## 2006 Prizes and Awards Luncheon

SIAM Annual Meeting

July 11, 2006

Prizes, awards, and special lectures are shown in alphabetical order.

**I. E. Block Community Lecture**

The I. E. Block Community Lecture was instituted in 1995 to encourage public appreciation of the excitement and vitality of applied mathematics by reaching out as broadly as possible to students, teachers, and members of the local community, as well as to SIAM members, researchers, and practitioners in fields related to applied and computational mathematics. The lecture is open to the public and is named in honor of I. Edward Block, a founder of SIAM who served as its Managing Director for nearly 20 years.

2006 Lecturer: **Simon A. Levin**

Princeton
University

Title of Lecture: **Individual Choices, Cooperation
and the Global Commons: Mathematical**

** Challenges
in Uniting Ecology and Socioeconomics for a Sustainable **

** Environment**

Wednesday,
July 12, 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.

The
Castle at Park Plaza

Photo: SIAM President Martin Golubitsky with I.E. Block Community
Lecturer, Simon Levin

**Simon
Levin** received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the
University of Maryland, College Park, in 1964 and joined the faculty
of Cornell University. In 1985, he was appointed the Charles A. Alexander
Professor of Biological Sciences at Cornell. In 1992, he joined the faculty
of Princeton University as the George M. Moffett Professor of Biology.
He is the founding director of the Princeton Environmental Institute.
He is a member of the U. S. National Academy of Sciences and a fellow
of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received numerous
honors and awards, most recently (2005) receiving the prestigious Kyoto
Prize awarded by the Inamori Foundation.

Levin is a theoretical ecologist who examines the dynamics of populations and communities; spatial heterogeneity and problems of scale; evolutionary ecology; and the application of ecological principles to achieving a sustainable future for humanity. He is especially interested in the self-organization of ecosystems from individual interactions, and in the interface between ecology and economics.

Previous Lecturers:

- Phillip A. Griffiths (1995) *
- Charles Van Loan (1995) *
- William F. Ballhaus, Jr. (1996) *
- Brian Rosen (1996) *
- Joseph B. Keller (1997)
- Robert C. Merton (1998)
- Richard A. Tapia (1999)
- James A. Sethian (2000)
- Steven H. Strogatz (2001)
- Christoph Bregler (2002)
- William J. Cook (2003)
- Michael B. Ray (2004)
- Christopher R. Johnson (2005)

**The I. E. Block Lecture (Phillip A. Griffiths and William F. Ballhaus,
Jr.) was merged with the Community Lecture (Charles Van Loan and Brian
Rosen) in 1997.*

*The I. E. Block Community Lecturer receives a $1,500 honorarium and
an engraved clock.*

**Julian Cole Lectureship**

Established in 2001 with funds contributed by the students, friends, colleagues, and family of Julian Cole, the prize is awarded for an outstanding contribution to the mathematical characterization and solution of a challenging problem in the physical or biological sciences, or in engineering, or for the development of mathematical methods for the solution of such problems. The lectureship may be awarded to any member of the scientific or engineering community.

2006 Lecturer: **Michael J. Shelley**

Courant
Institute of Mathematical Sciences

New
York University

Title of Lecture: **Bodies Interacting With and Through
Fluids**

Wednesday,
July 12, 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Imperial
Ballroom

Photo: Julian Cole Lecturer Michael Shelley accepts his certificate from
SIAM President Martin Golubitsky

__Citation__: Michael J. Shelley's work, like that of Julian
D. Cole, whom we honor, emphasizes mathematical modeling and scientific
computation in fluid dynamics and other fields. He has worked collaboratively
with many individuals, making significant advances in our understanding
of basic phenomena from multicomponent fluids and multiphase materials
to neuronal activity in the visual cortex.

