James Curry, professor of applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been named a 2022 fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the group announced today.
SIAM fellowships are reserved for those who have made “outstanding contributions” to the fields of industrial and applied mathematics. He was cited for his 'pioneering work in computational dynamics and for mentorship of young researchers, particularly in the African American community.'
Curry focuses on problems at the interface of numerical methods, matrix theory and applied mathematics. He is also committed to workforce and mathematics education and the next generation of students.
During Curry’s tenure, first as associate director of the Program in Applied Mathematics and then as chair of the department, he introduced computational projects and labs into third- and fourth-semester lower division applied mathematics courses.