On 26 November 29, AAAS Announces Leading Scientists Elected as 2019 Fellows. Professor Jinchao Xu, the CCMA director, was among the seven mathematicians in the world named as 2019 AAAS Fellow for his “distinguished contributions in the field of computational mathematics, particularly for his development and analysis of numerical methods for partial differential equations and multigrid methods.”

AAAS, “American Association for the Advancement of Science”, is the world’s largest general scientific society and the publisher of the world’s top scientific journal Science. This year, the 443 newly elected Fellows represent each of AAAS’s 24 sections, from neuroscience and psychology to social, economic and political sciences. The honor recognizes diverse accomplishments, including pioneering research, leadership within a given field, teaching and mentoring, fostering collaborations and advancing public understanding of science (See more details). Among the 443 new members, fourteen Penn State faculty were recognized with such a lifetime honor. The award ceremony will be held on Feb. 15, 2020 during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Seattle.

Xu is currently Verne M. Willaman Professor of Mathematics at Penn State. He is also a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and a fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Xu was a plenary speaker at the International Congress for Industrial and Applied Mathematics in 2007 and a 45-minute invited speaker at the International Congress for Mathematicians in 2010.

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