The Center for Data Intensive Science at the University of Chicago is hosting a one day workshop in Chicago on June 9, 2016 on environmental data commons and data sharing….
The National Science Foundation is seeking input from the research computing community as part of a review of its Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Division.
MICDE is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016-2017 MICDE Fellowships for students enrolled in the PhD in Scientific Computing or the Graduate Certificate in Computational Discovery and Engineering.
The second round of the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) Challenge Initiatives is open, with the deadline for initial funding submissions on June 30. MIDAS is seeking proposals in…
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ICYMI: New graduate-level course in scientific computing at University of Michigan: https://t.co/cdoZs6Vy0q
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June 2 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Abstract: Traditionally traffic signal systems are designed in such a way that different time slots are allocated to conflicting traffic streams in order to ensure vehicle safety. In the future, such design constraints may…
July 18 @ 12:00 am - July 22 @ 12:00 am
The Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) is hosting a data science summer camp for juniors and seniors in high school, from July 18 – 22, 2016. Students in the camp,…
October 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bio: Dr. King is the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor at Harvard University — one of 24 with the title of University Professor, Harvard’s most distinguished faculty position. He is based…
October 27 @ 8:00 am - October 28 @ 5:00 pm
The Office of Financial Research and the University of Michigan will host a joint conference, “Big Data: Improving the Scope, Quality, and Accessibility of Financial Data” in Ann Arbor, Michigan. …
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.
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
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.
Second round of MIDAS grants open
Social Science and Health Science
The second round of the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) Challenge Thrust Awards is open. Up to two grants will be awarded in each area: Social Science and Health Science.
Requests for proposals can be found on the MIDAS website. White papers are due June 30.
$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: