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Dhillon Named Fellow of AAAS Dhillon Named Fellow of AAAS

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
Personalizing Cancer Therapy:  physicians, mathematicians and engineers together simulate advanced cancer treatments Personalizing Cancer Therapy: physicians, mathematicians and engineers together simulate advanced cancer treatments

If you ask Dr. Marissa Nichole Rylander about the myriad factors influencing cancer cells, the names of dozens of growth-promoting proteins, signaling pathways, angiogenic factors and other players trip rapid-fire off her tongue. Undaunted by this biochemical brew, the tissue-engineering expert uses input from physicians at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and ICES colleagues to create intricate simulations of tumors that are informing computational advances in the understanding of cancer. Read more.

Posted: Nov. 8, 2016
UT Austin First to Offer B.S. degree in Computational Engineering UT Austin First to Offer B.S. degree in Computational Engineering

UT Austin is introducing a new Bachelor of Science degree in computational engineering with the first freshman class set to start in fall 2017. UT Austin is the first university in the United States to offer this as a major at the undergraduate level.

The program, which will be offered by the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in the Cockrell School of Engineering, includes an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on giving students the opportunity to work on complex 21st-century engineering problems within a wide range of real-world applications. Read more.

Posted: Oct. 26, 2016
Sacks elected Fellow of American Heart Association Sacks elected Fellow of American Heart Association

ICES Professor Michael Sacks was elected a Fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA) conferred by the Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLCD).

Fellowship recognizes and awards premium professional members for excellence,
innovative and sustained contributions in the areas of scholarship, practice and/or
education, and volunteer service within the AHA. Read more.

Posted: Oct. 26, 2016
Hughes gives plenary lecture at USACM thematic conference Hughes gives plenary lecture at USACM thematic conference

ICES Professor Thomas J.R. Hughes gave the opening plenary lecture at the U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM) Thematic Conference on Isogeometric Analysis and Meshfree Methods in La Jolla.

Hughes' lecture, entitled "Isogeometric Analysis: Present, Past and Future," served to lay the foundation for knowledge transfer between the two academic communities.

The development of Isogeometric Analysis (IGA) and Meshfree Methods, both very important and highly visible areas of Computational Mechanics, was motivated by vastly different needs in engineering analysis. Read more.

Posted: Oct. 20, 2016