LAWRENCE — Avary Kolasinski, University of Kansas mathematics graduate student, received the best poster award at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Conference on Computational Science and Engineering. The conference was Feb. 25-March 1 in Spokane, Washington.
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.
Kolasinski is a sixth-year Ph.D. student studying under Weizhang Huang, professor of mathematics. Her research is in variational mesh adaptation and generation. More recently, her focus has been on a new theory for mesh adaptation on surfaces.
Last summer, Kolasinski worked as a graduate research intern at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, studying with Aly Fox, Ph.D. At the lab, Kolasinski focused on error estimates when using ZFP compression in multigrid methods.
Kolasinski is from West Linn, Oregon.