2019-2020 CCS Fellows Final Presentations 4/30/2020

Please RSVP The vision of the CCS Fellows Program is to inspire a new generation of leaders in computational science to cross the traditional boundaries between disciplines, by equipping them with new cross-disciplinary skills and experience. The Program does this by offering mentorship outside the students’ area of expertise. “CCS Fellow” is a prestigious designation awarded to two undergraduate students and two graduate students per...

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Magic Leap Grants Awarded for Projects Ideas to Bolster Learning & Research

Three Magic Leap/mixed realty project ideas have been approved by the Magic Leap Leadership Council. The Office of the Provost has awarded the teams $10,000 each for projects that will harness Magic Leap technology to bolster learning or research. Beginning on January 1st, the proposed projects must be completed by April 30, 2020. The grant money may be used only to support students, purchase materials and supplies, and/or get...

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Office Hours-CANCELLED

After careful consideration, the Institute for Data Science & Computing Solutions Center Office Hours sessions previously scheduled on all 3 campuses have been CANCELLED until further notice due to statewide precautions for the COVID-19 Coronavirus, and the State of Florida’s public health emergency declaration. The Institute for Data Science and Computing is committed to the health and welfare of the University students, Staff,...

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Alberto Cairo on Misreading Data Visualizations in Scientific American

CCS Visualization Program Director Dr. Alberto Cairo has published "Does Obesity Shorten Lives: Misreading Data Visualizations Can Reinforce Biased Perceptions" in the Public Health section of Scientific American's September 2019 issue (p. 100). The September issue is titled ‘Truth, Lies & Uncertainty: Searching for Reality in Unreal Times’. It contains articles about how deception works (and not only among humans!), how...

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Students Gain Research Experience through AI and Computer Simulations

New Technology that Rapidly Sifts Through Video to Identify if Paralyzed Mice are Able to Regain Movement with Experimental Drugs A Computer Program able to Simulate Chemical Reactions that Could Help Eliminate Harmful Solvents from Polluting the Earth These are just two projects completed by students in the computer science undergraduate research program wrapping up this week at the University of Miami. Funded by the National Science...

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Frost Science Students Tour the Data Center and Viz Lab

This past Thursday July 25th, CCS hosted a field trip of middle schoolers from the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science.  Dr. Michael Mannino, CCS Director of Programs, and Joel Zysman, CCS Director of Advanced Computing and his team led the tour. The young "scientists-in-training" visited the data center in the Ungar building, and the Visualization laboratory, where they learned about: the basics of computational science, the...

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