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  • Professor Jinchao Xu was invited as a member of inaugural class of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) fellow for 2012. This inaugural class of 1,118 Fellows represents over 600 institutions. The Fellows of the AMS designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.
  • Professor Jinchao Xu was an invited speaker and member of the Scientific Committee for The Second International Conference on Scientific Computing (ICSC12) .
  • Collaboration among faculty members and students at Penn State and Peking University in Beijing, China, is continuing as part of the partnership between the two institutions. The partnership, strengthened and formalized during a recent visit to China by Penn State President Graham Spanier and a delegation of faculty members from across the University, is part of Penn State's long-term globalization initiative. Read the full story on Live
  • CCMA Director Jinchao Xu was named one of 34 academics and professionals elected to SIAM's 2011 Class of Fellows. Professor Xu is honored for contributions to the theory and applications of multilevel and adaptive numerical methods.
  • Two former Ph.D. students from CCMA, Youngju Lee who earned his Ph.D. in summer 2004 and Long Chen who completed his Ph.D in summer 2005 (both under the supervision of Jinchao Xu), recently accepted university tenure-track positions. Lee, currently a postdoc at UCLA, is going to University of Rutgers and Chen, currently a postdoc at UMD, is going to University of California at Irvine, both as tenure-track assistant professors.
  • Alberto Bressan has been selected to receive the Antonio Feltrinelli Prize in Mathematics, Mechanics and Applications. This prize is awarded by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Italy's most prestigious scientific society. Alberto will be traveling to Rome for the award ceremony
  • A departmental group proposal has been recently funded by the National Science Foundation program ``Scientific Computing Research Environments for Mathematical Sciences''. It provides $111000 to purchase a symmetrical multiprocessor (SMP) cluster, and a visualization server.
Past of CCMA
  • CCMA Director Jinchao Xu gave a 45-minute invited presentation at the International Congress of Mathematicians, August 19-27, 2010, in Hyderabad, India.
  • Jinchao Xu has been recognized in a recent Department of Energy's "Report of The Panel on Recent Significant Advancements in Computational Science 10 BREAKTHROUGHS IN 2008" for his work related to the first provably scalable solver code for Maxwell's equations. According to DOE, this code "is a perfect example of how fundamental mathematical research can lead to important software advances in high-performance computing."
  • LLNL's hypre scalable solver library now includes the first provably scalable solver for the positive semi-definite form of Maxwells equations on general unstructured meshes, which was developed by and is directly traceable to a March 2006 seminar by computational mathematician Jinchao Xu of PennState. Hypre is one of the mainstays of NNSA program and of the Office of Science SciDAC program. ( LLNL report)
  • Jinchao Xu has been invited to give a plenary talk in 6-th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2007) that is to take place during 16 -20 July 2007 in Zurich. ICIAM is the largest and the flagship international conference for the world applied mathematics community that holds every four years and ICIAM 2007 features 27 invited speakers.
  • CCMA director Jinchao Xu was recently rated 5th in the world in number of citations for mathematics (excluding statistics) for the period 1991-2001 by the Institute for Scientific Information (see Science Watch, May/June 2002, Vol. 13, No. 3, see also AMSTAT News, January 2003), and 2nd in the rate of citation of his papers for the period 1991-2001 (see AMSTAT Forum, April 2003). Penn State ranked 20th in the ISI list ``Mathematics Research: Institutions Ranked by Citations" for the same time period.