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Fractal Art Combines Math and Computing

May 12, 2014 |

You don’t need to be a mathematician to appreciate the beauty and elegance of fractal geometries, those infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales. Recently, a group of computing and software students from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, created stunning fractal geometries using the University of Toronto’s powerful IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer. Despite being generated by a Read more…

The Math-Supercomputing Connection

Sep 17, 2013 |

David Brown, the director of the Computational Research Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, explores the deep connection between mathematics and modern computer science.

XSEDE Keynote: Democratizing Scientific Research

Aug 2, 2013 |

The path to a more inclusive science community has not been without challenges, a major one being the lack of effective communication between Natives and non-Natives at the researcher level, as well as society at large. That in turn sometimes discourages Native Americans from…

Mind the Gap: Bridging the Gender Divide

May 1, 2013 |

What can be done to address gender inequality in computer science?

Opinion: The Presidential Choice for Science and Technology

Oct 25, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”” alt=”” width=”92″ height=”92″ />With the looming US elections just days away, it’s worth considering what effect the choice for President will have on federal science and technology policies for the next four years. While this is hardly a hot button issue in most voters’ minds, these policies will have a much bigger impact on the quality of people’s lives than the political soundbites currently being sprayed across the public airwaves.

Watson Goes to Washington

Mar 2, 2011 |

New Jersey Congressman Rush Holt beat IBM’s AI darling.

A CEO’s Take on US Competitiveness

Apr 29, 2010 |

Even multinationals get the blues.

Turning Math into Cash

Feb 23, 2010 |

IBM is tapping mathematical models to optimize business practices.