# Professor Andrea Bertozzi to be 2009 Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has invited UCLA Mathematics Professor Andrea Bertozzi to give the annual Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture in July at the 2009 SIAM annual meeting. Established in 2003, the lectures honor women who have made fundamental and sustained contributions to applied or computational mathematics. Bertozzi works in a wide range of areas in applied mathematics including nonlinear partial differential equations, thin films, image processing, swarming and crime modeling. SIAM has also invited UCLA Mathematics Professor Russel Caflisch to be a topical speaker at the annual meeting.