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2016 SIAM Student Paper Prize

Fatma Terzioglu of Texas A&M University received the 2016 Student Paper Prize.
Fatma Terzioglu is a recipient of the 2016 SIAM Student Paper Prize. In an effort to recognize outstanding scholarship by students in applied mathematics or computing, SIAM awards the prize each year to the student author(s) of the most outstanding paper(s) submitted to the SIAM Student Paper Competition. This award is based solely on the merit and content of the student’s contribution to the submitted paper.

“I got my bachelor’s degree in the Integrated B.S. and M.S. Program in Mathematics Education in 2009 and a master’s degree in mathematics in 2011 at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. I am currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M University.  My Ph.D. advisor is Peter Kuchment, and my research interests are in the area of inverse problems of tomographic type. My Ph.D. research focuses on analytic and computational aspects of Compton camera imaging, which has applications in medical and homeland security imaging. 

I am a founding officer and currently the vice-president of the Texas A&M University Chapter of SIAM. As a student member of SIAM, I have access to cutting-edge research and resources for identifying and developing career options in applied and computational math, besides many other benefits.

The paper, “Some inversion formulas for the cone transform,” contains several analytical inversion formulas for the so-called cone transform, which enable one to reconstruct both two and three-dimensional images from Compton camera data. I am very happy and honored that my first paper has been selected among many notable works. This stimulates me to put even greater effort into doing good mathematics.”
        – Fatma Terzioglu

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