Research Highlights

MSU researchers from diverse disciplines take advantage of iCER’s services to accomplish amazing things. iCER’s mission is to assist computational research by providing easy-to-use high performance computing platforms, we allow faculty and students to better focus on their research. Our systems enable larger, broader and more complex computation than ever before– work that could have taken months or years now can be done in hours or days. 
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Re-engineering software to enhance performance on HPC...

Dr. Metin Aktulga is an assistant professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University.

Designing drugs at the atomic scale with computer simulation

At the atomic level, the molecules in our bodies are in constant motion, and are undergoing constant change.  The motions are incredibly rich; they range from the isomerization of side-chains, to...

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Advancing the supernova mechanism study with computer...

We are star guts. The elements that we are made of were forged in massive stars billions of years ago, then spread throughout the young Milky Way galaxy by the explosive deaths of those same stars...

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Enhancing motor learning through VR and robot technology

Although the terms motor skill and coordination bring to mind feats of elite athletes or musicians, there is a tremendous deal of skill and coordination required even to perform the most mundane...

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Machine Learning Human Rights and Wrongs

TextLab uses digitally available, unstructured text along with computational tools to address core social science questions such as what countries are violating which human rights over time; on...

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Leveraging the resilience of microbial communities to...

Microbial communities (or microbiomes) contain discrete populations of bacteria, archaea, fungi, and viruses that interact both with each other and with their local environment. ...

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The Language of a Genome, Decoded through High Performance...

Dr. Shin-Han Shiu studies genetics and evolution. He and his colleagues, using computer simulations and through experiments with plants, explore how genes express themselves. Under what conditions...

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The Origin of Electric Organs – Jason Gallant

Zoology Professor, Jason Gallant, from the Department of Zoology at Michigan State University, is broadly interested in the genomics basis of phenotypic evolution and diversification, particularly...

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Proteins and Enzymes Research – Robert Cukier

Chemistry Professor Robert Cukier uses theoretical and computational methods to study the functions of proteins and other complex many-body systems.

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Large-Scale Simulation of Water and Contaminants in the...

Dr. Mantha Phanikumar is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research uses the computational resources of the HPCC to develop models of water quality and...

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The Study of Evolution in Artificial Organisms

Dr. Ofria’s research group explores Computer Science and Evolutionary Biology to help understand fundamental concepts in each field. His group writes self replicating computer programs and puts...

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Simulating Oxygenated Molecule Properties for Improved...

Dr. Carl Lira, a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Michigan State University, simulates oxygenated biofuel and bio-derived chemicals. Dr. Lira notes that after over a century...

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Exploring Complex Chemistry and Nuclear Physics with...

Dr. Piotr Piecuch and his associates have used the resources of the HPCC to accurately model the behavior of the fundamental building blocks of matter, to explore previously unexplained...

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