UT’s College of Engineering, the School of Art, JICS and NIMBioS have teamed with the National Park Service on a new app dedicated to mapping species.
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Two UT researchers have developed a method that could help clinicians and scientists better predict which mutations in people’s genes could cause a disease and which would remain dormant.
Answers to some of the most important problems affecting society are nestled in massive mounds of data awaiting analysis. A new initiative that addresses that challenge was announced Monday, with the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences serving as one of the founding organizations and participants.
Tony Mezzacappa, director of the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS), is hosting a series of campus sessions this semester to share how JICS resources and expertise can assist with research in a wide variety of fields.
The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences, a partnership between UT and ORNL, has received $3 million in new funding from the National Science Foundation to continue to provide advanced computing resources through July 2016.
Nine students from the United States and China are on campus this week for Computational Sciences for Undergraduate Research Experiences, a summer internship program focused on developing knowledge and skills to use advanced computing in research.
R. J. Vogt, a Haslam Scholar and senior in the College Scholars program, has won a Princeton in Asia fellowship that will allow him to spend at least a year working at a bilingual newspaper in the country of Myanmar. Vogt, of Nashville will leave in August to work at the Myanmar Times, a weekly newspaper that is transitioning to a daily. He’ll be living in Yangon, the city formerly known as Rangoon.
An international team of researchers used resources at UT’s National Institute for Computational Sciences to develop components that would serve as the basis for “Illustris,” the most ambitious simulation of galaxy formation ever done. Illustris allows one to journey back and see in high detail our universe twelve million years after the Big Bang and then watch the cosmos evolve over a period of 13.8 billion years.
Some very computer-savvy UT and area high school students are training with UT faculty mentors for the Student Cluster Competition, which is part of the SC14 conference, the world’s largest high-performance computing event.
Ten college students from around the U.S. are at UT for the Computational Science for Undergraduate Research Experiences, a summer internship program that provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to begin using high-performance computing.