2013 Prizes and Awards Luncheon
SIAM Annual Meeting
July 9, 2013

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.

2013 Lecturer:    Anette Hosoi
                         Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Title of Lecture:  From Razor Clams to Robots: The Mathematics Behind Biologically Inspired Design
                         Wednesday, July 10, 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.
                         Town & Country

Anette (Peko) Hosoi is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT.  She received her BS in Physics at Princeton University and her PhD in Physics from the University of Chicago and went on to become an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Mathematics at MIT and at the Courant Institute, NYU.  She has been Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College.  She is a leader in the study of the hydrodynamics of thin fluid films and in the nonlinear physical interaction of viscous fluids and deformable interfaces.  Her work spans multiple disciplines including physics, biology, and applied mathematics, and is being used, in collaboration with Schlumberger-Doll Research, Bluefin Robotics, and Boston Dynamics, to guide the engineering design of robotic crawlers and other mechanisms.  Hosoi is an outstanding communicator of science.  Her pedagogical contributions span several core disciplines in MIT’s undergraduate and graduate programs and she was awarded the Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching and a MacVicar Fellowship, both MIT honors for teaching contributions.  She is a recipient of the 3M Innovation Award and has held the Doherty Chair in Ocean Utilization at MIT.  She is a Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study and was recently nominated to become a Fellow of the American Physical Society.  Her research interests include fluid mechanics, bioinspired design and locomotion, with a recent focus on optimization of crawling gastropods, digging bivalves, swimming microorganisms and soft robotics.

Previous Lecturers:  

*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.

 

AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture

Established in 2002, the AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture is awarded annually at the SIAM Annual Meeting.  The lecture is intended to highlight significant contributions of women to applied or computational mathematics.

2013 Lecturer:    Margaret Cheney
                         Colorado State University and Naval Postgraduate School

Title of Lecture:   Introduction to Radar Imaging
                         Monday, July 8, 2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
                         Town & Country

Citation: Margaret Cheney has spear-headed a 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. Using these tools, she has shown how the essential behavior of a wide variety of radar scattering scenarios can be isolated from secondary phenomena. Moreover, her unconventional approach has developed solutions to several longstanding problems in radar imaging that have heretofore defied complete analysis. In this way, Professor Cheney has demonstrated how a class of important issues in modern radar can finally be addressed.

Margaret Cheney is Yates Chair and Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics at Colorado State University.  She received her BA in Mathematics and Physics from Oberlin College and her PhD in Mathematics from Indiana University.   After a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University and four years as Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Duke University, she joined the faculty of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1988, becoming Professor of Mathematics in 1993.  She joined the faculty at Colorado State in 2012.  She has been Visiting Research Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School since 2009.  Cheney served on the SIAM Board of Trustees from 1996 through 2004.  She was elected Program Director of the SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Science for 2006-2008.  Most of her work has been in inverse problems, including those that arise in quantum mechanics, acoustics, imaging, and electromagnetic theory.  She has been working specifically in radar imaging since 2001.  Her book, co-authored with Brett Borden, Fundamentals of Radar Imaging, was published by SIAM in the CBMS-NSF Regional Conference Series in Applied Mathematics in 2009.  She received an Honorary Doctor of Science from Oberlin College in 2012.  She is a SIAM Fellow.

Previous Recipients: 

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

 

Ralph E. Kleinman Prize

The Ralph E. Kleinman Prize is awarded to one individual for outstanding research, or other contributions, that bridge the gap between mathematics and applications.  Work that uses high-level mathematics and/or invents new mathematical tools to solve applied problems from engineering, science, and technology is particularly appropriate.  The value of the work will be measured by the quality of the mathematics and its impact on the application.  Each prize may be given either for a single notable achievement or for a collection of such achievements.

2013 Recipient:   Anna C. Gilbert
                         University of Michigan

Citation: The 2013 Ralph E. Kleinman Prize is awarded to Anna C. Gilbert for her creative and deep contributions to the mathematics of signal processing, data analysis and communications.  Her bold and interdisciplinary work combines techniques from computer science, harmonic analysis and probability in the best traditions of the Kleinman Prize.

