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The Computer Science Department at Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) received a $7.6 million gift from Chris Gladwin, member of the Illinois Tech Board of Trustees and founder of Cleversafe, a high-tech company that revolutionized big data storage. The gift will be used to help...
Jeff Wereszczynski, assistant professor of physics, won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. He won for his proposal “The Effects of Post-translational Modifications and Histone Variants on Chromatin Fiber Dynamics.” Wereszczynski’s...
Adnan Haider (CS 2nd year) won first place (gold) for undergraduate research at a recent ACM/IEEE high-performance computing conference. Haider’s research, “Lessons from Post-Processing Climate Data on Modern Flash-Based HPC Systems,” was selected as the best of all undergraduate research...
Students in Technology, Academia, Research, and Service (STARS) Computing Corps is a national organization of practice for student-led regional engagement as a means to broaden participation in computing. The organization has participating communities at over 50 colleges and universities...
Illinois Tech’s Peng-Jun Wan, professor of computer science, has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for contributions to scheduling and resource allocation in wireless networks. Wan’s areas of expertise include wireless networks, optical networks,...
Jeff Terry, professor of physics, spoke on the panel “Nuclear Security: After the Iran Deal, What’s Next for Nuclear Security?” at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ 6th Annual Clock Symposium at the University of Chicago on November 16. Other panelists were Sharon Squassoni, director and...
Elizabeth Friedman, director, professional master’s programs, College of Science, was awarded the National Professional Science Master’s Association (NPSMA) Board of Directors Award at last week’s NPSMA 6th National Conference in Arlington, Va. The award honors a PSM program director, faculty...
Master of Health Physics student Ian Lake was awarded this year’s Dade Moeller Scholarship Award for graduate studies in Health Physics. His scholarship includes $3,500 for academic expenditures and $1,500 for travel to the 2016 Health Physics Society meeting in Spokane, Wash., where he will be...
S.Y. Chen, senior lecturer in health physics and director of the Master of Health Physics program, gave a talk to the faculty and graduate students in the Medical Physics program at Duke University last month. His talk was titled, “Long-Term Recovery from Major Nuclear or Radiological Emergencies...
A number of Illinois Tech physics people are among the winners of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, which was awarded on November 8 to five global teams that conduct neutrino oscillation experiments. A $3 million prize will be shared among 1,377 scientists on the five...

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