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Physics of Fluids Cover Highlights Research from Civil Engineering Profs Khosronejad and Sotiropoulosrtist

Physics of Fluids Cover Highlights Research from Civil Engineering Profs Khosronejad and Sotiropoulosrtist

We present high-fidelity numerical simulations of expiratory biosol transport during normal breathing under indoor, stagnant air conditions with and without a facial mask. We investigate mask efficacy to suppress the spread of saliva particles that is underpinnings existing social distancing recommendations.
 

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CEAS Associate Dean Jon Longtin Appointed Interim Dean

CEAS Associate Dean Jon Longtin Appointed Interim Dean

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Longtin as Interim Dean, beginning June 29, 2021. He succeeds Fotis Sotiropoulos who has served as Dean from October 2015 to June 2021.
 

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Exploring Water-based Energy Storage Solutions

Exploring Water-based Energy Storage Solutions

Researchers at Stony Brook University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified the primary reaction mechanism that occurs in a rechargeable, water-based battery made from zinc and manganese oxide.
 

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Forbes Spotlights Cancer Drug Research of Stony Brook Grads

Forbes Spotlights Cancer Drug Research of Stony Brook Grads

Two alumni from the College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University, Ann Lin ’18, Biochemistry and Economics, and Chris Giuliano ’18, Chemistry, and Applied Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, were recently spotlighted in an article by Forbes magazine for research conducted to explore the effectiveness of cancer drugs.
 

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AMS Professor Installed as Frey Family Foundation Chair in Quantitative Finance

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On June 10, Stony Brook University formally installed Stan Uryasev, PhD, as the Frey Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Quantitative Finance and celebrated the friendship and philanthropy of alumnus Robert Frey, BS ‘80, PhD ‘87 and his wife, Kathy.
 

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Congratulations to the CEAS Class of 2021!

Congratulations to the CEAS Class of 2021

On Thursday, May 20, the College of Engineering and Applied Scientists was proud to host an in-person commencement ceremony at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, for the College’s 59th annual commencement ceremony and convocation. 
 

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Civil Engineering's Julie Truncali 21

In the Spotlight - Julie Truncali '21 Spring 2021

When choosing my career path, I knew I wanted to do fulfilling work that would have a positive impact on the daily lives of people in their communities. I became interested in civil engineering because it allows creativity combined with technical work and provides the chance to see one’s efforts brought to life in the field.
 

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Powerful Partnership Supercharges The Future

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SUNY Empire Innovation Associate Professo r  Fang Luo  is charged up about launching the new interdisciplinary program and research lab at one of the country’s most collaboration-friendly campuses.
 

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AMS Professor Named Associate Dean

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The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences   is proud to announce that Wei Zhu, Professor and Graduate Program Director in the  Department of Applied Mathematics & Statistics   (AMS), has been named Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and International Programs. 
 

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From Graduate Student to Associate Dean

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The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is pleased to announce that Wei Yin, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director in the  Department of Biomedical Engineering   , has been appointed Associate Dean for Diversity and Outreach. 
 

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Saluting the Inspirational Women in CEAS

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They are world-renowned scientists, groundbreaking researchers and beloved professors. They are also trusted advisors, caring mentors, loving mothers and good listeners.
 

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Ensuring Safer Distributed Systems

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Yanhong Annie Liu and Scott Stoller, professors in the  Department of Computer Science within the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Stony Brook University, have been awarded a four-year $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their research project, “Configuration for Assurance: Safe, Live and Secure Distributed Systems.”
 

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Creativity Is the Focus of Black History Month 2021

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When it came time to choose a theme for  Black History Month, after the turbulent year the world has just experienced, the choice was clear.“The theme of  Sankofa! Black Creativity reflects the innovation, struggles, resilience and beauty of the African American/Black people, in the past, the present, and during this unprecedented time in our nation’s history,” said Zebulon Miletsky, associate professor, Department of Africana Studies and co-chair of the Black History Month (BHM) committee.
 

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Stony Brook to Help New York State More Effectively Recycle Waste

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Sorting garbage is messy, but important. Finding means to recover recyclable material from waste and putting it back into the product stream is critical to our sustainable future. 
 

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VIP Students Rise to Wolfie Tank Challenge

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While college is a stepping stone to greater things for many people, a growing number of Stony Brook students have dreams that include launching businesses of their own, some even while still in school.
 

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VIP Students Protect Healthcare Providers Against COVID-19

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In her time at Stony Brook, the New Windsor, NY, native and engineering major has enjoyed top-notch internships; tutored her fellow students; served as an academic advisor and program coordinator for Theta Phi Alpha, a national women’s social fraternity; and organized Bystander Intervention Training, informative study drug lectures and résumé workshops.
 

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Stony Brook to Launch NY State Offshore Wind Training Institute

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As part of the largest public investment in offshore wind workforce development by any state in the country, the State University of New York (SUNY) and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) have launched New York’s Offshore Wind Training Institute (OWTI) to train 2,500 workers.
 

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AFOSR Young Investigator Program Award

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Automation is increasing in our daily lives, as well as the lives of those serving in the U.S. Air Force. Defense contractors are using the latest research in their unmanned aerial systems such as artificial intelligence (AI) adapting to battlefield conditions.
 

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Congratulations December 2020 Graduates!

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WolfieTank to Stream Live on Feb. 24

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WolfieTank — Stony Brook’s premier pitch competition that sparks the innovative and entrepreneurial minds of our students — will be held on Wednesday, February 24, at 7 pm via Zoom. Inspired by the popular TV show “Shark Tank,” WolfieTank presents a unique opportunity for Stony Brook students to showcase their talents.
 

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Powering COVID Surveillance Screening

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The Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University deployed a new in-house COVID Surveillance Screening platform developed by Computer Science faculty and students. The platform was developed by Computer Science Professors IV Ramakrishnan and Paul Fodor and students Paras Avkirkar, Ujwal Vemula and Karan Shah.
 

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WISE Honors Students Speak Out! WISE Honors Students Speak Out!

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Dean Sotiropoulos' Statement on Racial Justice "Wear a Mask, Any Mask" Says Dean Sotiropoulos in Provost's Lecture 

 

Interim Provost and Dean of the  College of Engineering and Applied Sciences  delivered a virtual lecture addressing: “How Far Is Far Enough and Can Masks Curb the Spread of COVID-19?”  More than 225 participants joined the December 2 event live via Zoom, as part of the Provost Lecture “Spotlight on COVID-19” series.  
 

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VIP Students Protect Healthcare Providers Against COVID-19

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Recent scientific evidence has shown that the coronavirus may remain infectious as an aerosol for three hours or longer. Although the exact means of transmission remains a mystery that’s still being investigated, medical professionals say it’s likely that airborne transmission via aerosols is a significant factor in human-to-human spread.
 

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Powering the AI Microgrid

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Humanity’s reliance on the power grid is increasing with each passing year.  As a society, we are lulled into a sense that things will work simply by paying the monthly bill, and when these massive systems break down – as they have after numerous recent natural disasters -- we realize how much being connected to the grid shapes our lives.  In the aftermath of repair efforts, we also realize how much work it actually takes to keep the power on.
 

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Multidisciplinary Approach to Aging in place with IoT

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The fastest-growing population on Long Island and around the world is older adults. By 2035, those aged 65 and over are expected to comprise more than 20 percent of Long Island’s population — a demographic shift that will test our society’s capacity to provide critical and supportive care. As the model of elder care evolves, Stony Brook researchers are studying new  “Internet-of-Things” (IoT) technologies  — solutions such as smart lights and indoor climate controls that can transform our environments — to address the challenges of growing older and “aging in place.”
 

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Kaitlyn Swayze - Junior, Biomedical Engineering

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After taking a few different biomedical engineering courses in my Fall semester of sophomore year, I quickly realized how interdisciplinary the current research is in the field. I have always taken an interest in applying knowledge from many different perspectives, and so I began to read about different avenues of research - in particular, an area of engineering-driven medicine that encompassed the life sciences as well as more modern computational approaches that allow us to more closely examine the behavior of biological molecules. 
 

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Embracing Diversity While Fueling the Innovation Pipeline

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As educators and researchers, our ultimate goal is to mentor, guide, and teach our students and prepare them for the technology-driven economy of the future.  Within the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS), we fully support our richly diverse community and continue to find new pathways to prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and help them achieve their goals.  
 

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Using AI and Social Media to Study Excessive Drinking

Using AI and Social Media to Study Excessive Drinking
A unique data-driven scientific approach to study and predict excessive drinking using social media and mobile-phone data has won  Andrew Schwartz , Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, and his team a $2.5M award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
 

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Advanced Cryptology to Develop Secure Verification Methods

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Professor  Omkant Pandey  of the  Department of Computer Science , along with Sanjam Garg of the University of California, Berkeley, have been awarded a $1 million grant from the  Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)  to develop safe and secure verification methods for sensitive processes.
 

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Optimizing Offshore Windfarm Design with AI

Dean Sotiropoulos awarded $1.1 Million National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium Grant
The  College of Engineering and Applied Sciences  at Stony Brook University has received a $1.1 million award from the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium. Fotis Sotiropoulos, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University, is the lead principal investigator of the project.
 

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Taking a Closer Look at Depression

Taking a Closer Look at Depression
Depression remains a leading disorder worldwide with treatments that have limited benefits for many patients with only 33% of individuals with depression responding to conventional treatments. A cross-disciplinary team of researchers at Stony Brook received a $3.5 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for an imaging study of individuals with depression.
 

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CEAS Confers 1056 Degrees

CEAS confers 1056 degrees

Greetings to the class of 2020!   I am immensely proud that in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences we are graduating nearly 900 commencement candidates this year, one of our largest graduating classes ever! And, approximately one third of our Bachelor students are graduating with honors!

 

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Building Solutions for PAPR with 3D Printing

Building Solutions for PAPR with 3D Printing
As admitted COVID-19 patients at  Stony Brook University Hospital  (SBUH) continued to rise, the hospital’s Emergency Management Office quickly saw that much-need battery packs for Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) could be in short supply.   A PAPR system consists of a hood and a powered air filter that hangs from the user’s belt.
 

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Team Using Twitter to Track COVID-19 Symptoms and Mental Health

Team Using Twitter to Track COVID-19 Symptoms and Mental Health
A team of graduate student researchers led by Stony Brook’s  Andrew Schwartz , an assistant professor in the  College of Engineering and Applied Science’s   Department of Computer Science , and Stanford University’s Johannes Eichstaedt is using Twitter to track and analyze COVID-19 symptoms and mental health in U.S. communities.
 

