At the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, held July 16 in Redmond, WA, a panel of experts from academia, government, and Microsoft Research discussed the role of multidisciplinary research powered by computing in maintaining the U.S. position as the world’s number one innovation leader. Panelists were RENCI’s Dan Reed, Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer of Microsoft’s Advanced Strategies and Policy division; Rick Rashid, senior vice president, Microsoft Research; and Jeannette Wing, assistant director for the National Science Foundation’s Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) directorate. Ed Lazowska, Bill and Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, moderated the discussion.
Registration is now open for the 2007 Microsoft eScience Workshop, hosted by the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI). This free workshop will be held Oct. 21-23 at the University of North Carolina’s Friday Center for Continuing Education. To register, go to http://www.mses07.net.
Jeff White, an associate professor in the Department of Soil Science at North Carolina State University (NCSU), hopes to make farming more cost-effective and environmentally sound in North Carolina and across the country, with help from the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) and its visualization resources. Read more
CHAPEL HILL, NC, June 21, 2007–Patrick Dreher, a theoretical nuclear physicist at MIT with years of experience in research computing and information technology strategic planning, will lead the effort to expand the IT infrastructure that supports the work of the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), its engagement sites, and research computing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, RENCI Director Dan Reed announced today.
CHAPEL HILL, NC, June 19, 2007 – The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) has expanded access to the world’s largest video history archive to students, faculty and staff at Duke University and North Carolina State University.
CHAPEL HILL, NC, June 18, 2007 — Four faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been named Faculty Fellows of the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) and will spend the next year working closely with RENCI staff on innovative research projects that use advanced technologies.
Just in time for the hurricane season, emergency service providers across North Carolina have a new tool available to help them interpret weather data and coordinate response plans, called NC-FIRST. Read more
Stephen Marshall, associate professor of epidemiology and orthopedics in the University of North Carolina’s Schools of Public Health and Medicine and biostatistician at UNC’s Injury Prevention Research Center, expected to analyze his research findings at his personal computer until he heard about the visualization wall at RENCI’s Health Sciences Collaboration Center. Read more
The Networking and Information Technology Subcommittee of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) delivered a report on the National Coordination Office’s Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program at the April 24 PCAST meeting in Washington.