Prof. James Sethian

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.

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