**Michael J. Shelley** received his B.A. in Mathematics
from the University of Colorado in 1981, and his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics
from the University of Arizona in 1985. He was then a postdoctoral
fellow in the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton
University, following which he joined the mathematics faculty at the
University of Chicago and where he was also an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow. In
1992, he joined the Courant Institute at New York University, where he
is presently Professor of Mathematics and Neuroscience, and Co-Director
of the Applied Mathematics Laboratory. He was previously an NSF
Presidential Young Investigator, and received the Francois N. Frenkiel
Award of the American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics, in
1998. His research interests include the mathematical modeling,
analysis, and simulation of flow-body interactions and of complex fluids,
often done in close connection with laboratory studies, as well as in
understanding elements of visual perception, again using modeling and
simulation, of the neuronal network dynamics of the primary visual cortex.

Previous Lecturer:

- Stephen Jonathan Chapman (2002)

*The Julian Cole Lecturer receives a cash prize of $1,000 and a framed,
hand-calligraphed certificate. *

**George B. Dantzig Prize**** **

The prize, established in 1979, is awarded jointly by the Mathematical Programming Society (MPS) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The prize is awarded for original research, which by its originality, breadth and scope, is having a major impact on the field of mathematical programming.

2006 Recipient: **Éva
Tardos**

** **Cornell
University

Photo: Éva Tardos, recipient of the George B. Dantzig Prize, with SIAM
President Martin Golubitsky

__Citation__: For her deep and wide-ranging contributions to
mathematical programming, including the first strongly polynomial-time
algorithm for minimum-cost flows, several other variants of network flows,
integer programming, submodularity, circuit complexity, scheduling, approximation
algorithms, and combinatorial auctions.

**Éva Tardos** received her Ph.D. at Eötvös
University in Budapest, Hungary in 1984. After teaching at Eötvös
and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. she joined Cornell in
1989. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,
an ACM Fellow, was a Guggenheim Fellow, a Packard Fellow, a Sloan Fellow;
an NSF Presidential Young Investigator; and has received the Fulkerson
Prize in 1988. She is the editor of several journals including *SIAM
Journal on Computing*, *Journal of the ACM*, and *Combinatorica*.

Tardos’ research interest focuses on the design and analysis of efficient methods for combinatorial-optimization problems on graphs or networks. Such problems arise in many applications such as vision, and the design, maintenance, and management of communication networks. She is mostly interested in fast combinatorial algorithms that provide provably optimal or close-to optimal results. She is most known for her work on network-flow algorithms, approximation algorithms for network flows, cut, and clustering problems. Her recent work focuses on algorithmic game theory, an emerging new area of designing systems and algorithms for selfish users.

Previous Recipients:

- 1982 Michael Powell and R. T. Rockafellar
- 1985 Ellis Johnson and Manfred Padberg
- 1988 Michael J. Todd
- 1991 Martin Grötschel and Arkady S. Nemirovsky
- 1994 Roger J-B Wets and Claude Lemarechal
- 1997 Roger Fletcher and Stephen M. Robinson
- 2000 Yurii Nesterov
- 2003 Jong-Shi Pang and Alexander Schrijver

*The recipient of the George B. Dantzig Prize receives $4,000 and a framed,
hand-calligraphed certificate.*

**Richard C. DiPrima Prize**

Established in 1986, the prize is awarded to a young scientist who has done outstanding research in applied mathematics (defined as those topics covered by SIAM journals) and who has completed his/her doctoral dissertation and completed all other requirements for his/her doctorate during the period running from three years prior to the award date to one year prior to the award date.

The prize, proposed by Gene H. Golub during his term as SIAM President, is funded by contributions from students, friends, colleagues, and family of the late Richard C. DiPrima, former SIAM President.

2006 Recipient: **Xinwei Yu**

California
Institute of Technology

Currently: CAM
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics

University
of California, Los Angeles

Photo: SIAM President Martin Golubitsky presents the Richard C. DiPrima
Prize to Xinwei Yu

__Citation__: For his dissertation, “Localized Non-Blowup
Conditions for 3D Incompressible Euler Flows and Related Equations," in
which he obtains new necessary conditions for blowup of solutions of
the three-dimensional incompressible Euler equations.

**Xinwei Yu** is currently CAM Assistant Professor at University
of California, Los Angeles. He received his Ph.D. in Applied and Computational
Mathematics from California Institute of Technology in 2005, an M.S.
in Computational Mathematics and a B.S. in Mathematics from Peking University,
China, in 2000 and 1997, respectively. His research interests are in
singularity problems in fluid dynamics and related problems.

