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Shanbhag to appear on Ask a Scientist

This week, Professor Sachin Shanbhag will appear as a guest with host Professor Ken Hanson from the FSU Department of Chemistry. Now in it’s seventh year, Ask a Scientist has been recently transitioned to an online platform, and to a new name and focus. The show’s new name - Ask a Scientist Gaming – combines game play with expert science. Shanbhag and Hanson will be live streamed while playing video games and answering questions.

You’ll find information about and links to the upcoming live-stream [8pm on Wednesday, July 21, 2021] at Twitter and Twitch.

To learn more about Shanbhag’s research, visit his group’s website.

To learn more about Hanson and his research group, go to this link.

For more on the Department of Scientific Computing, go to sc.fsu.edu.

Arts & Sciences launches new grad major

The College of Arts and Sciences recently announced a new degree program in Interdisciplinary Data Science. The new program is a collaborative, cross-departmental effort between Scientific Computing, Statistics, Mathematics, and Computer Science. Department of Scientific Computing Chair Gordon Erlebacher conceptualized, then spearheaded the effort to implement the major.

The data science major will feature a range of current and new courses – many in the student’s chosen focus area – that span the four collaborating departments. The new program's emphasis will be a focus on machine learning and artificial intelligence, along with the necessary support tools, including issues such as data cleaning, feature construction, statistical analysis, database management, data privacy, regression, and a multitude of machine learning artificial intelligence techniques.

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Emeritus Prof publishes new research

Professor Michael Navon

Professor Emeritus Michael Navon has always had a very wide research circuit. With formal training in mathematics, physics and meteorology, Navon used much of his career to apply sophisticated data, statistical and mathematical models -- advanced 4-D variational data- assimilation methods, large-scale minimization, ensemble Kalman filter methods, as well as others -- to study oceans, climate, weather, and atmosphere. Scholars from all over the world continue to seek his mathematical expertise and research acumen, and despite having retired years ago, he continues as senior scholar and chief scientist for projects in the U.S. and Europe.

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Scientific Computing Ph.D. Studies Parkinson's and Tango


It takes two to dance the Argentine Tango, and as researchers at Florida State University are learning that’s all it takes to change a life.

University researchers are proving the tango may have benefits well beyond the dance floor. They’re finding it can help those living with balance disorders, like Parkinson’s Disease, reducing their risk of falling and improving their quality of life.

As they tap and turn, tango dancers move through a series of deliberate, rhythmic movements. Each spin is blend of symmetry and the power of healing.

“You’re in the arms of your partner, you’re supporting one another,” said Florida State’s Dr. Nathan Crock. “It’s a nice analogy for what it’s like to have someone supporting you as you take that first step.”

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FSU computational mathematician recognized among the world’s most influential researchers

An applied and computational mathematician in the Department of Scientific Computing at Florida State University has been named one of the world’s most influential researchers by a prominent global citation database.

Max Gunzburger

Web of Science, a platform that includes nearly 1.9 billion cited references from more than 171 million records, noted Max Gunzburger, Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor and Krafft Professor of Scientific Computing, was among a select few researchers most frequently cited by their peers over the past decade.

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