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Computational Engineering and Sciences
The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) fosters interdisciplinary research and graduate studies for developing high-performance computing solutions to address complex societal problems.
Our Ph.D. program ranks number one in the world according to CWUR.
The Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (CSEM) graduate program is an interdisciplinary program leading to the PhD degree that prepares students for the field of computational and mathematical modeling.
The Institute annually offers generous Postdoc fellowships coupled with employee benefits and relocation expense reimbursements. Applications are accepted until Jan. 1 for the following fall semester.
Tailoring Cancer Treatment to Individual Patients
Attempts to eradicate cancer are often compared to a "moonshot" — the successful effort that sent the first astronauts to the moon.
But imagine if, instead of Newton's second law of motion, which describes the relationship between an object's mass and the amount of force needed to accelerate it, we only had reams of data related to throwing various objects into the air.
This, says Thomas Yankeelov, approximates the current state of cancer research: data-rich, but lacking governing laws and models.
The solution, he believes, is not to mine large quantities of patient data, as some insist, but to mathematize cancer: to uncover the fundamental formulas that represent how cancer, in its many varied forms, behaves. Read more.
Jan. 4, 2018
Trickle-down is the Solution (to the Planetary Core Formation Problem) says ICES research published by prestigious PNAS
Scientists have long pondered how rocky bodies in the solar system—including our own Earth—got their metal cores. According to new ICES research, evidence points to the downwards percolation of molten metal toward the center of the planet through tiny channels between grains of rock. Read more.
Dec. 5, 2017
Minimizing Uncertainty in Uncertain World of Defense, Energy
ICES Professor Tan Bui-Thanh in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics has received three new research grants to tackle the challenge of quantifying the uncertainty in the solution of large-scale data-driven inverse problems. Read more.
Dec. 5, 2017
Personalizing Cancer Therapy: physicians, mathematicians and engineers together simulate advanced cancer treatments
To move the treatment needle, Rylander draws on degrees in mechanical and biomedical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a laser-like determination to develop the most meaningful biological replications of tumors and of other dynamic cellular structures. Read more.
Nov. 7, 2017
Mathematics as Life: Irene Gamba and the Kinetic Lens
Irene M. Gamba, director of the ICES Applied Math Group, is a world leader in kinetic theory, the mathematics that describes how particles of matter interact under different conditions. Read more.
Oct. 30, 2017