Big Data Center of Attention
Interdisciplinary center seeks to leverage power of big data analytics The explosive growth in big data has enabled researchers and scientists in many fields to harness information that has the potential to change the way governments, organizations, and academic institutions conduct business and make discoveries. The massive amounts of data that are being generated, however, require sophisticated algorithms, techniques and software tools to make that information useful. A new interdisciplinary center at Penn State seeks to leverage the talents of researchers across the University as part of a joint effort to maximize the potential of big data. “Data is everywhere,” said Vasant Honavar, professor and Edward Frymoyer Chair at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST). “But having this data is not enough. You have to get some useful, actionable knowledge out of it.” Honavar is the director of the Center for Big Data Analytics and Discovery Informatics, which is co-sponsored by the College of IST, the Institute for CyberScience, the Huck Institute for the Life Sciences, and the Social Science Research Institute. The goal of the center is to pursue interdisciplinary fundamental and applied research, and research-based advanced training in big data analytics and discovery informatics, covering topics in areas such as artificial intelligence, computational discovery, machine learning, and social network analytics. The center will serve as a focal point that links faculty across the campus who have an interest in research and education in the data sciences. The center will engage faculty in multiple colleges including: the College of IST, the Eberly College of Science, the College of Engineering, the College of Medicine, College of Health and Human Development, the College of the Liberal Arts, and the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. View Full Penn State News Article
COMSOL 5.0 & Application Builder Workshop
April 8, 2015 9:30am-4:30pm The Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business Room 206 210 Business Bldg State College, PA 16802 Parking is located in the East deck (very close to Smeal) Join us for this unique opportunity to advance your skills in multiphysics simulation. This workshop begins with a walk-through of the fundamental modeling steps in COMSOL Multiphysics . Attendees will then have the chance to set up and solve a simulation through a hands-on exercise, guided by a COMSOL expert. You will leave with new skills to work on your own applications using your free, two-week COMSOL trial. Click here for registration and agenda details.
ADAPT Grand Opening Ceremony and Reception
The Penn State Center for Advanced Data Assimilation and Predictability Techniques (ADAPT) seeks to integrate and enhance the existing strength and expertise in cutting-edge data assimilation (DA) and predictability research across Penn State which span over several academic colleges (Earth and Mineral Sciences or EMS, Science, Engineering, Agriculture, and Information Science and Technology or IST) and research institutes (ICS, PSIEE and EESI). The primary objectives and activities are: 1) Design and develop advanced and efficient DA and predictability algorithms for automatic and accurate estimation of the state and uncertainty of dynamical systems building on both existing ensemble-based and variational methods. 2) Implement these advanced methods with fast efficient numerical solvers and parallel computing capability that will be suitable for a wide range of applications and in particular for numerical weather, water, air quality, climate and ecosystem prediction. 3) Apply the advanced DA and uncertainty qualification methods to assess the observability and predictability of various dynamical systems of interest, to improve the accuracy and design of various forecast systems, to assess the effectiveness and impact of existing observing networks, to design the most cost-effective future observing systems through observing system simulation experiments and/or pilot real-time real-data predictions of weather, climate and environmental hazards. 4) Serve as a natural home for facilitating interdisciplinary research across the Penn State campus, as a hub for attracting national and international students and scholars, and as a testbed for transferring research to operations. Be uniquely positioned as the first research center hosted by a US university in such a key research area, and be well aligned with the recent NSF initiatives on Cyberinfrastructure, BigData and EarthCube. Serve as a launching pad for applying for a federally sponsored research institute on advanced data assimilation and predictability techniques at Penn State. Please join us: ADAPT Grand Opening Ceremony and Reception 3:30-5:00pm, Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Walker Building, Joel N. Myers Weather Center (6th floor)
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