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UR welcomes new visualization lab

UR welcomes new visualization lab

June 24, 2014

The University of Rochester previewed a new visualization lab at the Carlson Science and Engineering Library.

The lab will help researchers understand and manipulate large, complex sets of information and structures. It is part of a $30 million investment in high performance computing and data science the college has made over the last couple of years.

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University of Rochester previews new data visualization lab

University of Rochester previews new data visualization lab

June 23, 2014

The new VISTA Collaboratory, located in the Carlson Science and Engineering Library, completes a high performance supercomputing system on a massive scale and is one of only a handful of similar labs in the U.S. The display consists of an array of 24 monitors, is 20 feet wide and 8 feet tall, and has a resolution approaching that of IMAX theaters.

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Wegman Foundation gives $17 million to University

Wegman Foundation gives $17 million to University

April 1, 2014

The Institute for Data Science and the Golisano Children’s Hospital campaign are flagships of the $1.2 billion goal for The Meliora Challenge: The Campaign for the University of Rochester.

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Rochester commits $100M to data science

Rochester commits $100M to data science

October 18, 2013

The commitment includes creation of an Institute for Data Science, construction of a state-of-the-art building to house it, and as many as 20 new faculty members.

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Tracking Tweets to Enhance Food Safety

Tracking Tweets to Enhance Food Safety

August 8, 2013

The system combines machine-learning and crowdsourcing techniques to analyze millions of tweets to find people reporting food poisoning symptoms following a restaurant visit.

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Bringing “All Hands on Deck” on Big Data

Bringing “All Hands on Deck” on Big Data

October 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Modeling future climates or using genomic analysis to understand the mechanisms of cancer both require analyzing vast or very complex data, and exploiting the opportunities of “big data” is one of the biggest challenges in computing.

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What’s Big Data Got to Do with It?

What’s Big Data Got to Do with It?

September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

A lot, as it happens. Henry Kautz, chair of the computer science department, and his colleagues have shown that Twitter messages can be harnessed to predict the spread of infectious diseases, for example.

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Legislative Gazette: Supercomputer Unveiling Showcases Rochester Growth

August 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Our partnership with IBM and New York State has already helped us attract $84 million in new research funding and will give our faculty and students access to state-of-the-art research opportunities and provide new opportunities to address the great challenges in health research,” says President Joel Seligman.

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University Inaugurates New Era of Health Care Research

University Inaugurates New Era of Health Care Research

August 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

The new IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer unveiled last week at the University’s Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation (HSCCI) is one of the nation’s five most powerful university-based supercomputing sites.

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