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Cover Story, Digital Health + Life Sciences Informatics, Fall 2022

COVER STORY: Azizi Seixas Honored for Accelerating the Future of Personalized Wellness

August 30, 2022

Cover Story Nationally known as a health disparities researcher, thought leader, and technologist, Azizi Seixas, PhD, was recently honored by Amazon Web Services (AWS) as one of 10 U.S. Education Champions in their inaugural class at IMAGINE 2022. The AWS Education Champions community recognizes, celebrates, and supports individuals that embody and advocate for AWS Education’s […]

Fall 2022, From the Director

New Recruits Represent a Defining Leap Forward for IDSC

August 30, 2022

from the director I am pleased to share with you a look back at a year’s worth of exciting progress at IDSC, as told by writer Alan Gomez, who offers a glimpse at where it might take us . . . A computer science prodigy who started college at age 12 and received his PhD […]

Fall 2022, From the Deputy Director

CALL FOR PROPOSALS for IDSC “Expanding the Use of Collaborative Data Science” Grants

August 30, 2022

from the deputy director As Big Data, artificial intelligence, and machine-learning systems become more integral and integrated parts of our lives, the moral and ethical questions surrounding those advances become all the more important. At the Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) we recognize those concerns and want to help find the answers. That’s […]

Earth Systems, Fall 2022

Applying a Diverse Lens to the Atmospheric Phenomena Affecting El Niño and La Niña

August 30, 2022

For forty years, climate scientists have been trying to develop a computational model that accurately predicts the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon. But that work has stagnated in recent years with only minor, gradual improvements to their predictions.

Fall 2022

Bring your Questions to the next IDSC Town Hall Thursday 9/8

August 30, 2022

IDSC is broadening computational resources, services, and grants! We invite you to attend a Town Hall meeting to discover all that IDSC offers. Join us online on Thursday, September 8, 2022, for a look at IDSC’s advanced computing resources, systems and data engineering services, workforce development and educational programming, as well as our research focus […]

Fall 2022

IDSC AI and Machine Learning
Welcomes Mingzhe Chen

August 30, 2022

Mingzhe Chen had a plan. Born and raised in in the interior of China, he moved to Wuhan for college and figured he’d get a telecommunications degree and find a job. It was 2009 and telecoms were booming, with the Chinese government building new networks and telecommunications infrastructure throughout the increasingly-connected nation.

Augmented Reality, Fall 2022, Virtual Reality

Magic Leap 2 Launch Event at UM Lakeside Village 9/20

August 30, 2022

The Magic Leap 2 is here and we will be hosting a launch event on September 20 at the University of Miami Lakeside Village Auditorium.  This event will feature customer use case presentations from Magic Leap, Unity, PeakActivity, and others, followed by an AMA (Ask Me Anything Q&A Session) and a networking reception.

Digital Health + Life Sciences Informatics, Fall 2022

Biomedical Students Gain Data Analysis Skills in New IDSC/Miller School Collaborative Course

August 30, 2022

Joey Schulz is looking forward to applying newly learned data science skills to his research into type one diabetes, a chronic disease with many long-term issues. “We could use deep learning algorithms to find the biomarkers to see if an individual has type one diabetes and why certain patients respond to treatment while others do […]

Extended Reality, Fall 2022

2022-23 XR Faculty Awards Request for Proposals: Letter of Intent due 9/23

August 30, 2022

What will the future of your field look like? XR applications (virtual, augmented, mixed, and spatial reality) have been continuously evolving, leading to discoveries in several areas.  In order to promote XR scholarship and innovation on campus, the 2022-23 XR Award will pair you with a team of XR developers to design and develop or […]

Fall 2022

Meet a Data Scientist Lecture Series presents Joseph Avery 9/28

August 30, 2022

The Meet a Data Scientist series is a chance to get up close and personal with top-level data science professionals. Join us for a talk on AI Law with Professor Joseph Avery from the Miami Herbert Business School. Prof. Avery conducts research at the intersection of the behavioral, computer, and management sciences.

Fall 2022, Systems and Data Engineering

Collaborative Drone Project Facilitates Miami-Dade County Project to Map Human Activity

August 30, 2022

Christopher Mader laughs when thinking about his first test runs with drones. It was seven years ago and the data scientist at the University of Miami’s Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) was constantly frustrated by the finicky, crash-prone devices. “It was almost a coin toss whether it would come back in one piece,” […]

Fall 2022, Visualization

“Information Everywhere” Data Visualization Workshop 10/3-7 with Santiago Ortiz

August 30, 2022

IDSC is pleased to welcome the return of Santiago Ortiz. As featured in a past Data Citizens lecture, Santiago likes to use his background in mathematics and complexity sciences to push the boundaries in information visualization and data-based storytelling. Join us for this special week-long workshop series on Interactive Data Visualization.

