The 2nd annual Girl Scouts Tech Camp will be held on Sunday, November 8, 2015, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. Interest in this event was enormous! We had 61 registrants within 12 hours of the announcement being made on the Girl Scouts event website, with 20 more on a waiting list. The event will have 4 activity stations, and three groups of 15-20 girls rotating between them: Read more “Girl Scouts Tech Camp 11/8/2015”
David McCandless is a best-selling London-based author, data-journalist and infographics designer, working across print, advertising, TV and web. His information design work has appeared in over 40 publications internationally including The Guardian, Wired, and Die Zeit. David is the author of the books Information is Beautiful and Knowledge is Beautiful. We invite you to come hear David speak on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 9:30-10:30 AM at the College of Engineering’s McArthur Annex Building Auditorium (2nd Floor—see campus map below or click here for directions) Room MEA 202. Read more “A Conversation with David McCandless 10/27/2015”
Technology is ubiquitous and dispersed in every field. Discussion will include present and future trends of what’s “hot” by a Show & Tell session; as well as a demonstration of Applications ranging from Speech and Q & A Predictive Analysis, to Internet of Things (IoT) Apps, to Innovative Ways of promoting businesses through Social Media and Engagement.
Join us for a networking event with the speakers from our 2nd VizUM Annual Symposium Fernanda Viegas PhD and Martin Wattenberg PhD of Google’s “Big Picture” data visualization group, plus UM faculty in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Successful women from different backgrounds will be a part of this event, and can questions about your career goals. Read more “Women in Tech Careers Mentoring Lunch 11/12/2015”
We are happy to announce the first seminar as part of the Lunch-bytes Seminar Series this semester at RSMAS. Lunch-bytes were a series of informal seminars that existed from 2010 to 2012, with a focus on various computing topics. Lunch-bytes aims to provide an informal forum for RSMAS students, researchers, and faculty to discuss and exchange knowledge on various computational tools, techniques, and programming languages. Read more “Lunch-Bytes Seminar 10/14/2015 RSMAS Campus”
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the new GIS workshop series on a first-come, first-served basis. Each series consists of four workshops and features a different specialty workshop at the end of each cycle. The workshops are intended to be completed sequentially; space is limited to twelve participants, and preference will be given to participants who have attended prior workshops. Sample topics for each session are described at the end of this announcement.
Announcing the third “Research Intersections” event taking place at 5:30 PM on Thursday, November 19 at 5:30 PM, at the University of Miami Hospital Ballrooms (1400 NW 12th Ave, Miami, FL 33136). The theme of this event is “Representing the World: Maps, Models, and Mimeses”. The UM Research Intersections program is a graduate-student-lead initiative that aims to facilitate cross-campus collaborations through a series of networking events at all UM campuses. Read more “Research Intersections: Call for Presenters 11/19/2015”
This two-day workshop, jointly hosted by the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the Center for Computational Science (CCS), 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. Read more “Software Carpentry “R” Workshop 11/19-20/2015″
The University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) recently received funding for a project that will improve climate predictions, give better insight to drivers of climate change, and create better climate models and data. Dr. Ben Kirtman, Associate Dean of Research at RSMAS, and Climate & Environmental Hazards Program Director at the Institute for Data Science and Computing, will serve as Principal Investigator for this project. This grant symbolizes a new level of involvement for the University of Miami in the development of powerful climate forecasting tools. Read more “UM to Lead NMME Phase-2 Climate Prediction Project”
Back on March 25th, more than 200 University of Miami School of Architecture (UMSoA) students, faculty and staff members got together at José Marti Park in Little Havana, to kick off the first U-Serve Day. The participants were able to inventory 439 properties in the neighborhood, encompassing 25 square blocks of territory, using a Geographic Information Systems-based (GIS) smartphone app that was modified by IDSC Software Engineers for this project. In recognition of that effort, and the gift from the School to the City, the City of Miami declared September 24, 2015, to be “Rodolphe el-Khoury Day” and Mayor Tomás Regalado presented the Dean with a Proclamation at the City Commission meeting that morning.