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Institute accepting seed grant proposals for AI, computational science projects

Dec 1, 2021

Penn State’s Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) is accepting proposals for its seed grant program designed to help research groups get projects off the ground, and equip them with initial results needed to seek major external funding. Penn State faculty from any campus or college…

Interactive media reduce negative reactions to health messages, boost compliance

Jul 19, 2021

People often react negatively to health messages because they tend to dictate what we can and cannot do, but new research reveals that interactive media can soften negative reactions -- or reactance -- to health messages that are distributed online. In a study, Penn State and Stony Brook University…

Institute awards 14 computational and data sciences seed grants

Jun 3, 2021

From making our roads safer to paving the way to exoplanet discovery, the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) seed grants have funded 14 projects backed by researchers from across the disciplines and around the University. The 2021-22 ICDS seed grant program is designed to help…

Data collection for human science, 2D materials focus of data science talks

Mar 28, 2021

The upcoming Data Science Community Research Talks will feature two researchers using data science approaches in their research, one studying ethical ways to conduct human science while maintaining data privacy, and another using techniques to accelerate the development of two-dimensional materials…

Data Science Community announces spring 2021 talks

Feb 12, 2021

The Penn State Data Science Community will host a slate of speakers during the spring 2021 semester. Each topic will focus on the use of data science techniques to investigate a particular subject. Topics for the spring include social media use, additive manufacturing, the exploration of genetics…

Protocols to make data on kids secure, shareable eventually may help families

Sep 30, 2020

Researchers in developmental psychology face a perplexing challenge: They know that collecting and sharing data about children can lead to real benefits for kids and their families, but they also recognize that some kinds of data like video or audio recordings risk violating the privacy of these…