The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)'s Student Paper Competition selects the best paper submissions each year to recognize noteworthy research work and scholarship by students in applied mathematics and computing. The awards are made based solely on the merit and content of student contributions to the submitted papers. Winners of the SIAM Student Paper Prize are awarded a cash prize of $1000 each, a SIAM Student Travel Award, and a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate.
The 2011 prizes were awarded to Necdet Serhat Aybat (Pennsylvania State University, USA) for the paper, "Unified Approach for Minimizing Composite Norms;" Sungwoo Park (Knight Capital Group, USA) for "Portfolio Selection Using Tikhonov Filtering to Estimate the Covariance Matrix;" and Xiangxiong Zhang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA) for a paper titled "On Maximum-Principle-Satisfying High Order Schemes for Scalar Conservation Laws."
The 2012 prizes were awarded to Brittany D. Froese (Simon Fraser University, Canada) for "Convergent Finite Difference Solvers for Viscosity Solutions of the Elliptic Monge-Ampère Equation in Dimensions Two and Higher;" Stefanie Hollborn (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany) for the paper, "Reconstructions from Backscatter Data in Electric Impedance Tomography;" and Marina Moraiti (University of Pittsburgh, USA) for "On the Quasistatic Approximation in the Stokes-Darcy Model of Groundwater-Surface Water Flows."
The prize recipients were in attendance to receive their awards at the Prizes and Awards Luncheon held Tuesday, July 10, and presented their winning papers in a Student Days session the following evening as part of the SIAM Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
For abstracts and more details on the papers, please visit the SIAM Student Paper Prize presentations page.
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