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Dean’s Research Initiatives see successes in second year

Two years into their work, leaders of the Dean’s Research Initiatives (DRIs) presented their progress in an open forum held April 22. In 2011, the College of Engineering established the initiative and awarded $500,000 to three interdisciplinary teams to help the groups pursue larger funding opportunities in important research areas. Initiative for a Carbon Negative … Continue reading Dean’s Research Initiatives see successes in second year

Aluru selected for Biotechnology Council

Srinivas Aluru, professor of electrical and computer engineering; Byron Brehm-Stecher, associate professor of food science and human nutrition; Michael Cho, associate professor of biomedical sciences; and Erik Vollbrecht, associate professor of genetics, development and cell biology, have been selected to serve three-year terms on Iowa State University’s Biotechnology Council. The council makes recommendations to the … Continue reading Aluru selected for Biotechnology Council

Engineering forms interdisciplinary research teams aiming for major grants

Three new interdisciplinary research initiatives have been announced by the Iowa State University College of Engineering as part of an innovative program designed to compete for and win multi-million dollar grants, spur economic development, and drive technologies that benefit Iowa and the nation. The Dean’s Research Initiatives build public-private teams in the areas of the … Continue reading Engineering forms interdisciplinary research teams aiming for major grants

ECpE researcher part of team providing technical expertise and some biological overlay to maize genome sequence

Srinivas Aluru, Ross Martin Mehl and Marylyne Munas Mehl Professor of Computer Engineering, is on the team of researchers who have developed methods for the assembly of sequence data and conducted much of the ongoing functional analysis work on the completion of the maize genome sequence as part of a multi-institutional effort led by the … Continue reading ECpE researcher part of team providing technical expertise and some biological overlay to maize genome sequence

Cystorm supercomputer unleashes 28.16 trillion calculations per second

AMES, Iowa – Srinivas Aluru recently stepped between the two rows of six tall metal racks, opened up the silver doors and showed off the 3,200 computer processor cores that power Cystorm, Iowa State University’s second supercomputer. And there’s a lot of raw power in those racks. Cystorm, a Sun Microsystems machine, boasts a peak performance … Continue reading Cystorm supercomputer unleashes 28.16 trillion calculations per second