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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
Robot Control:  Ufuk Topcu's mathematics to improve autonomous system design Robot Control: Ufuk Topcu's mathematics to improve autonomous system design

Wondering how soon you’ll be able to leave the driving to an autonomous vehicle? The statistics from companies developing driver-less cars sound pretty good at first blush. A few dozen Google-related vehicles have logged more than 1 million autonomous miles nationally in the past five years, while negotiating 600,000-plus stop lights, millions of other vehicles and 200,000 stop signs. Dig deeper into the facts, however, and the relaxing day dream starts to stall out. Read more.

Posted: May 30, 2017
Remembering Peter Flawn, visionary university president, ICES board member Remembering Peter Flawn, visionary university president, ICES board member

ICES Director Tinsley Oden penned a brief remembrance of his friend and colleague Peter Flawn, and will expand on his thoughts at the memorial ceremony.

Services honoring the former UT president and ICES board member will be held Saturday, May 13, at 11 a.m. in the
Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium, LBJ Presidential Library. Oden will speak as part of the ceremony. Read more.

Posted: May 9, 2017
ICES Storm Surge Research Defining Feature of Peabody Award ICES Storm Surge Research Defining Feature of Peabody Award

A news story explaining the benefits of ICES Professor Clint Dawson's research on hurricane storm surge has won broadcast journalism's highest honor, the Peabody Award.

“Hell and High Water,” an innovative collaboration between ProPublica and The Texas Tribune, won the web category of the 2017 Peabody Awards. The immersive project explored the vulnerability of the Houston area to a large, devastating hurricane. Reported by ProPublica and The Texas Tribune, the piece explained how researchers have warned for years that a hurricane could cripple the region, and wreak havoc on the refineries and storage containers clustered nearby. Read more.

Posted: April 26, 2017