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Professor Oden Honored in Special Issue of Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering

J. Tinsley OdenA special edition of Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering was dedicated to J. Tinsley Oden, aerospace engineering professor at The University of Texas at Austin, in honor of his 70th birthday. This issue features the latest developments in the areas of computational mechanics and scientific computation to which he has contributed. Oden also is praised for his seminal contributions to those scientific areas throughout his distinguished career. In 1974, Oden became the founding Director of the Texas Institute for Computational Mechanics (TICOM), which has transformed to the present-day Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES). He has also authored over 500 scientific publications ranging from books and conference papers to monographs.

Oden holds the Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering No. 2 and the Peter O’Donnell, Jr. Centennial Chair in Computing Systems. In addition, he holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Mathematics.

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  • UT’s supercomputing research arm is part of a coalition of universities behind ADCIRC, a computer program that predicts and simulates storm surges. Now the coalition is receiving a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to update the computer code, with the goal of providing more timely predictions for the emergency responders who need to make decisions on evacuations and other response efforts. (Austin-American Statesman, October 19, 2014)

  • A new $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help the University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences to further develop a high-tech, super-computer powered storm surge simulator that could help emergency officials better plan hurricane responses. (Austin Business Journal, October 20, 2014)

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