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“Connections, Connections: Student Research in Social Systems @ UM” 9/21

A Flash Talks and Networking Symposium Friday, September 21, 2018 | 4:00-6:00 PM Ungar Building, Room 230C-D | RSVP Now It is a pleasure to invite you to "Connections, Connections: Student Research in Social Systems @ UM", organized by the Center for Computational Science. We define social informatics as modeling big behavioral data to better understand the structure and dynamics of human social interaction. Students working in a...

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

The vision of the Center for Computational Science’s “CCS Fellows Program” is to inspire a new generation of leaders in computational science to cross the traditional boundaries between disciplines, by equipping them with new cross-disciplinary skills and experience. The Program does this by offering mentorship outside the students’ area of expertise. “CCS Fellow” is a prestigious designation awarded to two undergraduate students and...

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CCS Data Scholars Summer Data Immersion program 7/5-27

We are beyond excited to announce that the CCS Data Scholars Summer Data Immersion program has been funded by The Children’s Trust and is launching on July 5, 2017. The proposal was led by our partners at Educate Tomorrow, a nonprofit organization with the mission to provide a path to independence for at-risk, homeless, and foster youth, through education, mentoring, and life-skills programming. CCS will be hosting 20-25 data...

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Nautilus  Middle School visits the Viz Lab

CCS hosted Nautilus Middle School, the “Home of the Sharks”, an International Baccalaureate World School located on Miami Beach, in the Viz Lab on Friday, May 20th, for a demonstration of the powers of the 2D and 3D walls. Hosted by Giancarlo Espinoza, one of CCS's exceptional Advanced Computing Systems Administrators, the forty-plus students appeared to enjoy the presentation and asked lots of questions. The presentation was followed...

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Women in STEM: A Speaker’s Panel, Thursday 3/17

The National Organization for Women at UM and UConnect present Women in STEM: A Speaker's Panel on Thursday, March 17th, 2016, at 7:00 PM in the Shalala Student Center Complex East Ballroom. The discussion will highlight how gender affects the workplace environment, success in male-dominated fields, and breaking the glass ceiling. We will have four accomplished female panelists representing each of the fields of STEM (Science,...

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Should I learn Python or R or both?

To a biologist or biomedical scientist starting out in Data Science, it may seem as if these two languages are interchangeable, and for some functionalities they are.  However, there are clear distinctions between them too, and the answer is “it depends on what you’re trying to do”.   Python is based on C, it is a software development language which is deep and huge and intuitive.  It is easier to learn than many other languages,...

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