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ARCSIM approaches five years and expands services to entire UMS research community

The research enterprise at the University of Maine has experienced rapid growth in recent years, and with that growth comes accompanying computing, data security, and operational needs. The Advanced Research Computing, Security, and Information Management (ARCSIM), led by Director Shane Moeykens, has been taking steps to meet these needs by further expanding the research computing […]

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Undergraduate ARCSIM intern helps install HPC resources

In 2023, the Advanced Research Computing, Security, and Information Management (ARCSIM) group partnered with Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering faculty at UMaine to source a new GPU cluster from Cambridge Computer Services in Boston. Expanding GPU resources was given high priority to provide relief to faculty who are engaged with Artificial Intelligence (AI) […]

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ARCSIM bolsters cybersecurity with addition of personnel

The Advanced Research Computing, Security, and Information Management (ARCSIM) group has recently expanded to reflect the enhanced compliance requirements of research work being conducted with the Department of Defense (DoD) Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). In Fall 2023, Sammy Murphy, an IT Vulnerability Specialist, joined ARCSIM to focus on critical vulnerability management tasks in support of […]

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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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