Computer systems have many components. Designing a highly efficient algorithm requires carefully examining the intersection of the algorithm design space and modern computer architecture. The design of algorithms for simultaneous execution on multi-core CPUs and graphics processing units (GPUs) is becoming increasingly important, particularly as the world’s fastest supercomputers rely on GPUs to obtain high computational throughput. The GPU contains thousands of cores that can rapidly carry out computation and have very high on-card memory bandwidth. Working with Prof.… Read more
Dr. Afghah received an Research for Undergraduate (REU) supplement of $16k to her current award titled “CRII: SCH: A Computational Framework to False Alarm Suppression in Intensive Care Units”. This grant supports the research of three undergraduate students, James Todd, Nathan Payton-McCauslin and Orvien James Belen to work with her and her group on the analysis of electrocardiogram signals to accurately detect different cardiac events and reduce the high rate of false alarms in ICUs.
NAU Post Doctoral Scientist Dr Tim Rademacher worked with undergraduate students Alexis Helgeson and Elise Miller at Harvard Forest in summer 2019. Alexis and Elise are students from Mt Holyoke College and the College of St Benedict, respectively, and participated in Harvard Forest’s National Science Foundation funded Research Experience for Undergraduates summer program. They measured photosynthesis and leaf fluorescence in the treetops with a boom lift affectionately called “Bucky” (for its bucket enclosure they rode up into the… Read more
May 21, 2019
“Today I am talking the Flux Puppy for a walk at @HarvardForest to measure stem respiration,” NAU postdoctoral researcher Tim Rademacher recently tweeted. With it, a photo of a small white chamber fastened to a tree trunk (think half Dixie cup, half electrode) and hooked at the other end to a handheld tablet sporting a clear, clean graph of… Read more
Illnesses from mosquito bites have tripled in the United States since 2004, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Northern Arizona University evolutionary biologist Crystal Hepp is on the front lines of fighting mosquito-borne pathogens in the region. She recently received a New Investigator Award grant—$75,000 per year for three years—from the Arizona Biomedical Research Centre (ABRC),… Read more
Experts estimate that snowmelt accounts for as much as 75 percent of water supplies in the western United States. As the climate warms, however, it’s not hard to imagine a future when declining snowpack on western mountain ranges means less snowmelt. Scientists and water managers have already seen worrying changes in the timing… Read more