Congratulations to alumni Suoqing Ji (advised by CSCDR faculty Bob Fisher), who is joining the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Ji earned his M.S. degree in physics at UMassD in 2013 before going to UC Santa Barbara for his Ph.D. Most recently, he has been a Sherman Fairchild Prize postdoctoral fellow at Caltech.
CSCDR faculty awarded NSF grant
August 9, 2021
CSCDR faculty Scott Field received a $210,000 NSF award to produce new algorithms and computer programs aimed at building novel gravitational wave models from generic black hole mergers.
Quanta Magazine features black hole research of CSCDR faculty and students
May 14, 2021
Quanta Magazine just published a detailed story about a new EMRI Surrogate model. The story features CSCDR faculty Scott Field and Gaurav Khanna and CSCDR students Nur Rifat and Tousif Islam.
CSCDR student selected as a KITP Graduate Fellow
March 24, 2021
CSCDR student Tousif Islam, was selected as a KITP Graduate Fellow. This prestigious fellowship offers a unique opportunity for a select group of doctoral students to undertake a long-term stay at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics located at UC Santa Barbara.
CSCDR director honored by SIAM for her broad contributions to mathematics
March 21, 2021
In honor of Women's History Month, The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has spotlighted SIAM member, fellow, and associate editor Dr. Sigal Gottlieb for her contributiosn to mathematics and scientific computing. The SIAM article can be found here.
CSCDR faculty awarded NSF grant to incorpore crystallography and Cryo-EM tools into Foldit
March 18, 2021
An NSF-DMS award was given to Firas Kahatib (PI) of the computer science department on Incorporating Crystallography and Cryo-EM tools into Foldit. This project aims to improve the capabilities of Foldit to enable scientists and citizen scientists alike to accurately build biological structures of varying types and sizes. This capability could strongly improve science’s ability to understand the basis of many biological phenomena. In addition to these scientific benefits, this project benefits both science education and society as a whole. This new capability will enhance the variety and quality of educational options using Foldit, improving it as a major interface between the scientific community and society.
CSCDR faculty finds breakthrough in black hole research
January 26, 2021
Professor Gaurav Khanna uses intensive numerical simulations to generate new results on unexpected black hole hair. Their journal publication can be found here.
CSCDR Faculty Louhghalam earns NSF CAREER award
January 4, 2021
Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor and CSCDR faculty Arghavan Louhghalam received an NSF CAREER award to support her research, An Integrated Framework for Resilience Analytics: From Physics-based Modeling of Building Components to Dynamics of Community Level Recovery. The CSCDR congratulates Professor Arghavan on this significant accomplishment.