Two Ph.D. students working in the ICES Center for Big Data Analysis received highly competitive international fellowships.
Cho-Jui Hsieh received a $30,000 2014 IBM Ph.D. Fellowship with a three-year renewal eligibility, and Hsiang-Fu Yu received a $50,000 2014 Intel Ph.D. Fellowship. Both are students in computer science Read more.Posted: July 30, 2014
El Mundo characterized ICES Director Tinsley Oden and ICES Professor Thomas Hughes as "rock stars" attending the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM) biennial conference.
"Arguably Hughes and Oden are the Rolling Stones of this scientific field, both by age and by the admiration generated in their wake, which are specified in effusive congratulations on inspiring careers," began the publication boasting more than 1 million readers. Read more.Posted: July 29, 2014
The International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM) has awarded ICES Professor Leszek Demkowicz the IACM Computational Mechanics Award for contributions to the discipline.
Demkowicz is assistant director of ICES and the J.H. Herring Centennial Professor in aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics. He is leader of the ICES Electromagnetics and Acoustics Group, and a member of the ICES Multiscale Modeling Group.
He earned Ph.D. and Sc.D. degrees in mechanics from Cracow University of Technology, Poland. Prior to joining The University of Texas at Austin faculty, he held various positions at Cracow University of Technology. Read more.Posted: July 28, 2014
ICES Professor Graeme Henkelman is the new director of the ICES Center for Computational Molecular Sciences. He will oversee the research of faculty, researchers, postdoctoral researchers and students in the highly active group of chemists, biochemists, and materials developers.
Henkelman is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry. He earned his Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry from the University of Washington. He is the recipient of an ICES Moncrief Grand Challenge Award. Read more.Posted: July 28, 2014
Rachel Buchanan, a biomedical engineering graduate student working with Professor Michael Sacks in the ICES Center for Cardiovascular Simulation, took first place in the doctoral student paper competition in the cardiovascular biomechanics category at the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics in Boston.
Buchanan's winning paper was titled "In Situ Estimation of Aortic Valve Interstitial Cell Mechanical State From Tissue Level Measurements," and it was one of over 700 entries submitted. Out of that 700, just 36 were chosen for oral presentations in six categories. Read more.Posted: July 15, 2014