Abstract The approval of the first kinase inhibitor, Gleevec, ushered in a paradigm shift for oncological treatment-the use of genomic data for targeted, efficacious therapies. Since then, over 48 additional small-molecule kinase inhibitors have been approved, solidifying the case for kinases as a highly druggable and attractive target class. Read more “The Clinical Kinase Index: Prioritizing Understudied Kinases at Targets for the Treatment of Cancer”
The application deadline for the 2020-2021 IDSC Fellows program has been extended until the spring semester. Please stay tuned for more details. The mission of the IDSC Fellows program is to inspire a new generation of leaders in computational science by offering students the opportunity to work in a broad, cross-disciplinary research setting. Fellowship is awarded to 2 undergraduate students (sophomore level or above), and to 2 graduate students (in their 2nd year or above). IDSC Fellows gain valuable computational skills, and the Program consistently results in continued cross-disciplinary collaborations among the participants and their mentors.
From smart homes to the Internet of things (IoT), the University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) will partner with General Electric’s subsidiary GE Global Research to explore collaborative research opportunities throughout the technology sector. Read more “IDSC & GE Global Research Partner on Smart Technology”
Hurricanes, floods, and fires, oh my: predicting extreme weather and hazards from days-to-decades is a data-intensive undertaking that is also of tremendous societal interest. We use enormous amounts of data from our best observational estimates of the state of the climate systems and a large suite of state-of-the-art climate models to make these prediction and quantify the uncertainty in these predictions. However, many decision makers and even sponsors challenge us “reduce” the uncertainty beyond that which is scientifically justifiable. This Dialogue will seek participants’ input/critiques on how we ought to confront this challenge based on some examples from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and others. Read more “Forecasting the Weather: Safety, Ethics, and Really Big Data 11/6”
This free 2-day intensive virtual workshop is designed to provide a foundation of basic concepts that all programming depends on, using the general-purpose programming language, Python, as an example. Read more “2-Day Python for Scientific Computing Workshop 11/9-10”
The University of Miami’s Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) has joined FABRIC, the advanced U.S. cyberinfrastructure network funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), as a scientific partner. A three-year research award to UM was included in a $3 million NSF grant that will expand FABRIC to four leading scientific institutions in Asia and Europe, and support international research that benefits from real-time sharing of large-scale datasets. Read more “IDSC Partners with NSF Cyberinfrastructure Network FABRIC”