IJM sponsors annual Doob lecture; welcomes new editor

The Illinois Journal of Mathematics (IJM) is sponsoring a Doob lecture to be given at the annual Stochastic Processes and Applications (SPA) meetings in honor of Joseph L. Doob (1910-2004), a founding editor who was instrumental in getting the journal started. The inaugural Doob lecture was given during the 2007 SPA meeting which was hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The arrangement is ongoing and is a joint Institute of Mathematical Statistics-Bernoulli Society lecture. The SPA program committee has recently announced that Professor Terry Tao, University of California Los Angeles, has been selected as the Doob lecturer for SPA 2015 in Oxford. In return for IJM support, the Doob lecturer is invited to contribute a paper to IJM based on the lecture.

We are pleased to announce a new addition to the IJM Editorial Board as of May, 2014. Karen Smith is a professor of mathematics at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, where she is teaching and doing research in algebraic geometry and commutative algebra. Professor Smith also has editorial responsibilities with the American Journal of Mathematics, Advances in Mathematics, and American Mathematical Monthly. IJM editors serve initial terms of four years with the possibility of an extension for a second term. Other members of the IJM Editorial Board are:

  • Luchezar L. Avramov, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • Mario Bonk, UCLA
  • Steven Bradlow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Marius Dadarlat, Purdue University
  • Marius Junge, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Walter Neumann, Barnard College, Columbia University
  • Harold Rosenberg, Universit√© Paris 7
  • Karen Smith, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Renming Song, Editor-in-Chief, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Richard Sowers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Gigliola Staffilani, Massachusetts Institute of Technology