IT News @ Virginia Tech
- Oct 25, 2016 Aras Memisyazici appointed network architect for the Virginia Cyber Range In his new position, Memisyazici will define needs and develop technical strategy for the Virginia Cyber Range, a newly formed virtual center aimed at creating a state-of-the-art platform for cybersecurity education in Virginia.
- Sep 21, 2016 Virginia Cyber Range to enhance cybersecurity education across the commonwealth The initiative will provide advanced cybersecurity training exercises for high school and college students, positioning Virginia to become a leading source of critical cybersecurity expertise for the nation.
- Sep 13, 2016 Enhancing national security by making intelligence software smarter The Discovery Analytics Center and a Virginia-based defense company are working together on software that can predict and adapt to an intelligence analyst's needs.
- Sep 08, 2016 New lab to help establish databases to improve nuclear reactor safety, design The lab, to be built in Randolph Hall, will help nuclear engineers develop and test databases to enable engineers to design safer, more-efficient reactors.
- Sep 01, 2016 Virginia Tech reveals $75 million plan to emphasize intelligent infrastructure More than 80 faculty members from multiple colleges and institutes are involved in the initiative, as the university ties new assets into existing programs and research facilities.
- Aug 18, 2016 Virginia Tech’s new data repository helps researchers share data The easier data is to evaluate and reuse, the simpler it is for researchers to verify others’ results and understand what has already been tested in their fields. Open data repositories allow researchers to spend less time pursuing false leads and more time creating new knowledge.
- Aug 17, 2016 New academic offerings at Virginia Tech for the 2016-17 year The university has exciting new offerings for students in the 2016-17 academic year, including programs, curriculum revisions, resources, and spaces.
IT World News
- Oct 24, 2016 Semi-volatile organic compounds diffuse between atmospheric particles Semi-volatile organic compounds can readily diffuse into the billions of tiny atmospheric particles that inhabit the air, easily moving among them, researchers have discovered. The findings provide greater understanding into how organic particles behave in the atmosphere.
- Oct 24, 2016 Nanofiber coating prevents infections of prosthetic joints A novel coating they made with antibiotic-releasing nanofibers has the potential to better prevent at least some serious bacterial infections related to total joint replacement surgery, scientists show in a proof-of-concept study with mice.
- Oct 24, 2016 Research is upgrading an element by stretching it A new family of self-assembled nanomaterials capable of storing large amounts of tensile strain, without damage to the crystalline structure, is currently being developed by scientists.
- Oct 24, 2016 The houseplant with a blueprint for improving energy harvesting For many people, nanotechnology belongs in the realm of science fiction. Researchers have solved the mystery of the blue sheen on the leaves of some begonias and have found that their chloroplasts have evolved a nanoscale light-trapping structure to help them survive in the darkness of the forest floor.
- Oct 24, 2016 Zebrafish want to hang out with moving 3-D robotic models of themselves Authenticity is an important trait, and zebrafish take it especially seriously. An interdisciplinary team of researchers has discovered that zebrafish engage more with 3D-moving robotic models of themselves than with other stimuli.
- Oct 24, 2016 Breakthrough in quantifying belief system dynamics It's no secret humans are social creatures with beliefs that are, literally, all over the map. What wasn't known was how those beliefs are influenced by our social interactions. Now sociologists have developed a mathematical model that describes the relationship between belief systems and interpersonal influence, and what happens when underlying beliefs change.
IT Events Calendar
- Oct 26, 2016 - Oct 26, 2016 - RB14, Room 115 Major IT Service Issue Tabletop Exercise
- Oct 27, 2016 - Oct 27, 2016 - Andrews Information Systems Building (AISB), First Floor Classroom Consulting and coaching for all IT employees - drop in hours
- Oct 31, 2016 - Oct 31, 2016 - Graduate Life Center, Multipurpose Room DCSS Fall 2016 - Departmental Computing Support Symposiu,
- Nov 03, 2016 - Nov 03, 2016 - Andrews Information Systems Building (AISB), First Floor Classroom Consulting and coaching for all IT employees - drop in hours
- Nov 10, 2016 - Nov 10, 2016 - Andrews Information Systems Building (AISB), First Floor Classroom Consulting and coaching for all IT employees - drop in hours
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Aras "Russ" Memisyazici serves as Network Architect for @VaCyberRange http://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/10/it_arasmemisyazici.html …
#VirginiaTech is a proud sponsor. And, the @VaCyberRange will be there at table 46 in the Innovation Showcase - https://virginiacyberrange.org/ . https://twitter.com/NoVaTechCouncil/status/789483191686033410 …
Brief power outage due to rodent + transformer; Wallace/Saunders/Seitz/Agnew/Price/FST/Admissions/Hutch/Smyth/Torg/LS I affected. All fixed. pic.twitter.com/87xyvzirCf
That is quite a list! http://gizmodo.com/this-is-probably-why-half-the-internet-shut-down-today-1788062835 …
East coast cyberattack - Twitter, Spotify, and others affected http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-idUSKCN12L1ME …