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Big Data + VizUM Call for Posters Deadline Extended to 11/15

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Big Data + VizUM Call for Posters Deadline Extended to 11/15

The 4th annual Big Data Conference has joined with the annual data visualization event VizUM to host a poster session. Data and Computational Scientists from the south Florida research community are invited to submit abstracts on topics involving Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Deep Learning in any field, Data Science Ethics and Policy, Data Analytics, and Big Data. The posters will be display at combined Big Data | VizUM event on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.  Posters will be displayed from 12:00 to 7:00 PM at the Newman Alumni Center. If you are interested in presenting a poster, please email Michael Mannino, CCS Director of Programs at: mdm313@miami.edu.   Abstract Submission Guidelines No more than 250 words.  Poster max. dimensions:  46" x 70" Topics include: Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Deep Learning in any field Data Science Ethics and Policy Data Analytics, and Big Data. Direct abstracts and any inquiries to Michael Mannino: mdm313@miami.edu.   Submission Deadline Extended to 11/15/2019   Poster Session Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 12:00 – 7:00 PM   Tentative Conference 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   Location Newman Alumni Center, Multipurpose ABC, 6200 San Amaro Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33146   |  Directions + free Event Parking information TBA    ...

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TRITON Supercomputer Launch Celebration Thursday 9/19/2019

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TRITON Supercomputer Launch Celebration Thursday 9/19/2019

You are invited to celebrate the launch of TRITON, the University of Miami’s new supercomputer. Using the same AI-optimized architecture as the world’s most powerful supercomputers, Triton is UM’s first GPU-accelerated HPC/AI system, representing a new approach to computational and data science. Triton was designed to process vast amounts of data in near real time by accelerating data transfer between the IBM POWER9 CPU and attached accelerators, enabling students, researchers, and data scientists to explore new possibilities. Join us on Thursday, September 19 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM for a Networking Reception at the Newman Alumni Center, 6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146. If you plan to attend, please RSVP.   Location Newman Alumni Center, Multipurpose ABC, 6200 San Amaro Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33146   |  Directions + Event Parking information TBA   Parking Instructions (Free) Non-UM attendees need to register their vehicles (just click here and enter your license plate number).  Your TRITON event parking session will be valid from 9/19 at 3:30 PM until 7:00 PM.  Parking is for the Grey Zone Lots only based on availability. Anyone with a UM parking permit does not need register their vehicle with the link.  Please park according to the type of permit you have. Grey Zone parking is permitted after restrictions are lifted at 4:00 PM.       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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Overview of CCS Systems and New TRITON AI-ready System 9/20/2019

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Overview of CCS Systems and New TRITON AI-ready System 9/20/2019

DATA-DRIVEN COMPUTE SYSTEMS: A Case Study in Bioinformatics and Healthcare Data Science  The Biomedical Informatics architecture at UM currently supports nearly 7 PB of biomedical research data and numerous projects including EHR data from three Health Care partner organizations. This session will provide an overview of CCS's data-driven Advanced Computing Systems design as well as the design of the new AI-ready system, TRITON, which supports the biomedical architecture. The overall Biomedical Informatics and Bioinformatics architecture and the Miami CTSI program will be discussed in detail along with new innovative data-driven approaches and applications for Health Care and Biomedical Research. Also included in this session will be an overview of University Research Integration Data Environment (U-RIDE) which is a core component of this architecture comprised of three main layers: URIDE Foundation, URIDE Analytics, and URIDE Search. SPEAKER  Nick Tsinoremas, PhD | CCS Center Director   Friday, September 20, 2019, 11:15 AM   LOCATION University of Miami Coral Gables campus Arthur A. Ungar Building Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy ( Room 230C-D) 1365 Memorial Drive, 2nd floor Coral Gables FL 33146 Directions  |  Map | Parking Map (N3)               Sign up for an Introduction to TRITON Workshop | Sessions begin 10/10   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, HPC“    ...

