Browsing: College of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Alexis Kaushansky, an assistant professor at the Center for Infectious Disease Research, will present “New Approaches to Studying the Molecular Battle Between Parasite and Host” on Wednesday, May 3, at 4 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater. Her talk is part of the Engineering-driven Medicine Lecture Series jointly organized by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Global Health Institute. Kaushansky is a research biologist, but her experience in engineering and social justice issues has made her a scientist who looks at social and economic constraints as a path to creativity. She received her BS in Chemistry from Harvey Mudd College in 2004 and…

Humans are visual creatures: our brain processes images 60,000 times faster than text, and 90 percent of information sent to the brain is visual. Visualization is becoming increasingly useful in the era of big data, in which we are generating so much data at such high rates that we cannot keep up with making sense of it all. In particular, visual analytics—a research discipline that combines automated data analysis with interactive visualizations—has emerged as a promising approach to dealing with this information overload. “Visual analytics provides a bridge between advanced computational capabilities and human knowledge and judgment,” said Wei Xu,…

Researchers from the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University developed a digital assistant app that does not compromise privacy and answers the question, how can we provide personalized news recommendations without sharing sensitive data with the provider? Digital personal assistants have the ability to gear the content of an app or service to your specific likes and dislikes, such as Google News. However, they need a lot of sensitive data about you to be effective. Assistant Professors Aruna Balasubramanian and Niranjan Balasubramanian, along with former graduate students Shashank Jain (Microsoft) and Vivek Tiwari (LinkedIn), developed an app that…

Professor Subra Suresh, President of Carnegie Mellon University, will present “The Study of Human Diseases at the Intersections of Engineering, Sciences, and Medicine” on Thursday, April 20, at 11 am in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater. This is the first of the engineering-driven medicine distinguished lecture series presented by Stony Brook’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and School of Medicine. Suresh began his tenure as the ninth President of Carnegie Mellon on July 1, 2013. Prior to assuming this role, he was nominated by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed to serve as Director of the National Science Foundation…

According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Graduate Schools, Stony Brook University is ranked one of the top 100 engineering schools in the country, and 14 of our graduate programs — including five in engineering — are also among the highest ranked in the nation. The 2018 edition features information and rankings in business, law, education, engineering, medicine and nursing, as well as specialty rankings within each graduate school discipline. Stony Brook’s programs making the Top 100 list include: Economics Biomedical Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Materials Science and Chemical Engineering Mechanical Engineering English History Medical: Research Nursing (DNP program) Nursing (Master’s program) Political Science Psychology…

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Stony Brook University’s Women in Science and Engineering Honors Program (WISE) held the Women in Engineering Day on March 10 in collaboration with the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, iCREATE – Division of Information Technology, Physics and Astronomy, and student organizations Women in Computer Science, Society of Women Engineers and the American Society for Civil Engineers. Women in Engineering Day inspired young middle school women from Brentwood Union Free School District and William Floyd School District to pursue STEM disciplines in a day-long event filled with hands-on workshops,…

Three faculty members from the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences have received Google Faculty Research Awards, one-year awards given to support the work of world-class faculty members at top universities around the world. This honor highlights Stony Brook’s competitive presence among other top engineering universities on Google’s 2017 winners list, which includes MIT, Stanford University and University of California – Berkeley. Each year, Google announces an open call for PhD students and faculty at accredited Universities to submit proposals on computer science-related topics. Those chosen gain the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with Google researchers and engineers to develop their research.…

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) is launching the Innovators of Tomorrow Video Contest to help budding scientists and engineers learn how to simply and effectively communicate their research. The contest was created with support from Stony Brook’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, which provides specialized programming to help scientists and health professionals communicate complex topics in clear and engaging ways. The video submissions will be included in a Stony Brook STEM outreach campaign led by CEAS faculty to help educate K-12 students, teachers, guidance counselors and parents about education and careers in engineering. “Engineering is all around us but, too often, the technical…

As lead institution for the U.S. ATLAS collaboration, Stony Brook University has received additional National Science Foundation (NSF) funding toward the project. This recent $5.4M award for U.S. ATLAS Operations: Discovery and Measurement at the Energy Frontier will stimulate development of a scientific and technically educated workforce, advancing the multidisciplinary application of technology and the popularization and dissemination of science to the general public. Stony Brook Physics Professor John Hobbs is principal investigator for U.S. NSF operations of ATLAS, which has received a total amount of over $54M in funding to date. This ongoing project provides the U.S. contribution to the international ATLAS experiment at…

Nusnin Akter, a PhD student in the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, won the Richard J. Kokes Award sponsored by the North American Catalysis Society and administered by the North American Meetings (NAM) organization. The competitive Kokes Award encourages students to attend and participate in the biennial NAM conference, at which Akter will present her work in Denver, Colorado, this June. Nusnin Akter, mentored by Assistant Professor Taejin Kim from Stony Brook and Jorge Anibal Boscoboinik from Brookhaven National Lab, has been investigating heterogeneous catalysts to understand the relationship between molecular/electronic catalyst structure and catalytic activity for the…

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