AMHERST, Mass. – Geoscientist Haiying Gao, a seismologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, recently received a five-year, $525,800 faculty early career development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to model and compare five subduction zones across the globe where large earthquakes have occurred, for the first time characterizing their fundamental differences and similarities. Continue reading UMass Amherst Geoscientist Receives $525,000 Grant to Study Earthquake Zones Around the World
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A team from the University of Maine uses a Northeast Cyberteam Program seed grant to upgrade a public climate data vizualisation tool developed at the U Maine Climate Change Institute. Continue reading Data Visualization using Climate Reanalyzer
Holyoke Codes explores computational molecular biophysics with Northeastern University Professor of Physics Paul Whitford. Continue reading Holyoke Codes: Molecular Biophysics through Computing
Jon Machta, an emeritus professor of physics at UMass Amherst, works in the area of theoretical condensed matter and statistical physics. Statistical physicists use probability theory to study behavior of many-particle systems whose exact microscopic state is uncertain. Current research in his group involves theoretical and computational studies of spin and fluid systems, synchrony in ecology, and the development of algorithms to study these systems. Continue reading Getting to Grips with Glassy Materials
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
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Zlatan Aksamija, an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, uses computers at the MGHPCC to carry out nanomolecular materials modeling experiments exploring the thermoelectric behavior of materials for use in energy applications. Continue reading Exploring Thermoelectric Behavior at the Nanoscale
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Mark Veyette is a PhD student at Boston University studying Astronomy. His research focuses on characterizing low mass stars and the exoplanets that orbit them. In particular, he studies the composition of M dwarf stars and how that relates to the types of planets that form around them. Continue reading Small Stars, Smaller Planets, Big Computing
IOMICS Corporation is an award winning analytics company based in Worcester and Cambridge Massachusetts. In April 2016, IOMICS announced the release of its FUSION Analytics Platform™, a cloud-based software system for prescriptive analytics and rapid prototyping of advanced decision models for use in chemical engineering, medical research, and clinical care. FUSION is hosted at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) under aegis of the Commonwealth Computational Cloud for Data Driven Biology (C3DDB).
Holyoke Codes presented a workshop about secret codes and cryptography to thirty-six high school girls on December 10, 2016, to cap their Computer Science Education Week offerings. Continue reading Hacking and Cybersecurity with Girls Inc. Eureka! at the MGHPCC
In experiments echoing mice behavior, researchers emulate how brains recognize specific smells. The Harvard Gazette spotlights work by professor of molecular and cellular biology Venkatesh Murthy using computer housed at the MGHPCC.
Continue reading Teaching Computers to Identify Odors