An important new study published this week in Nature Sustainability finds that irrigated crop production accounts for 86 percent of all water consumed in the western U.S.—and of all the water used on western farms, by far the largest portion goes to cattle-feed crops such as alfalfa and grass hay. To alleviate the severe shortage of water in the region—especially… Read more
Professors Scott Goetz and Logan Berner are involved in an effort that brings together a variety of science institutions around the world to look into what the warming planet means for vegetation productivity. Read More
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research — the basic research component of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) — announced it will award approximately $17.8 million in grants to 40 scientists and engineers from 30 research institutions and businesses who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force’s Young Investigator Research Program (YIP).
Dr. Fatemeh Afghah, Assistant Professor at SICCS was one of the 40 young researchers and scientists to receive this prestigious award. Her anticipated research areas for… Read more
West Nile Virus—a potentially deadly infection spread by mosquito bites—is now a permanent resident of Arizona, according to a study by Northern Arizona University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope.
Crystal Hepp, an assistant professor at NAU’s School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems, is the lead author on the study, which analyzed the genetic material of West Nile Virus (WNV) directly from mosquitos collected in Arizona to build out a genomic family… Read more
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