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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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 ...


Thursday, November 16, 2017
STRIDE Brown Bag Lunch: Basic Research, Applied Research, and Consulting: Can/Should I Do All 3
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
STRIDE Brown Bag Lunch: Storytelling in Science
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Perception and Memory in Animal Movement
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
STRIDE Brown Bag Lunch: Social Media for Science Communication
Monday, August 14, 2017 to Friday, August 18, 2017
Developing Models for Structure and Style in Scientific Writing
Sunday, August 6, 2017 to Wednesday, August 9, 2017
2017 New York Scientific Data Summit (NYSDS) Data-Driven Discovery in Science and Industry
Monday, July 10, 2017 to Friday, July 21, 2017
IACS Computes! HS Summer Camp
Thursday, June 29, 2017 to Friday, June 30, 2017
NVIDIA Workshops on Deep Learning, Volta, CUDA & OpenACC
Monday, June 26, 2017 to Wednesday, June 28, 2017
GPU Programming Workshop
Monday, June 26, 2017 to Friday, June 30, 2017
XSEDE Workshop
Monday, June 12, 2017
STRIDE Brown Bag Lunch: From the wetland to the swamp: A journey from environmental scientist to policy advisor
Monday, June 12, 2017 to Friday, August 4, 2017
Data + Computing = Discovery