Eitan Tadmor of the University of Maryland is the recipient of the 2015 Peter Henrici Prize.

The prize is awarded to Tadmor for his original, broad, and fundamental contributions to the applied and numerical analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations and their applications in areas such as fluid dynamics, image processing, and social dynamics.

Eitan Tadmor’s scientific achievements have had a significant impact on the theory and computational methods for nonlinear hyperbolic PDEs, including the kinetic formulation of conservation laws, the design of non-oscillatory central schemes, entropy stable schemes, edge detection, and spectral viscosity methods.

Tadmor is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland (UMD) at College Park and, since 2002, Director of the university’s Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM). He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Tel Aviv University in 1979.

Tadmor is well known for his contributions to the theory and computation of PDEs with diverse applications to shock waves, kinetic transport, incompressible flows, image processing, and self-organized collective dynamics. He is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

The Peter Henrici Prize winner receives a cash award of $5,000 and a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate. Tadmor will receive his award at the SIAM Prizes and Awards Luncheon, which will be held 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, at the 8^{th} International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2015) in Beijing, China, at the China National Convention Center.

He will deliver the associated prize lecture, “Mathematical aspects of collective dynamics: consensus, the emergence of leaders and social hydrodynamics,” on Tuesday, August 11, at 7:00 – 8:00pm in Ballroom C of the convention center.

The Peter Henrici Prize is awarded every four years jointly by ETH Zürich and SIAM for original contributions to applied analysis and numerical analysis and/or for exposition appropriate for applied mathematics and scientific computing. The award is intended to recognize broad and extended contributions to these subjects, more than a single outstanding work.

**About SIAM****
**The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an international society of more than 14,000 individual, academic and corporate members from 85 countries. SIAM helps build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology to solve real-world problems through publications, conferences, and communities like chapters, sections and activity groups. Learn more at siam.org.

Brown University’s George Em Karniadakis is the 2015 recipient of the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize.

Karniadakis is being recognized for his many outstanding contributions to applied mathematics in a broad range of areas, including computational fluid dynamics, spectral methods and stochastic modeling.

Karniadakis is Charles Pitts Robinson and John Palmer Barstow Professor of Applied Mathematics at Brown University. He received his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987. In addition to his affiliation at Brown, Karniadakis is also a research scientist at MIT’s Department of Ocean/Mechanical Engineering. He is a Fellow of SIAM, the American Physical Society, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and an Associated Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

His research interests include diverse topics in computational science both on algorithms and applications. A main current thrust is stochastic simulation, fractional PDEs, and multiscale modeling of physical and biological systems.

Karniadakis will receive a cash award of $5,000 and a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate at the SIAM Prizes and Awards Luncheon, which will be held 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, at the 8^{th} International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2015) in Beijing, China at the China National Convention Center.

Established in 1998, the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize is awarded to an individual for outstanding research, or other contributions, that bridge the gap between mathematics and applications. The prize may be given either for a single notable achievement or for a collection of such achievements, and is usually awarded for work that uses high-level mathematics and/or invents new mathematical tools to solve applied problems from engineering, science, and technology.

**About SIAM****
**The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an international society of more than 14,000 individual, academic and corporate members from 85 countries. SIAM helps build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology to solve real-world problems through publications, conferences, and communities like chapters, sections and activity groups. Learn more at siam.org.

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The AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture is awarded to highlight significant contributions of women to applied or computational mathematics.

This year, that honor goes to Linda J. S. Allen of Texas Tech University.

Allen is being recognized for outstanding contributions in ordinary differential equations, difference equations and stochastic models, with significant applications in the areas of infectious diseases and ecology.

Allen is the Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Texas Tech University. She received her Ph.D. in 1981 from the University of Tennessee. Since 1999, Allen has served as an adjunct professor at the Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech.

Allen’s research interests are in applied mathematics, mathematical biology, ordinary differential equations, and stochastic processes. Her contributions have impacted the fields of mathematical epidemiology and ecological modeling.

