Researchers awarded NSF grant to build computational framework to test gene mutations in living cells
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.
Nov 12, 2018
Arianna Krinos wins Astronaut Scholarship Foundation award for second consecutive year
Krinos, a senior with triple majors, will be presented with the scholarship on Thursday by former NASA astronaut Michael J. McCully, who will then give a guest lecture that is open to the public.
Nov 12, 2018
Researchers create first-of-its-kind composable storage platform for high-performance computing
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.
Nov 09, 2018
House of the future and team that built it head to international competition
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.
Nov 06, 2018
Water experts to study emerging threat of antibiotic resistance
Through the awarding of two contracts, the Centers for Disease Control is tapping the expertise of Amy Pruden and Marc Edwards in a wider effort to address emerging public health priorities.
Nov 05, 2018
On Veterans Day, volunteers to transcribe the candid views of World War II soldiers
The three-day transcribe-a-thon will help capture 65,000 pages of handwritten reflections on everything from the quality of rations to the conduct of commanding officers.
Nov 05, 2018
Virginia Tech study identifies recurring elements in conspiracy theories to learn what people who propagate them are thinking
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.
Nov 01, 2018
Biocomplexity Institute Interim Executive Director plans to nurture, focus on team science
Biocomplexity Institute's interim executive director's vision includes transdisciplinary team science and experiential learning.
Oct 31, 2018
Department of Computer Science welcomes Bimal Viswanath as assistant professor
Viswanath’s research interests broadly cover security and privacy aspects of data-driven systems. He currently works on topics at the intersection of security and machine learning.
Oct 30, 2018
Immersive theatrical installation brings the works of Edgar Allan Poe to life
A theatrical installation in the Cube of the Moss Arts Center titled "Poe's Shadows," opens on Oct. 31 and includes a series of short expert talks on related and complementary topics.
Oct 26, 2018
Sang Won Lee appointed assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science
Lee's research exists at the intersection of human computer interaction and media arts and seeks to facilitate empathy through communication and collaboration.
Oct 18, 2018
Computer science alumna problem-solves policy for children’s mental health
In 1999 it became clear that Chris Bryan's son was struggling with issues related to mental health, and that set Bryan’s career on a different trajectory. She quit her job to take care of her son full-time. Eventually she found out about Clarity Child Guidance Center and began to volunteer with the organization.
Oct 03, 2018
Undergrad students named outstanding winners at international MathFest
Two College of Science students recently were honored as Outstanding Winners in the 2018 Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications Mathematical Contest in Modeling.
Oct 03, 2018
Women in STEM panel discussions to tackle lack of women in sciences, engineering
The Virginia Tech College of Science in partnership with Virginia Tech Alumni Association will host two public panel discussions in September focusing on the lack of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Sep 14, 2018
Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research hosting symposium in Northern Virginia
The Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research will host its fourth annual Northern Virginia Autism Research Symposium Sept. 21 in Falls Church, Virginia, bringing experts in autism together with individuals with autism and/or their family members for a day of presentations and discussion.
Sep 04, 2018
Lockheed Martin on campus Sept. 4 and 5, job offers and virtual reality demos
Lockheed Martin, developing critical technologies to solve global security issues, will be at the Inn at Virginia Tech, to recruit a variety of engineering disciplines, including computer science, aerospace engineering, computer programming, software development, finance, and accounting.
Aug 28, 2018
Cal Ribbens named interim executive director of the Biocomplexity Institute at Virginia Tech
Ribbens has been the head of the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering since 2015.
Aug 17, 2018
Virginia Tech is leading a grant-funded project to make web archives more valuable to researchers
Zhiwu Xie, director of digital library development for the University Libraries at Virginia Tech, is leading the team of library and archive experts to create a curriculum surrounding the technology of web archiving and challenges related to how archivists and librarians can gather the most useful information from archived internet sites and social media.
Jul 09, 2018
Director recognized for contributions to engineering and mathematics
Madhav Marathe, director of the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory of the Biocomplexity Institute at Virginia Tech, has been named a Fellow of SIAM and received the College of Engineering Dean's Award in Research Excellence.
Jul 03, 2018
Changhee Jung receives CAREER Award to make high-performance computing more efficient and error-resilient
Jung's research award will focus on reducing the ever-increasing error rate in high-performance computers without sacrificing energy efficiency or increasing the complexity of hardware.
Jun 26, 2018