For the past five years, Ernesto Lima has been making computational models of tumor growth. The models use complex mathematics to simulate the eight hallmarks of cancer behavior—abilities all cancers share, such as unrestricted cell division and immune system evasion. Yet the guiding philosophy of the work is simplicity: the best model for simulating a tumor’s behavior is the one that uses the lowest number of parameters from the available data while meeting an acceptable level of accuracy.
This “Occam’s Razor” inspired approach helps restrict errors introduced by uncertainties associated with additional parameters, Lima said. Read more.Posted: Dec. 15, 2016
CSEM's Karen Tsai was on the team who won the SC16 Scientific Visualization and Data Analytics Award with their movie describing work at Los Alamos National Laboratory that simulates an asteroid crashing into the ocean. Read more.Posted: Dec. 7, 2016
ICES Professor Chandra Bajaj received the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.
"I would like to offer my hearty congratulations to you for this distinction, particularly considering the fact that IITD has over 40,000 alumni and Distinguished Alumni Awards are conferred on a selected few. Your achievements have brought glory to the name of IIT Delhi, and the Institute is truly proud of you," said Professor V. Ramgopal Rao, director of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Read more.Posted: Nov. 30, 2016
ICES Professor Thomas J.R. Hughes, and eight of his former graduate students were identified as Highly Cited Researchers 2016 by scientific publisher Thomson Reuters for the period 2002 through 2012.
“Highly Cited Researchers 2016 represents some of world’s most influential scientific minds," said Vin Caraher, President, Intellectual Property & Science at Thomson Reuters. "About 3,000 (of 3 million) researchers earned this distinction by writing the greatest number of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers — ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact.” Read more.Posted: Nov. 29, 2016
ICES Professor Inderjit S. Dhillon has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society.
Fellows of the AAAS are elected by their peers in their areas of science in recognition of their scientifically or socially distinguished work to advance science or its applications. This year, 391 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS, an organization known for its publication of Science and other journals that reach nearly 10 million scientists worldwide.
Dhillon, a professor in the Departments of Computer Science and Mathematics, was honored for contributions to large-scale data analysis and computational mathematics. Read more.Posted: Nov. 21, 2016