AMS Sponsors Exhibit at Capitol Hill Event
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:
- Berry Smart: Mathematics for Food and Water Security presented by Lea Jenkins, Clemson University
- On the Movement of Cells, Birds, Fish and Other Agents: Mathematical Modeling in Biology and Ecology presented by Konstantina Trivisa, University of Maryland
- Mathematical Algorithms for Space Weather, Tsunamis, and Plasma Physics presented by Katharine Gurski, Howard University
- Topological Sensor Networks presented by Robert Ghrist, University of Pennsylvania
- The Boltzman Equation: Where Mathematics and Science Collide presented by Philip T. Gressman, University of Pennsylvania
- ICERM: Connecting Mathematics and Computing through Experimentation presented by Jill Pipher and Lauren Barrows, ICERM
- Efficient Energy Conversion: Mathematics of Nanoscale Networks presented by Keith Promislow, Michigan State University
- Industrial Modeling and Simulation: The Wave of the Future presented by Susan Minkoff, University of Maryland-Baltimore County
- 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