IU Pervasive Technology Institute to provide cybersecurity support on major Homeland Security grant

Welch, Von [thumb]Researchers from Indiana University's Pervasive Technology Institute will serve as collaborating partners on a major grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to address vulnerabilities arising during the process of software development. The Department of Homeland Security awarded a $23.6 million grant to the Morgridge Institute for Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to create the Software Assurance Marketplace, which, over the next five years, will work closely with developers of new software analysis technology and the open source community to advance the security of software. Full Story

IU recognized by Internet2 for role in new 100G network

Internet2 awards 2012 [thumb]Indiana University networking experts were recently recognized by Internet2 for their efforts to enhance broadband connectivity and support advanced services and cloud applications across the United States. Their efforts will help provide advanced networking features for more than 200,000 of the country's community anchor institutions, including libraries, hospitals, K-12 schools, community colleges and public safety organizations. Full Story

EBay Inspire, inspired by IU alumnus, awards scholarships to seven female tech students

An eBay-funded scholarship program created by an Indiana University computer science alumnus has awarded $84,000 in scholarships and professional development awards to seven female technology students at IU. The IU/eBay Inspire Scholars program provides scholarship support and a learning community to support student success in computing fields. As a leader in the technology market, eBay is especially focused on the goal of increasing the meaningful participation of women in computing. Full Story

Sloan Foundation grant supports ‘STIM’ teaching innovations at IU Bloomington

Stephens, Sonya [thumb]The Bay View Alliance, a network comprising Indiana University Bloomington and six other leading North American research universities, has earned a four-year, $803,942 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support research on leadership practices that encourage the widespread adoption of effective teaching methods in the sciences. Full Story

Billionaire IU alum Mark Cuban hosts public 'conversation' in support of BEST competition

Cuban, Mark [thumb]Billionaire entrepreneur and 1981 Indiana University Kelley School of Business alumnus Mark Cuban gave remarks and took questions during a public event Nov. 16 sponsored by the IU School of Informatics and Computing and in conjunction with the school's Building Entrepreneurs in Software and Technology competition. In its inaugural competition that ended in April, BEST provided $250,000 in start-up funding to four businesses conceived by IU Bloomington students. Full Story

Previous issue

Data Center [thumb]The Nov. 5, 2012, edition of IT Matters @ IU featured Indiana University's announcement that it would replace its Big Red supercomputer with the fastest university-owned supercomputer in the nation. Also in this edition, IU's Board of Trustees approved the merger of the university's School of Informatics and School of Library and Information Science into a single school to be called the IU School of Informatics and Computing; the National Science Foundation awarded a $4.297 million grant to Indiana University's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, which, along with four other organizations, will improve the practice of cybersecurity for National Science Foundation scientific cyberinfrastructure; and Informatics associate professor Eden Medina received two prestigious awards for her book about an early computer network used in Chile by the Salvador Allende government. Full Story

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