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Thursday, July 28, 2016
Philadelphia, PA – Linda R. Petzold of the University of California Santa Barbara has been awarded the 2016 SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession, by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) for her strong, long-time advocacy for computational science and applied mathematics and for her role in molding national policy in research and education in these multidisciplinary fields. Petzold was recognized during the Prizes and Awards Luncheon at the 2016 SIAM Annual Meeting (AN16) in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 12.
Petzold’s research has concerned both numerical analysis and mathematical modeling of large scale systems from engineering, biology, and medicine. Her efforts have profoundly influenced the high status in which contemporary computational science and applied mathematics are held worldwide.
Petzold is a professor in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and of Computer Science at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). She earned her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Illinois in 1978. Petzold received the first award of both the J. H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software (1991) and the AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture (2003). Her other awards associated with SIAM are the Germund Dahlquist Prize (1999) and the SIAM/ACM Prize in CS&E (2013).
The SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession, established in 1985, became an annual prize in 2003 and is awarded to an applied mathematician who has made distinguished contributions to the furtherance of applied mathematics on the national level.
The recipient of the SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession receives a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate.
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an international society of more than 14,000 individual, academic and corporate members from 85 countries. SIAM helps build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology to solve real-world problems through publications, conferences, and communities like chapters, sections and activity groups. Learn more at siam.org.
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Petzold was recognized by SIAM President Pam Cook during the Prize and Awards lunch in Boston, MA, on July 12.
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