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Five Receive Grand Challenge Awards Five Receive Grand Challenge Awards

Five faculty received ICES’ 2013 W. A. "Tex" Moncrief Grand Challenge Awards, based on their highly compelling research proposals related to the Grand Challenges in computational engineering and sciences that affect the competitiveness and international standing of the nation. ICES will provide these faculty with necessary resources to cover release time from teaching for one or more semesters to work on their research. Stipends of up to $75,000 per award per semester are provided to cover salary and other expenses. Read more.

Posted: April 17, 2013
ICES accepts record number of summer interns for 2013 ICES accepts record number of summer interns for 2013

When Christopher Lynn arrived at ICES he recounts being a little nervous. The Swarthmore College senior, a double major in math and physics, had some experience in computational science; He helped create simulations of galaxy collisions. But as a summer intern at ICES he was working in a new lab and researching a new topic: internal friction in polymers. Studying these molecular interactions was very different than the galactic size simulations he knew from before. Read more.

Posted: April 5, 2013
ICES hosts multiscale modeling experts at first in thematic workshop series ICES hosts multiscale modeling experts at first in thematic workshop series

ICES hosted a three-day thematic workshop on multiscale modeling April 29-May 1.

The workshop included 17 speakers from across the country presenting lectures and posters on various topics related to multiscale modeling, a technique that has become an increasingly important across disciplines.

"Much of the traditional definitions of scientific disciplines are partitioned according to scales, while modern technology and science face problems that transcend boundaries of traditional disciplines, and therefore, transcend many spatial and temporal scales" said J. Tinsley Oden, the director of ICES.

"The workshop brings together the nation's leaders in developing theories, methods and new mathematics to cope with mutliscale problems challenging advances in modern science and technology." Read more.

Posted: April 1, 2013
Keshav receives Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Kanpur Keshav receives Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Kanpur

ICES computer science professor Keshav Pingali has earned the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, the highest award bestowed by the institute to alumni.

Pingali, the director of ICES Center for Distributed and Grid Computing, graduated from the institute in 1978 where he earned his B.Tech degree.

Pingali’s research has focuses on programming languages and compiler technology for program understanding, restructuring, and optimization. His group is known for its contributions to memory-hierarchy optimization Read more.

Posted: March 28, 2013
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