GlobalNOC partners with GW to support new regional network
IU's Global Research Network Operations Center (GlobalNOC) is partnering with the George Washington University (GW) in Washington, DC, to provide services, support, and tools for their new network -- the Capital Area Advanced Research and Education Network (CAAREN). Serving the DC and Northern Virginia areas, CAAREN will enhance collaboration and facilitate research, education, and knowledge sharing. The new network is part of an initiative to build a high performance research and education infrastructure in the DC area. CAAREN will primarily serve capital-area government, education, and research organizations, but will also offer network services to some private organizations.
Thomas Sterling named first recipient of HPC Vanguard Award
IU computer scientist Thomas Sterling has been named the first recipient of The Exascale Report’s HPC Vanguard Award. Mike Bernhardt, publisher of The Exascale Report and creator of the award, made the announcement yesterday (Nov. 18) at the Supercomputing 2013 conference in Denver. Sterling’s peers in the high performance computing (HPC) and emerging exascale communities selected him for the award.
IUPUI Informatics team awarded grant for clinical effectiveness research
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded a $2 million grant to a research team from the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI to conduct comparative clinical effectiveness research. Headed by Brad Doebbeling, Department of BioHealth Informatics chair and a professor of informatics, medicine and biomedical engineering, the team is the first in Indiana to receive an institute grant designed to include patients in the discussion of how to improve and expedite medical care.
EDUCAUSE podcast: Speeding up on curves
IU VP for IT and CIO Brad Wheeler delivered this session at the EDUCAUSE 2013 Annual Meeting. "What curves will reshape colleges and universities, and how do campus leaders know when to accelerate, brake, or try to bend a curve itself? These increasingly nonlinear times present extraordinary opportunities for campus leaders, and a candid reflection on our successes and "lessons" can provide essential insights as we shape our future."
Bringing disciplines together with "The Living Canvas"
Margaret Dolinsky, an associate professor of digital art and research scientist at IU, collaborates with professor of plant biology Roger Hangarter to create high-resolution, time-lapse movies that reveal the process of chloroplast movments, a project they call "The Living Canvas." The resultant images display how subcellular changes affect the optical properties of leaves, which illustrates how chloroplast positioning maximizes photosynthesis.
IU event will cover critical need for cybersecurity in health care
IU's Center for Law, Ethics and Applied Research in Health Information is inviting attorneys, privacy and security officers, and others whose work meets at the intersection of health data and security to a half-day session in Indianapolis next month. The center, known as CLEAR, will present "Cybersecurity in Healthcare: Addressing Ethical Use and Protection of Sensitive Health Information" on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.
IU digital archaeologist to unveil ancient Roman emperor's villa
IU's first archaeo-informaticist, Bernie Frischer, will bring to life one of the Roman Empire's best-known and best-preserved imperial villas during a public launch of the Digital Hadrian's Villa Project on Nov. 22, in Washington, D.C. Frischer is a digital archaeologist and one of the first academics to use 3-D computer modeling to reconstruct cultural heritage sites. The virtual simulation interprets the entire 250 acres and the more than 30 buildings of the second-century site.
53,000 Box users and counting
In October, Noah Gumz, an Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Human Ecology major, became the 50,000th person at IU to sign up for Box, the online collaboration and storage service provided by the university. Since then, another 3,000 or so IU students, faculty, and staff have registered to use Box. IU's 53,000 users store 36 terabytes of data in 13.6 million files.
Dec. 11: MOODy :) Investigations into Massive Open Online Discovery at IU
Courtney Greene and Julie Hardesty will present "MOODy :) Investigations into Massive Open Online Discovery at IU" as part of the Digital Library Brown Bag Series: Wednesday, Dec. 11, noon-1pm; Herman B Wells Library 043 (IU Bloomington); online via Connect. Greene is head of Discovery and Research Services at IU. Hardesty is a metadata analyst at IU. They will discuss Blacklight, IU's online library interface using Solr indexing, and similar discovery projects.
Dec. 9: Industrial big data: When big data meets big business
Dean Allemang will present "Industrial big data: When big data meets big business" as part of the Network Science Talks: Monday, Dec. 9, 6-7pm; Woodburn Hall 200 (IU Bloomington); online via live streaming. Allemang leads Working Ontologist LLC. He will discuss large amounts of interconnected data, over which one can perform a wide variety of complex queries.
