How do fatty acids such as omega-3 play a role in human health? WID researchers are looking to the genome for answers.
The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics is a point of pride for scientists at UW–Madison and WID.
WID researchers develop algorithms for many applications and industries, but one side project boasts a more playful goal: Mapping brew preferences.
WID scientists are refining “smart” plastics that change shape based on temperature.
How do everyday objects in the home influence a person’s ability to follow a medical regimen? To find the answer, a diverse group of researchers at WID has developed a new approach that combines real household data and virtual reality technology.
WID’s Games+Learning+Society research group and the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds have developed a new approach to gauge children’s ability to learn pro-social skills while engaged in entertaining video game play.
Algorithms live well beyond cyberspace, with human and animal social groups using them in hierarchies and power structures. In a new analysis, C4 researchers have started to explain why certain algorithms are successful at measuring consensus in groups.
Creating energy solutions for communities throughout the world poses serious challenges, but a group of WID Frontier Fellows thinks its alternative idea has a bright future.
Are your “virtual eyes” and real eyes located in the same spot? Probably not, says WID researcher Kevin Ponto, who’s focusing on how to make 3D visualization more intuitive and realistic.
National and international experts convene at the annual Mixed Integer Programming Workshop, co-hosted by WID this year. Learn how this research affects energy and water networks, traffic flow, and even health care systems.
WID and Morgridge Institute for Research scientist Miron Livny has received a prestigious honor in distributed computing.
Kevin Jamieson hits the whiteboard in efforts to make computer algorithms more quick and efficient.
Epigenetics scientist Rupa Sridharan received the Shaw Scientist Award for her work in converting stem cells.
Resembling a dotted, night sky constellation, fluorescent speckled cells help Systems Biology researchers track a viral spread.
Optimization researcher Michael Ferris has been honored as a SIAM Fellow for pushing math research into industry.
A team of WID researchers has developed a way to move virtual objects in an immersive virtual reality environment through the use of muscle activity.
A recent WID study creates a better understanding of how cells are “reprogrammed” when an organism eats fewer calories.
One WID researcher is searching for a way to better coax stem cells into forming certain tissue types.
A partnership between WID and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center uses data and gaming to crack tough research questions.
What do math and movies have in common? WID researcher Ben Recht explains how incomplete data sets and the “Netflix problem” aren’t that different after all.
A group of WID experts crunched the numbers for Health Information Exchange participation in one Wisconsin area and found a price that could save hospitals money in the long-run.
Laurence Loewe is making it easier to add computer modeling to biologists’ scientific toolkit through an award from the National Science Foundation.