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Computing in Science & Engineering

Issue 1 • Date Jan.-Feb. 2002

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  • Guest editors' introduction: Biocomputation

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):18 - 19
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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  • DNA lattices: A method for molecular-scale patterning and computation

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):32 - 41
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    DNA lattice research can provide unprecedented capabilities for molecular-scale computation and programmable pattern formation. The field has applications to many other emerging technologies in molecular nanotechnology. This article outlines some of the steps being taken to develop these applications. View full abstract»

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  • The fireworks effect: exploring trajectory sets in time

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):92 - 97
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    Many students in physics and engineering courses often grapple with the mathematics they encounter and struggle to extract meaning from the analytic material they are learning, Much can be done computationally at this level to ask questions about and explore analytic functions or results in a numeric environment. Much can be done to help explain the analytic material that students must master if t... View full abstract»

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  • Rendering avatars in virtual reality: integrating a 3D model with 2D images

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):86 - 91
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (2)
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    Image-based rendering uses images or photographs to replace geometric models. This technique achieves shorter modeling time, faster rendering speed, and more realism. It also addresses different approaches for turning images into models and then into renderings - including panoramas, image warping, and light fields. In this article, we introduce a hybrid approach that integrates a 3D avatar geomet... View full abstract»

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  • Java at middle age: enabling Java for computational science

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):74 - 84
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    Java's early history explains its lure to this day. Java is alive and well, running on just about every computing platform, from handhelds to high-end servers such as multiprocessors. Implementations of Java for Windows, Macintosh (including OS X), and Linux have all reached sufficient maturity and are in widespread use. Performance and resource usage remain a problem in most Java implementations,... View full abstract»

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  • Using mathematical models to cope with complex computer simulations

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):64 - 72
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    The authors present techniques to simplify complex computer simulations by partitioning parameter spaces and by using mathematical tools to visualize implementation effects View full abstract»

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  • Automated assignment of backbone NMR peaks using constrained bipartite matching

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):50 - 62
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (2)
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    Peak assignment is a key step in solving protein structures using nuclear magnetic resonance. The authors present a new computational framework for automating this process, particularly for backbone resonance peak assignment, as a constrained weighted bipartite matching problem. Although it's NP-hard, they have developed a rigorous algorithm to solve the problem View full abstract»

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  • Modeling and analyzing biomolecular networks

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):20 - 31
    Cited by:  Papers (17)  |  Patents (1)
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    The authors argue for the need to model and analyze biological networks at molecular and cellular levels. They propose a computational toolbox for biologists. Central to their approach is the paradigm of hybrid models in which discrete events are combined with continuous differential equations to capture switching behavior View full abstract»

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  • Computer-aided paleontology: a new look for dinosaurs

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):5 - 9
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    Over the past 150 years, our perception of how dinosaurs looked has changed on the basis of museum displays and artists' renditions. Reproductions of lumbering dinosaurs at London's Crystal Palace during the mid 1800s look little like the creatures in the 40-year-old murals at Yale University's Peabody Museum of Natural History, or the computer-animated images of agile animals depicted in the Jura... View full abstract»

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  • Computer science today in the European Union

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):10 - 14
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    This article attempts to paint a picture of computer science (CS) today in the 15 European Union countries. We focus on the EU countries rather than Western Europe as a whole because of the availability of EU statistical data. We hope to give a general view of how EU computer science (called informatics in many EU countries) research and development compares to that in the US, within the context o... View full abstract»

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  • Comparing gnomes

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):42 - 49
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (1)
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    The theory behind biocomputing is to look to biological structures and processes for new ways of solving difficult computational problems. But this, need not, be a one-way street: advances in computing can feed back into the study of biology, leading to better biotechnological tools View full abstract»

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  • SunRay: a cost-effective desktop computer solution

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):15 - 17
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    In distributed computing, a majority of the computing power in a local area network resides in the computers that users directly access. Researchers learned that placing the computational resources as close as possible to the end users prevented a resource bottleneck at the supercomputer, reduced the networking cost, and provided superior service to users. improved network and server technologies,... View full abstract»

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CS&E magazine emphasizes articles that help define the field as the interface among the applications (in science and engineering), algorithms (numerical and symbolic), system software, and computer architecture.

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Editor-in-Chief
George K. Thiruvathukal
Loyola University