Professor Gary Froyland has been invited to be a plenary speaker at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Annual Meeting in 2016.

The 2016 meeting is to be held over one week in July in Boston, USA.

Professor Froyland, whose research spans the areas of dynamical systems and optimization, will be among only 17 invited plenary speakers, and one of only four who does not hail from North America.

SIAM, which was established in 1951, is the peak applied mathematics body in the US. It aims to advance the application of mathematics and computational science to engineering, industry, science, and society; to promote research that will lead to effective new mathematical and computational methods and techniques for science, engineering, industry, and society; and to provide media for the exchange of information and ideas among mathematicians, engineers, and scientists.

The society has around 14,000 members, publishes 16 peer-reviewed journals, runs a conference program, and holds its annual meeting which SIAM claims "provides a broad view of the state of the art in applied mathematics, computational science and their applications".

We congratulate Professor Froyland upon his invitation as a plenary speaker, and wish him all the best for the event.