IU earns cybersecurity designations from NSA and Homeland Security
The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security have renewed IU's designations as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education and Center for Academic Excellence Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research through academic year 2021. The NSA's Lynn Hathaway said the university's "ability to meet the increasing demands of the program criteria will serve the nation well in contributing to the protection of the national information infrastructure." The IU Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, a research center affiliated with the Pervasive Technology Institute, and the School of Informatics and Computing distinguish IU as a leader in cybersecurity.
Research teams representing 21 departments from eight schools on three IU campuses will share $1M in grants through the IU Collaborative Research Grants program. IU Vice President for Research Jorge José says the program "continues to increase the capacity for our investigators to do meaningful and innovative work through new partnerships."
Research flights are underway in Thule, Greenland, for the Spring 2015 campaign of NASA's Operation IceBridge mission. IceBridge is the largest airborne survey of Earth's polar ice ever flown. IU created the Forward Observer to support data capture and processing while NASA's radar plane is in flight. Recent research shows that seabed topology underneath the Totten Glacier of East Antarctica is contributing to the Glacier's melting at higher-than-before-thought rates.
IU Cyberinfrastructure: Unlocking the secrets of vertebrate evolution
Using Quarry, a supercomputer at Indiana University, two professors arrived at a compelling new explanation for why snake skeletons are so different: Vertebrates like mammals, birds, and crocodiles evolved additional skeletal regions independently from ancestors like snakes and lizards.
IU's popular summer camp for teens begins June 5. Kids in grades 7-12 learn about IT and have lots of fun as they work alongside IU's technology professionals. Sign up for one of three camps. The 1st and 2nd camp require no experience; the 3rd camp requires experience in computer programming or LEGO® Mindstorms®.
First camp: June 4–5 (for grades 7-12; no experience needed)
Second camp: June 25−26
Advanced camp: July 16−17
2709 E. 10th Street, Bloomington.
Town Hall Meeting: Grand Challenges at IU Bloomington
When: May 11, 2015, 2:30-4pm
Where: Whittenberger Auditorium, Indiana Memorial Union, Indiana University Bloomington
Provost Lauren Robel and Interim Vice Provost for Research Rick Van Kooten invite you to a Town Hall Meeting about Grand Challenges at IU Bloomington. Grand Challenges are research initiatives that attack big questions whose answers lie beyond current bounds of knowledge and often require cross-disciplinary collaboration.
Call for Papers: Campus Bridging: Reducing Obstacles on the Path to Big Answers IEEE Cluster 2015
Workshop: Campus Bridging: Reducing Obstacles on the Path to Big Answers at IEEE Cluster 2015
September 8, 2015, Chicago, IL
Submissions Deadline: May 25, 2015
Participants will situate campus bridging in the context of cluster computing. We will discuss issues that campus bridging attempts to resolve and some projects the XSEDE Campus Bridging team have completed in aiming to mitigate those challenges.
When: Wednesday, May 20 Location: IUPUI Campus Center 420 University Blvd Indianapolis, IN 46202
Faculty, researchers, IT decision-makers and practitioners who support the R&E community: Learn how faculty and researchers use Microsoft Azure for analytics, business intelligence, machine learning, teaching and learning, research and more. This session is presented by Microsoft and Internet2.
Retirement of PFTP/Kerberized FTP for Scholarly Data Archive
Research Technologies is announcing the retirement of the PFTP/Kerberized FTP service to access the Scholarly Data Archive. There are just four users that have used this client in the last 18 months, and therefore, due to low usage, we are retiring it on August 2, 2015.