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Topcu receives NSF Early Career Development Award

ICES Professor Ufuk Topcu has been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to receive a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. The awards are the most prestigious offered by NSF’s CAREER Program.

The awards provide up to five years of funding to junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of their organizations’ missions.

Topcu, assistant professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, was awarded for his project “Provably Correct Shared Control for Human-Embedded Autonomous Systems.” Read more.

Posted: April 5, 2017
NBC features Yankeelov cancer prediction research NBC features Yankeelov cancer prediction research

ICES Professor Thomas Yankeelov was featured on the local NBC affiliate KXAN's news program where he explained his work to "forecast" cancer behavior.

Using the analogy of meteorologists' mathematical formulas to predict weather, Yankeelov described the pursuit of similar mathematical equations to predict how cancer tumors grow or respond to treatment.

“In the neighborhood of three to five years we’ll have an idea of whether or not this is going to make a real difference,” said Dr. Yankeelov. Read more.

Posted: April 5, 2017
ICES and Gemany's IGSSE form partnership ICES and Gemany's IGSSE form partnership

IGSSE, TUM’s International Graduate School in Science and Engineering, was host of a two-day workshop during January 21 and 22, 2017. Read more.

Posted: March 23, 2017
 Prolific author Juan Bello-Rivas Receives 2017 Outstanding Dissertation Award  for Advancing Molecular Movement Simulations Prolific author Juan Bello-Rivas Receives 2017 Outstanding Dissertation Award for Advancing Molecular Movement Simulations

CSEM Alumnus Juan M. Bello-Rivas has won the ICES 2017 Outstanding Dissertation Award for advances in the computational simulation of molecular dynamics.

The applied mathematician from Spain focused his dissertation on modifying a statistical mechanic theory and algorithm called Milestoning that was originally developed by Ron Elber, his advisor in the CSEM program. Read more.

Posted: March 21, 2017
Hughes awarded SIAM/ACM Prize Hughes awarded SIAM/ACM Prize

ICES Professor Thomas J. R. Hughes was awarded the 2017 SIAM/ACM Prize in CS&E, March 2, at the SIAM Conference on CS&E (CSE17) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Hughes holds the Peter O'Donnell Jr. Chair in Computational and Applied Mathematics and is professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. Read more.

Posted: March 9, 2017