Mathematical Sciences to Host Lecture Series April 5-9 Featuring 16 Talks and Women in STEM Panel

Mathematical Sciences to Host Lecture Series April 5-9 Featuring 16 Talks and Women in STEM Panel
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The University of Arkansas Department of Mathematical Sciences is hosting its 46th Annual Spring Lecture Series virtually during the week April 5-9, 2021 with lectures on scalable solvers for the exascale computing era, and a Women in STEM Panel.

David Keyes, professor of applied mathematics and computational science and the director of the Extreme Computing Research Center at KAUST, will deliver a series of five lectures on "Scalable Solvers: Universals and Innovations,"  April 5-9.

Additionally, 10 talks by invited speakers will feature:

  • Zhaojun Bai of University of California Davis
  • Xiao-Chuan Cai of University of Colorado Boulder
  • Edmond Chow of Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Jack Dongarra of University of Tennessee
  • Laura Grigori of INRIA Paris
  • Ilse Ipsen of North Carolina State University
  • Xiaoye Sherry Li of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Carol Woodward of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Ulrike Meier Yang of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Rio Yokota of Tokyo Institute of Technology

"We are very excited that, for the first time, the Department of Mathematical Sciences will run the computational and applied mathematics series," said Tulin Kaman, assistant professor and Lawrence Jesser Toll Jr. Endowed Chair of Mathematical Sciences. "There will be a total of 16 lectures given by distinguished researchers from government agencies and universities."

Additionally, Kaman said the virtual conference will feature an outreach component in the form of a public lecture, which is intended for the community at large.

Ann Almgren, a senior scientist and the group leader of the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will talk about "Harnessing the Power of Mathematics for High Performance Computing" from 6-7 p.m. Monday April 5. 

"We will also use the series to strengthen and highlight the female side of mathematical sciences with a Women in STEM Panel discussion. The goal of the panel discussion is to provide an environment that will facilitate the sharing of ideas and experiences with the women panelists." Kaman said.

The Women in STEM Panel will be from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 7.

The entire conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required for participation. To register, please visit the conference online.

This lecture series is supported by the National Science Foundation and the Univerity of Arkansas' Department of Mathematical Sciences.


Tulin Kaman, assistant professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Andra Parrish Liwag, director of communications
Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences


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