Tamara Kolda (in Sandia’s Cyber Systems Assessments Dept.) was recognized by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) for her contributions to numerical algorithms and software in multilinear algebra, optimization, and graph analysis. Tamara is also a member of the SIAM Board of Trustees and serves on the editorial boards of the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing and the SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications.
“Being named a SIAM fellow is a tremendous honor,” said Kolda. “This organization means a lot to me, both professionally and personally.”
A distinguished member of the technical staff, Kolda has been at Sandia since 1999. Her research interests include multilinear algebra and tensor decompositions, graph models and algorithms, data mining, optimization, nonlinear solvers, parallel computing and the design of scientific software. Kolda has received several awards, including a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2003), an R&D 100 Award (2004) and two best paper prizes: the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining 2008 and the SIAM International Conference on Data Mining 2013. She also is a distinguished member of the Association for Computing Machinery.
SIAM Fellowships are nominated by peers and honor SIAM members who have made outstanding contributions to the discipline. Tamara is the third Sandian to hold this distinguished status. Her nomination was supported by Sandia colleagues as well as peers at Cornell and the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.
Kolda and the other members of the 2015 class of SIAM fellows will be honored in August at the International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics in Beijing.
Read the Sandia news release.