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
ICES Professor Michael Sacks gave the 2014 Van C. Mow Distinguished Lecture in Applied Mechanics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Sept. 24. The lecture was sponsored by the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering and entitled "On the development of an anatomical, structural, and biomechanical integrated model of the mitral valve."
Sacks is the ICES W. A. “Tex” Moncrief, Jr. Simulation-based Engineering Sciences Chair I, professor of biomedical engineering, and director of the ICES Center for Cardiovascular Simulation. He discussed the approaches to repairing the heart's mitral valve (MV), which regulates the unidirectional blood flow and normal functioning of the heart during cardiac cycles. Read more.Posted: Oct. 1, 2014
ICES welcomes Thomas J. Lange, Procter & Gamble's director for modeling and simulation, to speak on the use of computational science to manufacture everyday products.
Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 3 pm in the POB Avaya Auditorium Lange will discuss this corporate R&D technology essential to engineering and testing the familiar products people use each day, from dish soap to diapers.
“Everybody gets that you need science and engineering for jet engines, farm machines, military and defense. But really, seriously, for toilet paper? For diapers?” said Lange at this year's TAMEST conference. Read more.Posted: Sept. 30, 2014
ICES Professor Jim Chelikowsky will give the 2014 Ernest Fox Nichols Distinguished Alumni Lecture at Kansas State University. Slated for Sept. 29, the lecture is sponsored by the Department of Physics and entitled "Addressing Dirac's Challenge: Practical Quantum Mechanics to Predict the Properties of Materials."
Chelikowsky, a 1970 graduate of K-State in Physics, will discuss how after th Read more.Posted: Sept. 17, 2014