George Karniadakis, professor of applied mathematics, has been selected by the U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics as the recipient of the 2013 J. Tinsley Oden Medal (formerly known as the USACM Computational and Applied Sciences Award). The award is given to scholars whose work significantly advances the understanding of theories and methods of computational science, engineering, and mathematics that have broad applicability to computational mechanics. Karniadakis was recognized for “outstanding contributions to stochastic differential equations, in particular modeling uncertainty with polynomial chaos and development of spectral and hp element methods on unstructured meshes.” Karniadakis, at Brown since 1994, is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Read more