We have a new competitor in science, technology and
engineering fields. It is the Internet, computers and
automation. We can be competitive in our careers if
we can do things that computers and robots are not
best at– creativity, originality, developing new
hypotheses and interpretation.
If you are like I am you were taken by the news that
three Irish investigators reported interpreting the
behavior of light’s angular momentum. It goes back
many years when lasers were originally reported and
how many important devices and technologies are
based on stimulated emission.
More and more complex systems are being
experimentally interrogated using high content screening
technologies.. John Conley has authored a insightful
review of important trends that new devices enable.
Finally, in discussing potential careers after graduation
with a computational biologist we brought up
epidemiology. For a computationally astute scientist
this is a relevant and important career path that has
been brought to the fore by relevant high content
screening and computational estimation. This
is more significant in being cost and time efficient.
NON-INTEGER ANGULAR MOMENTUM LIGHT
Ballantine et al have reported that light may be
characterized with a different property than wavelength.
There is speculation in how this can be applied.
INFLUENCE OF NEW TECHNOLOGY ON HIGH
John Comley surveyed the field and projects where
developments and advances will come in computational
biology especially using confocal imaging where
CRISPR-Ca9 technology will be exploited.
COMPUTATIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGYM. Marathe and N. Ramakrishnan
advances and directions in their recent review.
They wrote about future directions using synthetic
populations, social network sensors and data modeling.
This work is of high value at CDC
, MD Anderson
It is not accidental that physics, biology, biochemistry
and computer science/mathematics is all brought
together in this entry.