Clyde Martin is the Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Mathematics at Texas Tech University (TTU) where he has developed a distinguished career. He has collaborated with engineers and scientists in a number of areas including aeronautics, agriculture, bioengineering, economics, epidemiology, plant science, soil physics and water management on a variety of scientific topics. Martin is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, a Fellow of the American Statistics Association, and an elected member of the International Statistics Institute. In 2001 he received an honorary doctorate for his work in engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm Sweden. He has received distinguished alumni awards from both Emporia State University and the University of Wyoming. He has worked extensively with colleagues in Europe, Japan and China. At TTU, he has directed more than 120 students to advanced degrees and has published more than 400 papers in a variety of disciplines. Also at TTU, he established the Institute for the Mathematics of the Life Sciences and led the largest control theory program in a mathematics department in the United States.
In 2012-2013 Martin served as a science advisor in the United States Department of State primarily in the Secretaries’ Office of Global Food Security. His main area of focus was science and technology and research and development as they relate to food and nutrition security, especially within the United States’ global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future, and the G-8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. Related to these initiatives, Martin conducted an in-depth study of indexed insurance and other micro financing issues and their mitigating effects on drought and other natural events that affect the welfare of subsistence farmers, particularly in Africa and Latin America.
Martin received his BS from what is now known as Emporia State University and his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Wyoming.