RICE UNIVERSITY: Rice’s Beatrice Riviere selected as fellow of professional mathematics society

Rice University computational and applied mathematician Beatrice Riviere has been selected as a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Riviere is among 28 new fellows announced this week by the 14,000-member society.

Selection as a fellow is an honor the society reserves for its most distinguished members. Riviere, Rice’s Noah Harding Chair and Professor in the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics, was selected for “contributions in numerical analysis, scientific computing and modeling of porous media.”

Much of Riviere’s research involves developing accurate and efficient algorithms to model flow and transport in porous media, as well as studying aspects of numerical analysis, partial differential equations, discontinuous Galerkin methods, computational fluid dynamics and mathematical biology. She is the author of more than 100 scientific publications in numerical analysis and scientific computation, and her book on the theory and implementation of discontinuous Galerkin methods is highly cited.

Riviere earned her Ph.D. in computational and applied mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000, a master’s in mathematics in 1996 from Pennsylvania State University and an engineering diploma in 1995 from École Centrale in France. Prior to joining Rice in 2008, she served as an associate professor of mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh.

Riviere is president of the SIAM Texas-Louisiana Section and was the former chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Geosciences. She is an associate editor for both the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing and the journal Results in Applied Mathematics, and she is an editorial board member for the journal Advances in Water Resources.

Established in 1952, SIAM is an international community of applied and computational mathematicians, computer scientists and other scientists and engineers that advances the fields of applied mathematics and computational science. The society publishes books and premier journals and also sponsors a selection of conferences and programs. For more information, visit www.siam.org.