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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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90 Years After Grand Opening Biltmore Hotel to be Born Again in 3D

  An interdisciplinary approach at CCS is using drones and mapping to view historic buildings in 3D.   The 26-story tower of the historic Biltmore Hotel (pictured at right) rises majestically into the sky over Coral Gables. Visible for miles, it's an icon, a landmark on the National Historic Register, and a lush and ornate example of classic Spanish colonial influences in Mediterranean Revival architectural style. Now, 90...

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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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Save the Date 9/28/17 for the 2nd annual BIG DATA Conference

Save the Date Tuesday, September 28, 2017, for the 2nd annual BIG DATA Conference. Check out last year's event . . .     LOCATION  UM Newman Alumni Center, 6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 Big data, advanced computing, and algorithms are rapidly and profoundly changing every sphere of human activity; Airbnb, Uber, and Fitbit are just a few examples. Today, over 3.6 billion people worldwide are deeply engaged with...

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Mapping Informal Cities mixes Activism and Architecture

Children play soccer barefoot on a dirt field, and when they aren’t imitating the flamboyant striking and passing skills of their country’s greatest footballers, they roam neighborhood streets, playing other games or sometimes just looking for something to eat.  If not for the efforts of a woman named Julia, many of them would go hungry. A 50-something community elder with an energetic spirit, Julia helps keep their bellies full,...

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