James Chelikowsky’s Center to participate in $8 million DOE project James Chelikowsky’s Center to participate in $8 million DOE project

The ICES Center for Computational Materials will participate in the U.S. Department of Energy $16 million design of new materials through use of supercomputers.

Dr. Chelikowsky, director of the Center, will serve on one of the two, four-year, $8 million projects. DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) will lead the effort. Together they will leverage broad expertise in materials and take advantage of superfast computers to develop software for designing fundamentally new functional materials destined to revolutionize applications in alternative and renewable energy, electronics, and a wide range of other fields. The other $8 million project will occur at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read more.

Posted: Aug. 22, 2016
Visiting Researchers Win Best Paper at HPCS 2016 Visiting Researchers Win Best Paper at HPCS 2016

Two ICES visiting scholars won best paper at the 2016 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation.

Anne Elster, an ICES Visiting Research Fellow from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and her Ph.D. student Thomas Falch, an ICES Visiting Scholar, were recognized for their paper "ImageCL: An Image Processing Language for Performance Portability on Heterogeneous Systems."

The paper was recognized for its significance, scientific quality, timeliness, and relevance. Read more.

Posted: Aug. 10, 2016
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