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Archive for December 2010

New SIAG Officers elected

SIAM is pleased to announce the election results for its activity groups. We would like to express our thanks to everyone who stood for election and to those who participated. It is indeed a great honor to be chosen to run for office.

Please continue reading to get an introduction to the affiliations and research interests of the newly-elected officers, who will serve a two-year term starting January 1, 2011.

SIAG on Geosciences

Malgorzata Peszynska, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Oregon State University will be the new Chair of SIAG Geosciences. Professor Peszynska’s research is in the area of mathematical and computational modeling of flow and transport in porous media, and other similar phenomena defined by nonlinear coupled PDEs with highly heterogeneous and multiscale data.

Ivan Yotov of the University of Pittsburgh has been elected as the SIAG’s Vice Chair. A Professor of Mathematics, Dr. Yotov’s research interests include numerical analysis and solution of PDEs, in addition to large scale scientific computing that has applications in fluid flow and transport.

Jennifer Niessner, a private docent at the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, has been elected as Secretary for SIAG Geosciences. She studies multi-scale, multi-physics, numerical models for flow and transport in porous media. Read the rest of this entry »

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