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The Washington Post quotes Alberto Cairo on the effective use of images

In the article "Some of the newest cookbooks look like comics. But does that work for readers?" that appears in The Washington Post's Food Section, July 11, 2017, author Charlotte Druckman quotes CCS Visualization Program Director Albert Cairo, PhD. The article mentions Samin Nosrat's heavily illustrated debut cookbook “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat”, released in April. Tracing the history of graphic cookbooks back to the first in 1965, they...

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Big Data Workshop: “Intro to Hadoop and Spark” at RSMAS 8/11/2017

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE:  Event will be hosted in  MSC 123 Join us for an introductory workshop on Big Data "Intro. to Hadoop and Spark" on Friday, August 11, 2017, from 1:00-4:00 PM at RSMAS, Marine Science Center MSC 123.  The workshop explores the differences between Big Data systems and traditional high-performance computing and will get your hands wet by running some Hadoop and spark jobs using sample data.  This is an...

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“Big Data in Health” Conference 2017 held in Italy

The "Big Data in Health" Conference was held at the Villa Umbra, in Pila (Perugia, Italy), June 29-30, 2017. The event was sponsored by the University of Perugia and the University of Salerno, and organized by Enrico Capobianco (CCS Computational Biology & Bioinformatics program, University of Miami, FL-US), Luca Pieroni and Luca Salmasi (Department of Economics, University of Perugia, Italy), Liliana Minelli (Department of...

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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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Real-estate-tech-startup Gridics partners with City of Miami to ease zoning process

Gridics—a Miami-based real estate tech startup—announced a partnership with the City of Miami that will use its Zonar.City software application across planning, zoning, and development functions. At its core, the proprietary software integrates all the regulations and variables of a zoning code with property records and parcels to allow users to create potential development scenarios on a 3-D map. It is designed to integrate with any...

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What Happens When Google Turns Artists Loose On Its Search Data

by Meg Miller | CO.DESIGN Data journalists work at the crossroads of reportage and visual creativity. They tell stories by shaping information like journalists do, but they communicate through visceral and compelling visuals. The same can be said of data artists, who emphasize the illustrative qualities of visualization over facts and numbers—but communicate stories in much the same way. As the data journalist Alberto Cairo, who...

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