Dawson and Hesse awarded prizes from Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

(From left to right) Clint Dawson and Marc Hesse

ICES professors Clint Dawson and Marc Hesse have each been selected to receive prizes from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Activity Group on Geosciences (SIAG/GS) this summer.

Dawson, the leader of ICES Computational Hydraulics Group, will be awarded the career prize. Hesse, a geological sciences professor, will be awarded the junior scientist prize.

The prizes both recognize “broad and distinguished contributions” in the field of geosciences, according to SIAG/GS. The career prize is awarded to long-term research achievements and the junior science prize to research published within three years prior to the award.

Dawson’s award honors his “pioneering contributions” in computational methods for the analysis of surface and subsurface flow and transport, as well as his leadership in the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) geoscience community.

And Hesse’s award recognizes contributions in computational methods for waves in complex subsurface applications, as well as his worth as a role model to others in the geoscience field.

“Your work and ethics are an inspiration to your colleagues,” wrote the prize committee on Hesse’s award notification.

Dawson and Hesse join other ICES faculty members who have been awarded SIAM prizes, including Tinsley Oden, Bjorn Engquist and Mary Wheeler. Wheeler received the SIAG/GS career prize in 2009, the first year the prize was awarded.

Both Dawson and Hesse will accept their awards, as well as give lectures on their work, at the 2013 SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in Geosciences in Padua, Italy this June.

Photo from left to right, Clint Dawson and Marc Hesse

Posted: March 27, 2013