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SIAM's Ralph E. Kleinman Prize goes to George Em Karniadakis

The prize is awarded by SIAM for outstanding research, or other contributions, that bridge the gap between mathematics and applications

Grant and Award Announcement

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Brown University's George Em Karniadakis is the 2015 recipient of the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize.

Karniadakis is being recognized for his many outstanding contributions to applied mathematics in a broad range of areas, including computational fluid dynamics, spectral methods and stochastic modeling.

Karniadakis is Charles Pitts Robinson and John Palmer Barstow Professor of Applied Mathematics at Brown University. He received his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987. In addition to his affiliation at Brown, Karniadakis is also a research scientist at MIT's Department of Ocean/Mechanical Engineering. He is a Fellow of SIAM, the American Physical Society, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and an Associated Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

His research interests include diverse topics in computational science both on algorithms and applications. A main current thrust is stochastic simulation, fractional PDEs, and multiscale modeling of physical and biological systems.

Karniadakis will receive a cash award of $5,000 and a framed, hand-calligraphed certificate at the SIAM Prizes and Awards Luncheon, which will be held 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, at the 8th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2015) in Beijing, China at the China National Convention Center.

Established in 1998, the Ralph E. Kleinman Prize is awarded to an individual for outstanding research, or other contributions, that bridge the gap between mathematics and applications. The prize may be given either for a single notable achievement or for a collection of such achievements, and is usually awarded for work that uses high-level mathematics and/or invents new mathematical tools to solve applied problems from engineering, science, and technology.


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