The Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to “advocating the use of the most advanced computing technology to accelerate scientific discovery for national competitiveness, global security, and economic success, as well as develop a diverse and well-prepared 21st-century workforce.” Their annual brochure is distributed broadly on the national level, landing on the desks of Congress, federal agencies, and higher education peer institutions. The newly published 2021 CASC brochure features two ASU researchers.
Dr. S. Banu Ozkan, Department of Physics, and her doctoral student Paul Campitelli, share how they use molecular dynamics simulations to predict SARS-CoV-2 drug resistance (page 6). Students benefit from an innovative hands-on virtual field experience developed by Dr. Chelsea Scott, School of Earth and Space Exploration (page 17).
Dr. S. Banu Ozkan is the Director of ASU’s Center for Biological Physics. Her research is focused on theoretical models and computer simulations in biological physics. and her background is in a broad range of methods, including lattice models, elastic network methods, dynamics, and all-atom physics-based computer simulations. Dr. Chelsea Scott is a geophysicist and NSF postdoctoral scholar at the School of Earth and Space Exploration. Her research is focused on integrating remote sensing and field-based observations of earthquake activity over different timescales to understand how tectonic forces drive seismic activity and surface processes shape the Earth’s landscape.