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”
Generated in vast amounts every day, data is the new coin of the realm, the currency fueling innovation and discovery and changing nearly every field and facet of life. At the University of Miami alone, the amount of data amassed by faculty and staff members searching for medical cures, planning smart cities, predicting extreme weather, and pursuing a myriad of other advances has almost doubled in the past few years. Building on the immense resources and expanding the vision of the Center for Computational Science (CCS), the University has established the Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC “i-disc”) to catalyze data-intensive research that will solve real-world problems and enhance the understanding of data science among students and the public. Institute members will help infuse data science into instructional programs across the University, ensuring students graduate with a degree of data-savviness—if not a new Master of Science in Data Science degree. Read more “UM establishes Institute for Data Science & Computing”
Three Magic Leap/mixed realty project ideas have been approved by the Magic Leap Leadership Council. The Office of the Provost has awarded the teams $10,000 each for projects that will harness Magic Leap technology to bolster learning or research. Beginning on January 1st, the proposed projects must be completed by April 30, 2020. The grant money may be used only to support students, purchase materials and supplies, and/or get technical support from mixed-reality software experts. Software support systems available to the project teams are (a) their own, (b) Center for Computational Science, (c) IT Innovate, or (d) Gordon Center. Read more “Magic Leap Projects to Bolster Learning & Research”
Three University of Miami innovators served as judges on a National Football League pitch competition that was designed to boost advancements in athlete health and safety. The event was part of the University’s collaboration with the NFL, which hosted a range of Super Bowl LIV events in Miami this past week. The NFL’s 1st and Future competition (held Friday 2/1/2020 at the Miami Beach Convention Center) reviewed presentations on both innovative product concepts, and, analytics and data models—which compared factors such as natural vs. synthetic turf with the aim of reducing the potential for injury, especially to lower limbs.