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Assyr Abdulle receives Germund Dahlquist Prize

Professor Assyr Abdulle of École Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, has been awarded the 2013 Germund Dahlquist Prize.

This major biennial prize, awarded for original contributions to fields associated with Germund Dahlquist, especially the numerical solution of differential equations and numerical methods for scientific computing, is administered and sponsored by SIAM.

The prize was awarded at the International Conference on Scientific Computation and Differential Equations (SciCADE 2013), being held this week in Valladolid, Spain.

Professor Abdulle presented a plenary lecture associated with the award, entitled, “From Darcy to wave equations: a few examples of numerical homogenization”.  He delivered the lecture and received a certificate and a cash prize of $1,000 on Monday, September 16.

Abdulle is being recognized for research contributions to the numerical analysis of stiff ordinary differential equations, to multiscale methods for partial and stochastic differential equations and to the implementation of numerical algorithms to problems in chemistry and biology. The citation states that his work demonstrates the best in numerical analysis, from the design of novel numerical algorithms to their rigorous mathematical analysis to an ingenious implementation in a range of important applications.

Abdulle is full Professor of Mathematics at EPFL and holds the Chair of Computational Mathematics and Numerical Analysis (ANMC) at the Mathematics Institute of Computational Science and Engineering (MATHICSE). His research interests are in numerical methods, modeling and numerical analysis of multiscale partial differential equations, and stiff stochastic differential equations.

To learn more about the award, visit the prize page. View details on SciCADE 2013.

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