back to news Sept. 29, 2011

Mathematician Elected President of International Professional Society

Barbara Keyfitz, the Charles Saltzer Professor of Mathematics, will assume leadership of the International Council on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) on October 1. She will be its first woman president. Keyfitz, who has been at Ohio State since 2009, was previously director of the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, in Toronto, Canada, and was a faculty member at the University of Houston for 25 years. Keyfitz, who has been involved as an ICIAM officer since 2003, said, “I am proud of my service to my profession. I have always been willing to do the job, understand the mission of the organization, and get behind it. That is what I plan to continue to do.”