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NIH Awards ICES Postdoc NIH Awards ICES Postdoc

Reza Avazmohammadi, postdoctoral fellow for ICES Professor Michael Sacks, has been awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health for his research project entitled "Adaptive remodeling of the right ventricle in response to pulmonary hypertension: toward physical understanding and modeling."

The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA postdoctoral fellowship is to enhance the research training of promising postdoctoral candidates who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. Read more.

Posted: Feb. 23, 2016
Computational Energy Day Feb. 15 hosted by ICES Computational Energy Day Feb. 15 hosted by ICES

The Institute's first Computational Energy Day Feb. 15 in POB 6.304 will be held as a new addition to the second annual UT Energy Week this year.

The pre-conference workshop will bring together experts in academia, industry, government, and the non-profit world for a fresh look at some of the most vital energy issues facing society. The day's speakers will include nine faculty from ICES and affiliated departments.

ICES Professor Clint Dawson organized the day-long event to focus on computational mathematics and modeling pertaining to fracture mechanics, seismic data, electronic materials, flow and transport, screening tools for modeling energy problems, and chemical manufacturing processes. Read more.

Posted: Feb. 4, 2016
Sacks Edits New Book Published by Springer Sacks Edits New Book Published by Springer

Springer scientific publishing has published a book co-edited by Professor Michael Sacks titled "Stucture-Based Mechanics of Tissues and Organs."

According to the publisher, the book offers a comprehensive view of tissue modeling across multiple systems, broadens understanding of state-of-the-art computational modeling and optical measurements of tissues/cell structures, and describes in detail fiber scale properties such as orientation and crimp. Read more.

Posted: Jan. 19, 2016
Van de Geijn's Group  and Intel Create Affiliation Van de Geijn's Group and Intel Create Affiliation

The Intel® Parallel Computing Centers (Intel® PCC) program is collaborating with ICES' Science of High-Performance Computing (SHPC) Group to enable large computer code performance increases while maintaining code portability.

The Intel® PCC at ICES group will develop novel algorithms and runtime systems for performing tensor contractions on multi- and many-core systems such as Intel® Xeon® and Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors. The algorithms are a critical computational step in high-accuracy quantum chemical calculations necessary to describe fully the structure, kinetics, spectroscopy and other physics of atoms and molecules. Read more.

Posted: Jan. 19, 2016
NSF Awards $1.2 million to Dhillon for Big Data Machine Learning NSF Awards $1.2 million to Dhillon for Big Data Machine Learning

The National Science Foundation has awarded ICES Professor Inderjit Dhillon $1.2 million to develop scalable and sophisticated machine learning methods to analyze big data.

"With an ever-growing ability to collect and archive data, massive data sets are becoming increasingly common," said Dhillon, a professor of computer science. "These data sets are often too big to fit into the main memory of a single computer. So there is a great need for developing scalable and sophisticated machine learning methods for their analysis." Read more.

Posted: Jan. 12, 2016