• Group Picture, 2014: (left to right) Sam, Billy, Jessica, Cody, Cecilia, Adam, Rongzhong.

  • Group Picture (Wake Forest Shake version), 2014: (left to right) Sam, Cody, Jessica, Billy, Cecilia, Adam, Rongzhong.

  • Alex Mackerell Colloquium, 2013: (left to right) Jessica, Andrew, Alex, Cody, Rongzhong, Sam.

  • Inaugural GPU Programming Class, 2011.

  • Inaugural Google CS4HS Computational Thinking @ Wake Workshop for Teachers, 2012.

  • Group Picture, 2013: (left to right) Sam, Adam, Julian, Jessica, Cody, Andrew, Rongzhong.

  • Group Picture, 2012: (left to right) Andrew, Paul, Tyson, Sam, Rongzhong, Anqi.

Recent News:

2014

  • June, 2014: Sam was an invited speaker at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China at the Chinese Academy of Science for a program on Macromolecular dynamics: structure, function and diseases (link). He was also an invited speaker at the Institute of Biophysics (link) at Nanjing University (link), ranked #1 in Physics in China.
  • June, 2014: Wake Forest News article about Jessica's research is one of the top research highlights from the 2013-2014 academic year (link).
  • May, 2014: Adam is profiled with Sam by Wake Forest News for Commencement News for "Meaningful Mentoring" (link).
  • May, 2014: Jessica is profiled and interviewed by Wake Forest News for Commencement for "Senior Profiles" (link).
  • May, 2014: Jessica's, Adam's, Julian's, and Cecilia's review article, "Coarse-Grained and Atomistic MD Simulations of RNA and DNA Folding", is published in Israel Journal of Chemistry's special issue commemorating the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (link).
  • May, 2014: Billy joins the group. Welcome!
  • April, 2014: Sam received the Shively Family Faculty Fellowship Award for "outstanding record of teaching and scholarship".
  • April, 2014: Jessica presented her senior honors thesis titled,"MD Simulations of a Refined Modeled MetRS:tRNAfMet Complex", to the Department of Chemistry.
  • April, 2014: Jessica has been accepted into the Kupcinet-Getz International Science School (Israel) (link) where she will be performing research in the group of Yaakov Levy (Weizmann Institute of Science, Department of Structural Biology) (link).
  • April, 2014: Cecilia is awarded a Wake Forest Research Fellowship (link).
  • March, 2014: Adam will be attending University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology (link) in their Ph.D. program in the Fall. In addition, he is the recipient of the Chancellor's Fellowship from UTK, which is reserved for the top applicant into the program.
  • March, 2014: Julian has been accepted to University of Maryland's NSF REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) in Interdisciplinary Program in High Performance Computing (link) this summer. He was one of 12 students accepted into the program out of over 100 applicants.
  • March, 2014: Rongzhong has been accepted to the M.S. program in the Department of Computer Science here at Wake Forest University. When he graduates next year, he will have two graduate degrees: Ph.D. in Physics and M.S. in Computer Science.
  • February, 2014: Cody's poster entitled, "GPU Optimized Allosteric Communication Network Analyses of Molecular Dynamic Simulations", is competitively selected for presentation at the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, CA (March, 2013) (link).
  • February, 2014: Jessica's research project and her presentation at the 552nd WE-Heraeus Seminar (link) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technologie (Germany) (link) is profiled by Wake Forest University (link).
  • February, 2014: Sam's paper with Paúl Pauca (WFU Dept. Computer Sci.), Denise Johnson (WSSU Dept. of Education), Yu'Vonne James (Hanes Magnet School) entitled, "Computational Thinking for the Rest of Us: A Liberal Arts Approach to Engaging Middle and High School Teachers with Computer Science Students." is accepted for publication in Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (link), and it is profiled by Wake Forest University (link).
  • January, 2014: For the second year in a row, the Huffington Post (link) selects Wake Forest University as one of the "Top 10 Colleges for Tech" and specifically highlights our Computational Thinking @ Wake Workshop. Woohoo!

2013

  • October, 2013: Martin Karplus (Sam's undergraduate advisor's (Alex Mackerell) postdoctoral advisor) wins the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (link).
  • October, 2013: Adam receives the STARR Travel Grant (link) to attend the Biophysical Society Meeting in San Francisco, CA (link).
  • September, 2013: Rongzhong's paper, "Computational and Experimental Characterizations of Silver Nanoparticle-Apolipoprotein Biocorona", is published in J. Phys. Chem. B (link).
  • September, 2013: Cecilia joins the group. Welcome!
  • August, 2013: The Computational Thinking @ Wake Workshop (link) is profiled by Wake Forest University (link).
  • August, 2013: The 2nd Annual Google-sponsored Computational Thinking @ Wake Workshop for Teachers (link). Student volunteers included our own Andrew, Cody, and Julian.
  • July, 2013: Andrew's and Cody's paper, "GPU-Optimized Hybrid Neighbor/Cell List Algorithm for Coarse-Grained MD Simulations of Protein and RNA Folding and Assembly", is published in Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedicine (link).
  • July, 2013: Rongzhong's and Heming's paper, "Sequence-Dependent Base Stacking Stabilities Guide tRNA Folding Energy Landscapes", is published in J. Phys. Chem. B. (link)
  • July, 2013: Andrew's thesis is mentioned in NVIDIA's CUDA Week in Review Newsletter (link).
  • May, 2013: Andrew successfully defends his Computer Science Dept. Master's Defense (link).
  • May, 2013: Julian joins the group. Welcome!
  • April, 2013: Adam is awarded a Wake Forest Research Fellowship (link).
  • March, 2013: Cody is awarded a Wake Forest University Center for Molecular Communication and Signaling Research Fellowship (link).
  • March, 2013: Google's CS4HS program selects Sam's proposal for developing a second computational thinking workshop for teachers (link).
  • January, 2013: Alex Mackerell (University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy) visits the group and gives a joint Physics and Chemistry Department colloquium. His visit is highlighted in Wake Forest University's, Old Gold and Black student newspaper (link).
  • January, 2013: Jessica joins the group. Welcome!
  • January, 2013: Adam joins the group. Welcome!
  • January, 2013: Cody joins the group. Welcome!

