APAM Members Win SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize
APAM graduate student, Ms. Xiaochuan Tian, was recently informed that her 2013 paper, "Analysis and Comparison of Different Approximations to Nonlocal Diffusion and Linear Peridynamic Equations" published in the SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, was chosen as one of three papers to receive a 2016 SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize.
This major prize from SIAM is awarded each year to recognize papers that exhibit originality—for example, papers that bring a fresh look at an existing field or that open up new areas of applied mathematics.
Tian's winning paper, which was also her very first publication, provided analysis and comparisons of different algorithms for the numerical solution of nonlocal models such as the peridynamic theory of continuum mechanics. According to Prof. Qiang Du, coauthor of the paper and Tian's Ph.D thesis adviser, she used elegant analysis and illuminating examples to demonstrate the importance of designing robust algorithms in numerical simulations.
Tian has published several subsequent papers and she is expected to graduate in a year.
Read the paper online:
Xiaochuan Tian and Qiang Du, Analysis and Comparison of Different Approximations to Nonlocal Diffusion and Linear Peridynamic Equations, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, Vol. 51 Issue 6 (2013), pp. 3458-3482
To learn more about the prize, please see:
SIAM Outstanding Paper Prizes