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CSEM Student Johann Rudi Wins 2016 ACM/IEEE Fellowship CSEM Student Johann Rudi Wins 2016 ACM/IEEE Fellowship

CSEM student Johann Rudi is a recipient of the 2016 ACM/IEEE George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship.

Rudi, who is co-advised by ICES Professor Omar Ghattas and Georg Stadler of NYU, was recognized for his work on a recent project, “Extreme-Scale Implicit Solver for Nonlinear, Multiscale, and Heterogeneous Stokes Flow in the Earth’s Mantle”

Rudi’s recent research has focused on modeling, analysis and the development of algorithms for studying the earth’s mantle convection by means of large-scale simulations on high-performance computers. Mantle convection is the fundamental physical process within the earth’s interior responsible for the thermal and geological evolution of the planet, including plate tectonics. Read more.

Posted: Aug. 30, 2016
Visiting Researchers Win Best Paper at HPCS 2016 Visiting Researchers Win Best Paper at HPCS 2016

Two ICES visiting scholars won best paper at the 2016 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation.

Anne Elster, an ICES Visiting Research Fellow from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and her Ph.D. student Thomas Falch, an ICES Visiting Scholar, were recognized for their paper "ImageCL: An Image Processing Language for Performance Portability on Heterogeneous Systems."

The paper was recognized for its significance, scientific quality, timeliness, and relevance. Read more.

Posted: Aug. 10, 2016
Postdoc Lee receives $300,000 AHA grant Postdoc Lee receives $300,000 AHA grant

ICES Center for Computational Cardiovascular Simulation postdoctoral fellow Chung-Hao Lee has been awarded a $307,049 Scientist Development Grant from the American Heart Association (AHA).

The grant will support Lee's four-year research project, entitled "Computer-assisted management and treatment of functional tricuspid regurgitation."

His project's goal is to identify objective indicators for the progression of functional tricuspid regurgitation, and to help in the design of individualized tricuspid valve annuloplasty surgical repair. Using computer simulations, Lee hopes to improve durability of the valve, reduce cost of surgery re-operation, and decrease risk of mortality and morbidity. Read more.

Posted: July 27, 2016
Bajaj Named Solid Modeling Pioneer Bajaj Named Solid Modeling Pioneer

ICES Professor Chandra Bajaj was awarded the honorific title of Solid Modeling Pioneer by the Solid Modeling Association at the SPM’2016 symposium in Berlin.

Bajaj was cited "for fundamental mathematical and computer science contributions to a wide array of computational sciences, including geometric and solid modeling, image processing, computer graphics, data analysis, and visualization. He has been prolific in each of these subfields, progressively focusing and mastering the sub-area over his three decades of academic research, education, and service activities." Read more.

Posted: July 14, 2016
Student Amir Khalighi receives the Best Poster prize Student Amir Khalighi receives the Best Poster prize

Student Amir Khalighi received the Best Poster prize at the 2016 Frontiers in Medical Devices conference held at the University of Maryland May 23-25.

Amir's poster, "A Multi-resolution Analysis of the Mitral Valve Geometry for the Development of Personalized Models," was the product of research at the ICES Center for Cardiovascular Simulation. Collaborators on the research were Amir Khalighi; Andrew Drach, ICES postdoc; Ajit Yoganathan (Georgia Tech), Robert Gorman (University of Pennsylvania), Joseph Gorman (University of Pennsylvania) and Michael Sacks, director of the ICES Center for Cardiovascular Simulation. Read more.

Posted: June 10, 2016