Lorena A. Barba group


A collaboration to issue badges in #numericalmooc


Announcing a collaboration with Prof. Daniel T. Hickey (Indiana University Center for Research on Learning and Technology) to award badges in our independent MOOC, "Practical Numerical Methods with Python." When I was writing the short, internal proposal for creating what is now GW's first massive open online course (MOOC), I had a handful of clear... Continue »

The science diasporas lead the action from campus to society

Members of diasporas have dispersed from their nation of origin or ancestry, but maintain connections to it.

The 2013 Global Diaspora Forum (GDF) in Washington, DC was held 13–14 May at USAID headquarters and  the U.S. Department of State. I was invited to be a panelist in "The Science Diasporas Lead the Action: from Campus to Society," joining moderator Alfred Watkins (Executive Chairman of the Global Innovation Summit) and panelists Rohit Shukla (CEO, Larta Institute) Wole Soboyejo (President, African University... Continue »

New teraflop/s GPU cluster coming to BU

Prof Claudio Rebbi, Prof. Richard Brower, Bryan Marler (HP), Prof. Lorena Barba, Mark Hamilton (HP) Glenn Bresnahan (IS&T), Daniel Kamalic (ENG IT). Photo by Saana McDaniel, 2012.

BU's College of Engineering, Center for Computational Science (CCS), and Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) announce a significant expansion to the facilities for research computing with the acquisition of a GPU-accelerated cluster. At 80 teraflop/s in peak double-precision performance, this system will be the fastest ever deployed at BU. The new computing resource was made possible by... Continue »