Tag: Arun Somani

So many people, so little food: Helping feed the world through genomics

According to the United Nations, the world’s population will be over 9 billion by 2050 and over 11 billion by the next century. That’s a lot of souls for which the world’s farmers — both agriculturists and aquaculturists — must produce nutrient-rich foods. In 2009, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) held a High Level Experts Forum in Rome to discuss food needs around the planet.

When it rains, it pours: HPC@ISU powers advanced agronomy research

The American Midwest has recently seen significant precipitation and two major floods — in 1998 and 2008 — from extraordinary rain falls across the Great Plains. What is causing this dramatic change in weather patterns? Is it the warming planet? Are the crops themselves influencing dramatic weather changes taking place over the last couple decades?

Arun Somani

College of Engineering to recruit new faculty for second year under president’s hiring initiative

New faculty positions are approved for funding The Presidential High-Impact Hires Initiative is focused on hiring new tenured or tenure-track faculty in areas of strategic importance to the university and state of Iowa. The positions span many departments, from agronomy to statistics. Under the same initiative last year, Iowa State hired 20 new faculty. As … Continue reading College of Engineering to recruit new faculty for second year under president’s hiring initiative

Fall 2014 named faculty positions continue tradition of excellence in engineering

With the 2014-2015 academic year well under way, several newly and reappointed named faculty appointments within Iowa State’s College of Engineering are able to bring creativity and insight to students and research activity thanks to many generous donors. The college believes named positions help retain and recruit great faculty while also inspiring leadership, innovative research and … Continue reading Fall 2014 named faculty positions continue tradition of excellence in engineering

College expands research initiative program

Two years ago, the College of Engineering announced the Dean’s Research Initiative program and has seen great success in pursuing large research programs in three key areas. The program is now being expanded into the Accelerating Collaboration in Research (ACR) Initiative, and will provide support for cross-disciplinary research teams to establish programs in new research … Continue reading College expands research initiative program

Cyence Feature

Iowa State turns on ‘Cyence,’ the most powerful computer ever on campus

AMES, Iowa – The most powerful computer ever on the Iowa State University campus – a machine dubbed “Cyence” that’s capable of 183.043 trillion calculations per second with total memory of 38.4 trillion bytes – is just beginning to produce data for 17 research projects. The thinking and infrastructure behind the new machine will have … Continue reading Iowa State turns on ‘Cyence,’ the most powerful computer ever on campus

Somani receives IBM Faculty Award

Arun K. Somani, associate dean for research at Iowa State University’s College of Engineering, was awarded the 2013 IBM Faculty Award. This year’s $20,000 award represents the third-straight IBM Faculty Award for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Vikram Dalal, Thomas M. Whitney Professor, won in 2011 and 2012. “This award will be used … Continue reading Somani receives IBM Faculty Award

Somani named associate dean for research

Arun Somani named associate dean for research at Iowa State University’s College of Engineering

Arun Somani has been named associate dean for research at Iowa State University’s College of Engineering. His appointment will begin July 1. Somani is currently an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in the college’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he also previously served as department chair. Somani joined the Iowa State faculty in 1997 … Continue reading Arun Somani named associate dean for research at Iowa State University’s College of Engineering

Jiles returns to Iowa State to lead electrical and computer engineering

The College of Engineering at Iowa State University has announced that David Jiles will serve as the Palmer Department Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE). Jiles, director of the Wolfson Centre for Magnetics and professor of magnetics at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom, is making his return to Iowa State. He was named … Continue reading Jiles returns to Iowa State to lead electrical and computer engineering