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.
ICES computer science professor Keshav Pingali has earned the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, the highest award bestowed by the institute to alumni.
Pingali, the director of ICES Center for Distributed and Grid Computing, graduated from the institute in 1978 where he earned his B.Tech degree.
Pingali’s research has focuses on programming languages and compiler technology for program understanding, restructuring, and optimization. His group is known for its contributions to memory-hierarchy optimization.Posted: March 28, 2013
ICES professors Clint Dawson and Marc Hesse have each been selected to receive prizes from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Activity Group on Geosciences (SIAG/GS) this summer.
Dawson, the leader of ICES Computational Hydraulics Group, will be awarded the career prize. Hesse, a geological sciences professor, will be awarded the junior scientist prize.
The prizes both recognize “broad and distinguished contributions” in the field of geosciences, according to SIAG/GS. The career prize is awarded to long-term research achievements and the junior science prize to research published within three years prior to the award. Read more.Posted: March 27, 2013
The National Science Foundation has featured ICES Professor Omar Ghattas' efforts in leading a team that is trying to figure out the dynamics of ice sheets in Antarctica, and how it affects sea level rise. As NSF inaugurates Stampede, its latest supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computer Center, Ghattas' work is used to demonstrate how advances in computational research transform the scientific process and discovery. Other team members on the project include ICES Research Scientist Georg Stadler and CSEM Student Tobin Isaac.Posted: March 26, 2013
ICES Professor Thomas Hughes will give the celebrated Raymond D. Mindlin Lecture at Columbia University April 25. His remarks will focus on progress toward developing integrated Computer Aided Design (CAD)/Finite Element Analysis (FEA) procedures that allow the CAD file to be directly used in analysis. Columbia University's Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics established the lecture to honor applied mechanics pioneer Mindlin. Read more.Posted: March 26, 2013
An ancient proverb teaches “where there is no vision, the people perish.” Vision is that powerful ability to see situations clearly, not only for what they are, but for what they can become.
Blend that abstract notion with supercomputing, and a strong force for predicting the future appears.
“Sometimes I tell students that computer modeling and simulation enables us to see the future,” said J. Tinsley Oden, ICES director. “We can explore the consequences of different decisions made well in advance of any actual decision. That will continue to be the strength of computational science.” March 26 the UT tower burned orange for the 10th anniversary of ICES, a realized vision and model for interdisciplinary education and research. Read more.Posted: March 21, 2013