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4 faculty selected for Blue Waters Professorships

Four newly hired University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been selected as Blue Waters Professors, an honor that comes with substantial computing and data resources on the Blue Waters supercomputer at the university’s National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Blue Waters is one of the world’s most powerful computing systems, capable of performing … Continued

The art of math

At the National Petascale Computing Facility, visitors can see amazing high-tech hardware capable of performing quadrillions of mathematical operations every second and of managing quadrillions of bytes of data. But the science and engineering work that the Blue Waters supercomputer, the iForge cluster, and NCSA’s high-performance networking and data systems make possible is invisible to … Continued

Foundation selects Matt Turk as Moore Investigator in Data-Driven Discovery

By Dave Evensen, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences A $1.5 million grant will help develop a tool to assist scientists in interpreting research data and make discoveries faster, says an astronomy professor and research scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Matthew Turk has been named a recipient of a Moore Investigator … Continued

NSF awards time on Blue Waters to seven new projects

by Nicole Gaynor The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded 14 new allocations on the Blue Waters petascale supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Seven of the awards are for new projects: Rommie Amaro (University of California-San Diego) will use atom-level, whole-virus molecular dynamics simulations … Continued

P&G’s Tom Lange to kick off Career Pathways Lecture Series

Illinois undergraduate and graduate students considering careers in computational science and engineering can learn more about opportunities with companies like Procter & Gamble, Alcatel, and ADM when top executives visit campus for a series of lectures this fall. The Computational Science and Engineering Career Pathways Lecture Series will kick off in the auditorium of the … Continued

Illinois alumni to speak on entrepreneurship

What makes some people take the leap into entrepreneurship? What skills help these risk-takers launch successful ventures? A distinguished panel of Illinois alumni will discuss these and other questions about Entrepreneurship and Transformative Thinking at 2 pm Sept. 19 in the auditorium of the NCSA Building (1205 W. Clark St., Urbana). All are invited. A … Continued

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