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Pizza Seminar Series “Emotions, Interaction, & Autism: Leveraging Big Behavioral Data” 8/31/2016

Pizza Seminar Series “Emotions, Interaction, & Autism: Leveraging Big Behavioral Data” 8/31/2016

This is another in the Department of Computer Science Pizza Seminar Series. The ultimate goal of this study of infant development in the context of social interaction with parents and others is understanding and predicting both typical development and developmental disturbances such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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1st Annual CCS “BIG DATA Conference” 9/21/2016 offers Panel Discussion

1st Annual CCS “BIG DATA Conference” 9/21/2016 offers Panel Discussion

The first annual (free!) CCS BIG DATA Conference will address the challenges and opportunities offered by the use of Big Data. Voice your questions and concerns to a panel of leading businessmen, public sector employees, health care providers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, educators, and researchers.

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“Biomedical Science Advanced Computing Resources Workshop” Friday, 9/23/2016

“Biomedical Science Advanced Computing Resources Workshop” Friday, 9/23/2016

You are invited to attend the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) Bioinformatics workshop “Advanced Computing for Biomedical Science—Resources Available to UM Researchers”.

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Conference to Explore Digital Humanities & Data Journalism 9/30-10/1/2016

Conference to Explore Digital Humanities & Data Journalism 9/30-10/1/2016

The first Digital Humanities and Data Journalism (DH+DJ) Symposium will take place at the University’s Newman Alumni Center between Sept. 29th and Oct. 1st, 2016

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CCS, CoE, RAD, and UMSoA to Design “Zenciti” Smart City in the Yucatán

CCS, CoE, RAD, and UMSoA to Design “Zenciti” Smart City in the Yucatán

In March, the University of Miami announced a hemispheric collaboration between its Center for Computational Science (CCS) and the Yucatán State Government’s Information Technologies Innovation Center known as “Heuristic” . . .

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“She Innovates Tech” Event for Girls, Saturday, 10/29/2016

“She Innovates Tech” Event for Girls, Saturday, 10/29/2016

CCS is teaming up with CODeLLA on “She Innovates Tech”, a day-long celebration of girls in tech, coming up on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

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UMCCS & Yucatán State sign Agreement to create UM CCS for the Americas

UMCCS & Yucatán State sign Agreement to create UM CCS for the Americas

The focus of this collaboration will be a shared research and development infrastructure based on computational science, and research and innovation projects using that infrastructure.

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Ben Kirtman to Lead NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Marine & Atmospheric Studies

Ben Kirtman to Lead NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Marine & Atmospheric Studies

Dr. Ben Kirtman has been appointed director of CIMAS, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies.

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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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