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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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Mapping Informal Cities mixes Activism and Architecture

Mapping Informal Cities mixes Activism and Architecture

For every spring semester between 2008 and 2015, Penabad and Cure have taken students from their School of Architecture upper-level design studio, and starting two years ago, software engineers from UM’s Center for Computational Science, to Las Flores, Barranquilla, Colombia to map its 75 neighborhood blocks and seven barrios.

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Inaugural SMART CITIES MIAMI Conference Thursday 2/23/17

Inaugural SMART CITIES MIAMI Conference Thursday 2/23/17

The University of Miami brings cutting-edge research in urban planning, architecture, and engineering—in alignment with computational resources and analytical expertise—to aid in the design and development of more sustainable, livable, and resilient cities.

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Register Now – 2017 Digital Humanities + Data Journalism Symposium

Register Now – 2017 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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CCS Member Ge-Cheng Zha receives DARPA award for Aviation Transports

CCS Member Ge-Cheng Zha receives DARPA award for Aviation Transports

Dr. Ge-Cheng Zha, a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with the UM College of Engineering, and a CCS Member, received a DARPA grant to conduct research that could transform the aviation industry.

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CCS’ 2nd annual “Girl Scouts Can” Tech Event draws 38 Participants

CCS’ 2nd annual “Girl Scouts Can” Tech Event draws 38 Participants

Girl Scouts explored topics like: How Forecasters use Visualizations, Coding in Scratch, How Playing Battleship can make you a Better Programmer, and Who said that Computers are for Boys?

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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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CCS Part of NSF-Funded Consortium for Advancing Research Computing Practices

CCS Part of NSF-Funded Consortium for Advancing Research Computing Practices

Dr. Nicholas Tsinoremas, founding director of the CCS, will serve as a co-principal investigator of the NSF $750,000 grant to fund a Research Coordination Network to set up a national forum for the exchange and dissemination of best practices, expertise, and technologies to enable the advancement of campus-based research computing activities.

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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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