## 2012 Prizes and Awards Luncheon

SIAM Annual Meeting

July 10, 2012

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.

__2012 Lecturer__: **Robert Bridson**

University of British Columbia, Canada

Title of Lecture: **Creating Reality: The Mathematics Behind Visual Effects **

Wednesday, July 11, 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.

Nicollet ABC – Level 1

**Robert Bridson** is Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and its Scientific Computing Laboratory and Imager Lab at the University of British Columbia. He obtained his BMATH (1998) and MMATH (1999) from the University of Waterloo and his PhD from Stanford University in 2003 under the supervision of Ron Fedkiw. He is a co-founder (2008) and Chief Scientist of Exotic Matter, a graphics company making physical simulation software for the film industry. Exotic Matter’s Naiad software, a 3D fluid solver and dynamics framework, has featured in liquid effects in recent blockbusters and is now used at studios around the world. He co-wrote the Squirt fluid simulator for Double Negative Visual Effects in London, UK. While at Stanford, he worked at Industrial Light & Magic as one of the original contributors to the PhysBAM project. He recently worked in R&D at Weta Digital in New Zealand.

Previous Lecturers:

- Phillip A. Griffiths (1995) *
- Charles Van Loan (1995) *
- William F. Ballhaus, Jr. (1996) *
- Brian Rosen (1996) *
- Joseph B. Keller (1997)
- Robert C. Merton (1998)
- Richard A. Tapia (1999)
- James A. Sethian (2000)
- Steven H. Strogatz (2001)
- Christoph Bregler (2002)
- William J. Cook (2003)
- Michael B. Ray (2004)
- Christopher R. Johnson (2005)
- Simon Levin (2006)
- Prize not awarded (2007)
- Daniel Rockmore (2008)
- Andrew W. Lo (2009)
- Dmitri Tymoczko (2010)
- No award was made in 2007 or 2011

***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.

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### 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.

__2012 Lecturer__: **Barbara Lee Keyfitz**

The Ohio State University

Title of Lecture: **The Role of Characteristics in Conservation Laws**

Monday, July 9, 2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

Nicollet ABC – Level 1

__Citation__: Barbara Keyfitz, the Dr. Charles Saltzer Professor of Mathematics at the Ohio State University, has made pioneering and seminal contributions to the field of hyperbolic conservation laws. In collaboration with Herbert Kranzer, she introduced the novel and important notion of singular (also called delta) shocks, and made the original study of their properties. Furthermore, her research group spearheaded the revival of the rigorous treatment of transonic gas flow, now a very active research area. Important applications of her work include aerodynamics and multiphase flow models in porous media. Professor Keyfitz also has an outstanding record of national and international professional service in the mathematical community, and as a leader and mentor of future generations of mathematicians. Her numerous roles include serving as AWM President and as a Vice President of SIAM, as Director of the Fields Institute of Canada, and she is the current President of ICIAM (the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics). AWM and SIAM are honored that Professor Barbara Keyfitz will deliver the 2012 Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture.

**Barbara Keyfitz**received her undergraduate education at the University of Toronto and her MS and PhD from the Courant Institute, New York University. She has been a faculty member in engineering at Columbia University and Princeton University and in mathematics at Arizona State University. Before joining the faculty of the Ohio State University in 2009, she was the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Mathematics at the University of Houston, where she was a faculty member for twenty-one years. She was President of AWM in 2005-2006. She is President of ICIAM, a Vice-President of AMS, a Fellow of SIAM, and a Fellow of AAAS. She was awarded the AWM Noether Lecture at the 2012 Joint Mathematics Meeting, and she will receive the 2012 SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession.

Previous Recipients:

- 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)
- Susanne Brenner (2011)

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

**Richard C. DiPrima Prize**

The Richard C. DiPrima Prize is awarded to a junior scientist who has done outstanding research in applied mathematics (defined as those topics covered by SIAM journals) and who has completed his/her doctoral dissertation and all other requirements for his/her doctorate during the period running from three years prior to the award date to one year prior to the award date.

The prize, proposed by the late Gene H. Golub during his term as SIAM President, is funded by contributions from students, friends, colleagues, and family of the late Richard C. DiPrima, former SIAM President.2012 Recipient: **Thomas A. Goldstein**

Stanford University

__Citation__: The 2012 Richard C. DiPrima Prize is awarded to Thomas Goldstein for his doctoral dissertation, “Algorithms and Applications for L1 Minimization,” and for devising an algorithm, the split Bregman iteration, which is remarkably effective for L1 minimization, in particular, to applications in compressed sensing and total variation-based image processing.