Previous Recipients:

- Mary E. Brewster (1988)
- Anne Bourlioux and Robin Carl Young (1992)
- Stephen Jonathan Chapman (1994)
- David Paul Williamson (1996)
- Bart De Schutter (1998)
- Keith Lindsay (2000)
- Gang Hu (2002)
- Diego Dominici (2004)

*There was no award given in 1990.*

*The recipient of the Richard C. DiPrima Prize receives
$1,000 and a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate.*

### AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture

Established in 2002, this lecture is given annually at the SIAM Annual Meeting. The lecture is intended to highlight significant contributions of women to applied or computational mathematics.

2006 Lecturer: **Irene Fonseca**

Carnegie
Mellon University

Title of Lecture: **New Challenges in the Calculus
of Variations**

Monday,
July 10, 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Imperial
Ballroom

Photo: Irene Fonseca (center) poses with SIAM President Martin Golubitsky
and AWM President Barbara Keyfitz

__Citation__: In recognition of her fundamental contributions
and leadership in analysis and applied mathematics, especially in nonlinear
partial differential equations and the calculus of variations. With
applications from materials science to image reconstruction, her work
includes nearly 100 papers which have set new directions and challenges. Her
notable service record includes boards of several major institutes, international
meetings, and publication and professional societies. She has initiated
programs to attract young researchers, and her former postdocs and students
can be found at distinguished institutions. She is an inspiration
to the entire mathematics community, especially to the women's mathematics
community.

**Irene Fonseca** is the Director of the (NSF funded) Center
for Nonlinear Analysis in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at
Carnegie Mellon University, whose primary focus is the nonlinear behavior
of novel man-made materials and related issues in analysis and computation.
Her research program includes the mathematical study of shape memory
alloys, ferroelectric, magnetic and magnetostrictive materials, composites,
liquid crystals, thin films, phase transitions, and image segmentation
in computer vision. She received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics
from the University of Lisbon, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Mathematics
from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. In 1997, she received
the Grande Oficial da Ordem Militar de Sant'Iagoda da Espada, bestowed
by the President of Portugal, and, in 2004, the Women of Distinction
Award in Mathematics and Technology.

Previous Lecturers:

- Linda R. Petzold (2003)
- Joyce R. McLaughlin (2004)
- Ingrid Daubechies (2005)

*The AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer receives a certificate signed
by the Presidents of AWM and SIAM.*

**Lagrange Prize in Continuous Optimization**

The prize, established in 2002, is awarded jointly by the Mathematical Programming Society (MPS) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The prize is awarded for outstanding works in the area of continuous optimization. Judging of works will be based primarily on their mathematical quality, significance, and originality. Clarity and excellence of the exposition and the value of the work in practical applications may be considered as secondary attributes.

2006 Recipients: **Roger Fletcher**, University
of Dundee, Scotland

**Sven
Leyffer**, Argonne National Laboratory

**Philippe
L. Toint**, University of Namur, Belgium

** **for
the papers:** **

**Nonlinear
Programming Without A Penalty Function**

** **Roger
Fletcher and Sven Leyffer

*Mathematical
Programming,* 91 (2), pp. 239-269 (2002)

and

**On
the Global Convergence of a Filter-SQP Algorithm**

** **Roger
Fletcher, Sven Leyffer, and Philippe L. Toint

*SIAM** Journal
on Optimization*, Volume 13, pp. 44-59 (2002)

Photo: Lagrange Prize recipients Philippe Toint and Sven Leyffer (center) pose with selection committee chair Michael Todd (left) and SIAM President Martin Golubitsky. Prize recipient Roger Fletcher is not pictured

__Citation__: In the development of nonlinear programming over the
last decade, an outstanding new idea has been the introduction of the
filter. This new approach to balancing feasibility and optimality
has been quickly picked up by other researchers, spurring the analysis
and development of a number of optimization algorithms in such diverse
contexts as constrained and unconstrained nonlinear optimization, solving
systems of nonlinear equations, and derivative-free optimization. The
generality of the filter idea allows its use, for example, in trust region
and line search methods, as well as in active set and interior point
frameworks. Currently, some of the most effective nonlinear optimization
codes are based on filter methods. The importance of the work cited
here will continue to grow as more algorithms and codes are developed.