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Dean Sotiropoulos' Statement on Racial Justice

Dean Sotiropoulos' Statement on Racial Justice

Racism is a deadly and persistent virus.  @CEASSBU  has absolutely no tolerance for any kind of hate. We strive to educate compassionate and tolerant human beings who will lead in ridding the world from this plague of the soul.  @SBU_WISE_Honors  @stonybrooku
 

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CEAS Graduates Rally to Help Frontline Fighters

CEAS Graduates Rally to Help Frontline Fighters Graduating Seawolves Pano Sourlis and Vincent DeStefano were among those determined to find a way to help others, even as they overcame the challenges of navigating distance learning. When the call went out from Stony Brook University of the need for PPE donations in mid-March, Sourlis and DeStefano rallied local school districts for donations and collected hundreds of cases of masks, gloves, gowns, wipes, shields and more. The two friends were among the first to deliver the much-needed equipment to help protect frontline doctors and nurses at Stony Brook University Hospital during the peak of the pandemic.

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Dean Sotiropoulos on SBU's Beyond the Expected podcast

Fotis Presenting SBU leaders and personalities host guests whose stories exemplify the diversity of our community and thought, and the global impact of our scholarship. 

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Engineering a new ventilator in 10 days

 

Fotis Presenting As the coming storm of the COVID-19 pandemic loomed in the New York metropolitan region in early March, the faculty and staff of Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) started mobilizing to address the grim predictions of shortages of critical equipment needed to empower clinicians to save lives.

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CEAS Covid Response

Fotis Presenting Together with the Renaissance School of Medicine, CEAS’ Department of Biomedical Informatics has developed a COVID-19 data commons that will support integrated management, query and analysis of clinical, radiology, pathology, spatial and molecular data. 

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Producing Medical Face Shields

Fotis Presenting The  College of Engineering and Applied Sciences  is collaborating with the   Renaissance School of Medicine ’s Infectious Disease Group to provide engineering expertise on the design and fabrication process of the face masks.

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Innovate to fight COVID-19

Fotis Presenting The Vertically Integrated Projects Program and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is calling on students to innovate solutions to urgent needs of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are working closely with Stony Brook's Renaissance School of Medicine to identify the needs of our health care professionals and their patients.

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Computer Science Professor Receives Early Career Awards

Fotis Presenting Nick Nikiforakis , an Associate Professor in the  Department of Computer Science  in the  College of Engineering and Applied Sciences , has received two career awards in the same year. 

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Robert J. Frey Named CEAS 2020 Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree

Fotis Presenting The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University is proud to announce the 2020 inductee to the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame: Robert J. Frey,   renowned investor and academic in the field of advanced mathematics.

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Using Neuroimaging for Research on Brain Health and Diet

Fotis Presenting A diet low in carbohydrates could stave off, or even reverse, the effects of aging on the brain, Stony Brook-led research finds.

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Dean Sotiropoulos Featured in "After Shock"

Fotis Presenting Dean Fotis Sotiropoulos has co-authored a chapter in the newly released publication  After Shock   , a collection of essays in which the “world’s foremost futurists reflect on 50 years of   Future Shock   and look ahead to the next 50.”

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Dean Sotiropoulos Featured in "After Shock"

Fotis Presenting Dean Fotis Sotiropoulos has co-authored a chapter in the newly released publication  After Shock   , a collection of essays in which the “world’s foremost futurists reflect on 50 years of   Future Shock   and look ahead to the next 50.”

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Aging in Place with Machine Learning

Fotis Presenting In 2020, the last wave of Baby Boomers turns 55 years old. That generation is fortunate to have aged in the era of the greatest medical advances mankind has ever seen. The result is longer and better health, and with that, increased life expectancy.

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CEAS Announces New 2019 Faculty

Fotis Presenting The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is pleased to introduce our new faculty joining Stony Brook in Fall, 2019.  These include five new hires through funding from the SUNY Empire Innovation Program (EIP), a New York state competitive grant program dedicated to recruiting and retaining world-class faculty at the State University of New York.  EIP researchers are leaders in their field, involved in groundbreaking research with a vision of growth for SUNY and their respective fields. 


CEAS 2019 Year In Review

Fotis Presenting Reflecting on my fourth year as Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, it’s hard to believe we could surpass the growth and success of the past three.  Yet it’s been another record year of outstanding achievements from our faculty, students and staff, while achieving new milestones that quantify our rising levels of excellence.

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Student Creates Mural Celebrating Women Engineers

Fotis Presenting SBU-Led Team to Teach AI Systems to Understand and Respond Like Humans. A critical next step in AI system development is applying common-sense knowledge to infer and react to a situation as a human would.

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Humanizing AI

Fotis Presenting SBU-Led Team to Teach AI Systems to Understand and Respond Like Humans. A critical next step in AI system development is applying common-sense knowledge to infer and react to a situation as a human would.

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Announcing New CEAS Associate Deans to Support Research and Entrepreneurship

Fotis Presenting As highlighted in Dean Sotiropoulos’ 2019 State of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) address, this  was a landmark year for CEAS research with our expenditures continuing to rise, crossing the $40 million mark for the first time. This growth, which represents 14.5% increase since last year and 37% increase since 2015, is a clear testament to the excellence, inspirational work and dedication of a world-class faculty, students and staff.   In an effort to stay the course on this steep growth trajectory, Dean Sotiropoulos announced the following changes to the CEAS senior leadership team aimed at expanding the support we provide for research.

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Civil Engineering Student Finds His Passion in Research

Fotis Presenting Peter Davis is currently a Senior in the Department of Civil Engineering, part of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. We asked him to share his experience so far, why he chose civil engineering, and where he plans to go from here. 

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Identifying New Lines of Attack in the Battle Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Fotis Presenting The molecular and cellular mechanism that causes Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is still not fully understood. The risk factors underlying AD may include genetic background, environment, lifestyle and chemistry within the brain and body. One thing science does know is that neuroinflammation is a key risk factor in the development of AD. What is also known is that the essential element Magnesium (Mg) plays an important role in reducing inflammation in the human body.

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CEAS Dedicates Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. Innovation Lab in New Computer Science Building

Fotis Presenting "Broadridge's investment in the Department of Computer Science has been mutually rewarding,” said Fotis Sotiropoulos, Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “We are immensely grateful for their commitment to real-world learning and support of our graduate research projects. The dedication of the Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc., Innovation Lab honors this cooperative partnership as we look forward to many years of continued collaboration."In recognition of a valuable partnership, the  College of Engineering and Applied Sciences   has dedicated the Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. Innovation Lab in the New Computer Science building. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Friday, October 4, 2019, after Dean Fotis Sotiropoulos’ annual State of the College Address.

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Biomedical Engineering Professors Named BMES Fellows

Fotis Presenting The  College of Engineering and Applied Sciences   (CEAS) congratulates Professor Yi-Xian Qin and Distinguished Professor Clinton Rubin for their election to the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Class of 2019 Fellows.  Qin is a Professor in the   Department of Biomedical Engineering   and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and International Programs in CEAS.  Rubin is Professor and Founding Chair of the   Department of Biomedical Engineering   with a joint appointment in the   Renaissance School of Medicine   .

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Identifying the Source of Alzheimer’s Disease to Develop Effective Treatments

Fotis Presenting Christine DeLorenzo’s lab at Stony Brook University focuses on the neurobiology of mental illness using brain imaging, AI and technology to obtain the most comprehensive views of the brain possible.  She says: “if we know exactly what is altered in the biology, then we can develop the next generation of treatments.”

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SBUHacks: An Incubator for Student Innovation

Fotis Presenting On Friday, September 20th through Saturday the 21st, the 2019  SBUHacks   24-hour hackathon event took place in the Frank Melville Jr., Memorial Library. With more than 375 attendees, the hackathon built on the success of last year’s debut event. Students came from across the United States (including Chicago, California and Boston) with students from as far away as Canada, Egypt and India!

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Improving Clinical Diagnosis with 3D Digital Pathology

Fotis Presenting A $1.14 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to research 3D computational pathology has been awarded to a team led by  Fusheng Wang , associate professor in the Departments of   Biomedical Informatics  and   Computer Science The research aims to revolutionize digital pathology from 2D to 3D imagery, which would improve the efficiency and accuracy of clinical diagnosis, particularly in the context of cancer.

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Finding Inspiration; Forging Your Own Path

Fotis Presenting Acacia Leakey is no stranger to sustainable engineering -- in fact, she grew up with it!  As a 2018 graduate of Stony Brook’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS), she received her BE and MS degrees in mechanical engineering and has been instrumental in establishing the College’s  Global Innovation Field School   at Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya.  She is putting her education to work developing sustainable off-grid technological solutions for African economic development.

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Perseverance Pays Off for International Engineering Alum

Fotis Presenting Haitian-born Jean Clifford Brutus was thrilled to discover that he was the cover story of  Minority Engineer’s   spring 2019 issue , but it might not have ever happened had he let a rejection letter from Stony Brook University stop him in his tracks.

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Helping the National Science Foundation Commit Its Resources Wisely and Well

Fotis Presenting The mission of the National Science Foundation (NSF), as mandated by Congress, is to fund research that has “universal” benefits. In other words, the impact of any research funded by NSF should benefit the whole country’s health, prosperity and welfare regardless of socio-economic status or other demographic criteria. However, there is currently no effective inclusivity measure of NSF-funded research. This may result in research delivering more benefits to advantaged communities and increasing inequality.

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New Technology Enables Greater Independence for the Blind: CS Faculty Create Write-it-Yourself Guide (WiYG) System

Fotis Presenting A team of  Stony Brook University Department of Computer Science  faculty have developed a new technology to help blind people complete printed forms independently. The Write-it-Yourself guide (WiYG) system uses a custom, compact, 3D-printed smartphone attachment, smartphone app and a signature guide to direct the user to different fields on a form.

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Mónica Bugallo Appointed Associate Dean for Diversity and Outreach

Fotis Presenting Mónica Bugallo , Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Faculty Director of the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Honors program, has been appointed Associate Dean for Diversity and Outreach in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS).

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In Memoriam: David Ferguson

Fotis Presenting Dr. David Ferguson was a treasured colleague and friend to all of us in the Women in Science and Engineering Honors Program. He was a true mentor to our students, inspiring and guiding their academic success in STEM and beyond. 

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National Grid: Engineering a Transformation

Fotis Presenting In the conversation about the future of American education, one ever-present theme is the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines to prepare students for the jobs of the future. What’s less common, however, is an effective plan for introducing those disciplines in a way that captures students’ imagination and interest.

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Biomedical Engineering, WISE Honors Student: Lexie Bakke

Fotis Presenting Lexie Bakke was a state champion as a high school swimmer in Maine, but swim programs did not factor into her decision for college. Displaying a rare level of self-awareness, she understood her future lay outside the pool and made her choice based on the academic program she felt best suited her talents and interests.

