2011 Prizes and Awards Luncheon
held at ICIAM
July 21, 2011
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. The prize 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.
2011 Lecturer: Ingrid Daubechies
Title of Lecture: Sparsity in Signal Analysis and in Computation
Monday, July 18, 19:00
Citation: In recognition of her multifaceted and enduring contributions to mathematics, science, and engineering, especially her fundamental work in the development of the foundations and applications of wavelets. Ingrid Daubechies is a brilliant mathematical scientist who has opened new directions of research and new approaches to signal and image processing and data analysis, a gifted communicator who has greatly facilitated the spread and appreciation of mathematical ideas, and a tireless scientific leader who both serves and inspires the mathematical community.Ingrid Daubechies earned her Bachelor's degree in Physics and her Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the Free University of Brussels. She also served in her first research and teaching positions there, for 1984-7 as Research Professor. While a Technical Staff Member at AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1987-94, she served as professor in the Mathematics Department of Rutgers University in 1991-93. In 1994 she joined the faculty of Princeton University as professor in the Mathematics Department and PACM, the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics. She was director of PACM from 1997 to 2001 and held the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professorship from 2004 until her recent move to Duke University. Among her many honors is the ICIAM Pioneer Prize, which she won in 2007. She is a SIAM Fellow.
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
- 2006 George Papanicolaou
- 2007 Nancy Kopell
- 2008 David Gottlieb
- 2009 Franco Brezzi
- 2010 Bernd Sturmfels
The John von Neumann Lecturer receives an honorarium of $5,000 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.
2011 Lecturer: Susanne C. Brenner
Louisiana State University
Title of Lecture: A Cautionary Tale in Numerical PDEs
Monday, July 18, 20:00
Citation: In recognition of her significant research accomplishments in multigrid methods, domain decomposition methods and finite element analysis.
Dr. Susanne C. Brenner is a leader in computational mathematics, who has made significant contributions to the areas of multigrid theory, domain decomposition, discontinuous Galerkin methods for elliptic problems and finite element methods for Maxwell's equations. Her fundamental contributions to numerical analysis, together with her stellar professional service and dedicated mentorship efforts, make Dr. Brenner a role model to the mathematical community in general, and to women in mathematics in particular.
Susanne C. Brenner received her B.S.Ed. in Mathematics and German from West Chester State College, her M.A. from SUNY Stony Brook, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan. She began her academic career at Syracuse and Clarkson Universities and spent many years at the University of South Carolina. She has been at the Louisiana State University since 2006. At LSU she is also currently the Associate Director for Academic Affairs at the Center for Computation and Technology. She is a founding faculty advisor for SIAM Student Chapters at USC and LSU. She serves on the editorial board of the SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis. Brenner is currently a member of the SIAM Council and serves as Vice President for Publications. In 2005 she received a Humboldt Research Award. She is a SIAM Fellow.
- Linda R. Petzold (2003)
- Joyce R. McLaughlin (2004)
- Ingrid Daubechies (2005)
- Irene Fonseca (2006)
- Lai-Sang Young (2007)
- Dianne O'Leary (2008)
- Andrea L. Bertozzi (2009)
- Suzanne Lenhart (2010)
The AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer receives a certificate signed by the Presidents of AWM and SIAM.
Peter Henrici Prize
The Peter Henrici Prize is awarded every four years jointly by ETH Zurich 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.
2011 Lecturer: Bjorn Engquist
University of Texas at Austin
Citation: For his fundamental contributions to applied and computational mathematics, scientific computing, and applications to engineering and the sciences.Bjorn Engquist's achievements in the mathematical and computational sciences have had a major impact on several areas of applied and computational mathematics, including his seminal work with Andrew Majda on nonreflecting boundary conditions, his construction of numerical flux functions for nonlinear hyperbolic conservation laws with Stanley Osher, and, with Weinan E, his work on hierarchic multiscale methods for the efficient numerical treatment of PDEs with multiple scales. Bjorn Engquist has been an outstanding example of a numerical analyst whose contributions are tied to serious analysis and applications.
Bjorn Engquist earned his B.Sc. in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and his Ph.D. in Numerical Analysis at Uppsala University. After a postdoc at Stanford University, he joined the faculty of UCLA, where he was Professor of Mathematics from 1978 to 2001. From 1981 to 1985, he also held the position of Professor of Numerical Analysis at Uppsala University. In 2001 he joined the faculty of Princeton University , and in 2001-03 he was Director of PACM there. Since 2004 he has been at the University of Texas at Austin as professor and CAM Chair No. 1 in the Mathematics Department and on the core faculty of the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES). He continues as Professor of Numerical Analysis at KTH, a position he has held for twenty years. He was elected to the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in 2011 and is a SIAM Fellow.
- Germund Dahlquist (1999)
- Ernst Hairer and Gerhard Wanner (2003)
- Gilbert Strang (2007)
The recipient of the Peter Henrici Prize receives a cash award of $5,000 and a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate.
Ralph E. Kleinman Prize
Established in 1998, 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.
