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Pamela Cook

Pamela Cook

Leslie Pamela Cook-Ioannidis (born c. 1945) is an American mathematician, the Unidel Professor of Mathematical Sciences and Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware.[1] She was the president of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) for 2015–2016.[2] Her research concerns fluid dynamics.[1]

L. Pamela Cook
Leslie Pamela Cook

c. 1945 (age 7677)
Alma materUniversity of Rochester
Cornell University
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Delaware
ThesisThe Asymptotic Behavior as of the Solution to on a Rectangle (1971)
Doctoral advisorGeoffrey S. S. Ludford

Education and career

Cook earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester in 1967, and a master's and a Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1969 and 1971, respectively.[3] Her dissertation, The Asymptotic Behavior as of the Solution to on a Rectangle, was supervised by Geoffrey Stuart Stephen Ludford.[4]

After visiting positions at Cornell and the California Institute of Technology, she joined the faculty of the University of California, Los Angeles in 1973. She moved to Delaware in 1983.[5] At the University of Delaware, she was chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences for nine years before becoming associate dean of engineering. She also served as chair of the university's Commission on the Status of Women.[1]

Contributions and recognition

With Julian Cole, she is the author of the book Transonic Aerodynamics (North-Holland, 1986).[6][7]

She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of SIAM.[1]


  1. "Pamela Cook named Unidel Professor of Mathematical Sciences", UDaily, University of Delaware, November 20, 2013, retrieved 2017-07-04
  2. Presidents of SIAM, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, retrieved 2017-07-04
  3. Home page, University of Delaware, retrieved 2017-07-04
  4. Pamela Cook at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  5. Professional experience, University of Delaware, retrieved 2017-07-04
  6. Hafez, M. (February 1988), "Book Review: Transonic Aerodynamics by J.D. Cole and L.P. Cook", AIAA Journal, 26 (2): 250–251, doi:10.2514/3.48760
  7. Cheng, H. K. (June 1989), "Transonic Aerodynamics (J. D. Cole and L. P. Cook)", SIAM Review, 31 (2): 336–338, doi:10.1137/1031070, JSTOR 2030446
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