Science Highlights

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MCS division researchers help develop new sequencing analysis service

The Argonne/University of Chicago Computation Institute has announced a new sequencing analysis service called Globus Genomics.

July 16, 2013
New proceedings coedited by MCS researchers
MCS researchers coedit proceedings on automatic differentiation

Paul Hovland and Jean Utke are among the coeditors of Recent Advances in Algorithmic Differentiation.

July 22, 2013
Mihai Antescu
MCS researchers co-chair clusters at major optimization conference

Mihai Anitescu and Todd Munson co-chaired two clusters at major optimization conference

August 6, 2013
Using dual decomposition for solving problems involving data uncertainty

Researchers develop a new parallel formulation using dual decomposition to solve problems requiring decisions under uncertainty.

August 14, 2013
Folker Meyer gives KBase tutorial

Meyer gives Kbase tutorial

August 27, 2013
OOI combines data from multiple sensing devices to understand and reason about the ocean. Courtesy of OOI Regional Scale Nodes program and the Center for Environmental Visualization, University of Washington
Toward Observatory Cloud Computing

New inexpensive and reliable sensing devices, such as weather cameras and floats, are allowing us to monitor in real-time a variety of phenomena on an unprecedented scale.

August 27, 2013
Transferring data rapidly with Mercury

Mercury is a remote procedure call interface for high-performance computing.

August 28, 2013
Catlett delivers keynote address on urban computing

Charlie Catlett gives keynote address at UrbComp workshop.

September 4, 2013
Fig. 1. Binary representation of the 64-bit floating-point data of a numerical simulation of the brain. Each value is expressed in a column of 64 small squares: white for a 1 and black for a 0. The first bits present high regularity (upper part of figure) while the less significant bits show high irregularity (lower part of figure).
Using Masks to Improve Compression of Big Data in Scientific Applications

Masks can be used to achieve high compression ratios of big data.

September 23, 2013
Simulation of the granular bed with rolling friction. Contact forces are displayed in direction and size as those cylinders.
Modeling rolling friction – a real drag on a rolling body

Rolling friction at the interface between moving parts has long attracted the interest of researchers in applied mechanics.  Among the challenges facing model developers, however, has been the larg

September 23, 2013