Anna C. Gilbert received a SB degree from the University of Chicago and a PhD from Princeton University, both in mathematics.  In 1997, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University and AT&T Labs-Research.  From 1998 to 2004, she was a member of technical staff at AT&T Labs-Research in Florham Park, NJ.  Since then she has been on the faculty of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Michigan, where she is now a Professor.  Since 2008, she has also held courtesy appointments in the Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Michigan.  Gilbert has received several awards, including a Sloan Research Fellowship (2006), an NSF CAREER award (2006), the National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research (2008), the ACM Douglas Engelbart Best Paper award (2008), and the EURASIP Signal Processing Best Paper Award (2010).  Her research interests include analysis, probability, networking, and algorithms. She is especially interested in randomized algorithms with applications to harmonic analysis, signal and image processing, networking, and massive datasets.

Previous Recipients: 

The recipient of the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize receives $5,000 and a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate.

 

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 since 2000, 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.

2013 Recipient:   Tyrone E. Duncan
                          University of Kansas

Title of Lecture:   Solvability for Stochastic Control Problems
                          Wednesday, July 10, 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
                          Town & Country

Citation:  The 2013 W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize is awarded to Tyrone E. Duncan for his fundamental contributions to nonlinear filtering, stochastic control, and the relation between probability and geometry.

Tyrone E. Duncan received the BEE degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1963 and the MS and PhD degrees from Stanford University in 1964 and 1967 respectively.  He has held regular positions at the University of Michigan (1967-1971), the State University of New York, Stony Brook (1971-1974), and, since 1974, the University of Kansas, where he is a Professor of Mathematics.  He has held visiting positions at the University of California, Berkeley (1969-1970), the University of Bonn, Germany (1978-1979), and Harvard University (1979-1980) and shorter visiting positions at numerous other institutions throughout the world.  He was awarded the Max Wells Teaching Award in the Mathematics Department of University of Kansas in 2012.  Duncan has been active in SIAM as a member of prize committees and conference organizing committees.  He was a member of the Editorial Board of SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization from 1995-2007.  His research is in stochastic analysis, stochastic control and filtering, information theory, stochastic systems and related topics.  He is a member of AMS, IEEE, MAA, and SIAM and an IEEE Fellow and an IFAC Fellow.

Previous Recipients: 

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

 

SIAG/CST Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory Prize is awarded every two years to an early career researcher for outstanding research contributions, as determined by the prize committee, to mathematical control or systems theory.  The contributions must be contained in a paper or papers published in English in peer-reviewed journals within the three calendar years preceding the year of the award.

 

2013 Recipient  Ricardo G. Sanfelice
                           University of Arizona

Title of Lecture:    Feedback Control of Hybrid Dynamical Systems: From Cells to Power Networks
                           Wednesday, July 10, 9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
                           San Diego

Citation: Ricardo G. Sanfelice is awarded the 2013 SIAG/CST Prize for contributions to analysis and synthesis of hybrid feedback control systems.

Ricardo G. Sanfelice is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona. He is also an Affiliate Member of the Program in Applied Mathematics at the University of Arizona.  He received the BS degree in Electronics Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2001.  He joined the Center for Control, Dynamical Systems, and Computation at UC Santa Barbara in 2002, where he received his MS in 2004 and PhD in 2007.  During 2007 and 2008, he was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at MIT.  He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, the Air Force Young Investigator Research Award (YIP), the 2010 IEEE Control Systems Magazine Outstanding Paper Award, and the 2012 STAR Higher Education Award for his contributions to STEM education.  His research interests are in modeling, stability, robust control, observer design, and simulation of nonlinear and hybrid systems with applications to biology, aerospace, and power systems.

Previous Recipients:

The recipient of the SIAG/CST Prize receives a hand-calligraphed certificate and a plaque.

 

SIAG/CST Best SICON Paper Prize

The SIAG/CST Best SICON Paper Prize was established by the SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory (SIAG/CST) in 2007 and first awarded in 2009.  The prize is awarded to the author(s) of the two most outstanding papers, as determined by the prize committee, published in the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization (SICON) in the two calendar years before the year of the award.

Four SIAG/CST Best SICON Paper Prize sessions are scheduled as part of the SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT13).  Concurrent sessions are scheduled on Tuesday, July 9, at 9:20 – 9:40 a.m. and at 9:45 – 10:05 a.m. in Hampton (2011) and Sheffield (2013).

