Bal Elected AMS Fellow
Guillaume Bal, Professor of Applied Mathematics, has been elected a fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) "for contributions to inverse problems and wave propagation in random media".
Prof. Bal's research interests focus on Partial Differential Equations; mathematical analysis of inverse problems, including hybrid inverse problems and inverse transport problems; applications in medical and geophysical imaging; equations with random coefficients and propagation of stochasticity; convergence to deterministic or stochastic models; and wave propagation and imaging in heterogeneous media.
Prof. Bal earned his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at the University of Paris VI, was a postdoctoral research associate at Stanford University, and was the L.E. Dickson Instructor at the University of Chicago. He joined the Columbia University faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2001, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003, and was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics at the University of California-Los Angeles in 2003. He was promoted to Professor in the APAM Department in 2008 and currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in PDE's, functional analysis, numerical analysis, inverse problems, homogenization theory, and waves in random media.
Prof. Bal was the recipient of the 2011 Calderón Prize, which is awarded by the Inverse Problems International Association (IPIA) to a researcher under the age of 40 who has made distinguished contributions to the field of inverse problems broadly defined. Other awards include an NSF Career Award in 2003 and an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, also in 2003.
Prof. Bal is a SIAM member, serves on the advisory panel for Inverse Problems (IP), and is an associate editor for Kinetic & Related Models, Inverse Problems and Imaging (IPI), Multiscale Modeling and Simulation (MMS), Mathematical Control and Related Fields (MCRF), Inverse Problems (IP), Asymptotic Analysis (AA), and SMAI-JCM.