What’s new at BEACON?
- NEW! Science Communication Resources
- BEACON 2017 Congress will be held Wednesday, August 2 through Friday August 4, with the student/postdoc retreat day on Tuesday, August 1, at the Henry Center at Michigan State University.
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This summer we will be holding two workshops on the use of Avida-ED; one at the University of Washington from June 21-23, and one at Michigan State University from July 27-29. Avida-ED is a free, web-based program designed to teach … Continue reading
This post is written by UI grad student Keith Drew The team at University of Idaho currently consists of four people, Dr. Robert B. Heckendorn, Keith Drew, Homaja Marisetty, and Madhav Pandey. Our team also includes researchers at the Michigan State … Continue reading
We are proud to congratulate BEACON’s Deputy Director Charles Ofria for being named a 2017 William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award winner. Charles Ofria is recognized internationally for his research at the interface of computer science and evolutionary biology. He … Continue reading
This is a repost from Terry Soule (Computer Science, UI) and Barrie Robison (Biological Sciences, UI) Also visit Telliamed Revisited (Richard Lenski’s blog) for another write-up. Hello BEACONites, Thanks to BEACON’s support Polymorphic Games has created the evolutionary video game Darwin’s Demons, and placed it … Continue reading
This post is by University of Texas at Austin grad student Rayna Harris On Wednesday, May 11, 2016 The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics hosted the 4th Annual Big Data in Biology Symposium at the University of Texas in Austin. … Continue reading
This post is by UT Austin grad student Jason Liang Deep learning has revolutionized the field of machine learning in many ways. From achieving state-of-the-art results in many benchmarks and competitions to effectively exploiting the computational power of the cloud, … Continue reading
Check out this great video produced by the UT Alumni Association talking about research by BEACONites Joel Lehman and Risto Miikkulainen at UT Austin. Lehman and Miikkulainen published an awesome paper in PLOS ONE looking at evolution after a mass extinction. I, for one, … Continue reading
Summary by UT Austin graduate student and symposium organizer Rayna Harris. The 3rd Annual Big Data in Biology Symposium on May 15, 2015 was hosted by the Center for Computational Biology at UT Austin and organized by some BEACON members. … Continue reading
This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by Michigan State University graduate student Jared Moore(@j_redmmoore). If you had asked me during my undergrad years what a computer scientist did, I’m not sure I would’ve been able to give you … Continue reading