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Dan C. Stanzione Jr. named director of TACC Dan C. Stanzione Jr. named director of TACC

Dan C. Stanzione Jr. has been named executive director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin. A nationally recognized leader in high performance computing, Stanzione has served as deputy director since June 2009 and assumed the new post July 1.

“The University of Texas at Austin has become a global leader in supercomputing thanks to TACC and the research it supports,” said UT Austin President Bill Powers. “Under Dan’s leadership, I believe our computers will become even more powerful and our research even more world-changing.”

As TACC director, Stanzione will serve as an ICES core faculty member, and a member of the ICES Advisory Board. Read more.

Posted: July 8, 2014
Hughes and six of his students highly cited researchers Hughes and six of his students highly cited researchers

Thomas J.R. Hughes, professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, and the ICES Computational and Applied Mathematics Chair III, along with six of his former PhD students were identified as highly cited researchers of 2014 by Thompson Reuters for the period 2002 through 2012. Researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest number of papers in the top 1% in their fields during the year of publication, “earning them the mark of exceptional impact.”

Two of Hughes’s Ph.D. students who earned the distinction, Wing Kam Liu and Tayfun Tezduyar, are among his earliest and the four others, Victor Calo, Alessandro Reali, Yuri Bazilevs, and Austin Cottrell, are among his most recent. Read more.

Posted: June 12, 2014
Demkowicz speaker at Richard-von-Mises-Lecture Demkowicz speaker at Richard-von-Mises-Lecture

Leszek Demkowicz, director of the ICES Electromagnetics and Acoustics Group, is an invited speaker at the Richard-von-Mises-Lecture, a highly prestigious annual lecture occurring on June 12 at the Humboldt-University of Berlin.

The lecture honors Richard von Mises, a mathematician who made fundamental contributions in applied mathematics, probability theory and statistics in the mid-20th century. Read more.

Posted: June 9, 2014
ICES welcomes summer interns ICES welcomes summer interns

ICES welcomed its 2014 Moncrief undergraduate summer interns at a luncheon on Monday.

The institute is hosting a total of 10 interns from six different universities.

The internship program enables qualified students in mathematics, engineering and sciences to work with faculty and research staff from one of ICES 17 centers or groups during the summer months.

Starting from the photo's left, this year's interns, their undergraduate institutions and their faculty supervisors are: Read more.

Posted: June 4, 2014
Sacks receives $90K grant from Medtronic Sacks receives $90K grant from Medtronic

Michael Sacks, director of the ICES Center for Computational Cardiovascular Simulation, has received a $90,000 grant from medical device company Medtronic, Inc. to support research in modeling the human heart at the organ and tissue level. This grant follows a $70,000 award that Sacks received from Medtronic in the fall.

“Your efforts contribute to the ability of companies like Medtronic to continually improve our products and services to provide patients with a better quality of life and enhanced access to quality, cost-effective treatment,” read the grant. Read more.

Posted: June 3, 2014