Krinos, a junior with a triple major in biological sciences, computer science, and computational modeling and data analytics, has won an Astronaut Scholarship Foundation award. She is the first and only student at Virginia Tech to receive the scholarship.
Chung, an assistant professor of mathematics is using a five-year, $400,000 National Science Foundation CAREER grant to advance mathematical theory and create new tools to cut the costs and time scientists spend in research.
The program at the Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory in the National Capital Region will give students expert data science training, while helping policymakers in the local, state, and federal government improve quality of life in their communities.
Josep Bassaganya-Riera, director of the Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory, won the 2017 Innovator Award presented by the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council (RBTC) during its 18th annual TechNite Awards Dinner April 21.
Researchers at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech’s Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory recently looked at a new therapeutic target to treat flu infection. Their work was published in Frontiers in Immunology.
Virginia Tech researchers are working with the Colorado School of Mines to use earth science and mining expertise to create data sets and 3-D software models that better locate, categorize, and visualize mineral resources.
Students interested in competing will form teams that will each submit a description and a YouTube video about their proposed concept by March 6. A small group of teams will then be selected and loaned a Microsoft HoloLens for the competition, which will take place April 1. Prizes of $3,000, $1,500 and $1,000 will be awarded for the winning entries.
Smartphones, smart clothing, and smart appliances already exist, but emerging "smart cities" are still a concept of our imagined future. A Virginia Tech team wants those smart cities to feature zero energy, zero outage, and zero congestion.
Professor Kirk Cameron has received funding to study variability in high-performance computing, an issue that has broad ramifications. Variance can affect everything from how efficiently Wall Street executes nearly two billion trades per day, to the maintenance of e-commerce transactions made at retail giants like Amazon.
A recent Ph.D. graduate, Jessica Zeitz Self has joined the computer science faculty at the University of Mary Washington. Her experience at Virginia Tech allowed her to become a champion for diversity in her field.
Using mathematics and statistics to examine biological systems, Johnson’s research focuses on understanding how environmental conditions can impact the transmission of infectious diseases and how environment impacts the behavior, energetics, and population dynamics of animals.