2011 Recipient: Gunther Uhlmann
University of California, Irvine
University of Washington
Citation: For his insightful and deep contributions to the theory of inverse problems.
His accomplishments include groundbreaking work on uniqueness theory for inverse problems using special oscillatory solutions; the use of microlocal analysis in inverse scattering; novel connections between notions of differential geometry and problems in travel time tomography; and fundamental work on cloaking. His work is distinguished by its mathematical beauty and relevance to important inverse problems in medical imaging and seismic prospecting.
Gunther Uhlmann became University of California Irvine Excellence in Teaching Chair in Mathematics in 2010. He is also Walker Family Endowed Professor in Mathematics at the University of Washington, where has taught since 1984. He graduated from the University of Chile, Santiago, and earned his Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 1976. Before joining the University of Washington, he taught at M.I.T. from 1978 to 1985, and, before that, at Courant Institute, NYU, in 1977-78. He is a Corresponding Member of the Chilean Academy of Sciences. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009 and shared the AMS Bôcher Memorial Prize in 2011. He is a SIAM Fellow.
- Robert V. Kohn (1999)
- William W. Symes (2001)
- Graeme W. Milton (2003)
- Stanley J. Osher (2005)
- Salvatore Torquato (2007)
- Weinan E (2009)
The recipient of the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize receives a cash award of $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, 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.
2011 Recipient: Irena Lasiecka
University of Virginia
Title of Lecture: Analysis and Control of Coupled PDE Systems arising in Fluid-Structure and Gas Flow-Structure Interactions
Wednesday, July 27, 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.; Constellation E/F
Hyatt Regency Baltimore, Maryland
SIAM Conference on Control and its Applications (CT11)
Citation: For her fundamental contributions in control and optimization theory, particularly for dynamical systems governed by partial differential equations and their applications.Irena Lasiecka received her M.S. and her Ph.D., both in Applied Mathematics, from the University of Warsaw. She taught as Assistant Professor at the Control Theory Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences from 1975-1980, while she also held a postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA in 1977-1980. She taught at the University of Florida from 1980 to 1987. She joined the faculty of the University of Virginia as Professor in 1987 and currently holds the position of Professor in the Department of Mathematics there. In 2006, she was appointed to the International Advisory Board of the Polish Academy of Sciences and was recently elected Research Member of that academy.
- 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)
- Peter E. Kloeden (2006)
- Hector J. Sussmann (2007)
- Max D. Gunzburger (2008)
- Anders Lindquist (2009)
- John A. Burns (2010)
Note: The Reid Prize was awarded every other year until 2000.
The recipient of the W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize receives a cash award of $10,000 and an engraved medal.
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.
2011 Recipient: David E. Keyes
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
Citation: For his leadership and long-term advocacy of high performance computing and computational science and engineering. Keyes has served on numerous advisory committees for the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; directed the Institute for Scientific Computing Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; developed the SCaLeS report (Science Case for Large-scale Simulation); and led a major SciDAC project. He has served as SIAM Vice President at Large and as member of the Council and the Committee on Science Policy. He was founding editor of SIAM's CS&E book series. As dean of Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, he is shaping the development of a new type of interdisciplinary research university, emphasizing CS&E and bridging Arab and western cultures.David E. Keyes has been the Fu Foundation Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University since 2003. He also holds several faculty affiliate positions at the U.S. Department of Energy's national laboratories. In 2009, he became the inaugural Chair, now Dean, of the Division of Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Engineering at KAUST. Keyes earned a B.S.E. in Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences and a Certificate in Engineering Physics from Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1984. He was affiliated with Yale University from 1984 to 1993, before joining Old Dominion University and ICASE at the NASA Langley Research Center. At Old Dominion, he was a professor of mathematics and statistics and founding Director of the Center for Computational Science. He is a SIAM Fellow.
- 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)
- Peter D. Lax (2006)
- Philippe Tondeur (2008)
- J. Tinsley Oden (2009)
- Martin Grötschel (2010)
The recipient of the SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession receives a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate.
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.
2011 Recipients: The Metric Nearness Problem
SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications
Volume 30 Issue 1 (2008), pp. 375-396
Authors: Justin Brickell
University of Texas at Austin
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany
Joel A. Tropp
California Institute of Technology
The Complexity of Computing a Nash Equilibrium
SIAM Journal on Computing
Volume 39 Issue 1 (2009), pp. 195-259, Special Issue STOC
Special Issue on the Thirty-Eighth Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC 2006)
Authors: Constantinos Daskalakis
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Paul W. Goldberg
University of Liverpool, UK
Christos H. Papadimitriou
University of California at Berkeley
Statistically Hiding Commitments and Statistical Zero-Knowledge Arguments from Any One-Way Function
SIAM Journal on Computing
Volume 39 Issue 3 (2009), pp. 1153-1218
Special Section on the Thirty-Ninth Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC 2007)
Authors: Iftach Haitner
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Shien Jin Ong
Recipients of the SIAM Outstanding Paper Prizes receive a cash award of $500.
