Who's Who Humanitarian

Robert M. Fossum, PhD

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: University of Illinois
Location: Chetek, Wisconsin, United States


  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (fellow)
  • American Mathematical Society (fellow) (associate secretary Central Section, 1983-1987) (secretary, 1989-1999)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (lifetime member, 2021)
  • Det Kongelig Norske Videnskabers Selskab, National Science Section (fellow)
  • Heimskringla (Urbana)
  • Institute Algebraic Meditation (secretary)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior)
  • Nordmanns Forbundet
  • Norwegian America Genealogy Center Naeseth Library (advisory committee member, 2009-present)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Sigma Pi Sigma
  • Sigma Xi
  • Society Advancement Scandinavian Studies
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • Sons of Norway
  • St. Olaf College
  • Tronderlag of America (president, 2008-2013)
  • University of Michigan


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2021)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2021)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2021)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering,” Marquis Who’s Who (2016-2017, 2011-2012, 1994-2009)
  • Recipient, Alumni Achievement Award, St. Olaf College (2010)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Education,” Marquis Who’s Who (2006-2008)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Alumni Award, Northfield High School (2000)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the Midwest,” Marquis Who’s Who (2000-2016, 1992-1993)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (1995-2016)
  • Recipient, The DKNVS, The Royal Norwegian Academy of Arts of Sciences (1994)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (1987-2016)
  • Fulbright Fellow, University Oslo (1967-1968)
  • Honoree, Best Mathematics, Minnesota State Science Fair

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