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Call for Participation - 2017 Tapia Conference

Diversity: Simply Smarter! This year’s conference evokes the basic yet irrefutable concept that diversity is simply the smarter choice. Whether we seek innovation, intelligence, creativity, strength or beauty of ideas, the best outcomes will come from a diverse set of perspectives, a diverse set of experiences, and a diverse set of people. Accordingly, we target a conference program diverse, yet balanced, in every aspect. Read more ...

Faster Programs, Easier Programming

New system lets non-experts optimize programs that run on multiprocessor chips. Dynamic programming is a technique that can yield relatively efficient solutions to computational problems in economics, genomic analysis, and other fields. But adapting it to computer chips with multiple “cores,” or processing units, requires a level of programming expertise that few economists and biologists have. Read more ...

INCITE AWARD TO ADVANCE MODELING ASTROPHYSICAL EXPLOSIONS VIA SUPERCOMPUTING

Stony Brook, NY, November 16, 2015 – A national research team led by Stony Brook University has been awarded 45 million hours of on one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, the Titan Cray XK7 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, to further their research on explosive astrophysical phenomenon and model these complex occurrences by way of supercomputer-generated simulations. The award, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) Program, recognizes national research projects with high potential for accelerating discovery. Read more ...

Hopper Conference Hopping with SBU Alumni

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. The most recent conference took place October 19-21 in Houston, TX and was attended by over 11,000 people from more than 63 countries. Read more ...

Penguin Detectives Wanted

A new web tool developed by NASA and Stony Brook University hopes to tap citizen scientists to help locate undiscovered penguin colonies and, in the process, learn more about how climate change and other threats are affecting the four Antarctic penguin species. Read more ...

SBU’s Robert Harrison Partners in DOE Exascale Computing Application Project

Robert Harrison, director of Stony Brook University’s Institute for Advanced Computational Science, will serve as chief architect on the project “NWChemEx: Tackling Chemical, Materials and Biomolecular Challenges in the Exascale Era,” which is funded by the DOE’s Exascale Computing Project. This research will improve the scalability, performance, extensibility and portability of the popular computational chemistry code NWChem to take full advantage of exascale computing technologies. Argonne, Brookhaven, Lawrence Berkeley, and Oak Ridge national labs and Virginia Tech are partners on the project. Read more ...

IACS Student Association hosts their first Provost’s Lecture Series speaker

Jack Dongarra, a well-known computational scientist, will be delivering a seminar at Stony Brook University through the University’s Provost’s Lecture Series on November 10 at 4pm. Read more ...

$3M NSF Grant Will Fund PhD Student Training in Data Analytics, Visualization and Science Communication

The Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) has been awarded a five-year $3M National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) grant to support graduate students from the departments of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Biomedical Informatics, Computer Science, Ecology and Evolution, and the schools of Journalism and Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. This unique and interdisciplinary grant is for Science Training & Research to Inform DEcisions (STRIDE). The award will prepare the next generation of scientists working with big data to support complex decision-making. Read more ...

Seth Polsley (Texas A&M) Wins IACS Challenge at Tapia Conference

IACS Recruiter Rosalia Davi and IACS Student Diversity Ambassador Adrián Soto attended the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing conference held in Austin, TX last week. Their goals were to meet and greet undergraduate students from around the country in hopes of finding those who could join the elite group of students here at IACS. One such possible student is Seth Polsely from Texas A&M who won the challenge posed to the students who stopped by the IACS booth. Read more ...

Research Team Led by SBU’s Alexander Orlov Strikes Gold

It sounds like alchemy, but in reality it’s hard science aimed at addressing energy and environmental issues. Researchers from Stony Brook University led by Alexander Orlov have developed a method to produce gold nanoparticles of unprecedented purity and stability. Their discovery highlights the groundbreaking nature of SBU’s collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) as well as scientists at the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL). Orlov’s team has produced catalytically active gold nanoparticles in an ultra-high vacuum chamber with temperatures approaching absolute zero. A paper describing the first catalyst ever produced using their new method, called Helium Nanodroplet Deposition (HND), was recently published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. Read more ...

AMS boasts 3 New IACS Award Winners

Three new award winners, all from AMS, join returning Jr. Researchers Phil McDowall (Ecology and Evolution) and Adrian Soto-Cambres (Physics) in the elite group of IACS PhD students whose research and potential successes have earned them a stipend topper -- bringing their salary to $34,000 -- plus $4,000 in travel and equipment funds. Eric Raut is our 2016 IACS New Recruit, and Aditi Ghai and Zeyang Ye are our two new 2016 IACS Jr. Researcher award winners. Read more ...

IACS’ Robert Harrison is Leader in NSF-Funded Institute to Improve Scientific Software

High-performance computing expert Robert Harrison, director of the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS)at Stony Brook University, is one of the leaders of a new institute that is supported by a five-year $19.4 million award from the National Science Foundation. Read more ...

IACS Faculty and Affiliates Make Headlines

Three IACS faculty highlighted in the News - IACS Faculty Barbara Chapman, IACS Affiliate Fotis Sotiropoulos, IACS Affiliate Heather Lynch Read more ...