IU Bloomington's School of Informatics and Computing announces record year of research funding

Indiana University Bloomington's School of Informatics and Computing received a school record $18.5 million in grants and awards for research and other sponsored programs during fiscal year 2012. The amount represents a nearly 40 percent jump over the school's previous high and a 70 percent increase over fiscal year 2011. The school also recorded the second-highest total ever for research expenditures at $13.4 million, falling short of last year's record $14.8 million and surpassing the $12 million spent on research during fiscal year 2010. Full Story

Indiana University and Ivy Tech partner to increase technology support

Workman, Sue [thumb]Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College have announced a technology support partnership to help college students use technology for increased success. Beginning in mid-October, IU's award-winning client services and support division will provide 24/7 IT help desk and support services via telephone and email for faculty, staff and students on all Ivy Tech campuses. IU currently provides evening and weekend support for Ivy Tech, making this a natural progression for the two institutions. Full Story

IU launches pilot to explore next-generation learning technologies

Anastasia S. Morrone [thumb]Indiana University has signed agreements with technology providers CourseNetworking LLC and Instructure Inc. as part of a trial assessment of new technologies to support learning. The university will carry out the pilot trials during a two-year evaluation period to assess the technologies that can best support the changing needs of students and faculty. CourseNetworking beta, or the CN, is an academic social networking site that connects teachers and students from IU with others around the world based on shared interests and class subjects. The CN complements learning management systems such as Oncourse by providing new learning outcomes outside the classroom. Full Story

IU cybersecurity fellow named one of world’s top young innovators by MIT publication

Soghoian, Chris [thumb]Indiana University's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research has announced that Christopher Soghoian, a fellow at the center, has been recognized by MIT's Technology Review as a 2012 TR35 Honoree. The designation recognizes the world's top young innovators under the age of 35, spanning biotechnology, computer and electronics hardware and software, energy, the Internet and nanotechnology, among other fields. The designation recognizes the world's top young innovators under the age of 35, spanning biotechnology, computer and electronics hardware and software, energy, the Internet and nanotechnology, among other fields. Full Story

Cash awards offered for innovators at IU's School of Informatics and Computing

Indiana University will collaborate with Schurz Communications, an Indiana-based multimedia company, on an innovation challenge beginning this semester. Hoosier undergraduates, graduate students and faculty will be asked to consider real-world digital solutions and opportunities for 21st-century media companies. There will be sizable cash prizes for winning prototypes that meet agreed guidelines. Full Story

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Schnabel, Robert B. [thumb]In the August 2012 edition of IT Matters @ IU, IU School of Informatics Dean Bobby Schnabel was recognized for receipt of 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. Also in the edition, IU 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; IU physicists and IT personnel were recognized for their contributions toward the success of the Higgs boson search; and it was announced that key software used to study gene expression was now running four times faster thanks to performance improvements put in place by a team from the IU's Pervasive Technology Institute, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Technische Universität Dresden. Full Story

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