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Helping Doctors Make Better Decisions

 

Fotis Presenting Since the 1970’s, the number of C-sections performed during childbirth has climbed from two percent to 36 percent. While more women are electing to have the procedure, that is not the main driver for this dramatic increase. Most C-sections are the result of doctor decisions during childbirth. According to studies in more than 20 countries that were reviewed by Trinity College in Dublin and published in  Science Daily   in 2018, a key driver is doctors’ fear of litigation. 

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Four CEAS Faculty Awarded Prestigious Fellowships to AAAS and ASME

Fotis Presenting The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is proud to announce that three faculty have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): Eliza Reilly, Steven Skiena, Esther Takeuchi; and Dean Fotis Sotiropoulos has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

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Eye-catching $1.2M NSF Award for CS and Psychology Researchers

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Have you ever wondered if a machine could anticipate your next move?

That’s exactly what Professor Minh Hoai Nguyen and his team have been researching in the  Department of Computer Science (CS) at Stony Brook University. The remarkable nature of this project has earned it a funding award from the National Science Foundation worth nearly $1.2 million, which will allow researchers in computer science and psychology to join forces and move forward with practical studies.

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CEAS Dedicates the “Dr. Myung Oh Gateway to Engineering”

Fotis Presenting We were privileged to host a very special event in October to dedicate a new student space in the engineering quad, designed to recognize and thank a distinguished and highly accomplished alumnus of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences: Dr. Myung Oh ’72.  Dr. Oh received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stony Brook in 1972, and created a legacy that has impacted students and citizens in South Korea and around the world.

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Maverick Mo’s Childhood Dream Becoming a Reality at SBU

Fotis Presenting Tianchi Mo was a third grader in China when he read a child’s encyclopedia entry about Nobel Prize winner Yang Chen-Ning, who taught physics at Stony Brook University for 37 years.

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  Advancing Biofuels for Transportation and Power Generation with $1.49 Million DOE Award

Fotis Presenting The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences announces that Professors Sotirios Mamalis and Ben Lawler in the  Department of Mechanical Engineering   have received a $1.49 million grant from the   U.S. Department of Energy   (DOE) - Vehicle Technologies Office. Their proposal, "Naphthenic Biofuel-Diesel Blend for Optimizing Mixing Controlled Compression Ignition Combustion," was selected as part of a total of $10.1 million in funding to Engines and Fuels research projects.

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Drug Discovery and Innovation Using Computer Algorithms

Fotis Presenting Designing drugs to fight disease,   from AIDS to cancer, is one of the greatest advances of medicine. Today, we are flooded with information and advertising for new drugs to prevent and control ailments and diseases. Virtually every one of these drugs was designed by scientists in a laboratory rather than discovered in nature.  Here at Stony Brook a team of computational biologists in the   College of Engineering and Applied Science   ’s Department of   Applied Mathematics and Statistics   are focused on drug discovery and innovation.  Their primary tools? Computer algorithms!

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Taking Smartphone Touch Interactions to the Next Level

Fotis Presenting According to 2018 data from the Pew Research Center, 77% of Americans and 59% of all people worldwide own a smartphone. Xiaojun Bi, a professor in the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, wants to make using that smartphone a whole lot easier.

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Leadership Announced for the New Institute for Engineering-Driven Medicine Leadership Announced for the New Institute for Engineering-Driven Medicine

The   College of Engineering and Applied Sciences   and the   Renaissance School of Medicine   at Stony Brook University   have chosen the inaugural leadership of the new Institute for Engineering-Driven Medicine. Selected as Director is Joel Saltz, MD, Cherith Professor and Founding Chair of the   Department of Biomedical Informatics   . The Associate Director will be Yuefan Deng, PhD, Professor in the   Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics .

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Congratulations to the Largest CEAS Graduating Class Ever!

Fotis Presenting On Friday, May 24, The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences was proud to welcome over 1000 commencement candidates and their families to the College’s 57th annual commencement ceremony and convocation. Our largest graduating class ever, the College conferred a total of 890 bachelors and 200 masters degrees, and 63 PhDs this May.

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Dean Sotiropoulos Awarded AGU Borland Lecture in Hydraulics

Dean Sotiropoulos Awarded AGU Borland Lecture in Hydraulics Each year at Hydrology Days two distinguished speakers receive invitations to present Borland lectures, one in hydrology and the other in hydraulics. This year, the AGU Hydrology Days Borland Lecture in Hydraulics was presented to Sotiropoulos in recognition of his significant contributions to environmental fluid mechanics, hydraulic engineering, water resources planning and management, and related fields. .

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Associate Dean and BME Professor Named Fellow of ASBMR

Qin We congratulate Yi-Xian Qin, recently named a Fellow of the  American Society for Bone and Mineral Research   (ASBMR). The Fellow of the ASBMR program serves to recognize long-term members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of bone, mineral science, and musculoskeletal research   .

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Protecting Our Military and Our Everyday Lives Through Material Science

Kirane Composite non-metal materials are becoming a bigger part of our lives every day, and the lives of our military. Temporary housing and other structures in combat areas, automobiles, steel and other rigid materials (such as concrete) are being replaced by lighter, more easily adaptable materials. 

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Developing the Next Generation of Safe, Cost-Effective Nuclear Energy

Fotis Presenting The team in the  Engineered Microstructures and Radiation Effects Laboratory   (EMREL), led by   Principal Investigator (PI) Professor Jason Trelewicz and co-PI’s, Professor Lance Snead and Professor David Sprouster,    has been awarded $2.35 million from the U.S. Department of Energy   Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (   ARPA-E) program,    an agency tasked with promoting and funding research and development of advanced energy technologies. 

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Healthy China, Healthy World: Dean Sotiropoulos interviewed at Cheeloo Conference

Fotis Presenting Dean Fotis Sotiropoulos, with an interdisciplinary team from the  College of Engineering and Applied Sciences,   represented Stony Brook University at the first   Cheeloo Conference on Computational Medicine and Big Data in Jinan, China, an exciting global US-China research partnership between   Stony Brook University and other partners, and the Jinan Supercomputer Center.

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Anyone Can Learn from an Hour of Code!

Anyone Can Learn from an Hour of Code!

Women in Computer Science (WiCS) is a student organization at Stony Brook University (SBU) whose mission statement is to bridge the gap between women and men in the computer science field. As an official ACM-W (Association for Computing Machinery's Council on Women in Computing) chapter, WiCS found a great opportunity this year to host and Hour of Code .

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College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Announces 2019 Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree Jon OringerFounder, CEO and Chairman, Shutterstock Inc.BS ’96, Computer Science and Mathematics, and Hon. ’17, Doctor of Science, Stony Brook University

 

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Announces 2019 Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree
Jon Oringer
Founder, CEO and Chairman, Shutterstock Inc.
BS ’96, Computer Science and Mathematics, and
Hon. ’17, Doctor of Science, Stony Brook University

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is proud to announce the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree: Jon Oringer, Founder, CEO and Chairman of Shutterstock Inc. Oringer received his BS ’96 in Computer Science and Mathematics and Honorary Doctor of Science ’17 from Stony Brook University. The Hall of Fame was established in 2017 to recognize and honor alumni who have demonstrated exceptional success in their field and served as an inspiration to past and future innovators. Mr. Oringer is the third alum to be selected.

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Building a better part for your heart: Polymer valves refined by computer simulations aim to reduce costs, improve minimally-invasive procedures

Building a better part for your heart: Polymer valves refined by computer simulations aim to reduce costs, improve minimally-invasive procedures NIBIB-funded engineers are designing and testing aortic heart valve replacements made of polymers rather than animal heart tissues. The goal is to optimize performance of these valves in in an effort to improve outcomes and enable increased use of a minimally-invasive method for valve replacement over the current practice of open heart surgery.

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Making the Web More Secure: Computer Science Professor Nick Nikiforakis Receives Amazon Research Awards

Making the Web More Secure:  Computer Science Professor Nick Nikiforakis Receives Amazon Research Awards Assistant Professor Nick Nikiforakis of the Department of Computer Science at the has received a 2018 Amazon Research Award for his work in the area of Internet security. His project, ICBots: Tools and Techniques for Detecting Web Bots , was chosen to receive funding of $64,000 in the category Security, Privacy and Abuse Prevention.

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Generating Energy From Sandy Rivers

Generating Energy from Sandy Rivers The use of in-stream flow (or hydrokinetic) energy converters in rivers appears to offer another workable and effective option to expand renewable energy and limit carbon emissions in the United States. While the potential for in-stream flow energy harvesting systems has already been demonstrated for rivers with fixed beds, researchers now developed a scaled demonstration of hydrokinetic energy generated from a river channel with a sandy bed. 

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SBU's 2018 ACM Team Wins Big at Programming Contest

Building a Pathway for Diversity in STEM Education Consisting of students from the Departments of Computer Engineering, Computer Science (CS) and Mathematics, the Stony Brook Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) team finished fourth in the  2018 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest Greater New York Regional Programming Contest  recently held at Manhattan College.

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Stony Brook Computer Science Senior Hacks His Way to Harvard

Building a Pathway for Diversity in STEM Education When you hear about Harvard University, computer science and a revolutionary web app, initially you might think of Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook. But these three things also apply to Stony Brook University senior, Michael Rizzo. Michael, a computer science major in the Department of Computer Science, recently won the HackHarvard 2018 award for Best Interledger Protocol API.

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Building a Pathway for Diversity in STEM Education

Building a Pathway for Diversity in STEM Education Increasing diversity in engineering and technology is a key initiative at Stony Brook University. Fotis Sotiropoulos, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, highlighted these efforts during his recent ‘ State of the College ’ address. As one example of the progress made over the past several years, the percentage of women enrolled in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has increased from 20% to 25%, well above the national average.

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The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Opens North Atlantic Industries Engineering Teaching Lab

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Opens North Atlantic Industries Engineering Teaching Lab The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences opened a new engineering teaching lab in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering , thanks to generous funding from industry partner North Atlantic Industries, Inc. In a special ceremony on November 12, 2018, the “ North Atlantic Industries Engineering Teaching Lab ” was dedicated as a facility for middle and high school students, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Honors program for pre-college students , evening undergraduate and graduate courses, master’s level courses for high school teachers, summer camps for high school students, professional development and more.

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Research Complements Classroom Learning for SBU Undergrad

Research Complements Classroom Learning for SBU Undergrad Stony Brook University senior Andrew Nwuba, majoring in Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, began doing research in his sophomore year when he joined two different research groups within the department — one specializing in fluid mechanics and the other focused on solid mechanics.

