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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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Conference to Explore Data Journalism & Digital Humanities 9/29-10/1/16

Conference to Explore Data Journalism & Digital Humanities 9/29-10/1/16

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

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

CODeLLA (kōd-eh-la) is an 8-week Tech Entrepreneurship + Coding Immersion Program for under-represented Latina girls from ages 9 to 12. They provide a safe, girls-only environment . . .

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

UMCCS & Yucatan 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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CCS visits Yucatán Technology Park

CCS visits Yucatán Technology Park

Hosted by the Yucatán Government, CCS visited “Heurisitic” and toured Parque Científico Tecnólogico de Yucatán as part of a partnership to create a “CCS of the Americas”.

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CCS Fellows present their final projects

CCS Fellows present their final projects

This year’s CCS Fellows presented their projects on vastly different topics, highlighting the reach that computational science has on present-day research.

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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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