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Register Now for the Inaugural SMART CITIES MIAMI Conference February 23 & 24

  The University of Miami brings cutting-edge research in urban planning, architecture, and engineering—in alignment with computational resources and analytical expertise—to aid in the design and development of more sustainable, livable, and resilient cities. This conference gathers leaders in academia, professional practice, and industry to examine the Smart Cities phenomenon in relation to emerging trends and technology. The...

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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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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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Register Now – 2017 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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CCS Member Ge-Cheng Zha receives DARPA award for Aviation Transports

A research grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) could help a University of Miami College of Engineering professor transform the aviation industry. Dr. Ge-Cheng Zha, a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with the CoE, and a CCS Member, received a DARPA grant to conduct research including numerical simulation, design, and wind tunnel testing to further demonstrate the superior co-flow jet (CFJ)...

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MICROSOFT profiles CCS Visualization Director Alberto Cairo in “Show, don’t tell”

Thomas Kohnstamm's interview is entitled "Show, don't tell: Alberto Cairo, Power BI & the rise of data journalism" (what is Power BI).  This comes on the heels of his event (the first) Digital Humanities + Data Journalism Symposium, held September 29-October 1, 2016, here at UM. Kohnstamm's article illuminates the history of Visualization as visualizations themselves help to illuminate the rise of this fascinating approach....

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