The National Science Foundation has awarded a $2.5 million award to focus on the analytic opportunities contained in metadata. George Alter (History, Institute for Social Research) will serve as principal…
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…
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August 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Machine Learning in Python (Scikit-Learn) This workshop will cover the essentials of machine learning algorithms using Python. It is designed for participants who have some experience in Python. Topics include: Linear…
September 13 @ 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm
Bio: Nathan Kutz is the Robert Bolles and Yasuko Endo Professor in the department of Applied Mathematics, and an adjunct professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics at the University of Washington….
September 16 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Claude E. Shannon was born in Petoskey, MI and grew up in Gaylord, MI. After graduating from the University of Michigan with degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics in 1936, he…
September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Learn about graduate programs that will prepare you for success in computationally intensive fields — pizza and pop provided The Ph.D. in Scientific Computing is open to all Ph.D. students who…
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: