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Tulane professor wins Early Career Award to tame massive supercomputer datasets
Supercomputers are so powerful that the datasets they can produce —huge troves of information needed by scientists, doctors, business leaders, government officials and others — are too massive to easily share or study. A Tulane University computer scientist has been awarded $750,000 over five years...
Apr 19, 2017 - Benjamin Morris

It was 1945, and the war in Europe was winding down. Hitler’s forces had collapsed, and all thoughts were turning to the Pacific. Back in the Caribbean, a young naval engineer and Tulane graduate from Monroe, Louisiana, was onboard the aircraft carrier USS Kearsarge, bound for the Panama Canal. “...

Apr 12, 2017 - Alicia Jasmin

If a student can dream it, they can create it thanks to the Tulane University MakerSpace, a student-run workshop that offers accessibility to laser cutters, 3-D printers and other design tools. The workshop caters to the university’s artists, engineers, craftspersons, makers and kinesthetic...

Apr 07, 2017 - Faith Dawson

At the 11th annual School of Science and Engineering (SSE) Research Day on Thursday (April 6), the college presented its Outstanding Researcher Award to Zhiqiang Mao, the Nicholas J. Altiero Professor in the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics. Mao’s research focuses on quantum materials...

Apr 06, 2017 - Photo from Tulane University Archives

Students conduct experiments in the advanced physics laboratory in F. Edward Hebert Hall circa 1910. At the time of its construction, it was the only laboratory on the south designed exclusively for physics research including little or no iron in its construction (for magnetic reasons), slate slabs...

Mar 29, 2017 - Leslie Cardé

Does the notion of artificial intelligence have you conjuring up Hollywood’s images of cyborgs, posing as humans, coming back from the future to change the fate of the world? Or is the mere concept of AI (as scientists refer to it) emblematic of a world in which sentient computers like HAL, from...

Mar 23, 2017 - Photo from Tulane University Archives

Tulane engineering students shovel coal in the boiler room of the Heat and Power Plant  in the old engineering building, currently part of the School of Science and Engineering lab complex behind Blessey Hall as a part of the mechanic arts program circa 1900. 

Mar 23, 2017 - Barri Bronston

Computer science at Tulane University, eliminated after Hurricane Katrina but brought back in 2012, has taken another leap forward with the creation of a doctoral program that aims to produce leading researchers and further prepare computer scientists for the job market. “From the outset, our...

Mar 16, 2017 - Photo from Tulane University Archives

Newcomb College students stand next to the Tulane blarney stone after being elected as the court for the St. Patrick’s dance in 1948. Organized by the Engineer's Technological Atelier, an engineering spirit organization, the dance was named for St. Patrick since he is the patron saint of...

Mar 16, 2017 - Claire Davenport

There should be more to a faculty-student relationship than three 50-minute classes per week and a set of office hours. That’s why the Tulane Department of Housing and Residence Life is transforming the on-campus living experience with the new Faculty Mentor Program, which is designed to create...

Mar 15, 2017 - Jamie Logan

From engineering better medicines to finding ways to provide access to clean water, global problems are getting attention from Tulane University students. Tulane is the newest member of the national Grand Challenge Scholars Program, organized by the National Academy of Engineering to tackle 14 of...

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