From eardrums to electromagnetics, Demkowicz hears the problems
A good tool is both robust and accurate; it doesn’t break down easily, or give faulty readings or results. This standard applies to everything from a bathroom scale, or vending machine to a sniper rifle. It also rings true for computer code.
Industry and agencies use computer code to design products and test research in the digital realm. It cuts down and time and cost, and can allow a design to be tested in a variety of conditions. Teams of scientists and engineers at companies are dedicated to implementing codes that work efficiently and represent reality—codes that are robust and accurate. But sometimes, they get stuck. Read more.
Applications for admissions to the ICES graduate degree program in Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (CSEM) are now being accepted. The program provides opportunities for interdisciplinary study and research in the core components of CSEM and to be involved in the forefront of research in areas such as computational materials, computational and applied mathematics, computational geosciences, computational biology, computational fluid and solid mechanics, computational electromagnetics and acoustics, computational earth sciences, distributed and grid computing, computational visualization, multiscale modeling, and related fields. Read more.Posted: Sept. 13, 2012
Thanks to models by ICES' Computational Hydraulics Group, emergency responders to Hurricane Isaac have had much more detail to help them prepare evacuations and make other plans for the storm. Casey Dietrich, a post-doctoral researcher for the group, told Computerworld that about the time of Katrina, the computer models "were much coarser and had minimum resolutions of only 100-200 meters." Now the models are precise to 10 meters in some areas. Dietrich has been running computer models at the Texas Advanced Computing Center to assess the impact of the storm surge on Texas.
Emergency planners in both Louisiana and Texas take the data and incorporate it into geographic information systems. Read more.Posted: Aug. 29, 2012
Sue Rodriguez, ICES senior administrative associate, received the 2012 ICES Staff Excellence Award for contributions to innovation, productivity, and morale.
Selected from among six nominees, Sue’s nominators lauded her as the best administrative staff member they had encountered. Read more.Posted: Aug. 28, 2012
For her sustained and excellent research in applied and computational mathematics, Dr. Irene Gamba, professor of mathematics, received the $100,000 ICES Distinguished Research Award for 2012. Gamba was selected from ICES core faculty for advancing the field through her work on kinetic theory and Boltzmann's equation. "Professor Gamba is one of the world's leading applied and computational mathematicians, who's work on kinetic theory and Boltzmann's equation has significantly advanced the field. We are extremely proud to have her as a faculty colleague," said ICES Director Tinsley Oden. Read more.Posted: Aug. 23, 2012
Who were your role models? Why do you teach? These are a couple of the questions the highly decorated computational engineer and ICES Director Tinsley Oden answers in the university's video "UT Game Changers." Read more.Posted: Aug. 9, 2012