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IACS Professors Present at ICTP-IAEA Conference in Italy

Predrag Krstic

Professors Robert Harrison and Predrag Krstic of IACS were invited speakers at the 2014 Joint ICTP-IAEA conference on Models and Data for Plasma-Material Interaction in Fusion Devices. Read more ...

IACS Director R.J. Harrison awarded $15M compute hours from DOE

Robert Harrison

IACS Director Robert Harrison was awarded 15,000,000 processor hours, from the Department of Energy's INCITE Leadership Computing program, on Argonne National Laboratory's IBM Blue Gene/Q for his proposal entitled Dynamic and Adaptive Parallel Programming for Exascale Research. Read more ...

Stony Brook Researchers Receive Two-Year INCITE Award of 50 Million Supercomputing Hours for Modeling Astrophysical Explosions

INCITE group

A team of Stony Brook University researchers has been awarded 50 million hours on the Titan Cray XK7 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, to advance their research on modeling of astrophysical explosions. The two-year project, titled, “Approaching Exascale Models of Astrophysical Explosions,” led by Astronomy Professor Michael Zingale in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, stems from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment award (INCITE), which provides the supercomputing hours. Read more ...

IACS student gives his perspective on changing the world

Pramod Ganapathi

Computer Science student Pramod Ganapathi describes coming to this country to pursue his PhD as transformational: “Coming to the US was a life-changing experience for me. Here I learned about courage, positive thinking, passion and chasing dreams.” And the dream that has evolved for Pramod is to provide educational resources to remote villages in India using computers. Read more ...

Stony Brook Scientists Disprove Theory That Reconstructed Boron Surface is Metallic

Scientific inquiry is a hit and miss proposition, subject to constant checking and rechecking. Recently, a new class of materials was discovered called topological insulators—nonmetallic materials with a metallic surface capable of conducting electrons. The effect, based on relativity theory, exists only in special materials—those with heavy elements—and has the potential to revolutionize electronics. Read more ...

Biomedical Informatics Receives $3.2 Million from NCI to Study Tumor Makeup

Joel Saltz

Stony Brook Medicine’s Department of Biomedical Informatics has received a five-year $3.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to develop a suite of informatics tools that will enable basic researchers to study tumors, including their structures, genetics, and protein expression patterns. The project will involve massive biomedical quantitative analyses of tumors to better understand how and why they grow. Read more ...

IACS Affiliate Alexander Orlov quoted in Newsweek

Alexander Orlov

IACS Affiliate Professor Alexander Orlov from the Materials Science & Engineering Department is quoted in a Newsweek article entitled, The Deodorant Spray That Eats Pollution (and Will Keep Your Stadium Clean). For the full text see http://www.newsweek.com/2014/07/04/deodorant-spray-will-clean-your-stadium-and-save-world-256134.html Read more ...

From Among Hundreds of Applicants, Two IACS Graduate Students are Chosen to Present at SuperComputing 2014

Li Zhang, Na Zhang

Two Ph.D. Stony Brook University graduate students in the Applied Mathematics & Statistics Department were chosen to present their research at the SuperComputing 2014 (SC14) annual conference, to be held this year in New Orleans, Louisiana November 17-21. Read more ...

Perozzi and Jacobs win IACS Junior Researcher Fellowships

Bryan Perozzi

While studying mathematical models of related objects may not seem relevant to most people, this area of research has many everyday, applications: filling in missing data for social network users and electronic healthcare records; detecting online fraud; discovering attributes of proteins from their interactions; and the list goes on. Graph mining, as it is called, is the subject studied by IACS student Bryan Perozzi, one of this year’s winners of the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) 2014 Junior Researcher Fellowship. Read more ...