RDI2 Professor Jaroslaw Zola Invited to Participate in Yearlong AAAS-FBI Project

Jaroslaw Zola, Associate Research Professor at the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute, has been invited to participate in a yearlong project on Big Data in the Life Sciences and National Security by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy (CSTSP) and the Biological Countermeasures Unit of the WMD Directorate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Battling Cancer with Big Data

Together, Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2), the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the RUCDR Infinite Biologics have formed a collective powerhouse with an enhanced capability to unlock the genetic mysteries of cancer.  Read More.  


RDI2 Director Helps Develop Cloud Connect Tool

CometCloud is a cloud-computing program that connects computers from around the world to solve problems in the fields of engineering, medicine, geology, business and physics.

Manish Parashar, the director of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute, is a critical member of a team working on a piece of cloud-computing software that unites the global scientific community.

RDI2 and XSEDE to offer "Application of Parallel Computers"


RDI2 Research Professor Jaroslaw Zola is Interviewed by Quanta Magazine

Excerpts from Dr. Zola's interview are featured in the October 7th Quanta Magazine article entitled "Our Bodies, Our Data." 

Rutgers offering a certificate program in Big Data

The Rutgers School of Business in Camden is offering a two-day certificate program to provide working professionals with analytical skills that can help them solve business problems entitled “Unlocking the Mystery, Challenge and Opportunity of Big Data”.  The course will take place at the Waterfront Technology Center, 200 Federal St., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 29 and Oct. 30.

Rutgers takes title of Best Poster at ACM CAC Conference in Miami

Rutgers recently sent representatives to the Cloud and Autonomic Computing Conference.  Hosted by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the conference ran from from August 5th through the 8th and included attendees from universities across the country.  A poster by Dr. Javier Diaz-Montes, Mr. Mengsong Zou, Dr. Ivan Rodero and Dr.

ADIOS has Received the Prestigious R&D 100 Award

ADIOS: Adaptable I/O System for Big Data, has received the prestigious R&D 100 Award.  RDI2 researchers, led by Dr. Manish Parashar, were part of the research team that developed ADIOS.  Read more here and here.

Groundbreaking RDI2 Research on Fluid Flow in Microchannels is Featured in Two Major Publications

On May 22, 2013, research conducted by Javier Diaz-Montes, Manish Parashar, Ivan Rodero, Jaroslaw Zola (Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute) and Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Yu Xie (Computational Physics and Mechanics Laboratory at Iowa State University) was featured in both the Digital Manufacturing Report and HPC in the Cloud.

Big Data Alliance - Big Deal for Economic Growth in New Jersey

Representatives from New Jersey’s premier colleges and universities, along with delegates from the New Jersey Office of Information Technology, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA), and staff members of state assembly member Upendra Chivukula and U.S. Rep.

Dr. Manish Parashar is named a AAAS Fellow

Dr. Parashar is one of five Rutgers Professors to be named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Read More.

Rutgers Hosts Kickoff Meeting of New Jersey Big Data Alliance

Higher education and government leaders focus on improving high-performance, data-intensive computing for economic competitiveness.

Gartner: Big Data Will Generate 6 Million U.S. Jobs by 2015


Data analytics increasingly is becoming an essential skill for managers. Manish Parashar, director of Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute, put it this way:

Rutgers Paper Selected to Receive "Best Paper of the Year Award" at HiPC'12

Rutgers researchers E. K. Lee, H. Viswanathan, and D. Pompili have been selected to receive the "Best Paper of the Year Award" at the 2012 IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing (HiPC'12).  Their paper is entitled "VMAP: Proactive Thermal-aware Virtual Machine Allocation in HPC Cloud Datacenters."

August 2012

The XSEDE Service Provider Forum unanimously accepted Rutgers University as a Level 3 Service Provider.  Read more about XSEDE Service Provider Forum.

July 2012

Rutgers University is now the 70th member of the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC).  Read more about CASC.

Dario Pompili, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers, has won two U.S. military awards to study wireless monitoring of soldiers' health in the field.  Read more.

June 2012

The IBM Blue Gene/Q machine "Sequoia" has secured the #1 spot on the Top500.  IBM machines now occupy 5 of the top 10 places on the Top500 list.  Read more. 

RDI2's Excalbur machine is featured in "7 Supercomputers Changing the World."

May 2012

May 8:  Dr. Michael Pazzani, Vice President of Research and Economic Development, is featured in's article entitled "Is Big Data Just a Fad, or Something Much More Profound?"  Read Dr. Pazzani's original piece here.

March 2012

March 27: Today Rutgers announced the arrival of Excalibur, RDI2's IBM Blue Gene®/P supercomputer, at a press event on campus. The celebration marked the launch of Rutgers' advanced computing center, which will be focused on the application of “Big Data” analytics in life sciences, finance, and other industries. Read the press release.