 

2011 Recipients:   “Feedback Stabilization of a Fluid-Structure Model"
                           SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Vol. 48, No. 8 (2010)

                           Author:    Jean-Pierre Raymond
                                          Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse III), France

                           “Optimal Stopping Problem for Stochastic Differential Equations with Random Coefficients"
                           SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Vol. 48, No. 2 (2009)

                           Authors:   Mou-Hsiung Chang
                                          United States Army Research Office

                                          Tao Pang
                                          North Carolina State University

                                          Jiongmin Yong
                                          University of Central Florida

   2013 Recipients:   Gossip Coverage Control for Robotic Networks: Dynamical Systems on the Space of Partitions"
                              SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Vol. 50, No. 1 (2012)

                             Authors:  Francesco Bullo
                                           University of California, Santa Barbara

                                           Ruggero Carli
                                           University of California, Santa Barbara

                                            Paolo Frasca
                                            Politecnico di Torino, Italy

                             “The Total s-Energy of a Multiagent System"
                              SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Vol. 49, No. 4 (2011)

                            Author:   Bernard Chazelle
                                          Princeton University

Previous Recipients:

The recipients of the SIAG/CST Best SICON Paper Prize receive a plaque.

 

 

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 administered by COMAP.  One winning team of students is chosen for each of the two problems posed in the MCM.

Students will present their papers in a session of Student Days, Wednesday, July 10, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Royal Palm 1.

2013 Recipients:   Problem A, Continuous Problem: “The Ultimate Brownie Pan”
                           Solution:  “The Best Rounded Rectangle for Ultimate Brownies
                           University of Colorado at Boulder
                           Department of Applied Mathematics                         

                           Students: Christopher Aicher
                                          Department of Applied Mathematics

                                          Tracy Babb
                                          Department of Applied Mathematics

                                          Fiona Pigott
                                          Department of Applied Mathematics
                                          Department of Mechanical Engineering

                           Faculty Advisor:  Professor Anne Dougherty
                                                      Department of Mathematical Sciences

                           Problem B, The Discrete Problem: “Water, Water, Everywhere”
                           Solution:  “Quenching China’s Thirst in 2025: A Min-Cost-Max-Flow Network Model
                           Tsinghua University
                           Beijing, P.R. China

                           Students: Pengfei Gao
                                          Department of Physics

                                          Boshuo He
                                          Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences

                                          Tianxin Zou
                                          School of Economics and Management

                           Faculty Advisor: Professor Hao Wu
                                                     Department of Mathematical Sciences

Student recipients each receive a cash award of $300, a SIAM Student Travel Award, complimentary SIAM membership for three years, and a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate for the students’ schools.

 

STUDENT PRIZE PRESENTATIONS
Wednesday, July 10
Royal Palm 1

PROGRAM

MS59 Student Days: SIAM Student Paper Prize Winners Presentations
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   Royal Palm 1
Chair:  Peter R. Turner, Clarkson University

10:30–10:55 Inner-Iteration Krylov Subspace Methods for Least Squares Problems
Keiichi Morikuni and Ken Hamayi, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan
11:00-11:25 PhaseLift: Exact and Stable Signal Recovery from Magnitude Measurements via Convex Programming
Vladislav Voroninski, University of California, Berkeley; Emmanuel Candès, StanfordUniversity; and Thomas Strohmer, University of California, Davis
11:30-11:55 An Adaptive Finite Element Eigenvalue Solver of Asymptotic Quasi-Optimal Computational Complexity
Joscha Gedicke and Carsten Carstensen, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

MS72 Student Days: SIAM/MCM Award Winners Presentations
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   Royal Palm 1
Chair:  Peter R. Turner, Clarkson University

4:00-4:25 Quenching China’s Thirst in 2025: A Min-Cost-Max-Flow Network Model
Pengfei Gao, Boshuo He, and Tianxin Zou, Tsinghua University, P.R. China
4:30-4:55 The Best Rounded Rectangle for Ultimate Brownies
Christopher Aicher, Tracy Babb, and Fiona Piggott, University of Colorado at Boulder

Italics indicate presenting authors.

 

SIAM Student Paper Prizes

The SIAM Student Paper Prizes are awarded every year to the student authors of the most outstanding papers 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.

