Outstanding Research and Service Recognized at 2013 SIAM Annual Meeting

October 7, 2013

The following recipients of SIAM awards and prizes were recognized at the 2013 SIAM Annual Meeting and the SIAM Conference on Control and its Applications in San Diego on July 9.

I.E. Block Community Lecture. Anette Hosoi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "From Razor Clams to Robots: The Mathematics Behind Biologically Inspired Design."

AWM–SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture. Margaret Cheney, Colorado State University and Naval Postgraduate School, "Introduction to Radar Imaging."

Ralph E. Kleinman Prize. Anna C. Gilbert, University of Michigan.

W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics. Tyrone E. Duncan, University of Kansas, who gave a prize lecture titled "Solvability for Stochastic Control Problems."

SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory Prize.
Ricardo G. Sanfelice, University of Arizona, whose prize lecture was titled "Feedback Control of Hybrid Dynamical Systems: From Cells to Power Networks."

SIAG/CST Best SICON Paper Prize

2011 Recipients:
Jean-Pierre Raymond, Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse III), France, for "Feedback Stabilization of a Fluid–Structure Model," SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Volume 48, Issue 8 (2010).

Mou-Hsiung Chang, U.S. Army Research Office, Tao Pang, North Carolina State University, and Jiongmin Yong, University of Central Florida, for "Optimal Stopping Prob-lem for Stochastic Differential Equations with Random Coefficients," SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Volume 48, Issue 2 (2009).

2013 Recipients:

Francesco Bullo and Ruggero Carli, Uni-versity of California, Santa Barbara, and Paolo Frasca, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, for "Gossip Coverage Control for Robotic Networks: Dynamical Systems on the Space of Partitions," SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Volume 50, Issue 1 (2012).

Bernard Chazelle, Princeton University, for "The Total s-Energy of a Multiagent System," SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Volume 49, Issue 4 (2011).

SIAM Award in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling

Problem A, The Continuous Problem: "The Ultimate Brownie Pan"
Solution: "The Best Rounded Rectangle for Ultimate Brownies"
Students: Christopher Aicher, Tracy Babb, and Fiona Pigott
Faculty Adviser: Anne Dougherty
University of Colorado at Boulder.

Problem B, The Discrete Problem: "Water, Water, Everywhere"
Solution: "Quenching China's Thirst in 2025: A Min-Cost–Max-Flow Network Model"
Students: Pengfei Gao, Boshuo He, and Tianxin Zou
Faculty Adviser: Hao Wu
Tsinghua University, PRC.

Student Paper Prizes

Joscha Gedicke, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, for "An Adaptive Finite Element Eigenvalue Solver of Asymptotic Quasi-Optimal Computational Complexity," SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, Volume 50, Issue 3 (2012). (Co-Author: Carsten Carstensen, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany.)

Keiichi Morikuni, The Graduate University of Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan, for "Inner-Iteration Krylov Subspace Methods for Least Squares Problems," SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, Volume 34, Issue 1 (2013). (Co-Author: Ken Hayami, The Graduate University of Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan.)

Vladislav Voroninski, University of California, Berkeley, for "PhaseLift: Exact and Stable Signal Recovery from Magnitude Measurements via Convex Programming," Communications on Pure and Applied Math-
ematics, Volume 66, Issue 8 (2013). (Co-
Authors: Emmanuel Candès, Stanford Uni-versity, and Thomas Strohmer, University of California, Davis.)

Outstanding Paper Prizes
Andrew J. Bernoff, Harvey Mudd College, and Chad M. Topaz, Macalester College, for "A Primer of Swarm Equilibria," SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems, Volume 10, Issue 1 (2011), 212–250.

Daniel Kressner and Christine Tobler, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, for "Krylov Subspace Methods for Linear Systems with Tensor Product Structure," SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, Volume 31, Issue 4 (2010), 1688–1714.

Alexander V. Shapeev, University of Minnesota, for "Consistent Energy-Based Atomistic/Continuum Coupling for Two-Body Potentials in One and Two Dimensions, Multi-scale Modeling and Simulation, Volume 9, Issue 3 (2011), 905–932.

SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering

Linda R. Petzold, University of California, Santa Barbara.

SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession
Douglas N. Arnold, University of Minnesota.

The John von Neumann Lecture. Stanley Osher, University of California, Los Angeles, "What Sparsity and L1 Optimization Can Do For You."

James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing. Lexing Ying, Stanford University; he titled his lecture "Interpolative Decomposition and Novel Operator Factorizations."

