IU informatics dean receives top honor for promoting diversity within computing community

Schnabel, Robert B. [thumb]Indiana University School of Informatics Dean Bobby Schnabel has been awarded the A. Nico Habermann Award by the Computing Research Association for his outstanding work increasing the presence of underrepresented groups in the computing research community. The award is considered the premiere recognition for promoting diversity in the U.S. computing research community. Full Story

Indiana University receives Campus Technology Innovators Award for IUanyWARE

Wheeler, Brad [thumb]Indiana University has received a Campus Technology 2012 Innovators Award for the development of IUanyWARE, a cloud-based service that provides students, faculty and staff with on-demand access to hundreds of software applications. The Innovators Award recognizes universities that deploy extraordinary technology solutions to meet campus challenges. Full Story

IU physicists, IT personnel contribute to success of Higgs boson search

ATLAS experiment [thumb]The announcement July 4 that scientists have observed a new particle that may be the elusive Higgs boson spelled success for Indiana University researchers who worked for years on a massive experiment that detected the particle. Full Story

IU partnership results in faster Trinity RNA sequencing software

Craig Stewart [thumb]Key software used to study gene expression now runs four times faster, thanks to performance improvements put in place by a team from the Indiana University Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI), the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Technische Universitšt Dresden. Full Story

Indiana translational sciences institute pioneers national collaboration capability

Barnett, William [thumb]Indiana University is again leading the way to better health care by enabling scientists to share research more rapidly and securely over the Internet. The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), of which IU is a founding member, recently became the first health care research institute to be named to the InCommon Federation's Research & Scholarship category. Full Story

Previous issue

Energy [thumb]In the July 2012 edition of IT Matters @ IU, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy announced renewal of funding for the Open Science Grid project, providing $27 million from 2012 to 2016, including $3.82 million for IU. Also in the issue, IU entered into a collaborative research and development agreement with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, that will allow IU campuses to work more closely with Crane and with private-sector partners; and a research group at IU Bloomington's School of Informatics and Computing received more than $1.85 million to create the Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computing. Full Story

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