In the News
June 18, 2013
A Smarter Planet
"Cognitive Computing: A New Imperative for National Competitiveness"
As part of Argonne's continued focus on high-performance, advanced computing and its vital importance for the nation, Laboratory Director Eric D. Isaacs and Associate Laboratory Director Rick Stevens participated in an event with the House Science and Laboratory Caucus: "Cognitive Computing: A New Way of Thinking." | read more>
June 13, 2013
The Christian Science Monitor
"Study raises hope of combating global warming by reducing soot"
Black-carbon soot is the No. 2 global warming agent released into the atmosphere by human activities. A landmark study in California shows some success in controlling it. Argonne researcher Yan Feng helped craft the proposal for the study three years ago. | read more>
June 12, 2013
"Biology: The big challenges of big data"
Globus Online, a free web-based file-transfer service from the UChicago/Argonne Computation Institute is one approach for data-sharing among many collaborators in the biology domain. | read more>
May 29, 2013
"Data Won the U.S. Election. Now Can It Save the World?"
Data scientist Rayid Ghani helped persuade voters to re-elect President Obama. Now he’s using big data to create a groundswell of social good. | read more>
May 27, 2013
Mapping the Great Indoors
"Peter Andrey Smith, The New York Times"
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is funding several projects to explore microbial ecology, including the Hospital Microbiome Project led by Argonne's Jack Gilbert. | read more>
May 22, 2013
"Science is a voyage -- but we need to travel faster, says Ian Foster"
Ian Foster speaks at CERN about his vision for The Discovery Cloud. | read more>
May 22, 2013
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
"Subcommittee Discusses High Performance Computing Priorities"
On May 22, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing to examine high performance computing research and development challenges and opportunities, specifically as they relate to exascale computing. Testifying before the Subcommittee were Dr. Roscoe Giles, Chairman of the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee; Dr. Rick Stevens, Associate Laboratory Director for Computing, Environment and Life Sciences at Argonne National Laboratory; Ms. Dona Crawford, Associate Director for Computation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; and Dr. Daniel Reed, Vice President for Research and Economic Development at the University of Iowa. | read more>
May 20, 2013
"The Obama Campaign's Chief Data Scientist on the Future of Civic Data"
The CI's Rayid Ghani talks about the future of civic data and the open government movement, the use of machine learning and public data to improve civic services, and the Obama campaign's use of data. | read more>
May 16, 2013
Data Center Knowledge
"Bionimbus Applies Cloud Power to Genetic Data-Crunching"
An ambitious project at the University of Chicago aims to lead the nation in biomedical computation, by making the region the largest hub in the world for genetic and medical information. | read more>
May 8, 2013
"What the Obama Campaign's Chief Data Scientist Is Up To Now"
Rayid Ghani has joined the University of Chicago with the goal of trying to keep the best minds of his generation from working on advertising. | read more>