Srinivasan Elected Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

Thu Nov 01, 2018

Aravind Srinivasan, a professor of computer science with an appointment in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), has been elected a 2019 Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).

Founded in 1888 to further the interests of mathematical research and scholarship, the AMS serves the national and international community through its publications, meetings, advocacy and other programs.

Its mission is to promote mathematical research and its communication and uses, encourage the transmission of mathematical understanding and skill, and support mathematical education at all levels.

The AMS Fellows program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication and utilization of mathematics.

In recognizing Srinivasan for its prestigious Fellows status, the AMS specifically noted his contributions to theoretical computer science, discrete probability, network science and applications, as well as his service to the profession.

“We are very proud of this latest recognition of Aravind’s work in computer science and mathematics,” says Mihai Pop, a professor of computer science and interim director of UMIACS. “His excellent work in randomized algorithms, social networks and combinatorial optimization has an impact on public health, machine learning, e-commerce and other fields.”

Srinivasan was among 65 AMS members who were named a Fellow this year. He will be honored in January with the other just-named Fellows at the 2019 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore.

In addition to this latest honor, Srinivasan is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and a Fellow of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS).

He serves as editor-in-chief of ACM Transactions on Algorithms, managing editor for Theory of Computing, and associate editor for the international journal Networks.

To see the full list of individuals who are in this year's class, their institutions and citations, go here.