Browsing: College of Engineering & Applied Sciences

The Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) has been awarded a five-year $3M National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) grant to support graduate students from the departments of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Biomedical Informatics, Computer Science, Ecology and Evolution, and the schools of Journalism and Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. This unique and interdisciplinary grant is for Science Training & Research to Inform DEcisions (STRIDE). The award will prepare the next generation of scientists working with big data to support complex decision-making. STRIDE is an innovative training program that will provide STEM graduate students with unique interdisciplinary skills to assist, create…

There’s a lot of talk about empathy — but what does it mean to empathize with someone? In common usage, “empathy” means “sympathy” — feeling sadness or sorry for someone. That’s usually what it means in social science research, too. But it shouldn’t. Empathy is a sharing of someone else’s feelings and those can just as well be feelings of pleasure, joy and success. That’s called “empathic joy,” but it’s rarely recognized, let alone researched, in the social sciences. Professor Todd L. Pittinsky of Stony Brook’s Department of Technology & Society and his colleague, R. Matthew Montoya, of the University…

Research Associate Professor Anurag Purwar (PI) and Professor Jeffrey Ge (co-PI) from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook received a prestigious three-year award from the National Science Foundation for their research, “A Computational Framework for Data-Driven Mechanism Design Innovation.” Purwar is director of the Computer-Aided Design Innovation Lab at Stony Brook and Ge is interim chair of the Department and directs the Computational Design Kinematics Lab. The research will bring together the diverse fields of reverse engineering, computational shape analysis and design kinematics to develop a data-driven paradigm for kinematic synthesis of mechanical motion generation devices. The goal…

The New York State Center for Clean Water Technology at Stony Brook University has developed a potential replacement for Long Island cesspools that can remove high amounts of nitrogen — the primary cause of local water quality degradation — from household wastewater. The system incorporates simple design with locally sourced, natural materials to position it as an economically viable alternative for high-performance onsite wastewater treatment, a crucial infrastructure need for restoring Long Island water quality. Pilot installations of the system are underway at a test center and are scheduled to begin locally by early fall as part of the Suffolk County Department…

A Stony Brook-led interdisciplinary computer modeling project that could lead to a better understanding of cardiovascular disease has received major funding from The National Institutes of Health. A team of scientists led by Danny Bluestein, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University, will conduct multi-scale simulations of cardiovascular processes. Work on the project will be carried out concurrently by Yuefan Deng, from Stony Brook’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and Marvin Slepian from the Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona. The project exemplifies the collaborative research being fostered by Stony Brook’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The…

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