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Irene Fonseca Elected Vice President of American Mathematical Society

Irene Fonseca, Kavčić-Moura University Professor of Mathematics and faculty member of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal program, has been elected vice president of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2025-2027.

Fonseca served as the coordinator of the dual degree doctoral program in Applied Mathematics for the CMU Portugal Program and was an advisor of several doctoral students and postdocs. She also served as principal investigator at Carnegie Mellon of the math project Thin Structures, Homogenization and Multi Phase Problems, and carried out in the framework of the partnerships Carnegie Mellon Portugal and UT Austin Portugal.

Fonseca has many notable achievements including serving as director of Carnegie Mellon’s Center for Nonlinear Analysis, receiving the International Society for the Interaction of Mechanics and Mathematics Senior Prize, was the second woman to be elected president of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), served as the director of the CMU based multi-university international Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) project, among many others. 

CMU College of Science press release