Boyce Griffith, associate professor of mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, gave a plenary lecture titled “Fluid-Structure Interaction in Medicine and Biology: Methods, Models, and Applications.” Griffith graduated from Rice with a B.A. in CAAM and a B.S. in computer science in 2000.
Among the speakers and symposia organizers were former CAAM undergraduates Michael Franco ’14 and Isaac Toby ’07; CAAM Ph.D.’s Timur Takhtaganov ’18, Caleb Magruder ’17, Charles Puelz ’17, Yangyang Xu ’15, Jeff Hokanson ’14, Rami Nammour ’11, Drew Kouri ’12, Denis Ridzal ’06, Dan Reynolds ’03 and Jianlian Qian ’00.
Also participating were current Ph.D. students Xiao Liu, Bo Shen, Jia Shi, Yabin Zhang, and CAAM postdoctoral researcher Natalie Beams. Current CAAM faculty members Jesse Chan and Adrianna Gillman, both assistant professors, and Heinkenschloss, also took part.
Among the technical leaders from industry were Amr El-Bakry, who earned his Ph.D. in CAAM in 1991, and now is a data analytics and optimization adviser at ExxonMobil and SIAM’s vice president for industry, and Rami Nammour, a research scientist at Total E&P Research and Technology.