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Get free help with your project from the CCS Student Mentors

Get free help with your project from the CCS Student Mentors

The CCS Student Mentors program is a peer mentorship program in computational science, coordinated and sponsored by CCS. Mentors are a network of computationally advanced students, available first by email, then by appointment as needed to obtain help with specific questions regarding data and its analysis.

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Apply now for a Summer Research Experience – REU: Computing for Structure

Apply now for a Summer Research Experience – REU: Computing for Structure

The Department for Computer Science, in partnership with CCS and other UM units, is accepting applications for the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) summer research experience. This 10-week program runs from May 22 – July 28 and focuses on the discovery and visualization of structure in large datasets.

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Smart Cities MIAMI Conference Plans for New Future

Smart Cities MIAMI Conference Plans for New Future

MIAMI, Fla. (February 24, 2017)—The inaugural Smart Cities Miami Conference, hosted last week by the School of Architecture and the Center for Computational Science (“CCS”), brought industry visionaries, technology experts, government planners, and the public together to focus on the “disruptive power” that the mobilization of new technology will have in our cities and on […]

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90 Years After Grand Opening Biltmore Hotel to be Born Again in 3D

90 Years After Grand Opening Biltmore Hotel to be Born Again in 3D

The wizardry of the Software Engineering team from CCS, and a mix of standard digital photography and picture-taking drones flying in precisely regimented patterns creates thousands upon thousands of high-quality photos, are brought together through the technique of photogrammetry.

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Register Now for the 9/14-16/17 Digital Humanities + Data Journalism Symposium

Register Now for the 9/14-16/17 Digital Humanities + Data Journalism Symposium

  Digital Humanists and Data Journalists face common challenges, opportunities, and goals, such as how to communicate effectively with the public. They use similar software tools, programming languages, and techniques, and they can learn from each other. Join us for lectures and tutorials about shared data types, visualization methods, and data communication—including text visualization, network diagrams, maps, […]

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Save the Date 9/28/17 for the 2nd annual BIG DATA Conference

Save the Date 9/28/17 for the 2nd annual BIG DATA Conference

Save the Date Tuesday, November 28, 2017, for the second BIG DATA Conference.

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MICROSOFT profiles CCS Visualization Director Alberto Cairo in “Show, don’t tell”

MICROSOFT profiles CCS Visualization Director Alberto Cairo in “Show, don’t tell”

“Journalism is more than just an occupation: It’s a mindset and approach to critical thinking. You spot facts, gather them, double-check, filter, shape and then communicate in the clearest way possible,” he said. People need to challenge themselves to better understand the information they are consuming.”

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Save the Date 11/16/17 for the VizUM 4th Annual Symposium

Save the Date 11/16/17 for the VizUM 4th Annual Symposium

Save the Date Thursday, November 16, 2017, for the VizUM 4th annual Symposium. More details to follow . . .

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Research Highlights

"Public Science Insights: Rise of Digital Biomarkers and Role in Precision Medicine

With the rise of digital biomarkers, its role in precision medicine has become an important area of interest . . .

"Smart Cities, Big Data, and Communities: Reasoning from the Viewpoint of . . .

In what sense is a city smart? There are established entities defining this rich area of cross-disciplinary studies, and they refer to social, technical, economic, and . . .

"Infants Time Their Smiles to Make Their Moms Smile

The results of our analysis show that by the time infants reach 4 months of age both mothers and infants time their smiles in a purposeful, goal-oriented manner . . .

"Non-coding RNAs profiling in head and neck cancers

Cancer: The role of 'non-coding' genes Transcriptomic profiling of head and neck tumors suggests a prominent role for non-protein-coding genes in carcinogenesis.

"Launch of Data-Driven Music-Streaming Site: Musikipedia.org

CCS Postdoctoral Researcher Mohamed Sordo has launched Musikipedia.org, a powerful web application for analyzing and streaming music. Musikipedia stands at the forefront of music analysis . . .

"Identification of BRAF 3’UTR Isoforms in Melanoma

BRAF protein kinase is a crucial player in melanoma, as it belongs to the highly oncogenic RAS/RAF/MEK/ERK signaling pathway . . .

"UM Launches ‘MAP’ Digital Tool for Affordable Housing Needs

This project focuses on improving housing opportunities for residents of low- to moderate-income Miami neighborhoods . . .

"A Rule-Based Approach to Extracting Relations from Music Tidbits

Extracted relations are evaluated intrinsically by assessing their linguistic quality, as well as extrinsically by assessing the extent to which they map an existing music knowledge base.

"Mining library and university data to understand library use patterns

Library data are often hard to analyze because these data come from unconnected sources, and the data sets can be very large.

"Essentiality and centrality in protein interaction networks revisited

e-MDSets may provide a new method of evaluating the core proteins of an organism.

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