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NIH appoints Sacks to Scientific Review Center NIH appoints Sacks to Scientific Review Center

The National Institutes of Health has appointed ICES Professor Michael Sacks to serve as a member of the Bioengineering, Technology and Surgical Sciences Study Section, Center for Scientific Review.

"Membership represents a unique opportunity to contribute to the national biomedical research effort," said Richard Nakamura, director of the Center for Scientific Review, in his letter of invitation to serve.

Study sections review grant applications submitted to the NIH, make recommendations on the applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board, and survey the status of research in their fields of science.

"These functions are of great value to medical and allied research in this country," said Nakamura. Read more.

Posted: Feb. 26, 2015
Wheeler delivers USC Cornelius Pings Lecture Wheeler delivers USC Cornelius Pings Lecture

ICES Professor Mary Wheeler delivered the 2015 Cornelius Pings Lecture at the University of Southern California Jan. 21.

Wheeler, director of the ICES Center for Subsurface Modeling, lectured on "Fracture Propagation and Fluid Flow in Poroelastic Medium." Read more.

Posted: Jan. 29, 2015
Derrick Ozuna is CRA certified Derrick Ozuna is CRA certified

After building years of experience working in research grant processing, and passing a four-hour exam to “demonstrate mastery of laws governing federal contracts and grants,” Derrick Ozuna, an ICES senior administrative associate, is now a certified research administrator (CRA).

“I’m the first staff member from ICES to be CRA certified, and I am grateful to my faculty supervisor Dr. Michael Sacks for supporting me in obtaining the certification,” Ozuna said.

Obtaining CRA certification from the Research Administrators Certification Council demonstrates expertise in skills such as financial management, general management, legal requirements, and project development, as related to research administration. Read more.

Posted: Jan. 20, 2015
Dhillon named a 2014 ACM Fellow Dhillon named a 2014 ACM Fellow

ICES Professor Inderjit Dhillon has been named a 2014 Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) "for contributions to large-scale data analysis, machine learning and computational mathematics."

As a fellow, Dhillon, professor of Computer Science and director of the ICES Center for Big Data Analysis, is now among the top 1 percent of ACM members. His achievements promote information technology and outstanding service to ACM, and serve as a role model and an inspiration to other members.

He will be inducted into membership at the annual ACM Awards Banquet June 20 Read more.

Posted: Jan. 20, 2015
Ren receives Young Researcher Award Ren receives Young Researcher Award

ICES Professor Kui Ren received the 2014 MediaV Young Researcher Award from the International Conference on Inverse Problems and Related Topics. The honor recognizes scholars age 40 or younger who have made important contributions to the field of inverse problems.

As part of the recognition for the award, Ren, an associate professor of mathematics, gave a plenary speech at the December International Conference on Inverse Problems and Related Topics in Tarpei. The conference features speakers from both theoretical (mathematics) and applied (engineering) aspects of inverse problems, and aims to strengthen the interaction and nurture collaborations between the two groups of scientists. Read more.

Posted: Jan. 20, 2015