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”
In GovTech.com’s “Civic Innovation” section this month they feature the LAND (Land Access for Neighborhood Development) tool, a mapping platform developed with CCS’ Software Engineering team for UM’s Office of Civic and Community Engagement that visualizes the distribution of Miami’s underused properties to help identify potential development opportunities for affordable housing. As part of a partnership with MetroLab, the GovTech feature is part of a segment called the “MetroLab Innovation of the Month” series, which highlights impactful tech, data, and innovation projects underway between cities and universities.
Read more “LAND Tool is Govtech’s Innovation of the Month!”
Sandwiched between two national parks, Miami-Dade County has a shortage of developable land, an intractable problem that puts affordable housing out of the reach of low- and moderate-income residents who already spend more than 70% of their income on housing and transportation. Or so the thinking goes. Read more “Collaboration to Solve Affordable Housing Shortage”
An interdisciplinary approach at CCS is using drones and mapping to view historic buildings in 3D. The 26-story tower of the historic Biltmore Hotel (pictured above) rises majestically into the sky over Coral Gables. Visible for miles, it’s an icon, a landmark on the National Historic Register, and a lush and ornate example of classic Spanish colonial influences in Mediterranean Revival architectural style.
Read more “Biltmore Hotel to be Born Again in 3D”
University of Miami officials last week officially launched the Miami Affordability Project, or MAP, an interactive online tool that provides rich data about affordable housing and development. In a meeting at The Beacon Council, more than 100 community officials, executives, and local media turned out for the event, which has been more than a year-and-a-half in the making, and which was spearheaded by UM’s Office of Civic and Community Engagement and the Institute for Data Science and Computing. Read more “UM Launches MAP Affordable Housing Tool”
Saminda Abeyruwan, Justin Stoecker, Andreas Seekircher, and Professor Ubbo Visser accept their trophy at the RoboCup in Mexico City. The College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Computer Science RoboCanes team recently placed 2nd in 3D soccer simulation at the RoboCup 2012 in Mexico City. Read more “RoboCanes Place 2nd in International Robot Soccer Competition”
Pulley Ridge is series of underwater barrier islands on the southwest Florida shelf, home to a unusual mixture of corals, algae, and shallow water and deep water species. Studying this mesophotic coral ecosystem’s physical and biological attributes may provide significant economic value to Florida’s tourism and commercial/recreational fisheries. Read more “Pulley Ridge Project is underway!”