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Join us for the CCS Fellows Spring Symposium 4/26/2018

Join us for the CCS Fellows Spring Symposium 4/26/2018

Join us on Thursday, April 26, 2018, 3:00-5:00 PM at the Abess Center (Ungar 230C-D) for the 2017-2018 CCS Fellows’ concluding project presentations.

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Spatial+ Data Visualization Group Spring Meeting 4/27/2018

Spatial+ Data Visualization Group Spring Meeting 4/27/2018

The mission of the Spatial+ Data Visualization Group is to provide GIS and Visualization professionals, educators, enthusiasts, and other users with opportunities to exchange information and ideas, share best practices, and stay up to date with the latest tools, approaches, and more.

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2nd Smart Cities MIAMI Conference Positions UM in the Vanguard

2nd Smart Cities MIAMI Conference Positions UM in the Vanguard

The conference, presented this year by Hotwire Communications, explored the convergence of technology, design, and development in the shaping of a new urban landscape transformed by design innovation and disruptive technology.

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Alberto Cairo receives Majeri Award for Graphics Journalism

Alberto Cairo receives Majeri Award for Graphics Journalism

CCS Vizualization program director Alberto Cairo has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Majeri Award for Graphics Journalism from Ball State University’s Department of Journalism.

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Data Intersections blended Statistics, Science, Journalism, & Humanities

Data Intersections blended Statistics, Science, Journalism, & Humanities

Data Intersections 2018: What if we bring six interesting people who work with data in different fields, we ask them to explain how data has transformed their work, what excites them about that change, and what worries them, and then we have them engage in a dialogue with the audience?

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Public-Private Partnership to Facilitate Ontology Use and Application

Public-Private Partnership to Facilitate Ontology Use and Application

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is joining a partnership to combine advances in ontologies, templates, and other research tools to take digital biomedical research data to the next level.

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CCS Drug Discovery joins international NIH Data Commons Consortium

CCS Drug Discovery joins international NIH Data Commons Consortium

If you build it, the data will not only come, it will be standardized, accessible, and reusable by researchers around the world. With this in mind, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is creating its Data Commons initiative, and recently invited University of Miami investigators to contribute their expertise.

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Genomics meets Big Data in Illuminating the Druggable Genome

Genomics meets Big Data in Illuminating the Druggable Genome

CCS Drug Discovery program director Stephan Schürer has been appointed to the IDG’s Resource Dissemination and Outreach Center to organize the incoming data and coordinate all the project’s resources.

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Research Highlights

"Student Retention and Content Analysis papers presented at IEEE Conferences

Recent IEEE papers presented in Cancun and New Orleans

"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.

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