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Hughes selected as University Co-op Career Research Excellence Awardee Hughes selected as University Co-op Career Research Excellence Awardee

ICES Professor Thomas Hughes was selected to receive the 2015-16 University Co-operative Society’s Career Research Excellence Award. The award is presented annually to one UT Austin faculty member or staff researcher who has maintained a superior research program over many years and consists of a plaque and check in the amount of $10,000. This year’s award will be announced at a banquet hosted by the University Co-operative Society in October.

Hughes has made many significant contributions to the field of computational engineering and science over the years, and has become an international leader and statesman within the computational engineering and science community. Read more.

Posted: Sept. 20, 2016
Connie Baxter: 20 years of infectious humor, quality work, and a truck, secures millions in funding and the 2016 ICES Staff Excellence Award Connie Baxter: 20 years of infectious humor, quality work, and a truck, secures millions in funding and the 2016 ICES Staff Excellence Award

Connie Baxter, senior administrative associate and assistant to the director of the ICES Center for Subsurface Modeling (CSM), received the 2016 ICES Staff Excellence Award "for contributions to innovation, productivity, and morale.”

Baxter joined ICES’ predecessor, the Texas Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics, in 1997 as an administrator for CSM, where she has remained for almost 20 years. Read more.

Posted: Sept. 1, 2016
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