Smart Cities Miami 2018 presented by Hotwire 4/5-6

  Smart Cities Miami 2018 presented by Hotwire explores the convergence of technology, design, and development in the shaping of a new urban landscape transformed by disruptive innovation. Join us for conversations with social scientists, humanists, engineers, administrators, and citizens, as we contemplate a future of hyper-connected environments and lifestyles. Day 1 Registration and Exhibits open at 10:00 AM, with Panel...

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(not so) Odd Pairings: UM SEEDS Symposium 4/19/2018

"(not so) Odd Pairings"   A UM SEEDS Program Symposium Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 11:00 AM-3:00 PM   Hybrid individuals, who have computational skills in their toolbox in addition to their domain skills and interests, will likely have a larger role to play in creating the next technological innovations. The Odd Pairings symposium for graduate and undergraduate students is designed as a deep dive into interdisciplinary...

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Alberto Cairo to receive Majeri Award for Graphics Journalism 4/11/2018

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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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. "There is a big effort at the NIH now to bring biomedical research into the data science era. Data science including...

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