Last summer, Alberto Figueroa’s BME lab at the University of Michigan achieved an important “first” – using computer-generated blood flow simulations to plan a complex cardiovascular procedure. “I believe this is…
Coursera and the University of Michigan are offering a five-course specialization in Applied Data Science with Python starting in September. The courses cost $79 each, and students who complete all…
As the use of data science techniques continues to grow across disciplines, a group of University of Michigan researchers are working to build a community of social scientists with skills…
Video (http://myumi.ch/aAG7x) and slides (http://myumi.ch/aV7kz) are now available from Advanced Research Computing – Technology Services (ARC-TS) Associate Director Brock Palen’s presentation “Advanced Research Computing at Michigan, An Overview.” Palen gave…
August 9 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
XSEDE and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center are presenting a one day Big Data workshop. This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop and Spark. U-M is one of several sites around the…
August 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fast data processing with Go We will demonstrate basic Go using several practical examples of data manipulation. Go (golang.org) is an open source programming language that has many syntax features…
August 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Data processing and visualization in R This workshop will delve into common data processing and exploration techniques, especially as a prelude to visualization. The main focus will be the dplyr…
August 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Web Scraping with Python We will provide an overview of how to scrape data from html pages and website APIs using Python. For demonstration purposes, we will scrape sports and…
Electricity in India
Many still live in darkness
U-M Assistant Professor of Political Science Brian Min is using the Flux high performance computing cluster to analyze thousands of satellite images showing the output of electric lights in India.
His Nightlights website shows satellite images collected over 20 years from more than 600,000 villages. Min’s research reveals that some local units of government have overstated their progress in electrification, and that political considerations play into which regions get electricity, among other things.
Read the U-M press release for more details.
Combining Big Data and HPC
A new way of computing could lead to immediate advances in aerodynamics, climate science, cosmology, materials science and cardiovascular research.
The National Science Foundation will provide $2.42 million to develop a unique facility for refining complex, physics-based computer models with big data techniques at the University of Michigan. The university will provide an additional $1.04 million.
U-M featured on CASC brochure
An image from the lab of Prof. Joaquim Martins, Aerospace Engineering, is featured on the cover of the 2016 brochure of the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC). U-M researchers Alberto Figueroa (Surgery and Biomedical Engineering) and Venkat Raman (Aerospace Engineering) are also included in the report, which highlights notable computational research from the past year.
CASC is an 85-member non-profit group advocating for the use of the most advanced computing technology to accelerate scientific discovery for national competitiveness, global security, and economic success, as well as development of a diverse and well-prepared 21st century workforce
$5 million to widen ‘bottleneck to discovery’
An NSF grant will create a software-defined network between three Michigan universities
Buried in troves of data that scientists have gathered, but not yet analyzed, could be key insights to improving cancer treatment, understanding Alzheimer’s, predicting climate change effects and developing cheaper, clean energy technologies.
Those are just a few of the countless examples of fields where our capacity to gather scientific data now far exceeds our capacity to crunch it—especially when collaborations span the globe. Some research projects are producing the equivalent of 1,000 consumer hard drives a month, for example. Read more.
Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Days
ARC and its predecessor ORCI held annual Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Days events to bring the computational research community together, including prominent speakers and poster competitions. For information, or to view videos and posters, see below: