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3nd Annual BIG DATA Conference & Workshop 1/24-25/19

SAVE THE DATES Thursday and Friday, January 24 and 25, for the 3rd annual Big Data Conference & Workshop. For years, global companies like Airbnb, MasterCard, and Fitbit have used Big Data to better understand the dynamic landscape of business and consumer engagement. And, locally, in South Florida, the trending topic of Big Data continues to push business leaders toward the incorporation and understanding of advanced computing...

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Ben Kirtman Honored with Provost’s Award for Scholarly Activity

  The recipients of the 2018 Provost’s Award for Scholarly Activity are a gastroenterologist whose research could lead to better ways to treat inflammatory bowel disease, a physician-scientist dedicated to finding a cure for kidney diseases, a mathematician considered one of the foremost algebraic geometers of his generation, and an atmospheric scientist who studies the predictability of climate. Honored last week by Executive...

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2nd Smart Cities MIAMI Conference Positioned UM in the Vanguard

    The 2nd annual Smart Cities Miami 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. The School of Architecture Dean RODOLPHE EL-KHOURY (partner Khoury Levit Fong) kicked off the event with a survey of ongoing activities in UM’s Smart Cities Program...

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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. The Majeri Award is named after Tony Majeri, a longtime Chicago Tribune editor known for his creativity and innovation in information design. Majeri was a founding member of the Society for News Design (SND), and a member for four Pulitzer...

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Data Intersections blended Statistics, Science, Journalism, & Humanities

On March 2nd, 2018, the University of Miami hosted the first Data Intersections symposium. The goal of Data Intersections is to enable a conversation between professionals and scholars from domains that have been deeply transformed by the increasing availability of data and the digital tools used to manipulate it, such as data science, statistics, data journalism, the physical and biological sciences, and the digital humanities. The...

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Public-Private Partnership to Facilitate Ontology Use and Application

Ontology sounds a lot like a medical specialty—but it’s not related to Oncology, Otolaryngology, or Ophthalmology—except that researchers organizing Big Data in Biomedicine into different ‘ontologies’ or categories could help expedite new drug targets and discoveries in these specialties, and others, in the future. The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is joining a partnership to combine advances in ontologies, templates,...

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