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Caffarelli receives AMS Steele Prize Caffarelli receives AMS Steele Prize

ICES Professor Luis Caffarelli, was named recipient of the 2014 American Mathematical Society (AMS) Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research. Caffarelli is a professor of mathematics, and shares the prize with Robert Kohn, and Louis Nirenberg, professors of mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. Presented annually by AMS, the Steele Prize is one of the highest distinctions in mathematics. The prize will be presented on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at the AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore. Read more.

Posted: Dec. 5, 2013
Hughes delivered the inaugural Ted Belytschko Lecture at Northwestern University Hughes delivered the inaugural Ted Belytschko Lecture at Northwestern University

ICES Professor Thomas J.R. Hughes delivered the inaugural Ted Belytschko Lecture at Northwestern University Nov. 25.

His lecture, “Isogeometric Analysis, Phase-field Modeling and Fracture,” explored isogeometric analysis, a computational approach that integrates computer-aided drafting (CAD) and finite element analysis (FEA) technologies. Hughes summarized the mathematical developments that confirm the approach’s effectiveness, presented sample applications, and described his current work. Read more.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2013
Texan of the Year nominations go to two ICES faculty Texan of the Year nominations go to two ICES faculty

The Dallas Morning News has published Texan of the Year nominations for two ICES professors. Each year the newspaper selects a Texan who has had uncommon impact during the previous year.

University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers nominated Tinsley Oden "as one who pushes the frontiers of knowledge and educates our state’s young people and whose work elevates the fortunes of the whole state." His nomination appeared in the Dallas Morning News Dec. 3. Read more.

Posted: Dec. 3, 2013
Biros receives NSF grant to design application specific, energy efficient circuits Biros receives NSF grant to design application specific, energy efficient circuits

George Biros, leader of the ICES Parallel Algorithms for Data Analysis and Simulation Group, has received a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve the energy efficiency of computing an important class of problems.

The three-year grant is part of the NSF’s Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability Program, which awarded approximately 20 awards this year to support “groundbreaking research leading to a new era of parallel computing.”

Co-investigators of the grant research are electrical and computer engineering professors Andreas Gerstlauer and Lizy K. John, as well as ICES researcher Robert van de Geijin. Read more.

Posted: Nov. 27, 2013
William Press named AAAS fellow William Press named AAAS fellow

William Press, an ICES core faculty member and computer science professor, was elected a 2013 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He was recognized for his accomplishments in astronomy.

The AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society dedicated to advancing science around the world and publisher of the weekly journal Science, selects fellows from a nominated members “who have made scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.” Read more.

Posted: Nov. 26, 2013