Kirby Birch, a December 2017 Computational Science graduate, is set to begin a new job with
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Birch plans to move to Tennessee this month, and will begin her new position as Bioinformatic Cloud Portal Administrator at St. Jude on January 2, 2018.
Scientific Computing doctoral student Chad Sockwell was recently featured in a news story on WCTV discussing how a newly proposed tax bill could impact graduate students. The bill proposes the tax exemption for qualified tuition waivers be eliminated. If the bill is adopted, students who receive tuition waivers would have the amount of the waiver taxed as income.
The Gunzburger Lab was awarded the best poster prize at the Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy meeting. The lab’s research poster is entitled Exponential time differencing for large time stepping and localized approach for parallel implementation.
Gabriel Dominguez, Ernesto Rendon, and Rachel Scarboro are the three recipients of the Department of Scientific Computing’s first scholarship award. The prize was created in 2016 to promote excellence in the field of Computational Science. High school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors were eligible to apply.
Simulating complex fluids such as colloidal suspensions or blood flows is particularly challenging, as they possess some kind of elastic microstructure, characterized by a microscopic length scale as well as other physiognomies: fluid-structure interactions, large deformations, strong nonlinearities, non-local interactions, evolving interfaces and multiple length and time scales with, typically, no clear scale separation. Scientific Computing assistant professor Bryan Quaife, along with George Biros from the University of Texas organized a workshop to bring together experts from diverse areas and initiate advances in the simulation capabilities and our ultimate understanding of complex fluids.