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Robert van de Geijn’s Research and Teaching Excellence Recognized with 2016 Peter O’Donnell Distinguished Researcher Award Robert van de Geijn’s Research and Teaching Excellence Recognized with 2016 Peter O’Donnell Distinguished Researcher Award

ICES core faculty member Robert van de Geijn is the winner of the 2016 Peter O'Donnell Distinguished Researcher Award. The award recognizes an outstanding research record, impressive and sustained contributions to ICES and the CSEM Program, dedication to the CSEM students, and the distinction and reputation these achievements bring to ICES and The University of Texas at Austin. Read more.

Posted: Aug. 31, 2016
Daniel Limcher, pioneer of UT's new computational engineering bachelor's degree, wins Carey Scholarship Daniel Limcher, pioneer of UT's new computational engineering bachelor's degree, wins Carey Scholarship

Daniel Limcher, a junior in Aerospace Engineering, received the 2016 Graham F. Carey Computational Science Scholarship.

Nominated by ICES Professor Clint Dawson who employed him in his research group this past year, Dawson characterized Limcher as “incredibly enthusiastic and motivated.”

“He is exactly the type of student that Graham Carey would have latched onto and never let go,” said Dawson.

Limcher currently has a 3.9 GPA, despite working 20 hours per week while pursuing his degree. He spent a portion of his workweek as an intern in Dr. Dawson’s laboratory.

“He helped to develop analysis tools for our storm surge models, learning python and other scripting languages in the process,” said Dawson. “He did a great job.” Read more.

Posted: Aug. 30, 2016
CSEM Student Johann Rudi Wins 2016 ACM/IEEE Fellowship CSEM Student Johann Rudi Wins 2016 ACM/IEEE Fellowship

CSEM student Johann Rudi is a recipient of the 2016 ACM/IEEE George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship.

Rudi, who is co-advised by ICES Professor Omar Ghattas and Georg Stadler of NYU, was recognized for his work on a recent project, “Extreme-Scale Implicit Solver for Nonlinear, Multiscale, and Heterogeneous Stokes Flow in the Earth’s Mantle”

Rudi’s recent research has focused on modeling, analysis and the development of algorithms for studying the earth’s mantle convection by means of large-scale simulations on high-performance computers. Mantle convection is the fundamental physical process within the earth’s interior responsible for the thermal and geological evolution of the planet, including plate tectonics. Read more.

Posted: Aug. 30, 2016
James Chelikowsky’s Center to participate in $8 million DOE project James Chelikowsky’s Center to participate in $8 million DOE project

The ICES Center for Computational Materials will participate in the U.S. Department of Energy $16 million design of new materials through use of supercomputers.

Dr. Chelikowsky, director of the Center, will serve on one of the two, four-year, $8 million projects. DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) will lead the effort. Together they will leverage broad expertise in materials and take advantage of superfast computers to develop software for designing fundamentally new functional materials destined to revolutionize applications in alternative and renewable energy, electronics, and a wide range of other fields. The other $8 million project will occur at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read more.

Posted: Aug. 22, 2016
Visiting Researchers Win Best Paper at HPCS 2016 Visiting Researchers Win Best Paper at HPCS 2016

Two ICES visiting scholars won best paper at the 2016 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation.

Anne Elster, an ICES Visiting Research Fellow from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and her Ph.D. student Thomas Falch, an ICES Visiting Scholar, were recognized for their paper "ImageCL: An Image Processing Language for Performance Portability on Heterogeneous Systems."

The paper was recognized for its significance, scientific quality, timeliness, and relevance. Read more.

Posted: Aug. 10, 2016