2009 Personal News
G. Donald Allen, LSAMP Fellowship Committee, Reviewer, 20092010.
Wolfgang Bangerth, Organizer of the "CBMS Conference on Adaptive Finite Element Methods for Partial Differential Equations", College Station, TX, May 1822, 2009.
Bob Blakley, Lead Inventor, US Patent 7502468, "Method and system for generating a cryptographically random number stream," granted March 10, 2009.
Installed as a Fellow of the IACR at Crypto 2009, held on the campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara, August 1620, 2009.
Professor Harold Boas is scheduled to receive the 2009 Chauvenet Prize from the Mathematical Association of America. This prize, awarded annually by the MAA Board of Governors is to reward outstanding expository writing. Professor Boas will receive this award at the 2009 AMS/MAA joint mathematics meetings in January in recognition of his paper entitled "Reflections on the Arbelos" published in the American Mathematical Monthly in 2006.
Awarded the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching, College Level, Fall 2009.
Awarded, Student Led Award for Teaching Excellence (SLATE), Texas A&M University, Spring 2009.
Rostislav Grigorchuk, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, has been selected to receive an Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in Research. Dr. Grigorchuk will receive his award at the annual spring awards ceremony, April 2009.
JeanLuc Guermond, Invited Professor for a month at Nice University (4/2009) and University Paris XI (6/2009), France.
Guido Kanschat, Invited for a one semester visit to the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, Minneapolis, 2009.
Peter Kuchment, Elected Fellow for the Institute of Physics (UK), 2009.
Raytcho Lazarov participated in the Pichoridis Distinguished Lectureship, University of Crete, Greece, June 2009.
Patrice and Mark Poage are pleased to announce a new addition to their family. Cooper Craig was born on Monday, April 13th at 7:20 pm, weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces.
Peter F. Stiller will be on development leave during spring 2009.
Joel Zinn visited J. Kuelbs and T. Kurtz, Spring 2009.
Grants/Contracts Awarded
G. Donald Allen, Texas Education Agency (TEA): Professional Development Activities for Teachers and Administrators: Mathematics College and Career Readiness Standards, TEA Funding Source #10450967, TAMURF #0902074, September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2011, $500,000.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB): "Design & Pilot of Framework & Tools for CCRS/Texas Educator Preparation Demonstration Sites," September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2010, $500,000. (Proposal 091202 "TAMU Educator Preparation Collaborative for Enhancing College and Career Readiness. in Texas")
(PI), NSF DMS0856767: "Retention through Remediation: Enhancing Calculus I," (CoPIs: M. Pilant and Sandra Nite), August 15, 2009 to July 31, 2012, $1,148,887.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB): "Algebra III Focus on Alignment," May 1, 2009 to May 31, 2011, $190,000.
Michael Anshelevich, IMA Participating Institutions conference grant: "Seventh East Coast Operator Algebras Symposium," October 2009, $5,000.
(PI), NSF DMS0900935: "Applications of Polynomial Families and Free Probability," September 2009 to August 2012, $105,000.
Wolfgang Bangerth, Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences (IAMCS) Innovation Award: (PI), "Exploiting Sparsity in Solving Geoscience Inverse Problems," June 1, 2009 to May 31, 2010, $20,000.
Gregory Berkolaiko (PI), NSF DMS0907968: "Graphs in Spectral Analysis of Complex Systems," September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2012, $115,000.
Andrea Bonito (PI), NSF DMS0914977: "Space and Time Adaptivity for Moving and Free Boundary Problems," August 15 2009 to July 31 2012, $137,096.
Innovation Award Grant (KUSC101604) made by King Abdulla University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Two summer salaries (2009 and 2010).
Lewis Bowen (PI), The United StatesIsrael Binational Science Foundation #2008274: "Ergodic Theory Beyond Amenable Groups," September 2009 to August 2013, $52,000.
(PI), NSF DMS0968762: "Ergodic Theory of Nonamenable Group Actions," September 2009 to August 2012, $170,760.
Prabir Daripa (Lead PI), Qatar National Research Fund: "Advanced Modeling of Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods," June 1, 2009 to May 1, 2012.
Ronald DeVore (PI), DoDOffice of Naval Research: "Fast Computational Algorithms in High Dimensions," June 1, 2009 to May 31, 2010, $330,000.
(PI), DoDOffice of Naval Research: "Fundamental Questions in Compressed Sensing," July 7, 2008 to June 30, 2012, $453,001.
