Senior Scientist, Professor & Department Head

 

 

 

News and announcement: archives (2013 - present)

 

 

August, 2015:

Drs. Clayton Webster presented invited talks at the: AFOSR Computational Math Annual PI Meeting, 2015 International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM), and the workshop on "Computational Mathematics and Scientific Computing," in honor of Prof. Gunzburger's 70th birthday.

 

July, 2015:

Drs. Clayton Webster and Guannan Zhang, together with Profs. Wolfgang Dahmen (RWTH Aachen), Ron DeVore (TAMU), Qiang Du, Max Gunzbugrer (FSU), and Nicholas Zabaras (Warwick) awarded $3,500,000 by the DOD (DARPA) for the project FORMULATE.

 

June, 2015:

Profs. Qiang Du, Steve Hou, Pavel Bochev, and Clayton Webster named Guest Editors for the Special Issue of Computer & Mathematics with Applications, honoring the 70th birthday of Prof. Max Gunzburger.

 

Dr. Webster visited Profs. Albert Cohen and Ron DeVore and gave an invited talk in the Department of Mathematics, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, in Paris France.

 

May, 2015:

Congratulations to Prof. Max Gunzburger, who  was awarded the prestigious Lawton Distinguish Professor.

 

Dr. Webster presented an invited talk in the symposium on Big Data and Predictive Computational Modeling, at the Institute for Advanced Study, Technical University of  Munich.

 

April, 2015:

Co-organizers Profs. Qiang Du, Steve Hou, Pavel Bochev, and Clayton Webster announced that the Workshop on  Advances in  Scientific Computing and Applied Mathematics (ASCAM15) will be held at the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, October 9-12.

 

Dr. Webster's appointment on the Editorial Board of the SIAM Journal of Uncertainty Quantification (JUQ) has been extended until 2019.

 

March, 2015:

Profs. Peter Binev Wolfgang Dahmen, Ron DeVore, and Max Gunzburger visited  Dr. Webster March 8-12.

 

Dr. Webster presented a talk in the 5-part symposium entitled High-dimensional approximation and integration: analysis and computation, he co-organized

 at SIAM CSE15 in Salt Lake City, UT, with Profs Max Gunzburger, Albert Cohen and Dr. Guannan Zhang.

 

Dr. Webster presented an invited talk at the Workshop on Uncertainty Quantification in Kinetic and Hyperbolic Problems, at the University of Wisconsin.

 

January, 2015:

Dr. Duncan-Webster and Dr. Webster welcomed their beautiful angel, Quinn Elise Webster on January 25th, 2015!!!

 

Dr. Webster was elected as a member of the SIAM Industry Council, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

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2014

December, 2014:

Dr. Webster was elected as Program Director of the SIAM Activity Group on Uncertainty Quantification.

 

November, 2014:

Magazine article "Computational tool lowers cost, improves exploration accuracy," describes our latest work.

Profs. Jim Berger, Fabio Nobile and Clayton Webster were named Co-Chairs of the
SIAM UQ16 Conference.

Dr. Webster presented invited talks at the: 12th International Coference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (Rhodes, Greece); ICERM Worksop on Information Complexity and Stochastic Computations (Brown University); and,  3rd Workshop on Sparse Grids and Applications (Stuttgart, Germany).

 

October, 2014:

Drs. Archibald (PI) and Webster (co-PI) were awarded $2,000,000 by the DOE (ASCR) for the project entitled ACUMEN.

 

September, 2014:

Profs. Hans-Joachim Bungartz, Jochen Garcke, Michael Griebel, Markus Hegland, Dirk Pflüger, and Clayton Webster co-organized the

Workshop on sparse grid and applications, at the University of Stttgart, Stuttgart, Germany. Dr. Webster also presented an invited talk.

 

July, 2014:

Dr. Webster presented an invited talk at the 2014 AFOSR Computational Mathematics PI Meeting, in Washington DC.

 

Together with Dr. Guannan Zhang, Dr. Webster co-organized a 2-part symposium on Recent advances in uncertainty quantification at the extreme scale, at the 2014 SIAM Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.  Dr. Webster also presented two invited talks.

 

May, 2014:

Dr. Webster presented and invited talk at the Workshop on Spatial Statistics and Uncertainty Quantification on Supercomputers, at the University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom.

 

April, 2014:

Dr. Webster was elected a Frontiers of Science Fellow, awarded by the National Academy of Sciences.  He presented 2 talks at the German-American Kavli
 Frontiers of Science
symposium, available on VimeoIntroduction to Uncertainty Quantification; and,  Quantification of Uncertainty in Scientific Computing.

 

Dr. Webster served as a member of the Organizing Committee for the 2014 SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification, Savannah, GA.