The filter sequential quadratic programming (SQP) method is proposed
in the first of the two cited papers. Many of the key ideas that form
the bases of later non-SQP implementations and analyses are motivated
and developed. The paper includes extensive numerical results, which
attest to the potential of the algorithm.

The second paper complements the first, using novel techniques to provide
a satisfying proof of correctness for the filter approach in its original
SQP context. The earlier algorithm is simplified, and, in so doing,
the analysis plays its natural role with respect to algorithmic design.

Previous Recipient:

- Adrian Lewis (2003)

*The recipients of the Lagrange Prize in Continuous Optimization receive
$1,500 and a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate.*

**George Polya Prize**

The George Polya Prize, established in 1969, is given every two years, alternately in two categories: (1) for a notable application of combinatorial theory; (2) for a notable contribution in another area of interest to George Polya such as approximation theory, complex analysis, number theory, orthogonal polynomials, probability theory, or mathematical discovery and learning. In 2006, the George Polya Prize is given for a notable contribution in another area of interest to George Polya.

2006 Recipients: **Gregory F. Lawler**

** **Cornell
University

**Oded
Schramm**

Microsoft
Corporation

**Wendelin
Werner**

Université Paris-Sud,
France

Photo: Pictured with their Polya Prize medals are (from left) Gregory Lawler, Wendelin Werner, and Oded Schramm with SIAM President Martin Golubitsky

__Citation__: For their groundbreaking work on the development and
application of stochastic Loewner evolution (SLE). Of particular
note is the rigorous establishment of the existence and conformal invariance
of critical scaling limits of a number of 2D lattice models arising in
statistical physics.

**Gregory F. Lawler** received his B.A. from University
of Virginia in 1976 and his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1979. He
went to Duke University in 1979, where he was named A. Hollis Edens Professor
of Mathematics in 2001. Also, in 2001, he became Professor
of Mathematics at Cornell University and this fall will start a new position
as Professor of Mathematics at the University of Chicago. His
research interests are random walk and Brownian motion with a particular
emphasis on processes with strong interactions arising in statistical
physics.

**Oded Schramm **is a principal researcher working at Microsoft
Research. He earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in mathematics
at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and his Ph.D. in mathematics at
Princeton University (advisor W. P. Thurston). After a two-year
appointment at the UCSD, he returned to Israel to work at the Weizmann
Institute of Science. In 1999, he joined Microsoft Research at
Redmond, Washington. He is the recipient of the Anna and Lajos
Erdös Prize in Mathematics, the Salem Prize, Clay Research Award,
Henri Poincaré Prize, and the Loeve Prize. Dr. Schramm’s
research interests include conformal mappings and probability.

**Wendelin Werner** is Professor of Mathematics at the Université Paris-Sud.
He completed his Ph.D. at Université Paris VI under the supervision
of Jean-Francois Le Gall. His research interests lie in probability theory
and especially in two-dimensional structures. For his research, he has received
prizes from the French Academy of Sciences, from the European Mathematical
Society, as well as the Rollo Davidson, Fermat and Loeve prizes.

Previous Recipients:

- R. L. Graham, K. Leeb, B. L. Rothschild, A. W. Hales, R.I. Jewett (1971)
- R. P. Stanley, E. Szemeredi, R. M. Wilson (1975)
- L. Lovasz (1979)
- A. Bjorner, P. Seymour (1983)
- A. C. Yao (1987)
- G. Kalai, S. Shelah (1992)
- G. Chudnovsky, H. Kesten (1994)
- J. N. Kahn, D. Reimer (1996)
- P. Deift, Xin Zhou, P. Sarnak (1998)
- N. Alon (2000)
- C. A. Tracy, Harold Widom (2002)
- Neil Robertson, Paul Seymour (2004)

*The recipients of the Polya Prize receive a $20,000 cash award and engraved
medals.*

**W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize**

The W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics was 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 prize, given annually, 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.

