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Nov. 20 seminar seeks to expand research software developers' toolkits

Oct 29, 2019

Software is an indispensable tool for researchers using advanced or high-performance computing methods in their work. It enables them to analyze data sets, develop simulations and visualizations, and build sophisticated models. Yet the value of software developed by researchers is sometimes…

AI in action: Seminars to explore artificial intelligence research possibilities

Sep 4, 2019

Artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms are already integrated into most of the electronic devices that we use and are powering the global economy’s transformation. But, analysts also warn that AI may have negative effects. For example, American market research company Forrester…

Despite dire predictions, levels of social support remain steady in the U.S.

Jun 14, 2019

Although Americans have faced waves of social, technological and economic disruption over the last few decades, a new study indicates that their perceptions of available social support have remained steady and, in some cases, may even be strengthening. In a study that examined data that spans…

New website will help researchers navigate cyberinfrastructure resources

Feb 28, 2019

The Office of the Vice President for Research has launched cyberinfrastructure.psu.eduto help faculty and staff find data, cyber, programming and IT resources available to researchers at Penn State. The site covers broad categories that include, but are not limited to, data storage, cloud computing…

Researchers can build supercomputing skills in fall training series

Sep 6, 2018

Penn State researchers looking to build their high-performance computing (HPC) skills can get both basic and intermediate training through a series of workshops hosted by the Institute for CyberScience (ICS) this fall. Each session is free but requires registration as seating is limited. The four-…

Human Health and the Environment seed grant recipients announced

May 21, 2018

Human Health and the Environment seed grants for 2018 have been awarded to eight interdisciplinary teams of Penn State researchers. The seed grants were funded through a collaboration of Penn State Institutes and the College of Medicine, which collectively contributed more than $400,000. The…

Brick to speak on data privacy within scientific research

Feb 20, 2018

Tim Brick, a Penn State professor of human development and family studies and part of SSRI's QuantDev group , will discuss “The MID/DLE Way: Privacy by Design for Science in Real Time” on March 1 from 1:30–3:00 p.m. The event will be held in 233A HUB-Robeson Center. This talk is hosted by the…

ICS Symposium 2018 to explore big data and computational research

Feb 8, 2018

In today’s society, data is being collected everywhere, all the time—from your phone, from your car, in hospitals, in the workplace. Data has the potential to solve major social problems. But to make sense of such massive quantities of data, researchers must find innovative methods to gather and…