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Dawson and Hesse awarded prizes from Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Dawson and Hesse awarded prizes from Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

ICES professors Clint Dawson and Marc Hesse have each been selected to receive prizes from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Activity Group on Geosciences (SIAG/GS) this summer.

Dawson, the leader of ICES Computational Hydraulics Group, will be awarded the career prize. Hesse, a geological sciences professor, will be awarded the junior scientist prize.

The prizes both recognize “broad and distinguished contributions” in the field of geosciences, according to SIAG/GS. The career prize is awarded to long-term research achievements and the junior science prize to research published within three years prior to the award. Read more.

Posted: March 27, 2013
Ghattas work on Antarctic ice sheets featured by NSF Ghattas work on Antarctic ice sheets featured by NSF

The National Science Foundation has featured ICES Professor Omar Ghattas' efforts in leading a team that is trying to figure out the dynamics of ice sheets in Antarctica, and how it affects sea level rise. As NSF inaugurates Stampede, its latest supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computer Center, Ghattas' work is used to demonstrate how advances in computational research transform the scientific process and discovery. Other team members on the project include ICES Research Scientist Georg Stadler and CSEM Student Tobin Isaac... Read more.

Posted: March 26, 2013
Hughes to give Columbia University's Mindlin Lecture Hughes to give Columbia University's Mindlin Lecture

ICES Professor Thomas Hughes will give the celebrated Raymond D. Mindlin Lecture at Columbia University April 25. His remarks will focus on progress toward developing integrated Computer Aided Design (CAD)/Finite Element Analysis (FEA) procedures that allow the CAD file to be directly used in analysis. Columbia University's Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics established the lecture to honor applied mechanics pioneer Mindlin. Read more.

Posted: March 26, 2013
Inverse Problems highlights Professor Ghattas paper Inverse Problems highlights Professor Ghattas paper

The journal "Inverse Problems" has selected an article by ICES Professor Omar Ghattas and Tan Bui-Thanh, ICES research scientist, for inclusion in its "Highlights of 2012." Entitled "Analysis of the Hessian for inverse scattering problems: I. Inverse shape scattering of acoustic waves" the paper was chosen on the basis of referee endorsement, novelty, and scientific impact. The full collection can be found online... Read more.

Posted: March 15, 2013
Mr. O'Donnell Receives UT Presidential Citation Mr. O'Donnell Receives UT Presidential Citation

Peter O’Donnell, president of the O’Donnell Foundation and namesake for the O’Donnell Building for Applied Computational Engineering and Sciences, received a Presidential Citation from The University of Texas at Austin.
University President Bill Powers presented the Presidential Citations along with other major university awards in a ceremony March 6.

The university created the citations in 1979 to recognize the extraordinary contributions of individuals who personify the university's commitment to transforming lives. They salute those whose service exemplifies the values shared by the university community. The university does not award honorary degrees. Read more.

Posted: March 7, 2013