Tag Archives: data

More data transparency needed on Ph.D. programs

By | October 10, 2017

Association of American University members want more institutions to follow U-M’s example when it comes data transparency of their Ph.D. programs. U-M makes publicly available data on admissions, enrollment, funding, time to degree completion and completion rates, along with the results of a basic doctoral exit survey and job placement information. Chief academic officers representing AAU campuses at their annual… Read More »

2017 MIDAS Symposium happens Oct. 11

Please join the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) for our annual symposium on Wednesday, October 11, titled “A Data-Driven World: Potentials and Pitfalls.” We’re welcoming an exciting group of speakers to Ann Arbor this year, including several eminent women working in the field of data science. The keynote address will be delivered by Cathy O’Neil, author of… Read More »

Tableau to end upgrade support for Windows 32-bit systems

By | August 11, 2017

Starting with Tableau 10.5 this fall, new versions of Tableau will only run on 64-bit operating systems. The upcoming release, Tableau 10.4, will be the last version of Tableau Desktop, Tableau Reader, and Tableau Public to support 32-bit Windows operating systems. (Mac users will be unaffected by this change.) Focusing on 64-bit operating system will allow faster new… Read More »

UM-Dearborn offers new data science grad program

By | August 4, 2017

A new UM-Dearborn graduate program will teach students how to effectively process, analyze, and use massive data collections. The 30-credit-hour Master of Science in Data Science degree teaches students how to locate relevant data, clean it, manage it, analyze it, interpret it and use insights drawn from it. Housed in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS)… Read More »

U-M, SJTU share $1 million to study data science

By | August 3, 2017

Five research teams from U-M and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China are sharing $1 million to study data science and its impact on air quality, galaxy clusters, lightweight metals, financial trading and renewable energy. Since 2009, the two universities have collaborated on a number of research projects that address challenges and opportunities in energy, biomedicine, nanotechnology, and… Read More »

Data and your online identity

By | June 27, 2017

John Cheney-Lippold, assistant professor of American culture at U-M and author of the book We Are Data: Algorithms and the Making of Our Digital Selves, helps explain the difference between data that is trying to sell you a product, and data that truly knows who you are as a person. “I think we should take the idea of U.S. privacy… Read More »

Mcity uses AR to help test automated vehicles

By | June 27, 2017

A research team in U-M’s Mcity Michigan Traffic Lab led by Professor Henry Liu has developed an augmented reality (AR) system that enables engineers and researchers to evaluate challenging and dangerous scenarios in a safe environment. The traffic lab controls all of the signalling and tracks the vehicles on the facility. It collects and archives data from those… Read More »

Get more from your data

Using Tableau Software’s visual analytics capabilities, the Analytics and Business Intelligence Team (ABI) helps Michigan Medicine units gain new insight from their data. (Formerly known as Fast Analytics, ABI is part of Health Information Technology & Services, HITS). Kelly Miller, application programmer/analyst with ABI, describes the basics of ABI and Tableau like this: “Imagine you have a pickup… Read More »

U-M using big data to improve lives

By | April 21, 2017

A cardiologist created a computer simulation of a patient’s blood flow, helping surgeons locate the best placement of a stent to address her rare heart condition. Students and faculty developed a mobile app that helps predict which Flint neighborhoods are at high risk of having lead-contaminated water. And an engineer is using predictive models based on high volumes… Read More »

2017 MICDE Annual Symposium

By | April 11, 2017

APRIL 18 @ 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM; RACKHAM BUILDING, 4TH FLOOR Please join us for the Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering 2017 Symposium. The event features eminent scientists from around the world and the U-M campus. The symposium this year focuses on the “New Era of Data-Enabled Computational Science.” Speakers: Frederica Darema — Director, Air Force… Read More »

Big Ten Geoportal

By | March 31, 2017

Scholars and researchers have a new way to find and compare geospatial data and maps: the Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal. “The ease of use is wonderful, but what’s really new and different here is a search that allows you to compare contemporary data to old maps,” said Mara Blake, spatial and numeric data librarian at the U-M… Read More »

Review new sensitive data classifications

By | March 29, 2017

To support the proposed revision of the IT Security Policy, Information Assurance has published revised U-M Data Classification Levels on Safe Computing. The revised policy will be supported and supplemented by specific operational, procedural, and technical standards, many of which specify actions to take based on the classification level of the data involved. The new data classification levels… Read More »

Computer Showcase offers secure removable media

Computer Showcase now carries secure Aegis drives from Apricorn, providing encrypted removable media with layers of protection to keep sensitive data safe in transit. The Aegis Padlock Fortress is a 500GB USB 3.0 hard drive with 2 levels of military grade encryption, unique PIN access with programmable auto-lock features, and rugged physical attack protection. Aegis Secure Key offers… Read More »

App helps patients with medical decisions

By | March 8, 2017

Dr. Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher and his colleagues at U-M developed a web-based application that allows health-care providers and researchers to create icon array graphics that help patients make informed decisions about their care. Their research found that presenting information in such formats can help patients better understand their treatment options and the associated benefits and risks. His research… Read More »

Waze and means

By | March 2, 2017

Waze, the crowdsourced traffic and navigation app owned by Google is joining the SmartDeviceLink Consortium and working with automakers and developers on open source protocols for connecting smart phones to car dashboard screens. This gives Waze—and therefore Google—a lot more data about you, your habits, and your car. This kind of info collection might worry some users. But Erik Gordon, who studies… Read More »

The nose knows

By | February 22, 2017

Predicting color perception is easy: specific wavelengths produce specific colors that most people see in a consistent way. But predicting how a particular molecule will smell is much tougher. So a group of researchers set up a contest and invited teams of computer scientists to come up with a set of algorithms able to predict the odor of different molecules based on their… Read More »