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Predicting Alzheimer’s | Student-developed algorithm takes aim at neurodegenerative disease | Harvard SEAS

June 5, 2017

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death among U.S. adults, yet the chronic neurodegenerative disease has no cure or effective treatment. The key to developing successful therapies likely lies in early detection, since Alzheimer’s causes neurons and synapses to deteriorate slowly and irreversibly.

With that problem in mind, a team of students in Computational Science and Engineering Capstone Project (APCOMP 297R) joined forces with Biogen to design a computational model that can predict whether a patient will develop Alzheimer’s. ...

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WiDS Participants

Pushing boundaries | Harvard SEAS

February 13, 2017

"Be the smart girl. . .The best way to fight implicit bias is through hard work.”

That was the advice Margo Seltzer, Hershel Smith Professor of Computer Science, offered to more than 100 female technologists, researchers, and students who gathered in Cambridge, Mass., for the global Women in Data Science Conference (WiDS), a daylong event to inspire, connect, and educate women in tech. ...

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IACS Welcomes Manju Manjunathaiah

IACS Welcomes Manju Manjunathaiah

January 24, 2017

The Institute for Applied Computational Science, located at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is proud to welcome Dr. Manju Manjunathaiah as a visiting Assistant Professor of Computational Science.  This spring, he will teach CS 205: Computing Foundations for Computational Science.

Professor Manjunathaiah holds an academic staff position in the School of Mathematical, Physical, and Computational Sciences at the University of Reading in the U.K.  His research interests span theoretical and practical computer science in parallel and...

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Harikrishna Narasimhan

IACS Welcomes Harikrishna Narasimhan

August 27, 2015

IACS is pleased to welcome Harikrishna Narasimhan as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Harikrishna received his Ph.D. in computer science and automation from the Indian Institute of Science where his research centered around the field of machine learning, the science of building predictive models from data, which has applications in almost every area of engineering and...

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Niv Dayan

IACS Welcomes Niv Dayan

August 27, 2015

IACS is pleased to welcome Niv Dayan as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Niv received his Ph.D. in computer science at the ITU University of Copenhagen, where he specialized in algorithm design for storage technologies. Niv will split his time between IACS and Harvard Professor Stratos Idreos's research lab.

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Alum Engineers Changes at Healthcare Start-up

Alum Engineers Changes at Healthcare Start-up

May 8, 2015

Much has changed for Daniel Newman (S.M. ’14) in the last few years. After two years at J.P Morgan, as an investment banker, and another year in the computational science and engineering master’s program at Harvard,  Mr. Newman has become a software engineer at an innovative health start-up in Boston, Kyruus.

But in digging deeper, it becomes apparent that much really hasn’t changed at all. Mr. Newman has always had an interest in leveraging technology to solve real problems. As an undergraduate at the...

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