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Looking beyond conventional networks can lead to better predictions

Zebra mussels, a ship-borne invasive species, are such a problem in American waters that they cost the U.S. power industry alone $3.1 billion in economic losses in 1993-1999, mainly by blocking pipes that deliver water to cooling plants. Researchers looking for a way to predict where they might end up...

Invasive Asian carp could overtake Lake Erie, study finds

A new study suggests that Asian carp, which have been spotted in watersheds close to the Great Lakes, would make themselves right at home if they made it to Lake Erie. The study, published recently in the journal Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, used computer modeling to estimate the...

Research for a sustainable future

Sustainability is often thought about strictly as an environmental issue: recycling, limiting emissions or protecting wildlife. But sustainability is more than just planting trees and driving hybrid cars. More than 140 faculty members in 36 University departments are currently conducting sustainability research on topics ranging from corporate social responsibility to...

NPR’s Science Friday featured two Eck Institute for Global Health Faculty

Two University of Notre Dame faculty who are members of the Eck Institute for Global Health were featured on National Public Radio’s Science Friday. Listen to Jeanne Romero-Severson, PhD, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, as she explains the important role of bacteria in seed growth and development. The EIGH supported...

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Students brainstorm to combat climate change

HAMMOND — The suggested solutions ran the gamut: Plant more trees, increase public transportation options, require cleaner-burning fuels, decrease the use of pesticides in farming, encourage urban gardens, and use solar panels to save on electricity bills. Those were just a few of the ideas to combat global climate change...

Nitesh Chawla receives IBM Big Data and Analytics Faculty Award

IBM has announced that Nitesh Chawla, the University of Notre Dame’s Frank Freimann Collegiate Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and director of the University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications, is one of the winners of its 2013 Big Data and Analytics Faculty Awards for top-rated curricula...

Notre Dame researchers develop system that uses a big data approach to personalized health care

University of Notre Dame researchers have developed a computer-aided method that uses electronic medical records to offer the promise of rapid advances toward personalized health care, disease management and wellness. Notre Dame computer science associate professor Nitesh V. Chawla and his doctoral student, Darcy A. Davis, developed the system called Collaborative Assessment...

Nitesh Chawla named one of Michiana's "Forty Under 40"

The Young Professionals Network South Bend and St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the South Bend Tribune, area chambers of commerce, presenting sponsor Gates Automotive Group and supporting sponsors Barnes & Thornburg, Crowe Horwath and 1st Source Bank recognize the 2013 Michiana Forty under 40 class. The...

Computational Intelligent Data Analysis for Sustainable Development

  Nitesh Chawla, lead on ECI's Transportation Networks program and co-lead on the Climate Change Adaptation program, co-authored a book on data analysis for sustainable development. The book presents powerful techniques from mathematical optimization, data mining, machine learning, knowledge discovery, etc. and also explains how these methods collect and analyze large quantities...

iCeNSA network opens flow of ideas, collaboration

iCeNSA is a connector and a hub whose interdisciplinary work and faculty affiliates span computing, science, engineering, mathematics, social science and humanities. Nitesh Chawla of computer science and engineering is director of the center, with co-directors Michael Ferdig of biological sciences, David Hachen of sociology and Zoltán Toroczkai of physics....