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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of November 9, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

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SDSC Names Ilkay Altintas Chief Data Science Officer

Altintas to Lead Cyberinfrastructure Research, Education, and Development

Ilkay Altintas has been appointed Chief Data Science Officer of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, effective immediately. Altintas, who joined SDSC in 2001, will lead the strategic coordination of all computational data science activities at SDSC while overseeing application-based solutions and their related technologies. Altintas was also named head of SDSC’s Cyberinfrastructure Research, Education, and Development divisio...

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IBM Research, Carnegie Mellon Create Open Platform to Help the Blind Navigate Surroundings

Scientists from IBM Research and Carnegie Mellon University today announced the first open platform designed to support the creation of smartphone apps that can enable the blind to better navigate their surroundings. The IBM and CMU researchers used the platform to create a pilot app, called NavCog, that draws on existing sensors and cognitive technologies to inform blind people on the CMU campus about their surroundings by “whispering” into their ears through earbuds or by creating vibrations on smartphones. The app analyzes signals from Bluetooth beacons located along walkways and f...

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Call for Papers - Flairs 2016: Special Track on Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security

May 16-18, 2016 – KeyLargo, Florida
Submission Deadline – November 16, 2015
Notification – January 18, 2016

Cyber Security is an interdisciplinary area that focuses on maintaining and reducing risks to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and resources in computer and network systems. The exchange and storage of electronic information must be protected to ensure business continuity within an institution. The challenges are high because of the number of people that can be affected wh...

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Study Asks: Can Math Teachers Teach Coding?

NSF Study will examine how Computer Science Shortages Can Best be Addressed

How do students and teachers learn math and computer science, and how can we ease the coming shortage of computer science teachers? Worcester Polytechnic Institute will partner with Brown University and Bootstrap to examine those questions. A team of computing education experts will study how students—and teachers—learn mathematics and computer science, and how those ways of learning can influence each other. The study, funded by a National Science Foundation grant of nearly $1.5 million, is of ...

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MSU Scholars Challenge Colleges to Reform STEM Learning

America’s colleges and universities need to transform not only how but what they teach in introductory science courses, a group of scholars from Michigan State University argues in Science magazine. Melanie M. Cooper and colleagues say college students are expected to learn too many facts that do not connect across their coursework or prepare them to apply scientific knowledge in their lives. They believe a different set of strategies taking hold in K-12 schools can be used to improve learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, during the first two years of co...

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November 2, 2015

You challenge is to write a version of a popular cellular automaton using C and X11.

Langton's Ant is a popular cellular automaton. The Wikipedia page for it provides a decent introduction: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langton's_ant

Your challenge is to write a version that uses C and X11 to model the ant through 200 iterations, assuming the ant starts in a white cell in the center of the grid, facing left (immediately turning right and changing the cell beneath it to black...

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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of November 2, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

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Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing Breaks Ground on New Building, Announces $8 Million Gift

Indiana University Bloomington celebrated a groundbreaking and announced the lead donor on a new building for the IU School of Informatics and Computing today. The $39.8 million, 124,000-square-foot building to accommodate the rapid growth of students, faculty and programs at the school is expected to complete construction in December 2017. Private donations will fund at least $10 million of the building’s construction, including $8 million from former IU student Fred Luddy, a member of the dean’s advisory council at the School of Informatics and Computing and founder of ServiceNow, a...

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Comet: A Supercomputer for the 'Long Tail' of Science

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego this week formally launched "Comet," a new petascale supercomputer designed to transform scientific research by expanding computational access among a larger number of researchers and across a wider range of domains. The result of an NSF award valued at roughly $24 million, including hardware and operating funds, Comet is designed to meet the emerging requirements often referred to as the "long tail" of science--the idea that the large number of modest-sized computationally based research projects represe...

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