**Tom Goldstein**is a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, working in the Information Systems Laboratory. He obtained his BA in Mathematics from Washington University in St.Louis and his MS (2007) and PhD (2010) both in Applied Mathematics at UCLA, under the supervision of Stanley Osher. Their joint paper, “The Split-Bregman Method for L-1 Regularized Problems,” published in

*SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences*, Volume 2 Issue 2 (2009), was selected by Thomson Reuters as a “new hot paper” in computer science based on Essential Science Indicators, and the announcement was posted in Science Watch in July 2011. Goldstein’s primary research interest is in numerical methods for optimization problems and elliptic PDEs. Most of his work has applications in image processing, especially for MRI and CT technology.

Previous Recipients:

- Mary E. Brewster (1988)
- Anne Bourlioux and Robin Carl Young (1992)
- Stephen Jonathan Chapman (1994)
- David Paul Williamson (1996)
- Bart De Schutter (1998)
- Keith Lindsay (2000)
- Gang Hu (2002)
- Diego Dominici (2004)
- Xinwei Yu (2006)
- Daan Huybrechs (2008)
- Colin B. Macdonald (2010)

The recipient of the Richard C. DiPrima Prize receives $1,000 and a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate.

### George Pólya Prize

The George Pólya Prize, established in 1969, is given every two years, alternately in two categories: for a notable application of combinatorial theory, or for a notable contribution in another area of interest to George Pólya such as approximation theory, complex analysis, number theory, orthogonal polynomials, probability theory, or mathematical discovery and learning.

In 2012, the George Pólya Prize is given for a notable application of combinatorial theory.__2012 Recipients:__ **Vojtěch Rödl**

** ** Emory University

**Mathias Schacht**

University of Hamburg, Germany

__Citation__: The 2012 George Pólya Prize is awarded to Vojtěch Rödl and Mathias Schacht for their seminal work on the regularity method for hypergraphs. Rödl and Schacht have produced a central body of results developing, extending, and consolidating Szemerédi’s regularity method for hypergraphs. They have also shown how this method leads to remarkable results like the generalized hypergraph removal lemma and the theorem that every decidable, hereditary property of *k*-uniform hypergraphs is testable with one-sided error.

**Vojtěch Rödl** is currently the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Emory University, where he has been affiliated for twenty years. He received his MS (1973) and PhD (1976) both in Mathematics from Charles University in Prague.

**Mathias Schacht**is the Heisenberg Professor in the Discrete Mathematics Research Group of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Hamburg. He earned his PhD in 2004 from Emory University, where Vojtěch Rödl was his advisor. He has taught at Charles University Prague and, from 2006 to 2009, at Humboldt University Berlin

**.**

Previous Recipients:

- R. L. Graham, K. Leeb, B. L. Rothschild, A. W. Hales, R.I. Jewett (1971)
- R. P. Stanley, E. Szemerédi, R. M. Wilson (1975)
- L. Lovász (1979)
- A. Bjorner, P. Seymour (1983)
- A. C. Yao (1987)
- G. Kalai, S. Shelah (1992)
- G. Chudnovsky, H. Kesten (1994)
- J. N. Kahn, D. Reimer (1996)
- P. Deift, Xin Zhou, P. Sarnak (1998)
- N. Alon (2000)
- C. A. Tracy, Harold Widom (2002)
- Neil Robertson, Paul Seymour (2004)
- Gregory F. Lawler, Oded Schramm, Wendelin Werner (2006)
- Van H. Vu (2008)
- Emmanuel Candès, Terence Tao (2010)

Recipients of the Pólya Prize receive an engraved medal and share the cash award of $20,000.

**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.

__2012 Recipient__: ** Ruth F. Curtain**

University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Title of Lecture: ** Large Algebraic Properties of Riccati Equations**

Wednesday, July 11, 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Nicollet ABC – Level 1

__Citation__: The 2012 W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize is awarded to Ruth Curtain for her fundamental contributions to the theory of infinite dimensional systems and the control of systems governed by partial and delay differential equations.

