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College of Science in the Media: 2014

Doubts Persist on U.S. Claims of North Korean Role in Sony Hack,” NPR “All Tech Considered,” December 26, 2014, on what made Shlomo Argamon, professor of computer science, think that the perpetrators may have been Russian. Also covered in New York Daily News.

“Experts: How Name Brand and Store-Bought Batteries Stack Up,” CBS Chicago, December 18, 2014, quoting Carlo Segre, Duchossois Leadership Professor of Physics.

“The Next Big Battery Disruption Isn’t Coming Next Year,” Fortune, August 15, 2014, quoting Carlo Segre, Duchossois Leadership Professor of Physics. 

“Turning methane into usable liquid fuel,” R&D Magazine, August 5, 2014, quoting Adam Hock, assistant professor of physics.  

Researcher finds Baxdelta2 tumor suppressor can be generated in some colon cancer cells,” Phys.org, June 12, 2014, on cancer research by Biology Professor Jialing Xiang. 

A new catalyst to transform propane into propene,” Phys.org, May 7, 2014, on research by Adam Hock, assistant professor of chemistry.

Three stories on research by Aron Culotta, assistant professor of physics, on how analyzing Tweets reveals health patterns that track to county health statistics:
How Twitter Knows You’re Obese,” Communications of the ACM, March 31, 2014
Analysis of Tweets Can Crack Obesity Trends,” Popular Science, March 28, 2014
Estimating County Health Statistics by Looking at Twitter,” MedicalXPress, March 27, 2014

“People on the Move,” Crain’s Chicago Business, March 20, 2014, reports that Xian-He Sun was named Distinguished Professor of Computer Science. 

New Model Reduces Data Access Delay, Could Increase Speed 100x,” Scientific Computing, March 11, 2014, about research by Xian-He Sun, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science.

A Battery with Liquid Electrodes Can Be Recharged or Refilled,” MIT Technology Review, February 17, 2014, on nanoelectrofuel battery research by Carlo Segre, Duchossois Leadership Professor of Physics

Illinois Tech's Computer Science Department is mentioned in a Crain's Chicago Business article about efforts to increase the number of female computer science graduates.

Jinqiao (Jeffrey) Duan, professor of applied mathematics at Illinois Institute of Technology, has written a new book, An Introduction to Stochastic Dynamics, to be published by Cambridge University Press in November 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).

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.