By joining the National Science Foundation Center for Accelerated Real Time Analytics (CARTA), the University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) is opening the door to deeper levels of academic and industry collaboration. Read more “UM Joins NSF Center for Accelerated Real Time Analytics (CARTA)”
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”
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 the air. And for elderly residents, applications streamed through devices like their phone or a smart speaker could remind them to take medications on time. Read more “Sensors Could Improve At-Home Health Care”
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 is a LEED accredited professional (AP) who has designed a chain of healthcare facilities across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany. He has also led the design and renovation projects of the Embassy of Macedonia, and the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in United States. Read more “Innovative Architect Daba Dabic Joins IDSC as a Visiting Fellow”
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 bring their extensive data skills, and knowledge of the health care industry as a new partner of the Medical Device Epidemiology Network (MDEpiNet),” said Nicolas Tsinoremas, PhD, Director of the Institute, who recently entered into a memorandum of understanding with MDEpiNet.
From contact tracing to communicating with the public, the COVID-19 pandemic presents ethical challenges to data professionals. Dr. Nick Tsinoremas, IDSC Founding Director, moderated a July 23, 2020 online discussion on “Data Ethics during COVID-19” with Brian Lee, Senior Advisor, Informatics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of the Chief Information Officer; Kenneth Goodman, PhD, Founder and Director, UM Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, and Director, Data Ethics and Society, IDSC; and Soyeon Ahn, PhD, Chair and Professor, Department of Educational and Psychological Studies (EPS) in the School of Education & Human Development.
IDSC has developed a first-of-its-kind early-detection platform xsat.idsc.miami.edu for COVID-19 that will enable local residents to self-report symptoms and researchers and decision makers to visualize data and identify hot spots. By tracking social media posts, analyzing public health data, and creating an interactive online dashboard, University of Miami researchers, and others, will have the ability to identify new clusters of COVID-19 cases in real time, rather than days or weeks after an outbreak. Read more “xSAT Outbreak Tracking + Early-Detection Platform Launched”
The University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing, Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, and the Ethics Programs are collaborating to host a Zoom discussion on Data Ethics during COVID-19. From public health surveillance to contact tracing and the never-ending challenge of balancing the duties of science and privacy, the Covid-19 pandemic is a test-case of our ability to manage extraordinary challenges. The ethical decisions surrounding data collection, sharing, and use, shapes and will help us meet these challenges. Read more “Data Ethics During COVID-19, Thursday 7/23/2020”
Please join us for a virtual presentation and Q&A with Dr. Nicholas Tsinoremas and Mr. Christopher Mader, who are developing an interactive geographic visualization alert system using Machine Learning algorithms to provide early warning for COVID-19 surveillance.