2006 Recipient: **Peter Kloeden**

Johann
Wolfgang Goethe University

Frankfurt
am Main, Germany

Title of Lecture: **Random Attractors and the Preservation
of Synchronization**** in
the Presence of Noise**

Thursday,
July 13, 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Imperial
Ballroom

Photo: SIAM President Martin Golubitsky and W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize recipient Peter
Kloeden

__Citation__: For his fundamental contributions to the theoretical
and computational analysis of differential equations.

**Peter Kloeden** graduated with a B.A. (with First Class
Honours) in Mathematics from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He
received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Queensland in
1975 under the supervision of Rudolf Vyborny. In 1995, he also
received a Doctor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Queensland. After
20 years of teaching at various universities in Australia, he was appointed
in 1997 to the Chair in Applied and Instrumental Mathematics at the Johann
Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main as successor to Friedrich
Stummel. He has had research sabbaticals at California Institute
of Technology, The Pennsylvania State University and the Universities
of Bremen, Florence, and Sevilla. From 1993-95, he was a member
of the Mathematics and Physical Sciences Panel of the Australian Research
Council. He is currently a member of the extended governing committee
of the Gesellschaft fuer Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik.

Kloeden is a Fellow of the Australian Mathematical Society and has served as the editor of several journals. His research interests include applied analysis, probability and stochastics in the context of differential equations, dynamical systems, numerical analysis, and applications in engineering, environmental science, and meteorology and oceanography.

Previous Recipients:

- Wendell H. Fleming (1994)
- Roger W. Brockett (1996)
- Jacques-Louis Lions (1998)
- Constantine M. Dafermos (2000)
- Eduardo D. Sontag (2001)
- H. Thomas Banks (2002)
- Harold J. Kushner (2003)
- Arthur J. Krener (2004)
- Christopher I. Byrnes (2005)

*Please note: The Reid Prize was awarded every other year until 2000.*

*The W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize Lecturer receives a cash award of
$10,000 and an engraved medal.*

**SIAG/APDE Prize**

The SIAM Activity Group on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations (SIAG/APDE) Prize, established in 2005, is awarded to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper, as determined by the prize committee, on a topic in partial differential equations published in English in a peer-reviewed journal.

2006 Recipients: **François Golse**

Université Paris
VII – Denis Diderot

France

**Laure
Saint-Raymond**

Université Pierre & Marie
Curie

France

Photo: Accepting the plaque and certificate for the SIAG/APDE Prize from SIAM President Martin Golubitsky is François Golse (right). Not pictured is co-recipient Laure Saint-Raymond

__Citation__: For their paper, “The Navier-Stokes Limit
of the Boltzmann Equation for Bounded Collision Kernels,” *Inventiones
Mathematicae*, Volume 155, Number 1 (2004), in recognition of making
the definitive connection between weak solutions of the Boltzmann equation
and Leray solutions of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equation.

**François Golse** received his Ph.D. in Mathematics
from the Université Paris XIII in 1986, and joined the faculty. In
1987, he became a Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) research
scientist at the Ecole Normale Superieure. In 1993, he joined the
faculty of the Université Paris VI. In 2006, he was elected Professor
of Mathematics at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. Professor Golse
is a member of the Institut Universitaire de France and has received
several awards, including the Louis Armand Prize from the French Academy
of Sciences and the Claude-Antoine Peccot Award from the College of France.
His research has focused on the study of problems in mathematical physics,
including the Boltzmann equation, the time dependent Hartree-Fock approximation,
the distribution of free path lengths in the Lorentz gas, and the fluid
dynamic limits of kinetic equations.

**Laure Saint-Raymond** received her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics
from the Université Paris VII in 2000. She joined the Centre
National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) as a research scientist
in the Laboratoire d'Analyse Numérique, Université Paris
VI. In 2002, she became a professor in the Laboratoire J.-L. Lions, Université Paris
VI. She has received several awards, including the Louis Armand Prize
from the French Academy of Sciences, the Claude-Antoine Peccot Award
from the College of France, and the Pius XI Gold Medal from the Pontificia
Academia Scientarium. Professor Saint-Raymond's research has focused
on the study of charged particles submitted to strong constant external
magnetic fields, for example, in tokamaks and plasmas in planetary environments.
From a purely mathematical perspective, her interests are in the kinetic
theory of rarefied flows and the problems of singular perturbations.
This work allows a rigorous multiscale analysis of the motion of plasmas.
These results can be easily transposed to problems of rotating fluids
subject to the Coriolis force.