2012

  • December, 2012: Andrew's, Tyson's, and Anqi's paper entitled, "Performance Analyses of a Parallel Verlet Neighbor List Algorithm for GPU-Optimized MD Simulations", receives the Best Paper Award at the 2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Computing (link). Only the top 7.5% of submitted manuscripts were accepted, and there was only one "best".
  • December, 2012: Andrew's poster entitled, "Performance Analyses of a Parallel Verlet Neighbor List Algorithm for GPU-Optimized MD Simulations", is competitively selected for presentation at the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, CA (March, 2013) (link).
  • October, 2012: Tyson's and Anqi's paper is highlighted in GPU Science (link).
  • October, 2012: Tyson's and Anqi's paper, "Parallel Verlet neighbor list algorithm for GPU-optimized MD simulations" is published in Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedicine (link).
  • October, 2012: Rongzhong gives a talk to the Wake Forest University Center for Molecular Communcation and Signaling (link) Fall Retreat (link).
  • September, 2012: Tyson's thesis is mentioned in NVIDIA's CUDA Week in Review Newsletter (link).
  • September, 2012: Fox 8 News profiles the Wake@Hanes Computational Thinking Workshop (link). Andrew is interviewed.
  • September, 2012: The Wake@Hanes Computational Thinking Workshop (link) is profiled by Wake Forest University (link). Andrew is interviewed for the article.
  • August, 2012: Sam's NSF (CBET) proposal in collaboration with the research group of Pu-Chun Ke (Clemson Univ.) (link) is funded.
  • August, 2012: Wake Forest University is selected as CUDA Research Center by NVIDIA, Corp. (press release).
  • August, 2012: Mashable (link) and the Huffington Post (link) selects Wake Forest University as one of the "Top 10 Colleges for Tech" and specifically highlights our recent Wake@Hanes Computational Thinking Workshop.
  • August, 2012: The Inaugural Google-sponsored Wake@Hanes Computational Thinking Workshop for Teachers (link). Student volunteers included our own Andrew, Anqi, and Heming.
  • June, 2012: News of our group's research is #4 on the ranking of top 10 Wake Forest sciences research stories of the 2011-2012 academic year (link).
  • May, 2012: Heming Ge visits the group for the summer, and he is supported through the Wake Forest University Center for Molecular Communication and Signaling (link). Welcome!
  • May, 2012: Our group's research is profiled in the Charlotte Observer (link) and News & Observer (link), North Carolina's largest and second largest newspapers, respectively.
  • April, 2012: Tyson successfully defends his Computer Science Dept. Master's Defense (link).
  • April, 2012: Anqi decides to attend Georgia Tech's Master's Program in Computational Science and Engineering.
  • April, 2012: Google's CS4HS program selects Sam's proposal for developing workshop for a computational thinking workshop for teachers from Hanes Middle School.
  • February, 2012: Anqi's and Tyson's poster entitled, "Single vs. Double Precision MD Simulations: Correlation is Length-Scale Dependent", is competitively selected for presentation at the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, CA (May, 2012) (link).
  • February, 2012: Fox 8 News profiles our research group. Tyson is interviewed (link).
  • February, 2012: Anqi profiled by Old Gold and Black, Wake Forest University's Student Newspaper (link).
  • February, 2012: Anqi profiled by Wake Forest University (link).
  • February, 2012: Our group's research is profiled on Wired.co.uk (link).
  • February, 2012: Andrew Proctor joins the group. Welcome!

2011

  • December, 2011: Sam's paper in collaboration with coworkers from University of Maryland and Zhejiang University (China) (link) is highlighted by the Journal of the American Chemical Society (link).
  • December, 2011: Anqi Zou joins the group. Welcome!
  • November, 2011: Sam writes a commentary in the journal Structure with WFU Physics Professor Martin Guthold (link) on the paper, "Mechanism of Fibrin(ogen) Forced Unfolding" by Barsegov and co-workers (link).
  • September, 2011: Rongzhong Li joins the group. Welcome!
  • July, 2011: Tyson's poster entitled, "GPU-Based Molecular Dynamic Simulations Optimized with CUDPP and CURAND Libraries", is competitively selected for presentation at the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, CA (May, 2012) (link).
  • May, 2011: Sam is awarded by the Wake Forest University Science Research Fund.
  • March, 2011: Wake Forest University is selected as CUDA Teaching Center by NVIDIA, Corp. (press release).
  • Jan, 2011: Tyson Lipscomb joins the group. Welcome!

2010

  • July, 2010: The group starts today. Great things are going to happen...