Nalini Joshi elected President of Australian Mathematical Society

9 December 2008

Professor Nalini Joshi
Professor Nalini Joshi

Professor Nalini Joshi, Head of the School of Mathematics and  Statistics, has been elected as President of the Australian Mathematical Society.

The Australian Mathematical Society is the national society of the mathematics profession and was founded in 1956 to represent pure and applied mathematics professionals in Australia.

Professor Joshi has spent one year as President-Elect, and will officially be made President on 11 December 2008 at the Annual General Meeting of the Society, held at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. She has been elected to a two-year term as President.    

"I am deeply honoured by this election, particularly because the Society has only ever had one previous female president in 1992," said Professor Joshi.

"As President, I would like to entice more younger mathematicians to join the Society - especially those who join banks, government organisations or companies where they continue to do mathematics and modelling that is so essential to our economy, security and well-being."

The Australian Mathematical Society promotes mathematics in the general community, represents the interests of mathematicians to government, publishes mathematics journals and newsletters, holds professional conferences and seminars for mathematicians and provides awards in recognition of outstanding contributions to the mathematical sciences.

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