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Notification: Advanced Computing Resources unavailable starting 8/3/17

Notification: Advanced Computing Resources unavailable starting 8/3/17

CCS resources will be unavailable starting August 3, 2017 at 20:00 for the University of Miami’s data center migration at the NAP of the Americas secure downtown facility. All CCS systems and networks will be affected.

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Dean el-Khoury’s firm Khoury Levit Fong honored by Chicago Architecture Biennial

Dean el-Khoury’s firm Khoury Levit Fong honored by Chicago Architecture Biennial

The Biennial, which recognizes outstanding work in the field, is the “main stage” of contemporary architecture.

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CCS and Fastrack Institute to introduce innovative hemispheric solutions

CCS and Fastrack Institute to introduce innovative hemispheric solutions

CCS and the Fastrack Institute have signed an agreement to address hemispheric challenges and implement solutions through big data and technologies.

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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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Daniel Cohen is Keynote at 2nd Annual BIG DATA Conference 9/28-29/17

Daniel Cohen is Keynote at 2nd Annual BIG DATA Conference 9/28-29/17

On a newly added Day 2, the Big Data Conference dives deeper into the topics explored in Day 1, specifically on building data science competence at your organization. This will be an interactive workshop . . .

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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

"A Matlab-Based Signal Processing Toolbox for Musical Vibrato

This paper describes a collection of signal processing methods and a toolbox for extracting and analyzing vibrato-related parameters from solo audio recordings.

"Ensemble Modeling Approach Targeting Heterogeneous RNA-Seq data

Poster "Ensemble Modeling Approach Targeting Heterogeneous RNA-Seq data: Application to Melanoma Pseudogenes" was presented at the Big Data in Biomedicine Conference at Stanford University.

"Developing a Framework for Digital Objects in the BD2K Commons

This report reviews highlights from a two-day meeting involving the BD2K CFPWG to provide insights on trends and considerations in advancing Big Data science for biomedical research in the United States.

"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 . . .

"Computational Complexity Studies of Synchronous Boolean Finite Dynamical Systems

This paper studies a subclass of finite dynamical systems the synchronous BFDS where the states are Boolean and the state update takes place in discrete time and at the same on all objects.

"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.

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