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With powerful supercomputing abilities and a support team in place to help users, NIU’s new Center for Research Computing and Data (CRCD) is poised to usher in a new era of big-data scientific research on campus. Just consider some of the center’s ongoing projects: Assembling and annotating the genomes of two species of petunia. Modeling...
Clyde Kimball
For five decades, physicist Clyde Kimball – a man of big ideas, immutable passion and abundant kindness – was a fixture on the Northern Illinois University campus. An NIU distinguished research professor, he is credited with cementing the university’s collaborative ties with Argonne National Laboratory, attracting tens of millions of dollars in funding for research...
The NIU Department of Computer Science has issued its first certificate of study in mobile device programming, one of the most exciting new areas in the field of computing. NIU faculty partnered with Lextech Global Services to offer the series of courses teaching students how to write apps for the iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and...
Imagine 100 million divers jumping into the ocean at once. Your task: Using high speed cameras, photograph the wake of each splash, then determine and plot exactly where each diver entered the water. That’s somewhat analogous to what a group of NIU physicists were trying to accomplish earlier this year using a technique known as...
(Left to right) Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Christopher McCord, Lextech CEO Alex Bratton and Computer Science Chair Nicholas Karonis.
NIU’s Department of Computer Science is touting its new certificate program in one of the hottest areas of computer programming – development of apps for mobile devices. The four-course certificate program aims to teach undergraduate or graduate students how to write apps for the iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and other mobile-device platforms. Graduates of the...
Clyde Kimball (front) and Nicholas Karonis with NIU’s new computer cluster.
NIU scientists have acquired a new high-performance computer cluster that will exponentially ramp up on-campus capabilities to sort and analyze large quantities of research data. The hybrid GPU/CPU supercomputer has a capacity of more than 30 teraflops, meaning it can do more than 30 trillion calculations per second. It is expected to usher in a...
Photo of hands using a smart phone
The Department of Computer Science at Northern Illinois University is partnering with Lextech Global Services to offer a series of courses that will teach students how to write apps for the iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and other mobile-device platforms. The five-course program—with one course devoted to each of the three smartphones and two comprehensive courses...