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Last month on 22-25 February, the International Meshing Roundtable held its 30th event. This also happened to be the first since responsibilities for running the conference were handed off from Sandia National Labs to the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The 4-day online conference included short courses, invited keynotes, posters, and presentations of topics in mesh generation, geometry modeling for simulation, and everything between. Several awards were given for this technical work.
Best Technical Poster: Bear-Subdivision Algorithms for Generating Smooth Surfaces by Tatyana Zaitseva and V. Yu. Protasov
Best Presentation: Machine Learning Classification for Rapid CAD-to-Simulation by Steven J. Owen, Armida J. Carbajal, Corey D. Ernst, Matthew G. Peterson, Timothy M. Shead
Best Technical Paper: Local Decomposition of Hexahedral Singular Nodes into Singular Curves by Paul Zhang, Judy Chiang, Xinyi Fan and Klara Mundilova
In addition, the IMR continued its relatively recent tradition of a meshing contest in which participants generated a mesh for a geometry model provided by the conference organizers. The meshing contest traditionally involves something of local interest relative to the IMR's location. Before going online due to pandemic concerns, the IMR was going to be held in Seattle. Therefore, contest participants were asked to mesh the Space Needle. (You can try meshing it yourself; the geometry model is still available at the website link provided above.) The contest winner earned the coveted title of Meshing Maestro.
Meshing Maestro: Space Needle Returns by Mike Park, Ray Gomez, and Bil Kleb (NASA)
Space Needle Returns by a NASA Team. Recognized as Meshing Maestro for 2022.
Each year the IMR recognizes an individual who has made distinguished contributions to the IMR over many years. This year's recipient joins a pantheon of meshing luminaries.
IMR Fellow 2022: Scott Mitchell, Sandia National Laboratories
Next year's SIAM IMR will be held in Amsterdam at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica on 06-09 Mar 2023. We anticipate the call for papers opening in late May or early June.
Next year's IMR organizing committee consists of new and returning members.
To remain informed about all the latest IMR news, join the International Meshing Roundtable group on LinkedIn.