Pingali discusses smarter software Pingali discusses smarter software

Keshav Pingali is featured in an article on scientists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin exploring clever ways to make the next great leap in computer processor speeds.

The article acknowledges the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law, an observation that every couple of years, computer chip manufacturers manage to squeeze twice as many transistors onto a computer chip. Read more.

Posted: April 16, 2015
Acikmese receives NSF CAREER Award Acikmese receives NSF CAREER Award

New ICES Professor Behcet Acikmese has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, NSF's most prestigious honor for faculty under the age of 40.

Acikmese, an assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, and his team will use the $500,000 to improve the decision-making abilities of autonomous systems, commonly known as drones.

Specifically, Acikmese will develop theoretical and algorithmic products that will form a strong technical foundation to help transition into practice real-time optimization-based control for autonomous systems. Read more.

Posted: March 30, 2015
Engquist awarded SIAM's 2015 Pioneer Prize Engquist awarded SIAM's 2015 Pioneer Prize

ICES Professor Björn Engquist has received the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 2015 Pioneer Prize "for fundamental contributions in the field of applied mathematics, numerical analysis and scientific computing which have had long-lasting impact in the field as well as successful applications in science, engineering and industry."

SIAM established the Pioneer Prize in 1999 to recognize pioneering work introducing applied mathematical methods and scientific computing techniques to an industrial problem area or a new scientific field of applications. Read more.

Posted: March 18, 2015
Bajaj featured on KUT's celebration of Pi Bajaj featured on KUT's celebration of Pi

ICES Professor Chandra Bajaj was featured in several news sources ranging from KUT to the university's news page on the importance of pi, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, or 3.14159.

It has grown popular to celebrate the mathematical constant on the date which mirrors it numbers, 3/14, as well as to promote the celebration with the number's homophone, pie.

Bajaj, explained how pi is a necessary tool he uses every day in his work. Read more.

Posted: March 16, 2015
Oden Named to LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction Oden Named to LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction

ICES Director J. Tinsley Oden has been named to the Lousiana State University (LSU) Alumni Association Hall of Distinction. The designation is the highest honor awarded to a graduate of LSU.

The Hall of Distinction recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves and LSU through their careers, personal and civic accomplishments, volunteer activities and loyalty to their alma mater.

"LSU holds a special warm place in my heart," said Oden. "It's where I began on a road to adulthood, scholarship, science, engineering, new friends, and new surroundings that forever changed my life." Read more.

Posted: March 10, 2015