(PI), NSF DMS0915231: "Collaborative Research: An ADT Proposal: Fast Cloud Surface Reconstruction Algorithms," (CoPI: G. Petrova), TAMU, September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2010, $471,938.
(PI), DoDAir Force Office of Scientific Research: "New Theory and Algorithms for Scalable Data Fusion," TAMU, June 15, 2009 to March 31, 2013, $560,000.
Kenneth J. Dykema (PI), NSF DMS0901220: "Sums of Hermitian Operators and Connections to Connes' Embedding Problem; Hyperinvariant Subspaces," July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2012, $245,223.
(PI), NSF DMS0855328: "Seventh East Coast Operator Algebras Symposium," (CoPIs: Roger Smith, Michael Anshelevich and David Kerr), June 1, 2009 to May 31, 2010, $27,160.
Yalchin Efendiev, Chevron, "Numerical Methods for Hyperbolic Equations," 20092010, $50,000.
JeanLuc Guermond (PI), DODAFOSR: "L^{1}based Approximations of PDEs and Applications," (CoPI: Bojan Popov) 20092011, $344,986.
Peter Howard (PI), NSF DMS0906370: "Spectral Analysis and Stability for Wave Patterns and Multidimensional Waves," September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2012, $213,472.
Guido Kanschat (PI), NSF DMS0834176: "CBMS Regional Conference in the Mathematical Sciences  Adaptive Finite Element Methods for Partial Differential Equations," (CoPI: Wolfgang Bangerth), February 1, 2009 to January 31, 2010, $33,731.
KAUST Innovation Award, (with R. Korty and D. Thomas), 20092010, $19k.
David Kerr (PI), NSF DMS0900938: "Operator Algebras, Dynamics, and Classification," September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2012, $150,000.
Peter Kuchment (PI), NSF DMS0908208: "Collaborative Research: Mathematical Techniques for Emerging Methods in Biomedical Imaging," September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2012, $286,920.
(CoPI), DHS: "Creation of an Interdisciplinary Nuclear Forensics Education Track at the Masters Level," 20092012, $299,726.
Grigoris Paouris (PI), NSF DMS0906150: "MeasureTheoretic Aspects of Convex Bodies," July 2009 to June 2012, $129,120.
Matthew Papanikolas (PI), NSF DMS0903838: "Special Values and Transcendence," August 1, 2009 to July 31, 2012, $156,200.
(CoPI), NSF DMS0852464: "Special Meeting: Southwest Center for Arithmetic Geometry," September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2012, $142,207.
Guergana Petrova (CoPI), DoDDARPA HR00110910042: "Surface Reconstruction from Point Clouds Using Wavelets," April 30, 2009 to April 29, 2011, $499,747.
Mike Pilant, received partial funding to organize the Third Annual Doha Conference on Applied Mathematics and Computational Science, May 2009, $30,000.
Jon Pitts (PI), NSF DMS0904481: "Texas Geometry and Topology Conference," (CoPI: J.D. Landsberg), May 15, 2009 to April 30, 2012, $55,686.
J. Maurice Rojas (PI), NSF DMS0915235, "Texas Algebraic Geometry Seminar (TAGS) 2009; College Station, TX; Spring 2009," (CoPIs: Frank Sottile, Joseph Landsberg, Paulo LimaFilho, and Laura Matusevich), May 1, 2009 to April 30, 2010, $8,690.
(CoPI), ASCR DESC0002505: "Topology for Statistical Modeling of Petascale Data," Advanced Scientific Computing Research (Mathematics for Analysis of Petascale Data), Department of Energy, September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2012, $214,795.
(PI), NSF DMS0915245: "MCS: Randomization in Algorithmic Fewnomial Theory Over Complete Fields," (CoPIs: Martin Avendano and Scott Zrebiec), Mathematics/Computer Science Interface Program, September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2012, $400,001.William Rundell (PI), NSF DMS0900889: "USChina Collaborations in Inverse Problems," July 2009 to July 2011, $35,600.
Thomas Schlumprecht (PI), NSF DMS0856148: "Banach Spaces: Theory and Application," July 15, 2009 to June 30, 2011, $170,496.
Big 12 travel grant, May 2009 to April 2010, $1,000.
Frank Sottile (PI), NSF DMS0915211: "Numerical Real Algebraic Geometry," August 1, 2009 to July 31, 2012, $435,757.
(PI), National Security Agency: "Combinatorial, Enumerative, and Toric Geometry," to support workshop at MSRI in March 2009 (CoPIs: Linda Chen and Sandor Kovacs (MSRI organizer)), $15,000.
(PI), NSF: DMS0922866: "Cluster Computing for Mathematical Sciences at Texas A&M University," (CoPIs: Wolfgang Bangerth and Zach Teitler), June 1, 2009 to May 31, 2010, $59,480.
Emil Straube (CoPI), Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics, Vienna, for program "The dbarNeumann Problem: Analysis, Geometry, and Potential Theory," October 27 to December 23, 2009, approx. $87,700. (67,500. Euro).
Fall 2009 Recipients, Department of Mathematics Awards

 Outstanding Staff
 Chris Ward
 Julissa Ortiz

 Outstanding Service
 Frank Sottile
 Jennifer Whitfield

 Outstanding Teaching
 Angela Allen
 Joel Zinn
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