Students will present their papers in a session of Student Days, Wednesday, July 10, from10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Royal Palm 1.

2013 Recipients:   Joscha Gedicke
                           Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

                           “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

                           “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

                           “PhaseLift: Exact and Stable Signal Recovery from Magnitude Measurements via Convex Programming
                           Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics, Volume 66, Issue 8 (2013)

                                 Co-Authors:  Emmanuel Candès, Stanford University, and
                                 Thomas Strohmer, University of California, Davis

Student recipients each receive a cash award of $1000, a SIAM Student Travel Award, and a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate.

 

SIAM Outstanding Paper Prizes

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 of the award.  Papers are selected for their originality, bringing a fresh look at an existing field or opening up new areas of applied mathematics.

2013 Recipients: “A Primer of Swarm Equilibria
                           SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems, Volume 10, Issue 1 (2011), pp. 212-250

                           Authors:  Andrew J. Bernoff
                                          Harvey Mudd College

                                          Chad M. Topaz
                                          Macalester College

 

                           “Krylov Subspace Methods for Linear Systems with Tensor Product Structure
                           SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, Volume 31, Issue 4 (2010), pp. 1688-1714

                           Authors:  Daniel Kressner
                                          École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

                                          Christine Tobler
                                          École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

 

                          “Consistent Energy-Based Atomistic/Continuum Coupling for Two-Body Potentials in One and Two Dimensions
                           Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, Volume 9, Issue 3 (2011), pp. 905-932

                           Author:   Alexander V. Shapeev
                                          University of Minnesota

Each author receives a cash award of $500.  Each team of authors receives a travel award for one.

 

SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering

The SIAM/ACM Prize in CS&E is awarded by SIAM and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in the area of computational science in recognition of outstanding contributions to the development and use of mathematical and computational tools and methods for the solution of science and engineering problems.

2013 RecipientLinda R. Petzold
                           University of California, Santa Barbara

Citation:  Linda R. Petzold is awarded the SIAM/ACM Prize in CS&E for her pioneering research in methods for the computational solution of differential-algebraic equations, their incorporation into widely distributed software and scientific applications, and her significant accomplishments in pioneering computational science and engineering education.

Linda R. Petzold is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science (Chair 2003 – 2007) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Director of Computational Science and Engineering Graduate Emphasis at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  She received her BS in Mathematics and Computer Science (1974) and her PhD in Computer Science (1978) both from the University of Illinois.  Before she joined the faculty at UCSB in 1997, she was professor in the Department of Computer Science and Fellow of the Minnesota Supercomputer Institute at the University of Minnesota.  Previously, she was a Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories and then Group Leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  She was named the UCSB Faculty Research Lecturer for 2011.  She is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of ACM, ASME, AAAS, and SIAM.  She was awarded the Germund Dahlquist Prize in 1999 and the AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture in 2003.  Her research focuses on modeling, simulation and analysis of multiscale systems in systems biology and materials.

Previous Recipients:   

The recipient receives a cash award of $5,000 and a hand-calligraphed certificate.

 

SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession

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

2013 Recipient  Douglas N. Arnold
                           University of Minnesota

Citation: Douglas N. Arnold, the McKnight Presidential Professor of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota, is awarded the SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession for his many contributions to serving and promoting applied mathematics. As Director of the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA, 2001-2008), Arnold nurtured the IMA's industrial postdoctoral program, raised the profile of the IMA Public Lecture series, and grew the IMA to the largest mathematics research investment in the history of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Arnold is extremely active in representing mathematics nationally and internationally through service on advisory and scientific boards for the NSF, the ICM, ICIAM and other organizations. He has taken a leading role in discussions about citations and journal impact factors and in exposing unethical scholarly publishing behavior. His award-winning 2007 video "Möbius Transformations Revealed" has had over two million views on YouTube. In SIAM, Arnold has made deep and long-lasting contributions during his Presidency (2009-2010) and through his service on the SIAM Committee on Science Policy.

