World's leading computing society names IU's Schnabel as 2010 Fellow

Schnabel, Robert [thumb]The world's leading educational and scientific computing society has recognized Indiana University School of Informatics Dean Bobby Schnabel for his achievements in advancing fundamental knowledge of computing. The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) announced that Schnabel was among a group of 41 professionals in computing and computer science being named as 2010 ACM Fellows. The organization specifically cited Schnabel for "leadership of the computing community in education and diversity, and for contributions to numerical optimization." Indiana University President Michael McRobbie called Schnabel's inclusion among an elite list of professionals from industry, commerce, education and entertainment a statement to Schnabel's dynamic leadership and to his positive influence on the lives of people around the world impacted by technology. Full Story

World cloud computing leaders convene at IU-hosted conference

Fox, Geoffrey [thumb]The hot technology buzzword, "cloud," describes Internet-accessible infrastructure -- such as data storage and computing hardware -- that is hidden from users. Top cloud computing researchers and industry leaders from around the globe gathered in Indianapolis recently to discuss the latest research and the future of this powerful emerging discipline. The IEEE 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom 2010) ran from Nov. 30-Dec. 3 at University Place Conference Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). This year's hosts were the Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University and the IU School of Informatics and Computing. Full Story

Attending SC10, the premier supercomputing event, could spell future benefits for IU, Indiana

SC10 students [thumb]When Supercomputing 2010 (SC10) wrapped up in New Orleans on Nov. 19, the contingent from Indiana University's information technology community arrived at a conclusion: The premier international conference for high performance supercomputing is much more than a networking event for networkers -- it's a place from which, they hope, new opportunities for IU and the state of Indiana will come to fruition. The conference featured more than 300 exhibitors from around the world, making the exhibition at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center's 386,000-square-foot hall the largest in SC conference history. Full Story

IU Open Systems Lab researchers receive top honor for paper on system noise

Andrew Lumsdaine [thumb]A paper co-authored by Andrew Lumsdaine, director of the Open Systems Lab (OSL) at the Indiana University Pervasive Technology Institute, and former OSL researchers Torsten Hoefler (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Timo Schneider (University of Technology Chemnitz) has received Supercomputing 2010's Best Paper accolade. As the premier annual international supercomputing conference, Supercomputing 2010 drew thousands of participants from all over the world. The paper, "Characterizing the Influence of System Noise on Large-Scale Applications by Simulation," analyzes the impact of system noise, or communication delays, on the performance of large-scale applications running on multiple computer processors connected over a network. Full Story

IU-led computing coalition, national group recognize 20 young Indiana women for IT interests

NCWIT [thumb]As part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology, the National Center for Women & Information Technology and a consortium of 10 Indiana universities and 15 Indiana corporate sponsors are recognizing 20 high school women from around Indiana for their accomplishments and aspirations in computing and technology. The young women have been named winners of the INDIANA-NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing, which recognizes high school women for their computing-related achievements and interests. The winners were selected by NCWIT and Indiana STARS, a new, multi-purposed computing coalition led by Indiana University and made up of university, industry, K-12 and community partners. Full Story

Previous issue

McRobbie, Michael [thumb]The Dec. 6, 2010, edition of IT Matters @ IU includes a report on a memorandum of understanding signed between IU and the Free University of Berlin designed to strengthen collaborations between the two in areas of the sciences, computer science, instructional technology and more. Also included in this issue is an announcement of the creation of the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning that involves IU's Information Technology Services, news that the new Krane Scholars Award will first go to a School of Informatics and Computing student, and results of a study that shows economic benefits associated with technology transfer agreements between U.S. armed services and the civilian sector. Full Story

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