San Diego, CA–Stanford University’s Lexing Ying will receive the 2013 James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing.
Dr. Ying’s research, concerned with the design of fast and accurate numerical algorithms for fundamental problems in scientific computing, displays his exceptional skills as both mathematical analyst and computational scientist, combining ideas from approximation theory, probability, special functions theory, multiscale analysis and parallel computing. Dr. Ying has made outstanding contributions in many areas, including the rapid evaluation of oscillatory integral transforms, high frequency wave propagation and the computation of electron structure in metallic systems. Read the rest of this entry »
San Diego, CA—The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) are pleased to announce Margaret Cheney of Colorado State University and Naval Postgraduate School as the 2013 AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer.
Dr. Cheney is being bestowed this honor in recognition of her broad line of research that is coupling disparate radar solutions in ways previously unrecognized. Her application of Microlocal Analysis to high-frequency radar scattering, a method largely unknown to the radar community, has proven to be especially relevant to the problems of radar target detection, tracking and imaging. Read the rest of this entry »
San Diego, CA–The W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics, first awarded in 1994, recognizes outstanding work in, or other contributions to, the broadly defined areas of differential equations and control theory.
The 2013 Reid Prize goes to Tyrone Duncan, a professor of mathematics at the University of Kansas, for his fundamental contributions to nonlinear filtering, stochastic control, and the relation between probability and geometry.
The prize, endowed by the late Mrs. Idalia Reid to honor her husband, William T. Reid, and to celebrate his love of mathematics, has been given annually since 2000, and may be awarded either for a single notable achievement or a collection of such achievements. Read the rest of this entry »
This prize is the highest honor awarded by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
San Diego, CA–Stanley Osher of University of California, Los Angeles, is awarded the 2013 John von Neumann Lecture in recognition of his extraordinarily influential and wide-ranging contributions to the computational sciences and engineering.
Dr. Osher will receive his award and present the associated prize lecture at the SIAM Annual Meeting to be held July 8-12 at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego, California. Read the rest of this entry »
SIAM in DC
- SIAM Sends Advocacy Letter to Protect the Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program
- SIAM Committee on Science Policy Holds Spring Meeting in Washington, DC
- SIAM Signs on to Community Advocacy Letter to Bolster Federal Information Technology Research
News from the Hill
- Policy Update: House Armed Services Committee Approves FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Act
- Policy Update: House Appropriations Committee Advances FY 2014 Defense Bill with Strong Support for S&T Programs
Federal Agency News
- NIH: Update on Big Data to Knowledge Implementation
- NSF: NSF to Host Ideas Lab to Foster Transformative Approaches to Teaching and Learning
- NIH: New NIGMS Director Named
- Policy Update: Outlook for Proposed Federal STEM Education Consolidation
[Report prepared by Lewis-Burke Associates LLC]
The math camp, conducted by the Potsdam, New York-based Clarkson University to encourage and motivate 7th- and 8th–grade female students to enhance and embrace their math and science skills, has chosen this year’s M3 Challenge problem, “Waste Not, Want Not: Putting Recyclables in Their Place” as its engineering project. M3 Challenge is a high school applied math contest organized by SIAM in partnership with The Moody’s Foundation. You can read more about it here.
The bright and talented middle school participants will tackle the problem as part of the Horizons II math and science program, which enables female students to utilize their strengths in STEM fields through positive, interactive and team-building experiences.
Clarkson University Professor Kathleen Fowler, who co-wrote the M3 Challenge problem, will speak to participants during the introduction of the project next month. Horizons has encouraged female students to pursue mathematical and scientific problems and experiences both in and out of the classroom since 1988. Read more about the program here.
Read more about this year’s M3 Challenge problem here.
Lewis-Burke Associates LLC – June 6, 2013
The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) has released a solicitation for an Ideas Lab, titled “Data-Intensive Research to Improve Teaching and Learning,” to utilize large data sets to foster transformative approaches to teaching and learning. This Ideas Lab workshop will be held on October 7-11, 2013.
The Data-Intensive Research to Improve Teaching and Learning Ideas Lab has a stated goal of fostering “novel, transformative, multidisciplinary approaches that address the use of large data sets to create actionable knowledge for improving STEM teaching and learning environments (formal and informal) in the medium term, and to revolutionize learning in the longer term.” Through bringing together a range of experts including learning scientists, STEM disciplinary experts, computer scientists, mathematicians, database experts, and educational researchers, NSF hopes to produce approaches to using data “to help educators respond more effectively to the learning needs of individuals and groups of learners in multiple settings.” Read the rest of this entry »
SIAM Undergraduate Research Online, SIAM’s web-based publication often referred to as SIURO, publishes outstanding undergraduate research in applied and computational mathematics. Two types of articles can be found in SIURO: papers to which undergraduates have made a significant contribution, and expository (survey) papers of high quality written by a faculty member or researcher for an undergrad audience.
The latest five papers published last month in SIURO provide insights into a breadth of topics from finding a needle in a haystack and iterative games to the spread of a rumor. Read the rest of this entry »
Philadelphia, PA—The first few hours to days following exposure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can be of critical importance in determining if infection occurs in a patient. But the low numbers of viruses and infected cells at this stage makes it very difficult to study these events in humans or animal models.
Theoretical mathematical models can help analyze viral dynamics in this early phase, and hence offer insights into therapeutic and prevention strategies, as evidenced by a paper published last month in the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics.
In a paper titled Stochastic Analysis of Pre- and Postexposure Prophylaxis against HIV Infection, authors Jessica Conway, Bernhard Konrad, and Daniel Coombs present theoretical models of HIV dynamics immediately following exposure to the virus, thus providing a method to study infection and treatment at these early stages, as well as come up with preemptive strategies for prevention. Read the rest of this entry »