Susanne C. Brenner, Boyd Professor

Research interests include: numerical analysis, scientific computing, finite element methods, multigrid and domain decomposition methods, computational mechanics, computational electromagnetics, variational inequalities, PDE constrained optimization.

Susanne C. Brenner is a Louisiana State University System Boyd Professor. She holds a joint appointment with the Department of Mathematics and Center for Computation and Technology (CCT). At CCT she is also serving as the Associate Director for Academic Affairs since 2008.

During 2021-2022 she is President of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

In 2005 she was awarded a Humboldt-Forschungspreis (Humboldt Research Award) from the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In 2011 she was awarded the AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture Prize. She is a SIAM Fellow (Class of 2010), AMS Fellow (Inaugural Class 2013), AAAS Fellow (2012), and AWM Fellow (2020).

Currently she serves as Managing Editor of Mathematics of Computation. She also serves on the editorial boards of the SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, Numerische Mathematik, Numerical Algorithms, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis, Journal of Numerical Mathematics and Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics. She is also currently the Editor-in-Chief of the SIAM Classics in Applied Mathematics book series.

She serves on the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences (since 2016) and the AMS Council (since 2012). She is currently also a Member-at-Large of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Section A). In addition, she was a member of the Electorate Nominating Committee for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Section A) and the SIAM Fellows Selection Committee (2014-2016; Chair 2015-2016). She is a past SIAM Vice President for Publications and served on the SIAM Council.

Selected Other Recent Service:


 Department of Mathematics
 and Center for Computation & Technology
 303 Lockett Hall
 Louisiana State University
 Baton Rouge, LA 70803


212 Lockett Hall and 2073 Digital Media Center


brenner .AT. math dot lsu dot edu

Telephone Numbers

(225) 578-1678 (Math office), (225) 578-8108 (CCT office)


Member, Editorial Boards:

Mathematics of Computation (1993-present; Editor, 2006-present, Managing Editor 2012-present)

SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis (1997-2002, 2005-present)

Numerische Mathematik (1998-present)

Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (2000-present)

Notices of the American Mathematical Society (2001-2015)

Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics (Principal Editor, 2007-2010, Member Editorial Board 2010-2018)

Numerical Algorithms (2012-present)

Journal of Numerical Mathematics (2013-present)

Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics (2019-present)

Results in Applied Mathematics (Honorary Editor, 2020-present)

SIAM Classics in Applied Mathematics (2011-present, Editor-in-Chief, 2018-present)

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