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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.

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 […]

Education, Spring 2022

“Data Science for the World” Inspires Future Data Scientists

January 29, 2022

The volume of data collected today is growing astronomically as our computers, phones, and smart devices track our every move, purchase, and desire. Yet, the number of people who can sift through this data to find useful information remains a meager percentage of the workforce.

Advanced Computing, Spring 2022

Access to a Range of IBM Software Enables, Empowers University

January 29, 2022

Students, faculty, and staff at the University of Miami now have access to a range of digital tools from computer giant IBM thanks to a growing partnership between the global computer corporation and the University’s Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC).

AI + Machine Learning

Dr. Yelena Yesha Featured Speaker at FLAIRS Conference 5/15-18

January 29, 2022

IDSC Innovation Officer Dr. Yelena Yesha will be a featured speaker at the 35th International FLAIRS (the Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society) Conference. Her talk title, bio, and abstract are below.

Fall 2021, Innovation

UM Joins National Science Foundation Center for Accelerated Real Time Analytics (CARTA)

August 30, 2021

By joining the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Center for Accelerated Real Time Analytics (CARTA), the University of Miami, through IDSC, is opening the door to deeper levels of academic and industry collaboration. “As the latest CARTA site, our research will focus on a variety of themes, including machine learning and artificial intelligence,” said Mitsu Ogihara, PhD, […]

Awards and Honors, Fall 2021

Yelena Yesha Named First IDSC Knight Foundation Chair

August 30, 2021

Professor Yelena Yesha, Ph.D., has been appointed Knight Foundation Chair of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, the first Knight Chair for the Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) at the University of Miami. As an expert in blockchain technology, personalized health care, and electronic commerce, Yesha is a renowned data scientist and trailblazer in […]

Cover Story, Digital Health + Life Sciences Informatics, Smart Cities, Spring 2021

Health Care at Your Convenience

February 1, 2021

Smart Home Health Care Technology Picture a future where health sensors would be strategically placed throughout a person’s house to check their vital signs each day, and to alert them about potential dangers, like a sudden step down to the living room. Outside of the home, sensors could measure local pollen or pollution levels in […]

Blockchain, Spring 2021

Yelena Yesha: International Leader in Blockchain Technology

February 1, 2021

While most people think of blockchain as the “secret sauce” of cryptocurrencies, Yelena Yesha, PhD, believes this powerful computational technology has the potential to transform industries around the world. “We have done a tremendous amount of research on blockchains for securing medical devices, including a novel network system that enables patient consent,” said Dr. Yesha, […]

AI + Machine Learning, Spring 2021

Using Generative Adversarial Networks to Diagnose COVID-19

February 1, 2021

A collaborative team of researchers has developed an innovative method of generating high-quality chest X-ray images that can be used to diagnose COVID-19 more accurately than current methods. Yelena Yesha, PhD, IDSC Innovation Officer, and Dr. Michael Morris, IDSC Affiliate Member (pictured at left), are involved in the research, which is being led by Sumeet […]

Spring 2021, Visiting Fellows

IDSC Welcomes Visiting Fellows Daba Dabic and Hartley LeRoy

February 1, 2021

IDSC is pleased to welcome two new Visiting Fellows:  Innovative architect Daba Dabic, and digital healthcare entrepreneur Hartley LeRoy.   Daba Dabic Ljubisa Daba Dabic, AAIA, an innovative architect with experience in healthcare and smart city programs has joined IDSC as a Visiting Fellow. A Partner in AMB Architectural Design Studio, LLC in Rockville, Maryland, Dabic […]

Around Campus, Fall 2020

Data Science and Computing Magazine Inaugural Issue Fall 2020

September 18, 2020

IDSC launched our first online magazine with the fall 2020 issue.  Nearing the end of 2020 we reflected on the past in the photos below, and looked forward to resuming in-person events and gatherings.

Cover Story, Fall 2020

Yelena Yesha Joins UM as IDSC Innovation Officer

September 18, 2020

Yelena Yesha, PhD, an award-winning researcher and technology industry leader, has joined IDSC as Innovation Officer and Head of International Relations. She was also named a Knight Foundation Chair of Data Science and AI. “Dr. Yesha is an internationally recognized leader in many fields, including cybersecurity, big data analytics, medical research, electronic commerce, and climate […]

Digital Health + Life Sciences Informatics

MDEpiNet and UM to Collaborate on New Medical Devices

September 18, 2020

By joining a national collaborative partnership, the University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) will contribute to the analysis and evaluation of new medical devices designed to improve patient care. “Our IDSC faculty will share their extensive data skills and knowledge of the health care industry as a new partner of the […]

Blockchain, Fall 2020

Fake News Detection and Tracking Using Blockchain

September 18, 2020

Knight Foundation Chair of Data Science and AI, and IDSC Innovation Officer Yelena Yesha, PhD, is launching a collaborative blockchain project to detect and track fake news by identifying the source in real time. “The coronavirus pandemic has led to an explosion of misinformation, such as ‘miracle cures’, as well as scammers trying to take […]

Digital Health + Life Sciences Informatics, Fall 2020

Brain Investigators Collaborative International Initiative

September 18, 2020

Researchers from IDSC are exploring the interface between the human brain and technology through a collaborative international initiative. “We are working closely with scientists from Europe and Israel in fields like medical informatics, brain-computer interfaces, and biomarkers for diseases like COVID-19,” said Yelena Yesha, PhD, Knight Foundation Chair of Data Science and AI, and IDSC […]