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Professor Lu Receives Cyber Security Research Award from U.S. Army

 

Department of Computer Science professor Long Lu has received a grant from the U.S. Army Research Office for his latest work on web-mobile integration and security. The professor’s research aims to develop tools and techniques that will enable these integrations to be more secure, and eventually create hardware-assisted protection that will be used in situations involving high-level sensitive information.  

Using Algorithms to Develop Safer Vaccines

 

A collaboration between the Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology and Professor Steve Skiena, PhD from the Department of Computer Science, has resulted in the discovery of a method that uses gene manipulation and computer algorithms to "recode" the genes of viruses. This discovery was recently commercialized through a cutting-edge research agreement with Codagenix, Inc. and will be used to fight viral infections in people and animals.

The first intended use of the technology will be in a Seasonal Influenza vaccine slated for Phase I human clinical trials in 2017. 

Stony Brook CS Professors to Develop Tactile Gloves with New Research Grant

Tactile Gloves

They’ve done it again! Department of Computer Science professors Yevgen Borodin and IV Ramakrishnan have been awarded a research grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). This is the second of two grants that they have very recently been awarded, as they also received a large R01 grant for their project on assistive technology platforms.