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Advancing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Outcomes: BME professor advances medical technology with Imaging, Computational and Experimental Techniques

Advancing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Outcomes: BME professor advances medical technology with Imaging, Computational and Experimental Techniques We are pleased to announce that Danny Bluestein, Professor of Biomedical Engineering (BME) has been awarded $3.84 million Bioengineering Research Partnership (BRP) U01 grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) for his proposal “Biomechanical Approaches and Technologies for Enhancing TAVR Outcomes.”

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President Emeritus of Stanford University and Stony Brook Distinguished Alumnus John Hennessy Creates New Endowed Professorship

President Emeritus of Stanford University and Stony Brook Distinguished Alumnus John Hennessy Creates New Endowed Professorship When the tenth president of Stanford University returned to Stony Brook University in April to be inducted into the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame, he had just been announced as the new chairman of the board of Alphabet, Inc., the parent company of Google. Two weeks earlier, he had been awarded the 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award, the highest distinction in computer science, in honor of his work with fellow honoree David Patterson on the reduced instruction set computing system (RISC) during the 1980s. And the honors haven’t stopped rolling in: Hennessy will receive the semiconductor industry’s top honor, the Robert N. Noyce award, this November, in recognition of his career accomplishments.

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Design, Build, Create and CODE! Stony Brook Launches 24-hour Hackathon

Design, Build, Create and CODE! Stony Brook Launches 24-hour Hackathon At last SBUHacks , a new 24-hour hackathon, was established here at Stony Brook this fall. On September 14-15th, 2018, students from Stony Brook and other schools gathered in the Central Reading Room of the Frank Melville, Jr. Memorial Library and worked together in teams to make their ideas come to life and to design, build, and code cool technology projects.

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College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Inducts John L. Hennessy, MS ‘75, PhD ‘77 into Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Inducts John L. Hennessy, MS ‘75, PhD ‘77 into Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences announces the induction of John L. Hennessy, President Emeritus of Stanford University, into the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame was established to honor alumni who have demonstrated exceptional success in their field, and served as an inspiration to past and future innovators. Hall of Fame recipients are recognized for sustained and significant leadership in engineering, technology, entrepreneurship or innovation throughout their professional lives. John L. Hennessy, the 10th president of Stanford University and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Hennessy received his MS ‘75 and PhD ‘77, in Computer Science from Stony Brook University’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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R. Sekar named SUNY Empire Innovation Professor in Cybersecurity

R. Sekar named SUNY Empire Innovation Professor in Cybersecurity The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is pleased to announce that R. Sekar, Professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been named a SUNY Empire Innovation Professor for his work in cybersecurity, drawing on principles and techniques from programming languages and compilers, operating systems, algorithms, networks, and artificial intelligence.

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MSCE Professor Anatoly Frenkel Secures Prestigious Journal Cover

Semiconductor nanocrystals serve as outstanding model systems for studying quantum confined size and shape effects. Shape control is an important knob for controlling their properties but so far it has been well developed mainly for heavy-metal containing semiconductor nanocrystals, limiting their further widespread utilization

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Computer Science Professor wins second Google Research Award

Computer Science Professor wins second Google Research Award For the second year in a row, Xiaojun Bi has won a Google Research Award for his proposal to investigate gesture-based authentication for smartphones. Bi is assistant professor of Computer Science in the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences.

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Three Computer Science Students Receive Catacosinos Fellowships

Three Computer Science Students Receive Catacosinos Fellowships PhD candidates Najmeh Miramirkhani, Prashant Pandey and Syed Billah were each recognized for their hard work and cutting-edge research with a $5,000 grant from the Catacosinos Fellowship Fund.

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BME Students and Future Entrepreneurs Win Honors at NYS Finals Competition

BME Students and Future Entrepreneurs Win Honors at NYS Finals Competition This spring a team of students from the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), part of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University, competed in the finals of the New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) and presented Roflex — their medical device innovation for stroke patients — and detailed their business model.

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Computer Science researchers awarded $3.5M to address security vulnerabilities

Computer Science researchers awarded $3.5M to address security vulnerabilities The latest software development practices can turn out new programs and products in record time. However, with enhanced speed and convenience come “code bloat,” creating a larger attack surface with a proliferation of security vulnerabilities, just waiting for hackers. Recent advances in software development often result in the need for constant system updates or bug fixes. Failure to implement these “fixes,” as believed to be the case in the recent Equifax breach, cost the end-user time and money.

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Generating Energy from Sandy Rivers in Nature Energy, An Untapped Renewable Resource Ready for Prime Time?

Generating Energy from Sandy Rivers in Nature Energy, An Untapped Renewable Resource Ready for Prime Time? The use of in-stream flow (or hydrokinetic) energy converters in rivers appears to offer another workable and effective option to expand renewable energy and limit carbon emissions in the United States. While the potential for in-stream flow energy harvesting systems has already been demonstrated for rivers with fixed beds, researchers now developed a scaled demonstration of hydrokinetic energy generated from a river channel with a sandy bed. Their findings, detailed in a new paper published in Nature Energy , showed that the model hydrokinetic power plant can generate energy effectively and safely without undermining the stability of the river geomorphic environment.

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Improving Quality of Life for Older Adults with IoT: Interdisciplinary Team Explores Ways to Support Aging in Place

Improving Quality of Life for Older Adults with IoT: Interdisciplinary Team Explores Ways to Support Aging in Place The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vast universe of potentially controllable objects, such as smart lights, and indoor climate controls, that can transform the environments we live and work in. An interdisciplinary team at Stony Brook with diverse set of skills and expertise are working to create solutions that allow older adults to more safely and comfortably ‘age in place.’ Fan Ye, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering , a member of the team of researchers across Stony Brook University’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences , School of Medicine , and School of Nursing is studying new Internet-of-Things technologies to address the challenges of growing older.

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Stony Brook to be the Home of a Nationwide Consortium on Offshore Wind Industry

Stony Brook to be the Home of a Nationwide Consortium on Offshore Wind Industry The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority was awarded a $18.5 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to establish the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced last week. New York State, through NYSERDA, has committed an additional $20.5 million to fund the consortium supporting Gov. Cuomo’s initiative Reforming the Energy Vision (REV).

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Renowned Energy Storage Researcher Esther Takeuchi Wins 2018 European Inventor Award

Renowned Energy Storage Researcher Esther Takeuchi Wins 2018 European Inventor Award The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is proud to announce that Esther Takeuchi , one of the world’s leading energy storage researchers, and a SUNY distinguished professor in the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, has won the 2018 European Inventor Award in the category “Non-EPO countries.” The European Patent Office (EPO) announced the winners of its 2018 innovation prize at a ceremony in Paris on June 7. Out of four U.S. scientists nominated for the award, she is the only American to bring home Europe’s most prestigious prize of innovation.

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Seed grant awards support partnership between FIT and Stony Brook University College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Seed grant awards support partnership between FIT and Stony Brook University College of Engineering and Applied Sciences The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) have announced winners of a Seed Grant Awards program that is part of a unique partnership to explore the convergence of design and engineering. Funding was provided by both schools. FIT and Stony Brook University are colleges in the State University of New York (SUNY) system.

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Engineering Professor Karen Chen-Wiegart Receives NSF CAREER Award for Her Research at SBU and BNL

NSF CAREER Award: Professor Karen Chen-Wiegart Advancing Metallic Nano-Materials with X-ray Methods and Nanotechnology Karen Chen-Wiegart, an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering (MSCE) in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been awarded the 2018 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award (NSF CAREER award) for her project, “A Multi-modal Study of Bi-continuous Pattern Formation in Nano/Meso Composite and Porous Metals Films via Solid-State Interfacial Dealloying.” The NSF CAREER award is one of the most competitive and prestigious awards proving federal grants to support junior faculty with research and educational activities. She will receive $558K during the next five years to conduct her project.

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NSF CAREER Award: Professor Romeil Sandhu Applies Mathematics to Improve Security and Reliability of Complex Networks

Stony Brook Athletics has partnered with the Department of Computer Science to design Wolfiemetrics Romeil Sandhu, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics (BMI) jointly administered by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and School of Medicine, has earned a 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award. Sandhu received the $500,000 award for his project: Network Geometry for Analyzing Dynamical Systems.

Professor Sandhu’s research is focused on how we study and develop reliable communication and social systems that are robust to potential attack. His work could help to make these systems better able to combat these types of intrusions and extends well beyond such systems to areas in cancer biology, finance, and air traffic control. As he explains it, “we are interested in developing the underlying mathematical tools in hopes that it can be readily applied, through collaborators, to varying fields.”

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Michalis Polychronakis Earns $500K NSF CAREER Award for Cybersecurity Research

Michalis Polychronakis Earns $500K NSF CAREER Award for Cybersecurity Research Building on a history of support to computer science researchers at Stony Brook University, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award to Professor Michalis Polychronakis, the Department of Computer Science has announced.

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Esther Takeuchi Named European Inventor Award Finalist

Esther Takeuchi Named European Inventor Award Finalist Stony Brook Athletics has partnered with the Department of Computer Science to design Wolfiemetrics – an exciting new application that will revolutionize the workouts of Stony Brook student-athletes inside the Dubin Family Student-Athlete Performance center. Designed by four Stony Brook students, Wolfiemetrics will capture and track data that will enable the strength and conditioning staff to maximize the performance of each student-athlete throughout their careers on campus.

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Computer Scientist Robert Patro Earns 2018 NSF CAREER Award

Computer Scientist Robert Patro Earns 2018 NSF CAREER Award Professor Robert Patro of the Department of Computer Science has received a 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for his research proposal, A Comprehensive and Lightweight Framework for Transcriptome Analysis. In layman’s terms, this project focuses on the field of RNA (ribonucleic acid) research and how to analyze sequencing data pertaining to it. In addition to performing various other functions in the cell, RNA acts as a messenger molecule, carrying instructions from DNA and acting as a template for protein synthesis.

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NSF CAREER Award for Ya Wang to Support Neurodegenerative Disease Research

NSF CAREER Award for Ya Wang to Support Neurodegenerative Disease Research Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Ya Wang has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her project, Understanding Dynamics of Ultra-small Magnetic Nanoparticles in the Brain for Neuron Regeneration Therapies​. The award exclusively supports the research of junior faculty with federal grant funding.

