Virginia Tech and Colorado State University researchers have been awarded a $1.52 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop new algorithms and mathematical models with the goal of predicting the effects of novel combinations of gene mutations in living cells.
Large-scale, advanced high-performance computing, often called supercomputing, is essential to solving both complex and large questions. But storage platforms essential for these advanced computer systems have been stuck in a rigid framework that required users to either choose between customization of features or high availability.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1998, Ramakrishnan, who is also director of the Discovery Analytics Center, is one of the top researchers in the theory and practice of data analytics, the science of finding interesting and actionable patterns hidden in massive data sets.
FutureHAUS Dubai, an innovative, interdisciplinary, and ambitious project to design and build a futuristic, modular smart home, is the lone American team competing against 14 other university teams at the Solar Decathlon Middle East in Dubai.
For this research, Tanushree Mitra, assistant professor of computer science and faculty member at the Discovery Analytics Center, and post doc Mattia Samory analyzed more than 200,000 Reddit users and six million comments over a 10-year period, focusing on the key elements of a conspiracy theory.