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CRD’s Ann Almgren, Esmond Ng Named as 2015 SIAM Fellows

April 1, 2015

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Ann Almgren and Esmond Ng have been selected as SIAM Fellows.

Ann Almgren and Esmond Ng have been selected as SIAM Fellows.

Ann Almgren and Esmond Ng of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Computational Research Division (CRD) are among the 2015 class of 31 mathematicians named as Fellows of SIAM, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

SIAM Fellows are designated each year to recognize members of the community for their distinguished contributions to the disciplines of applied mathematics, computational science and related fields. The Fellows Selection Committee selects Fellows based on nominations by SIAM members.

The 2015 SIAM Fellows will be honored at the Prizes and Awards Luncheon to be held at the International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics in Beijing in August.

“The selection of Ann and Esmond as SIAM Fellows is well-deserved recognition of their contributions and leadership in their areas of applied mathematics,” said CRD Director David Brown. “These awards, which bring the total number Berkeley Lab SIAM Fellows to nine, also reflect the overall excellence of our applied mathematics research program.”

Almgren is being recognized for contributions to the development of numerical methods for fluid dynamics and applying them to large-scale scientific and engineering problems. A staff scientist with the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering (CCSE), she is also acting group lead of CCSE and the Scalable Solvers Group in CRD. Almgren’s research interests are in asymptotic analysis, numerical analysis and high-performance computing. She serves on the editorial board for SIAM Review. »Read more about Almgren’s research.

Ng is being recognized for contributions to the development, analysis, and application of sparse matrix algorithms for solving large-scale scientific and engineering problems. Ng heads the Applied Mathematics Department in CRD. He has served as Vice Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing as well as on the editorial boards of the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing and the SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications. His areas of research span sparse matrix computation, numerical linear algebra, computational complexity, parallel computing, and mathematical software. »Read more about Ng’s research.

Almgren’s and Ng’s research is supported by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

Other SIAM Fellows at Berkeley Lab are John Bell, Alexandre Chorin, Phil Colella, Jim Demmel, John Gilbert, James Sethian and Horst Simon. The SIAM Fellows program was launched in 2009.

»See the full list of 2015 SIAM Fellows.