Cluster Faculty

Dec 6, 2020

Physicist’s Book Makes New York Times 100 Notable Books, Other “Best of” Lists

NC State physicist Katie Mack’s book The End of Everything(Astrophysically Speaking) was named to the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2020.  In The End of Everything, Mack, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics, talks through five possible ways the universe will end. She uses cutting-edge astronomical observations and particle experiments to guide…

Jun 1, 2019  |  Visual Narrative

Framework Improves ‘Continual Learning’ For Artificial Intelligence

Researchers have developed a new framework for deep neural networks that allows artificial intelligence (AI) systems to better learn new tasks while “forgetting” less of what it has learned regarding previous tasks.

Apr 22, 2019  |  Data-Driven Science

New Technique Cuts AI Training Time By More Than 60 Percent

New artificial intelligence training technique reduces training time for deep learning networks by more than 60 percent without sacrificing accuracy.

Mar 25, 2019  |  Leadership in Public Science

Triangle Bird Count Survey Seeks To Shed Light On Urban Wildlife

A new bird population survey focuses on getting a better understanding of the birds that live in Raleigh, Durham and other urban centers.

Mar 22, 2019  |  Sustainable Energy Systems and Policy

Unique Course Teaches About Climate, Campus

NC State students in an applied problem solving course led by Christopher Galik explored climate action on campus.

Feb 5, 2019  |  Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities

New Computer Program Aims to Reduce DNA Contamination in Microbial Samples

A new, open-source software package created by researchers at NC State and Stanford could help reduce contamination in microbial samples.

Feb 4, 2019  |  Environmental Health Science

NC State Researchers to Invite Fayetteville-Area Residents for GenX, PFAS Study

Researchers with North Carolina State University’s GenX exposure study will be inviting a limited number of residents from Fayetteville’s Gray’s Creek area whose wells have been tested for GenX to participate in water, blood and urine testing for the presence…

Jan 28, 2019  |  Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities

Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities Cluster Faculty Receive Grant Funding

Nathan Crook and Manuel Kleiner recently received funding from the Plant Soil Microbial Community Consortium (PSMCC). Crook and Kleiner are members of the Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities cluster in NC State’s Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program.

Jan 19, 2019  |  Genetic Engineering and Society

Can Genetic Engineering Save Disappearing Forests?

Forests in the US face many threats: climate change, invasive species, pests and pathogens. Could genetically engineering trees make these plants more resilient?

Jan 18, 2019  |  Leadership in Public Science

Disorientation: A Science Poem by Katie Mack

Astrophysicist Katie Mack encourages us to “see [our] world from four billion miles away” in this poem, presented in text and video formats.