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Engquist elected to prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences Engquist elected to prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced this week the election of ICES mathematician Björn Engquist.

“We are delighted Bjorn has been elected into the prestigious AAAS," said ICES Director J. Tinsley Oden. "This is fitting recognition of his sterling international reputation as a leader in computational and applied mathematics.

"The announcement comes shortly after the news of another international award bestowed on Engquist, the prestigious Pioneer Award, given by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics."

Engquist 's numerical tools are used in areas ranging from homeland security to image processing to oil-reservoir modeling. Read more.

Posted: April 23, 2015
Hughes receives International Scientific Career Award Hughes receives International Scientific Career Award

ICES Professor Thomas J.R. Hughes has received the 2014 International Scientific Career Award of the Argentinian Association for Computational Mechanics (AMCA).

AMCA will make the presentation at the Pan American Congress on Computational Mechanics in Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 28, 2015.

The award recognizes an international scientific career in the field of computational mechanics and interaction with research centers of Argentina. The AMCA Award consists of a statuette made by an Argentine artisan and a diploma. Read more.

Posted: April 21, 2015
Pingali discusses smarter software Pingali discusses smarter software

Keshav Pingali is featured in an article on scientists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin exploring clever ways to make the next great leap in computer processor speeds.

The article acknowledges the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law, an observation that every couple of years, computer chip manufacturers manage to squeeze twice as many transistors onto a computer chip. Read more.

Posted: April 16, 2015
Engquist awarded SIAM's 2015 Pioneer Prize Engquist awarded SIAM's 2015 Pioneer Prize

ICES Professor Björn Engquist has received the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 2015 Pioneer Prize "for fundamental
contributions in the field of applied mathematics, numerical analysis
and scientific computing which have had long-lasting impact in the
field as well as successful applications in science, engineering and
industry."

SIAM established the Pioneer Prize in 1999 to recognize pioneering work introducing applied mathematical methods and scientific computing techniques to an industrial problem area or a new scientific field of applications. Read more.

Posted: March 18, 2015
Bajaj featured on KUT's celebration of Pi Bajaj featured on KUT's celebration of Pi

ICES Professor Chandra Bajaj was featured in several news sources ranging from KUT to the university's news page on the importance of pi, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, or 3.14159.

It has grown popular to celebrate the mathematical constant on the date which mirrors it numbers, 3/14, as well as to promote the celebration with the number's homophone, pie.

Bajaj, explained how pi is a necessary tool he uses every day in his work. Read more.

Posted: March 16, 2015