Uri Ascher, former IAM director, elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

UBC Professor of Computer Science, Uri Ascher, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. The fellowship recognizes “distinguished men and women from all branches of learning who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life”.

The citation for the fellowship: “Uri Ascher has made fundamental contributions to scientific computing and its application in computer graphics, geophysics, image processing, robotics, semiconductors, fluid dynamics and finance. His achievements enhance our understanding of simulating constrained differential equations, Hamiltonian systems, inverse problems, PDE-constrained optimization, and multiscale methods. Ascher’s mark on the practice of scientific computing is embodied in many highly cited publications, including three monographs and widely used software packages.”

Professor Ascher was director of the Institute of Applied Mathematics from 1993 to 1998.