The SIAG/APDE Prize presentation, including François Golse’s
lecture, **From the Boltzmann Equation to Incompressible Hydrodynamic
Models**, is scheduled as part of the SIAM Conference on Analysis
of Partial Differential Equations on Wednesday, July 12, from 2:00 p.m.
to 2:45 p.m. in the Georgian Room of the hotel.

This is the first year for this award.

*The recipients of the SIAG/APDE Prize receive a plaque and a framed,
hand-calligraphed certificate.*

**SIAM**** Award in the Mathematical
Contest in Modeling**

The SIAM Award in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM), established in 1988, is awarded to two of the teams judged “Outstanding” in the annual MCM. One winning team of students is chosen for each of the problems posed in the MCM.

2006 Recipients: Problem A, The Continuous Problem: “Positioning
and

Moving
Sprinkler Systems for Irrigation”

Solution: "Sprinkle,
Sprinkle, Little Yard”

** University
of Colorado at Boulder**

Department
of Applied Mathematics

Boulder,
CO

Students: **Brian
Camley, Pascal Getreuer, Bradley Klingenberg**

Faculty
Advisor: **Professor Bengt Fornberg**
Photo: Bradley Klingenberg represented his University of Colorado at Boulder team and department by accepting the SIAM Award in the MCM Problem A from SIAM President Martin Golubitsky. Not pictured are team members Brian Camley and Pascal Getreuer

Problem
B, The Discrete Problem: “Wheelchair Access at Airports”

Solution: "Profit-Maximizing
Allocation of Wheelchairs in a

Multi-Concourse
Airport"

** Harvard
University**

** **Department
of Mathematics

Cambridge,
MA

Students: **Benjamin
Conlee, Neal Gupta, Christopher Yetter**

Faculty
Advisor: **Professor Clifford H. Taubes**

Photo: From left: SIAM President Martin Golubitsky with Harvard University team members Benjamin Conlee, Neal Gupta, and Christopher Yetter, who received the SIAM Award in the MCM Problem B

Papers to be presented in a session of Student Day, Tuesday, July 11,
from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

in the Thoreau Room of the hotel.

SIAM/MCM Award winning teams of the last ten years:

- Pomona College and St. Bonaventure University (1996)
- Washington University (St. Louis) and University of Toronto (1997)
- Macalester College and Harvey Mudd College (1998)
- Harvey Mudd College and Earlham College (1999)
- U.S. Military Academy and Wake Forest University (2000)
- U.S. Military Academy and Wake Forest University (2001)
- University of Washington and Duke University (2002)
- California Institute of Technology and University of Colorado at Boulder (2003)
- Harvey Mudd College and University of Colorado at Boulder (2004)
- Harvey Mudd College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2005)

*Student recipients each receive $800 (prize and travel), complimentary
membership in SIAM for three years, and a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate
for the students’ schools.*

**SIAM**** Outstanding Paper Prizes**

The prizes, first awarded in 1999, are given for outstanding papers published in SIAM journals during the three years prior to the year of the award. Papers are selected for their originality: they bring a fresh look at an existing field or open up new areas of applied mathematics.

2006 Recipients:

“Stabilizability of Stochastic Linear
Systems with Finite Feedback Data
Rates”

*SIAM** Journal
on Control and Optimization, *Vol. 43, Issue 2 (2004)

Authors:

**Girish
N. Nair**, University
of Melbourne, Australia

**Robin
J. Evans**, University
of Melbourne, Australia

“Global
Steady-State Controllability of One-Dimensional Semilinear
Heat Equations”

*SIAM** Journal
on Control and Optimization*, Vol. 43, Issue 2 (2004)

