Invited Speakers

Professor Matthias Bolten received his Ph.D. from Universität Wuppertal in 2008. He is currently a professor at Universität Wuppertal, and associate editor for the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing. He is involved in various large collaborative research projects, including the Human Brain Project (EU Flagship program) and GIVEN: shape optimization for gas turbines in volatile energy networks (a multi-institutional effort in collaboration with the German Aerospace Center). Professor Bolten’s research interests include multigrid methods, numerical linear algebra, and numerical analysis. He has published approximately 50 manuscripts and is gaining international prominence for his work.


Professor Laurence Halpern received her PhD from Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie Paris VI in 1986. She has been a full professor at Université Paris 13 since 1988. Professor Halpern has been an editor for several volumes of Domain Decomposition Methods in Science and Engineering, and has served on scientific boards for the European Mathematical Society and Domain Decomposition Methods. AMS MathSciNet reports that Professor Halpern has published approximately 100 papers and two books. Her research interests include absorbing boundary conditions, perfectly matched layers, micro-magnetism, and decomposition of domains and coupling of models (with a recent focus on time parallelism


Professor George Karniadakis received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1987. He is the Charles Pitts Robinson and John Palmer Barstow Professor of Applied Mathematics at Brown University. He is on various editorial boards, including the Journal of Computational Physics, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, SIAM journal on Uncertainty Quantification, SIAM Review, among others. He is internationally  renowned for his pioneering work on spectral/hp-element methods for fluids and uncertainty quantification. His research interests include machine learning, stochastic multiscale mathematics, and modeling of physical and biological systems. Professor Karniadakis was recognized as an ASME fellow in 2003, APS fellow in 2004, Associate AIAA fellow in 2006, SIAM fellow in 2010, Humboldt Fellow in 2018, among many other decorations and awards. Google scholar reports that Professor Karniadakis has published over 900 papers and five books.


Professor Ulrich Langer received his Ph.D. from Universität Hamburg in 1977. He is currently a professor and director for the Institute for Computational Mathematics at Johannes Kepler University, Austria. He is on various editorial boards, e.g., he is the managing editor for the Radon Series on Computational and Applied Mathematics and is an editor for the Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis, Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics, and many more.  Professor Langer has a wide range of research interests, including space-time multigrid methods, domain decomposition methods, and computational electrodynamics. He has published over 150 papers and five books, and is an established leader
in the field of multigrid methods.


Dr. Carol Woodward received her Ph.D. from Rice University in 1996. Since 1996, she has been a computational mathematician in the Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).  At LLNL, she leads the development of the SUNDIALS package of time integrators and nonlinear solvers (25,000+ downloads each year). Her current work is a part of various SciDAC Institutes and the DOE Exascale Computing Project. Dr.  Woodward serves on the editorial boards for Advances in Water Resources and ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software. In 2015, she was one of 15 early- and mid-career scientists recognized by LLNL for exceptional technical achievement. She also currently serves as the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Vice President-at-Large and as an At-Large Member for the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Executive Committee. In 2017, Dr. Woodward was named to the 2017 Class of Fellows for SIAM.