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Foster coedits new book on “Big Data and Social Science”

A new book titled Big Data and Social Science: A Practical Guide to Methods and Tools, edited by Ian Foster, Rayid Ghani, Ron S. Jarmin, Frauke Kreuter and Julia Lane, has been published by CRC Press.

October 27, 2016
Ferrier gives presentation at Argonne’s LDRD Day

Nicola Ferrier, a computer scientist in Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division, gave a presentation at Argonne’s LDRD Day celebration on Oct. 24.

October 25, 2016
Austin awarded Wilkinson Fellowship

Anthony Austin has been awarded the 2016 J.H. Wilkinson Fellowship in Scientific Computing at Argonne National Laboratory.

October 19, 2016
Catlett named one of Government Technology’s 25 top innovators in the public sector

Charlie Catlett was named one of 25 “Doers, Dreamers & Drivers” by Government Technology magazine.

October 14, 2016
Sven Leyffer awarded the 2016 Farkas Prize

Sven Leyffer has received the 2016 Farkas Prize, which is awarded annually by the INFORMS Optimization Society to a mid-career researcher for outstanding contributions to the field of optimization.

October 14, 2016
Photo courtesy of David Gleich (Purdue)
Grey is better than black

Stefan Wild argues that a black-box approach to optimization can be replaced by using families of local surrogates to infer information.

October 13, 2016
Workshop to be held on FPGAs

A workshop on FPGAS for scientific simulation and data analytics will take place October 12—13, 2016, at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications in Urbana, Illinois.

October 5, 2016
Danger Ahead: Silent Data Corruption

Two MCS Division researchers have teamed up to create a novel adaptive impact-driven detector designed to protect a large set of high-performance computing applications from influential SDCs.

October 3, 2016
Elia Merzari, a nuclear engineer at Argonne, received the George Westinghouse silver medal for his leadership and contributions to the power field.
Argonne engineer receives prestigious medal

Argonne nuclear engineer Elia Merzari has been awarded the George Westinghouse Silver Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

August 18, 2016
Locking and arbitration in multithreaded MPI implementations

A team of researchers at Argonne National Laboratory, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Intel, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology now have devised an approach that uses arbitration to favor execution paths that contribute better to the overall progress.

August 18, 2016