 

Together with Prof. Michael Griebel, Dr. Webster co-organized a 4-part symposium on Numerical approximation of high-dimensional stochastic equations, at the 2014 SIAM UQ Conference in Savannah, GA

 

Together with Profs. Mary Hill and Emanuele Borgonovo, Dr. Webster co-organized a 2-part symposium on Uncertainty in environmental evaluation and management , at the 2014 SIAM UQ Conference in Savannah, GA

 

Together with Dr. Guannan Zhang, Dr. Webster co-organized a 2-part symposium on Uncertainty quantification driven by large-scale applications, at the 2014 SIAM UQ Conference in Savannah, GA

 

Together with Dr. Eric Phipps, Dr. Webster co-organized a 2-part symposium on Uncertainty quantification for extreme-scale high performance computing, at the 2014 SIAM UQ Conference in Savannah, GA

 

March, 2014:

Dr. Webster presented and invited colloquium talk in the Department of Mathematics, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

 

February, 2014:

Dr. Webster presented and invited colloquium talk in the Department of Industrial Engineering, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA.

 

Dr. Webster presented and invited colloquium talk in the Department of Mathematics, Middle Tennesee State University, Murfreesboro, TN.

 

January, 2014:

Dr. Webster was promoted to Department Head (Group Leader) of Computational & Applied Mathematics (CAM) at ORNL, and will also serve as the mathematics point-of-contact for the Department of Energy.

 

Dr. Webster presented an invited talk at the SIAM SEAS 2014 Annual Meeting, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL.

 

October, 2013:

The research team consisting of Drs. Webster (Director and Lead PI), Rick Archibald (co-PI, ORNL), and Eric Phipps (co-PI, Sandia National Labs), as well as Profs. Max Gunzburger (co-PI, Florida State University), and Jeff Wu (co-PI, Georgia Tech), were awarded $4,200,000 (FY14 - FY17), by the Department of Energy, Advanced Simulation Computing Research (ASCR), for the project entitled A Mathematical Environment for Quantifying Uncertainty: Integrated aNd Optimized at the EXtreme Scale (EQUINOX) (Project FWP #ERKJ259).

 

September, 2013:

Dr. Webster accepted an invitation to to serve on the organizing committee of the 2014 SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification, March 31 - April 3, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Savannah, GA.

 

August, 2013:

Dr. Duncan-Webster and Dr. Webster welcomed their miracle baby, Liam James Webster on August 18th, 2013!!!

 

July, 2013:

I was invited to present our work at both the ASCR (DOE) and AFOSR (DOD) Mathematics Annual PI Meetings, held in Albuqerque, NM (Aug. 6-8, 2013) and Washington, DC (July 29-Aug 2, 2013).  He was unable to attend due to the expected arrival of his first child.

 

June, 2013:

Dr. Webster accepted an invitation to participate in the German-American Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium, which is jointly organized by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). The symposium was held at the Beckman Center on the UC Irvine campus from April 4-6, 2014.  A committee of NAS members selected the participants from among young researchers who have already made recognized contributions to science, including recipients of major fellowships and awards.

 

May, 2013:

Dr. Webster accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Exascale Math Working Group (EMWG), for the DOE, Office of Science, Advanced Simulation Computing Research (ASCR).  In addition to developing an ASCR report, the EMWG will also hold a Workshop in Washington, DC,  from August 21-22, 2013.

 

April, 2013:

Dr. Webster accepted an invitation to serve on the editorial board of the SIAM Journal on Uncertainty Quantifcation (JUQ), which contains research articles on innovative mathematical, statistical, computational, and applications  research in uncertainty quantification and related fields.

 

March, 2013:

Effective March 1, 2013, Dr. Webster was promoted to Senior Staff Scientist, Level 4.

 

Dr. Webster accepted an invitation to serve on the editorial of the SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis (SINUM), which contains research articles on the development and analysis of numerical methods.

 

February, 2013:

Dr. Webster accepted a joint faculty appointment as a Professor in the Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee.  He was also approved by the Graduate School to supervise Ph.D. students, and has accepted Mr. Nicholas Dexter and Peter Jantsch as his first Ph.D. students.

 

January, 2013:

Effective January 1, 2013, Dr. Webster will be leading a new Predictive Methods Team (PMT) within the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM).

 

December, 2012:

The research team consisting of Dr. Webster (Lead PI), Profs. Bill Layton (co-PI), and Catalin Trenchea (co-PI), from the Univeristy of Pittsburgh,

were awarded $765,000 (FY13 - FY16), by the Department of Defense, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), for the project entitled Generalized Mathematical and Computational Methods for Predictive Simulation of Stochastic Turbulent Systems (Project #1854-V521-12).

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Clayton G. Webster, 2015