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Remembering Peter Flawn, visionary university president, ICES board member Remembering Peter Flawn, visionary university president, ICES board member

ICES Director Tinsley Oden penned a brief remembrance of his friend and colleague Peter Flawn, and will expand on his thoughts at the memorial ceremony.

Services honoring the former UT president and ICES board member will be held Saturday, May 13, at 11 a.m. in the
Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium, LBJ Presidential Library. Oden will speak as part of the ceremony. Read more.

Posted: May 9, 2017
ICES Storm Surge Research Defining Feature of Peabody Award ICES Storm Surge Research Defining Feature of Peabody Award

A news story explaining the benefits of ICES Professor Clint Dawson's research on hurricane storm surge has won broadcast journalism's highest honor, the Peabody Award.

“Hell and High Water,” an innovative collaboration between ProPublica and The Texas Tribune, won the web category of the 2017 Peabody Awards. The immersive project explored the vulnerability of the Houston area to a large, devastating hurricane. Reported by ProPublica and The Texas Tribune, the piece explained how researchers have warned for years that a hurricane could cripple the region, and wreak havoc on the refineries and storage containers clustered nearby. Read more.

Posted: April 26, 2017
Wheeler Advancing “Digital Oil Field” at Center for Subsurface Research Wheeler Advancing “Digital Oil Field” at Center for Subsurface Research

The soaring productivity of oil and gas from hydraulic fracturing wells depends in large part on advancements in the “digital oil field,” according to a recent that said computational technology is driving the output per shale drilling rig to rise by more than 20 percent a year.

“‘The cloud’ will be just as much of an economic accelerant for shale as it has been for other complex and distributed industries,” wrote Mark Mills, a senior fellow at the domestic policy think tank the Manhattan Institute in an editorial for the paper. Read more.

Posted: April 20, 2017
Hughes to receive 2017 SURA Distinguished Scientist Award Hughes to receive 2017 SURA Distinguished Scientist Award

ICES Professor Thomas J.R. Hughes, the Peter O’Donnell Chair in Computational and Applied Mathematics will received its 2017 SURA Distinguished Scientist Award.

The annual honor goes to a research scientist whose extraordinary work fulfills the SURA mission to “strengthen the scientific capabilities of its members and our nation.”

The award and its $10,000 honorarium will be presented to Dr. Hughes April 19, in conjunction with the SURA Board of Trustees meeting being held at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Read more.

Posted: April 13, 2017
ICES Ranked No. 1 for Interdisciplinary Applications of Mathematics ICES Ranked No. 1 for Interdisciplinary Applications of Mathematics

The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) ranked The University of Texas at Austin number one in the world in the discipline “Mathematics: Interdisciplinary Applications,” the academic area addressed by the university’s Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES). Read more.

Posted: April 12, 2017