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
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
ICES Professor Bjorn Engquist has been awarded the 2015 International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) 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.
Engquist is a professor of mathematics. Read more.Posted: Oct. 21, 2014
ICES Director J. Tinsley Oden delivered the Ted Belytschko Lecture at Northwestern University Oct. 13.
His lecture, “Predictability of Coarse-Grain Models of Atomistic Systems in the Presence of Uncertainty,” addressed the general questions of selection, calibration, validation, and uncertainty quantification in multiscale models of atomistic systems. He presented a Bayesian framework and described new algorithms for coarse-grained model selection and validation. Oden discussed the concepts of model plausibility, model evidence, entropy-based priors, parameter sensitivities, and an adaptive algorithm designed around an interpretation of Occam’s Razor, together with applications to typical atomistic systems in thermodynamic equilibrium. Read more.Posted: Oct. 15, 2014
ICES professor Irene Gamba is recognized in the October issue of SIAM News for receiving the Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture prize, an award that highlights significant contributions of women in applied or computational mechanics. The prize is jointly awarded by the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Read more.Posted: Oct. 13, 2014