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Bajaj gives keynote at Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 2015 Bajaj gives keynote at Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 2015

ICES Professor Chandrajit Bajaj was a keynote speaker at the Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 2015. His presentation was entitled: Chemical Imaging and Visualization with Uncertainty Quantification. Read more.

Posted: Sept. 8, 2015
Derrick Ozuna Receives 2015 ICES Staff Excellence Award Derrick Ozuna Receives 2015 ICES Staff Excellence Award

Derrick Ozuna, administrative services officer working for ICES Professor Michael Sacks, received the 2015 ICES Staff Excellence Award "for contributions to innovation, productivity, and morale.”

One nominator described his merit for the award in depth:
"Derrick is an innovator, constantly going beyond the job description. When he studied for and earned a Certified Research Administrator certificate, he proved his dedication to the ICES research mission by becoming both highly educated and accredited for his work on sponsored projects research. He completely redesigned the accounting files to be fully electronic and DF-searchable, for ease of auditing and transparency. Read more.

Posted: Sept. 1, 2015
Bajaj's $1.2 million NIH grant funds development of algorithms that improve how medical devices gather data from tissues Bajaj's $1.2 million NIH grant funds development of algorithms that improve how medical devices gather data from tissues

Histopathology is an important tool that biomedical researchers and physicians use to study and diagnose disease. But it’s highly subjective, involving the characterization of cell types and cell health by examining tissues stained with dyes.

ICES researcher Chandrajit Bajaj, the director of the institute’s Computational Visualization Center, and a team of interdisciplinary collaborators has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance histopathology methods by developing algorithms that improve how medical devices gather data from tissues, as well as how the data is analyzed and presented. Read more.

Posted: Sept. 1, 2015
Newest Graham Carey Scholar, Maytee Chantharayukhonthorn, Changes Career Projectory from Aerospace to Biochemistry in Hughes' lab Newest Graham Carey Scholar, Maytee Chantharayukhonthorn, Changes Career Projectory from Aerospace to Biochemistry in Hughes' lab

Maytee Chantharayukhonthorn, a senior in aerospace engineering honors, and biochemistry, received the 2015 Graham F. Carey Computational Science Scholarship.

Nominated by ICES Professor Thomas J.R. Hughes who employed him in his research group this past year, Hughes characterized Chantharayukhonthorn as “demonstrating great potential for advanced research.”

“Maytee is eager and enthusiastic, and despite not yet having the benefit of a comprehensive graduate program of study, he has shown considerable aptitude and ability in the projects he has participated in,” Hughes said. Read more.

Posted: Aug. 25, 2015
Supercomputers Listen to the Heart: Sack's group models native and replacement heart valve function to evolve human replacements Supercomputers Listen to the Heart: Sack's group models native and replacement heart valve function to evolve human replacements

New supercomputer models have come closer than ever to capturing the behavior of normal human heart valves and their replacements, according to recent studies by groups including scientists at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at The University of Texas at Austin and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University.

The studies focused on how heart valve tissue responds to realistic blood flow. The new models can help doctors make more durable repair and replacement of heart valves.
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Posted: Aug. 20, 2015