At the inaugural University of Miami Computing Day, students, faculty, staff, and alumni got together to learn about technology-driven projects happening at the University, as well as future possibilities in the field. There were ideas about how to create an entire hospital powered by artificial intelligence, a virtual reality experience to help patients with severe phobias rid themselves of anxiety from spiders and dogs, and career advice for students about to enter the technology field. Read more “The U’s Computing Community Explored Future Tech at “Computing Day””
In this article by The Miami Hurricane Reporter Patrick McCaslin, University of Miami Provost Jeffrey Duerk, IDSC’s Dr. Yelena Yesha, Department of Computer Science Chair Victor Milenkovic, UM lecturer and poet Nicole Hospital-Medina, and French Lecturer Viviana Pezzullo look at the various outcomes of implementing Chat GPT and its effects on learning.
When she got a message last spring about a new class focused on climate resilience, University of Miami senior Sophie Walenta was itching to sign up. The more the marine affairs and ecosystems science and policy major read about the course, which is interdisciplinary, problem-driven, and discussion-based, the more intrigued she grew. Read more “IDSC Scientists Contribute to New Climate Resilience Academy Course”
As eMerge Americas, a two-day industry conference held on Miami Beach, prepared to open the expo floor for the first time since 2019, University of Miami President Julio Frenk hosted a moderated discussion on Monday titled, “Miami at the Intersection of Tech and Democracy,” which examined ways to utilize technological innovations to strengthen democracy worldwide. Read more “Experts Explore Technology’s Potential to Bolster Democracy and Education at eMerge”
The eMerge Americas Conference is back after a two-year hiatus and is once again at the Miami Beach Convention Center featuring some of the tech industry’s most well-known personalities. eMerge is Miami’s premier tech event and the cornerstone of Miami Tech Week. This year’s University of Miami display will celebrate the University’s role as an incubator of innovation as well as recognize Women in Technology, including Dr. Yelena Yesha, IDSC Innovation Officer and Head of International Relations. Read more “UM at eMerge 4/18+19 Showcases Innovation and Recognizes Women in Tech”
As an expert in blockchain technology, personalized health care, and electronic commerce, Yelena Yesha has always been drawn to challenges. When the teenage math and physics whiz won second place in Ukraine’s Physics Olympics, she was offered an accelerated path to college—but only if her parents agreed to stay in the oppressive homeland where they were forced out of their jobs. Read more “Dr. Yelena Yesha Named First Knight Foundation Chair of Data Science and AI”
From mixed-reality home experiences to community-wide disease alerts, leading-edge health technology can help individuals, providers, health systems, government agencies, and care providers meet the challenges of the next decade. Innovative digital approaches to improving “Health and Well-Being in the Post-Pandemic City” were highlighted at Smart Cities MIAMI 2021, a virtual conference on April 15 hosted by the University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) in partnership with the School of Architecture. Read more “Using Data and Digital Tools to Improve Health and Well-Being”
When you think of sensors being in your home, your mind more than likely drifts to motion sensors, light sensors, or even fire alarms, but an expert team at UM is developing a concept beyond mainstream smart home technology—one that can change the way we live our everyday lives.
Read more “Catch the Replay: Smart Cities MIAMI 2021 Reimagines Healthcare”
When the University of Miami launched the Center for Computational Science in 2007, hoping it would become the central hub for the high-performance computing and software engineering needed to elevate the University’s problem-solving research, the endeavor was considered an experiment. Read more “Endowments will Power Big Data Solutions with Technical Talent”
Since he arrived at the University of Miami a decade ago, Leonidas G. Bachas, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, has dreamed of a research center where world-class chemists and molecular scientists could work with experts from other disciplines to tackle a myriad of global challenges, Read more “New Frost Institutes Building to Open in Summer of 2022”