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Dhairya Malhotra selected finalist in student supercomputing contest Dhairya Malhotra selected finalist in student supercomputing contest

Dhairya Malhotra, CSEM graduate student, was selected a finalist in the annual Association for Computing Machinery's Student Research Competition at the SC13 conference in Denver Nov. 19.

His research, entitled "A Distributed-Memory Fast Multipole Method for Volume Potentials," was conducted under the supervision of ICES Professor George Biros, director of the Parallel Algorithms for Data Analysis and Simulation Group. Read more.

Posted: Nov. 21, 2013
Oden presents the 44th Shaw Lecture Oden presents the 44th Shaw Lecture

J. Tinsley Oden presented the prestigious 44th Shaw Lecture at North Carolina State University Nov. 6 to a crowd of more than 100 guests. Oden, associate vice president for research and director of ICES, spoke on the emergence of predictive science to forecast physical events. Using examples from the field of nanomanufacturing, he discussed how the principles and tools of predictive science are connected to the philosophical foundations of science, and how scientific knowledge can be obtained and interpreted in a statistical setting. Read more.

Posted: Nov. 7, 2013
Demkowicz hosts workshop Nov. 4-6 Demkowicz hosts workshop Nov. 4-6

The “Minimum Residual and Least Squares Finite Element Methods Workshop” will be the second in a continuing series of ICES thematic workshops drawing top worldwide experts in specific disciplines. The workshop occurs Nov. 4-6 in The O’Donnell Building.

Leszek Demkowicz, ICES assistant director, professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, and leader of the ICES Electromagnetics and Acoustics Group will serve as the local organizer, accompanied by Pavel Bochev, distinguished member of the technical staff of Sandia National Laboratories. Read more.

Posted: Oct. 30, 2013
Van de Geijn to launch MOOC on linear algebra Van de Geijn to launch MOOC on linear algebra

In its first week of registration, more than 2,500 students registered for ICES Professor Robert van de Geijn’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on linear algebra.

Linear Algebra – Foundations to Frontiers (LAFF) is being developed by van de Geijn, professor of computer science, Maggie Myers, lecturer in computer science, and a team of students from The University of Texas at Austin. The course will be launched January 15, 2014 by edX, UT’s non-profit partner who manages MOOCs. The course is free and offers a certificate of completion. Read more.

Posted: Oct. 15, 2013
St. David's supports Sacks' research with grant St. David's supports Sacks' research with grant

The St. David’s Foundation Impact Fund gave a $121,200 grant to the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) to create computer simulated heart valves that will help further heart valve disease research and treatments.

“Such models are used to both assess the current state of valve disease and, most importantly, suggest means to improve surgical techniques for repair and replacement of diseased valves, “ said Michael Sacks, the director of ICES’ Center for Cardiovascular Simulation.

The grant funds will directly support a two-year post-doctoral research fellowship at the center. Recruitment is currently underway.

Michael Sacks is the director of ICES' Center for Cardiovascular Simulation.Sacks and his research group’s current focus is creating computational simulations of the mitral valve, the passageway for blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle of the human heart. Read more.

Posted: Oct. 7, 2013