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How to Predict Cancer:  Tom Yankeelov talks to Dell Medical School about 'mathematizing' cancer for patient-specific treatment How to Predict Cancer: Tom Yankeelov talks to Dell Medical School about 'mathematizing' cancer for patient-specific treatment

ICES Professor Thomas Yankeelov, was already an aspiring cancer killer when, on a Florida beach five years ago, he read “The Origins of Computer Weather Prediction and Climate Modeling.”

The paper, by Peter Lynch, a professor of meteorology at University College Dublin, recounts the human failure during the last hundred or so years to predict the weather. Yankeelov, then a cancer researcher at Vanderbilt University, noticed that people’s historically weak understanding of the weather bore surprising similarity to their struggle to grasp the so-called Emperor of All Maladies.
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Posted: Oct. 13, 2016
Ward receives IMA Prize in Mathematics and its Applications Ward receives IMA Prize in Mathematics and its Applications

ICES Professor Rachel Ward received the 2016 Institute for Mathematics and its Applications' (IMA) Prize in Mathematics and its Applications.

Ward, an associate professor in mathematics, was recognized for her contributions to the mathematics of machine learning and signal processing.

The prize is awarded annually to a mathematical scientist who is within 10 years of having earned her Ph.D. degree. The award recognizes an individual who has made a transformative impact on the mathematical sciences and their applications. Read more.

Posted: Oct. 13, 2016
Hughes gives inaugural Ernst Melan Lecture at Vienna University of Technology Hughes gives inaugural Ernst Melan Lecture at Vienna University of Technology

ICES Professor Thomas J. R. Hughes gave the inaugural Ernst Melan Lecture at Vienna University of Technology.

Hughes is recognized for pioneering research contributions to the analysis of structural, solid, and fluid systems, for development of computational methods incorporated in industrial and commercial software used throughout the world, for creating entirely new fields of research, such as Isogeometric Analysis, which, since its inception in 2005, has become the most active area of research in Computational Aided Engineering and Computer Aided Geometric Design. Read more.

Posted: Oct. 13, 2016
Gamba to give a plenary lecture at 2017 Joint Mathematics Meeting Gamba to give a plenary lecture at 2017 Joint Mathematics Meeting

ICES Professor Irene Gamba will give a plenary lecture at the 2017 Joint Mathematics Meeting, the largest mathematics meeting in the world. She will deliver the meeting's Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Invited Address.

Her lecture is entitled "The dynamics of systems interacting across statistical scales."

Gamba, professor of mathematics, holds the W.A. “Tex” Moncrief, Jr. Chair in Computational Engineering and Sciences III. Read more.

Posted: Oct. 11, 2016
Engquist receives the 2016 ICCM International Cooperation Award Engquist receives the 2016 ICCM International Cooperation Award

ICES Professor Bjorn Engquist received the 2016 International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians (ICCM) International Cooperation Award for his significant contributions in nurturing and mentoring a large number of outstanding Chinese mathematicians, and his strong support of the Chinese mathematical community throughout his career. Read more.

Posted: Oct. 11, 2016