PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — George Karniadakis, the Charles Pitts Robinson and John Palmer Barstow Professor of Applied Mathematics, will be the recipient of two awards from prominent professional societies.
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics will award Karniadakis the Ralph E. Kleinman prize for “outstanding research or other contributions that bridge the gap between mathematics and applications.” He will receive the award at the International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, to be held in August in Beijing.
Karniadakis has also been selected to receive the 2015 Wiederhielm Award from the Microcirculatory Society. The prize is given for the most highly cited original article in the journal Microcirculation over the previous five years. Karniadakis will receive the award for his paper, “Blood Flow and Cell-Free Layer in Microvessels,” which introduces a mathematical model of how blood flows through vessels. He will receive the award in Boston later this month.
In his research, Karniadakis develops algorithms and mathematical simulations for a wide variety of physical and biological systems. His work has included models of blood flow in the brain, as well as models of changes to blood flow associated with disorders like sickle cell anemia and malaria. He has also pioneered efforts to incorporate uncertainty into models of natural systems.