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Mercedes-Benz Research Development North America to Support Advanced Power Sources Lab at Stony Brook University

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences announces a partnership with Mercedes-Benz Research Development North America (MBRDNA) to provide corporate support to the Stony Brook University Advanced Power Sources Laboratory, directed by Professor Esther Takeuchi, to enable basic research advancing alternative high capacity anode materials for lithium ion type batteries in the Takeuchi laboratories. The research is done collaboratively involving SUNY Distinguished Professor Esther Takeuchi, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Kenneth Takeuchi and Research Professor Amy Marschilok, the Principal Investigators in the Takeuchi Research Group .

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NSF CAREER Award for Anshul Gandhi: Funding propels cloud computing research

NSF CAREER Award for Anshul Gandhi: Funding propels cloud computing research The National Science Foundation (NSF), one of the leading government research agencies in the American science realm, is once again demonstrating its support to computer science researchers at Stony Brook University through its Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER).

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Mechanical Engineering Awarded $1 Million from ARPA-E for Transformational Energy Technology

Mechanical Engineering Awarded $1 Million from ARPA-E for Transformational Energy Technology The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has been awarded $1 Million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Led by Professor Ya Wang, the funding will be used to develop a Synchronized Low-Energy Electronically-Chopped Passive-InfraRed (PIR) Sensor for Occupancy Detection (SLEEPIR), an inventive occupancy sensing solution, for residential homes for detecting high accuracy human presence.

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Esther Takeuchi Invested as Knapp Chair in Energy and the Environment

Esther Takeuchi Invested as Knapp Chair in Energy and the Environment From cell phones, computers and cars to kids toys, remote controls and other utilities, batteries big and small can be found everywhere on Earth — including our landfills.

Esther Takeuchi, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, aims to curb that pollution with the following question: Is it possible to develop an energy storage system that can lead to a more sustainable Earth?

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Engineering for the Developing World 2017: Where Problems Meet Solutions

Engineering for the Developing World 2017: Where Problems Meet Solutions My name is Julian Kingston, a proud graduate of Stony Brook University, Class of 2017. This past summer I had the esteemed pleasure of being the teaching assistant to an ingenious group of students on the first Global Innovation Study Abroad program. The program was created by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and hosted by the Turkana Basin Institute (TBI) in Northern Kenya. It aims to apply concepts from STEM field classrooms to help solve some of the everyday challenges facing in the developing world..

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Biomedical Engineering Team Awarded $1.97M to Transform Bioimaging Technology

Biomedical Engineering Team Awarded $1.97M to Transform Bioimaging Technology Professor Shu Jia,in the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the School of Medicine, received a $1.97M, five year Maximizing Investigators’ Resource Award (MIRA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The goal of MIRA is to increase the efficiency of NIGMS funding by providing investigators with stability and flexibility to enhance productivity and foster cutting edge scientific breakthroughs.

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The Future is Fusion: Materials Science Professor Awarded DOE Early Career Award to Advance Alternative Energy Solutions

The Future is Fusion: Materials Science Professor Awarded DOE Early Career Award to Advance Alternative Energy Solutions The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is proud to announce that Jason Trelewicz, PhD, has received the prestigious Early Career Research award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Professor Trelewicz will receive a total of $750K over five years to develop his project: “Enhancing the Performance of Plasma-facing Materials Through Solute-stabilized Nanostructured Tungsten Alloys.”

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Tiny Droplets and Magnets Solve Big Problems: Biomedical Engineering Receive NSF Funding to Advance Microfluidic Technology

Tiny Droplets and Magnets Solve Big Problems: Biomedical Engineering Receive NSF Funding to Advance Microfluidic Technology Eric Brouzes, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation CBET division entitled: Physical Principles of Magnetic Extraction from Microfluidic Droplets. This three-year, $300K award will study the extraction of magnetic beads from microfluidic droplets with the translational goal of developing an efficient way to access genetic information of single-cells at high speed.

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Two Distinguished CEAS Faculty Elected 2017 NAI Fellows: Arie Kaufman and Clinton Rubin

Two Distinguished CEAS Faculty Elected 2017 NAI Fellows: Arie Kaufman and Clinton Rubin The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is pleased to announce the elections of two distinguished faculty as Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Arie Kaufman and Clinton Rubin have been awarded the distinction of 2017 NAI Fellows, a high honor bestowed upon academic innovators and inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions and innovations that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.

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Professor Anatoly Frenkel Elected Fellow of American Physical Society

Professor Anatoly Frenkel Elected Fellow of American Physical Society Stony Brook University Professor Anatoly Frenkel, from the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been elected a 2017 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).

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Danny Bluestein, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Named BMES Fellow

Danny Bluestein, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Named BMES Fellow The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences congratulates Professor Danny Bluestein for his election to the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Class of 2017 Fellows. Bluestein is a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and director of the Biofluids Research Group at Stony Brook University. His award-winning work tackles the dynamics of flow and cellular transport in blood recirculating devices and the diseased cardiovascular system.

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NSF Funds Cross-Cutting CEAS Collaboration to Optimize Cloud Computing for Real-Life Applications

NSF Funds Cross-Cutting CEAS Collaboration to Optimize Cloud Computing for Real-Life Applications Even for the personal smartphone or home computer user there is no avoiding the use of cloud computing. Cloud computing is low in cost, easily available, and offers access to useful services that would otherwise be out of reach. Services such as Netflix, Amazon Fire, and Expedia are only some of the popular online services being hosted on the cloud. On the backend, dynamic applications in the cloud are more lucrative if their deployments grow through dynamic capacity provisioning. Software deployments must be carefully provisioned to meet their performance requirements without wasting resources.

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Engineering-Driven Medicine: Interdisciplinary Teams at Stony Brook Awarded Seed Funding for Cancer Research

Engineering-Driven Medicine: Interdisciplinary Teams at Stony Brook Awarded Seed Funding for Cancer Research The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Stony Brook School of Medicine have embarked on an ambitious and exciting journey to advance engineering-driven medicine. Dubbed by some as the “the third revolution in medicine,” convergence science integrates medicine and engineering to confront some of the big unanswered questions in healthcare, and enables technologies that seek to revolutionize how we deliver healthcare.

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Transforming Smart Technologies: NSF funding helps push the limits of today’s smart devices

Transforming Smart Technologies: NSF funding helps push the limits of today’s smart devices Today’s smartphone is often referred to as the “Swiss army knife” of modern life. For any purpose, there is an application, or “app” as they are universally known. More often than not, there is not just one, but multiple apps at our fingertips to meet our daily needs, from social, entertainment, and environmental to health and transportation. However, there are boundaries to this immense convenience and flexibility – it is limited to software only. For example, there is no app to measure the air pollutant levels in the home. The reason is simple: as “smart” as today’s commodity phones are, they are not equipped with special sensors that can measure these pollutants. Such limitations in hardware - both sensors and radios - have been a major roadblock to a true “Swiss army knife” device whose hardware can be reconfigured to suit purposes beyond commodity smartphones.

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WISE Student Alexa Rockwell ’18 Understands Technology's Potential in a World that Needs It

WISE Student Alexa Rockwell ’18 Understands Technology's Potential in a World that Needs It Alexa Rockwell wanted to learn how to code in high school, but her district didn’t offer any computer science courses. She wanted to compete in the Long Island High School Robotics competition, but her school didn’t have a robotics team. So, by the time she was a senior in high school, she successfully petitioned her school district to add coding classes to the curriculum, and founded New Rochelle High School’s first Robotics team.

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NSF CAREER Award: Professor Karen Chen-Wiegart Advancing Metallic Nano-Materials with X-ray Methods and Nanotechnology

Karen Chen-Wiegart, an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering (MSCE) in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Karen Chen-Wiegart, an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering (MSCE) in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been awarded the 2018 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award (NSF CAREER award) for her project, “A Multi-modal Study of Bi-continuous Pattern Formation in Nano/Meso Composite and Porous Metals Films via Solid-State Interfacial Dealloying.” The NSF CAREER award is one of the most competitive and prestigious awards proving federal grants to support junior faculty with research and educational activities. She will receive $558K during the next five years to conduct her project.

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NSF CAREER Award: Professor Romeil Sandhu Applies Mathematics to Improve Security and Reliability of Complex Networks

Professor Romeil Sandhu Professor Sandhu’s research is focused on how we study and develop reliable communication and social systems that are robust to potential attack. His work could help to make these systems better able to combat these types of intrusions and extends well beyond such systems to areas in cancer biology, finance, and air traffic control. As he explains it, “we are interested in developing the underlying mathematical tools in hopes that it can be readily applied, through collaborators, to varying fields.

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Stony Brook Athletics Teams with Computer Science to Launch WolfieMetrics

Stony Brook Athletics has partnered with the Department of Computer Science to design Wolfiemetrics Stony Brook Athletics has partnered with the Department of Computer Science to design Wolfiemetrics – an exciting new application that will revolutionize the workouts of Stony Brook student-athletes inside the Dubin Family Student-Athlete Performance center. Designed by four Stony Brook students, Wolfiemetrics will capture and track data that will enable the strength and conditioning staff to maximize the performance of each student-athlete throughout their careers on campus.

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Michalis Polychronakis Earns $500K NSF CAREER Award for Cybersecurity Research

Professor Polychronakis’ Professor Polychronakis’ work is motivated by the fact that “the exploitation of vulnerabilities in popular software is among the leading causes of system compromise and malware infection.” In the abstract, Polychronakis acknowledges that attackers will continue to find exploitable vulnerabilities in widely used software, and principled software shielding technologies are a critical layer of defense against advanced exploits.

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Esther Takeuchi Named European Inventor Award Finalist

Esther Sans Takeuchi Esther Sans Takeuchi, PhD, the William and Jane Knapp Endowed Chair in Energy and the Environment, a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences and in Materials Science and Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University, Chief Scientist of the Energy Sciences Directorate at Brookhaven National Laboratory and the holder of more than 150 patents has been named a finalist for the European Inventor Award. The European Patent Office (EPO) selected Professor Takeuchi as a finalist in the category of “Non-EPO countries.” The winners of the EPO’s 2018 innovation prize will be announced at a ceremony in Paris on June 7.

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Computer Scientist Robert Patro Earns 2018 NSF CAREER Award

Professor Robert Patro of the Department of Computer Science Professor Robert Patro of the Department of Computer Science has received a 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for his research proposal, A Comprehensive and Lightweight Framework for Transcriptome Analysis.

Robert PatroIn layman’s terms, this project focuses on the field of RNA (ribonucleic acid) research and how to analyze sequencing data pertaining to it. In addition to performing various other functions in the cell, RNA acts as a messenger molecule, carrying instructions from DNA and acting as a template for protein synthesis.

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Human-computer Interaction: New Book Offers Perspective and Systematic Approach

Computer Science Professor Xiaojun Bi Computer Science Professor Xiaojun Bi is one of four co-editors and a co-author of the newly released book, Computational Interaction. This book provides a fresh perspective on the way humans and computers interact with one-another, along with presenting a new systematic engineering approach to the design of user interfaces.

