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London lecture named for Tinsley Oden London lecture named for Tinsley Oden

The international Oden Lecture on Computational Science has been established at Brunel University in London. The honor occurred as the university celebrated the 50th anniversary of its triannual Mathematics of Finite Elements and Applications (MAFELAP) conference.

ICES Director J. Tinsley Oden gave the inaugural Oden Lecture at the Engineering Showcase Event of the conference June 14. His wide-ranging talk was entitled "Selection, Calibration, Validation and Implementation of Predictive Computational Models in the presence of Uncertainty." Read more.

Posted: June 9, 2016
2016 Moncrief Grand Challenge Awardees Announced 2016 Moncrief Grand Challenge Awardees Announced

Four faculty received ICES’ 2016 W. A. "Tex" Moncrief Grand Challenge Awards, based on their highly compelling research proposals related to the Grand Challenges in computational engineering and sciences that affect the competitiveness and international standing of the nation. Read more.

Posted: June 9, 2016
Isaac wins third major award for dissertation work Isaac wins third major award for dissertation work

2015 CSEM alumnus Toby Isaac received the 2016 SIAM Early Career Prize in Supercomputing, the organization's major award recognizing a young researcher working on algorithms for parallel computing in science and engineering. The prize is awarded based on publications in the past three years and candidates must be no more than three
years out of a Ph.D. program.

Isaac's prize was announced at the SIAM PP16 Conference in Paris.

The honor recognizes his work on developing scalable, adaptive methods for forward and inverse problems in continental-scale ice sheet modeling, which was the focus of his dissertation which recently won the ICES Outstanding Dissertation Award. Read more.

Posted: May 5, 2016
Engquist gives Fields Institute Distinguished Lecture Engquist gives Fields Institute Distinguished Lecture

ICES Professor Bjorn Engquist gave three lectures as part of the Fields Institute's 2015-16 Distinguished Lecture Series.

Numerical Multiscale Modeling," "The Heterogeneous Multiscale Method," and "Numerical Approximation of Oscillatory Dynamical Systems' were delivered April 28-29 at the Toronto Canada center for mathematical research activity. Read more.

Posted: May 5, 2016
New York Times features Ivo Babuska as dispelling ageism New York Times features Ivo Babuska as dispelling ageism

Written by Manil Suri, mathematics professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

I RECENTLY attended a conference in honor of Ivo Babuska, a professor at the University of Texas, with whom I have written several mathematical papers. There were toasts with a crowd-pleasing (if prudently priced) malbec and puns riffing on “singular value decomposition” that elicited much mirth. After all, it was also Ivo’s 90th-birthday party.

Ivo remains passionately immersed in research, despite the dearly held popular belief that mathematicians are over the hill at 40. Read more.

Posted: April 26, 2016