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Computational Science is widely recognized as a critical means to solving many of today’s most challenging problems.  The analysis and knowledge gained from working with the incredible data explosion produced by massive experiments, observations and computer generated models is leading to solutions at an unimagined pace. Data-Intensive discovery (the fourth paradigm of scientific research), and Multi Scale Interdisciplinary  approaches are becoming more prevalent in the way that Science and Engineering is generating...

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Last Chance to try The U Experience with Magic Leap through Friday 12/6

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Last Chance to try The U Experience with Magic Leap through Friday 12/6

The U Experience at the Magic Leap Lab is coming to an end on 12/6/2019. The U Experience is a immersive augmented reality application that offers the exploration of the University of Miami Coral Gables campus through a lightweight Magic Leap wearable device.  The U Experience is the result of a collaboration by a multi-disciplinary development team comprised of faculty, staff, and students from the University of Miami. Your tour will take place in the Magic Leap Lab located in the Richter Library, room 326. To reserve a tour, click here....

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Register Now for Big Data Conference + VizUM Symposium 12/11/2019

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Register Now for Big Data Conference + VizUM Symposium 12/11/2019

Register Here! (Free)   CCS, in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences,  Miami Herbert Business School, and the School of Communication, invites you to the 4th annual Big Data Conference, joined by the annual data visualization celebration, VizUM. Participate in panel discussions on capacity building, and cybersecurity, and network with data visualization experts, south Florida private- and public-sector policy makers, entrepreneurs, educators, and researchers, and  healthcare providers. 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 smartphone devices, wearables, and Internet-of-things technologies while artificial intelligence also promises to create a wave of new products. Advanced computing gives us the ability to reliably and cost effectively store petabytes of data; and machine learning algorithms can crunch through massive datasets in real time to extract business intelligence and socially relevant information, giving firms new marketing tools, like mobile geo-social targeting. These tools have also empowered customers, making them more savvy in their interactions with business. The businesses, nonprofits, health care providers, government agencies, entrepreneurs, and educational institutions that harness these trends have an historic opportunity to gain an advantage over their competitors. Data Visualization is a burgeoning field of study at the University of Miami and other top academic research institutions. From devising app-based tools, to organizing vast scientific datum into bite-size morsels, data visualizers often begin their career journey as computer scientists, journalists, academic researchers, coders, or graphic designers. The common thread is that they have all developed a keen interest in recasting complex data in visually appealing ways to broaden the understanding of the world in which we live. Bringing data visualization to the Big Data Conference, the VizUM portion of the program will feature distinguished guest speaker Jessica Hullman, PhD, Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Journalism at Northwestern University, and Professor Alberto Cairo, PhD, Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami School of Communication, and Program Director, CCS Visualization.   Poster Presentations Data and Computational Scientists from the south Florida research community will display their posters on topics involving Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Deep Learning, Data Science Ethics and Policy, Data Analytics, and Big Data from 12:00 to 7:00 PM at the Newman Alumni Center.   Tentative Agenda 12:00 Registration and Poster Session 2:00 Break | Poster Judging Process 2:30 Keynote Lecture 3:15 PANEL Session “Digital Disruption" 4:30 Break 4:45 VizUM | Jessica Hullman 5:30 VizUM | Alberto Cairo 6:10 Prize for Best Poster | Reception Begins   Keynote Speaker Matthew Denesuk Senior Vice President, Data Analytics & AI | Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Technologist, scientist, and sometimes-business guy with a great desire to apply data, business theory, physics, and math to make the world work better, Matthew loves to develop and deploy new technology, and to grow organizational capability that can do it at scale. Patents Generating Estimates of Failure Risk for a Vehicular Component in Situations of High-Dimensional and Low Sample Size Data Generating Cumulative Wear-Based Indicators for Vehicular Components Amusement articles possessing microbe-inhibiting properties Bedding articles possessing microbe-inhibiting properties Busbars for electrically powered cells Data store for knowledge-based data mining system Degradable animal chewing article possessing enhanced safety, durability and mouth-feel Degradable plastics possessing a microbe-inhibiting quality...

