Jim Douglas, Jr. named 2011 SIAM Fellow


Jim Douglas, Jr.The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) named 34 academics and professionals to its 2011 Class of Fellows for their outstanding contributions to applied mathematics and computational science through research in the field and service to the larger community. This distinguished group of individuals from wide-ranging areas was nominated by the SIAM community and will be recognized in July at the 7th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2011) in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Jim Douglas, Jr., Compere and Marcella Loveless Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computational Mathematics, is being recognized for his research on numerical methods for partial differential equations, specifically their applications to the simulation of flows in porous media. His general areas of interest include computational modeling and numerical analysis, simulation of flows in porous media, attenuated waves, and inverse and non-well-posed problems. A well-known researcher in the field, he has published over 200 papers.