Digital Health + Life Sciences Informatics, Fall 2022, Uncategorized

Data Science Conference: Health Tech 22 in Miami 10/10-12

August 30, 2022

IDSC Founding Director Nick Tsinoremas and IDSC Innovation Officer Yelena Yesha are featured speakers at DSC US Healthtech 22, an exclusive live conference dedicated to healthcare delivery using augmented analytics and AI. The Conference will be located on the waterfront at Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus, October 10-12, 2022. The event creates a unique network […]

Digital Health + Life Sciences Informatics, Fall 2022

MEET THE SCIENTIST Fast-Tracking Improvements in Digital Image Diagnostics

August 30, 2022

Like most other college freshmen, David Chapman wasn’t entirely sure what he wanted to major in when he started at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). But unlike his classmates, Chapman was 12 years old. The home-schooled prodigy had his pick of schools and majors, and his first inclination was to stick with what […]

Fall 2022, Guest Lecture

Special Guest Lecture: Paul Timmers on Strategic Autonomy and the EU 10/21

August 30, 2022

The University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing is pleased to present Dr. Prof. Paul Timmers, Research Associate at the University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute. Please join us via Zoom as Dr. Timmers sheds light on the EU Chips Act, which address semiconductor shortages and strengthens Europe’s technological leadership.

Fall 2022, IDSC Fellows

Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2022-2023 IDSC Fellows Program

August 30, 2022

The vision of the IDSC Fellows Program is to inspire a new generation of leaders in data science to cross the traditional boundaries between disciplines. IDSC joins with University faculty to mentor IDSC Fellows on how to best utilize University’s cutting-edge advanced computing resources in their proposed research projects.

Fall 2022, IDSC Fellows

Did you miss the 2021-2022 IDSC Fellows’ Research Presentations? Catch the Replay!

August 30, 2022

From endangered whales to Alzheimer’s disease, concrete durability, and the brain-computer interface, four University of Miami graduate students applied advanced data science and computing tools to their multidisciplinary research projects selected for the IDSC Fellows Program for the 2021-22 academic year.

Data Science, Fall 2022

How the Pandemic Revealed a Knowledge Gap in Data Science Education

August 30, 2022

Alberto Cairo, a University of Miami expert on data visualization, has been encouraged by the data visualization techniques used by news organizations, researchers, and government agencies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost overnight, they started cranking out graphics, tables, charts, and interactive databases that showed Americans the number of infections, the location of hot spots, positivity […]

Fall 2022, Internships

Looking to Hire UM Students? Attend the Data Science Internship Fair 11/15

August 30, 2022

The Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS) program is hosting a Data Science Internship Fair at the Lakeside Village Auditorium on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, from 3:00-5:00 PM.  If you are interested in meeting students for potential internship or job opportunities, please email Dr. Maryann Tobin, Assistant Dean for Professional Education at met@miami.edu to […]

Fall 2022, Visiting Fellows

Four New Distinguished Visiting Fellows Join IDSC

August 30, 2022

This fall 2022 semester we are proud to welcome four new Visiting Fellows: Rafael Alonso, A. J. Alvero, Hillary Leone, and Smriti Prathapan. The IDSC Visiting Fellows Program is designed for academic and industry professionals outside the University of Miami who want to contribute to their fields through collaborations with our data scientists. The program […]

Big Data, Fall 2022

Big Data Conference: POSTPONED until December 2023

August 30, 2022

The Big Data Conference has been postponed until next year. We hope to see you then.

Fall 2022, IDSC Membership

Become an IDSC Member!

August 30, 2022

The Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) catalyzes discovery through data by providing intellectual leadership and resources to support the development and deployment of pioneering computational methods. Membership is open to UM or outside faculty with an interest in interdisciplinary research.

Fall 2022, People

Help Us Welcome New Faces to UM IDSC!

August 30, 2022

IDSC is pleased to welcome four new team members.

Fall 2022, Smart Cities

Smart Cities MIAMI 2023 will tackle Climate Change and Resilience 3/30-31

August 30, 2022

Save the Dates March 30 and 31, 2023! The 6th annual Smart Cities MIAMI Conference will consider the impact of climate change and its related stressors on South Florida, and will focus on opportunities enabled by smart-city technology for enhancing resilience, from responsive infrastructure to big-data-driven modeling.

Fall 2022, Systems and Data Engineering

IDSC Systems and Data Engineering Services

August 30, 2022

The IDSC Systems and Data Engineering team are professional software engineers who actively seek collaborative partners for new and innovative software application and systems development projects. The team has developed applications and software systems to support work in clinical research, drug discovery, genomics, mapping, and urban planning, observational biology/ecology, and the digital humanities.

Advanced Computing, Fall 2022

IDSC Advanced Computing Gets Another Upgrade!

August 30, 2022

The IDSC Advanced Computing Services (ACS) team consults on storage solutions, hardware, installation, systems administration, storage maintenance, account maintenance, and end-user support. They can also provide design and implementation of high-performance solutions, scientific programming, parallel code profiling, and code optimization.