Since its inception in 2007, the Institute for CyberScience has Seed Co-Funded various interdisciplinary projects, many of which have gone on to be funded by external agencies. ICS has also funded conferences and workshops that encourage interdisciplinary collaborations.
ICS Seed Co-Funded projects:
FY 2009 - 2010
James Wang (PI)
"Automated, Ontology-based Annotation and Retrieval of Histological Images and Quantitative Phenotypes" (CTSI) Abstract (PDF)
Brian A. Canada, Georgia Thomas, Keith Cheng and James Z. Wang, "SHIRAZ: An Online System for Automated Annotation and Retrieval of Tissue Microscopy Images for Characterization of Gene Function," Multimedia Tools and Applications, Special Issue on Hot Research Topics in Multimedia, 2011. http://infolab.stanford.edu/~wangz/project/imsearch/MEDICAL/MTA/
Anton Nekrutenko (PI)
"Expanding Galaxy into a Penn State Portal for Publishing of Analysis Methodologies in Life Sciences"
On-line journals have completely overtaken their paper counterparts in the past few years. Numerous scientific publications exist only in a virtual state and many biomedical investigators cannot recall their last trip to the library. Yet despite these developments most on-line publications remain little more than static repositories of PDF files. The proposed project will concentrate on Galaxy Page System where peer reviewers and reads will be able to see computational analyses of biological data exactly as they were performed. There anyone will be able to see original parameters, play with analyses and adopt them for his/her own research. For a preview of our system please visit this page:
Nadine Barrie Smith (PI)
"Adaptive, Personalized Healthcare Monitoring and Delivery for Nutritional Adherence in Diabetes Control" (CTSI) Abstract (PDF)
Tim Simpson (PI), David Celento, Sandeep Purao, Matt Parkinson, Sam Hunter, Russell Barton, Cari Bryant-Arnold, Dan Cahoy, John Messner, Dan Willis (Co-PIs)
"Interdisciplinary Creativity Initiative to Foster Transformative Innovation Using Digital Tools" Abstract (PDF)
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Jorge Sofo (PI)
The fourth US workshop on the WIEN code is a hands-on activity dedicated to teach the use of the WIEN2k Density Functional Theory Package. WIEN2k is one of the most popular electronic structure codes used to perform calculations with the Full Potential LAPW method. The workshop is a unique opportunity to learn the use, power and limitations of the package with the tutoring of the authors and developers of the code. The activities will be aimed at graduate students and researchers from industry and academia. The only pre-requisite is to have a basic knowledge of solid state physics, and chemistry. It is planned as a four-day activity with lectures on the scientific aspects of the method, applications, hand-on activities on selected examples, and the opportunity to receive a head start on a personal project.
Eric Paterson (PI), Jim Brasseur, John Cimbala, Brent Craven, Mike Kinzel, Kostadin Ivanov, Keefe Manning, Scott Miller (Co-PIs)
"Mid-Atlantic OpenFOAM Users Group Workshop at Penn State University" Abstract (PDF)