Pulley Ridge PROJECT

Pulley Ridge

Pulley Ridge is a 100+km long series of N/S trending, underwater barrier islands on the SW Florida Shelf (approximately 250 km west of Cape Sable). A relatively healthy mesophotic (mid-light)

Santa Cruz del Islote drone photo by University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing Software Engineering Department

Santa Cruz del Islote

The weekend before Thanksgiving, UM School of Architecture Prof. Adib Cure was working with CCS’s Software Engineering program at Santa Cruz del Islote, off the coast of Cartagena, Colombia, continuing

Coral Gables Episcopal Church front door with super ornate surround painted white against yellow, like white frosting on a vanilla cake.

Historic Coral Gables

The 26-story tower of the historic Biltmore Hotel rises majestically into the sky over Coral Gables. Visible for miles, it’s an icon, a landmark on the National Historic Register, and a


A project to produce a common codebase from which we can draw to develop geospatial applications for smart cities and other applications. Also, a general purpose web-based application. The Vistapolis

Yucatan peninsula Mexico from Google visible earth

Zenciti, Yucatán, MEXICO

In March 2016, the University of Miami announced a hemispheric collaboration between its Center for Computational Science (CCS) and the Yucatán State Government’s Information Technologies Innovation Center known as “Heuristic“,

University of Miami IDSC Software Engineering plankton composite 940x530

Automated Plankton Classification

The overall goal of this project was to process a digital image data collected using the In Situ Ichthyoplankton Imaging System (ISIIS) during the summer of 2011. These data were

Santa Cruz del Islote

Mapping of Informal Cities

High Resolution Imaging and High Accuracy Mapping of Informal Cities More than half the current global population lives in cities. United Nations projections estimate that this number will rise to

MAP Miami Affordability Project website showing assisted and public housing markers

Miami Affordability Project (MAP)

MAP: The Miami Affordability Project Housing affordability is a significant and growing challenge in Miami-Dade County, as it is in numerous metropolitan regions around the nation. Access to housing that

Mikve Israel Emanuel Synagogue Willemstad Curacao yellow 3-story building with white trim and ornate undulating roofline frontispiece

Mikvé Israel Emanuel Synagogue

The shifting sands on the floor inside the Western Hemisphere’s oldest continuously operating synagogue Mikvé Israel-Emanuel in Willemstad, Curaçao posed some unique challenges to students and researchers.

Participatory Mapping, Las Flores, Barranquilla, Colombia

Participatory Mapping Las Flores

Supported by funding from the National Geographic Society, with additional support from Tecnoglass and the UM Center from Computational Science) the goal of this project was to facilitate participatory mapping in the informal community of Las Flores in Barranquilla, Colombia.

The U Experience Magic Leap XR

Magic Leap The U Experience

By combining their creativity with powerful computing tools, University of Miami graduate students Maria Aguilar and Manouj Govindaraju crafted an extended reality (XR) application to welcome incoming freshman. Now, campus

20 Years of High-Resolution Climate Simulation of the 21st Century

High Resolution Global Climate Modeling

Access to high-performance computing and big-data analytics is essential to producing Earth system models.

xSAT eXperimental Situational Awareness Tool, University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing

xSAT Covid-19 Dashboard

IDSC has developed a first-of-its-kind early-detection platform for COVID-19 that enables local residents to self-report symptoms, and researchers and decision makers to visualize data and identify hot spots. By

point cloud by University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) Software Engineering Team of Nuestra Señora de la Merced Chapel at Corpus Christi Catholic Church Allapattah, Miami for Karen Mathews, Department of Art and Art History

Nuestra Señora de la Merced

University of Miami art history students have access to an augmented reality (AR) application to explore Colonial Spanish paintings and architecture, thanks to a collaboration between IDSC and the College

Covid-19 Waste water testing

Covid-19 Wastewater Testing

South Florida RAD: Using Wastewater Measurements to Predict COVID-19 in the Community   The University of Miami (UM) and Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) established a collaborative study for human and environmental surveillance of

Storm clouds and rainfall over field and road

Ground-Breaking Rainfall Study

A new study has identified connections between oscillations in the Gulf Stream and long-term rainfall expectations in the Southeastern U.S.—a finding made possible by the supercomputing resources at the University

Schoolchildren playing on the floor with toys

COVID-19 Transmission Model

An innovative University of Miami (UM) COVID-19 study has demonstrated the power of applying advanced computer resources to understanding viral transmission rates. The collaborative UM research team conducted a granular

Woman use of mobile phone and walking in the street

Sustainable Environmental Habits App

A University of Miami team led by a Frost Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) core faculty member has been recognized for developing an innovative mobile application to support

image of lost signal on cell phone at stadium game

Next-G Wireless Networks

Congratulations to IDSC core faculty member Dr. Mingzhe Chen on his award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his proposal ‘‘Collaborative Research: NeTS: Small: Digital Network Twins: Mapping Next Generation Wireless into Digital

Nurtur VR for Maternal Mental Health

VR Enhances Maternal Mental Health

Virtual reality (VR) headsets have mostly been popularized by children—and some adults—playing immersive video games. But a team of researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine led

Two scientists are working in laboratory. Young female researcher and her senior supervisor are doing investigations with test tubes.

FastFormulator Excels Product Development

When Yelena Yesha, PhD, was hired at the Frost Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) three years ago, part of her charge was to take the groundbreaking research being done

Stock image on political polarization

Polarized Networks in Social Media

What drives the polarization of political opinions on social media? How do “echo chambers” of like-minded friends evolve over time? Are there ways to depolarize these networks and bring individuals

Miami Google Maps showing Liberty Square

Displacement Vulnerability Mitigation Tool Launch

For many years, Miami Law’s Environmental Justice Clinic has been an advocate for vulnerable minority communities facing development pressure. Now, the Frost Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) has partnered with

Mangrove City VR Experience

“Mangrove City“, a VR experience geared towards educating middle schoolers on the crucial role mangrove forests play in protecting coastal communities and mitigating climate change, took home the XR prize


Addressing NASA Satellite Security

Five years ago, representatives from telecommunications companies approached Yelena Yesha in a panic. As they sent more and more satellites into orbit around the Earth, the potential risks for hacking grew with

Atmospheric Phenomena Affecting El Nino and La Nina

Predicting El Niño and La Niña

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

Matheson Hammock Part atoll

County Project Maps Human Activity

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

Bascom Palmer Virtual Classroom

Ophthalmology Training in the UMVerse

Ophthalmologist Giselle Ricur, M.D., has been promoting telemedicine for decades, but it wasn’t until COVID hit in early 2020 that she started making major headway. “The pandemic came, and we accomplished

view of a school of fish from underneath the water, looking up through dark blue and the lighter blue near the surface from a light source

AquaX Laboratory Opens

We are excited to announce the opening of the “AquaX Laboratory” a cutting-edge ensemble modeling framework that encompasses the next generation of AquaMaps (, along with several other species distribution