More than $250,000 awarded to four IU student-led startups as part of inaugural BEST competition

BEST [thumb]Four technology-based businesses led by Indiana University students will receive funding from the inaugural Building Entrepreneurship in Software and Technology, or BEST, competition. Full Story

Whether tweets live or die depends more on network, competition for attention than message or user influence

GOP [thumb]On the global social media stage, it's not so much the message but rather network structure and competition for attention that determine whether a meme becomes popular and shows staying power or whether it falls by the wayside, research led by Indiana University has determined. Full Story

IU informatics dean named to NSF's lead advisory panel on technology, engineering policy

Schnabel, Robert B. [thumb]Indiana University School of Informatics Dean Bobby Schnabel has been appointed to the National Science Foundation advisory committee responsible for providing strategic planning and policy formulation recommendations in the area of computer and information science and engineering. Full Story

Mellon award funds year of law school for IU Bloomington School of Informatics professor

Medina, Eden [thumb]Eden Medina, an assistant professor in the Indiana University Bloomington School of Informatics and Computing, has received a New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Full Story

IU selected as partner in new data curation fellowship program

Plale, Beth [thumb]Through a joint effort between its Data to Insight Center and IU Libraries, Indiana University has been selected as a partner institution in the Council on Library and Information Resources/Digital Library Federation Data Curation Fellowship Program. The program is made possible by a $679,827 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Full Story

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Wheeler, Brad [thumb]In the April 1, 2012, issue of IT Matters @ IU, Indiana University announced that Brad Wheeler, IU vice president for information technology and chief information officer, had received a pair of honors for his leadership in higher education from two notable publications. In other news, a new report distilled the discussion from the Workshop on Experimental Support for Computer Science at SC11 into a consensus on the state of the field and directions for moving forward; and it was announced that Mary L. Gray, a scholar who studies how people use digital and social media and an associate professor of communication and culture in Indiana University's College of Arts and Sciences, had been invited to join Microsoft Research's laboratories in Cambridge, Mass., as a senior researcher. Full Story

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Researchers at Indiana University's Biocomplexity Institute recently generated this visualization of a 365-day advancement of choroidal neovascularization -- a type of blindness-causing age-related macular degeneration -- after conducting about 32,000 hours of calculations using IU's Quarry computer cluster and then modeling the disease using the IU-developed CompuCell3D open-source modeling software.

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