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Pingali featured on TACC podcast Pingali featured on TACC podcast

ICES Professor Keshav Pingali is featured on a TACC podcast discussing work with researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign which they presented at the technical program of the supercomputing conference SC14.

Pingali, a professor of computer science, presented the first parallel implementation of two widely used reordering algorithms for sparse matrix computations. The work relied on a project called Galois, a runtime system to "effectively find what can be done in parallel while running the program itself," explained Pingali. Read more.

Posted: Dec. 2, 2014
Four CSEM students graduate Four CSEM students graduate

Four CSEM students earned their Ph.D. degrees this semester.

Corey Bryant under advisers Clint Dawson and Serge Prudhomme;
Michele di Pierro under adviser Ron Elber;
Ju Liu under adviser Thomas Hughes;
and Avi Taicher under advisers Todd Arbogast and Marc Hesse.

Bryant has accepted a position with Cerner Corporation in Kansas City;
di Pierro has accepted a postdoc position with Rice University;
Liu has accepted a postdoc position with Hughes' research group at ICES; Taicher is still considering his options. Read more.

Posted: Dec. 2, 2014
ICES team wins Best Poster Award at SC14 conference ICES team wins Best Poster Award at SC14 conference

ICES scientists past and present were among the team of researchers who won the Best Poster Award at Supercomputing 2014 (SC14), an international conference for high performance computing technology and research.

The team included CSEM students Johann Rudi and Tobin Isaac; Director of the ICES Center for Computational Geosciences Omar Ghattas; former ICES research scientists Georg Stadler, New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Hari Sundar, University of Utah; and Michael Gurnis, California Institute of Technology. Read more.

Posted: Nov. 25, 2014
Biros and students featured on TACC website Biros and students featured on TACC website

Many of the phenomena we encounter in our everyday lives, including sound, heat, and fluid flow, can be explained by a class of mathematics called partial differential equations. These equations can be solved using numerical simulations to give researchers insight into a broad range of science.

For certain applications, the number of variables required in these numerical simulations can be in the billions. Solving large-scale problems of this magnitude requires not only unprecedented computing power, but also algorithms that can harness this power to take full advantage of large-scale supercomputing systems. Read more.

Posted: Nov. 13, 2014
Caffarelli gets UT Co-op award for research excellence Caffarelli gets UT Co-op award for research excellence

Luis Caffarelli, a member of the ICES Applied Mathematics group, and a professor of mathematics, was awarded the 2014 Career Research Excellence Award by the University Co-op. The award consists of $10,000 and recognizes a faculty or staff researcher who has maintained a superior research program across many years. Read more.

Posted: Nov. 7, 2014