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Introduction to TRITON Workshops Offered Starting on 10/10/2019

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Introduction to TRITON Workshops Offered Starting on 10/10/2019

  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 areas such as Deep Learning and Data Science. This is a hands-on session, so please bring a laptop. Register Now Gables Campus session – Thursday, October 10, 2019, 12:00 to 4:00 PM, in the Richter Library, 3rd floor Conference Room RSMAS Campus Session – Thursday, November 7, 2019, 12:00 to 4:00 PM, in SLAB 103 Medical Campus Session – Friday, December 13, 2019, 12:00 to 4:00 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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Need help with Advanced Computing? Stop by during Office Hours

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Need help with Advanced Computing? Stop by during Office Hours

The Advanced Computing core has a mission to provide the University of Miami’s academic community with comprehensive advanced computing resources ranging from hardware infrastructure to expertise in designing and implementing high-performance solutions. Office Hours The Advanced Computing Team offers office assistance with usage issues on the new TRITON supercomputer and/or the Pegasus cluster.  During the office hours below, the team can provide assistance with queuing inquiries,  software installation, and technical troubleshooting. The team is ready to answer questions regarding grant proposals, and can provide resource information about the Advanced Computing environment. Coral Gables Campus:  Fridays 9:00 AM-12:00 PM  |  Ungar 330E  Pedro Davila, Systems Administrator RSMAS Campus:  Wednesdays  9:00-11:00  AM  |  MSC 223  Warner Baringer, Senior Analyst/Systems Engineer Medical Campus: Wednesdays  10:00 AM-2:00 PM  |  Soffer CRC 7th Floor, Suite 710  Joel Zysman, Director...

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Software Carpentry-R Workshop 12/2-3/2019 RSMAS Campus

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Software Carpentry-R Workshop 12/2-3/2019 RSMAS Campus

Register Now | Syllabus forthcoming Topics covered in this Workshop: The Unix shell Version control with git Programming with R Since the goal of this workshop is to bring you up to speed with data analysis, it would be incomplete without instruction on a shell as well as a version control system. The shell is important in building reproducible data analysis pipelines where your R scripts may be just one component, Git is an incredibly useful tool for version control, collaboration and management of your coding projects. This Workshop is capped at 35 participants, and is on a first-come/ first-served basis. Make yourself competitive in the job market Take a personal project to the next level Play with data Trained instructors lead a comprehensive, hands-on overview of what is possible with R, using an example dataset. Go from reading data into R to data types, functions, conditional statements, loops, how to write in RMarkdown, as well as best practices for writing R code that others can understand and use. This workshop is designed to provide a foundation of basic concepts that all programming depends on, using R as an example. WHEN Monday and Tuesday, December 2-3, 2019 8:30 AM Registration  | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Course Hours, Both Days WHERE Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmostpheric Science (RSMAS) Science Laboratory and Administration Building (aka SLAB)  | Library, Map and Chart Room 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Virginia Key, FL 33149 You may park on the first level of the first building as you enter on the left, or, you may park in the lot outside the fence along the road. INSTRUCTORS Tim Norris, PhD, Research Data Scientist    |   Cameron Riopelle, PhD, Data Services Librarian NOTE: Please bring your own laptop (any OS). ____________________ Brought to you by the Graduate School, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Aging, UM Libraries, and CCS, this 2-day workshop will provide you with the basic computing skills and best practices needed to be productive in a small research team. The format is a mixture of short seminars and hands-on practical exercises, and participants are encouraged to help one another, and to try applying what they have learned to their own research problems during and between sessions. SPONSORS                                     ...

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Save the Date 12/11/2019 as VizUM Joins the Big Data Conference

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Save the Date 12/11/2019 as VizUM Joins the Big Data Conference

Register Here! (Free)   CCS, in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences,  Miami Business School, and the School of Communication, invites you to the 4th annual Big Data Conference, and its annual data visualization celebration, VizUM. 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. Participate in panel discussions on Big Data, and to network with data visualization experts, south Florida private- and public-sector policy makers, entrepreneurs, educators, and researchers, and  healthcare providers. 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. Data Visualization guest speakers will include Jessica Hullman, PhD, Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Journalism at Northwestern University, and Alberto Cairo, PhD, Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami School of Communication. This year's Conference focuses on data visualization, capacity building, and cybersecurity.   Call For Posters  . . . Data and Computational Scientists from the south Florida research community are invited to submit abstracts on topics involving Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Deep Learning in any field, Data Science Ethics and Policy, Data Analytics, and Big Data. The posters will be display at combined Big Data | VizUM event on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.  Posters will be displayed from 12:00 to 7:00 PM at the Newman Alumni Center. Abstract Submission Guidelines No more than 250 words.  Poster max. dimensions:  46″ x 70″ Topics include: Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Deep Learning in any field Data Science Ethics and Policy Data Analytics, and Big Data. Direct abstracts and any inquiries to Michael Mannino: mdm313@miami.edu. Submission Deadline: November 15, 2019     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....

