Category Archives: Computing

Fireflies, Modeling, Programming & More: NIMBioS SRE is Underway!

NIMBioS Summer Research Experiences (SRE) for Undergraduates and Teachers is in full swing with abundant opportunities for learning and play. During the first week participants were oriented to NIMBioS, learned about university library services, math modeling, collaborating, and programming. Students … Continue reading

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Prizes for Young Scientists: Mold Growth and an App Predicting Seizures

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Junior and Senior NIMBioS Prizes for Research at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology, presented annually at the Southern Appalachian Science Engineering Fair, held at the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville. This year’s Junior … Continue reading

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Lend Your Ears to the Sounds of Howls

Attention scientists and citizen scientists! NIMBioS is supporting a new project that aims to source the crowd for help in analyzing thousands of howls from wolves, coyotes, dogs and other canid species. At the new Canid Howl Project website, volunteers … Continue reading

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Aguilar Visits Howard University, Shares Work on Developing Vaccines for Chagas’ Disease

The math colloquium at Howard University in November featured computational biology and vaccine development with a NIMBioS postdoctoral researcher as special speaker. Postdoctoral fellow Clemente Aguilar visited Howard’s mathematics department and spoke on: “Using Computational Tools for Accelerating the Development … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Introduces Students to the Creative Side of Science

Middle school girls experienced the creative side of science this week when they used 3D modeling software to design and print their very own plant cell using NIMBioS’ new 3D printer, as a part of activities in the Adventures in … Continue reading

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Gresham Middle Students Visit NIMBioS

Local middle school students took their learning beyond the bounds of their classroom on a visit to NIMBioS last week. Fifty students from Gresham Middle School‘s Beta Club, along with teachers and parent chaperones, visited the institute and participated in … Continue reading

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New Web Interface for Species Distribution Modeling Unveiled

With the help of NIMBioS, UT’s Remote Data Analysis and Visualization Center (RDAV) has improved the efficiency and usability of the web interface used for species distribution modeling. Using the Nautilus supercomputer managed by the National Institute for Computational Sciences … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Initiates Campus Collaborations on Big Data

UT faculty, postdocs and scientific staff interested in the computational challenges associated with “big data” gathered for pizza lunch at NIMBioS today to brainstorm ideas for new collaborations. Representatives from NIMBioS, the Computational Geography Group, the Innovative Computing Laboratory, and … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Responds to the Googleopoly

While the Google Empire rolls out controversial changes to its privacy rules today that track users across multiple services, NIMBioS also makes some changes of its own with regard to privacy and usage of our web site — changes that … Continue reading

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Forty Attend HPC Phylogenetics Tutorial

Our classroom is packed to capacity this week with 40 participants attending the NIMBioS Tutorial: High Performance Computing for Phylogenetics. This popular tutorial focuses on how to use TeraGrid, the CIPRES Portal, the iPlant Discovery environment, university clusters, and other … Continue reading

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