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US-Japan Collabration on Exascale Computing

3rd US-Japan Joint Institute for Fusion Theory (JIFT) Workshop was held at Future Center Initiative of University of Tokyo at Kashiwa, on 7-8 of August. The purpose of JIFT is to promote US-Japan collaborations on co-design of fusion applications toward extreme scale computing, and on high performance computing in fusion simulations of core and edge plasma-material interactions. Fourteen researchers from Japan and twelve US researchers were invited to the workshop. Predrag Krstic of IACS has given a talk on Retention and Sputtering Chemistry in Plasma-Material Interface.    

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The Future is Fusion

Materials Science Professor Awarded DOE Early Career Award to Advance Alternative Energy Solutions

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is proud to announce that Jason Trelewicz, PhD, has received the prestigious Early Career Research award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Professor Trelewicz will receive a total of $750K over five years to develop his project:  “Enhancing the Performance of Plasma-facing Materials Through Solute-stabilized Nanostructured Tungsten Alloys.”  

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IACS’ first Research Experience for Undergrads is a resounding success

The Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) held its first Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) this summer, and by all accounts the program was a huge success. “It has been a total joy and privilege to have these talented young scientists here,” said IACS Director Robert Harrison. “They brought a vibrancy and energy that reminded us all of why we entered science in the first place.”  

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Computer Science PhD Alum Wins Best Dissertation Among Data Science Community

Alum Bryan Perozzi, now a research scientist at Google, won the Association of Computing Machinery SIGKDD, KDD 2017 Doctoral Dissertation award for his work at Stony Brook University. The annual award acknowledges excellent doctoral research in the field of data mining and knowledge discovery.

Perozzi thesis, Local Modeling of Attributed Graphs: Algorithms and Applications, was recognized as the best dissertation of the year in the data science community. His work involves graph embeddings — ways of representing the knowledge encoded in the structure of networks to make them accessible for machine learning models.

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Announcing the SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowship Winners

Today SIGHPC announced the 12 recipients of the ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships for 2017. The fellowship is funded by Intel, and is presented each year at the annual SC conference. It was established to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate degrees in data science and computational science, including women as well as students from racial/ethnic backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in the computing field. The fellowship provides $15,000 annually for study anywhere in the world.

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New International Journal of Interest

Matter and Radiation at Extremes (MRE), ispublished by China Academy of Engineering Physics (CAEP), and produced and hosted by Elsevier. MRE is committed to the publication of original research and comprehensive and in-depth review papers in all areas of experimental and theoretical physics on matter and radiation at extremes. MRE aims to provide a peer-reviewed Open-Access platform for the international physics community and promote worldwide dissemination of the latest and best research in related fields.

 

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Could Concrete Help Solve the Problem of Air Pollution?

Sulfur dioxide, a major contributor to air pollution, is removed from the air by concrete surfaces, new research shows.

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A New Path for Self-Organization of Boron-Nitride Nanostructures

IACS researchers, Longtao Han and Predrag Krstic, found a new channel for direct nanosynthesis of boron-nitride (BN) nanostructures in plasma volume, including growth of BN nanotubes. No catalyst or boron nanoparticle is needed for this synthesis. They also found that 2D nanoflake stable structures could be formed if hydrogen rich molecules like NH3 or HBNH are used as a feedstock at a boron cluster. Their simulation efforts simulation efforts could serve as guidelines for the future highly efficient BNNS synthesis. Their work is published in the May issue of the Letters to Nanotechnology (IOP).

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Unraveling Alternative Routes for Materials Interfacing Fusion Plasmas

Plasma-Material Interface (PMI) science mixes the worlds of plasma and materials, creating in-between a new entity, a dynamical interface that is actively evolving between the two producing one of the most challenging areas of multidisciplinary science. This area has many spatio-temporal fundamental processes and synergies driven by both the plasma side of the interface and material transformation on the other. 

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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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