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Research Supercomputing: Linking Chains of Knowledge through the Grid

Brent Seales: Enhancing Minimally Invasive Surgery

Christopher Jaynes: Taking Video Surveillance to New Lengths

Ruigang Yang: Spanning Distances with Tele-Immersion

Kevin Donohue: Enhancing the Human-Computer Audio Interface

Kozo Saito and Abraham Salazar: Designing Effective Painting Technology with Computational Fluid Dynamics

George Huang: Making Air Flow Work for Industry

Suzanne Weaver Smith: Designing Spacecraft of the Future

Madhu Menon: Understanding Nanostructures

Ross Scaife: Taking Postclassical Latin Online

Michael Cavagnero: Understanding Ultracold Atomic Collisions

Brad Anderson and Tian-Xiang Xiang: Streamlining Drug Design

Chang-Guo Zhan: Developing Drugs to Fight Addiction and Disease

Peter Spielmann: Investigating Systems of DNA Repair

Anne-Frances Miller: Computing the Chemistry of Vitamins

Chuck Staben and Mark Farman: Analyzing Fungal Genomes

From the President

Photo of Lee T. Todd, Jr., President of the University of Kentucky From the installation of the university's first supercomputer in 1987 to the recent acquisition of two state-of-the-art, high-performance supercomputing systems, the University of Kentucky has consistently and aggressively equipped itself to support the creativity and innovational intellect of each member of the university's faculty, staff and student research community.

The university's Center for Computational Sciences provides a literal launching platform from which researchers may work to solve complex problems to further knowledge and improve our lives. And because today's communication technology is dynamic, the university's long-term strategy was—and will continue to be—developed to view our investment in cutting-edge research technology as a necessary recurring cost of leadership. We believe this is a just—and realistic—philosophy. If we expect exemplary research from our faculty, staff and students, we must afford them the highest quality of tools with which to accomplish it.

In the end, we all benefit. The new knowledge created by research ultimately ripples into new products, new jobs, new services, and new revenue for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond.

On behalf of the University of Kentucky, I invite you to join us as we advance toward our common goals of excellence and leadership in research, education and service.

Lee T. Todd, Jr.
University of Kentucky