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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 UPDATE: The RSMAS Session on 11/7 is now CLOSED as registration is full. To be added to a waitlist, please email Jacqueline Green jxg350@miami.edu. 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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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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Joseph Brancato to Keynote Smart Cities MIAMI 2020 Thursday 3/26

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Joseph Brancato to Keynote Smart Cities MIAMI 2020 Thursday 3/26

Conference Thursday 3/26 + Workshop Friday 3/27, 2019 Registration Now Open | $50 2020 Sponsorship Packet + Opportunities | Program Booklet Showcase Flyer + Opportunities Apply to be an Exhibitor: Limited Spaces are free  | Flyer + Application Form Keynote Speaker:  Joseph Brancato CCS and the School of Architecture are pleased to announce the Smart Cities MIAMI 2020 Keynote Speaker is Joseph Brancato, FAIA, NCARB, Vice Chairman, Gensler. Joe is a Managing Principal for Gensler’s Northeast and Latin America Regions, with offices in: New York; Morristown, NJ; Boston; Toronto; San José, Costa Rica; São Paulo; Mexico City; and Bogotá consisting of over 1,300 professionals. He is Vice Chairman of the firm’s Board of Directors, for which he sits on the Executive & Governance Committee and the Global Practice Committee. With vision and focus, Joe has led Gensler into new markets, providing leadership to the architecture, urban planning and design studios. He provides thought leadership and regularly speaks on topics such as the impact of driverless cars and ride-sharing on urban planning and development, designing future cities, experience-driven design, and the urbanization of suburbia. Joe is also active in talent development and mentoring, having shaped Gensler’s gconnect program, which focuses on professional development for next-generation leaders in the firm. Engaged in professional outreach, he is an active member of the AIA (American Institute of Architects), NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties), ULI (Urban Land Institute), Urban Design Forum, and CoreNet Global. He is a registered architect in 23 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. Joe holds Bachelor Degrees in Architecture and Urban Studies from the University of Maryland. Save the date Thursday, March 26, 2020 and join us on campus at the Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center.   Joseph visited UM in November, 2018 as a guest lecturer in the School of Architecture's Currents Lecture Series ("a forum for the diversity of voices and interests in an expanded field"). For some insight into the future of smart cities, watch as Joseph shares how Gensler works and the wide variety of projects they are working on:     The 5 major global forces that are impacting cities, businesses, and human experience: 1. Unprecedented Demographic Shifts 2. Technological-Driven Disruption 3. Rapid Urbanization 4. Climate Change 5. Global Volatility and Impact on the Built Environment Gensler's MIAMI office is located at 801 Brickell. One of their projects is the "Paseo de la Riviera" going up next door to the Gables One Tower. Gensler operates with a "studio structure" overseeing 215 studios in 48 offices, all working as one company. Studios are small with 15-40 people. Gensler is a learning organization. They have: Talent Programs Gensler University Gensler Research Institute (gives out grants) Design Labs Co-creating in design labs, Gensler doesn't do design presentations in conference rooms anymore. They use VR, 3D-printed models, and materials from their Library. As part of the lecture on video above, Joseph presented "Designing Digitally", which covered their DIGITAL TOOLS: Site-Map Generator Available Building Area Point Cloud from Laser Scan Program Adjacent Study Shadow Study Sunlight Hours Analysis Augmented Reality Hololens Tour 3D Printed Structures Digital Fabrication Gensler is a key player in the evolution of cities. Densification is accelerating: 55% of people live in cities, that will be 70% by 2050 (2 billion more people). The trends reveal...

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