Ucar receives Computing Innovation Fellows Award

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

University of Iowa internal medicine postdoctoral fellow Duygu Ucar, Ph.D., a recent graduate from Ohio State University, has received a one-year $140,000 Computing Innovation Fellows Project award, effective  Oct. 1. The award is renewable for a second year.

The award will allow the UI and Kai Tan, Ph.D., professor of internal medicine and biomedical engineering, to host Ucar, who will conduct advanced research in computational biology. Together, she and Tan will work on developing novel computational tools to visualize and analyze dynamic biological networks.

The Computing Innovations Fellows Project is organized by the Computing Community Consortium and the Computing Research Association, with funding from the National Science Foundation. It is the first-ever program coordinated by the computing community to support postdoctoral researchers.

Learn more about the program at http://www.cra.org/ccc/press.release.10.15.09.php.