Demkowicz elected to Polish Academy Demkowicz elected to Polish Academy

The Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences has elected ICES Professor Leszek Demkowicz as a foreign member.

Members are considered among the highest scientific authorities for Poland. They meet regularly, including foreign members, holding monthly scientific meetings, where technical papers are read and discussed and determined of scientific, scholarly and/or historical value. Read more.

Posted: Sept. 4, 2013
Gamba named to Stuart Professorship Gamba named to Stuart Professorship

ICES Professor Irene Gamba has been appointed to the John T. Stuart III Centennial Professorship in Mathematics by the Department of Mathematics.

Gamba is professor of mathematics and leader of the ICES Applied Mathematics Group. She is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). She was the 2012 recipient of the ICES Distinguished Researcher Award. Read more.

Posted: Aug. 27, 2013
ICES featured in UT medical school presentation ICES featured in UT medical school presentation

The University of Texas at Austin’s vice provost for biomedical sciences Dr. Robert Messing emphasized how new technology and computational science will enhance research and education at UT’s future medical school at an open presentation on Wednesday.

“The real jewel in the crown is we have a very strong school of engineering, and we also have both mass computing and computer science here”, said Messing to a packed audience of UT faculty, staff and local community members. “I think that’s what is going to make this medical school particularly unique.”

“It’s the first time a current Association of American University’s [member] has started a medical school in 49 years, and that’s roughly the lifetime of super computing,” said Director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) Jay Boisseau, in an introduction to the presentation. “So it’s the first [school], that I see, that will get to work with researchers on day one.”

The institute and TACC jointly sponsored the presentation.Read more.

Posted: Aug. 15, 2013
Fenves named UT provost Fenves named UT provost

Gregory L. Fenves, dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering and ICES faculty member, has been named executive vice president and provost of UT Austin. His appointment is effective Oct. 1. Fenves, 56, has been dean of the Cockrell School since 2008. He came to the university from the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, assistant director at the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, and professor of engineering, among other positions. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his master’s and doctor’s degrees from UC Berkeley. He is an expert in simulating and predicting the effects of earthquakes on human-made structures... Read more.

Posted: Aug. 13, 2013
Caffarelli Receives Lefshetz Medal Caffarelli Receives Lefshetz Medal

The inaugural Mathematical Congress of the Americas awarded one of its two Solomon Lefshetz Medals to ICES Professor Luis Caffarelli.

The medal recognizes excellence in research and relevant contributions to the development of mathematics in the Americas.
The goal of the Congress is to highlight the excellence of mathematical achievements in the Americas within the context of the international arena, and foster collaborations among researchers, students, institutions and mathematical societies in the Americas. Read more.

Posted: Aug. 7, 2013