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CCS and Fastrack Institute partner to introduce innovative hemispheric solutions

CCS and Fastrack Institute partner 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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CCS Data Scholars Summer Data Immersion program

CCS Data Scholars Summer Data Immersion program

The CCS Data Scholars program brings together experts across the UM community and beyond. The program is designed to encourage youth to pursue careers in computational science; recognizing that diversity of experience and perspective are key to innovation and the advancement of science and engineering.

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Real-estate-tech-startup Gridics partners with City of Miami to ease zoning process

Real-estate-tech-startup Gridics partners with City of Miami to ease zoning process

Gridics’ zonar.city software is designed to integrate with any city’s zoning code to allow the city to expedite development plan reviews, to conduct real-time 3D development scenarios, and to visually test proposed zoning code changes.

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What Happens When Google Turns Artists Loose On Its Search Data

What Happens When Google Turns Artists Loose On Its Search Data

Google News Lab is inviting artists and designers to dig into its massive trove of data about what the world Googles.

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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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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 | 2nd Annual BIG DATA Conference 9/28/17

Save the Date | 2nd Annual BIG DATA Conference 9/28/17

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

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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 . . .

"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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