Entries by Henri Casanova

ICS Ph.D. graduate Michael Gowanlock now an Assistant Professor at Northern Arizona University

Dr. Michael Gowanlock, who obtained his Ph.D. from ICS in 2015 (dissertation title: “In-Memory Distance Threshold Searches on Moving Object Trajectories”; advisor: Prof. Casanova), and  was a postdoctoral researcher at Haystack Observatory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 2 years, was recently hired as an Assistant Professor  in the School of Informatics, Computing, and […]

Prof. Casanova receives NSF grant: “WRENCH: A Simulation Workbench for Scientific Workflow for Users, Developers, and Researchers”

Professor Henri Casanova was awarded a National Science Foundation grant for the project “WRENCH: A Simulation Workbench for Scientific Workflow for Users, Developers, and Researchers”.  This project received $499,000.00 in funding. In partnership with Dr. Rafael Ferreira da Silva at the Information Science Institute at the University of Southern California, this project will develop a […]

ICS Ph.D. graduate Michael Gowanlock’s research featured on Gizmodo, Science

A recent news article on Gizmodo and a press release in Science feature  a recently published article co-authored by recent graduate Dr. Gowanlock (ICS Ph.D., 2015), who is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the MIT Haystack observatory. Dr. Gowanlock’s research is inter-disciplinary, combining High Performance Computing and Astrobiology. More information on Dr. Gowanlock’s web page.

Ph.D. Defense: Michael Gowanlock, “In-Memory Distance Threshold Searches on Moving Object Trajectories”

Wed 2/11/2015, 3PM POST 302 Abstract:  Processing moving object trajectories arises in many applications. To gaininsight into target domains, historical continuous trajectory similarity searches find those trajectories that have similar attributes in common. In this work, we focus on a trajectory similarity search, the distance threshold search, which finds all trajectories within a given distance […]

UHM recognized for outstanding online M.S. in Computer Science

ComputerScienceOnline.org (CSO), a leading resource for online learning in computer science and related fields, recently published a new list of the Best Online Computer Science Master’s Degree Programs 2014-2015, on which the M.S. Computer Science program at UHM ranks 3rd. Qualifying schools offer a flexible online learning environment in a high-quality, accredited computer science degree program. Included […]

LAVA partners on $3M NSF grant to build imaging instrument

The University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications (LAVA), UC San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Jackson State University have received a $3 million award  from the National Science Foundation entitled “Development of the Sensor Environment Imaging (SENSEI) Instrument” for the period October 1, 2014 to […]

LAVA partners on $300K NSF grant for scientific visualization

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications (LAVA), and the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) have received a $300,000 award from the National Science Foundation to conduct initial research to enable the automated translation of natural language into scientific visualizations. In the popular movie, Iron Man, […]

LAVA partners on $5M NSF grant for big data integration

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications (LAVA) leads a five year $5 million National Science Foundation project called SAGE2, which began in Fall 2013. SAGE2 follows the successful SAGE (Scalable Adaptive Graphics Environment) software system that is used to drive over 100 ultra-high-resolution scalable display walls around the world.   […]

Kenneth Ross, Columbia University, “Track Join: Distributed joins with minimal network traffic”

Track Join – Distributed Joins with Minimal Network Traffic Speaker: Prof. Kenneth A. Ross, Columbia University, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~kar/ Date, Time, Venue: Thu August 21 2014, 2-3 PM, POST 302 Abstract: Network communication is the slowest component of many operators in distributed parallel databases deployed for large-scale analytics. Whereas considerable work has focused on speeding up databases […]