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July Publications

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Below is a selection of papers that appeared in July 2019 reporting the results of research using the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), or acknowledging the use of Harvard’s Odyssey Cluster, Northeastern’s Discovery Cluster, the Boston University Shared Computing Cluster and MIT’s Engaging Cluster all of which are housed at the MGHPCC.

Anders Andreassen, Ilya Feige, Christopher Frye, and Matthew D. Schwartz (2019), Binary JUNIPR: an interpretable probabilistic model for discrimination, arXiv: 1906.10137 [hep-ph]

T.T.G. Beucler (2019), Interaction between water vapor, radiation and convection in the tropics, MIT Doctoral Dissertation

Blakesley Burkhart and Philip Mocz (2019), The Self-gravitating Gas Fraction and the Critical Density for Star Formation, The Astrophysical Journal, doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab25ed

Phillip A. Cargile, Charlie Conroy, Benjamin D. Johnson, Yuan-sen Ting, Ana Bonaca, Aaron Dotter (2019), MINESweeper: Spectrophotometric Modeling of Stars in the Gaia Era, arXiv: 1907:07690 [astro-ph.SR]

Stephen Carr, Chenyuan Li, Ziyan Zhu, Efthimios Kaxiras, Subir Sachdev, and Alex Kruchkov (2019), Coexistence of ultraheavy and ultrarelativistic Dirac quasiparticles in sandwiched trilayer graphene, arXiv:1907.00952 [cond-mat.str-el]

Cheng-Chieh Chuang, Hsun-Chen Chu, Sheng-Bor Huang, Wei-Shun Chang, Hsing-Yu Tuan (2019), Laser-induced plasmonic heating in copper nanowire fabric as a photothermal catalytic reactor, Chemical Engineering Journal, doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2019.122285

Charlie Conroy, Ana Bonaca, Phillip Cargile, Benjamin D. Johnson, Nelson Caldwell, Rohan P. Naidu, Dennis Zaritsky, Daniel Fabricant, Sean Moran, Jaehyon Rhee, Andrew Szentgyorgyi (2019), Mapping the Stellar Halo with the H3 Spectroscopic Survey, arXiv: 1907.07684 [astro-ph.GA]

Qian Di, Heresh Amini, Liuhua Shi, Itai Kloog, Rachel Silvern, James Kelly, M. Benjamin Sabath, Christine Choirat, Petros Koutrakis, Alexei Lyapustin, Yujie Wang, Loretta J. Mickley, Joel Schwartz (2019), An ensemble-based model of PM2.5 concentration across the contiguous United States with high spatiotemporal resolution, Environmental International, doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.104909

Richard M. Feder, Stephen K. N. Portillo, Tansu Daylan, and Douglas Finkbeiner (2019), Multiband Probabilistic Cataloging: A Joint Fitting Approach to Point Source Detection and Deblending, arXiv: 1907.04929 [astro-ph.IM]

William Fitzhugh, Fan Wu, Luhan Ye, Haoqing Su, Xin Li (2019), Strain‐Stabilized Ceramic‐Sulfide Electrolytes, Small, doi: 10.1002/smll.201901470

Joel Leja, Sandro Tacchella, and Charlie Conroy (2019), Beyond UVJ: More efficient selection of quiescent galaxies with UV / mid-IR fluxes, arXiv: 1907.02970 [astro-ph.GA]

Xiaorong Liu, Jianhan Chen (2019), Residual Structures and Transient Long-Range Interactions of p53 Transactivation Domain: Assessment of Explicit Solvent Protein Force Fields, Journal of Chemical Theory and Computing, doi: 10.1021/acs.jctc.9b00397

Andreea Panaitescu, Meng Xin, Benny Davidovitch, Julien Chopin, and Arshad Kudrolli (2019), Birth and decay of tensional wrinkles in hyperelastic sheets, arXiv: 1906.10054 [cond-mat.soft]

Joonha Park, Yves Atchad (2019), Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms with sequential proposals, arXiv: 1907.06544 [stat.CO]

Sun, Qinfang (2019), Simulating Hydrogen Bonded Clusters and Zeolite Clusters for Renewable Energy Applications, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Doctoral Dissertation.

Sherer, Zachary (2019), A Comparison of Two Architectures for Breadth-First Search on FPGA SoC Platforms, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Masters Dissertation

Tirado, Luis Eladio (2019), On-the-move Detection of Security Threats Using 3D MM-Wave Radar Imaging, Northeastern University Doctoral Dissertation

Do you have news about research using computing resources at the MGHPCC? If you have an interesting project that you want to tell people about or a paper you would like listed, contact hlh@mit.edu


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HolyokeCodes: Soccer Robots

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Students at a HolyokeCodes Soccer Robotics program learn to play soccer with robots using JavaScript.

RoboCup is an international scientific initiative with the goal of advancing the state of the art of intelligent robots. When established in 1997, the original mission was to field a team of robots capable of winning against the human soccer World Cup champions by 2050.

Of the multiple Robocup Soccer leagues that exist, the “Small Size” league is one of the oldest. Arjun Guha and Joydeep Biswas, assistant professors in the College of Information and Computer Sciences at UMass Amherst, and their students adapted the UMass Minute Bots Robocup Team robots (which they use to compete in Small Size league competition), to a JavaScript interface designed for high school students. Centrally controlled via radio, using perception based on a central overhead camera, the robots can travel up to 5 m/s and kick, chip-kick, and dribble a golf ball.

Over the course of a week in early July, local area students in grades 9 through 12 learned basic commands to control the robots, developed simple planning algorithms, and programmed behaviors for offensive and defensive roles with the week culminating in a series of 2 v 2 matches. Students came away from the activity with a new appreciation for the problems of intelligent multi-robot/agent cooperation and control in the highly dynamic environment of even a toy soccer pitch plus plenty of hands-on coding and robotics experience.


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