UM Center for Computational Science Biannual Newsletter                  ISSUE NO. 2  |  SEP 2017 

CCS and Fastrack Institute have a memorandum of understanding in place that focuses on big data research and analytics in the areas of smart cities, mobility, transformational healthcare technologies, education, energy, and the environment.

In collaboration with Educate Tomorrow, CCS Director of Engagement, Athena Hadjixenofontos lead the efforts to launch the CCS Data Scholars Summer Data Immersion Program. Over this 4-week course, participants learned how to code, visualize data, and think critically about complicated issues.

Join us for lectures and tutorials on shared data types, visualization methods, and data communication —including text visualization, network diagrams, maps, databases, and data wrangling. Keynote speakers are: Lynn Cherny, Steve Duenes, and Deb Verhoeven.

Daniel Cohen ,   Senior VP, Emerging Payments for MasterCard Latin America and the Caribbean, will provide the keynote address on Day 1.   Day 2  provides an  interactive workshop  that dives deeper into building data science competence at your organization. Participants will have the opportunity to bring in their own examples as a test case. 
Infographics and data visualization are the topics at the annual VizUM Symposium. Dubbed a “data visualization celebration,” VizUM attracts students, alumni, faculty, and members of the community to this highly engaging and informative symposium and networking reception. Registration now open.
This event brings together experts in systems biology, data science, drug discovery, and translational medicine from academia, industry, and government to present their latest research and exchange new ideas and approaches in data driven biomedical research. Registration now open .

The University of Miami brings cutting-edge research in urban planning, architecture, and engineering  in alignment with computational resources and analytical expertise  to aid in the design and development of more sustainable, livable, and resilient cities. The Smart Cities Miami Conference focuses on  infrastructure and the built environment , as well as new potentials for business and governance .
CCS' Lead Bioinformatics Senior Scientist, Enrico Capobianco, presented at the Stanford Medicine Big Data in Biomedicine Conference . His team's ensemble modeling approach synthesizes results of multiple methods that can be generalized to several contexts.
Food writer Charlotte Druckman quotes Cairo on the functional appeal of the heavy use of images in cookbooks in " Some of the newest cookbooks look like comics. But does that work for readers?

Stephan Schürer et al. reviews highlights from a two-day meeting involving the BD2K CFPWG to provide insights on trends and considerations in advancing Big Data science for biomedical research in the United States. Read more
Gang Ren, Postdoctoral Associate in CCS' Big Data Analytics & Data Mining program contributes to this publication in the Journal of the AES, which describes a collection of signal processing methods and a toolbox for extracting and analyzing vibrato-related parameters from solo audio recordings.

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