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IMAGE: picture   SIAM SEAS Conference,   March 24-25,2012,   UAH

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Invited Plenary Speakers

Title: What Do Mosquitofish, Shrimp and Proliferating CD4+ T-Cells Have in Common? Abstract
Time: 11:30-12:15 PM, Saturday, March 24

Dr. H.T. Banks
Dr. H.T. Banks is Director of the Center for Research in Scientific Computation and Co-Director of the Center for Quantitative Sciences in Biomedicine at North Carolina State University where he is also a Distinguished University Professor and Drexel Professor of Mathematics. Prior to this current appointment in 1992, he spent three years on the faculty at the University of Southern California where he was founder and the first Director of the Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences after having spent over 20 years on the faculty at Brown University. Dr. Banks has published over 375 papers in applied mathematics and engineering journals and written four books. He currently serves on a number of editorial boards including Computational and Applied Mathematics, Quarterly of Applied Math, Inverse Problems, Journal of Inverse and Ill-posed Problems, Applied Mathematics Letters, International Journal of Mathematical and Computational Modeling, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering and was the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the SIAM Frontiers in Applied Mathematics. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, a fellow of SIAM and was the recipient of the IEEE Control Systems Technology Award in 1996, Purdue University Distinguished Alumni Award in 1998, and the W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics from SIAM in 2002. His research interests include Mathematical. Computational and Statistical Aspects of Inverse Problems; Control Theory; and Modeling in Biology, Electromagnetics, Structures and Fluids.

Title: Finite Element Methods for a Fourth Order Obstacle Problem Abstract
Time: 8:30-915 AM, Sunday, March 25

Dr. Susanne Brenner
Dr. Brenner is currently Michael F. and Roberta Nesbit McDonald Professor at the Lousiana State University and serves as the deputy director of academic affairs for Center for Computation and Technology. She is a Fellow of the SIAM and is a 2005 recipient of the prestigious Humboldt Research Award for senior U.S. scientists. She serves on the editorial boards of many journals including SIAM Journal of Numerical Analyis, Numerische Mathematik, Mathematics of Computation, Electronic Transactions of Numerical Analysis and Notices of the American Mathematical Society. Dr. Brenner was a member of the SIAM Council and served as SIAM's Vice President for Publications. She is now the Managing Editor of Mathematics of Computation. She is also a member of the Scientific Council for the Centre International de Mathematiques Pures et Applique's and the National Advisory Board for the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute. Brenner has held numerous visiting professorships, including those at the Max-Planck Institute, Humboldt-Universitty at Berlin, Imperial College, Universit de Paris VI, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the IMA, and MSRI.


Title: Searching for Diamonds Abstract
Time: 1:30-2:15 PM, Sunday, March 25

Dr. Jerrold R. Griggs
Dr. Griggs is the Carolina Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and the chair of department of Mathematical Sciences at University of South Carolina and is a Fellow of the SIAM. He has been on the editorial board on SIAM journal on Discrete Mathematics since 1988 and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics from 2003-2009. He was also the chair of the SIAM activity group on discrete mathematics (SIAG/DM) for 2010-2011. Griggs has supervised 14 doctoral dissertations and held numerous visiting positions, including those at University of Southern California, Jet Propulsion Lab, IMA, Simon Fraser University and IDA Center for Communications Research.


Title: Efficient numerical approaches for the simulation and control of PDEs with random inputsAbstract
Time: 8:10-8:55 AM, Saturday, March 24

Dr. Max Gunzburger
Dr. Gunzburger is currently a Francis Eppes Eminent Professor at Florida State University and serves as the Chair of the Department of Scientific Computing. He is a Fellow of the SIAM and was the 2008 winner of the SIAM W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics. Prof. Gunzburger served as the Editor-in-Chief of the SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis from 2000-2007. He currently serves on the editorial boards of many journals including SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, ESAIM: M2NA, ESAIM: COCV, Theoretical and Computational Fluid Mechanics, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and its Applications, International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling and International Journal for Computational Fluid Dynamics. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of SIAM in 2003 and has held various positions at SIAM. His seminal research areas include flow control, finite element analysis, superconductivity and voronoi tessellations. He has also made great contributions in the areas of aerodynamics, materials, acoustics, climate change, groundwater, image processing and risk assessment.


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