October 2021: Letter from the ICIAM President

Dear All
     On October 1st, Maria Esteban finished her term as Past-President of ICIAM, and Wil Schilders started his term as President-Elect of ICIAM. On behalf of ICIAM, I would like to thank Maria for her long time of service and for her great contributions to ICIAM, particularly for her excellent work in the past eight years, as President-Elect, President, and Past-President.  I would also like to congratulate Wil Schilders for his election as the President-Elect of ICIAM.

   According to ICIAM's bylaws, we need to fill the position of Officer-at-Large that has been vacated by Wil Schilders' election as President-Elect at our next Board meeting. A call for nominations has already been sent to member societies. 

   The next board meeting of ICIAM will be held on October 30th at 05:00 (Chicago) / 11:00(London) / 12:00(Berlin) / 18:00 (Beijing) / 19:00(Tokyo). Due to COVID-19, the board meeting will be a virtual one. At the board meeting, among other items, the decision of the site of the ICIAM 2027 Congress will be made, and progress of the next ICIAM 2023 Congress will be reported.

Ya-xiang Yuan
ICIAM President


Ya-xiang Yuan

Ya-xiang Yuan is the current President of ICIAM (2019-2023). He is a professor at Academy of Mathematics and Systems Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on optimization.