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Introduction to TRITON Workshop-Medical campus 12/13/2019

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Introduction to TRITON Workshop-Medical campus 12/13/2019

  The University of Miami has unleashed Triton to the research community. Using the same AI-optimized architecture as the world’s most powerful supercomputer, Triton is UM’s first GPU-accelerated HPC system, representing a new approach to computational and data science. Built using IBM Power Systems AC922 servers, Triton was designed to maximize data movement between the IBM POWER9 CPU and attached accelerators, enabling students, researchers, and analysts to explore new possibilities. The CCS Advanced Computing team is offering training sessions on TRITON at all three campuses. The training session will include information on how to create a new Triton account, utilize the pre-installed software, and best practices for using the new features on Triton for Deep Learning and Data Science. TRITON SPECS IBM Power9/Nvidia Volta – 6 Racks IBM declustered storage - 2 Racks 96 IBM Power 9 servers 30TB RAM (256/node) 1.2 Petaflop Double Precision 240 Tflop Deep Learning 64 bit scalar 100 GB/sec Storage 150 TB shared flash storage 400 TB shared home 2 @ 1.99 TB ssd local storage This is a hands-on session, so please bring a LAPTOP. Free and open to UM Faculty/Staff/Students Register Now Gables Campus session – Thursday, October 10, 2019 RSMAS Campus Session – Thursday, November 7, 2019, 12:00 to 2:00 PM, in SLAB 103 Medical Campus Session – Friday, December 13, 2019, 12:00 to 2:00 PM Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, Suite 710   PHOTOS by T.J. Lievonen       TRITON in the News . . . South Florida Business Journal "University of Miami installs $3.7M Supercomputer" Inside HPC  "IBM Deploys TRITON AI Supercomputer at University of Miami" HPC Wire "University of Miami Deploys $3.7M IBM Power System for AI,...

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Recent Advances at UM Level Up South Florida’s Technology Sector

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Recent Advances at UM Level Up South Florida’s Technology Sector

Excerpt from an article in the South Florida Business Journal (by Emon Reiser)   University of Miami's $3.7 million investment in a new supercomputer combined with AT&T's soon-to-be-installed, campus-wide 5G+ technology will propel the Coral Gables institution forward in solving highly complex problems. With the IBM-built "Triton" supercomputer installed earlier this year, UM can calculate long-term climate predictions for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weekly instead of monthly. That's among the 120 to 160 projects the supercomputer is being tapped to calculate. Read the full article here . ....

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Govtech.com features the LAND Tool as the Innovation of the Month!

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Govtech.com features the LAND Tool as the Innovation of the Month!

In GovTech.com's "Civic Innovation" section this month they feature the LAND (Land Access for Neighborhood Development) tool, a mapping platform developed with CCS' Software Engineering team for UM's Office of Civic and Community Engagement that visualizes the distribution of Miami’s underused properties to help identify potential development opportunities for affordable housing. As part of a partnership with MetroLab, the GovTech feature is part of a segment called the "MetroLab Innovation of the Month" series, which highlights impactful tech, data, and innovation projects underway between cities and universities. MetroLab’s Ben Levine and Stefania Di Mauro-Nava spoke with Robin Bachin, assistant provost for Civic and Community Engagement, and Jorge Damian de la Paz, senior program manager, both in the UM Office of Civic and Community Engagement; Michael Liu, director of the Miami-Dade County Public Housing and Community Development Department; and Annie Lord, executive director of Miami Homes for All.org, to learn more. Read the full conversation at govtech.com:  "Mapping Tool IDs Potential Land for Affordable Housing"...

