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Random Walk of the Penguins

IACS affiliate faculty member Associate Professor Heather Lynch holds data science competition for the best predictive model of penguin population dynamics. Read the full article here.

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New Hires offer Personalized Service for HPC Users across Campus

Through a generous and transformative award of funds from Stony Brook University’s Chief Information Officer Melissa Woo, a mix of undergraduate and graduate students from multiple disciplines have been hired to leverage their skills and offer a catered experience to those on and off-campus researchers who use the University’s high-performance computer clusters LIred and SeaWulf.

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Success for Stephen: Undergraduate CS Student earns Provost Award for Academic Excellence and Undergraduate Recognition Award

When Stephen Tschudi joined Stony Brook University, he was only majoring in physics. Computer science was just a side interest that he decided to pick up. Now, in a little over a month, he will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in not only physics, but computer science and has a current GPA of 3.92. And, he already has a job waiting for him with Google.

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First in NY: Stony Brook’s New 100 Gigabit Per Second Connection Enables Better Research Through Faster Data Transfer

Revolutionizing the quality, quantity and speed of digital research, Stony Brook University became the first higher education institution in New York State to offer a 100 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) connection to the Internet2 Research Network on March 10, 2017.

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STRIDE Goes to Sachem!


On the evening of Thursday, April 6, STRIDE Program Coordinator, Dr. Jennifer McCauley and STRIDE trainees, Adelle Molina and Emily Markowitz partnered with Sachem Central School District to present Science Training and Research to  Inform DEcisions (STRIDE)  to the children of Wenonah Elementary School in Lake Grove, New York. Wenonah’s annual science fair, “Invention Convention,” celebrates the innovative concepts of children in Kindergarten through Fifth  Grade. Adelle, who had an intense interest in science since childhood, knew from an early age that she would one day be a scientist. Throughout the night, crowds of potential future scientists surrounded both trainees and listened intently as they discussed their research in terms that they could understand.

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Planning Your Pathway to Success at SBU and Beyond

The Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS), Center for Inclusive Education (CIE), and the Office for the Integration of Research, Education and Professional Development (IREP) presented to a group of students in the Stony Brook Women in Science and Engineering Program (WISE) on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in the CIE. Rosalia Davi, Diversity Outreach Coordinator, and Jennifer Green, External Fellowship Advisor, shared opportunities to get engaged in research abroad or through one of the many summer research programs available at Stony Brook, including the new IACS Data + Computing = Discovery program. 

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STRIDE Internship Applications Due April 10

The STRIDE internship application is now live. Full descriptions of the available opportunities at National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition are available. 

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WISE Students Visit IACS

Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) Honors program offers educational and professional science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) opportunities for undergraduate female students at the university by facilitating individual, institutional, and social change. This semester, two of our IACS graduate students from Physics and Astronomy, Donald Willcox and Maria Barrios Sazo, are teaching a course focusing on computational science in astrophysics; an introduction to basic computation. 

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Jennifer McCauley Steps in as STRIDE’s Administrative Lead

IACS is proud to announce the hire of Jennifer McCauley who recently joined the team to become the Program Coordinator for the new $3M STRIDE NRT training grant awarded by the National Science Foundation. Read more ...

Margaret Schedel: Making Music with Math and Science

Spotlighting Stony Brook University faculty at the forefront of discovery. Ask Stony Brook professor, composer and performance artist Margaret Schedel what constitutes a typical day for her on campus and she chuckles. “There’s no such thing,” she said, rattling off more than a dozen potential projects she may be juggling on any given day. So in between teaching music theory, analysis or composition classes, she might be found working with Parkinson’s disease patients, organizing an art exhibit or refining a video game about the carbon cycle. Read more ...

IACS Faculty is Finalist in SBU Discovery Prize Competition

Stony Brook University’s Discovery Prize is a $200,000 award (free of overhead) that is given to an outstanding junior SBU faculty member whose research is regarded, by a panel of judges, to pioneer scientific breakthroughs. This year IACS core faculty member Matthew Reuter is one of four finalists who will be competing in early 2017 for the prestigious award. “It is a huge honor to be considered for this award. Stony Brook has a lot of fantastic talent, and to be recognized as outstanding from that group is a great privilege,” said Reuter. Read more ...

IACS Hires Senior HPC Engineer to Help Run SBU Computing Clusters

Growing up on Long Island, 39-year-old Eric Rosenberg was constantly fiddling with objects like Legos and toy trains, questioning the mechanics behind their function. “I was always taking things apart and always wanted to see how things worked,” Rosenberg recalled. Today, he’s still tinkering around with objects, but now he’s doing so as a senior HPC engineer in the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) at SBU. Read more ...

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.

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