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Ghattas team wins Gordon Bell Prize, Biros students take other top supercomputing awards Ghattas team wins Gordon Bell Prize, Biros students take other top supercomputing awards

A team of University of Texas at Austin computational researchers with collaborators from NYU, IBM, and Caltech have won the $10,000 ACM Gordon Bell Prize in High Performance Computing. Supercomputing’s most prestigious prize was presented to ICES Professor Omar Ghattas and collaborators Nov. 19 during SC15, which was held this year in Austin. Read more.

Posted: Nov. 20, 2015
Dell Medical School and Biomedical Engineering dual appointment recruits new ICES researcher Dell Medical School and Biomedical Engineering dual appointment recruits new ICES researcher

Thomas Yankeelov, a distinguished cancer researcher joining ICES, will assume a dual appointment in the Cockrell School of Engineering and the Dell Medical School.

Yankeelov comes to the Institute from Vanderbilt University. He will be the university’s first faculty member to hold positions in both the engineering and medical schools. His appointment begins Jan. 1, 2016.

Yankeelov will hold the W.A. "Tex" Moncrief Jr., Simulation-Based Engineering and Sciences Professorship II – Computational Oncology. He will also lead ICES' Tumor Modeling Group and serve as director of cancer imaging research within the Livestrong Cancer Institute of the Dell Medical School. Read more.

Posted: Nov. 12, 2015
Gordon Bell Prize finalists from ICES

A team of ICES researchers and collaborators at NYU, IBM, and Caltech has been selected for their work on extreme-scale implicit solvers as one of five finalists in supercomputing’s most prestigious competition, the ACM Gordon Bell Prize in High Performance Computing. The $10,000 prize will be presented to a single winner during SC15 in Austin Nov. 19. Read more.

Posted: Nov. 10, 2015
Oden inducted into Hall of Fame for Oklahoma State Oden inducted into Hall of Fame for Oklahoma State

ICES Director J. Tinsley Oden was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Oklahoma State's College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology.

The honor recognized his distinguished contributions to the literature in computational and theoretical mechanics, continuum mechanics, and structural mechanics. Oden had received the College's first Melvin R. Lohmann Medal in 1991 for his earlier contributions. Read more.

Posted: Oct. 29, 2015
Hughes gives international plenary lectures Hughes gives international plenary lectures

ICES Professor Thomas J.R. Hughes has given three national and international plenary lectures in the past three months.

Most recently he gave the Invited Lecture to the Full Assembly of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Gesamt Akademie) in Vienna, October 16. The lecture was entitled “Patient Specific Computer Modeling and the Predictive Paradigm in Cardiovascular Medicine.”

On September 1 Hughes was in Barcelona, Spain to give the Keynote Plenary Lecture for the XIII International Conference on Computational Plasticity, Fundamentals and Applications, COMPLAS XIII. It was entitled “Isogeometric Phase-field Modeling of Brittle and Ductile Fracture.” Read more.

Posted: Oct. 28, 2015