Dr. Anne J. Shiu, associate professor of mathematics at Texas A&M University, has been elected as one of five new Members at Large of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Council, effective February 2021.
The Council, which consists of 15 at large members along with ex officio members (officers, editorial committee chairs, former secretaries and executive committee members), is the body that formulates the scientific policies of the AMS and acts in an advisory capacity to its Board of Trustees. Shiu’s three-year term on the Council will run through January 2024.
Founded in 1888 to further mathematical research and scholarship, the 30,000-member AMS fulfills its mission through programs and services that promote mathematical research and its uses, strengthen mathematical education, and foster awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life. It is considered the world’s largest and most influential society dedicated to mathematical research, scholarship and education.
Shiu joined the Texas A&M Department of Mathematics faculty in 2014 as an assistant professor. She received her Ph.D. in mathematics with an emphasis in genomic and computational biology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2010 and completed National Science Foundation (NSF) postdoctoral fellowships at Duke University (2010-2011) and the University of Chicago (2011-2014) prior to coming to Texas A&M.
Shiu’s research, funded by the NSF and the Simons Foundation, focuses on mathematical biology and algebraic geometry. In 2018, she was recognized with an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award that has furthered her work at the intersection of mathematics and biology and helped her launch a directed reading program for math undergraduates. Later that same year, she was selected as the invited speaker for Texas A&M’s 2018-19 Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Memorial Lecture. An equally respected teacher, Shiu has received a Texas A&M Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching at the college level (2019) as well as her department’s Outstanding Teaching Award (2017).
In addition to AMS, Shiu is a member of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). She is an associate editor for the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics
To learn more about Shiu and her teaching, research and service efforts, visit https://www.math.tamu.edu/~annejls/.
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