Associate Vice President, Research Computing
Terry L. Herdman was appointed to the position of Associate Vice President for Research Computing at Virginia Tech, August 2005. He is responsible for advocacy, planning, funding, and organization of research computing campus-wide. He reports to Dr. Scott Midkiff, Vice President for Information Technology, and Dr. Daniel Sui, Vice President for Research and Innovation.
Terry earned graduate degrees, mathematics masters 1970 and PhD 1974, form the University of Oklahoma. His Ph.D. advisor was Professor W.T. Reid (of the Reid Prize given by SIAM). Terry holds the title of Professor of Mathematics at Virginia Tech.
Terry's research interest are in modeling, analysis, parameter identification and approximations for systems governed by Volterra and Functional Differential Equations. His research has been funded by Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He has served as the major professor for 9 Ph.D. students, has directed 8 masters' theses and 15 masters' projects. Terry is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Integral Equations and Applications.
Terry is one of three co-founders of the Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Mathematics (ICAM) at Virginia Tech. He has served as the Director of ICAM for 20 years. He directed Virginia Tech's undergraduate program in applied and computational mathematics at the Blacksburg Campus and the graduate program in interdisciplinary applied mathematics at Virginia Tech's Northern Virginia Campus. He served six years as Vice President for Education for the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and is currently a member of the SIAM Education Committee and co - directs the SIAM Visiting Lecturers Program. Terry is a member of the Board of Governors for Mu Alpha Theta. He serves as the Virginia Tech liaison to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and is a member of the Council for Oak Ridge Associated Universities.