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Barbara Wohlmuth receives Leibniz Prize

December 08, 2011

Barbara Wohlmuth (CIMS Postdoc, 1997-98) received a 2012 Leibniz Prize "for her research achievements in numerical analysis, which enable direct applications in scientific and engineering computing."  A ceremony will be held for this year's  eleven winners in February 2012 in Berlin.  The full press release is available from the German Research Foundation.

Barry F. Smith receives Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award

December 02, 2011

Barry F. Smith (Ph.D. in Mathematics, '90) has received a 2011 DOE Ernest Orlando Lawrence award, along with eight other winners.  The award honors Smith and co-winner Lois Curfman McInnes "for scientific leadership in advancing the innovative and transformative numerical software package PETSc, which provides robust, efficient, scalable, and extensible tools that are the backbone of numerous high-performance DOE simulation computer codes."  The full press release is available from the Department of Energy.

A Video Interview with JetBlue CIO Joe Eng

July 01, 2010

In "Business Renewal through IT" Joe Eng (M.S. in CS '90) discusses the transformation of JetBlue's IT function.  The video is available at booz & co.

John Rinzel & colleagues identify key mechanism in brain's computation of sound

July 01, 2010

Research by John Rinzel (Ph.D., Math Courant '73; Professor, NYU Center for Neural Science and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences) and other NYU researchers have identified "a mechanism the brain uses to help processes sound localization."  The full article is available from

National Arts Club hosts a Roundtable with Edward Belbruno

January 11, 2010

Edward Belbruno (Ph.D. '79 Math) discusses his work and paintings at the National Arts Club presentation "Moon, Microwaves, and the Art of Edward Belbruno."  The talk, followed by a reception, is being held on Wednesday, January 12, 2010 at 8:00PM.  Full details can be found here.

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