Allen will receive her award at the SIAM Prizes and Awards Luncheon at the 8^{th} International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2015) in Beijing, China next month. The luncheon will be held from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 13 at the China National Convention Center.

She will deliver her associated prize lecture, “Predicting Population Extinction, Disease Outbreaks and Species Invasions Using Branching Processes,” that evening from 7:00-8:00 pm in Ballroom C of the convention center.

The AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer receives a certificate signed by the Presidents of AWM and SIAM. The award was established jointly by the two organizations in 2002.

**About SIAM****
**The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an international society of more than 14,000 individual, academic and corporate members from 85 countries. SIAM helps build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology to solve real-world problems through publications, conferences, and communities like chapters, sections and activity groups. Learn more at siam.org.

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The 2015 SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession goes to Carlos Castillo-Chavez of Arizona State University.

Castillo-Chavez is being recognized for his extraordinary mentoring that has helped bring numerous underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students at all levels to the mathematical sciences; for his extensive research record in mathematical biology and epidemiology; for his distinguished service on numerous national committees and advisory boards at SIAM, the Mathematics Institutes, US National Science Foundation, US National Institutes of Health, and elsewhere; and for his lifelong commitment to successfully promoting diversity in the applied mathematics community.

Castillo-Chavez is Regents Professor and Joaquin Bustoz Jr. Professor of Mathematical Biology and Distinguished Sustainability Scientist at Arizona State University. He also serves as executive director of the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI), founding director of the Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center (MCMSC), executive director of the Institute for Strengthening the Understanding of Mathematics and Science (SUMS), and Director of STEM Programs for Underrepresented Minorities at ASU.

Castillo-Chavez received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1984. Prior to moving to ASU in 2004, he spent 18 years as a professor at Cornell University in the Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology. He is a Fellow of SIAM and the American Mathematical Society.

His research is at the interface of the mathematical and natural and social sciences with emphasis on the role of dynamic social landscapes in disease dispersal; environmental and social structures in dynamics of addiction and disease evolution; and dynamics of complex systems at the interface of ecology, epidemiology, and the social sciences.

The SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession, established in 1985, became an annual prize in 2003, and is awarded to an applied mathematician who has made distinguished contributions to the furtherance of applied mathematics on the national level.

The recipient of the SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession receives a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate.

Castillo-Chavez will receive his award at the SIAM Prizes and Awards Luncheon, which will be held 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, at the 8^{th} International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2015) in Beijing, China at the China National Convention Center.

**About SIAM****
**The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an international society of more than 14,000 individual, academic and corporate members from 85 countries. SIAM helps build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology to solve real-world problems through publications, conferences, and communities like chapters, sections and activity groups. Learn more at siam.org.

Gerhard Wanner of the University of Geneva is the 2015 recipient of the George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition.

Wanner is being honored primarily for the five books he has co-authored. They display deep mathematics, presented with elegance, enthusiasm, wit, scholarship, and much history. These books have uniquely delineated numerical ODEs (especially stiff equations) and geometric integration and created an historical perspective for the teaching and understanding of analysis and geometry.

Gerhard Wanner retired from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, in 2007, where he had been a full professor since 1976. He received his doctorate from the University of Innsbruck in 1965.

Wanner has served as president of the Section of Mathematics at the University of Geneva, and as secretary, vice-president and president of the Swiss Mathematical Society. He received the Peter Henrici Prize jointly with Ernst Hairer in 2003. His research interests are in numerical analysis, in particular, numerical methods for differential equations.

Wanner will receive an engraved medal and a cash award of $10,000 at the SIAM Prizes and Awards Luncheon at the 8^{th} International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2015) in Beijing, China next month. The luncheon will be held 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 13 at the China National Convention Center.

