Engineering Professor David Hyde is 1 of 5 new SIAM Science Policy Fellows

Assistant Professor of Computer Science David Hyde is one of five new 2022 SIAM Science Policy Fellowship Program recipients. He joins a cohort of nine Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) science policy fellows.

David Hyde

The science policy program engages early career professionals in science policy and advocacy. Fellowship recipients learn about science policy as it pertains to SIAM’s discipline by participating in its Committee on Science Policy meetings and conducting relevant activities to further the organization’s policy efforts.

Fellowships pay for travel to the biannual SIAM CSP meetings. Each spring, the CSP meets with representatives of agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy and visits congressional offices to promote the importance of research funding, graduate training, and undergraduate education in applied mathematics and computational science.

“I’m eager to study budget and policy issues and to learn how to effectively communicate and collaborate with the federal officials and congressional staffers who shape such policies,” Hyde said.

Hyde’s research focuses on the intersections of computational physics, computer graphics, learning, and high-performance computing. His research has been supported by the Army Research Lab, the Department of Energy, and BHP Billiton.

Hyde was a Regents Scholar at University of California at Santa Barbara, earning a B.S. in mathematics with highest honors at age 19. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science, with Distinction in Teaching, from Stanford, where he was a DoD NDSEG Fellow and a Gerald J. Lieberman Fellow. Before joining Vanderbilt, he was a postdoctoral scholar and an assistant adjunct professor in the Mathematics Department at UCLA.

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics is an international nonprofit organization that conveys mathematical knowledge to other professionals who could implement mathematical theory for practical, industrial, or scientific use. SIAM has more than 14,000 individual members and almost 500 academic, manufacturing, research and development, service and consulting organizations, government, and military organizations worldwide are institutional members.

Conatact:  Brenda Ellis, 615 343-6314