Articles from August 2022

Iowa graduate Greg Nichols celebrating at a Moana wrap-up party.

Iowa Computer Science PhD grad reflects on dream job in Disney animation

Greg Nichols (10PhD) says the graduate degree he earned in CLAS prepared him for an exciting career in animation, leading to fulfilling work on major motion pictures like Moana, Zootopia, and more.

He came to the University of Iowa to study his doctorate in Computer Science — he thought he was on a path toward a career in academics, but instead, as a graduate student, landed a competitive internship with Disney that changed his professional trajectory.  

PhD Student Maaz Musa on PETS Conference Paper Award... and more!

Maaz Musa - a 4th year PhD as of Fall '22, advised by Rishab Nithyanand - recently attended PETS 2022: The 22nd Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium...
... and his first 1st-author paper was a runner-up for the PETs Andreas Pfitzmann Best Student Paper Award!

Li receives NSF Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure CORE grant...

... for a project entitled A Systematic Approach to Minimize Compression Error Propagation in HPC Applications, that aims to develop a Compression-Error-Aware-Program-Analysis (CEAPA) framework for data-intensive domains.
Time series of weekly incident deaths at the national level and forecasts from the COVID-19 Forecast Hub ensemble model for selected weeks in 2020 and 2021. Ensemble forecasts (blue) with 50%, 80% and 95% prediction intervals shown in shaded regions and the ground-truth data (black) for incident cases (A), incident hospitalizations (B), incident deaths (C) and cumulative deaths (D). The truth data come from JHU CSSE (panels A, C, D) and (panel B).

UIowaCS|CompEpi's Adhikari contributes to "The United States COVID-19 Forecast Hub dataset"

Academic researchers, government agencies, industry groups, and individuals have produced forecasts at an unprecedented scale during the COVID-19 pandemic. To leverage these forecasts, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) partnered with an academic research lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to create the US COVID-19 Forecast Hub.