Lessons in Convergence

Lessons in Convergence

This academic year, the theme is rising stars in a scientific world of convergence. According to the National Science Foundation, “convergence can be characterized as the deep integration of knowledge, techniques, and expertise from multiple fields to form new and expanded frameworks for addressing scientific and societal challenges and opportunities.” The NSF has defined this as a priority area.

Professor Rui Zhang

Rui Zhang Wins NSF Grant

Rui Zhang, an assistant professor of computer and information sciences at the University of Delaware, has received a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to study security and privacy challenges associated with mobile cloud sensing. The grant, which is estimated to run three years, was awarded through NSF’s Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program.

Professor Clause receives award for impact

Professor Clause Receives Award for Impact

Associate Professor James Clause has received the ISSTA 2017 Impact Paper Award from the International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis, which recognizes papers published within the last 10 years that have had a significant impact on the field. The paper presents the software tool Dytan that can be used to detect and prevent attacks, enforce information policy, test software, and track how long sensitive data remains in an application.


Cyberinfrastructure Tools for Precision Agriculture

Professor Taufer, who has already brought her knowledge of data science to the field of medicine through collaborations with clinicians, is now teaming with ecosystem ecologist Rodrigo Vargas, associate professor in UD’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. The two recently received a three-year, $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop cyberinfrastructure tools for precision agriculture in the 21st century.

Graduate Certificate Bioinformatics

Online Graduate Certificate in Applied Bioinformatics Launched

The University of Delaware’s Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (CBCB) has launched of a new Online Graduate Certificate in Applied Bioinformatics aimed at professionals who will join the next generation of researchers and professionals bridging life and computational sciences. The online curriculum and program development is supported by the UD Provost's Initiative for Excellence and Innovation in E-Learning grant in collaboration with Academic Technology Services.

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