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Six ICES staff receive University Service Awards

Six ICES staff were recognized for their loyal and devoted service during ceremonies Aug. 25.

The 2014 University Service Award recipients who work for ICES were: Jon Bass, assistant vice president for research, for 10 years of service; Sue Rodriguez, senior administrative associate, for 10 years of service; Robert Hoelscher, senior administrative associate, for 10 years of service; Donna Larson, senior administrative associate, for 25 years of service; Charlott Low, administrative assistant, for 30 years of service; and Ruth Hengst, senior administrative associate, for 35 years of service. Read more.

Posted: Aug. 26, 2014
Chelikowsky and Demkov head 32nd International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors Chelikowsky and Demkov head 32nd International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors

ICES hosts the 32nd International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors (ICPS) August 10–15 at the Austin Convention Center. Jim Chelikowsky, director of the ICES Center for Computational Materials (CCM), serves as the conference chair, and Alex Demkov, a professor of physics and affiliated with the CCM, as program chair.

This definitive biennial conference has brought together the global community of semiconductor researchers to share and discuss pressing problems and cutting edge advances in semiconductor science since its inception in 1950.
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Posted: Aug. 11, 2014
Hughes receives JACM's highest award Hughes receives JACM's highest award

The Japanese Association for Computational Mechanics (JACM) honored ICES Professor Thomas Hughes with the 2014 Computational Mechanics Award "for his distinguished achievements in the field of computational mechanics." This is JACM's highest award.

Hughes received the award during the World Congress on Computational Mechanics in Barcelona, Spain in July.

Hughes is professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, holder of the Computational and Applied Mathematics Chair III, and leader of the ICES Computational Mechanics Group. Read more.

Posted: Aug. 7, 2014
Uncertainty Quantification Short Course offered by ICES Uncertainty Quantification Short Course offered by ICES

Prof. Fabio Nobile of EPFL and Prof. Raul Tempone of KAUST are offering a free short course entitled "Mathematical and Algorithmic Aspects of Uncertainty Quantification." The two-week course occurs Monday, July 28 through Friday, August 8.

More than 50 students are attending the course hosted by ICES and sponsored by ICES Professors Omar Ghattas and Robert Moser. Read more.

Posted: July 30, 2014
Students in Center for Big Data Analysis receive prestigious fellowship

Two Ph.D. students working in the ICES Center for Big Data Analysis received highly competitive international fellowships.

Cho-Jui Hsieh received a $30,000 2014 IBM Ph.D. Fellowship with a three-year renewal eligibility, and Hsiang-Fu Yu received a $50,000 2014 Intel Ph.D. Fellowship. Both are students in computer science Read more.

Posted: July 30, 2014