On December 9, 2017, Holyoke Codes held a Computer Science Education Week Cyber Security workshop for the Girls Inc. Eureka Program. Eureka! Scholars spend time on the UMass Amherst campus and elsewhere, experiencing lab-based activities in science, technology, engineering and math. In this workshop, a group of 22 middle and high school aged girls learned about digital forensics (browser history, image metadata), cryptography and Caesar shift code, steganography, cracking passwords, and recovering information in deleted files to solve a mystery in a Capture the Flag (CTF) contest. Continue reading Holyoke Codes: CS Education Week Cyber Security Workshop
Holyoke Codes, launched in December 2014 as part of Computer Science Education Week, is a collaborative partnership of the MGHPCC; Girls Inc. of Holyoke; Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education; New England Regional Developers; Sweet and Fizzy. Educators, computer science and IT professionals develop and teach our workshops, which provide hands-on experiences for kids and families in coding, robotics, and technology. Continue reading Holyoke Codes: FIRST LEGO League Robotics Competition
Originating in May 2017, the Northeast Cyberteam Initiative is a 3-year NSF-funded effort to build a regional pool of Research Computing Facilitators to support researchers at small and mid-sized institutions in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. In this video, executive director John Goodhue discusses the program.
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Paul Whitford is an assistant professor of physics at Northeastern University. He uses high performance computing to study the dynamics of biological systems to understand the physical principles that govern the dynamics of cells. Continue reading Modeling Molecular Engines
The technical committee of the 2018 IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference (HPEC ’18 to be held in the Greater Boston Area, Massachusetts, USA, 25 – 27 September, 2018) seeks new presentations. Continue reading HPEC ’18 Call For Papers
Two Massachusetts teams, one from Northeastern and one comprising students from UMass Boston and UMass Lowell, participated in this year’s SC17 Student Cluster Competition in Denver in November. Continue reading The Fast and the Furious
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Motivated by an eastern spruce budworm outbreak traveling down from Canada, researchers in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine and colleagues in the U Maine Advanced Computing Group, catalyzed by a seed grant from the Northeast Cyberteam Program, have been applying machine learning techniques to map the evolving state of the forest to provide accurate and up-to-date information on forest as the outbreak develops.