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New York Times features Ivo Babuska as dispelling ageism New York Times features Ivo Babuska as dispelling ageism

Written by Manil Suri, mathematics professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

I RECENTLY attended a conference in honor of Ivo Babuska, a professor at the University of Texas, with whom I have written several mathematical papers. There were toasts with a crowd-pleasing (if prudently priced) malbec and puns riffing on “singular value decomposition” that elicited much mirth. After all, it was also Ivo’s 90th-birthday party.

Ivo remains passionately immersed in research, despite the dearly held popular belief that mathematicians are over the hill at 40. Read more.

Posted: April 26, 2016
Bajaj and Dawson elected SIAM fellows

Two ICES faculty members have been elected 2016 fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

Chandrajit Bajaj, director of the ICES Computational Visualization Center, and Clint Dawson, leader of the ICES Computational Hydraulics Group, were chosen based on their “outstanding contributions to fields served by SIAM.” Read more.

Posted: April 4, 2016
CSEM's Johann Rudi Receives Best Student Paper CSEM's Johann Rudi Receives Best Student Paper

Johann Rudi, a CSEM student advised by ICES Professor Omar Ghattas and
former ICES Research Scientist Georg Stadler (now professor at NYU),
received a Best Student Paper award at the 2016 Copper Mountain
Conference on Iterative Methods.

His paper was entitled "mu-BFBT Preconditioner for Stokes Flow
Problems with Strongly Heterogeneous Viscosity."

Johann was also lead author on a paper that received the 2015 Gordon
Bell Prize last November.

Read more.

Posted: March 31, 2016
Pingali gives International ACM Keynote Speech Pingali gives International ACM Keynote Speech

ICES Professor Keshav Pingali gave one of two plenary keynote speeches at a joint symposium of three Association for Computing Machinery conferences in Barcelona, Spain. The three annual conferences were High-Performance Computer Architecture, Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming, and Code Generation Optimization.

He entitled his keynote "Fifty Years of Parallel Programming: Ieri, Oggi, Domani." (The subtitle was borrowed from the title of a screenplay by Alberto Moravia, and is Italian for “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.”) Read more.

Posted: March 31, 2016
Oden gives Columbia's Mindlin Lecture Oden gives Columbia's Mindlin Lecture

ICES Director Tinsley Oden gave the celebrated Raymond D. Mindlin Lecture at Columbia University March 28. His remarks were entitled "Foundations of Predictive Computational Science: Selection and Validation of Models of Complex Systems in the Presence of Uncertainty."

Columbia University's Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics established the lecture to honor Mindlin, an applied mechanics pioneer. He received the National Medal of Science for applied mechanics and mathematics in 1979 and a U.S. Medal for Merit from President Truman in 1946. Read more.

Posted: March 31, 2016