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Brief Biography of H.T.Banks


Professional Career

Dr. Banks has published over 400 papers in applied mathematics and engineering journals, has graduated 35 Ph.D. students, has directed more than 36 postdocs, has written four books, and edited several others. He served two terms (1979-1981; 1986-1989) as Managing Editor of the SIAM J. Control and Optimization and two terms (1982-1985) as SIAM Vice President - Publications. He served two terms (1997-2002) on the SIAM Board of Trustees, and served four years as Chair of that Board. Between 1980 and 2000, he has served as Editor for the Journal of Mathematical Biology, as well as on numerous national advisory panels. From 1980 to 2002, he served as Scientific Consultant to the Institute of Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE), at NASA Langley Research Center and was named Associate Member of ICASE in 1985. During the past 20 years, he has received funding from ARO, AFOSR and NSF and served as a consultant to industrial research groups.

Dr. Banks received his Ph. D. in Applied Mathematics, under the direction of L.D. Berkovitz, from Purdue University in 1967. He joined the faculty at University of Southern California after serving 22 years in the Division of Applied Mathematics at Brown University. At University of Southern California he was the founder and first Director of the Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences. In January 1992, he accepted his current position at North Carolina State University. In 1994, he founded the NCSU Industrial Applied Mathematics Program.

He has held visiting or honorary professorships at universities in France, Austria and the United States. He currently serves on the editorial board of Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, International Journal of Mathematical Modeling, Matematica Aplicada e Computacional, Applied Mathematics Letters, Inverse Problems, Journal of Inverse and Ill-posed Problems, Journal of Computation and Numerical Analysis and Applications, International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Comm. in Applied Analysis, and also Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics. Among numerous honors, he was the recipient of the 1996 IEEE-CSS Control Systems Technology Award, Purdue University Distinguished Alumni Award (1998), and the W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Applied Mathematics (2002).

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