AWM at SIAM 2013

At SIAM 2013 in San Diego, AWM, as part of the AWM Workshop, sponsors four Minisymposia, a Poster Session, and other activities.

Monday, July 8, 10:30 am-12:25 pm Royal Palm 3

AWM Careers Session 1


  • Organizers:
  • Hoa Nguyen, Trinity University, USA
  • Sigal Gottlieb, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA
  • 10:30-10:55 Adventures at Convergence of the Mathematical and Biological Sciences
    Sarah D. Olson, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • 11:00-11:25 The Impact of Diversity in Scientific Research
    Elebeoba May, University of Houston, USA
  • 11:30-11:55 Some Lessons I Learned
    Anne Gelb, Arizona State University, U.S.
  • 12:00-12:25 Unexpected Choices Made Along the Way
    Mary Ann Horn, Vanderbilt University, USA and National Science Foundation, USA

Monday July 8, 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm, Town & Country

AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture: Introduction to Radar Imaging

Margaret Cheney, Colorado State University and Naval Postgraduate School, USA

Introduction: Jill Pipher

Radar imaging is a technology that has been developed, very successfully, within the engineering community during the last 50 years. Radar systems on satellites now make beautiful images of regions of our earth and of other planets such as Venus. One of the key components of this impressive technology is mathematics, and many of the open problems are mathematical ones.

This lecture will explain, from first principles, some of the basics of radar and the mathematics involved in producing high-resolution radar images.

Monday, July 8, 4:00 pm-5:25 pm, Royal Palm 3

AWM Careers Session 2


  • Organizers:
  • Hoa Nguyen, Trinity University, USA
  • Sigal Gottlieb, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA
  • 4:00-4:25 On the Road to My Career
  • Karin Leiderman, University of California, Merced, USA
  • 4:30-4:55 Your Career Trajectory
  • Bettye Anne Case, Florida State University, USA

Tuesday, July 9, 10:30 am-12:25 pm, Royal Palm 3

AWM Workshop Minisymposium: Research Talks by Recent Ph.D.s

This minisymposium will feature research talks by women recent Ph.D.s from a variety of mathematical areas. The talks will examine models that look at applications including Thermodynamic modeling, Boussinesq Equations, Force-Based Blended Quasicontinuum Method, and Finite-temperature dynamics.


  • Organizers:
  • Maria Emelianenko, George Mason University, USA
  • Mette S. Olufsen, North Carolina State University, USA
  • 10:30-10:55 Thermodynamic Modeling and Numerical Simulation of the Flow of Wormlike Micellar Solutions
    Natalie Germann, L. Pamela Cook, and Antony N. Beris, University of Delaware, USA
  • 11:00-11:25 Boundary Feedback Control Designs for the Boussinesq Equations with Application to Control of Energy Efficient Building Systems
    Weiwei Hu, University of Southern California, USA
  • 11:30-11:55 Formulation and Simulation of the Force-Based Blended Quasicontinuum Method
    Xingjie Li, Brown University, USA
  • 12:00-12:25 Finite-Temperature Dynamics of Matter-Wave Dark Solitons in Linear and Periodic Potentials
    Yannan Shen, University of Minnesota, USA

Tuesday, July 9, 4:00pm-6:00pm, Royal Palm 3

AWM Workshop: Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) Research Talks by Recent Ph.D.s

This minisymposium will feature Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) research talks by women recent Ph.D.s. The applications will include population dynamics, ice sheet models, DNA structure and function, and transmission dynamics of E. coli O157:H7.


  • Organizers:
  • Elebeoba May, University of Houston, USA
  • Holly Gaff, Old Dominion University, USA
  • 4:00-4:25 Application of Population Dynamics on Heterotypic Cell Aggregation in Tumor Metastasis
    Yanping Ma, Loyola Marymount University, USA
  • 4:30-4:55 Uncertainty Quantification for Large-Scale Bayesian Inverse Problems with Application to Ice Sheet Models 
    Noemi Petra, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • 5:00-5:25 Dynamic Model of DNA Structure and Function 
    Cheryl Sershen, University of Houston, USA
  • 5:30-5:55 Transmission Dynamics of Escherichia Coli O157:H7 in a Cattle Population
    Xueying Wang, Texas A&M University, USA

Tuesday, 8:00pm-10:00pm

SIAM Poster session

The SIAM Poster session will include AWM workshop poster presenters.