Featured Scientist

Dr. Ernesto Lima

Ernesto Lima, Ph.D., first spent a year at ICES working with Dr. Tinsley Oden during his Ph.D. in 2012. Thanks to support from the ICES Peter O’Donnell, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Engineering and Sciences, he was able to return to the institute in 2014 as a Postdoctoral Fellow. He received a Medical Physicist degree and a M.S. in Biometrics from São Paulo State University (UNESP) in his native Brazil. Dr. Lima completed his Ph.D. in computational Modeling from the National Laboratory for Scientific Computing (LNCC-Brazil).

He started his work on the tumor models in 2010 as a Ph.D. student. His research focuses on developing multiscale tumor growth models able to capture the emergence, growth, or decline of cancer in living tissue. Currently, his main goal is the development of a general framework for model selection and validation. Dr. Lima enjoys exploring Austin eateries and kayaking on Lady Bird Lake.