**Ruth F. Curtain**completed her early academic education at the University of Melbourne, Australia, earning her BSc, Dip. Ed., and MA in Mathematics. She received a PhD in Applied Mathematics at Brown University in 1969. The period 1971-77 was spent at the University of Warwick, U.K., and in 1977, she joined the mathematics section of the University of Groningen (RuG). Curtain has served as an associate editor for several international journals and as an editor for Automatica. She has served on the committee responsible for mathematics, computing science, and astronomy of the Dutch Science Research Council. She was elected a Fellow in IEEE for contributions to the control theory of stochastic systems and infinite-dimensional systems.

Previous Recipients:

- 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)
- Irena Lasiecka (2011)

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

### SIAG/FME Junior Scientist Prize

The SIAM Activity Group on Financial Mathematics and Engineering (SIAG/FME) Junior Scientist Prize, established in 2010, is awarded to an outstanding junior researcher in the field of mathematical modeling in finance for distinguished contributions to the field in the three calendar years prior to the year of the award.

__2012 Recipient__: ** Sergey Nadtochiy**

Oxford University, United Kingdom

Title of Lecture: ** Market-Based Approach to Modeling Derivatives Prices**

Tuesday, July 10, 9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Nicollet D2/3 – Level 1

__Citation__: Sergey Nadtochiy is awarded the 2012 SIAG/FME Junior Scientist Prize for his impressive contributions to Mathematical Finance and his original, sophisticated and rigorous mathematical analysis of challenging problems in volatility modeling and derivative pricing theory.

**Sergey Nadtochiy** is a senior postdoctoral research fellow at the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance and the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford. He earned a Specialist (MSc) Degree in Mathematics from Moscow State University in 2005. He received his MA (2008) and PhD (2009) both in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University, where his advisor was René Carmona. His research interests are in the areas of market-based models for derivatives prices; optimal investment; static hedging; inverse problems; stochastic analysis; and PDE.

Previous Recipient: Erhan Bayraktar (2010)

The recipient of the SIAG/FME Junior Scientist Prize receives a hand-calligraphed certificate and 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 11, from

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Greenway F on Level 2. For program, see next page.__2011 Recipients__: Problem A, The Continuous Problem: “Snowboard Course”

Solution: “A Half-Blood/Half-Pipe: A Perfect Performance”

** Tsinghua University**

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 in a Network”

** Harvey Mudd College**

** **Department of Mathematics

Claremont, California

Students: **Daniel Furlong, Dylan Marriner, Louis Ryan**

Faculty Advisor: **Professor Susan Martonosi**

__2012 Recipients__: Problem A, The Continuous Problem: “The Leaves of a Tree”

Solution: “The Secrets of Leaves”

** Zhejiang University**

Department of Mathematics

Hangzhou, P. R. China

Students: **Cheng Fu, Hangqi Zhao, Danting Zhu**

Faculty Advisor: **Professor Zhiyi Tan**

Problem B, The Discrete Problem: “Camping Along the Big Long River”

Solution: “C.A.R.S: Cellular Automaton Rafting Simulation”

** University of Louisville**

** **Department of Mathematics

Louisville, Kentucky

Students: **James Jones, Suraj Kannan, Joshua Mitchell**

Faculty Advisor: **Professor Changbing Hu**

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 11**

**Greenway F - Level 2**

__PROGRAM__

**MS54 Student Days: SIAM/MCM Award Winners Presentations (2011, 2012)**

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Greenway F - Level 2

Chair: Peter R. Turner, Clarkson University

**10:30-10:55 A Half-Blood/Half-Pipe: A Perfect Performance**

Enhao Gong, *Rongsha Li*, Xiaoyun Wang, Tsinghua University

**11:00-11:25 Clustering in a Network**

Daniel Furlong, Dylan Marriner, *Louis Ryan,* Harvey Mudd College

**11:30-11:55 The Secrets of Leaves **

* *Cheng Fu, Hangqi Zhao, *Danting Zhu, *Zhejiang University

**12:00-12:25 C.A.R.S: Cellular Automaton Rafting Simulation**

* James Jones, Suraj Kannan*, *Joshua Mitchel*l*,* University of Louisville

**MS69 Student Days: SIAM Student Paper Prize Winners Presentations (2011, 2012)**

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Greenway F - Level 2

Chair: Peter R. Turner, Clarkson University

**4:00-4:15 Portfolio Selection Using Tikhonov Filtering to Estimate the Covariance Matrix**

* **Sungwoo Park, *Knight Capital Group, and Dianne P. O’Leary, University of Maryland,College Park

**4:20-4:35 On Maximum-Principle-Satisfying High Order Schemes for Scalar Conservation** **Laws**

*Xiangxiong Zhang, *Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Chi-Wang Shu, Brown University

