ICES 2013 annual awards ceremony July 17 honored 12 exceptional faculty and staff who personify the high standards for teaching, research and administration central to ICES work.
The 2013 ICES Distinguished Research Award recipient is Inderjit Dhillon, an ICES core faculty member, and professor of computer science. His innovative approaches to large-scale data mining and machine learning have consistently earned him and his students international best paper prizes, as well as the attention of industry who quickly adopt his work. His most recent work applies the social networking algorithms used by Facebook to linking genes to disease. Read more.Posted: July 16, 2013
ICES Postdoctoral Researcher Thomas Wick has been selected to receive a one-year $62,000 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship.
The fellowship is designed to enable highly-qualified scientists and scholars from Germany, who are just embarking on their academic careers, to spend extended periods of research (6-24 months) abroad. Wick was selected based on his academic qualifications as assessed by independent peer reviews, with the final decision made by an interdisciplinary panel.
Wick currently conducts research in the ICES Center for Subsurface Modeling under the supervision of ICES Professor Mary Wheeler. Read more.Posted: June 18, 2013
The U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics awarded 2005 CSEM Alumnus Jessica Zhang the 2013 Gallagher Young Investigator Award “for pioneering research in high-fidelity geometric modeling and mesh generation with broad interdisciplinary finite element applications in computational biomedicine, material sciences and engineering.”
Zhang is now associate professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. While a CSEM student Zhang’s supervising professor was Chandra Bajaj. Later, as an ICES postdoc, she worked with both Thomas Hughes and Bajaj. Read more.Posted: June 12, 2013
The University of Chicago presented an honorary doctorate of science to ICES Professor Luis A. Caffarelli, who served as professor of mathematics at the University of Chicago from 1983 to 1986.
A universally acclaimed authority on nonlinear elliptic partial differential equations (PDEs), Caffarelli is professor of mathematics at UT. He is noted for introducing PDE tools with ramifications extending to geometry, probability, physics, biology and engineering. Among his numerous and deep contributions are the theories of free boundary problems, regularity of nonlinear equations, mass transport, homogenization, combustion and fluids. Read more.Posted: June 12, 2013
A multi-institutional team of researchers led by The University of Texas at Austin’s Omar Ghattas and Karen Willcox of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been awarded a five-year, $12.5 million grant by the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Scientific Computing Research program to create the "DiaMonD" Center for applied mathematics research at the interfaces of data, models and decision-making. Read more.Posted: June 11, 2013