Susan Minkoff of the University of Maryland-Balitmore County (UMBC) represented the AMS at the annual Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Exhibition on Capitol Hill held April 14, 2010. Professor Minkoff presented her work on two different application problems, which are modeled at least in part by the wave equation. Her exhibit was entitled "Industrial Modeling and Simulation: The Wave of the Future" and provided attendees with information on these highly collaborative projects involving faculty and students at UMBC and other institutions.
One project involved modeling and simulation of a next generation of trace gas sensors. These sensors will lead to new ways to detect diseases via breath biomarkers and more portable and robust technology for monitoring of atmospheric pollutants, chemical weapons, etc. The other project involved seismic imaging of the earth's subsurface either to illuminate the near surface (environmental applications), the deep crust (earthquake modeling and prediction), or the region between these two regimes (possible petroleum targets).
The annual CNSF Exhibition highlights research made possible through funding by the National Science Foundation. The 2010 exhibition included thirty-seven displays on a wide range of projects.
CNSF is an alliance of over 130 scientific and professional societies and universities united by a concern for the future viability of the national science, mathematics and engineering enterprise.
Previous AMS exhibits at CNSF Exhibitions include:
Modeling Outbreaks in Agricultural Systems, Human Communities and Computer Networks presented by David Hiebeler, University of Maine
Mathematics and Cardiology: Partners for the Future presented by Suncica Canic, University of Houston
Computational Models for Cardiovascular Disease Assessment and Surgery Design presented by DalinTang, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Disease Prediction and Treatment Design presented by Eva K. Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology
Mathematics for Advanced Composites Technology presented by Robert Lipton, Louisiana State University
Mathematical Modeling of Swimming Organisms presented by Lisa Fauci and Nick Cogan, Tulane University
Mathematics of Sea Ice presented by Kenneth M. Golden, University of Utah
Liquid Films and Image Inpainting presented by Andrea Bertozzi, Duke University
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Made Possible by NSF presented by Dr. John Bush, MIT
Computer Simulation of Blood Flow in the Heart presented by Charles S. Peskin, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Mathematical Foundations of Image Analysis and Computational Vision presented by Don McClure, Brown University
Ergodic Theory presented by Doug Lind, University of Washington
The Energy of Knots presented with JPBM by Jonathan K. Simon, University of Iowa and Gregory R. Buck, Saint Anselm College
For information on the annual CNSF Exhibition & Reception, please visit the CNSF website.