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Gamba selected as SIAM Kovalevsky lecturer Gamba selected as SIAM Kovalevsky lecturer

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has selected ICES Professor Irene Gamba as the 2014 Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer.

The Kovalevsky Lectures honor women who have made fundamental and sustained contributions to applied or computational mathematics. As the 2014 Kovalevsky Lecturer, her talk will take place during the 2014 SIAM Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, July 7-11.

"Sonia Kovalevsky did important work in the theory of differential equations and motion of rigid bodies, and her life and work remain a tremendous inspiration," wrote both Ruth Charney, president of AWM and Irene Fonseca, president of SIAM who announced the honor. Read more.

Posted: Jan. 30, 2014
ICES Cardiovascular Center/Texas Heart Institute partnership receive grant ICES Cardiovascular Center/Texas Heart Institute partnership receive grant

The ICES Cardiovascular Simulation Center partnership with the Texas Heart Institute (THI) received a $300,000 grant from the Fondren Foundation to provide fellowships to doctoral students and/or postdoctoral researchers during the initial three-year period of the ICES-THI collaboration. Recipients of these fellowships will be known as Fondren Fellows. Read more.

Posted: Jan. 16, 2014
UT Tower burns orange for Oden UT Tower burns orange for Oden

The university tower will be lit burnt orange the night of Jan.14 in honor of ICES Director Tinsley J. Oden winning the 2013 Honda Prize for his role in establishing the field of computational mechanics.

The Honda Foundation, the philanthropic wing of Honda Motors Ltd., annually awards the prize, sometimes referred to as the ‘Nobel Prize in technology’ to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions to “ecotechnology,” a field defined by its goal of advancing human achievement while preserving the natural environment. Read more.

Posted: Jan. 14, 2014
Alumnus Zhang receives Presidential Early Career Award Alumnus Zhang receives Presidential Early Career Award

CSEM Alumnus Yongjie (Jessica) Zhang has received the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers to support her research in high-fidelity geometry modeling and mesh generation with finite element applications. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Read more.

Posted: Jan. 14, 2014
Hughes hosts Isogeometric Analysis Workshop

The “Isogeometric Analysis: Integrating Design and Analysis (IGA 2014) Workshop” Jan. 8-10 will be the third in a continuing series of ICES thematic workshops drawing top worldwide experts in specific disciplines. The workshop will occur in the AT&T Conference Center and is co-sponsored by USACM.

ICES Professor Thomas J. R. Hughes will serve as host, along with organizers Yuri Bazilevs and David Benson, of the University of California, San Diego, Tor Dokken, SINTEF, Trond Kvamsdal, NTNU, and Alessandro Reali, University of Pavia.

The workshop’s purpose is to bring together geometry and analysis experts interested in developing the new generation of analysis procedures based upon modern computational geometry. Read more.

Posted: Jan. 2, 2014