18
Dec
2014

The cities and urban developments of the future will dwarf what architects and city planners have done in the past, creating an urgent need for new large-scale tools and approaches. Lakesim, one of the first projects of the CI's Urban Center for Computation and Data seeks to address this need, combining modern design tools with scientific supercomputing to create a new platform for testing and modifying different plans.

16
Dec
2014

The genetic code of living things has been likened to a blueprint for life. Unlike a real blueprint, though, the genome doesn’t explicitly lay out everything. Genomes can reveal the amino acid sequence of proteins, the molecules at the heart of biological functions like metabolizing food and fighting disease, but the truly valuable insights lie hidden in a protein's physical structure—a far more elusive piece of data.

12
Dec
2014

The theme for the 2014-15 Computation Institute Inside the Discovery Cloud Speaker Series is "Catalyzing Collaboration," placing the spotlight on the unique, multidisciplinary research partnerships enabled by the CI. As more and more research fields grapple with the linked challenges of big data and complex computational methods, the need for collaboration between computer scientists and domain scientists grows more urgent.