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June 17, 2022

New Collaborative Biomechanical Breast Modeling Project

  • Sacks received $3.7 million R01 grant from NIH to develop an accurate biomechanical model for breast cancer
  • Collaborative effort with MD Anderson Cancer Center and UT Austin's Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Michael Sacks

Michael Sacks


June 16, 2022

Endless Power - George Biros

  • A two-time Gordon Bell prize winner, George Biros is one of the most prolific users of supercomputers at UT Austin 
  • His research has applications in healthcare, defense and additive manufacturing, and he advances the tools underpinning computational science and engineering (CSE)


June 16, 2022

Oden Institute Recognizes 2021-2022 Graduates

  • Event honored 16 students that graduated in May 2022, as well as eight other students who graduated throughout the 2021-2022 academic year
  • "Congratulations to all our PhD and Master's graduate students. Collectively, you represent an incredible set of accomplishments spanning computing, applied mathematics, statistics, machine learning, engineering, science, geoscience, and medicine."

Next Upcoming Event

Development, calibration, and prediction of mathematical models of tumor growth and angiogenesis

Caleb Phillips, Ph.D. Student, CSEM Graduate Fellow, Center for Computational Oncology, Institute for Computational Engineering & Sciences, UT Austin

9 a.m.– 11 a.m.

July 15, 2022

POB 6.304 & Zoom


May 18, 2022

All the staff, students and faculty award winners who were in attendance at the 2022 Oden Institute Awards Ceremony held on May 5 2022

Oden Institute Awards Ceremony 2022

  • Awards Ceremony finally held in-person after two years of hiatus from COVID  
  • Staff, students and faculty celebrated and recognized for their significant contributions throughout the year


May 17, 2022

Attendees and panel members of the 2022 Rising Stars Workshop. Photo courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories.

Big Bang as Rising Stars Returns To In-Person Event

  • A total of 32 women were selected to attend the 2022 Rising Stars workshop, the first in-person workshop since 2019
  • The event, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, includes research presentations and poster sessions as well as a career-mentoring focus that includes panels, workshops and networking.


May 10, 2022

A Del Valle student flies a DJI Tello drone.

Del Valle Students Enjoy a Little Autonomy

  • Senior high school students from Del Valle ISD’s Career and Technical Education program visit the Oden Institute
  • Field trip part of new collaboration sponsored by the NASA University Leadership Initiative (ULI) 


June 13, 2022

Distinguished Researcher Award 2022 Goes to Rachel Ward

  • Award recognizes Oden Institute core faculty who have demonstrated a sustained record of distinguished research in computational engineering and sciences
  • Ward has made significant contributions to stochastic gradient descent, compressive sensing and randomized linear embeddings
Dr. Rachel Ward

Dr. Rachel Ward