CAMDEN – Rutgers–Camden mathematician Benedetto Piccoli has been named a fellow of the prestigious American Mathematical Society (AMS) for his outstanding scholarly contributions to advance the discipline.
From a membership of 30,000, approximately 1,000 mathematicians from around the world, and from institutions such as MIT, Harvard, and Princeton, have been designated as American Mathematical Society Fellows. Internationally recognized for his work in applied mathematics, particularly in the areas of control theory and the theory of hyperbolic conservation laws, Piccoli is one of 29 researchers from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, to be selected.
“This is a fantastic recognition of my work and I feel rewarded for my efforts,” says Piccoli, the Joseph and Loretta Lopez Chair in Mathematics at Rutgers–Camden. “Being an AMS Fellow can be considered as a career achievement.” The world’s largest society dedicated to mathematical research, scholarship, and education, the AMS is recognizing their most accomplished members with the fellow designation and positioning this inaugural class as public advocates for excellence in mathematics.
According to Kriste Lindenmeyer, dean of the Rutgers–Camden Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Piccoli’s exceptional talent is especially valued by the campus and university communities. “We are extremely proud of this outstanding recognition honoring Benedetto’s scholarship and status as a top researcher in the field of mathematics. His ability to work with scholars from many disciplines makes Dr. Piccoli an invaluable colleague. His breadth of knowledge and the excitement he consistently brings to his classroom and interdisciplinary collaborations is inspiring,” notes Lindenmeyer.
Piccoli’s mathematical research also aims to improve worldwide public concerns, like vehicular and pedestrian traffic. This traffic research alone has led to dozens of scholarly articles, one book – Traffic Flow on Networks – and two major applications. In addition, he has co-authored three other books, including most recently Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Supply Chains: A Continuous Approach.
In 2009, Piccoli was installed as the first faculty appointment to an endowed chair at Rutgers–Camden, where he is program director of the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology.
Previously, the Rutgers–Camden mathematician served as the research director of the Instituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo in Rome; taught with distinction at the University of Salerno and the University of Rome; supervised a large number of student theses; and is the founding editor of Networks and Heterogeneous Media, a scholarly journal that has made a strong impact in the field. Piccoli earned his Laurea degree in mathematics from the University of Padua and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati. He currently resides in Cherry Hill.
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