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Mastering Turbulent Details: Moser, A NASA Medalist, Celebrated Mastering Turbulent Details: Moser, A NASA Medalist, Celebrated

The violent churning of river water as currents of different speeds collide over rapids. The dull thrum of air buffeting the window of a moving car. The sudden change in color when cream is stirred into coffee. The energy of these events results from the interplay of fluids with an object on the move. At the heart of each is a process called turbulence that has held the attention of Professor Bob Moser for some 30-plus years, with no java jolt required to boost his enthusiasm. Read more.

Posted: Aug. 2, 2016
Postdoc Lee receives $300,000 AHA grant Postdoc Lee receives $300,000 AHA grant

ICES Center for Computational Cardiovascular Simulation postdoctoral fellow Chung-Hao Lee has been awarded a $307,049 Scientist Development Grant from the American Heart Association (AHA).

The grant will support Lee's four-year research project, entitled "Computer-assisted management and treatment of functional tricuspid regurgitation."

His project's goal is to identify objective indicators for the progression of functional tricuspid regurgitation, and to help in the design of individualized tricuspid valve annuloplasty surgical repair. Using computer simulations, Lee hopes to improve durability of the valve, reduce cost of surgery re-operation, and decrease risk of mortality and morbidity. Read more.

Posted: July 27, 2016
Bajaj Named Solid Modeling Pioneer Bajaj Named Solid Modeling Pioneer

ICES Professor Chandra Bajaj was awarded the honorific title of Solid Modeling Pioneer by the Solid Modeling Association at the SPM’2016 symposium in Berlin.

Bajaj was cited "for fundamental mathematical and computer science contributions to a wide array of computational sciences, including geometric and solid modeling, image processing, computer graphics, data analysis, and visualization. He has been prolific in each of these subfields, progressively focusing and mastering the sub-area over his three decades of academic research, education, and service activities." Read more.

Posted: July 14, 2016
The Cancer Equation: Thomas Yankeelov Leads New Center for Computational Oncology Search for Mathematics Behind the Disease The Cancer Equation: Thomas Yankeelov Leads New Center for Computational Oncology Search for Mathematics Behind the Disease

An immense amount of biomedical research goes into understanding how cancer works. However, the results are often inconclusive, confusing, and difficult to apply to other studies or in clinical settings—so much so that half of clinical trials don’t publish their findings in scientific journals.

ICES researcher Thomas Yankeelov thinks cancer research could benefit from a new approach: treating the disease like a math problem. Read more.

Posted: July 6, 2016
Philip Varghese Receives Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award Philip Varghese Receives Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award

ICES Professor Philip Varghese, holder of the Stanley P. Finch Centennial Professorship in Engineering and member of UT Austin’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers, has been selected to receive a prestigious 2016 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award.

Established in 2008 and the Board of Regents’ highest teaching honor, the awards are offered annually in recognition of faculty members of the University of Texas System academic institutions who have demonstrated extraordinary classroom performance and innovation in undergraduate instruction. Read more.

Posted: June 28, 2016