The George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition honors the renowned Hungarian mathematician and was created in 2013 to recognize Pólya’s legacy of effectively communicating mathematics. It is awarded every two years to an outstanding expositor of the mathematical sciences, either for a specific work or for the cumulative impact of multiple expository works that communicate mathematics effectively. The nature of the work may range from popular accounts of mathematics and mathematical discovery to pedagogy to systematic organization of mathematical knowledge. This is the first award of the prize.

**About SIAM****
**The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an international society of more than 14,000 individual, academic and corporate members from 85 countries. SIAM helps build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology to solve real-world problems through publications, conferences, and communities like chapters, sections and activity groups. Learn more at siam.org.

The Student Chapter of SIAM Magdeburg organized a workshop on “Applied Mathematics in Industry” on the 9th of June, 2015. The workshop was hold by the Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg and the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg. It focused on the applications of mathematics in industry and economy. In particular, it thematized real world applications. The two plenary talks were given by Dr. Melina Freitag, lecturer in Applied Mathematics at the University of Bath, UK, as well as Dr. Detlev Huser, independent contractor at SM&A in Irvine, CA, and owner of dh creative services in Syke, Germany. Moreover, four student talks covered a wide range of topics, including source detection of electrocadial signals, lake management, model predictive control for embedded systems and product development.

Guest speaker Dr. Melina Freitag gave an introduction to data assimilation in numerical weather prediction. She presented key data assimilation methods as currently used in practice and explained computational challenges.

Dr. Detlev Huser pointed out how research in (and for) space, especially under microgravity

conditions has influenced the life and technology on earth. He explained several examples from various research areas which consider physical science and life science and their terrestrial application potential.

Afterwards the audience was invited to join the chapter board and the speakers for

dinner and some fruitful discussions.

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Philadelphia, PA—Francis Clarke of Université Claude Bernard is the recipient of the 2015 W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize, awarded by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

Dr. Clarke has been awarded the Reid prize for his pioneering and influential work on the analysis of generalized derivatives and subdifferentials and for its applications in PDE optimization and control of nonsmooth systems.

Clarke received the award, a cash prize of $10,000 and an engraved medal, at the SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications, held July 8-10 in Paris, France. His associated prize lecture, “Definitions and Hypotheses and All That Stuff,” also delivered at the conference, was very well received.

A faculty member at Université Claude Bernard in Lyon, France, Clarke also holds a chair in mathematical control theory at L’Institut universitaire de France. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Clarke is a recipient of the Coxeter-James and Archambault research prizes, and a Killam Fellowship.

Clarke’s research interests lie in nonsmooth analysis (a term he coined), differential equations, control theory, the calculus of variations, and optimization, as well as modeling in various interdisciplinary areas.

Established by SIAM in 1993 to recognize outstanding work in, or other contributions to, the broadly defined areas of differential equations and control theory, the Reid Prize has been given annually since 2000, and may be awarded either for a single notable achievement or a collection of such achievements. The prize fund was endowed by the late Mrs. Idalia Reid to honor her husband.

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**About SIAM
**The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an international society of over 14,000 individual members, including applied and computational mathematicians and computer scientists, as well as other scientists and engineers. Members from 85 countries are researchers, educators, students, and practitioners in industry, government, laboratories, and academia. The Society, which also includes nearly 500 academic and corporate institutional members, serves and advances the disciplines of applied mathematics and computational science by publishing a variety of books and prestigious peer-reviewed research journals, by conducting conferences, and by hosting activity groups in various areas of mathematics. SIAM provides many opportunities for students including regional sections and student chapters. Further information is available at www.siam.org.

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**Philadelphia, PA—** The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is pleased to announce that Jennifer Tour Chayes of Microsoft is the 2015 John von Neumann Lecturer.

The flagship lecture, the highest honor awarded by SIAM, was established in 1959 in honor of the Hungarian-American mathematician after whom the prize is named. The lecture is awarded for outstanding and distinguished contributions to the field of applied mathematical sciences and for the effective communication of these ideas to the community.