Dec. 4: Indexicality, visual poetics, and the PetrArchive: A scholarly digital edition of Petrarch's songbook
H. Wayne Storey and John Walsh will present "Indexicality, visual poetics, and the PetrArchive: A scholarly digital edition of Petrarch's songbook" as part of the Digital Library Brown Bag Series: Wednesday, Dec. 4, noon-1pm; Herman B Wells Library E174 (IU Bloomington); online via Connect. Storey is a professor of Italian at IU. Walsh is an associate professor of Information and Library Science. They will discuss the issue of indexicality in the context of the digital editing and encoding practices and strategies adopted in the PetrArchive, a digital archive of Petrarch's songbook.
Video: Box an IU success story
Bob Flynn, a special project manager for IU IT Community Partnerships, spoke about IU's success with Box, which provides a simple, secure way to store and share files and folders online. IU has 50,000 active Box accounts, making it one of the most active higher education users of the service. Enterprise Box accounts with 50 GB of storage are available to all current IU students, faculty, and staff.
IU innovations on display at annual supercomputing conference
It has been a productive year for IU IT experts and researchers. Their accomplishments and more will be on display at the Supercomputing 2013 conference (SC13) in Denver from November 17 to 22. IU's Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI) and Global Research Network Operations Center (GlobalNOC) will host the "Moving at the Speed of Innovation" exhibit in booth #1317. IU will highlight emerging and revolutionary projects that advance the national research agenda in big data, exascale computing, networking, cybersecurity, user environments, experimental systems and education and outreach.
IU receives NSF grant to support transoceanic research programs
International Networking at Indiana University has received a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide engineering and application support and service development to be used over a 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps) trans-Atlantic network testbed. This grant is a supplement to IU’s America Connects to Europe (ACE) award, which supports several 10 Gbps links between the two continents. This grant will enable IU’s International Networking team to better support Big Data Science applications that need higher bandwidth connections to ensure more effective collaborations.
Newly licensed semantic link prediction technology promises advance in drug discovery
Data2Discovery Inc., an early-stage technology company co-founded by two faculty members from the IU School of Informatics and Computing as well as the Innovate Indiana Fund, was recently created to commercialize semantic link association prediction, or SLAP. The novel technology licensed by the IU Research and Technology Corp. is designed to find hidden associations between drugs and gene targets based on a statistical analysis of networks and data paths across many data sets.
IU offering online certificate in data science
The IU School of Informatics and Computing has announced a new online program in data science. The program, which will launch in January, is designed to lead to a Certificate in Data Science that is anticipated to be available by spring, pending approvals by the IU Board of Trustees and Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
IU School of Education honors top tech teachers
The IU School of Education has announced its latest class of Jacobs Teacher Educators. The annual Jacobs Teacher Educator Award honors teachers from Indiana and across the country who use technology to support innovative, inquiry-based teaching and learning activities in their classrooms.
IDS: Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center Open House
IU's Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center held an open house to show off its technologies and research. The Indiana Daily Student reports. The open house included talks and hands-on demos. Katy Börner, Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science and director of the center, previewed the next iteration of Places & Spaces: Science Maps Showing Trends and Dynamics.
Civic Leaders Center uses collaborative technology
Selected for their leadership qualities and drive to help others, 66 freshmen moved into the newly remodeled Briscoe Residence Hall this August as part of a living-learning program for the civic minded. The Civic Leaders Center (CLC) hopes to turn these young go-getters into the standout leaders of tomorrow. Technology plays a starring role in the CLC.
EDUCAUSE Review: A study of web conferencing platforms
IUPUI researchers discuss cPLTL, the online extension of Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL). PLTL is a model of teaching that preserves the lecture and replaces recitation with a weekly two-hour session. IUPUI instructors used Adobe Connect for the web conferencing interface, but the cPLTL development team explored alternative platforms. They present their findings.
IU center partners on $4M grant to advance cancer research
The National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS) has received a joint five-year, $4 million resource improvement grant from the National Cancer Institute. The grant is a partnership with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the lead institution, and the Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH) at Technische University in Dresden. The partnership's goal is to advance cancer research.
IU cybersecurity expert calls for splitting the NSA
CACR Director and Distinguished Professor Fred Cate is calling for the National Security Agency to be split into two halves -- one to secure the cyberinfrastructure of the Department of Defense and related agencies, the other to gather foreign intelligence -- in an effort to better protect the nation's security and the privacy of its citizens and begin restoring the NSA's reputation in the wake of several damaging leaks.
IUScholarWorks partnering with CLOCKSS Archive
The CLOCKSS Archive, a joint venture that includes the world's leading academic publishers and research libraries, is partnering with IUScholarWorks to preserve their ejournals in the CLOCKSS network of redundant archive nodes. These nodes are currently located at 12 major research libraries around the world, including IU, and provide secure long-term storage of digital material, ensuring that an author's work will be accessible over time.