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Outstanding Research and Service Recognized at 2013 SIAM Annual Meeting

The following recipients of SIAM awards and prizes were recognized at the 2013 SIAM Annual Meeting and the SIAM Conference on Control and its Applications in San Diego on July 9.

  • I.E. Block Community Lecture. Anette Hosoi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “From Razor Clams to Robots: The Mathematics Behind Biologically Inspired Design.”
  • AWM–SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture. Margaret Cheney, Colorado State University and Naval Postgraduate School, “Introduction to Radar Imaging.”
  • Ralph E. Kleinman Prize. Anna C. Gilbert, University of Michigan.
  • W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics. Tyrone E. Duncan, University of Kansas, who gave a prize lecture titled “Solvability for Stochastic Control Problems.”
  • SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory Prize. Ricardo G. Sanfelice, University of Arizona, whose prize lecture was titled “Feedback Control of Hybrid Dynamical Systems: From Cells to Power Networks.”

SIAG/CST Best SICON Paper Prize

2011 Recipients:

  • Jean-Pierre Raymond, Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse III), France, for “Feedback Stabilization of a Fluid–Structure Model,” SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Volume 48, Issue 8 (2010).
  • Mou-Hsiung Chang, U.S. Army Research Office, Tao Pang, North Carolina State University, and Jiongmin Yong, University of Central Florida, for “Optimal Stopping Problem for Stochastic Differential Equations with Random Coefficients,” SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Volume 48, Issue 2 (2009).

2013 Recipients:

  • Francesco Bullo and Ruggero Carli, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Paolo Frasca, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, for “Gossip Coverage Control for Robotic Networks: Dynamical Systems on the Space of Partitions,” SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Volume 50, Issue 1 (2012).
  • Bernard Chazelle, Princeton University, for “The Total s-Energy of a Multiagent System,” SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Volume 49, Issue 4 (2011).

SIAM Award in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling

Problem A, The Continuous Problem: “The Ultimate Brownie Pan”
Solution: “The Best Rounded Rectangle for Ultimate Brownies”
Students: Christopher Aicher, Tracy Babb, and Fiona Pigott
Faculty Adviser: Anne Dougherty
University of Colorado at Boulder.

Problem B, The Discrete Problem: “Water, Water, Everywhere”
Solution: “Quenching China’s Thirst in 2025: A Min-Cost–Max-Flow Network Model” 
Students: Pengfei Gao, Boshuo He, and Tianxin Zou
Faculty Adviser: Hao Wu
Tsinghua University, PRC.

Student Paper Prizes

  • Joscha Gedicke, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, for “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, for “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, for “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.)

Outstanding Paper Prizes

  • Andrew J. Bernoff, Harvey Mudd College, and Chad M. Topaz, Macalester College, for “A Primer of Swarm Equilibria,” SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems, Volume 10, Issue 1 (2011), 212–250.
  • Daniel Kressner and Christine Tobler, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, for “Krylov Subspace Methods for Linear Systems with Tensor Product Structure,” SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, Volume 31, Issue 4 (2010), 1688–1714.
  • Alexander V. Shapeev, University of Minnesota, for “Consistent Energy-Based Atomistic/Continuum Coupling for Two-Body Potentials in One and Two Dimensions, Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, Volume 9, Issue 3 (2011), 905–932.

Additional Prizes

  • SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering. Linda R. Petzold, University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession. Douglas N. Arnold, University of Minnesota.
  • The John von Neumann Lecture. Stanley Osher, University of California, Los Angeles,  “What Sparsity and \(\ell_1\) Optimization Can Do For You.”
  • James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing. Lexing Ying, Stanford University; he titled his lecture “Interpolative Decomposition and Novel Operator Factorizations.”

2012 SIGEST Authors

Each issue of SIAM Review’s SIGEST section features the slightly modified version of a paper originally published in one of SIAM’s research journals. SIGEST papers are judged to be of exceptional quality and of potential significance to the entire SIAM community.

  • Péter Csorba, Cor A.J. Hurkens, and Gerhard J. Woeginger, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands, “The Alcuin Number of a Graph and Its Connections to the Vertex Cover Number,” SIAM Review, Volume 54, Issue 1 (2012), 141–154; published originally in SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics.
  • Mark A. Peletier, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and Giuseppe Savaré and Marco Veneroni, Universita di Pavia, Italy, “Chemical Reactions as Γ-Limit of Diffusion,” SIAM Review, Volume 54, Issue 2 (2012), 327–352; published originally in SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis.
  • T.T. Ngo and Y. Saad, University of Minnesota, and M. Bellalij, Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambresis, France, “The Trace Ratio Optimization Problem,” SIAM Review, Volume 54, Issue 3 (2012), 545–569; published originally in SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications.
  • L. Borcea, Rice University, F. Gonzalez del Cueto, Shell Oil Bellaire Technology Center, Houston, G. Papanicolaou, Stanford University, and C. Tsogka, University of Crete and IACM/FORTH, “Filtering Deterministic Layer Effects in Imaging,” SIAM Review, Volume 54, Issue 4 (2012), 757–798; published originally in Multiscale Modeling and Simulation.

SIAM Fellows, 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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