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minerva award winner gizem korkmaz

March 15, 2018

New Study Targets Effects of Social Media on Collective Action

Research assistant professor Gizem Korkmaz developed the Common Knowledge and Social Networks project to understand how social media influences participation in risky collective action. It is the first time the Biocomplexity Institute has received funding from the Minerva Research Initiative. 

July 26, 2017

Virginia Tech Team Takes Top Billing in NASA Competition

Virginia Tech students took first prize in a NASA competition to design cost-effective space habitats, guided by Biocomplexity Institute faculty member Kevin Shinpaugh.

May 12, 2017

Biocomplexity Researcher Among Faculty Honored by Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering

At the twentieth annual Virginia Tech College of Engineering faculty reception, awards were presented to engineering professors for teaching innovation, research, service, and outreach. Among these honorees was the Biocomplexity Institute's Anil Vullikanti, whose joint affiliation with Virginia Tech's computer science program earned him 2017 College of Engineering Faculty Fellowship.

May 01, 2017

Institute Recognizes Exceptional Contributions and Research Excellence

Looking back on an academic year of significant scientific accomplishments, the Biocomplexity Institute community recognized two team members for playing a special role in our success: Anil Vullikanti and Maureen Lawrence-Kuether.

April 27, 2017

Personalized Healthcare Leader Receives Accolades

Josep Bassaganya-Riera, the director of a Leading Laboratory at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, won the 2017 Innovator Award presented by the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council during its 18th annual TechNite Awards Dinner on April 21.

March 22, 2017

National Academy of Sciences Committees Tap Top Biocomplexity Institute Affiliates

Charles W. Steger, president emeritus of Virginia Tech, has been appointed to a three-year term as a member of the Division of Earth and Life Studies (DELS) committee of the National Academy of Sciences. Steger's honor follows closely on the heels of another Biocomplexity Institute affiliate who was named to the National Academy's Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security Committee, Sallie Keller.

December 15, 2016

Gizem Korkmaz Presents Outstanding New Faculty Lecture in National Capital Region

Korkmaz's presentation explored how public protests and other forms of collective action are coordinated through social media, applying a game theoretical model to assess when people are likely to participate in movements they encounter online.

December 08, 2016

Biocomplexity Institute Researchers Take Celldance Film Festival by Storm

Biology Fellow Daniela Cimini's research just debuted at the Celldance Film Competition in San Francisco, offering and artful look into the secret lives of cells.

November 01, 2016

Virginia Tech to Dedicate Steger Hall on Nov. 11

The two separately constructed parts of the facility that collectively house the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech will now be known as Steger Hall. The name honors Virginia Tech President Emeritus Charles W. Steger, one of the longest serving and most consequential presidential leaders in the history of Virginia Tech. 

August 18, 2016

Exceptional Scholarship Earns Promotions for Four Biocomplexity Institute Research Faculty

This summer, four Biocomplexity Institute research faculty were recognized as meriting promotion by Virginia Tech’s Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation. These exceptional scholars make up nearly half of the successful candidates announced university-wide.

March 11, 2016

Award-winning App Reveals Where Resources are Most Needed in Weather Emergencies

When extreme weather strikes, isolated populations often find themselves vulnerable in the face of environmental hazards and limited access to disaster relief resources. But PIE Viz, a new tool developed by the Population Health Sciences Department and theBiocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, could help disaster planners address these risks before they happen. 

June 04, 2014

Board of Visitors promotes Eubank, Marathe

BLACKSBURG, Va., June 4, 2014 -- The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approved the following 2014 VBI faculty promotions:

Dr. Stephen Eubank, Tenure with promotion to professor, population health sciences.

Dr. Achla Marathe, Promotion to professor, agriculture and applied economics

Stephen is the Deputy Director of the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory. While at Los Alamos National Laboratory he played a lead role in developing TRANSIMS, the urban transportation model, EpiSims, the epidemic simulation system and the Urban Infrastructure Suite, which simulates how the behavior of every individual in a large urban region affects interacting physical infrastructures. Since 2005, he has been the PI of the NIH-sponsored program, Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS).

Achla is the lead economist and social scientist in the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory. Prior to working at Virginia Tech she worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory where she specialized in anomaly detection and modeling and simulation of large social systems. Her current research uses online networks and synthetic social networks to study individual and social behavior, and their contribution to social contagions.  She is a co-PI on several highly inter-disciplinary programs such as the NSF-ICES, IARPA-OSI, and DTRA-CBA-DAACDTS programs.

Congratulations to Stephen and Achla!

April 15, 2014

Wattam named Scholar of the Week

Blacksburg, Va., April 15, 2014 -- Rebecca Wattam has been recognized as Scholar of the Week by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

September 18, 2007

Eubank featured in National Institutes of Health publication

BLACKSBURG, Va., September 18, 2007 - Stephen Eubank, professor and deputy director of VBI's Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory (NDSSL), was featured in a recent publication of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health. "Social Studies ", which was featured in the September 2007 edition of NIGMS's publication Findings, profiles Eubank and his work at VBI.