Prizes and Awards
SIAM is pleased to announce William D. Gropp as the recipient of the 2014 SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing (SIAG/SC) Career Prize.
The prize, which is awarded biennially at the SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing, is given to an outstanding senior researcher who has held a PhD or equivalent degree for at least fifteen years, and has made broad and distinguished contributions to the field of algorithms research and development for parallel scientific and engineering computing.
Professor Gropp was awarded the prize for his excellence in research, contributions to numerical software for linear algebra, high-performance parallel and distributed computation, and exceptional service to the scientific community.
The Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Gropp’s research interests are in high performance scientific computing with particular emphasis on parallel computing, development of the message passing interface, and hierarchical numerical methods for the numerical solution of partial differential equations. Read the rest of this entry »
SIAM’s new President Elect L. Pamela Cook has been named Unidel Professor of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware.
The award is from the Unidel Foundation, which makes grants to finance projects to enrich educational programs at the University of Delaware. The foundation was established by Amy E. du Pont who supported women’s education in Delaware and bequeathed her estate to create the foundation.
Professor Cook chaired University of Delaware’s Department of Mathematical Sciences for nine years. She was also Chair of the University’s Commission on the Status of Women for six years.
Dr. Cook’s areas of research include viscoelastic fluid flows, perturbation analysis, fluid mechanics, and transonic aerodynamics, among other applications of mathematics.
She is a SIAM Fellow, and was elected SIAM President for 2015-16 in SIAM’s fall elections.
Please view the full release on the University of Delaware website.
According to the CRA Newsletter, Christopher Johnson has been named the recipient of the 2013 IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award for his work in scientific visualization and computing. Johnson is the founding director of the University of Utah’s Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute.
An active member of SIAM’s Activity Group on CS&E, Chris Johnson is a co-chair of the organizing committee for the next SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE15).
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.
Discover the math behind biologically-inspired robots at a free public event, on Wednesday, July 10, at 6:15 p.m. at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego.
San Diego, CA—Snails can move upside down, sideways, and backwards on almost any surface. Razor clams can dig and bury themselves in the sand with remarkable speed and agility. Swimming microorganisms are highly efficient molecular machines that rapidly propel themselves through dense fluids.
Nature might be the most innovative designer and engineer, with the world as a laboratory at its disposal. The amazing proficiency displayed by animals in crawling, swimming, flying, walking, and running—movements performed perfectly within the limits of the laws of physics—presents a natural observation ground for robotics and automation.
During a free public lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) on July 10 in San Diego, Professor Anette Hosoi of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will discuss how these natural mechanisms can be used to guide engineering design and develop state-of-the-art robots. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
President Obama presented the 2011 National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation on Friday. The highest awards given to scientists, engineers and inventors by the federal government, they were bestowed to twelve researchers in a ceremony in the White House East Room.
Mathematicians Solomon Golomb and Barry Mazur were among the recipients. Solomon Golomb is a SIAM member.
You can view a complete transcript and a video of President Obama’s remarks, along with award citations here.