The South Central Conference on Advanced Numerical Methods and Applications will be held in April 5-7, 2013 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). The conference will bring together researchers of all career stages, working on various aspects of numerical analysis and scientific computing, from the south central region and other surrounding states. It will cover a wide range of topics on Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing, including but not limited to the following list: finite element methods, finite volume methods, spectral methods, discontinuous Galerkin methods, numerical linear algebra, preconditioning techniques, multiscale methods, parallel computing, numerical methods for solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, image processing.
The conference will serve as a forum for researchers to distribute newest ideas, foster interaction and collaboration between different groups, advocate the numerical analysis community in the south central region, and help envision future research and education agendas.
In addition to promoting group interaction and collaboration, this conference will influence and invigorate the educational developments among colleges, universities and research institutes. Graduate students, postdocs, and junior researchers will benefit greatly from attending the conference and communicating with peers. Special effort will be made to encourage the attendance of woman, minorities, and other under-represented groups. More information can be found on the conference webpage: www.math.okstate.edu/~yqwang/south-central-conf/
, was successfully held in April 5-7, 2013, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). The conference has achieved its goal of bringing together researchers of all career stages, working on various aspects of numerical analysis and scientific computing, from the south central region and other surrounding states. Altogether, 49 participants attended the conference. There were 21 invited talks and 10 student posters, covering a variety of topics on scientific computation, including new discretization methods, adaptive mesh generating and analysis, high precision approximation for hyperbolic systems, a priori and a posteriori estimates, superconvergence, inverse problems, eigenvalue problems, large-scale numerical simulation, image processing, etc. The conference participants consisted of both well-established mathematicians in this field and young researchers including students and postdocs. Among all participants, 28.57% were female, 18.37% were junior researchers who have received their Ph.D. during 2006-2012, and 42.86% were graduate students. The majority of participants, 36 out of 49, were from Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. The conference has met its 4 main objectives: (1) to provide a platform for researchers to communicate and to discuss possible future collaboration; (2) to foster interaction between researchers working on different areas of numerical methods, including theory, application, large-scale and parallel computing; (3) to expose new and intriguing research topics to graduate students, postdocs, and any other potential future researchers in the south central region; (4) to enhance the participation of women, minorities, and any other under-represented groups. In summary, the conference has served as a forum for researchers to distribute new ideas, fostered interaction and collaboration between different groups, advocated the numerical analysis community in the south central region, and helped envision future research and education agendas.