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SBU Takes Giant Step Toward Cleaner, Greener World With Gas Institute

Launching the Institute of Gas Innovation and Technology are, from left, Devinder Mahajan, PhD; Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr.; SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson: Ken Daly, President of National Grid New York; and Robert Catell, Chairman of the Advanced Energy Center. Computer Science Professor Xiaojun Bi is one of four co-editors and a co-author of the newly released book, Computational Interaction. This book provides a fresh perspective on the way humans and computers interact with one-another, along with presenting a new systematic engineering approach to the design of user interfaces.

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Mercedes-Benz Research Development North America to Support Advanced Power Sources Lab at Stony Brook University

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences announces a partnership with Mercedes-Benz Research Development North America (MBRDNA) to provide corporate support to the Stony Brook University Advanced Power Sources Laboratory, directed by Professor Esther Takeuchi, to enable basic research advancing alternative high capacity anode materials for lithium ion type batteries in the Takeuchi laboratories. The research is done collaboratively involving SUNY Distinguished Professor Esther Takeuchi, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Kenneth Takeuchi and Research Professor Amy Marschilok, the Principal Investigators in the Takeuchi Research Group.

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NSF CAREER Award for Ya Wang to Support Neurodegenerative Disease Research

Computer Science Professor Xiaojun Bi Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Ya Wang has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her project, Understanding Dynamics of Ultra-small Magnetic Nanoparticles in the Brain for Neuron Regeneration Therapies​. The award exclusively supports the research of junior faculty with federal grant funding.

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Three SBU-Mentored High School Seniors Are Finalists in Regeneron Competition

Ella Feiner Kavya Kopparapu Chiu Fan Bowen Lo Forty finalists have been named in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, and among them are three students who were mentored by faculty at Stony Brook University. The Regeneron competition (formerly known as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search from 1942-1997 and the Intel Science Talent Search from 1998-2016) is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. It is designed to engage and inspire the next generation of scientific leaders.

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Electrical engineering student is undergraduate researcher of the month

Electrical engineering student is undergraduate researcher of the month A senior Electrical Engineering major in the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, and a University Scholars member (class of 2018), Michael D'Agati is a big advocate of research. He enjoys challenges, likes to ask questions, and has thrived in the research environment – being named a Goldwater Scholar (2016), a national honor, in his sophomore year.

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Strengthening Application Resilience: Professor Barbara Chapman Wins NSF SPX Award

Strengthening Application Resilience: Professor Barbara Chapman Wins NSF SPX Award Significant research in the area of computational power and large-scale application efficiency is being conducted by Professor Barbara Chapman, one of the latest computer science faculty members to receive a National Science Foundation (NSF) funding award.

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SBU students and BeLocal build bridges with Madagascar

From left, Yuxin Xia, Luke Papazian, Manuela Corcho, Johnny Donza and their thesis advisor Harold Walker. Photo from Johnny Donza Johnny Donza wants to use the training he’s received as an engineering undergraduate at Stony Brook University to help people 8,600 miles and another continent away in Madagascar.

The group leader of a senior project, Donza is working with Yuxin Xia, Luke Papazian and Manuela Corcho to design and hopefully help build a bridge that will cross a stream on the outskirts of the village of Mandrivany. People living in that village had been walking across a log that has broken to buy and sell food or get to a hospital.

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NSF CAREER Award for Anshul Gandhi

Computer science professor Anshul Gandhi The National Science Foundation (NSF), one of the leading government research agencies in the American science realm, is once again demonstrating its support to computer science researchers at Stony Brook University through its Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER).

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Mechanical Engineering Awarded $1 Million from ARPA-E for Transformational Energy Technology

Mechanical Engineering Awarded $1 Million from ARPA-E for Transformational Energy Technology The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has been awarded $1 Million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Led by Professor Ya Wang, the funding will be used to develop a Synchronized Low-Energy Electronically-Chopped Passive-InfraRed (PIR) Sensor for Occupancy Detection (SLEEPIR), an inventive occupancy sensing solution, for residential homes for detecting high accuracy human presence.

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Multiple NSF Awards Fund Jie Gao’s Algorithm Research

Multiple NSF Awards Fund Jie Gao’s Algorithm Research The National Science Foundation (NSF) is one of the most prestigious organizations in the American science realm. With its dedication to supporting colleges throughout the nation, the NSF continues to help advance computer science research at Stony Brook University. Professor Jie Gao is the latest Stony Brook faculty member to earn not one, but two awards from the NSF. Gao has been awarded $250,000 for the NeTS grant (Research in Networking Technology and Systems) along with $100,000 for the Algorithms for Threat Detection (ATD) grant.

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Transforming Smart Technologies - NSF funding helps push the limits of today’s smart devices

Materials scientist Jason Trelewicz in an electron microscopy laboratory at Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials Materials science is a field that Jason Trelewicz has been interested in since he was a young child, when his father — an engineer — would bring him to work. In the materials lab at his father’s workplace, Trelewicz would use optical microscopes to zoom in on material surfaces, intrigued by all the distinct features he would see as light interacted with different samples.

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Transforming Smart Technologies - NSF funding helps push the limits of today’s smart devices

Professors Fan Ye, Peter Milder and Yuanyuan Yang will design, create and evaluate a novel hardware and software platform where modularized FPGA/software computation components can be easily composed like interlocking Lego pieces, to create customized edge sensing and computing devices for smart applications Today’s smartphone is often referred to as the “swiss army knife” of modern life. For any purpose, there is an application, or “app” as they are universally known. More often than not, there is not just one, but multiple apps at our fingertips to meet our daily needs, from social, entertainment, and environmental to health and transportation. However, there are boundaries to this immense convenience and flexibility – it is limited to software only. For example, there is no app to measure the air pollutant levels in the home. The reason is simple: as “smart” as today’s commodity phones are, they are not equipped with special sensors that can measure these pollutants. Such limitations in hardware - both sensors and radios - have been a major roadblock to a true “swiss army knife” device whose hardware can be reconfigured to suit purposes beyond commodity smartphones.

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Materials Science and Chemical Engineering Professor Uses Art to Communicate Science

Materials Science and Chemical Engineering Professor Uses Art to Communicate Science The study of objects less than a billionth of a meter, also known as “nanometers”, is a special research discipline that Materials Science and Engineering Professor Alexander Orlov, has been working on for years. A major breakthrough in this field has been the emergence of new generation of consumer products containing nanoparticles, nano-enabled biomedical devices and many other exciting developments straight out of science fiction novels. However, like many scientific breakthroughs, there is hesitation in the implementation of nanotechnology.

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Bridging the Information Gap : Advancing Autonomous Systems Through Interactive Control
Bridging the Information Gap Advancing Autonomous Systems Through Interactive Control

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences announces that Professor Romeil Sandhu has been awarded $450K from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), through the Air Force’s Young Investigator Research Program. Professor Sandhu is an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, jointly administered by Stony Brook’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and School of Medicine. AFOSR received more than 285 proposals for this prestigious early career award, open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across the United States who received PhD or equivalent degrees in the last five years.

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Advancing Cancer Imaging : Joel Saltz, MD, of Biomedical Informatics Leads Cancer Imaging Archive Digital  Pathology Effort with collaborative $8M NCI grant

Advancing Cancer Imaging Joel Saltz, MD, of Biomedical Informatics Leads Cancer Imaging Archive Digital Pathology Effort with collaborative $8M NCI grant

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded Joel Saltz, MD, together with and a team of researchers from the University of Arkansas and Emory University, a $8M grant over the next five years to develop an integrated Radiology/Pathology/”omics” data repository that will enable team science research with the ultimate goal of developing ways of steering cancer treatment. This effort will develop and deploy tools to create large collections of well-curated data for algorithm testing and validation.

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Two Distinguished Faculty Awarded 2017 Society Fellowships
Danny Bluestein Anatoly Frenkel

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences congratulates two esteemed faculty recently named fellows of prestigious professional societies: The Biomedical Engineering Society and the American Physical Society.

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Professor-student Duo Earn Best Paper at ACM-BCB

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) held its eighth conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics, otherwise known as the ACM-BCB.

Held in Boston, the conference is known to be the first-in-class “dissemination forum for interdisciplinary research linking computer science, mathematics, statistics, biology, bioinformatics, biomedical informatics and health informatics.” This year, Stony Brook University had the honor of having Professor Rob Patro and PhD student Laraib Malik not only attend the conference, but win the best paper award!

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Biomedical Engineering Awarded 1.97M NIH Grant
Biomedical Engineering Awarded 1.97M NIH Gran

Professor Shu Jia,in the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the School of Medicine, received a $1.97M, five year Maximizing Investigators’ Resource Award (MIRA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The goal of MIRA is to increase the efficiency of NIGMS funding by providing investigators with stability and flexibility to enhance productivity and foster cutting edge scientific breakthroughs.

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Biomedical Engineering Receive NSF Funding to Advance Microfluidic Technology
Biomedical Engineering Receive NSF Funding to Advance Microfluidic Technology

Eric Brouzes, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation CBET division entitled: Physical Principles of Magnetic Extraction from Microfluidic Droplets. This three-year, $300K award will study the extraction of magnetic beads from microfluidic droplets with the translational goal of developing an efficient way to access genetic information of single-cells at high speed. These droplets are extremely stable, they act as capsules that do not merge with each other unless directed, and can be precisely controlled at high speed.

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BME PhD student, publishes findings on alternative lifestyle modifications in Obesity
BME PhD student publishes findings on alternative lifestyle modifications in Obesity

Obesity is one of the pressing issues of the 21st century. Lifestyle modifications in terms of diet and exercise are the primary treatment for obesity. However, patients with disability or morbid obesity would not be able to endure strenuous exercise. Vihita Patel, a fifth year PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, is the first author on a publication in Obesity that used an adult murine model of high fat diet induced obesity. In this study, Vihita demonstrates that low intensity mechanical stimulation, as a surrogate to exercise, can also be an efficacious treatment for obesity and related disorders such as type 2 diabetes.

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Scientists Use Machine Learning to Reveal Chemical Reactions in Real Time
Materials Science and Chemical Engineering Professor and team of scientists use AI to uncover how catalysts work

A joint Stony Brook-BNL research team has found a way to capture the details of chemistry’s elaborate choreography as it happens. Led by Anatoly Frenkel, a professor in Stony Brook University’s Materials Science and Chemical Engineering Department who has a joint appointment with Brookhaven National Laboratory‘s Chemistry Division, the team relied on computers that have learned to recognize the steps in a complex dance of atoms involved in chemical reactions. The findings should help them improve the performance of catalysts to drive reactions toward desired products faster.

