AMHERST, Mass. – Gerome A. Miklau, assistant professor of computer science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received a five-year, $500,000 federal grant to study privacy and accountability in computer database systems by balancing the need for digital devices to retain some information while restricting access to other data.
AMHERST, Mass. – Joseph I. Goldstein, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will deliver the third Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Monday, Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. in the Massachusetts room in the Mullins Center. The event is free and open to the public. A reception follows the talk.
AMHERST, Mass. – Lisa Chasan-Taber, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is launching a study of the effects of exercise programs on pregnant women with a history of gestational diabetes – a condition triggered by pregnancy that puts them at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.
AMHERST, Mass. – The out-of-control demands and expectations placed on suburban moms and dads get a humorous reality check in a book by Meredith O’Brien, an adjunct faculty member in the University of Massachusetts Amherst journalism program.
AMHERST, Mass. – Astronomers surveying the nearby Andromeda galaxy have discovered an association of stars in its outskirts, which they believe to be part of a separate galaxy that merged with Andromeda about 700 million years ago. The discovery corresponds to computer models created by University of Massachusetts Amherst astronomer Mark Fardal, which simulate a dwarf galaxy merging with Andromeda.
AMHERST, Mass. – It takes more than just breaking and entering for a virus to successfully invade a cell. Getting to the cell’s center—where the host cell’s machinery will be co-opted to make more virus—requires navigating obstacles such as membranes and avoiding being recognized and kicked out by the host.
AMHERST, Mass. – For research into the behavior of liquids used in the creation of ultra-tiny devices, University of Massachusetts Amherst scientist Jeffrey Davis has received $400,000 over five years from the National Science Foundation CAREER grant program.
AMHERST, Mass. – Franklin County Research Academies for Young Scientists (STEM RAYS) has received $800,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide science research programs for rural students in grades 4-8 in after-school and summer programs.
AMHERST, Mass. – Six computer science faculty from the University of Massachusetts Amherst will be in Ghana from Jan. 15-19 to teach technology workshops with the aim of helping the African nation further participate in global research and development initiatives.