Joyce McLaughlin, one of the founding members of the AIM Scientific Board, passed away on October 23, 2017. Joyce was the Ford Foundation Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute who made outstanding contributions to the field of nonlinear analysis with particular emphasis on inverse problems. She received many honors for her research and service in mathematics. All of us in the AIM community are grateful for her dedicated work as a member of our Scientific Board for more than 15 years.