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Primeur weekly 2018-04-16

Focus

GO FAIR initiative to create implementation networks for stewardship of data ...

Quantum computing

Atos Quantum Learning Machine can now simulate real qubits ...

UCSB/Google researchers in quantum computing professor John Martinis' group outline their plan for quantum supremacy ...

New qubit now works without breaks ...

Prototype of most advanced quantum memory presented by two Kazan universities ...

The thermodynamics of computing ...

Focus on Europe

GÉANT confirms Erik Huizer as CEO ...

ISC launches Travel Grant Programme to enable students and young researchers to attend the conference ...

Student develops gaming technology for environmental and scientific research ...

Prof. Dr. Xiaoxiang Zhu wins the 2018 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC ...

Academia and industry collaborate to drive UK supercomputer adoption ...

Middleware

Queen Mary University of London HPC cluster performance increases several orders of magnitude, saving time and cost ...

Hardware

University of Texas hires next director of no. 1 ranked computational institute ...

James Ang joins Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as chief scientist for computing ...

Fujitsu commences sales of PRIMERGY x86 server aimed at data centre companies ...

Tohoku University deploys vSMP Foundation for "The Supercomputer System" ...

Chinese leading weather research institute selected Mellanox InfiniBand, replacing OmniPath in an existing data centre ...

Valleytronics discovery could extend limits of Moore's Law ...

Top HPC clusters and workstations for AI, ML developed by Nor-Tech ...

Demonstration of world record: 159 Tb/s transmission over 1,045 km with 3-mode fiber ...

Applications

Boston partners with Excelero and Pixit Media at NAB to demo joint solution for media workflows ...

Fujitsu launches "Heart Explorer" to study heart behaviour ...

U.S. Department of Energy supports doctoral research into on-site analysis of supercomputer simulations ...

Scientists use machine learning to speed discovery of metallic glass ...

Machine learning could help search for gravitational waves ...

Artificial Intelligence can now detect gravitational waves ...

Jon Bashor retires after 27 years of service to national labs ...

Research and software: perspectives from different communities ...

The background hum of space could reveal hidden black holes ...

How to catch a fish genome with Big Data ...

Translational research community debates on the EGA and its impact on health ...

The Cloud

Capitalizing on the opportunity of hybrid cloud in HPC ...

St. Jude Cloud launches for researchers worldwide ...

University of Texas hires next director of no. 1 ranked computational institute

Karen Willcox, director of the UT Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences 10 Apr 2018 Austin - Karen E. Willcox, co-director of the Center for Computational Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has been selected as the new director of the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin. Her appointment begins August 1.

Karen Willcox will also hold the W.A. "Tex" Moncrief Jr. Endowment in Simulation-Based Engineering and Sciences Chair no. 5, and she will join the university's Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics as a tenured professor.

She will succeed J. Tinsley Oden, who has served as ICES director since its founding in 2003. J. Tinsley Oden will continue his remarkable service to the university and to ICES as a researcher and an educator.

"I am thrilled to join UT Austin and lead ICES at a time when there are many exciting new opportunities at the interfaces of computation, mathematics, science, engineering and medicine", Karen Willcox stated. "I am truly honoured to have the opportunity to build on the tremendous foundation that Dr. Oden has created. I very much look forward to working with UT's administration and the ICES community of faculty, students, staff and alumni as we embark on exciting new endeavours in research and education."

Karen Willcox has long-standing ties to ICES as a collaborator with the institute's researchers on a number of research projects, as a J.T. Oden Faculty Research fellow, and through her six years of service on the ICES Board of Visitors, including three years as chair.

An accomplished computational scientist and aerospace engineer, Karen Willcox focuses her research on uncertainty quantification, optimization, reduced order modelling, data analytics and aerospace system design. As an educator, she has a keen interest in innovative multidisciplinary graduate and undergraduate education in computational science, engineering and mathematics. She has served in numerous leadership roles at MIT and in the computational science community.

She earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and a master's and Ph.D. from MIT, where she has served on the faculty since 2001.

"Dr. Willcox is a scientist with the vision and leadership skills to maintain the existing excellence of ICES while leading the institute into the exciting new areas emerging in computational engineering and sciences", stated Daniel Jaffe, vice president for research at UT. "As an accomplished researcher, she understands what is needed to improve on the already excellent creative environment that ICES provides for its faculty and students."

As one of the world's premier programmes in computational science, engineering and mathematics, ICES fosters interdisciplinary research and graduate studies for developing high-performance computing solutions to address complex societal problems. The institute draws its faculty from 18 departments and five schools and colleges at UT. In 2017, ICES ranked no. 1 worldwide in the field of interdisciplinary mathematics.
Source: University of Texas at Austin

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-04-16

Focus

GO FAIR initiative to create implementation networks for stewardship of data ...

Quantum computing

Atos Quantum Learning Machine can now simulate real qubits ...

UCSB/Google researchers in quantum computing professor John Martinis' group outline their plan for quantum supremacy ...

New qubit now works without breaks ...

Prototype of most advanced quantum memory presented by two Kazan universities ...

The thermodynamics of computing ...

Focus on Europe

GÉANT confirms Erik Huizer as CEO ...

ISC launches Travel Grant Programme to enable students and young researchers to attend the conference ...

Student develops gaming technology for environmental and scientific research ...

Prof. Dr. Xiaoxiang Zhu wins the 2018 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC ...

Academia and industry collaborate to drive UK supercomputer adoption ...

Middleware

Queen Mary University of London HPC cluster performance increases several orders of magnitude, saving time and cost ...

Hardware

University of Texas hires next director of no. 1 ranked computational institute ...

James Ang joins Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as chief scientist for computing ...

Fujitsu commences sales of PRIMERGY x86 server aimed at data centre companies ...

Tohoku University deploys vSMP Foundation for "The Supercomputer System" ...

Chinese leading weather research institute selected Mellanox InfiniBand, replacing OmniPath in an existing data centre ...

Valleytronics discovery could extend limits of Moore's Law ...

Top HPC clusters and workstations for AI, ML developed by Nor-Tech ...

Demonstration of world record: 159 Tb/s transmission over 1,045 km with 3-mode fiber ...

Applications

Boston partners with Excelero and Pixit Media at NAB to demo joint solution for media workflows ...

Fujitsu launches "Heart Explorer" to study heart behaviour ...

U.S. Department of Energy supports doctoral research into on-site analysis of supercomputer simulations ...

Scientists use machine learning to speed discovery of metallic glass ...

Machine learning could help search for gravitational waves ...

Artificial Intelligence can now detect gravitational waves ...

Jon Bashor retires after 27 years of service to national labs ...

Research and software: perspectives from different communities ...

The background hum of space could reveal hidden black holes ...

How to catch a fish genome with Big Data ...

Translational research community debates on the EGA and its impact on health ...

The Cloud

Capitalizing on the opportunity of hybrid cloud in HPC ...

St. Jude Cloud launches for researchers worldwide ...