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SIAM Fellows Canvassing Committee

The Fellows Canvassing Committee (FCC) is a standing committee whose members shall be appointed by the President upon recommendation of the Committee on Committees and Appointments. The purpose of the FCC shall be to cause nominations to be made of eligible SIAM members for fellowship, especially from groups traditionally underrepresented in the list of elected SIAM Fellows.

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Current Members


Raymond Tuminaro
Sandia National Laboratories


Daniela Calvetti
Case Western Reserve University
José A. Carrillo
Oxford University
Umit Catalyurek
Georgia Institute of Technology
Fariba Fahroo
Air Force Research Laboratory
Irene M. Gamba
University of Texas
Abba Gumel
University of Maryland, College Park
Aric Hagberg
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Monique Laurent
Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica
Tilburg University

Kim-Chuan Toh
National University of Singapore
Sivan Toledo
Tel Aviv University
Jorge Velasco-Hernandez
Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico, Unam

Additional Details


The Fellows Canvassing Committee shall consist of 6-12 SIAM members. Committee appointments shall be for two years, with half the members rotating off for replacement each year. The membership of the Fellows Canvassing Committee shall be distinct and different from the membership of the Fellows Selection Committee (FSC) in order to ensure the independence of the FSC. One person shall be designated as the committee chair.

Mode of Operation

Normally the Fellows Canvassing Committee will conduct their work via teleconference and email, as determined by the FCC chair. FCC members may submit nominations, subject to the limitations of the SIAM Fellows program rules, but will generally encourage other SIAM members to submit nominations of individuals chosen by the FCC. The role of the FCC is to screen lists for potential candidates for nomination to the SIAM Fellows program and to encourage others to make such nominations.

Nominations for fellows may be made at any time, but typically occur in the late summer and early fall to ensure that nomination packages are available for review by the Fellows Selection Committee in the late fall.

At the end of each cycle, the chair of the FCC shall issue a report on the contacts made. This is to enable SIAM HQ to produce data on the number of contacts and nominations generated from those contacts.


The Fellows Canvassing Committee shall report directly to the SIAM President. This ensures the independence of the Fellows Selection Committee which reports to the Major Awards Committee.