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Graduate Student Na Zhang will attend XSEDE15 with Full Support

Na Zhang

Na Zhang, a Ph.D. student of IACS Affiliate Faculty Professor Yuefan Deng, is invited with full financial support including travel, lodging and registration to attend this year’s XSEDE Conference (https://conferences.xsede.org/). XSEDE is an annual event that showcases the discoveries, innovations, challenges and achievements of those who utilize and support XSEDE resources and services. Read more ...

Two New Recruits join IACS and are Awarded Fellowships for Fall 2015

Alex Borowicz, DW Han

Each year IACS awards its New Recruit Fellowship to “stellar,” new incoming graduate students who plan to undertake research related to computational science. The fellowships provide support, primarily in the forms of funding and mentorship, so that high-potential students can thrive in their studies at Stony Brook University. Read more ...

IACS plays prominent role in Singapore’s inaugural supercomputing conference

From March 17 to 20, Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research Computational Research Centre (A*CRC) served as the host of Supercomputing Frontiers 2015, the country’s first conference on the latest developments and trends in high performance computing. There, over 350 supercomputing experts from all over the world, including IACS Director Robert Harrison and IACS affiliate Professor Yuefan Deng, came together to share their latest research at Biopolis, one of A*CRC’s two data centers. Read more ...

IACS Intern Earns Accolades Back Home

Francisco Javier Domínguez-Gutiérrez

Francisco Javier Domínguez-Gutiérrez says he found the inspiration for his current research while interning last spring at the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) at Stony Brook University. Visiting from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City on a CONACyT Research Fellowship, Javier studied laser-assisted atomic collisions under the direction of Dr. Predrag Krstic with assistance from Dr. Robert J. Harrison and Dr. W. Scott Thornton. Read more ...

Handy Users Stretch Beyond the Boundaries of SBU

Professor Alastair Cormack’s group at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University used the Handy cluster at IACS for two sets of calculations. Both used the VASP code to perform quantum mechanical simulations. Read more ...

Distinguished Teaching Professor Inspires Smithsonian Magazine’s Spring Issue

Steven Skiena’s best-selling book Who’s Bigger: Where Historical Figures Really Rank, co-authored by Google engineer Charles B. Ward, takes a new, algorithmic approach to identifying great figures in American history by ranking their cultural impact using Internet statistics. Read more ...

IACS Student Dreams Big for Herself and for the Future of All Women

Jesmin Jahan Tithi, a fourth-year computer science PhD candidate at Stony Brook University, said that receiving the honor to both attend and present at a prominent international supercomputing conference was “a great opportunity. There were around 10,000 attendees from researchers to students, professors, government organizations, labs and industry from all over the world.” Read more ...

Using his Knowledge of STEM for More than Just Discoveries

Matthew Reuter

Matthew Reuter, a theoretical chemist by training, credits a “fantastic” high school chemistry teacher with inspiring his pursuit of a career within the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Though initially he thought that his field would just be chemistry, he said that he quickly found it difficult to settle on just one… “As an undergraduate at Michigan Technological University, I ended up finishing four majors in the areas of chemistry and math, plus a minor in computer science,” said Reuter. “I didn’t really know which field I wanted to specialize in - I was so interested in them all.” Read more ...

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 ...