NAU scientist Dr. Kevin Gurney and colleague Dr. Paul Shepson (Stonybrook University) have proposed a new national greenhouse gas information service to meet the challenges of climate change and accelerate emissions reductions in the US. After highlighting the problems with the current ad hoc voluntary approach, the pair outline what a service could deliver and what the next steps are for making this a reality in the US and potentially propagating this across the planet. Especially prescient as the… Read more
The bachelor’s of science in informatics (BSI), a degree option in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems (SICCS) has recently been ranked by Bachelors Degree Center as one of the best programs in the nation. This ranking is based on factors such as cost, reputation, and student outcomes. The BSI program will allow students to integrate cutting-edge tools and skills from data analytics, data science, computer science, statistical analysis and modeling with fundamental knowledge from… Read more
Computer scientist and astroinformaticist Mike Gowanlock, an assistant professor at Northern Arizona University’s School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems, was recently awarded a $411,964 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award will support Gowanlock’s research in the emerging field of parallel computing architectures needed to process large volumes of data generated by major astronomical surveys, including the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST). Read More.
SICCS Researchers Ben Ruddell and Richard Rushforth published research modeling the resilience of US cities to food supply chain shocks in the journal Nature; Supply chain diversity buffers cities against food shocks | Nature. Read more.
Dr. Morgan Vigil-Hayes’ research was recently featured in the Daily Sun. The article covers several NSF projects that address digital disparities in rural and tribal communities, including her recent work on the Digital Backpack project with the local STAR School. Read more.
The team of scientists built a reliable, real-time emissions estimate system to inform and correct public policy as the United States takes on a new pollution reduction target. Read More.