**4:40- 4:55 Unified Approach for Minimizing Composite Norms**

* Necdet Serhat Aybat, *Pennsylvania State University, and Garud N. Iyengar, ColumbiaUniversity

**5:00-5:15 Convergent Finite Difference Solvers for Viscosity Solutions of the Elliptic**

** Monge-Amp****è****re Equation in Dimensions Two and Higher**

** *** Brittany D. Froese* and Adam Oberman, Simon Fraser University

**5:20-5:35 Reconstructions from Backscatter Data in Electric Impedance Tomography**

*Stefanie Hollborn, *Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

**5:40-5:55 On the Quasistatic Approximation in the Stokes-Darcy Model of Groundwater-****Surface Water Flows**

* **Marina Moraiti,* University of Pittsburgh

*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 11, from

4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Greenway F on Level 2. For program, see preceding page..__2011 Recipients__: ** Necdet Serhat Aybat**

Pennsylvania State University; PhD 2011 Columbia University

“Unified Approach for Minimizing Composite Norms”

Co-Author: Garud N. Iyengar, Columbia University

**Sungwoo Park**

Knight Capital Group; PhD 2011 University of Maryland, College Park

“Portfolio Selection Using Tikhonov Filtering to Estimate the Covariance Matrix”

Co-Author: Dianne P. O’Leary, University of Maryland, College Park

**Xiangxiong Zhang**

Massachusetts Institute of Technology; PhD 2011 Brown University

“On Maximum-Principle-Satisfying High Order Schemes for Scalar Conservation Laws”

Co-Author: Chi-Wang Shu, Brown University

__2012 Recipients__: ** Brittany D. Froese**

Simon Fraser University, Canada

“Convergent Finite Difference Solvers for Viscosity Solutions of the Elliptic

Monge-Ampère Equation in Dimensions Two and Higher”

Co-Author: Adam Oberman, Simon Fraser University, Canada

**Stefanie Hollborn**

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

“Reconstructions from Backscatter Data in Electric Impedance Tomography”

**Marina Moraiti**

University of Pittsburgh

“On the Quasistatic Approximation in the Stokes-Darcy Model of Groundwater-Surface Water Flows”

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.

__2012 Recipients__: “The Fast Johnson-Lindenstrauss Transform and Approximate Nearest Neighbors”

*SIAM** Journal on Computing*, Volume 39, Issue 1 (2009), pp. 302-322

Authors: **Nir Ailon**

Technion, Israel

** Bernard Chazelle**

Princeton University

“Topological Optimization of Rod-Stirring Devices”

*SIAM** Review*, Volume 53, Issue 4 (2011), Expository Research Papers section, pp. 723-743

Authors: **Matthew D. Finn**

University of Adelaide, Australia

**Jean-Luc Thiffeault**

University of Wisconsin

“A Riemannian Optimization Approach for Computing Low-Rank Solutions of Lyapunov Equations”

*SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications*, Volume 31, Issue 5 (2010), pp. 2553-2579

Authors: **Bart Vandereycken**

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

** Stefan Vandewalle**

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

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

**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.

__2012 Recipient__: ** Barbara Lee Keyfitz**

The Ohio State University

__Citation__: Barbara Keyfitz is awarded the SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession for her long-term and pervasive advocacy of applied mathematics in several leadership roles. As the Director of the Fields Institute in Toronto (2004-2008), Keyfitz revitalized applied mathematics programming at the Institute with initiatives such as the successful Fields-MITACS Industrial Problem-Solving workshops. The innovative Canada-wide graduate industrial research internship program for students in the mathematical sciences was created by MITACS-NCE while she served on its Board of Directors. The program has since expanded from applied mathematics to cover all disciplines. She was President of the Association for Women in Mathematics (2005-2006). In SIAM, Keyfitz served as Vice President for Programs (1998-2003), and was instrumental in forming closer links between SIAM’s US-based and Mexican communities, in particular through the organization of numerous SIAM-SMM conferences. Currently, as President of ICIAM, she is leading applied mathematics globally.

**Barbara Keyfitz**received her undergraduate education at the University of Toronto and her MS and PhD from the Courant Institute, New York University. She has been a faculty member in engineering at Columbia University and Princeton University and in mathematics at Arizona State University. Before joining the faculty of the Ohio State University in 2009, she was the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Mathematics at the University of Houston, where she was a faculty member for twenty-one years. She was President of AWM in 2005-2006. She is President of ICIAM, a Vice-President of AMS, a Fellow of SIAM, and a Fellow of AAAS. In 2012, she has been awarded the AWM Noether Lecture and the AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture.

