Tag Archives: data

First-ever U-M Iron Viz Championship

It’s like “Iron Chef,” but with data instead of ingredients. The first-ever U-M Iron Viz Championship was held on November 30, 2017, in the Arbor Lakes Dome. Using Tableau Software’s visual analytics capabilities, data analysts were tasked with building a data visualization—or viz—in front of a live audience in just 20 minutes using 45,000+ rows of data about… Read More »

U-M partners with Cavium on Big Data computing platform

A new partnership between the University of Michigan and Cavium Inc., a San Jose-based provider of semiconductor products, will create a powerful new Big Data computing cluster available to all U-M researchers. The $3.5 million ThunderX computing cluster will enable U-M researchers to, for example, process massive amounts of data generated by remote sensors in distributed manufacturing environments, or by… Read More »

U-M data scientist named 2017 AAAS fellow

By | November 22, 2017

H.V. Jagadish, professor of electrical engineering and computer science in the College of Engineering and a distinguished scientist at the Michigan Institute for Data Science, was one of seven U-M faculty members among 396 newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The association recognized Jagadish for distinguished contributions to database systems and many… Read More »

U-M receives $1.6M toward AI for data science

By | November 10, 2017

Researchers, hospitals, companies, consumers, and government agencies are drowning in data that they can’t fully capitalize on. Now, a team from U-M has received $1.6 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to help develop a toolkit so that even non-data scientists can use that data to possibly answer questions and ultimately speed up the process of… Read More »

Big data and precision health

By | November 8, 2017

An army of U-M scientists and engineers is part of an effort, known broadly as precision health, that aims to help doctors customize treatments to individual patients’ genetic makeup, lifestyle, and risk factors, and predict outcomes with significantly higher accuracy. One major branch of precision health is the development of big-data tools to customize treatments. Experts envision a… Read More »

CSCAR offers consulting and workshops

By | November 6, 2017

Consulting for Statistics, Computing and Analytics Research (CSCAR) provides consulting services and training opportunities in statistics, data science, and advanced research computation to researchers across campus, regardless of skill level or academic background. All members of the campus community interested in making more effective use of data analytic techniques, or in developing their skills in these areas are… Read More »

ITS plans new data center strategy

As the landscape for research and high performance computing keeps growing, ITS support is critical to the success of the university’s data intensive research efforts. The demand for compute, storage, and faster network connectivity has challenged ITS to evaluate its data center strategy in a more holistic way. Rather than incur the high costs of a brick and… Read More »

ARC info session for grad students

Advanced Research Computing at U-M (ARC) will host an information session for graduate students in all disciplines who are interested in new computing and data science resources and services available to U-M researchers. Brief presentations from members of ARC Technology Services (ARC-TS) on computing infrastructure, and from Consulting for Statistics, Computing, and Analytics Research (CSCAR) on statistics, data… Read More »

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 »