Sigal Gottlieb, PhD

Chancellor Professor



PhD, Brown University, 1998

Sc.M, Brown University, 1995

Sc.B, Brown University, 1993


Sigal Gottlieb is a computational mathematician who received her PhD from the Division of Applied Mathematics at Brown University in 1998. She joined UMassD in 1999 as an Assistant Professor in the department of mathematics, was awarded tenure and promoted to  Associate Professor in 2004, Professor in 2008, and Chancellor Professor in 2019.

Professor Gottlieb is known internationally as an expert in strong-stability-preserving time discretizations and other schemes for the simulation of hyperbolic partial differential equations. She has published two books and over 35 research papers in peer-reviewed journals of high caliber. Her papers have over 6800 citations, with her top two papers having approximately 2000 citations each.  Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. She has served on the editorial boards of several prestigious journals, and as Deputy Director at the NSF-funded Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) hosted by Brown University. In recognition of her expertise and impact on the field, Professor Gottlieb was selected as a Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in 2019 and as a Fellow of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) in 2021.