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Shant Mahserejian Granted Fellowship to Work at Argonne National Laboratory

September 30, 2013

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During the summer and part of the Fall 2013 semester, Shant Mahserejian, PhD Graduate Student in the Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS) Department, has been granted a fellowship to work at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) as a Research Assistant. There, Shant will be conducting a series of experiments aimed at cataloging a library of images and videos for nine strains of the Myxococcus xanthus bacteria, and will be working with high end laboratory equipment to help progress research of this type of bacteria into uncharted territory.

ACMS PhD Program Aids Pancaldi for Summer School in Lyon, France & Colorado State University

September 26, 2013

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This past summer, Francesco Pancaldi, PhD Graduate Student in the Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS) Department, attended a summer school and conference about biomathematics and modeling in Lyon, France. At the end of July,  Francesco then attended a tutorial about the software package "Bertini" as well as attending a conference on applications of algebraic geometry at Colorado State University.

Chunlei Li Involved in the Cloud Computing Team Team in the IBM Research Lab

September 13, 2013

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Chunlei Li, PhD Graduate Student in the Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS) Department, was part of the Cloud computing team at the IBM China Research Lab as an intern this past summer.  Chunlei participated in three different projects during his summer internship. The first project was to implement DNA sequence alignment on Cloud. The second project was to develop a mobile web application and the third project was to mine a large traffic data set. Chunlei used database techniques and clustering algorithms to identify the spatial-temporal traffic flow patterns. The research experience cultivated by the ACMS PhD graduate program provided Chunlei with a solid foundation to tackle new problems during his internship this past summer. Chunlei found the research he has conducted at Notre Dame was closely related to the research projects conducted this summer during his internship, so it was a smooth transition from the ACMS PhD program to the summer internship at the IBM Research Lab. The insight Chunlei gained from the summer internship has inspired him with new ideas for his research at Notre Dame.

Weiye "Betty" Chen Involved in the Global Service Team in the IBM China Research Lab

September 12, 2013

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Weiye "Betty" Chen, PhD Graduate Student in the Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS) Department, was part of the global service team at the IBM China Research Lab as a global summer intern this past summer.  The team's attempt to improve the application maintenance services using data analysis on the monitored machine data, which are related to the application performance, achieved some exciting results. The project mainly focused on the anomaly detection of the monitored data and the analysis of the relationship between the monitored data anomaly and application issue. The data analysis skills obtained through the ACMS PhD graduate program provided Betty with the knowledge necessary to successfully perform her research.

Mark Alber and Glen Niebur from the University of Notre Dame and Philip Maini from the University of Oxford, UK, co-edit Special Issue of the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology (Springer)

September 06, 2013

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Mark Alber (left) and Glen Niebur (center) from the University of Notre Dame and Philip Maini (right) from the University of Oxford, UK, co-edited a Special Issue of the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology (Springer) titled "Biomedical Modeling:  The Role of Transport and Mechanics" which has just appeared:  August 2013, Volume 75, Issue 8, pp 1233-1237.