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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
CSEM student Amir Khalighi receives the Best Poster prize CSEM student Amir Khalighi receives the Best Poster prize

CSEM student Amir Khalighi received the Best Poster prize at the 2016 Frontiers in Medical Devices conference held at the University of Maryland May 23-25.

Amir's poster, "A Multi-resolution Analysis of the Mitral Valve Geometry for the Development of Personalized Models," was the product of research at the ICES Center for Cardiovascular Simulation. Collaborators on the research were Amir Khalighi; Andrew Drach, ICES postdoc; Ajit Yoganathan (Georgia Tech), Robert Gorman (University of Pennsylvania), Joseph Gorman (University of Pennsylvania) and Michael Sacks, director of the ICES Center for Cardiovascular Simulation. Read more.

Posted: June 10, 2016
ICES Alumnus Tarek Zohdi promoted to endowed chair ICES Alumnus Tarek Zohdi promoted to endowed chair

ICES Alumnus Tarek Zohdi has been promoted to the endowed position of the Will C. Hall Endowed Chair at the University of California, Berkeley. Zohdi serves as a professor of mechanical engineering, and chair of the university's Computational and Data Science and Engineering Program. He is also a chancellor's professor, and holds a staff scientist position at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs and an adjunct scientist position at the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute. Read more.

Posted: June 10, 2016
London lecture named for Tinsley Oden London lecture named for Tinsley Oden

The international Oden Lecture on Computational Science has been established at Brunel University in London. The honor occurred as the university celebrated the 50th anniversary of its triannual Mathematics of Finite Elements and Applications (MAFELAP) conference.

ICES Director J. Tinsley Oden gave the inaugural Oden Lecture at the Engineering Showcase Event of the conference June 14. His wide-ranging talk was entitled "Selection, Calibration, Validation and Implementation of Predictive Computational Models in the presence of Uncertainty." Read more.

Posted: June 9, 2016