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Graduate students encouraged to apply to new fellowship program to advance research and communication skills

Graduate students encouraged to apply to new fellowship program to advance research and communication skills

Author: Brandi Wampler

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) and the Graduate School have launched a year-long fellowship program that aims to help students accelerate their dissertations, develop their research communication skills, and cultivate professional and scholarly networks, all within the context of a vibrant and supportive intellectual community.

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Notre Dame announces the Center for Network and Data Science

Notre Dame announces the Center for Network and Data Science

Author: Brandi Wampler

At the University of Notre Dame, the Center for Network and Data Science (CNDS) – formerly known as the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications (iCeNSA) – brings together faculty and other researchers to generate fundamental transformative advances in artificial intelligence (AI), data science, and network science with interdisciplinary applications in biological sciences, neuroscience, molecular synthesis, health and wellbeing, network science, foundations of computing, physical and transportation systems, and social systems. 

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Ptasinska appointed Editor-in-Chief of European Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics (EPJD)

Author: Shelly Goethals

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The European Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics (EPJD) has announced that Prof Sylwia Ptasinska of the University of Notre Dame has been appointed as an Editor-in-Chief for EPJ

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Stack paper featured in special journal issue on cancer research

Stack paper featured in special journal issue on cancer research

A paper published in 2017 from M. Sharon Stack, the Anne F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Director of the Harper Cancer Research Institute at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected as a featured article in the special virtual issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry that highlights cancer research. 

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Notre Dame's infrastructure for machine learning to be expanded

Notre Dame's infrastructure for machine learning to be expanded

Author: Cheryl Schairer

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Biophysics faculty members, Jun Li, associate professor in the department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics and Olaf Wiest, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, are two of four College of Science faculty members awarded a two-year grant through the National Science Foundation (NSF), that will establish the creation of a pool of new computer nodes dedicated to providing researchers with new high performance technology for quicker speeds.

The University of Notre Dame is bolstering cyberinfrastructure that will support greater access to machine learning.

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Super Resolution Ghosts: ND Engineer discovers new imaging methods for cell research

Super Resolution Ghosts: ND Engineer discovers new imaging methods for cell research

During his postdoctoral research, Notre Dame electrical engineer Scott Howard wanted to produce more precise images of the activity within a cell by increasing the power of the microscope’s laser.

When he experimented with different power levels, he discovered that his computer was receiving an extra copy of image data.

“When you push the lasers up too high, it would scramble the data because the different parts inside the cell get saturated and can’t absorb any more light,” Howard said. “But I was getting this extra copy that I called a ‘ghost image.’”

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Three Indiana research universities to collaborate with industry to solve critical measurement science challenges in new NSF-funded center

Three Indiana research universities to collaborate with industry to solve critical measurement science challenges in new NSF-funded center

Author: Brandi Wampler

Powering everything from the development of new drugs and medical devices to the detection of dangerous chemicals, measurement science is a multi-billion-dollar industry that is key to both U.S. and international economies. With a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), researchers from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana University, and Purdue University have formed a new center that will work to solve ongoing and emerging industry-relevant challenges in measurement science. 

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New collaboration led by Notre Dame leverages Data Revolution to solve current challenges in chemistry

New collaboration led by Notre Dame leverages Data Revolution to solve current challenges in chemistry

Author: Tammi Freehling

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Olaf Wiest, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will direct The Center for Computer-Assisted Synthesis (C-CAS). “This will significantly accelerate progress in drug discovery and materials science where such molecules are critical to fundamental research,” Wiest said.

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