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, organized by the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP).The 2011 recipients will be invited to present their winning papers at the 2012 SIAM Annual Meeting.
2011 Recipients: Problem A, The Continuous Problem: "Snowboard Course"
Solution: "A Half-Blood/Half-Pipe: A Perfect Performance"
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Beijing, P. R. China
Students: Enhao Gong, Rongsha Li, Xiaoyun Wang
Faculty Advisor: Professor Jimin Zhang
Problem B, The Discrete Problem: "Repeater Coordination"
Solution: "Clustering on a Network"
Harvey Mudd College
Department of Mathematics
Students: Daniel Furlong, Dylan Marriner, Louis Ryan
Faculty Advisor: Professor Susan Martonosi
Recipients of the SIAM Award in the MCM receive a cash prize of $850 (prize and travel) and a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate for the students' schools.
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. Papers entered in the competition must already have been submitted for publication.The 2011 recipients will be invited to present their winning papers at the 2012 SIAM Annual Meeting.
2011 Recipients: Necdet Serhat Aybat
Title: "Unified Approach for Minimizing Composite Norms"
Co-Author: Garud N. Iyengar, Columbia University
Submitted for publication in Mathematical Programming Series A, MOS
University of Maryland, College Park
Title: "Portfolio Selection Using Tikhonov Filtering to Estimate the Covariance Matrix"
Co-Author: Dianne P. O'Leary, University of Maryland, College Park
SIAM Journal on Financial Mathematics
Vol. 1 (2010), pp. 932-961
Title: : "On Maximum-Principle-Satisfying High Order Schemes for Scalar Conservation Laws"
Co-Author: Chi-Wang Shu, Brown University
Journal of Computational Physics 2 29 (2010) 3091-3120, Elsevier
Recipients of the SIAM Student Paper Prizes receive $1,550 (award and travel) and a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate.
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 2010.
SIREV 52 (1)
"Image Denoising Methods. A New Nonlocal Principle"
SIAM Review Vol. 52, Issue 1 (2010), pp. 113-147
Antoni Buades, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and Université Paris Descartes, France
Bartomeu Coll, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Jean-Michel Morel, Centre de Mathématiques et Leurs Applications, ENS-Cachan, France
SIREV 52 (2)
"A Stochastic Collocation Method for Elliptic Partial Differential Equations with Random Input Data"
SIAM Review Vol. 52, Issue 2 (2010), pp. 317-355
Ivo Babuška, University of Texas at Austin
Fabio Nobile, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Raúl F. Tempone, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
SIREV 52 (3)
"What Shape Is Your Conjugate? A Survey of Computational Convex Analysis and Its Applications"
SIAM Review Vol. 52, Issue 3 (2010), pp. 505-542
Yves Lucet, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Canada
SIREV 52 (4)
"A Parallel Multilevel Technique for Solving the Bidomain Equation on a Human Heart with Purkinje Fibers and a Torso Model"
SIAM Review Vol. 52, Issue 4 (2010), pp. 717-743
Takumi Washio, University of Tokyo, Japan
Jun-ichi Okada, University of Tokyo, Japan
Toshiaki Hisada, University of Tokyo, Japan
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 2011 Fellows were selected from nominations submitted by their peers. The following have been named SIAM Fellows for the Class of 2011.
Mark J. Ablowitz University of Colorado Boulder
Kendall E. Atkinson University of Iowa
Claude W. Bardos Laboratoire Jacques Louis Lions, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
John T. Betts The Boeing Company, Retired
Charles R. Doering University of Michigan
Jim Douglas, Jr. University of Chicago and Purdue University, Retired
Alan S. Edelman Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Charbel Farhat Stanford University
Jean-Pierre Fouque University of California Santa Barbara
Alan M. Frieze Carnegie Mellon University
Kenneth M. Golden University of Utah
Thomas A. Grandine The Boeing Company
William D. Gropp University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Philip Holmes Princeton University
Ilse C. F. Ipsen North Carolina State University
Christopher K. R. T. Jones University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
David E. Keyes Columbia University and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Suzanne M. Lenhart University of Tennessee Knoxville
John G. Lewis The Boeing Company and Cray, Retired
Zhi-Quan Luo University of Minnesota
Olvi L. Mangasarian University of Wisconsin Madison, Retired, and University of California San Diego
Bernard J. Matkowsky Northwestern University
James McKenna Bell Laboratories, Retired
Volker Mehrmann Technische Universität Berlin
Boris Mordukhovich Wayne State University
Bill Morton University of Oxford Computing Laboratory, Retired
Ricardo H. Nochetto University of Maryland College Park
Beresford N. Parlett University of California Berkeley, Retired
Ahmed H. Sameh Purdue University West Lafayette
Robert D. Skeel Purdue University West Lafayette
Craig A. Tracy University of California Davis
Stephen J. Wright University of Wisconsin Madison
Jinchao Xu Pennsylvania State University
Ya-xiang Yuan Chinese Academy of Sciences