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CCS Social Systems Informatics Members Flash Talks & Happy Hour 12/1/17

CCS Social Systems Informatics Members Flash Talks & Happy Hour 12/1/17

The second meeting of the CCS Social Systems Informatics Members will take place on Friday, 12/1 in the Abess Center from 3:00 to 5:30 PM. Please feel free to drop in during those hours . . .

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Register Now for 2nd Annual BIG DATA Conference & Workshop 12/4-5/17

Register Now for 2nd Annual BIG DATA Conference & Workshop 12/4-5/17

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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Miami Affordability Project v2.0 launched with Miami Housing Solutions Lab

Miami Affordability Project v2.0 launched with Miami Housing Solutions Lab

The expanded “MAP 2.0” for Miami-Dade, with contribution from CCS’ Software Engineering, now includes parcel-level data on several, including Overtown, Liberty City, Little Havana, Little Haiti, South Dade, and the City of Miami Gardens.

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CCS Celebrates Innovation at ACCelerate Festival at the Smithsonian

CCS Celebrates Innovation at ACCelerate Festival at the Smithsonian

Digital Mapping of Informal Cities is a collaborative effort of UM architects, computer software engineers, and geographers to document communities that are literally off the map—and thus lacking essential services—with drone-based aerial photography and computational methods.

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BD2K-LINCS Data Science Symposium 1/31-2/2/18

BD2K-LINCS Data Science Symposium 1/31-2/2/18

This annual symposium brings together experts in systems biology, data science, drug discovery and translational medicine from academia, industry and government to present their latest research and exchange new ideas and approaches in data driven biomedical research.

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2nd annual Smart Cities MIAMI Conference 4/5-6/18

2nd annual Smart Cities MIAMI Conference 4/5-6/18

This conference gathers leaders in academia, professional practice, and industry to examine the Smart Cities phenomenon in relation to emerging trends and technology. This year’s topics TBA soon . . .

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Issue 2 of “Catalyzing Transformation” CCS’ eNewsletter is out!

Issue 2 of “Catalyzing Transformation” CCS’ eNewsletter is out!

This is the second issue of our new biannual newsletter. We hope you will subscribe to get the newsletter, and notices about all CCS events . . .

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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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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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