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Researchers Find New Clues in 100-Year-Old Mystery of Frank-Starling Law of the Heart

February 8, 2016 – Chicago, IL – Researchers at Illinois Institute of Technology and Loyola University have discovered new clues in the 100-year-old mystery of the Frank-Starling law of the heart: What makes the heart contract more strongly at longer lengths given the same level of calcium activation? More »

Cleversafe Founder Chris Gladwin Donates $7.6 Million to Help Build Top-Tier Computer Science Program at Illinois Tech

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 strengthen Illinois Tech’s computer science program by expanding facilities, attracting top faculty and developing an endowment fund. More »

Researchers Solve Mystery of How AkT "Moves" from Cytosol to Cell Membrane

Chicago – July 29, 2015 - Jialing Xiang, professor of biology at Illinois Institute of Technology, and her collaborators have solved a longtime mystery: how protein kinase (Akt), a key player in cell signaling, “moves” from the cytosol (fluid inside of the cells) to the cell membrane. More »

IIT Offers New Master’s in Computational Decision Science and Operations Research

June 10, 2015 CHICAGO - Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) has introduced a new Master of Science in Computational Decision Science and Operations Research (CDSOR) to meet the growing demand for computationally sophisticated operations research professionals and academics. More »

Illinois Institute of Technology Master of Data Science Program Announces Partnership with Orbitz Worldwide, Inc.

Chicago, IL—April 22, 2015—The Illinois Institute of Technology Master of Data Science program has established a partnership with Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW), a global online travel company, to give students the opportunity to work on real-world data science problems. Students will work with Orbitz as part of their practicum at the end of the program, applying theory learned in the classroom in projects that may ultimately offer new and actionable business insights. More »

Illinois Institute of Technology Master of Data Science Program Now Available Online

Chicago, IL—April 22, 2015—Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) will make its Master of Data Science program available online starting in fall 2015.

Unlike many business or liberal arts school programs, which teach students how to answer well-defined questions, IIT's Master of Data Science program teaches students how to analyze data like a scientist and creatively uncover value hidden in data. More »

Researchers Develop New Methods for Multiple Simultaneous Hierarchical Labeling

January 27, 2015—CHICAGO—To address the growing volume of data and reduce the corresponding search for the "needle in a haystack" in large data sets, researchers at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago have secured three patents (US 8,209,358 B2, US 8,626,792, US 7,720,869 B2) for methods for multiple simultaneous hierarchical labeling. More »

New Fuel Cell Technology: Turning Methane into Usable Liquid Fuel

Chicago, IL — August 1, 2014 — Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) were awarded $2 million over the course of two years to fund studies on hybrid fuel cells from the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). More »

New Book Offers Fresh Take on Mitigating Counterparty Risk

July 16, 2014, CHICAGO – A new book by Stéphane Crépey, Tomasz R. Bielecki and Damiano Brigo offers a fresh take on mitigation of counterparty risk, a key problem of the 2008 global credit crisis and current European sovereign debt crisis and consequently an increasing concern worldwide. More »

IIT and Argonne Researchers Create New Catalyst to Transform Propane into Propene

May 6, 2014 CHICAGO – Researcher Adam Hock of Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and colleagues at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Northwestern University have developed a new catalyst to transform propane into propene (propylene). 

Propene, with worldwide sales of $90 billion in 2008, is a crucial product for the petrochemical industry, used in the manufacture of plastics, packaging and other applications. Current catalysts, while very active for the production of propene, also produce methane and ethylene (smaller hydrocarbon fragments) through unwanted side reactions. Separating the desired products adds to the energy demand and cost of the process. The new catalyst, a silica supported single-site Zn(II) catalyst, is more selective for the desired propane to propene transformation, reducing waste, increasing efficiency, and potentially lowering production costs. Propane dehydrogenation for propene production is used in the United States and globally, particularly in the Middle East, and many plants are currently being built. More »

How Twitter Knows You're Obese

March 26, 2014 CHICAGO – A researcher at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) has found that Twitter knows if you’re obese—or at least, if your county is. Tweets can accurately predict a county’s rates of obesity, diabetes, teen births, health insurance coverage, and access to health foods, according to Aron Culotta, assistant professor of computer science and director of the Text Analysis in the Public Interest Lab. As a result, Twitter and other social media may complement other data sources for public health officials to identify at-risk communities and offer support. More »

Expert Commentary: Nuclear Physics Expert Jeff Terry

Nuclear physics expert Jeff Terry, professor of physics, Illinois Institute of Technology, is available to answer questions about any technical aspect of the Iran arms deal. More »