SC doctoral students James Cheung and Evan Cresswell are winners of the 2017 SIAM-SEAS awards for best graduate oral presentation and graduate poster presentation. Based on his paper entitled Boundary Condition Approximation for Lagrange Finite Elements by Polynomial Extension, Cheung’s award for best oral presentation recognizes effective presentations delivered by impactful, confident and engaging speakers. Cresswell’s award for best graduate poster presentation was for his research, Computational Model for Local Calcium Dynamics in Astrocytes.
Alan Lemmon, Scientific Computing Associate Professor, has been awarded the university’s Developing Scholar Award by the Council on Research and Creativity. The award is based on Lemmon’s strong cumulative record of achievements in scholarship, teaching and service. Of particular note is his research in phylogenetics and his methods to lower the costs of genome sequencing.
Department of Scientific Computing faculty Xiaoqiang Wang and Bryan Quaife, along with Nick Moore and Xiaoming Wang in the Department of Mathematics, are organizers for the approaching 41st SIAM-SEAS Conference to be held Saturday and Sunday, March 18th and 19th. Conference registration, plenary talks, poster presentations and the evening reception will be held at the Student Services Building. Workshop sessions will be held at the HCB Classroom Building.
SC doctoral student Amirhessam Tahmassebi presented three papers at the SPIE conference in Anaheim, California on April 9-13, 2017. Tahmassebi works with Professor Anke Meyer-Baese and is studying data mining and medical imagining. He has extensive research and programming experience in data science, scientific computing, data mining, medical imaging, machine learning, predictive modeling, statistical analysis, and data visualization. Tahmassebi’s paper titles and abstracts appear below; he is preparing himself for a career as a data scientist.