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.
Inderjit Dhillon, professor of computer science, and his students Justin Brickell, Suvrit Sra, and Joel Tropp won the 2011 Outstanding Paper Prize from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).
The paper, "The Metric Nearness Problem," which appeared in the SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications (SIMAX), has been selected as one of the three winning papers of the 2011 SIAM Outstanding Paper Prizes.
The prizes are given for outstanding papers published in SIAM journals during the three years prior to the year of the award. This year, the prizes will be awarded during the course of ICIAM 2011, to be held July 18-22 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.Posted: May 18, 2011
To give context to the national discussion on the value of university research, Dr. Tinsley Oden, director of ICES, offered a brief history during a forum held by the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas Thursday, May 19. His remarks are highlighted on the university's research blog.. Read more.Posted: May 18, 2011
The first recipients of the ICES Distinguished Research Award have been announced. They are: Todd Arbogast, Clint Dawson, and Leszek Demkowicz. The award is given to ICES core faculty who have demonstrated a sustained level of distinguished research in computational sciences and engineering. The award provides $25,000 per year for up to four years of discretionary funds to support research within the Institute.
"The award is intended to recognize your outstanding research record, your impressive and sustained contributions to ICES and the CSEM Program, your dedication to the CSEM students, and the distinction your work and reputation brings to ICES and the University of Texas at Austin."Posted: May 18, 2011
Marco Panesi, who is an ICES Postdoctoral Researcher with PECOS, received the 2011 Aerothermodynamics Award. "On behalf the Symposium Organizing Committee I have the honour to inform you that you are the winners of the 2011 Award Fundamentals on Aerothermodynamics for your contribution to a theoretical study on collisional rotation-vibration energy transfer and dissociation in N2." This award is shared with Richard Jaffe, David W. Schwenke and Thierry Magin.
The awards ceremony will be held during the 7th Aerodynamics Symposium in Bruges, on May 12.Posted: May 11, 2011
Clint Dawson reinforced the importance of federal funding for disaster preparedness in federal testimony May 3.
During a hearing before the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, Dawson credited government funding for significantly improving storm disaster preparation. “We are now able to do high-resolution storm-surge predictions within the time frame required by emergency managers,” Dawson says. “This would have been impossible five years ago.” Read more.Posted: May 5, 2011