IDSC data specialists are collaborating with national consulting firm MDB, Inc. in designing and developing an interactive evidence map displaying the impact of social needs interventions* on health outcomes. “Our multidisciplinary UM team will effectively translate scientific findings and data into a visual evidence map to help physicians, researchers, and health insurance systems see patterns that otherwise would not be evident,” Read more “Mapping Social Needs Interventions and Health Outcomes”
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 newcomers will be able put on a Magic Leap 1 set and “walk” through the campus, learn about academics, athletics and other topics, and listen to UM students talking about their fondest memories. Read more “Fine Arts Students Develop Immersive XR Experience”
Twenty-four University of Miami research teams, including a team from IDSC, have received rapid-response grants to undertake innovative projects that will provide critical information about the novel coronavirus. Imagine developing an oral rinse test to detect COVID-19 earlier, creating a behavior therapy program for parents so that they do not pass on the stress they are feeling to their children during the pandemic, or gauging the effects of COVID-19 on pregnant women and trying to determine the impacts on their new babies. Read more “Fast-Tracked Early Warning COVID-19 Research Project”
The Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) has appointed Dr. Benjamin Kirtman as it’s deputy director. Dr. Kirtman is a world-renowned research scientist and professor, specializing in climate and atmosphere studies. He came to UM’s Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science in 2007 after leaving his position as a professor at George Mason University, and has since served as the Program Director for Climate and Environmental Hazards at the Center for Computational Science.
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 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.
IDSC Institute Director Nick Tsinoremas appeared on the Digital Trends LIVE YouTube channel, and spoke about how cutting-edge supercomputing will revolutionize research and accelerate innovation. (Starts at 56 min.)
Read more “Digital Trends interviews Dr. Tsinoremas on Cutting-Edge Supercomputing”
The first project to come out of the UM-Magic Leap Project Alexandria collaboration is “The U Experience” a mixed reality tour of the Coral Gables campus. The team working on this Magic Leap experience celebrated on Friday, August 16th at the Newman Alumni Center. The project was completed in time for the President’s Celebration for New Students taking place on Saturday, and being offered to 2,800 incoming freshman.
Read more “Magic Leap Mixed Realty Campus Tour”
Data. Although it is a short word, often dismissed as numbers or statistics, it follows us everywhere today. From the steps that we take, to our traffic patterns and driving speeds, to identifying our genomic sequence and even our daily purchasing habits. And more each day, governments, schools, and businesses are seeing the benefits of this information. Read more “Plotting the Future Through Data”
What if massive data sets could be accessed and analyzed in just an hour, instead of a day? It could change the field of genomics, help researchers predict impacts of climate change more expediently, and help create a safer campus with faster analysis of security videos. These are some of the possibilities that lay ahead as the University’s new supercomputer was installed at the Equinix Network Access Point of the Americas, also known as “the NAP”, in downtown Miami. Read more “The U’s Next-Gen Supercomputer Accelerates Research”