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Reese to Attend AIM, NSF Sponsored Hydrology Workshop

Dr. Jill Reese will attend the American Institute of Mathematics workshop on Derivative-Free Hybrid Optimization Methods for Solving Simulation-Based Problems in Hydrology, October 6-10, 2008. The workshop participants will form an information commons to create and exchange ideas on applying hybrid optimization methods to hydrology problems which exhibit behaviors that often challenge traditional, derivative-based optimization algorithms.

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Faculty to Deliver Conference Keynote in Japan

Professor Michael Navon will be a keynote speaker at the 2008 International Conference on Hydro-Science and Engineering (ICHE2008) September 8th through 11th in Nagoya, Japan. The conference theme is New Challenges in Hydro-Science and Engineering for Sustainability through Flood Risk, Water Resources & Ecosystem Assessment. Professor Navon's keynote is entitled Reduced Order Modeling of an Adaptive Mesh Ocean Model.

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Department of Scientific Computing Approved by Board of Trustees

With the support of the Provost and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the FSU Board of Trustees, at its June meeting, approved the formation of the new Department of Scientific Computing. The fifteen founding faculty of the new department are drawn from the School of Computational Science; these faculty formerly were affiliated with the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics. Eppes Professor Max Gunzburger will serve as the first chair of the new department. The new department also inherits the graduate degree programs previously offered by the School of Computational Science.

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