ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, announced today that Milinda Shayamal Fernando of the University of Utah, and Staci Smith of the University of Arizona are the recipients of the 2019 ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships. Fernando is recognized for his work on high performance algorithms for applications in relativity, geosciences and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
On Aug. 15, 2019 the NIH awarded Cornell $17.4 million for MacCHESS (Macromolecular X-ray science at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source), a subfacility of CHESS that attracts hundreds of biomedical researchers each year.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $27.6 million in funding over the next 3 years for targeted research in data science to accelerate discovery in chemistry and material sciences.
A program designed to introduce women and underrepresented minorities to jobs in the energy industry has been named one of INSIGHT Into Diversity's 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM.
WVU School of Medicine researcher Mariette Barbier is investigating whether adding a specific molecule to the pertussis vaccines' chemical makeup can improve their effectiveness against new strains of the bacteria that arise.
Wills Eye Hospital Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Julia A. Haller, MD Receives Physician of the Year Award by the Philadelphia Inquirer in its 'Influencers of Healthcare Awards.' The award is in celebration of the city's leading healthcare professionals who go above and beyond to improve the collective health of Philadelphia and strive to make a difference in their patients' lives. The honor was determined by a panel of experts.
Krishnan Rajeshwar is the recipient of the Electrochemical Society's 2019 Electrodeposition (ELDP) Research Award for his outstanding research contributions to the field of electrodeposition, including the publication of high-quality papers in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society. The award was established in 1979 to recognize preeminent scientists in the field.
This year's recipient of the Arnold Berliner Award is Martin Nyffeler of the University of Basel in Switzerland, who will be honored for his article published in Springer's multidisciplinary journal, The Science of Nature. In his paper, Nyffeler and his two co-authors, Çağan H. Şekercioğlu and Christopher J. Whelan, used calculations to quantify and highlight the important ecological role of insectivorous birds in consuming herbivorous insects and other arthropods.
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named 54 academic inventors to the Spring 2019 class of NAI Senior Members, including Stanton L. Gerson, M.D., Director of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC).
Carnegie Mellon University's competitive hacking team, the Plaid Parliament of Pwning (PPP), just won its fifth hacking world championship in seven years at this year's DefCon security conference, widely considered the 'World Cup' of hacking. The championship, played in the form of a virtual game of 'capture the flag,' was held Aug. 8-11 in Las Vegas.