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IAMCS : Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computational Science http://iamcs.tamu.edu 6 October 2008 Texas A&M University Who Funds Us KAUST: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology ( http://www.kaust.edu.sa )

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iamcs institute for applied mathematics and computational science http iamcs tamu edu

IAMCS: Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciencehttp://iamcs.tamu.edu

6 October 2008 Texas A&M University

who funds us
Who Funds Us
  • KAUST: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (http://www.kaust.edu.sa)
  • This is a new graduate-level research university with a multi-billion dollar endowment, starting September 5 2009, that aims to be “merit-based and open to men and women from around the world”

KAUST King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

funding competition
Funding Competition
  • KAUST invited 50+ university to compete for 4 research centers
  • They call this the GRP: Global Research Partnership
  • The aim is to give KAUST research collaborators in important fields

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Funding Competition
  • Texas A&M was selected as one of 4 research centers (note our peers)
    • Cornell University (Materials Science)
    • Stanford University (Molecular Photovoltaics)
    • Oxford University (Applied Mathematics)
    • Texas A&M University (Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Computational Science)

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funding competition5
Funding Competition
  • The award is for roughly $23,000,000 over 5 years
  • Our mission: To produce fundamental research and develop strong interdisciplinary research teams in areas of interest to Texas A&M and Saudi Arabia involving applied mathematics, statistics and computer science

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who we are
Who We Are

James A. Calvin, P. I.

Department of Statistics

Jim is in Jeddah for a KAUST function

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Who We Are

Raymond J. Carroll

Deputy Director for Research

Department of Statistics

Jay Walton,

Deputy Director for Education

Department of Mathematics

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executive committee
Executive Committee
  • Core I: Yalchin Efendiev (Math), Bani Mallick (Stat)
    • Forward multiscale modeling in inverse problems
  • Core II: Peter Kuchment (Math), Raymond Carroll (Stat)
    • Deterministic and statistical methods in inverse problems
  • Core III: Marvin Adams (NE), Valerie Taylor (CS)
    • Data-driven computational science and visualization

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key programs
Key Programs
  • Innovation Grant Program
  • Global Speaker Series
  • Theme Year Focal Area
  • Faculty Exchanges
  • Semiannual Symposia
  • Collaborative Research
  • Novel Graduate Student Training
  • Post Doc & Graduate Student Support
  • Industrial Engagement

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Upcoming Event: KAUST Computational Infrastructure and Collaborative Research Meeting November 3-4, 2008 Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

theme year focal areas
Theme Year Focal Areas

Annual themes tied to areas of significance

Year 1: Computational Earth Sciences

Organized by Yalchin Efendiev

Year 2: Computational Material Science and Engineering

Organized by Jay Walton

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industrial engagement
Industrial Engagement

We have two initial partners

QRI

Exxon/Mobil

Aim to leverage resources to obtain additional student support and research funds

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