Authors: **
Jean-Michel
Coron**, Université Paris-Sud,
France

**Emmanuel Trélat**, Université Paris-Sud, France

Photo: Jean-Michel Coron received an Outstanding Paper Prize from SIAM President Martin Golubitsky

“The
Primal-Dual Active Set Strategy as a Semismooth Newton
Method”

*SIAM** Journal
on Optimization*, Volume 13, Issue 3 (2003)

Authors:

**Michael
Hintermüller**, University
of Graz, Austria

**Kazufumi
Ito**, North
Carolina State University

**Karl
Kunisch**, University
of Graz, Austria

Photo: SIAM President Martin Golubitsky and Outstanding Paper Prize recipient Michael Hintermüller

*Recipients of the SIAM Outstanding Paper Prizes receive a cash prize
of $500.*

**SIAM**** Prize for Distinguished
Service to the Profession**

The prize, established in 1985, is in the form of a certificate to be awarded every year at the SIAM Annual Meeting. It is awarded to an applied mathematician who has made distinguished contributions to the furtherance of applied mathematics on the national level.

2006 Recipient: **Peter D. Lax**

Courant
Institute of Mathematical Sciences

New
York University

Photo: SIAM President Martin Golubitsky presents the SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession to Peter Lax

__Citation__: In recognition of his lifetime of leadership
and support for the applied and computational mathematics community. This
award expresses SIAM's appreciation for his many services: for his professional
service with the national mathematical societies, for his government
service on the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science,
for his advisory roles in the DOE National Laboratories, and for his
vision for the future role of high performance computing and leadership
on the National Science Board.

**Peter D. Lax** received a Ph.D. in mathematics in 1949
from New York University under the direction of Kurt Friedrichs. He joined
the faculty of New York University and has spent essentially his entire
career at New York University and the Courant Institute. He is a member
of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts
and Sciences. He is the recipient of many prizes and awards including
the Norbert Wiener Prize, the National Medal of Science, the Wolf Prize,
and the Steele Prize. In 2005, he was awarded the prestigious Abel Prize.

Professor Lax laid the foundations for the modern theory of both linear and nonlinear hyperbolic equations and has made fundamental contributions to numerical methods for partial differential equations.

Previous Recipients:

- I. Edward Block (1986)
- Gene H. Golub (1988)
- Avner Friedman (1997)
- Margaret H. Wright (2000)
- Gilbert Strang (2003)
- Richard A. Tapia (2004)
- Cleve Moler (2005)

*Note: The SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession, previously
awarded from time to time, became an annual prize in 2003.*

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

**SIAM**** Student Paper Prizes**

The SIAM Student Paper Prizes are awarded every year to the student author(s) of the most outstanding paper(s) submitted to the SIAM Student Paper Competition. These awards are based solely on the merit and content of the students’ contribution to the submitted papers. The purpose of the SIAM Student Paper Prizes is to recognize outstanding scholarship by students in applied mathematics or computing.

2006 Recipients:

**Laurent Demanet**

California
Institute of Technology

Title: "The
Curvelet Representation of Wave Propagators is Optimally
Sparse"

Co-Author: Emmanuel
J. Candès, California Institute of Technology

Photo: SIAM Student Paper Prize recipient Laurent Demanet with SIAM President Martin Golubitsky

**Emanuele
Viola
**Harvard
University

Title: "Pseudorandom Bits for Constant Depth Circuits with Few Arbitrary Symmetric Gates"

Photo: SIAM Student Paper Prize recipient Emanuele Viola with SIAM President Martin Golubitsky

**Hongchao
Zhang**

University
of Florida

Title: "A
New Active Set Algorithm for Box Constrained Optimization"

Co-Author: William
W. Hager, University of Florida

Photo: SIAM Student Paper Prize recipient Hongchao Zhang with SIAM President Martin Golubitsky

*Papers presented in a session of Student Day, Tuesday, July 11,
from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Thoreau Room of the hotel.*

SIAM Student Paper Prize recipients of the last five years:

**2001**

- Rogerio Martins, University of Lisbon, Portugal
- Matthew I. Smith, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
- Mason A. Porter, Cornell University

