The Division consists of 27 full-time staff, four of whom are in Boulder. Of these, two are support staff. We employ six faculty members on a part-time basis, and eight others intermittently. We also have a variety of guest researchers and summer students.
Division staff provide expertise in a broad array of continuous and discrete mathematics, including ordinary and partial differential equations, integral equations, optimization models, and geometric models. They develop analytic and computational methods, and consult and collaborate extensively. They conduct their activities in the context of an heterogeneous computing environment that includes desktop workstations, graphics devices, high performance computers, and international computer networks. They are involved in the full range of professional activities including publishing papers, presenting talks at meetings and colloquia, editing, refereeing for journals and funding agencies, and participating in professional societies. Many of these activities are detailed elsewhere in this report.
This year we were able to hire two new full-time permanent staff with funds from the High Performance Computing and Communications initiative. Stephen Langer, previously a postdoctoral appointee in the Physics Department at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, brings new expertise in pattern formation in physical and biological systems to the Mathematical Modeling Group. Roldan Pozo, previously a postdoctoral appointee in Jack Dongarra's group at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, brings new expertise in numerical linear algebra, object oriented software design, and parallel computing to the Mathematical Software Group.
Margaret Lyell of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of the University of West Virginia has spent her sabbatical year here collaborating with Geoffrey McFadden on questions of hydrodynamic stability in a microgravity environment. Zhengdong Wang of the East China University of Science and Technology (Shanghai) is spending a year as a guest scientist; he will be working with Jeffrey Fong on large-scale finite element analyses. Daniel Anderson, a recent Ph.D. from Northwestern University, has just begun a two year postdoctoral appointment; he will be working with Geoffrey McFadden on problems in computational materials science.
Paul Boggs is spending a year in the NIST Program Office where he has been coordinating planning for the new Information Technology Laboratory. James Blue was Acting Division Chief from September, 1994, through March, 1995, and Ronald Boisvert will be acting from April through September, 1995.