Previous Recipients:

- 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)
- David E. Keyes (2011)

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.

__2012 Lecturer__: **Sir John Ball**

University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Title of Lecture: **Liquid Crystals for Mathematicians**

Tuesday, July 10, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Nicollet ABC – Level 1

__Citation__: The 2012 John von Neumann invited lecturer is Sir John Ball in recognition of his deep contributions to our understanding of the mechanics of materials via the calculus of variations and other branches of mathematical analysis, especially his pioneering work on existence theorems and constitutive models for nonlinear elasticity, cavitation in solids, irregular minimizers and material microstructure, and, more recently, defects in liquid crystals.

**Sir John Ball**, FRS, FRSE, is Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford; Director of the Oxford Centre for Nonlinear PDE; and Fellow of The Queen’s College. He took an undergraduate degree in Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and obtained a D. Phil in 1972 at the University of Sussex. He moved to Heriot-Watt University in 1972 on an SRC postdoctoral fellowship which enabled him to spend an extended period at Brown University, where he began work on the existence of solutions to the equilibrium equations of nonlinear elasticity, as well as furthering his interest in infinite-dimensional dynamical systems. He was Professor of Applied Analysis at Heriot-Watt University from 1982-1996, before he moved to the University of Oxford. Among the many prizes he has received is the 1999 SIAM Theodore von Kármán Prize. He served as Past-President of the International Mathematical Union in 2007-10 and in 2012 started a 3-year term as a Member of the Executive Board of International Council for Science (ICSU).

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
- 2011 Ingrid Daubechies

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

### SIGEST Authors

SIGEST contains digested versions of selected papers from SIAM’s research jounrals. 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 2011.

SIREV 53(1)

“Using Global Invariant Manifolds to Understand Metastability in the Burgers Equation with
Small Viscosity”

SIAM Review Volume 53, Issue 1 (2011), pp. 129-153

** Margaret Beck,** Boston University

** C. Eugene Wayne,** Boston University

SIREV 53(2)

“A Mathematical Model for the Control and Eradication of a Wood Boring Beetle Infestation”

SIAM Review Volume 53, Issue 2 (2011), pp. 321-345

** Stephen A. Gourley,** University of Surrey, United Kingdom

** Xingfu Zou,** University of Western Ontario, Canada

SIREV 53(3)

“Linear Probing with 5-wise Independence”

SIAM Review Volume 53, Issue 3 (2011), pp. 547-558

** Anna Pagh,** University of Copenhagen, Denmark

** Rasmus Pagh,** University of Copenhagen, Denmark

** Milan Ružić,** University of Copenhagen, Denmark

SIREV 53(4)

“Convergence Speed in Distributed Consensus and Averaging”

SIAM Review Volume 53, Issue 4 (2011), pp. 747-772

** Alex Olshevsky,** Princeton University

** John N. Tsitsiklis,** Massachusetts Institute of Technology

*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 2012 Fellows were selected from nominations submitted by their peers.

The following have been named SIAM Fellows for the Class of 2012.**Tamer Başar** *University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign*

**Michele Benzi** *Emory University*

**Anthony M. Bloch** *University of Michigan*

**Pavel B. Bochev** *Sandia National Laboratories*

**Richard A. Brualdi** *University of Wisconsin-Madison, Emeritus*

**Gui-Qiang G. Chen** *University of Oxford*

**G. Bard Ermentrout** *University of Pittsburgh*

**Richard S. Falk** *Rutgers University*

**Lisa J. Fauci** *Tulane University*

**David R. Ferguson** *Applied Mathematical Analysis and The Boeing Company, Retired*

**M. Gregory Forest** *University of North Carolina Chapel Hill*

**Susan Friedlander** *University of Southern California*

**Irene M. Gamba** *The University of Texas at Austin*

**Walter Gautschi** *Purdue University, Retired*

**Donald Goldfarb** *Columbia University*

**Sven Hammarling** *Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd, Semiretired, and University of* *Manchester*

