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.
A professor of mathematics at Stanford University, Dr. Ying’s research interests are in applied and computational mathematics. He received a Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship in 2007 and an NSF Career award in 2009.
Established in 1979, the James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing is awarded for research in, or other contributions to, numerical analysis and scientific computing during the six years preceding the award. The prize is given to encourage and award early career contributors in the field.
Dr. Ying will deliver the prize lecture titled, “Interpolative Decomposition and Novel Operator Factorizations” at the SIAM Annual Meeting to be held July 8-12 at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego, California. The lecture will take place in the Town & Country room at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 11. He will receive his award at the Prizes and Awards Luncheon to be held on Tuesday, July 9, in the Golden Ballroom.
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