May 07, 2018

A Legacy of Innovation: Remembering the President Who Helped Establish Our Institute

On May 6, 2018, the Virginia Tech community suffered a great loss with the passing of President Emeritus Charles Steger. His vision, however, lives on: to establish our university as a global leader in cross-cutting research inititives. Few places on campus bear this legacy more directly, or more proudly, than the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. This story from 2016 sums up why our home is now known as Steger Hall.

May 02, 2018

Creating a Computing Center That Can Solve Science’s Most Complex Problems

Fueled by over 2 megawatts of power and cutting-edge equipment from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the Biocomplexity Institute's new data center is ready to help our collaborators address issues ranging from disasters to disease outbreaks.

April 19, 2018

Research Team Tests Technology That Could Automatically Alert Federal Agents to Terrorist Threats

Experts at the Next Century Corporation will lead a joint research effort between the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, the Hume Center for National Security and Technology, and Draper Labs to create a system that can flag potential terrorist activities as quickly as a credit card company alerting consumers to suspicious spending behavior on their accounts.

April 12, 2018

What if a Nuke Goes Off in Washington DC: Disaster Simulation Research Featured in Science Magazine

Simulations of artificial societies can help government planners be better prepared for their unthinkable, worst-case scenarios. The Biocomplexity Institute's latest advances in disaster simulation are being featured in Science Magazine.

April 04, 2018

How Opioid-Related Messaging Goes Viral: Researchers Share Findings From Social Media Study

Pulling data from more than 5,400 opioid-related Twitter posts, scientists at the Biocomplexity Institute searched for common factors among the most highly shared content. They shared their findings with public health professionals from across the commonwealth at the 2018 Virginia Public Health & Healthcare Preparedness Academy in Roanoke.

April 02, 2018

Virginia Tech Provides Key Intel in U.S. and Egyptian-led Battle Against a Major Pest

A collaboration between the Biocomplexity Institute's Network and Simulation Science Lab and Virginia Tech's Feed the Future Innovation Lab has yielded advanced modeling data about the potential spread of fall armyworm in Egypt.

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