Posts by hgynell



Notification: CCS Resources may be Intermittently Unavailable 3/10

CCS resources may be intermittently unavailable this evening, March 10 2017, starting at 22:00. This unscheduled network downtime should be brief, and is necessary to troubleshoot issues affecting all CCS systems. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause, and thank you for your patience....

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Apply now for a Summer Research Experience – REU: Computing for Structure

The Department for Computer Science, in partnership with CCS and other UM units, is accepting applications for the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) summer research experience. This 10-week program runs from May 22 - July 28 and focuses on the discovery and visualization of structure in large datasets. Students in this REU program are offered: A $5,000 stipend. Housing in the residence halls...

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Smart Cities MIAMI Conference Plans for New Future

MIAMI, Fla. (February 24, 2017)—The inaugural Smart Cities Miami Conference, hosted last week by the School of Architecture and the Center for Computational Science ("CCS"), brought industry visionaries, technology experts, government planners, and the public together to focus on the “disruptive power” that the mobilization of new technology will have in our cities and on our lives. “We are at the threshold of significant...

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“Diversifying Amazon Recommendations” Pizza Seminar Series Friday 2/17/17

Dr. Houssam Nassif, machine learning scientist from amazon.com, will be presenting two recently published papers: 1) Diversifying Music Recommendations (ICML'16 Workshop) uses submodular diversity to significantly improve Prime Music App recommendations quality and user engagement. 2) Adaptive, Personalized Diversity for Visual Discovery (RecSys'16 Best Short Paper Award) describes Amazon Stream's seasonal, personalized and...

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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, databases, and...

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