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.
Joining the diverse WID community as an assistant professor, award-winning cartoonist Lynda Barry launches the “Image Lab” to examine the science of creativity.
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.
TreeHugger highlights the green aspects of Biobulb, an idea from the Institute’s Frontier Fellows group.
The Weather Channel interviews WID’s Frontier Fellows about their idea for a light bulb powered by microbes.
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.
Discovery News shares the Biobulb project, a plan to create a microbe-driven light bulb conceptualized by a group of WID’s Frontier Fellows.
Tim Taylor gains insight from breaking down and reconstructing ideas. Read about his “literary vertigo,” tools for writing, and thoughts on how readers and writers engage in collaborative relationships.
Madison.com previews a Drawing Jam in WID’s Image Lab, led by Cartoonist and Discovery Fellow Lynda Barry.
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.
Systems Biology scientist Sushmita Roy finds and predicts trends in biological networks. Her toolkit includes computer science programs, blogs and other bright minds in the Discovery Building.
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.
Co.Design details how Kevin Jamieson, a graduate student in WID, came up with a beer app with algorithm research.
Discovery Fellow, author and cartoonist Lynda Barry appears as a guest on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation to discuss creativity and her time at WID and UW–Madison.
UW–Madison Mathematics Professor and Discovery Fellow Jordan Ellenberg provides perspective on programming in math, Google Hangout and why our brains are the ultimate tool for discovery.
Resembling a dotted, night sky constellation, fluorescent speckled cells help Systems Biology researchers track a viral spread.
Co.Create picks up on a beer app project from WID researchers Kevin Jamieson and Robert Nowak.
The National Academy of Engineering showcases a pilot study led by WID’s Living Environments Laboratory.
Cartoonist and Discovery Fellow Lynda Barry asks kids and adults to envision the schools and campuses of 2113.
The Daily Cardinal newspaper interviews WID researcher Randy Ashton about his work with stem cells.
Optimization researcher Michael Ferris has been honored as a SIAM Fellow for pushing math research into industry.