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CEAS researchers in the Department of Computer Science awarded $3.5M to address security vulnerabilities
CEAS researchers in the Department of Computer Science awarded $3.5M to address security vulnerabilities

The latest software development practices can turn out new programs and products in record time. However, with enhanced speed and convenience come “code bloat,” creating a larger attack surface with a proliferation of security vulnerabilities, just waiting for hackers. Recent advances in software development often result in the need for constant system updates or bug fixes. Failure to implement these “fixes,” as believed to be the case in the recent Equifax breach, cost the end-user time and money.

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Leadership Changes in Department of Biomedical Engineering
Three PhD candidates to attend Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences announces that Stefan Judex has been appointed interim Chair of  the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Stefan is a full Professor in the BME department and has served in a number of leadership roles, including spearheading the ABET accreditation efforts of the BME department. We recognize and thank Clinton Rubin, Distinguished Professor of BME, who will step down as Chair of the Department    on October 1, 2017.

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Three PhD candidates to attend Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
Three PhD candidates to attend Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Computer Science doctoral candidates Mahsa Torkaman, Mina Abbasi Dinani and Laraib Iqbal Malik each earned a scholarship from the Anita Borg Institute and will attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC17) — the world’s largest computing event for women.The three students will represent Stony Brook University along with eight other students who will attend GHC17 supported by funding from the Department of Computer Science. The Orlando-based event will be held October 4 through October 6.

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Mechanical Engineering Professor recognized for innovation in robotic systems and machine design
Mechanical Engineering Professor recognized for innovation in robotic systems and machine designt

Anurag Purwar, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and his PhD student Shrinath Deshpande were honored with A. T. Yang Memorial Award in Theoretical Kinematics in recognition of their prize-winning paper “A Task-driven Approach to Optimal Synthesis of Planar Four-bar Linkages for Extended Burmester Problem” at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 41st Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, held August 6 through 9 in Cleveland, OH as part of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences.

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Department of Technology and Society Advancing STEM Education in Native Communities with Keck Foundation grant
Department of Technology and Society advancing STEM education in native communities with Keck Foundation grant

Stony Brook University has received a three-year $300,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to support a national program housed at Stony Brook that will expand educational courses connecting indigenous knowledge to science. The program will also help advance partnerships between educators and indigenous populations.

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Biomedical Engineering Receives $1M Keck Foundation Award for Research on the Aging Brain
Biomedical Engineering receives $1M Keck Foundation award for research on the aging brain

The U.S. has a population of more than 50 million seniors for the first time in history. As that number climbs, Stony Brook University has received a three-year $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to fund research that uses brain imaging data to understand how the nutrition of brain neurons affects cognition in aging humans. The research could provide a critical first step toward personalized medicine in neurology for aging patients.

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Prof. Alex Orlov Tackling Air Pollution Using Concrete
Prof. Alex Orlov tackling air pollution using concrete

New research reveals that sulfur dioxide, a major contributor to air pollution, is removed from the air by concrete surfaces. Stony Brook University researcher Alex Orlov, PhD, and colleagues discovered how concrete interacts and eliminates sulfur and nitrogen oxides. Their findings, published in the July edition of the Journal of Chemical Engineering, could be a significant step toward the practice of using waste concrete to minimize air pollution.

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CAREER Award Recipient Fan Ye Focuses on Advancing Smart Environment Technology
CAREER Award Recipient Fan Ye Focuses on   Advancing Smart Environment Technology

The National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for early-career faculty (CAREER) has been awarded to Fan Ye, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He will receive an award of $450k over the next five years to build the foundation for a future smart environment.

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Computer Science PhD Alum Wins Best Dissertation Among Data Science Community
Computer Science PhD Alum Wins Best Dissertation Among Data Science Community

Michael Salerno, a third year Biomedical Engineering PhD student, was awarded the 2017-2018 STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship,  a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the U.S. to support outstanding PhD students from American universities to conduct research in France for up to nine months.

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BME PhD Student Named Chateaubriand Fellow TAs

Michael Salerno, a third year Biomedical Engineering PhD student, was awarded the 2017-2018 STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship,  a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the U.S. to support outstanding PhD students from American universities to conduct research in France for up to nine months.

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CEAS Awarded $4.5 Million in Grants for AI and Cybersecurity TAs

Stony Brook University’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has been awarded two grants totaling $4.5 million from SUNY’s Empire Innovation Program. The funding will be used to recruit and retain world-class faculty and researchers that strengthen Stony Brook’s research productivity...

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CEWIT 2017: Emerging Technologies for a Smarter World TAs

We cordially invite you to submit your contribution to the 13th International Conference & Expo on Emerging Technologies for a Smarter World (CEWIT2017). 

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Open Call for Papers TAs

CEWIT 2017 is the premier international forum on the application of emerging technologies in infrastructure, healthcare and energy - three of the most critical components of a smarter global environment.

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"A Long but Promising Road Ahead" for Students at Global Engineering Field School in Kenya TAs

After entering the TBI plane, the students flew north towards Ileret to reach the TBI facility. On the way, they saw new horizons and different landscapes that surprised them: remnants of volcanic reactions, a sea of sand that layers the land, and Lake Turkana.

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18 SBU Faculty and Staff Receive SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence Campus

Eighteen of Stony Brook University’s esteemed faculty and staff were honored with 2016-17 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in five categories: Faculty Service, Professional Service, Scholarship and Creative Activities, Teaching, and Adjunct in Teaching.

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SBU’s Ye scores $450K from NSF to design smart environment TAs

Fan Ye has a vision for the future filled with high service and efficiency that doesn’t involve butlers or personal attendants. The assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University is focused on creating smart environments...

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Computer Science Honors TAs TAs

Several Teaching Assistants (TAs) were honored at a recent ceremony for their outstanding service to the Department of Computer Science. In total seven TAs were selected from a number of nominations that were presented to a committee led by Professor I.V. Ramakrishnan.

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Materials Science Professor Esther Takeuchi Featured in Time class

All over California, there's evidence of the state's goal to lead the country in renewable energy. Enormous farms of shiny solar panels have popped up across southern California, and gigantic wind turbines dot the landscape outside nearly all the major cities...

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CEAS Commends Turner Fellowship Recipients class

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is proud to announce that nine CEAS students were chosen to become 2017 Turner Fellows or receive the Ferguson Merit Award.

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Seven SBU Faculty Appointed to SUNY Distinguished Ranks class

The State University of New York Board of Trustees named seven faculty members from Stony Brook University as Distinguished Faculty , SUNY’s highest honor.

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Engineering Approaches to Medicine class

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, together with the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, hosted the second in its engineering-driven medicine workshop series in May 2017.  

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Myung Oh '72 PhD named inaugural Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree class

Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., and Fotis Sotiropoulos, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, announce the induction of Myung Oh PhD, into the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences distinguished alumni Hall of Fame.

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ECE Faculty and Staff Receive SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence Monica Bugallo Anthony Olivo

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is proud to announce that two faculty and staff members have been awarded 2017 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. M ó nica F. Bugallo, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received recognition for Excellence in Teaching, and Anthony Olivo, Senior Technician, for Excellence in Professional Service.

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Professor Long Lu Earns NSF CAREER Award class

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is proud to announce its second National Science Foundation CAREER award recipient for 2017, Long Lu, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science. This is Lu’s fourth NSF award and eighth research grant, securing him over $3 million dollars in research grants.

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Engineering-Driven Medicine Distinguished Lecture class

Stony Brook’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and School of Medicine are honored to host Professor Subra Suresh , President of Carnegie Mellon University, for the first engineering-driven medicine distinguished lecture series.

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Three CEAS Faculty Receive Google Research Awards class

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.  

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NSF Funds SBU Big Data Collaboration with Government Industry class

Department of Computer Science (CS) chair Arie Kaufman and fellow researchers have been awarded new funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), paving the way for Stony Brook to become a university partner in the Center for Visual and Decision Informatics (CVDI).

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Computer Science Professor Develops a New Tool for Gene Expression class

Rob Patro , an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science in Stony Brook’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences , leads a group of computational biological researchers that developed a new software tool, Salmon — a lightweight method to provide fast and bias-aware quantification from RNA-sequencing reads.

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CEAS Offers Study Abroad Program in Kenya class

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is offering an exciting, new study abroad program this summer, ideal for students with an interest in innovative engineering design, geared toward developing populations -- The Global Engineering Field School in Kenya.  With the Turkana Basin Institute as home base for lab and field work, students will collaborate in interdisciplinary teams to have a positive global and local impact.  

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Center for Biotechnology's Clint Rubin and Diane Fabel co-author STAT article on the NIH-REACH Proof-of-Concept Program class

S eeing his or her discovery translated into a new drug, vaccine, diagnostic test, or medical device that that improves human health is something that gives a biomedical scientist tremendous professional and personal satisfaction.

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The Innovators of Tomorrow Video Contest: What is it Like to Be an Engineer?

class Stony Brook University 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 related to STEM fields.

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Materials Science and Chemical Engineering Professor Anatoly Frenkel Leads Research on Protections Against Chemical Warfare Agents

class Chemical warfare agents that could be deployed against both soldiers and civilians have been a grave concern since World War I, when they were first used. Research on methods to defeat these weapons has been a focus of scientists since that time.

 

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Applied Mathematics and Statistics Professor Dima Kozakov's Research on Protein Structure Prediction Featured on the Cover of Nature Protocols class

Proteins are the most abundant substance in living cells aside from water, and their interactions with cellular functions are crucial to healthy life. When proteins fall short of their intended function or interact in an unusual way, these disruptions often lead to disease development.

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William Kay Joins CEAS as Proposal Manger and Writer class

William Kay has been named proposal manager and writer for the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Highly experienced in research and grants administration, Will has helped academic institutions implement strategies to increase grant productivity and craft proposals funded by an array of federal agencies, foundations, and corporations.

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Securing Cyber Everything: CEAS and Brookhaven National Lab Researchers Strategize about Computer and Online Security

As part of its ongoing commitment to advancing interdisciplinary research, The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences convened the first-ever Stony Brook Cyber Day, to address the challenges of a future dominated by automation, and collaborate on potential solutions.  Hosted by the National Security Institute ( NSI) , the event was a true collaboration of academia, industry, and government agencies.

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' Exhausting’ the Possibilities in Environmental Research: PhD student receives graduate award from American Chemical Society class

PhD student Qiyuan Wu has received the 2017 Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry from the American Chemical Society (ACS). As the world’s largest scientific society, the ACS awards up to 20 students each year who show promise in research and the potential to make an impact in the field of environmental chemistry.