Douglas N. Arnold earned his BA in Mathematics at Brown University and his MS and PhD degrees in Mathematics at the University of Chicago.  He joined the faculty of University of Maryland, College Park in 1979.  In 1989, he moved to Penn State University where he remained until 2001, when he moved to the University of Minnesota and became Director of the IMA.  At the end of his term in 2008, he became the McKnight Presidential Professor of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota.  Arnold’s research focuses on the numerical analysis of partial differential equations with applications in mechanics and other fields in physics.  In 2002 he gave a plenary lecture at the International Congress of Mathematicians in which he launched the field now known as finite element exterior calculus.  Other honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008 and election as a foreign member of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters in 2009.  He was named a SIAM Fellow in 2009 and a Fellow of the AMS in 2012.

Previous Recipients: 

Note: The SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession, previously awarded from time to time, became an annual prize in 2003.  No award was made in 2007.

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

 

The John von Neumann Lecture

The John von Neumann Lecture is awarded to a mathematician or to a scientist in another field who has made distinguished contributions to pure and/or applied mathematics.

2013 Lecturer:   Stanley Osher
                         University of California, Los Angeles

Title of Lecture:   What Sparsity and l1 Optimization Can Do For You
                          Tuesday, July 9, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
                          Town & Country

Citation: The 2013 John von Neumann Lecture prize is awarded to Stanley Osher in recognition of his extraordinarily influential and wide-ranging contributions to the computational sciences and engineering.  Since the 1970s Stanley Osher has been a leader in developing mathematics and algorithms including essentially non-oscillatory methods for hyperbolic conservation laws, level set methods for front tracking, and l1 and TVD methods for image processing, tomography, and optimization.  He has worked with an exceptionally large range of students, postdocs, and other collaborators, and his algorithms are used by scientists and engineers around the world.

Stanley Osher is Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at UCLA.  He is also an Associate Director of the NSF-funded Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics at UCLA.  He received his MS and PhD degrees in Mathematics from the Courant Institute of NYU.  Before joining the faculty at UCLA in 1977, he taught at SUNY Stony Brook, becoming professor in 1975.  Osher is one of the most highly cited researchers in both mathematics and computer sciences.  He has received numerous academic honors and co-founded three successful companies, each based largely on his own (joint) research.  He has co-invented and/or co-developed the following widely used algorithms: 1.) Essentially nonoscillatory (ENO), weighted essentially nonoscillatory (WENO) and other shock capturing schemes for hyperbolic systems of conservation laws and their analogues for Hamilton-Jacobi equations; 2.) The level set method for capturing dynamic surface evolution; 3.) Total variation and other partial differential based methods for image processing; 4.) Bregman iterative methods for L1 and related regularized problems which arise in compressive sensing, matrix completion, imaging and elsewhere; 5.) Diffusion generated motion by mean curvature and other threshold dynamics methods.  Osher has been elected to the US National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  He was awarded the SIAM Pioneer Prize at the 2003 ICIAM conference and the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize in 2005.  He was awarded honorary doctoral degrees by ENS Cachan, France, in 2006 and by Hong Kong Baptist University in 2009.  He is a SIAM Fellow.  His current interests mainly involve information science which includes optimization, image processing, compressed sensing, and machine learning.

Previous von Neumann Lecturers:

The John von Neumann Lecturer receives an honorarium of $5,000 and a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate.

 

James H. Wilkinson Prize

The James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, established in 1979, is awarded for research in, or other contributions to, numerical analysis and scientific computing during the six years preceding the award.  The prize was established in 1979, first awarded in 1982, and awarded quadrennially since 1985.  The purpose of the prize is to stimulate early career contributors and to help them in their careers.

2013 RecipientLexing Ying
                           Stanford University

Title of Lecture:  Interpolative Decomposition and Novel Operator Factorizations
                           Thursday, July 11, 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
                           Town & Country

Citation:  The 2013 James H. Wilkinson Prize is awarded to Lexing Ying.  His 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.  He 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.

Lexing Ying earned his BS at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and his MS and PhD (2004) from the Courant Institute, New York University.  In 2004-2006, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar at California Institute of Technology.  In 2006, he joined the Department of Mathematics faculty of The University of Texas at Austin, where he became Professor in 2012.  He joined the faculty of the Department of Mathematics and the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford University as Professor in January of this year.  He was awarded a Sloan Fellowship in 2007, an NSF CAREER Award in 2009, and the Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011.  His research focuses on developing efficient and accurate algorithms for numerical solution of partial differential equations and integral equations.

