A paper co-authored by Ivo M. Babuska, aerospace engineering professor at The University of Texas at Austin, has received Elsevier Journal’s “Most Cited Author 2005-2008” award. The paper, titled “Solving Elliptic Boundary Value Problems with Uncertain Coefficients by the Finite Element Method: The Stochastic Formulation,” was published in the Elsevier Journal, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, appearing in 44 pages total. The other co-authors include: Raul Tempone, applied mathematics and computational science associate professor at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and former post-doctorate fellow at the university; and G.E. Zouraris, applied mathematics-statistics assistant professor at the University of Crete in Greece. Tempone and Zouraris are frequent visitors of the university’s Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES). The paper addresses the methodology that goes into characterizing uncertainties in natural phenomena predictions based on computational science.

Babuska holds the Robert B. Trull Chair in Engineering.