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Digital Trends interviews Dr. Tsinoremas on Cutting-Edge Supercomputing

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Digital Trends interviews Dr. Tsinoremas on Cutting-Edge Supercomputing

CCS Center Director Nick Tsinoremas appeared on the Digital Trends LIVE YouTube channel, and spoke about how cutting-edge supercomputing  will revolutionize research and accelerate innovation (starts at 56 min.).   About Digital Trends Digital Trends is a website, YouTube channel, and the largest independent premium technology publisher in the world. It is an award-winning multimedia brand that guides consumers to the best products and services available today—and uncovers the innovations that will shape their lives tomorrow. With more than 6 million social followers and a website that reaches 30 million worldwide, the brand interacts with more than 100 million people per month. They cover tech for the way you live: not just gadgets, but the powers they unlock in your life, the story of the people who made them, and the way they’re reshaping the world outside our window. Digital Trends filters the torrent of devices and innovation that surround us through a human lens that elevates experience above specs, hype, and marketing. The rapid pace of change creates a conversation that’s always engaging, entertaining, and challenging. You don’t have time to become an expert. But Digital Trends' goal is to help you feel like one. The publisher behind Digital Trends is Designtechnica Corp.  They also publish Digital Trends Español, and TheManual.com, and speak to a millennial audience about people, innovation, and the tech that’s changing their...

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UM will be first to Adopt AT&T’s 5G+ Service & Edge Technology

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UM will be first to Adopt AT&T’s 5G+ Service & Edge Technology

Imagine a magnified, computer-generated strand of DNA that could be viewed and manipulated by several students wearing spatial computing headsets; imagine sensors that can detect the slightest change in weather and send that information to phones and tablets to be processed in near real-time; imagine History students viewing some of the most iconic artworks from museums around the world at unprecedented fidelity with experts at their home institutions providing instruction, and, instead of it taking several minutes for a feature film or video game to load on students’ phones and tablets, that time would be shaved to seconds. These are some of the capabilities of 5G and Edge technology. “In collaboration with AT&T, the University of Miami will be able to support 5G using millimeter wave spectrum (“5G+”) and Edge technology on its Coral Gables campus, placing the University at the forefront of digital transformation impacting every field,” said Ernie Fernandez, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for the University (pictured at right). “It will allow students, faculty, and staff to develop, test, and use the next generation of digital apps, including Magic Leap’s spatial computing platform, in new and exciting ways. “ The University recently signed an agreement with AT&T to become the company’s first college campus to adopt AT&T 5G+ and AT&T Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) technology. The term 5G refers to a larger cellular bandwidth that will deliver more data from the internet to wireless devices at a faster pace. This would help large data files like videos and graphics load quicker on phones and tablets, said Nick Tsinoremas, CCS Center Director. Jeffrey Duerk, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost (pictured below), said that the University's ability to pioneer this technology demonstrates its commitment to explorative pedagogies, digital scholarship, creative endeavors, science, technology, engineering, and math as part of the University’s Roadmap to Our New Century. “The computing power of your handheld device will increase tremendously by allowing really complicated applications and analyses to be performed at the edge and answers or solutions returned to your device as part of the 5G+ and Edge environment. The beautiful part also is the extension beyond to the arts and humanities. We are proud to be the pioneering University in this new arena,” Duerk added. In the next few months, AT&T will begin installing the infrastructure needed for 5G and Edge technology at the University of Miami, and a full installation should be complete by the spring. Access to the 5G+ network will be most optimal in high-traffic computing locations, such as at the College of Engineering and in the Ungar Building, at the Otto G. Richter Library, and in the School of Architecture, with plans to add more locations in the future, Fernandez said. “Combining 5G and edge technology at the University of Miami powers a new category of educational experiences that we haven’t seen before. Then when paired with Magic Leap, we can ultimately provide unprecedented digital learning and development opportunities,” said Anne Chow, CEO of AT&T Business (pictured at left). “These powerful next-generation networking solutions will help change how students learn, research and interact with the world around them. And, it will impact the way administrators conduct everything from campus operations to the safety of students.” The collaboration with AT&T came...

