Book Committee

Members of the SIAM Book Committee act as advocates for and advisers to the publisher and acquisitions editors, providing counsel on a range of book publishing topics. The committee serves as an ad hoc editorial board for SIAM Spotlights and nonseries books.

Current Members

Current Members


Margaret Wright
New York University


Susanne C. Brenner
Louisiana State University
Timothy Chartier
Davidson College
Felipe Cucker
City University of Hong Kong
Donald Estep
Colorado State University
Chen Greif
University of British Columbia
Per Christian Hansen
Technical University of Denmark
Jeffrey Humpherys
Brigham Young University
C. T. Kelley
North Carolina State University
Padma Raghavan
Penn State University
Michael Shearer
North Carolina State University
Charles Van Loan
Cornell University

Ex Officio

Michael J. Miksis
Northwestern University

Additional Details


The SIAM Book Editorial Board is charged with performing some or all of the following tasks:

  • Function as an ad hoc editorial board for books that are not part of any series.
  • Evaluate proposals, recommend a course of action, and suggest reviewers for books in this category.
  • Propose book topics and authors.
  • Act as advisers to the Publisher and acquisitions staff for strategic counsel and advice with regard to the SIAM book program as a whole. This includes topics such as electronic publishing, translations, and pricing.
  • Act as advocates for SIAM’s book program.

Members of the Book Committee will be appointed by the President in consultation with the Vice President for Publications. Members will serve three-year terms, renewable once with the approval of the President. The President appoints the committee Chair in consultation with the VP for Publications. Under normal circumstances the committee Chair will serve a three-year term, renewable once with the approval of the President.

The committee reports to the Vice President for Publications. The committee will annually present a report to the VP for Publications. The VP for Publications will serve ex officio on the committee, but will not chair it. Much of the committee's discussion will take place by phone and email, but one face-to-face meeting per year would be beneficial.