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Research Computing Faculty Spotlight: Salimeh Yasaei Sekeh

by Stefania Irene Marthakis Salimeh Yasaei Sekeh, Assistant Professor of Computing and Information Science at the University of Maine (UMaine), works in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on projects ranging from robotics to biomedical engineering. Sekeh also serves on the Advanced Research Computing, Security and Information Management (ARCSIM) Advisory Board as a faculty member, […]

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Creating a Digital Twin with Prahuddha Chakraborty and Ben Grooms

by Stefania Irene Marthakis  Prabuddha Chakraborty is a University of Maine Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering with a joint appointment at the Advanced Structures & Composites Center (ASCC). Chakraborty’s research focuses on hardware security, access point security, new imaging technologies, and applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity. Ben Grooms is an Information Security […]

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Meet Kayla Barton, Bioinformatics Graduate Assistant

By Colin Gallagher, Media Intern Kayla Barton, a Ph.D. candidate studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Maine (UMaine), is beginning a new Bioinformatics Graduate Assistantship with the eDNA Service Center, which is one of the Coordinated Operating Research Entities (COREs) at UMaine. Also as part of this role, Barton will support the […]

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ARCSIM and UMS:IT Streamline Device Purchasing

by Stefania Irene Marthakis When a University of Maine (UMaine) faculty member or researcher needs to purchase computing equipment, they reach out to UMS:IT and Strategic Procurement to choose from a standard list of devices. For over a year, UMS:IT has been collaborating with the Advanced Research Computing, Security and Information Management (ARCSIM) team as […]

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New Federal Regulations to Impact Research Security at UMaine

What is NSPM-33? The National Security Presidential Memorandum 33 (NSPM-33), issued on January 14, 2021, initiated the development of research security standards for institutions that receive $50 million or more a year in federal science and engineering support. These standards are being designed to strengthen the research enterprise against foreign government interference and exploitation and […]

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Increasing Efficiency of UMaine Research Infrastructure

by Stefania Irene Marthakis The Office of Research Administration (ORA) at the University of Maine (UMaine) recently launched a new grant management system called Kuali Research. Kuali Research is an electronic Research Administration (eRA) system for proposal submission, research compliance, and grants management. It streamlines proposal submission and award administration and provides a central, online […]

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Leveraging Data to Understand Gray Seal Health

By Iris May-Fleming, Media Intern As part of the University of Maine’s (UMaine) Initiative for One Health and the Environment, third-year Ph.D. candidate Christina McCosker works to delve into the complexities of marine mammal health. The initiative furthers research that advances the intersection between climate change and emerging issues in animal, plant, and human health. […]

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Meet Melissa Kimble, ARCSIM’s Research Data Security Analyst

By Iris May-Fleming, Media Intern In an age where cybersecurity threats are increasing at an alarming rate, the importance of securing sensitive data within research institutions has never been more critical. One individual dedicated to this cause is Melissa Kimble, a Research Data Security Analyst at the University of Maine (UMaine). As the data security […]

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Is Your Research Data Secure?

By Iris May-Fleming, Media Intern Researchers put a substantial amount of time, money, and effort into the data that they produce, so keeping that data safe and secure is important for maintaining research integrity, and making sure that valuable resources are not lost. ARCSIM’s data security analyst Melissa Kimble urges researchers to take simple and […]

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Using Data and Machine Learning to Understand Biodiversity

By Iris May-Fleming, Media Intern It may seem obvious that everything in our world is interconnected, but we often underestimate to what degree and struggle to draw the connecting lines between all of the different forces at play in our environment. A team of researchers at the University of Maine (UMaine) are working on the […]

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