Tinsley OdenJ. Tinsley Oden, aerospace engineering professor at The University of Texas at Austin, earned the 2009 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession. This award is given to an applied mathematician who has made notable contributions to advance the applied mathematics field nationally. SIAM noted the high regard in which Oden is held by his colleagues in the applied mathematics and computational science field, and SIAM’s gratitude for his outstanding efforts on behalf of the community. Oden, who is the director of the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences and associate vice president for research, is the 11th recipient of this award since it was created in 1985. He will be honored at the SIAM annual meeting in Denver this July.

Oden holds the Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering No. 2 and the Peter O’Donnell, Jr. Centennial Chair in Computing Systems. In addition, he holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Mathematics.