**2002 **

- Pierre-Antoine Absil, University of Liege, Belgium
- Dong Eui Chang, California Institute of Technology
- Andreas Wächter, Carnegie Mellon University

**2003 **

- Chek Beng Chua, Cornell University
- Michiel Hochstenbach, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
- Melvin Leok , California Institute of Technology

**2004 **

- Silas Alben, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
- Alfonso Bueno Orovio, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
- Martin Kleinsteuber, University of Würzburg, Germany

**2005**

- Boyce E. Griffith, Courant Institute, New York University
- Rachel Levy, North Carolina State University
- Carolina Cardoso Manica, University of Pittsburgh

*Recipients of the SIAM Student Paper Prizes receive $1,500 (prize and
travel) and framed, hand-calligraphed certificates.*

**The John von Neumann Lecture**

Established in 1959, this prize is in the form of an honorarium for an invited lecture. The lecturer will survey and evaluate a significant and useful contribution to mathematics and its applications. It may be awarded to a mathematician or to a scientist in another field, but, in either case, the recipient should be one who has made distinguished contributions to pure and/or applied mathematics.

2006 Lecturer: **George Papanicolaou**

Stanford
University

Title of Lecture: **Imaging in Random Media**

Tuesday,
July 11, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Imperial
Ballroom

Photo: George Papanicolaou poses with his certificate for The John von Neumann Lecture, accompanied by SIAM President Martin Golubitsky

__Citation__: In recognition of his wide-ranging development of penetrating
analytic and stochastic methods and their application to a broad range
of phenomena in the physical, geophysical, and financial sciences. Specifically,
his research on imaging and time reversal in random media, on financial
mathematics, and on nonlinear PDEs has been significant and influential.

**George Papanicolaou** received his Ph.D. in Mathematics
from Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University,
in 1969 and joined the faculty of the Courant Institute. In 1993, he
joined the faculty of Stanford University, and, in 1997, he was appointed
the Robert Grimmett Professor of Mathematics. He has received an Alfred
Sloan Fellowship and a John Guggenheim Fellowship and he is a Fellow
of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National
Academy of Sciences.

His research interests include waves and diffusion in inhomogeneous or random media and in the mathematical analysis of multi-scale phenomena that arise in their study, along with their application to electromagnetic wave propagation in the atmosphere, underwater sound, waves in the lithosphere, diffusion in porous media and, more recently, multi-path effects in communication systems. He also is interested in asymptotics for stochastic equations in analyzing financial markets and in data analysis.

Previous von Neumann Lecturers:

- 1960 Lars Valerian Ahlfors
- 1961 Mark Kac
- 1962 Jean Leray
- 1963 Stanislaw M. Ulam
- 1964 Solomon Lefschetz
- 1965 Freeman J. Dyson
- 1966 Eugene P. Wigner
- 1967 Chia-Chiao Lin
- 1968 Peter D. Lax
- 1969 George F. Carrier
- 1970 James H. Wilkinson
- 1971 Paul A. Samuelson
- 1974 Jule Charney
- 1975 Sir James Lighthill
- 1976 Rene Thom
- 1977 Kenneth J. Arrow
- 1978 Peter Henrici
- 1979 Kurt O. Friedrichs
- 1980 Keith Stewartson
- 1981 Garrett Birkhoff
- 1982 David Slepian
- 1983 Joseph B. Keller
- 1984 Jurgen Moser
- 1985 John W. Tukey
- 1986 Jacques-Louis Lions
- 1987 Richard M. Karp
- 1988 Germund G. Dahlquist
- 1989 Stephen Smale
- 1990 Andrew J. Majda
- 1992 R. Tyrrell Rockafellar
- 1994 Martin D. Kruskal
- 1996 Carl de Boor
- 1997 William (Velvel) Kahan
- 1998 Olga Ladyzhenskaya
- 1999 Charles S. Peskin
- 2000 Persi W. Diaconis
- 2001 David L. Donoho
- 2002 Eric S. Lander
- 2003 Heinz-Otto Kreiss
- 2004 Alan C. Newell
- 2005 Jerrold E. Marsden

*The John von Neumann Lecturer receives an honorarium of $2,500 and a
framed, hand-calligraphed certificate.*