The medical field expects from big data essentially two main results: the ability to build predictive models and the possibility of applying them to obtain accurate patient risk profiles and/or health trajectories. Read more “Imprecise Data and Their Impact on Translational Research in Medicine”
IDSC Visualization, Data Communication, and Information Design Director Alberto Cairo was one of six Visualization Experts featured in this Fast Company piece on the “graphics that do the best job of telling an important story about coronavirus.” Read more “Viz Experts Pick the Best Virus Charts”
Over the last 5 years, multiple stakeholders in the field of spinal cord injury (SCI) research have initiated efforts to promote publications standards and enable sharing of experimental data. In 2016, the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke hosted representatives from the SCI community to streamline these efforts and Read more “FAIR SCI Ahead: The Evolution of the Open Data Commons for Pre-Clinical Spinal Cord Injury Research”
Two world-renowned professors have been added to the University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing’s pioneering faculty roster. Professor Alberto Cairo from the School of Communication has been named Director of Visualization, Data Communication, and Information Design, and Professor Mitsunori Ogihara from the Department of Computer Science has been named Director of Education. Read more “IDSC Names New Research Directors”
Morphological adornment of text in Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) XML can be useful for studies in textual analysis. MorphAdorner is a principal tool for providing such functionality in English texts. However, its practical use is limited when the input XML contains branching text, e.g. Read more “Hoshi: A Japanese Morphological Adorner for TEI XML”
Enzymes are nature’s powerhouses. Found in the cells of all animals, plants, and every other living organism, they accelerate the chemical reactions that trigger thousands of biological functions—from forming neurons to digesting food. They perform their jobs so selectively and so quickly—millions of times faster than a blink of the eye—that the field of biomimetic chemistry has emerged over the past few decades with the goal of designing artificial enzymes that can mimic the powers of natural enzymes in industrial settings. Artificial enzymes could, for example, convert corn into ethanol or help create new drugs more quickly, cheaply, and effectively.
Moving one step closer to achieving that goal, Rajeev Prabhakar, a computational chemist at the University of Miami, and his collaborators at the University of Michigan have created a novel, synthetic, three-stranded molecule that functions just like a natural metalloenzyme, or an enzyme that contains metal ions.
Read more “Supercomputer Enables Groundbreaking Study”
A three-way collaborative team between IDSC Director of Visualization, Data Communication, and Information Design, Alberto Cairo (providing art-direction, project-management, etc.), El Universal (the main partner), and Google (who provided data, funding, and some Machine Learning expertise) has won one of the most prestigious award in the field of data journalism: the Sigma Award for their project “Zones of Silence.” Read more “Zones of Silence wins Data Journalism Award”
Join us on Thursday, April 30, at 2:00 PM via Zoom, for the 2019-2020 IDSC Fellows’ final project presentations. This event is open to interested UM Faculty/Staff/Students.
Read more “2019-2020 IDSC Fellows Final Presentations 4/30/2020”
Abstract Treating disease according to precision health requires the individualization of therapeutic solutions as a cardinal step that is part of a process that typically depends on multiple factors. Read more “From Medical Imaging to Radiomics: Role of Data Science for Advancing Precision Health”
The Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) has appointed Dr. Benjamin Kirtman as it’s deputy director. Dr. Kirtman is a world-renowned research scientist and professor, specializing in climate and atmosphere studies. He came to UM’s Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science in 2007 after leaving his position as a professor at George Mason University, and has since served as the Program Director for Climate and Environmental Hazards at the Center for Computational Science.