Cockrell School of Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin

J. Tinsley Oden

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Associate Vice President for Research
Director of Institute for Computational Engineering

Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering #2
Peter O'Donnell, Jr. Chair in Computing Systems

Research Area:
Computational Mechanics

Phone: (512) 471-3312
Office: ACE 4.102

Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

Research Interests:

  • Computational Mechanics

  • Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations

  • Computational and Applied Mathematics

Dr. Oden's research focuses on contemporary topics in computational engineering and mathematics, including a posteriori error estimation, model adaptivity, multi-scale modeling, verification and validation of computer simulations, uncertainty quantification and adaptive control. Applications of current interest include molecular dynamics, continuum-quantum mechanics, modeling of semi-conductor manufacturing processes, and dynamic data-driven simulation systems for control of laser treatment of cancer.

He has been on the Cockrell School of Engineering faculty since 1973 and is also a Professor of Mathematics and a Professor of Computer Sciences. He has published more than 700 technical articles and reports, and authored or edited 50 books.

Dr. Oden is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is the recipient of many national and international awards, including 10 medals, six honorary doctorates, the Chevalier de l'ordre des Palmes Académiques from the French government, and the recipient of the 2013 Honda Prize for his role in establishing the field of computational mechanics.

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