**Pavol Hell** *Simon Fraser University*

**Bruce Hendrickson** *Sandia National Laboratories*

**Kirk E. Jordan** *IBM Corporation*

**Michael I. Jordan** *University of California, Berkeley*

**James P. Keener** *University of Utah*

**Naomi Ehrich Leonard** *Princeton University*

**Philip Kumar Maini** *University of Oxford*

**Geoffrey B. McFadden** *National Institute of Standards and Technology*

**Edward Ott** *University of Maryland, College Park*

**Tamar Schlick** *New York University*

**David B. Shmoys** *Cornell University*

**Mary Silber** *Northwestern University*

**Barry F. Smith** *Argonne National Laboratory*

**Tao Tang** *Hong Kong Baptist University*

**Edriss S. Titi** *Weizmann Institute of Science and University of California, Irvine*

**Robert J. Vanderbei** *Princeton University*

**Richard S. Varga** *Kent State University, Emeritus*

**Jan C. Willems** *Katholieke Universiteit Leuven*

**Thaleia Zariphopoulou** *University of Oxford and The University of Texas at Austin*

### 2013 SIAM Major Prizes

Calls for Nominations

The SIAM prize program provides you with an opportunity to recognize deserving people in your field by nominating them for a SIAM prize. Prizes are intended to distinguish individuals for outstanding contributions. And while many of the prizes carry monetary awards, it is the recognition by the mathematical sciences community for both the awardees and their institutions that matters most. SIAM values diversity of participants in all its activities and seeks diversity within the set of nominations for each prize.

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

__The following prizes will have open calls for nominations__**:** Calls will be posted at the SIAM website and published in electronic newsletters as they become available. Prizes will be awarded at the 2013 SIAM Annual Meeting except where noted.

**Germund Dahlquist Prize**

* The Dahlquist Prize will be awarded at SciCADE 2013, July 2013*

**AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture**

**Ralph E. Kleinman Prize**

**W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize**

**SIAM Student Paper Prizes**

**James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing**

**The John von Neumann Lecture**

### 2013 SIAM Activity Group Prizes

Calls for Nominations

The SIAM prize program provides you with an opportunity to recognize deserving people in your field by nominating them for one of these SIAM Activity Group (SIAG) prizes. SIAM values diversity of participants in all its activities and seeks diversity within the set of nominations for each prize. Calls for Nominations for the following prizes will be posted at the SIAM website and published in electronic newsletters as they become available.

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

__The following SIAG prizes will be awarded in 2013__**:**

**Gábor Szegő Prize** (SIAG/Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions)

OPSFA 2013, March 25-29, 2013

**J. D. Crawford Prize** (SIAG/Dynamical Systems)

**Jürgen Moser Lecture** (SIAG/Dynamical Systems)

SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems (DS13)

May 19-23, 2013

**SIAG/Geosciences Career Prize **

**SIAG/Geosciences Junior Scientist Prize **

SIAM Conference on the Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences (GS13)

June 17-20, 2013

**SIAG/Control and Systems Theory Prize**

**SIAG/CST Best SICON Paper Prize **

SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT13)

July 8-10, 2013, joint with the SIAM Annual Meeting

**SIAG/Analysis of PDE Prize **

SIAM Conference on Analysis of PDE (PD13)

**For information on SIAM prizes, visit the SIAM Prizes website**

*www.siam.org/prizes/sponsored/*

**Calls for Nominations are posted at**

*www.siam.org/prizes/nominations.php*

**2013 Prizes**

**The following prizes will be awarded at:**

__2013 SIAM Annual Meeting__

I. E. Block Community Lecture

AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture

Ralph E. Kleinman 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

James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

The John von Neumann Lecture

__SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT13)__, joint with the SIAM Annual Meeting:

SIAG/Control and Systems Theory Prize

SIAG/CST Best SICON Paper Prize

**The following prizes will be awarded at other societies' conferences in 2013:**

__At Joint Math Meetings, January 2013__

Norbert Wiener Prize

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research by an Undergraduate Student

JPBM Communications Award

__At OPSFA 2013, March 2013__

Gábor Szegő Prize (SIAG/Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions)

__At SciCADE 2013, July 2013__

Germund Dahlquist Prize

**The following prizes will be awarded at SIAM Activity Group (SIAG) conferences in 2013:**

SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering awarded jointly with ACM at CSE13

J. D. Crawford Prize (SIAG/Dynamical Systems)

Jürgen Moser Lecture (SIAG/Dynamical Systems)

SIAG/Geosciences Career Prize

SIAG/Geosciences Junior Scientist Prize

SIAM Activity Group on Analysis of PDE Prize

Calls for Nominations for these prizes will be posted at the SIAM website and published in electronic newsletters as they become available. **www.siam.org/prizes/nominations.php**