James Sethian is Professor of Mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley and is the Director of the Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which develops new mathematical and computational techniques for analyzing data that come from synchrotron light sources.
Sethian's research has been focused on computational methods for moving interfaces in fluids and materials, and has applied these techniques to a host of scientific and engineering problems, including applications to fluid mixing, semiconductor modeling, wave propagation in materials, industrial jetting and printing devices, image processing, combustion modeling, and industrial foams. He is a fellow of SIAM and of the AMS, is a member of both the US National Academy of Sciences and the US National Academy of Engineering, has received the ICIAM Pioneer Prize and the joint SIAM-AMS Wiener Prize, and was a plenary speaker at ICIAM in 1999. He received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, and B.A. from Princeton University.
Anna-Karin Tornberg is a professor in Numerical Analysis at KTH since 2012. Her research concerns the development of numerical methods for the solution of PDEs. One specific focus is on boundary integral methods for fluid flows involving particles and drops. She was recently (2014) awarded the Göran Gustafsson prize in Mathematics. She is an elected member both of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences (KVA) (since 2010)and of the Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) (since 2015). Earlier awards include the selection as an Alfred P. Sloan research fellow (2006) while Prof. Tornberg was part of the faculty at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (New York University) as well as the Leslie Fox First Prize in Numerical Analysis (2000).
Prof. Tornberg has been an associate editor for Journal of Computational Physics for eight years. She has served on several grant evaluation panels and PhD committees both nationally and internationally. In 2014 she was a member of the organizing committee for the SIAM (Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics) annual meeting in Chicago and in 2017 for the SIAM CSE meeting in Atlanta.