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George Biros' research group pushes computational efficiency by programming with hardware in mind George Biros' research group pushes computational efficiency by programming with hardware in mind

For decades, scientists have been increasing the speed and efficiency of high performance computing (HPC) by cramming more and more transistors onto processing cores, a phenomenon described by the famous Moore’s Law.

However, there’s a limit to how small transistors can get. And Intel, one of the leaders in transistor miniaturization, gives it five years until the end of Moore’s Law. Without a way to increase computing power, high performance data analysis and simulation—from medical research to climate modeling —could plateau, limiting the complexity and the types of problems that we are able to solve. Read more.

Posted: Aug. 8, 2017
Moriba Jah to testify to Congress on space management Moriba Jah to testify to Congress on space management

ICES Professor Moriba Jah has been invited by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz to provide expert testimony to Congress on space management July 13.

Jah, associate professor of aerospace engineering, advocates academic researchers work closely with government and industry in developing a public-private partnership to solve space issues, and help commerce thrive in the space domain. Read more.

Posted: July 6, 2017
Student John Hawkins Helps Develop New Technique To Enable Safer Gene-Editing Student John Hawkins Helps Develop New Technique To Enable Safer Gene-Editing

John Hawkins, a CSEM student and a team of UT scientists, took an important step toward safer gene-editing cures for life-threatening disorders, from cancer to HIV to Huntington’s disease, by developing a technique that can spot editing mistakes a popular tool known as CRISPR makes to an individual’s genome. The research appears today in the journal Cell. Read more.

Posted: June 29, 2017
CSEM Student Jette Henderson wins Distinguished Paper Award CSEM Student Jette Henderson wins Distinguished Paper Award

CSEM Student Jette Henderson won the 2017 Distinguished Clinical Research Informatics Paper Award for her joint work entitled, "PheKnow-Cloud: A Tool for Evaluating High-Throughput Phenotype Candidates using Online Medical Literature" at the American Medical Informatics Association Joint Summits on Translational Sciences in San Francisco.

She co-authored the paper with her supervising ICES Professor Joydeep Ghosh, UT alumni Ryan Bridges from Epic Systems and Joyce Ho from Emory University; along with Byron Wallace of Northeastern University. Henderson's co-supervising professor is ICES Professor William Press. Read more.

Posted: June 15, 2017
Postdocs Soares and Li win best poster award Postdocs Soares and Li win best poster award

ICES Research Scientist Joao Soares and CSEM Student David Li won the best poster at the Functional Imaging and Modeling of the Heart (FIMH) conference in Toronto.

From a field of more than 20 posters, their poster Modeling of Myocardium Compressibility and its Impact in Computational Simulations of the Healthy and Infarcted Heart received top honors.

Soares and Li work in the ICES Center for Cardiovascular Simulation, led by ICES Professor Michael Sacks. Read more.

Posted: June 15, 2017