11-15 July 2011
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
SCI
ENTIFIC COMPUTATION AND DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

SciCADE 2011

held at the Sanford Fleming Building (map), University of Toronto







BUTCHER PRIZE

2011 Winner of the Butcher Prize for Best Student Talk at SciCADE
Mohammad Shakourifar, University of Toronto

The Butcher 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 itself.

The Butcher Prize in Numerical Analysis and the associated funds are administered by the New Zealand branch of ANZIAM.


Eligibility
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 award.

Definition of student
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.

Selection
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
presentation.

The Award
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.

We encourage all students who plan to present in SciCADE 2011 to apply for the Butcher Prize.

How to apply:

If you are a student and would like to apply for the Butcher Prize, please

1. register for the SciCADE 2011 conference and submit your talk
(either a contributed talk or a talk in a minisymposium session);

2. email 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;

3. ask 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.

We encourage 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

Previous Butcher Prize Winners:

2005 Tatiana Márquez-Lago
2007 Thomas Schmelzer, Anders Hansen
2009 Ludwig Gauckler




 

 

 


 

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