UM Center for Computational Science Biannual Newsletter                                                         ISSUE NO. 4 | Fall 2018

UM School of Architecture Professor Jorge L. Hernández’s elective design studio in historic preservation faced the arduous process of creating the most comprehensive and accurate architectural drawings of the oldest surviving synagogue in the Americas—with a little help from CCS Software Engineering. Read more . . .

Axon regeneration is a necessary step toward functional recovery after spinal cord injury. This research provides new insight into the mechanisms underlying Jun's role in axon regeneration.

Architecture Professors Ricardo Lopez and Li Yi, and Chris Mader and Amin Sarafraz of CCS Software Engineering developed documentation guidelines for the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) set forth by the US National Park Service.

The LINCS project is building an extensive diverse reference library of cell-based perturbation-response signatures, along with novel data analytics tools to improve our understanding of human diseases at the systems level. All the LINCS data and metadata can be accessed through the LINCS Data Portal:

Charles Brown-Roberts and Paul Clough of UM Libraries will discuss Docker containerization in Microsoft Azure and deployments across development, staging, and production environments using Ansible. Attendance is limited.
RSVP to attend.

This 2-day workshop teaches best practices needed to be productive in a small research team, and a foundation of basic concepts that all programming depends on, using R as an example.
Free to UM Facutly/Staff/Students.
Attendance is limited.

Join us at the Rosenstiel School Library Map and Chart room for this 2-day Bash, Python, and git workshop offering an comprehensive, hands-on overview.
Free to UM Facutly/Staff/Students.
Attendance is limited to 35.

In its fifth year, VizUM 2018 will present the finalists' presentations from the inaugural VizUM Visualization Competition. Held each year at the Newman Alumni Center, VizUM is free and open to the public.

Participate in panel discussions on Big Data, and network with private- and public sector: policymakers, entrepreneurs, educators, researchers, and healthcare providers. The Big Data Conference is free and open to the public.

This year’s Conference explores the convergence of technology, design, and development in the shaping of a new urban landscape transformed by disruptive innovation.
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 Students and postdocs from Journalism, Neuroscience, Anthropology, Psychology, Biology, Computer Engineering, Public Health, and Ophthalmology came together, played an ice breaker game, discussed their projects in a series of Flash Talks, and left with new ideas of directions they can pursue.

CCS Climate & Environmental Hazards Program Director, CIMAS Director, and RSMAS Professor, Dr. Ben Kirtman has been named a 2019 Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) for his outstanding contributions to weather, water, and climate.

Meant to be used for a one-semester course to build solid foundations in Java, the textbook offers 180 code examples and 250 exercises, and teaches fundamental skills for getting started in a command-line environment.

Organized by CCS Lead Bioinformatics Scientist Enrico Capobianco, this Conference focused on Electronic Health Records and integrative multidisciplinary approaches to Big Data in Health.

The University of Miami was billed as a Founding Partner at the 2018 inaugural WIEE in Shanghai where the work of CCS' Smart Cities collaboration with the School of Architecture was featured.

With DDN Storage, CCS Advanced Computing correlates viruses with gastrointestinal cancers for the cancer genome atlas 400% faster!

 Featured in the 2018 Web Conference Companion, this project helps scientists archive their data in online repositories by standardizing their metadata.
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