2011 Winner of the Butcher Prize for Best Student
Talk at SciCADE
Mohammad Shakourifar, University of Toronto
Prize in Numerical Analysis has been established in recognition of John's
long and productive career in numerical analysis,and in particular in
the numerical solution of ordinary differential equations. He is well
known in the international community for his contributions in this area.
In 1966, John was appointed Professor of Mathematics and Head of the
Mathematics department at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Apart
from a period of ten years as inaugural Professor of the Computer Science
department, he has been associated with the Auckland Mathematics department
ever since. In
keeping with John's consistent encouragement of students, the award
is for the best student talk at SciCADE. In particular, consideration
is based on both the academic merit of the content and the presentation
The Butcher Prize in Numerical Analysis and the associated funds are
administered by the New Zealand branch of ANZIAM.
All graduate students presenting papers at one of the biennial SciCADE
conferences are eligible to be considered for this award. However a
former winner of the award is not eligible to be considered for a second
The Scientific Program Committee (SPC) of the conference will determine
if a potential candidate is a bona fide student, possibly consulting the
person's advisor or supervisor.
The SPC, or their nominees, shall make the selection of the award winner.
This will be based on the scientific content of the abstract and the lecture,
and on the quality of the
The Award shall consist of a sum of money determined by the New Zealand
branch of ANZIAM before each SciCADE conference together with a certificate.
all students who plan to present in SciCADE 2011 to apply for the Butcher
If you are
a student and would like to apply for the Butcher Prize, please
for the SciCADE 2011 conference and submit your talk
(either a contributed talk or a talk in a minisymposium session);
your name, your supervisor's name, relevant contact details including
your affiliation and the title of your talk to Ken Jackson (krj<at>cs.utoronto.ca)
by 1 April 2011;
your supervisor to send a short email to Ken Jackson (krj<at>cs.utoronto.ca)
in support of your application for the Butcher Prize and confirming that
you are a student.
all students who plan to present a talk at SciCADE 2011 to apply for the
Butcher Prize. Further questions concerning this Prize should be addressed
to Ken Jackson (krj<at>cs.utoronto.ca).
Deadline for submission of application: 1 April 2011
Butcher Prize Winners:
2007 Thomas Schmelzer, Anders Hansen
2009 Ludwig Gauckler