2012 SIGEST Authors

Each issue of SIAM Review's SIGEST section features the slightly modified version of a paper originally published in one of SIAM's research journals. SIGEST papers are judged to be of exceptional quality and of potential significance to the entire SIAM community.

Péter Csorba, Cor A.J. Hurkens, and Gerhard J. Woeginger, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands, "The Alcuin Number of a Graph and Its Connections to the Vertex Cover Number," SIAM Review, Volume 54, Issue 1 (2012), 141–154; published originally in SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics.

Mark A. Peletier, TU Eindhoven, The Neth-erlands, and Giuseppe Savaré and Marco Veneroni, Universita di Pavia, Italy, "Chemical Reactions as Γ-Limit of Diffusion," SIAM Review, Volume 54, Issue 2 (2012), 327–352; published originally in SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis.

T.T. Ngo and Y. Saad, University of Minnesota, and M. Bellalij, Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambresis, France, "The Trace Ratio Optimization Problem," SIAM Review, Volume 54, Issue 3 (2012), 545–569; published originally in SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications.

L. Borcea, Rice University, F. Gonzalez del Cueto, Shell Oil Bellaire Technology Center, Houston, G. Papanicolaou, Stanford University, and C. Tsogka, University of Crete and IACM/FORTH, "Filtering Deterministic Layer Effects in Imaging," SIAM Review, Volume 54, Issue 4 (2012), 757–798; published originally in Multiscale Modeling and Simulation.

SIAM Fellows, Class of 2013

Randolph E. Bank, University of California, San Diego
Kaushik Bhattacharya, California Institute of Technology
Jerry L. Bona, University of Illinois at Chicago
Oscar P. Bruno, California Institute of Tech-nology
John A. Burns, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Raymond Honfu Chan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Andrew R. Conn, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Benoit Couet, Schlumberger-Doll Research Center
Timothy A. Davis, University of Florida
Qiang Du, Penn State University
Michael C. Ferris, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Christodoulos A. Floudas, Princeton University
Michel X. Goemans, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Andrew V. Goldberg, Microsoft Research
Alan Hastings, University of California, Davis
Sze-Bi Hsu, National Tsing Hua University
Shi Jin, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and University of Wisconsin–Madison
David Kinderlehrer, Carnegie Mellon University
Edgar Knobloch, University of California, Berkeley
C. David Levermore, University of Maryland, College Park
Marc Mangel, University of California, Santa Cruz
Hans G. Othmer, University of Minnesota
Haesun Park, Georgia Institute of Technology
Robert J. Plemmons, Wake Forest University
John Rinzel, New York University
Björn Sandstede, Brown University
Guillermo Sapiro, Duke University
Michael A. Saunders, Stanford University
Larry L. Schumaker, Vanderbilt University
Horst D. Simon, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Peter R. Turner, Clarkson University
Pauline van den Driessche, University of Victoria
James A. Yorke, University of Maryland, College Park.


SIAM president Irene Fonseca presented the 2013 SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory Prize to Ricardo G. Sanfelice of the University of Arizona, who was recognized for his "contributions to analysis and synthesis of hybrid feedback control systems."


Receiving best SICON paper prizes for 2013 were Francesco Bullo (left) and Ruggero Carli of the University of California, Santa Barbara; their co-author, Paolo Frasca of the Politechnico di Torina, is not pictured. The paper prizes, first awarded in 2009, were given in San Diego at this year's joint control conference and SIAM Annual Meeting.


Also honored with a 2013 paper prize was Bernard Chazelle of Princeton University.


Jean-Pierre Raymond (left) of Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse III), France, and Tao Pang of North Carolina State University received best SICON paper prizes for 2011 from Irene Fonseca at the prize lunch. Not pictured are Pang's co-authors, Mou-Hsiung Chang of the U.S. Army Research Office and Jiongmin Yong of the University of Central Florida.


Honored at the prize lunch with SIAM Outstanding Paper Prizes were, from left, Chad Topaz of Macalaster College and Andrew Bernoff of Harvey Mudd College; Daniel Kressner (middle) and Christine Tobler (not pictured) of Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; and Alexander V. Shapeev of the University of Minnesota. The SIAM Outstanding Paper Prizes, first awarded in 1999, are given for outstanding papers published in SIAM journals during the three years prior to the year in which awards are given. Papers are selected for their originality; preference is given to papers that take a fresh look at an existing field or open up new areas of applied mathematics.


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