Dr. Chi-Wang Shu, Professor of Applied Mathematics at Brown University, gave the Murray/Ollivier address of 2018 in Mathematics at Mississippi State University. His address surveys recent development in high order numerical methods for hyperbolic equations including weighted essentially non-oscillatory (WENO) finite difference and finite volume methods, discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods, and spectral methods.
Dr. Shu has been with the Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, since 1987 as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Chairman (1999-2005), and Theodore B. Stowell University Professor (2008- ). In 1992, he received the NASA Public Service Group Achievement Award for the pioneering work in Computational Fluid Dynamics as part of the ICASE algorithm team. In 1995, he received the first Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Since 2004, he has been listed as an ISI Highly Cited Author in Mathematics by the ISI Web of Knowledge, Thomson Scientific Company. In 2007 he received the SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering (SIAM/ ACM CSE Prize) "for the development of numerical methods that have had a great impact on scientific computing, including TVD temporal discretization, ENO and WENO finite difference schemes, discontinuous Galerkin methods, and spectral methods" (from the prize citation). In 2009, he was selected in the inaugural class of Fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). In 2012, he was selected as one of the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).