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John Savage Receives NSF Collaborative Research Grant to Study Coded Computation and Storage at the Nanoscale

On September 7, John Savage (with Andre' DeHon of UPenn) received a collaborative research grant from the National Science Foundation to study coded computation and storage at the nanoscale.

A key challenge before the semiconductor industry is coping with high error rates resulting from the decreasing size of chip features. Transient faults, along with permanent defects and stochastic assembly, make it difficult to implement traditional architectures. Research has been done on routing around defects and coping with large amounts of device variation. Little is known, however, about how to cope efficiently with high-rates of transient errors during computation. This research ...

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Professor Sorin Istrail Receives NSF Grant to Build Database and Next-Generation Browser for the Regulatory Genome

Sorin Istrail, Julie Nguyen Brown Professor of Computational and Mathematical Sciences and Professor of Computer Science, has just received a NSF grant, “The cisGRN Browser and Database: cis-Regulatory Information Behind the Network.” Funding in the expected amount of $850,000 will be used by Istrail and his students — Ryan Tarpine and a few others to be added to the team — to develop algorithms and software tools for building genomic maps of the regulatory circuitry of cells. The work will focus on solutions to three major problems in the developmental biology community: building genomics libraries of software tools to reveal the ...

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NSF 2007 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge Winners Announced - David J. Willis and Mykhaylo Kostandov of Brown Receive First Place in Informational Graphics

The National Science Foundation (NSF) along with the journal Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), announced the winners of their fifth annual International Science and Technology Visualization Challenge.

Illustrators, photographers, computer programmers, and graphics specialists from around the world were invited to submit visualizations that would intrigue, explain and educate. More than 200 entries were received from 23 countries, representing every continent except the Arctic and Antarctica.

"Breakthroughs in science and engineering are often portrayed in movies and literature as 'ah-ha!' moments. What these artists and communicators have given us are similar experiences ...

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Professor Pascal Van Hentenryck's Book Online Stochastic Combinatorial Optimization ranked highly in Best Sellers in Technology

Professor Pascal Van Hentenryck's Book Online Stochastic Combinatorial Optimization ranked highly in Best Sellers in Technology, October 2006–present, as compiled by YBP Library Services

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