Previous Recipients:   

The recipient of the James H. Wilkinson Prize receives a cash award of $1,000 and a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate

 

SIGEST Authors

SIGEST contains digested versions of selected papers from SIAM’s research journals.  Each journal’s Editorial Board, in turn, nominates work for SIGEST.  The final choice of papers is made by the Editor-in-Chief, Senior Editor, and Section Editors of SIAM Review (SIREV) on the basis of exceptional quality and potential significance to the entire SIAM community.  Authors of these papers achieve a wider readership than could be reached by a specialized research journal alone.  This section provides a rare opportunity for readers from all segments of the SIAM community to keep up with important research from outside their areas of specialization.

SIAM recognizes the authors of the papers published in SIREV’s SIGEST section in 2012.

SIREV 54(1)
The Alcuin Number of a Graph and Its Connections to the Vertex Cover Number
SIAM Review Volume 54, Issue 1 (2012), pp. 141-154

               Péter Csorba, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
               Cor A. J. Hurkens, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
               Gerhard J. Woeginger, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands

SIREV 54(2)
Chemical Reactions as Γ-Limit of Diffusion
SIAM Review Volume 54, Issue 2 (2012), pp. 327-352

               Mark A. Peletier, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
               Giuseppe Savaré, Universita di Pavia, Italy
               Marco Veneroni, Universita di Pavia, Italy

SIREV 54(3)
The Trace Ratio Optimization Problem
 SIAM Review Volume 54, Issue 3 (2012), pp. 545-569

               T. T. Ngo, University of Minnesota
               M. Bellalij, Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambresis, France
               Y. Saad, University of Minnesota

SIREV 54(4)
Filtering Deterministic Layer Effects in Imaging
SIAM Review Volume 54, Issue 4 (2012), pp. 757-798

               L. Borcea, Rice University
               F. Gonzalez del Cueto, Shell Oil Bellaire Technology Center, Houston
               G. Papanicolaou, Stanford University
               C. Tsogka, University of Crete and IACM/FORTH

 

Affiliations reflect author addresses at the time of publication.

 

SIAM Fellows

The SIAM Fellows program was established in 2009. Fellowship is an honorific designation conferred on certain SIAM members who have made outstanding contributions to fields served by SIAM. The 2013 Fellows were selected from nominations submitted by their peers.

The following have been named SIAM Fellows for the 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 Technology
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

 

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SIAM Prizes and Recognitions website
http://www.siam.org/prizes/

Calls for Nominations are posted at
http://www.siam.org/prizes/nominations.php

All 2014 prizes with calls for nominations are listed and their calls currently posted at the SIAM Prizes and Recognitions website.  Open calls are listed monthly in SIAM Unwrapped. 

SIAM Annual Meeting 2014 will be the occasion for awarding two prizes infrequently given. We encourage your nominations for all the 2014 prizes and ask you to think of colleagues who deserve particularly the Julian Cole Lecture (given every 4 years) and the Theodore von Kármán Prize (given every 5 years).

Asterisks indicate prizes accepting nominations/suggestions.

The following prizes will be awarded at:

2014 SIAM Annual Meeting

  I. E. Block Community Lecture
*AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture
*Julian Cole Lecture
*Richard C. DiPrima Prize
*George Pólya Prize
*W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize
  SIAM Award in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM)
  SIAM Outstanding Paper Prizes
  SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession
*SIAM Student Paper Prizes
*Theodore von Kármán Prize
*The John von Neumann Lecture

 

SIAM Activity Group (SIAG) conferences in 2014

*SIAG/Supercomputing Career Prize  PP14 Feb 18-21
*SIAG/Supercomputing Junior Scientist Prize PP14 Feb 18-21
*SIAG/Imaging Science Prize  IS14 May 12-14
*SIAG/Optimization Prize OP14 May 19-22
*Dénes König Prize (SIAG/Discrete Mathematics) DM14 June 16-19
*Martin Kruskal Lecture (SIAG/Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures) NW14 Aug 11-14
+SIAG/Financial Mathematics and Engineering Junior Scientist Prize FM14 Nov 13-15

+ The call for nominations for the SIAG/FME Junior Scientist Prize will be posted in Winter 2014.

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