The 2015 John von Neumann Lecture is awarded to Dr. Chayes for her leadership in the research community, as well as her seminal contributions to the study of phase transitions in both mathematical physics and the theory of computing. As co-founder, Managing Director and Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research New England and Microsoft Research New York City, she has gone on to tackle network models and algorithms, algorithmic game theory, and computational biology; through her multiple leadership roles, she continues to inspire and innovate.

Chayes co-founded Microsoft Research New England in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2008, and Microsoft Research New York City in 2012. Before joining Microsoft in 1997, she was for many years a professor of mathematics at University of California, Los Angeles.

Chayes received her B.A. in biology and physics at Wesleyan University and her Ph.D. in mathematical physics from Princeton University. She did her postdoctoral work in the mathematics and physics departments at Harvard and Cornell.

“In many senses, winning this award represents recognition for my rather unconventional path, from biology to physics to computer science to social sciences and back to biomedical sciences, always inspired by the beauty and utility of the underlying mathematics,” said Chayes. “Along the way, my work was unified by developing and applying the mathematics of networks, so I also see this as recognition of network science as a new branch of applied mathematics.”

Chayes has twice been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, AMS, and the Fields Institute, and an Elected Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her research areas include phase transitions in discrete mathematics and computer science, structural and dynamical properties of self-engineered networks, graph algorithms, algorithmic game theory, and computational biology.

Chayes will receive her award, an honorarium of $5,000 and a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate, at the 8^{th} International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2015) in Beijing, China in August. The SIAM Prizes & Awards Luncheon will be held Thursday, August 13 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at the China National Convention Center.

Chayes will deliver the associated prize lecture “Once upon a graph: How to get from now to then in massive networks” on Wednesday, August 12, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Room 74 of the convention center.

“My work in both mathematical physics and the theory of computing, as well as in applications to the social sciences and the biomedical sciences, has been driven by understanding the structure and behavior of random (often self-organized) networks, and the phase transitions that occur in such networks,” Chayes explained. “Remarkably, the perspectives of phase transitions and network science have allowed us to develop and apply similar models, mathematical analyses, and algorithms to apparently widely divergent areas like computer networks and cancer genomics.”

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**About SIAM
**The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an international society of over 14,000 individual members, including applied and computational mathematicians and computer scientists, as well as other scientists and engineers. Members from 85 countries are researchers, educators, students, and practitioners in industry, government, laboratories, and academia. The Society, which also includes nearly 500 academic and corporate institutional members, serves and advances the disciplines of applied mathematics and computational science by publishing a variety of books and prestigious peer-reviewed research journals, by conducting conferences, and by hosting activity groups in various areas of mathematics. SIAM provides many opportunities for students including regional sections and student chapters. Further information is available at www.siam.org.

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Anyone who has ever been to a scientific or technical meeting knows the value of attending one: advancing research; learning about the latest in the field; networking with peers and other professionals; finding collaborators, students, and mentors; and participating in scientific discussions, to name just a few of the benefits.

While we know of the many and varied advantages of scientific meetings, it’s time to convince federal policymakers of the same. Since 2012, federal science agency employees and contractors have been subject to significant regulations and burdensome approval processes stipulated by government-wide policies. It has been shown by the Government Accountability Office and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy that this has reduced overall conference participation by scientists and researchers at government agencies.

In order to help spotlight this issue, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has launched a campaign to elicit anecdotes that highlight the important role of STEM conferences from participants such as yourself. This is part of a larger community advocacy to loosen conference travel restrictions.

Most researchers at government agencies and those working in Capitol Hill believe that those making the decisions often don’t understand the value of science and technology conferences, and how they’re different from other types of meetings. This campaign is an effort to reverse that: to collect stories of personal experiences and the information necessary to tell policymakers about conferences that involve their constituents or that take place in their districts or states.

The AAAS webpage with a call for stories, background information, and a link to the submission page can be found at http://www.aaas.org/call-for-conference-stories.

Submissions will be vetted before being made public either on the web or in letters.

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