Research Spotlights

  • Jail breaking the PDF and digitizing biological Collections at iDigInfo

    Dr. Greg Riccardi — December 2013

    In the era of big data, the dissemination and management of scientific information is becoming an increasing challenge for researchers. The [Institute for Digital Information and Scientific Communication]( (iDigInfo) at the College of Communication and Information is a new Research Institute at Florida State University aiming to make a dent in that challenge. To that end, iDigInfo and its director, Greg Riccardi, have been a major part of several national research grants.

  • Computers as Biochemistry Microscopes

    Dr. Wei Yang — October 2013

    Using the Florida State Research Computing Center’s High Performance Computing (HPC) Cluster and some innovative modeling algorithms, Dr. Yang and his team have not only achieved long-timescale biological simulations, but have also shown that it can be done using commodity hardware and standard software tools. These techniques will enable much more research to be done much more cheaply by many more scientists.

  • Studying the Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

    Dr. Steve Morey, COAPS — September 2013

    Dr. Steve Morey is no stranger to conducting large-scale research. Very large-scale. A physical oceanographer at the Center for Ocean and Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Morey has been able to generate ocean topography models, study how currents affect fisheries and explore effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.