SIAM's Richard C. DiPrima Prize awarded to Xinwei Yu of UCLA

Dr. Xinwei Yu was awarded the DiPrima prize at the 2006 SIAM Annual Meeting held, July 10–14, 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts. Established in 1986, The Richard C. DiPrima prize recognizes a young scientist who has done outstanding research in applied mathematics (defined as those topics covered by SIAM journals) and who has completed his/her doctoral dissertation and completed all other requirements for his/her doctorate during the period running from three years prior to the award date to one year prior to the award date.

The prize, proposed by Gene H. Golub during his term as SIAM President, is funded by contributions from students, friends, colleagues, and family of the late Richard C. DiPrima, former SIAM President.

Dr. Yu received the prize in recognition of his dissertation, "Localized Non-Blowup Conditions for 3D Incompressible Euler Flows and Related Equations," in which he obtains new necessary conditions for blowup of solutions of the three-dimensional incompressible Euler equations.

Yu is currently CAM Assistant Professor at University of California, Los Angeles. He received his Ph.D. in Applied and Computational Mathematics from California Institute of Technology in 2005, an M.S. in Computational Mathematics and a B.S. in Mathematics from Peking University, China, in 2000 and 1997, respectively.

His research interests are in singularity problems in fluid dynamics and related problems.


The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) was founded in 1952 to support and encourage the important industrial role that applied mathematics and computational science play in advancing science and technology. Along with publishing top-rated journals, books, and SIAM News, SIAM holds about 12 conferences per year. There are also currently 45 SIAM Student Chapters and 15 SIAM Activity Groups.

SIAM's 2006 Annual Meeting themes included dynamical systems, industrial problems, mathematical biology, numerical analysis, orthogonal polynomials and partial differential equations.

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