From eardrums to electromagnetics, Demkowicz hears the problems
A good tool is both robust and accurate; it doesn’t break down easily, or give faulty readings or results. This standard applies to everything from a bathroom scale, or vending machine to a sniper rifle. It also rings true for computer code.
Industry and agencies use computer code to design products and test research in the digital realm. It cuts down and time and cost, and can allow a design to be tested in a variety of conditions. Teams of scientists and engineers at companies are dedicated to implementing codes that work efficiently and represent reality—codes that are robust and accurate. But sometimes, they get stuck. Read more.
For millennia, humankind has discovered new drugs either through educated guesswork or blind luck.
Chandrajit Bajaj, professor of computer science and director of the ICES Computational Visualization Center has been involved in these efforts for more than 20 years. Over his career Bajaj has systematically attacked each step of the drug discovery process, improving the speed and accuracy of the algorithms involved in computational drug discovery. Read more.Posted: June 5, 2012
Chandra Bajaj, professor of computer sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, has been integrally involved in research related to Molecular Matchmaking for Drug Discovery for more than 20 years. See details.Posted: May 29, 2012
Dr. Venkat Raman, of associate professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, and Dr. Richard Tsai, associate professor of mathematics, are the 2012-13 recipients of the Moncrief Grand Challenge Awards at ICES. Read more.Posted: May 11, 2012
Matthias Taus won first prize at the poster competition at the NSF Workshop on the BEM: Bridging Education and Industrial Applications in Minneapolis, Minnesota in April 2012 for the paper "Coupling of Discontinuous Galerkin FEMs and BEMs." Matthias is a second year CSEM graduate student working on Isogeometric Boundary Element Methods with Greg Rodin and Tom Hughes.Posted: May 2, 2012
Dr. Seyed Ebrahim "Meysam" Mousavi, an ICES post doctoral fellow in the ICES Parallel Algorithms for Data Analysis and Simulation Group (PADAS), received the University of California, Davis 2012 Zyhair A. Munir Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation.
He was selected for his research entitled “Efficient Numerical Integration Schemes in the Partition-of-Unity Finite Element Method,” at the UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Mousavi received his Ph.D. in June 2011. Read more.Posted: March 30, 2012