Olga Taussky-Todd Lecture committees (since 2007)

An Olga Taussky-Todd Lecture has been held at each ICIAM Congress, since ICIAM 2007, under the auspices of the International Council on Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

This honor is conferred upon a woman who has made outstanding contributions in applied mathematics and /or scientific computation. The name of this lecture pays tribute to the memory of Olga Taussky-Todd, whose scientific legacy is in both theoretical and applied mathematics, and whose work exemplifies the qualities to be recognized.


  • Lisa Fauci (Tulane University), Chair
  • Mirjam  Dür (University of Augsburg)
  • Isabelle Gallagher (Ecole Normale Supérieure)
  • Suzanne Weekes (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics)
  • Mary Wheeler (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Guiying Yan (Chinese Academy of Sciences)


  • Barbara Lee Keyfitz, The Ohio State University, USA (Chair)
  • Raymond Chan,The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Sofia C. Ohlede, University College London, UK
  • Ruben D. Spies, Instituto de Matemática Aplicada del Litoral, Argentina
  • Anna Karin Tornberg, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden


  • Helena Nussenzveig Lopes, (Chair) IM-UFRJ, Brasil;
  • Douglas N. Arnold, University of Minnesota, USA;
  • Alison Etheridge, University of Oxford, UK;
  • Mythily Ramaswamy, TIFR Bangalore, India;
  • Barbara Wohlmuth, TU München, Germany;
  • Bin Yu, University of California


  • Pauline van den Driessche (University of Victoria, Canada), chair;
  • Christine Bernardi (Paris VI, Paris, France);
  • Jill P. Mesirov (Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, USA);
  • Hans Schneider (University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA);
  • Robert Tichy (TU Graz, Austria).


  • Christine Bessenrodt (Univ. of Hanover, Germany);
  • Angelika Bunse-Gerstner (Universität Bremen, Germany);
  • Chandler Davis (Univ. of Toronto, Canada);
  • Robert Tichy (TU Graz, Austria);
  • Richard Varga (Kent State University, U.S.A).