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Dan Knights earns coverage for solving problems for 'gut bugs'

Picture of Dan KnightsAssistant Professor Dan Knights earned local and national coverage on his research findings, including a featured article on Knights’ multifaceted talents. The article highlights Knights' efforts to memorize digits of pi, solve a Rubik's Cube in 20 seconds, and his studies on the “microbiome.” Professor Knights is the lead author of a study conducted by a team of international researchers that show people may inherit some of the intestinal bacteria that cause Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, also known as IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). Professor Knights and his U of MN colleagues also collaborated with members at Harvard, MIT, University of Toronto and University Medical Center Groningen on one of the largest international studies on the topic. The research was funded in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada. 

Best Poster Award for Louai Al-Arabi at U-Spatial Symposium

Picture of Louai Al-ArabiGraduate student Louai Al-Arabi received the Best Poster Award at the 2014 U-Spatial Symposium that was held  on Nov 19 at the McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota. Al-Arabi was awarded for his work on "TAREEG: A MapReduce-Based System for Extracting Spatial Data from OpenStreetMap”, ​which is in collaboration with the KACST GIS Technology Innovation Center, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia. His advisor is Mohamed Mokbel. This is the third consecutive year that Mokbel's students have received the Best Overall Poster Award in that symposium. His students Abdeltawab Hendawi and Mohamed Sarwat received that award in 2013 and 2012, respectively.

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