 

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Advancing Healthcare through Technology

StudentsThe Reality Deck is one of the latest milestones in Stony Brook’s efforts to advance the third revolution in medicine — the convergence of the life sciences with physical sciences, mathematics, big data and engineering — aimed at tackling human health issues so complex, they can’t be solved by any individual research discipline.

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Science & Society: 500 Metro-area students attend science event hosted by Stony Brook University and Queens College class

The Stony Brook University Garcia Center for Polymers at Engineered Interfaces , with the help of undergraduates from the Stony Brook Program in Chemical and Molecular Engineering, part of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences , together with Queens College hosted the 20 th Annual Science Open House for High School Students on January 5.  

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Congratulations to CEAS faculty mentors and their students for their achievements and recognition in the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search

StudentsSeveral Stony Brook University faculty have helped 23 high school students become scholars in the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search (formerly, Intel STS Competition), the oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition in the U.S.

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CEAS Grad Student Awarded for Her Research Presentation

Fourth NSF CAREER Award for CEAS focuses on Smart and Connected Hospitals

Nusnin Akter, a Materials Science and Chemical Engineering graduate student, won the first place poster award for her research, “2D-Zeolite for the Argon Trap,” at the fifth annual Brookhaven National Lab (BNL) Early Career Researcher Symposium, presented by the Association of Students and Postdocs at BNL on December 13. This symposium is a showcase of the pioneering research that is performed by graduate students and postdocs at BNL.

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NSF and DARPA fund super-resolution light microscopy and neurodegenerative disease research
Fourth NSF CAREER Award for CEAS focuses on Smart and Connected Hospitals

Dr. Shu Jia , faculty member of the Department of Biomedical Engineering within the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, recently received research funding from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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CEAS Professors Salman and Stanacevic Receive Three-Year NSF award
Fourth NSF CAREER Award for CEAS focuses on Smart and Connected Hospitals

CEAS Associate Professors Emre Salman (PI) and Milutin Stanacevic (co-PI) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stony BrookUniversity received a prestigious three-year award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their research, “CPS: Breakthrough: Charge-Recycling based Computing Paradigm for Wirelessly Powered Internet of Things.”

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Hydraulic Engineering: Solving Real World Problems
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Stony Brook University congratulates Fotis Sotiropoulos, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, for being selected by the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) to receive the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) 2017 Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award.

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Securing Cyber Everything: CEAS and Brookhaven National Lab Researchers Strategize about Computer and Online Security

As part of its ongoing commitment to advancing interdisciplinary research, The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences convened the first-ever Stony Brook Cyber Day, to address the challenges of a future dominated by automation, and collaborate on potential solutions.  Hosted by the National Security Institute ( NSI) , the event was a true collaboration of academia, industry, and government agencies.

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Advancing Smart Environment Technology
Eight College Alumni Named to 40 Under Forty

The National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for early-career faculty (CAREER) has been awarded to Fan Ye, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He will receive an award of $450k over the next five years to build the foundation for a future smart environment.

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Eight College Alumni Named to 40 Under Forty
Eight College Alumni Named to 40 Under Forty

Each year, Stony Brook University honors forty distinguished alumni who are under 40 years of age and enjoying great success and making significant contributions to their field. This year eight honorees are graduates of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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Creating a Sustainable Earth: Batteries Included

Renowned Energy Storage Researcher Esther Takeuchi Named Knapp Chair in Energy and the Environment

Esther Takeuchi, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, aims to curb that pollution with the following question: Is it possible to develop an energy storage system that can lead to a more sustainable Earth?

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Reaching Out: Guiding STEM Outreach
Reaching Out: Guiding STEM Outreach

A team at Stony Brook University, led by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS), has developed a comprehensive program   to work with school districts on Long Island to better prepare students for careers in engineering, with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Grid, a corporate partner.

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Big Questions and Bold Ideas: CEAS charts interdisciplinary approach to cancer
Convergence Science Takes Aim at Cancer

Despite significant investment in research and the ‘War on Cancer’ launched in the 1970’s, cancer remains among the top causes of death for Americans. The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) in partnership with the School of Medicine and the Stony Brook Cancer Center has embarked on an ambitious journey to advance convergence science taking aim at cancer.

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The Third Revolution in Medicine Charts a Virtual Course
power to the people

Life Sciences converge with physical sciences, mathematics, big data and engineering

Arie Kaufman stepped inside the Reality Deck at the Center for Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology at Stony Brook University. Composed of 416 super-high-resolution screens that cover its 11-foot-tall walls, this spacious 30-by-40 foot immersive theater is operated by an 80-graphics-processor cluster that crunches the background data into billions of pixels.

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Getting Power to the People
power to the people

Stony Brook is at the forefront of developing clean, sustainable energy sources

As energy consumption continues to rise at an alarming worldwide rate, the need to cultivate unexplored sources to meet ever-increasing demand has never been more pressing. Developing viable solutions to address the crisis has become a priority for scientists scrambling to come up with the Next Big Idea in energy. At Stony Brook University, researchers are turning their vision for a sustainable tomorrow into reality.

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Reflections from the Dean: Our Best Days are yet to Come!
Our best days are yet to come!

"My first year at Stony Brook as dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) has been a fast-paced year of transition, positive change, team building and growth. It’s been a year infused with creative energy and new ideas, during which I’ve had the opportunity to learn a great deal and make many new friends. I’ve been both inspired and humbled by the extraordinary talent of our distinguished faculty, the enthusiasm and drive of our amazing students, and the achievements and commitment of our alumni. I feel a great sense of purpose and responsibility to be in a position to impact the lives of the next generation of leaders, thinkers, tinkerers and innovators for the global economy. "

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NSF CSR Program Funds Gandhi's Cloud Computing Research
NSF CSR Program Funds Gandhi's Cloud Computing Research

Anshul Gandhi, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, has been awarded a Computer Systems Research (CSR) award by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The funding will allow him and his team of students to conduct research on cloud load balancers and their performance.

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A WISE Choice: Mónica Bugallo is appointed the inaugural Faculty Director of WISE
Mónica Bugallo

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) created a new Faculty Director for the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) honors program to support its strong commitment to STEM diversity.  Associate Professor Mónica Bugallo has been appointed to serve in the inaugural role.

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Fourth NSF CAREER Award for CEAS focuses on Smart and Connected Hospitals
Fourth NSF CAREER Award for CEAS focuses on Smart and Connected Hospitals

Dr. Shan Lin was recently awarded NSF CAREER funding for his project Safe and Secure Network Control for Smart and Connected Hospitals. This is the fourth NSF CAREER award this year for the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS)Assistant Professor Lin was thrilled to learn recently that he has joined the exclusive National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awardees club. NSF CAREER awards are one of the most prestigious awards given to support junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through research education.

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Groundbreaking Collaboration with BNL and Air Force Research Lab Results in Gold Nanoparticles                                      
Groundbreaking Collaboration with BNL and the Air Force Research Lab Results in Gold Nanoparticles

A leading researcher in the College of Engineering and Applied Science teamed with scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) to produce gold nanoparticles. Using a new method called, Helium Nanodroplet Deposition (HND), Alexander Orlov and his team of collaborators created gold nanoparticles of unprecedented purity and stability. This discovery not only highlights the possibilities of creating materials that solve energy and environmental problems, but also showcases SBU’s collaborative success with BNL and AFRL.

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Danny Bluestein Devices Petar Djurić Takes the Helm in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) is pleased to announce that Professor Petar M. Djurić has been appointed the chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).

With the department more than 25 years, Djurić has served the department, college and university in a number of capacities. His primary research focus is in the area of signal and information processing with specific interest in the theory of signal modeling, detection, and estimation; Monte Carlo-based methods; signal and information processing over networks; machine learning, RFID, and the Internet of Things.

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Danny Bluestein Devices New Method to Model Protein Interactions May Help Accelerate Drug Development

Stony Brook-led international research team creates ultra-fast approach detailed in PNAS

Stony Brook, NY – July 11, 2016 – Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) are the basis of cellular functions, and when these processes are compromised diseases such as cancer emerge. For years scientists have tried with mixed success to map out PPIs to understand cellular processes. Now a team of international scientists led by Stony Brook University researchers have created an ultra-fast way to model protein interactions.

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Danny Bluestein Devices National Academy of Engineering Selects Orlov to Attend E.U.-U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Dr. Alexander Orlov, Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering,affiliate faculty of the Chemistry Department, and
faculty member of the Consortium for Interdisciplinary Environmental Research, is one of the few engineers worldwide who was selected to attend
the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) prestigious E.U.-U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.

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Danny Bluestein Devices NIH Pumps $3.6M into Cardiovascular Research at Stony Brook University

The National Institute of Health (NIH) has awarded a team of scientists led by Danny Bluestein (Principal Investigator), Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University, funding to conduct multi-scale simulations of cardiovascular processes. Work on the project will be carried out concurrently by Yuefan Deng (Co-Investigator), of Stony Brook’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, as well as Marvin Slepian (Co-Investigator), of the Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona.

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Elevating CEAS: Leadership Team is in Place

CEAS Leadership
The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) at Stony Brook University (SBU) is thrilled to announce several key appointments that complete the new CEAS leadership team.
In October 2015, Fotis Sotiropoulos was appointed the dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS). Upon his appointment, Sotiropoulos said; “As dean I will actively engage our faculty, students, and alumni in a team-effort to make this world class College even better.” CEAS is certainly heading in that direction with a new leadership team in place to support their strategic mission.
 

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NSF CAREER Award to Make Portable Parallel Programming Possible

Chowdhury Rezaul Chowdhury developing resource-oblivious algorithms for laptops to supercomputers

STONY BROOK, N.Y., April 15, 2016 Rezaul Chowdhury , PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences , has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The award will help to advance his research on developing theories and efficient tools to facilitate the design of portable parallel algorithms to be used in computing platforms ranging from small laptop computers to massive supercomputers. These algorithms will have no need of hardware parameters in the code, yet run efficiently. 
 

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  Demanding More From Technology: Technology for Society Project Seeks Answers  

Professor Todd Pittinsky of the Department of Technology and Society in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University (SBU) has launched the Technology for Society project. The goal of this multidisciplinary effort is to demand more from the explosion of new technology.  

“We need to ask not what technology can do,” says Pittinsky, “but what it can do for us.” The conferences and books that make up the project will marshal the breadth, depth, and rigor of academic scholarship to make sure that technology will not just amaze and revolutionize society, but will also serve our most worthy desires for safety, health, well-being, companionship, community, peace, and justice.

The project was specifically named Technology for Society by Pittinsky  because technology should be