May 2024

CSU is aggressively expanding our research and educational activities centered on data – including new bachelor’s and graduate degrees in data science, partnerships in quantum computing, and numerous researchers applying high-performance computing to their research. To support the increasing need for computational capabilities on campus, the Viking Cluster is now available for a wide variety of supercomputing tasks. The cluster consists of 6 nodes with state of the art CPUs and GPUs, plus 300TB of backup storage of research data. Most common software packages are available or can be installed as required. All research faculty and their research students are eligible for an account.

For support with accessing the Viking Cluster, or to learn about computing resources at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) for research and classroom purposes, please contact Center for Applied Data Analysis and Modeling (ADAM) co-directors Dr. Shawn Ryan (Mathematics and Applied Statistics) or Dr. Thijs Heus (Physics). Read More »



Kevin Mueller to Lead New NASA-funded Research in Leaf Imaging

Dr. Kevin Mueller, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences (BGES), has been awarded $299,844 by NASA to study the optical properties of leaves by utilizing hyperspectral imaging. Plants have unique amounts and types of leaf waxes that perform functions like water uptake and protection from pests, as well as variable leaf internal composition and thickness. These factors affect how the leaves reflect light. Read More »


Mustafa Usta Receives Department of Energy Funding for Clean Water Generation Powered by Tides

Dr. Mustafa Usta, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded $234,527 under a Department of Energy grant to develop a water desalination system powered by tides. Dr. Usta joins a team led by the State University of New York at Binghamton (SUNY Binghamtom) that also includes Lehigh University researchers on the project, titled “Off-grid tidal turbine-driven centrifugal reverse osmosis system.” The team will design, fabricate, and test lab-scale components of the proposed Centrifugal Reverse Osmosis (CRO) system. Read More »


Upcoming Events

The 54th Annual Mid-Continent Regional Science Association (MCRSA) Conference and the 16th IMPLAN National Users Conference will be held June 5-7, 2024, at Cleveland State University. The conference is now accepting abstract submissions.




US Patent Application Allowance

U.S. Patent Application No. 17/199,345, titled Secure Hierarchical Processing Using a Secure Ledger and naming Dr. Wenbing Zhao (Electrical and Computer Engineering), has received a notice of allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office.

The benefits of using wireless sensor networks and Internet of Things (IoT) to monitor the status of a system have long been recognized. This invention provides a novel method for hierarchical processing and logging of potentially large amount of sensing data with the blockchain technology, which could drastically address the issue of limited throughput in blockchains. An additional benefit for the hierarchical approach is to make the data much more conducive to inspection and decision making based on the data.


Online Entrepreneurial Networking Event

Application Deadline: May 19, 2024
Start Date: June 7th

NSF’s I-Corps program supports teams of students or a faculty member and at least one student through a 7-week critical market and commercialization evaluation. Benefits of I-Corps include:

  • Increasing the impact of your research by understanding industry needs, so you can compellingly communicate the value of your research
  • Learning NSF tech commercialization approaches that will improve your ability to pursue grants like NSF's $50,000 I-Corps Teams, $300,000+ Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) or $275,000 STTR grants; I-Corps graduates have a greater than 37% success rate on each of the above grants
  • Receiving $1,000 in NSF-lineage funding just for participating

Apply now to participate in I-Corps this spring. To apply or to learn more, visit or email


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