Professor Gunther Uhlmann of the University of California, Irvine and the University of Washington was awarded the 2011 Ralph E. Kleinman Prize for his insightful and deep contributions to the theory of inverse problems.
Established in 1998, the Ralph E. Kleinman prize is awarded every other year by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) for notable research or other contributions that help bridge the gap between mathematics and applications. It rewards work that uses high-level mathematics or invents new mathematical tools to solve relevant problems in engineering, science, and technology.
Having earned his Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 1976, Dr. Uhlmann is currently University of California Irvine Excellence in Teaching Chair in Mathematics and Walker Family Endowed Professor in Mathematics at the University of Washington. He received a cash award of $5,000 and a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate as part of the award, and was recognized at the CAIMS/Mprime/SIAM Awards Lunch on Thursday, July 21, at the 7th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2011) held last week in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Dr. Uhlmann’s work is distinguished by its mathematical beauty and relevance to important inverse problems in medical imaging and seismic prospecting. Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009, he shared the AMS Bôcher Memorial Prize in 2011 and is a Class of 2010 SIAM Fellow.
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