LAWRENCE—Avary Kolasinski, mathematics graduate student, received the best poster award at the SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering held February 25-March 1, 2019 at Spokane, WA. Her poster A New Theory for Movement of Surface Meshes was presented at the Minisymposterium: Association for Women Workshop. Her presentation was one of eight awarded best poster out of 214 entries.
Avary is a sixth year Ph.D. student studying under Dr. Weizhang Huang. Her research is in variational mesh adaptation and generation and more recently, her focus has been on a new theory for mesh adaptation on surfaces. Last summer she worked as a graduate research intern at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory studying with Dr. Aly Fox. At the lab she focused on error estimates when using ZFP compression in multigrid methods.