Since May 2007, Phil Griffith has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Illinois Journal of Mathematics. Under his leadership, significant changes have taken place in IJM operations, notably the outsourcing of copy editing and typesetting production services to VTEX/Mattson Publishing Services, Baltimore, MD, which has been a successful venture and partnership for IJM. A monograph series, started a few years ago to honor retired University of Illinois mathematics faculty, has been continued under Phil’s direction with the latest book in the series celebrating the distinguished career of Don Burkholder. IJM participation in Project Euclid, an electronic hosting site for scientific journals, has been an important mission during Phil’s tenure, with back issues of IJM since its inception in 1955 being archived at no cost to the journal and available electronically to subscribers. Marius Dadarlat at Purdue and Gigliola Staffilani at MIT have been welcomed to the Editorial Board, representing an ongoing effort to maintain high editorial standards for the journal. For these and other initiatives carried out during his time as Editor-in-Chief we would like to thank Phil Griffith for his service.
Renming Song, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has agreed to take over as IJM Editor-in-Chief, assuming the responsibilities and challenges associated with scholarly publications in today’s academic environment. Renming received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1993 and he joined the mathematics faculty at Illinois in 1997. His research interests are in stochastic analysis, Markov processes, mathematical physics, and mathematical finance.