The National Center for Supercomputing Applications has chosen seven UI faculty members as Faculty Fellows for 2009-2010. The Faculty Fellows Program, jointly funded by NCSA and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and in its 11th year, extends opportunities in advanced computing and information technology to UI faculty members. Through the program, faculty members can access and benefit from NCSA's high-performance computing and storage environment, cutting-edge visualization and data analysis capabilities, and opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration. Fellowships include up to $30,000 in support.
Fellows must be in residence and in active association with NCSA during their appointment; fellows will be expected to present a seminar on their project and to submit a brief report summarizing their experience and activities.
- Michael Dietze, a professor of natural resources and environmental sciences, "Refined Estimates of the Eastern North American Carbon Budget: Multi-objective Model Calibration and Data Assimilation."
- Chatham Ewing, a professor of special collections in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, "Multi-Spectral Imaging and Analysis of Manuscript Materials."
- Yong-Su Jin,a professor of food science and human nutrition,"Optimal Strain Design for the Production of Ethanol From Renewable Biomass Through Computing Elementary Flux Modes Using a Genome-scale Stoichiometric Model."
- Steven S. Lumetta,a professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Enhancing GPU-based Supercomputing Through Workload and Communication Optimization."
- Jian Ma,a professor of bioengineering,"Algorithms and Tools for Mammalian Genome Reconstruction Analysis."
- Junho Song,a professor of civil and environmental engineering,"Rapid Decision Support for Hazard Responses by Cyberenvironment of Urban Infrastructure Networks."
- Jacob Sosnoff,a professor of kinesiology and community health "Accelerometery in Wheelchair Propulsion."