully tabulated and considered before each election. You can also suggest nominees at any time by clicking on "Recommendations" at The deadline for voting is November 14, 2017. If you need any help with this process, please contact the SIAM office (

Thanks for your support of SIAM.

Nicholas J. Higham
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

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