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Major Update to LINCS Data Portal 2.0 with New Functionalities

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Major Update to LINCS Data Portal 2.0 with New Functionalities

The Library of Integrated Network-Based Cellular Signatures (LINCS) is an NIH Common Fund program with the goal of generating a large-scale and comprehensive catalogue of perturbation-response signatures by utilizing a diverse collection of: Perturbations (e.g. chemical, genetic, disease state) Model Systems (e.g. cell lines, differentiated cells, embryonic stem cells) and Sssay Types (e.g. gene expression, protein expression, epigenetic modification, imaging) Currently in Phase 2, LINCS consists of six Data and Signature Generation Centers (DSGCs) and one Data Coordination and Integration Center (DCIC) that together have produced over 400 datasets and over 50 analytical tools focusing on the deeper understanding of complex diseases and the development of novel and effective therapies. In this first major update of the portal (available at http://lincsportal.ccs.miami.edu/signatures), substantial changes in both the data architecture, and the user interface, are being introduced to enable a deeper exploration of the LINCS data, and to support new integrative and analytical capabilities for both computational and non-computational researchers. The cornerstone of this update has been the decision to reprocess all high-level LINCS datasets and make them accessible at the data-point level enabling users to directly access and download any subset of signatures across the entire library independent from the originating source, project or assay. Access to the individual signatures also enables the newly implemented signature search functionality, which utilizes the iLINCS platform to identify conditions that mimic or reverse gene set queries. And a newly designed query interface enables global metadata search with autosuggest across all annotations associated with perturbations, model systems, and signatures. LINCS is a project by CCS Drug Discovery Program Director Dr. Stephen Schürer and his team.  Read the whole update at Oxford Academic's Nucleic Acids Research Journal (NAR).   About NAR Nucleic Acids Research ( NAR ) publishes the results of leading edge research into physical, chemical, biochemical and biological aspects of nucleic acids and proteins involved in nucleic acid metabolism and/or interactions. It enables the rapid publication of papers under the following categories: Chemistry and synthetic biology; Computational biology; Gene regulation, chromatin and epigenetics; Genome integrity, repair and replication; Genomics; Molecular biology; Nucleic acid enzymes; RNA and Structural biology. A Survey and Summary section provides a format for brief reviews. The first issue of each year is devoted to biological databases, and an issue in July is devoted to papers describing web-based software resources of value to the biological community. CITE:  Vasileios Stathias, John Turner, Amar Koleti, Dusica Vidovic, Daniel Cooper, Mehdi Fazel-Najafabadi, Marcin Pilarczyk, Raymond Terryn, Caty Chung, Afoma Umeano, Daniel J B Clarke, Alexander Lachmann, John Erol Evangelista, Avi Ma’ayan, Mario Medvedovic, Stephan C Schürer, LINCS Data Portal 2.0: next generation access point for perturbation-response signatures, Nucleic Acids Research, 11/08/2019, gkz1023, https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkz1023...

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Notification: Storage System Maintenance Begins 11/16 at 7AM

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Notification: Storage System Maintenance Begins 11/16 at 7AM

Start time: 16 Nov 2019 07:00 am EST End time: 16 Nov 2019 11:59 pm EST CCS systems including the Pegasus cluster, login nodes and storage systems will be under maintenance 7:00 am-11:59 pm EST,  Saturday,  11/16/2019. During this period we will be working on the integration of the Pegasus and Triton filesystems.  Any jobs running at the start of the maintenance period will be terminated. Jobs queued will run after the maintenance is completed. Please plan accordingly. CCS HPC Team As always, if you have any questions or problems, please contact us by sending email to: hpc@ccs.miami.edu....

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Data Intersections: Ethics of Data, Technology, and Design 2/13/2020

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Data Intersections: Ethics of Data, Technology, and Design 2/13/2020

Data Intersections is an annual symposium featuring speakers from the fields of data science, statistics, data journalism, and the digital humanities. The 2020 session theme is "Conversations About the Ethics of Data, Technology, and Design". Save the Date Thursday, February 13, and join us at the Newman Alumni Center. Registration opens at 2:30 PM. The Symposium beings at 3:00, and ends at 7:30 PM. Speakers include: Mike Montero @MichaelMontero on the design of technologies, and Heather Krause @datassist on the ethics of data analysis and gender. Agenda 2:30 Registration Opens 3:00 Introductions | Michael Mannino, PhD Director of Programs 3:15 PM Speaker Session 1 4:00 Speaker Session 2 4:45 PM Break 5:15 Speaker Session 3 6:00 Speaker Session 4 6:45 Panel 7:30 Event Ends This event is free and open to the public. Registration Link forthcoming....

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