Finite Element Rodeo starts Friday

This weekend the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences is hosting the 2014 Finite Element Rodeo, an annual research conference.

The conference, which rotates among universities in Texas and Louisiana, enables researchers, students, and faculty studying finite element methods to share their latest research over two days. Presentations are informal and short, lasting about 10 minutes. Lecture topics are announced at the time of the presentation.

About 80 participants from over 10 universities have registered to attend the rodeo; about 40 have registered to speak. Read more.

Posted: Feb. 24, 2014
Ravikumar wins Sloan Foundation Fellowship Ravikumar wins Sloan Foundation Fellowship

Pradeep Ravikumar, associate director of the ICES Center for Big Data Analytics and an assistant professor of computer science, has been selected to receive a 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Awarded to 126 outstanding U.S. and Canadian researchers this year, the $50,000 fellowship funds the research of early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders. Read more.

Posted: Feb. 19, 2014
Postdoc fellow awarded fellowship from national lab Postdoc fellow awarded fellowship from national lab

ICES postdoctoral fellow Pablo Seleson has received the 2014 Alston S. Householder Fellowship from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Department of Energy’s largest science and energy laboratory.

This prestigious fellowship promotes scientific computing research through mentorship and individual research initiatives. It is awarded each year to an outstanding candidate with a “proven academic record of high quality research with a clear potential to perform cutting edge, innovative research in applied mathematics, statistics and/or computational science,” according to the Oak Ridge website. Read more.

Posted: Feb. 11, 2014
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