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Expert Available on Artificial Intelligence, ChatGPT
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s James Hendler is the Director of the Future of Computing Institute; Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences; and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence Research Collaboration. “In a nutshell, ChatGPT creates something not dissimilar…
Infants outperform AI in “commonsense psychology”
Infants outperform artificial intelligence in detecting what motivates other people’s actions, finds a new study by a team of psychology and data science researchers. Its results, which highlight fundamental differences between cognition and computation, point to shortcomings in today’s technologies and where improvements are needed for AI to more fully replicate human behavior.
New $17 million grant establishes LJI as global hub for immunology data curation and analysis
A new grant of over $17 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has established La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) as the leading institute for human immunology data curation, analysis, and dissemination. With this funding, LJI has taken the helm of the Human Immunology Project Consortium Data Coordinating Center, a critical tool in the effort to fuel scientific collaboration in immunoprofiling and highlight findings from the overall Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC).
“Build Your Own Masters” at NYU Tandon
An innovative engineering master’s program unveiled today by Digital Learning at NYU Tandon gives students flexibility to tailor their degree to their unique professional interests and aspirations. Students will have the opportunity to enroll in one of nine interdisciplinary concentrations – including in-demand fields like robotics, cybersecurity, and data science – all offered fully online.
UCI researchers decipher atomic-scale imperfections in lithium-ion batteries
As lithium-ion batteries have become a ubiquitous part of our lives through their use in consumer electronics, automobiles and electricity storage facilities, researchers have been working to improve their power, efficiency and longevity. As detailed in a paper published today in Nature Materials, scientists at the University of California, Irvine and Brookhaven National Laboratory conducted a detailed examination of high-nickel-content layered cathodes, considered to be components of promise in next-generation batteries.
UTEP to Build on Research Strengths with Brookhaven National Laboratory Partnership
The University of Texas at El Paso signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory to create new research opportunities for UTEP faculty and students as well as internship and employment opportunities in critical fields such as energy, data science and quantum information.
UTEP Receives $5M NSF Grant to Support High-Potential Computer Science Students
UTEP received a $5 million grant from NSF to provide financial support and professional development experiences to talented students in the field of computer science. The initiative will provide partial scholarships to 26 students at UTEP and to 15 students who start their college education at EPCC.
First-Generation Students in STEM Career Pathways
Abigail Gutierrez Deniz is a first-generation, Latina student working to pursue her goal of working in cybersecurity.
Detecting Nuclear Threats with Artificial Reasoning
PNNL researchers use machine learning and data analytics to assist with detection of nuclear proliferation and nuclear material trafficking.
FASEB Joins Alliance in Support of Open Scholarship
FASEB joins alliance of organizations to identify, articulate, and advance open science, open data, and open scholarship norms and practices within their disciplines.
FAU Awarded $1 Million NIH Grant for Florida Summer Institute in Biostatistics and Data Science
FAU’s Schmidt College of Medicine received a $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to launch the first Florida Summer Institute in Biostatistics and Data Science in the Southeastern United States – and one of only 10 sites across the nation.
Researchers combine data science and machine learning techniques to improve traditional MRI image reconstruction
University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers have found a way to improve the performance of traditional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) reconstruction techniques, allowing for faster MRIs without relying on the use of newer deep learning methods.
The fans are right: When it comes to football, momentum is real
Researchers built a mathematical model that proves the phenomenon of “momentum” in a single NFL game is real rather than random. The model also predicts a game’s outcome based on the research team’s definition of momentum.
Transforming data to solve community problems
This summer, Iowa State University students worked on projects addressing local and state government challenges across Iowa, including employment for people with disabilities, analyzing local housing needs, wholesale local food price benchmarking and more.
Mount Sinai Launches Large-Scale Genetic Sequencing Project with the Regeneron Genetics Center
Mount Sinai Health System and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have launched a new human genome sequencing research project called the Mount Sinai Million Health Discoveries Program with the Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC), part of the industry-leading, New York-based biotechnology company Regeneron.
New $10M NSF-Funded Institute Will Get to the CORE of Data Science
A new National Science Foundation initiative has created a $10 million dollar institute led by computer and data scientists at University of California San DIego that aims to transform the core fundamentals of the rapidly emerging field of Data Science.
Washington State Academy of Sciences Adds Six PNNL Researchers
The Washington State Academy of Sciences added six people from PNNL to its 2022 class of inductees.
New Collaboration Between RCSB Protein Data Bank and Amazon Web Services Provides Expanded Data Storage and Access to Researchers Worldwide
The Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics Protein Data Bank (RCSB PDB), headquartered at the Rutgers Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine, announces the expansion of its data storage capacity through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Open Data Sponsorship Program. The AWS program is providing the RCSB PDB with more than 100 terabytes of storage for no-cost delivery of Protein Data Bank information to millions of scientists, educators, and students around the world working in fundamental biology, biomedicine, bioenergy, and bioengineering/biotechnology.
Researchers quantify the role of the pandemic in the 2020 U.S. Elections
In the media, a prevalent narrative is that Donald Trump lost the 2020 elections because of the way he handled the COVID-19 pandemic. Several researchers determined that Trump would have won the electoral vote and lost the popular vote, as he did in 2016, if the pandemic had not occurred or if it had been mitigated.
$2.1 Million Gift Launches Comprehensive Breast Cancer Database
Philanthropists Richard and Carol Dean Hertzberg have committed $2.1 million to develop and maintain the Dean-Hertzberg Breast Cancer Database System Initiative at UC San Diego Health Moores Cancer Center to support the work of Anne Wallace, MD and her collaborators at Moores Cancer Center.
Fighting Fire with Data Science
UC San Diego has announced a joint appointment with Los Alamos National Laboratory with the appointment of Senior Scientist Rodman Linn to a three-year position with the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI). This is the first joint appointment program between Los Alamos and a UC campus.
Ranked choice, multimember districts could ‘handicap’ gerrymandering
New research from Cornell University lays out in detail why ranked-choice voting (RCV), combined with multi-member legislative districts, promotes fair representation and severely limits the gerrymanderers’ ability to draw themselves into the Election Day winner’s circle
Lab team one of 10 awarded $26 million DOE grant for data science
A Lab research team’s project was selected in a highly competitive $26 million Department of Energy (DOE) grant program to advance chemical and materials sciences by using data science.
New $3 million National Science Foundation center aims to connect materials data science research to industry
Case Western Reserve University and the University of Pittsburgh will launch a joint center this fall that uses cutting edge data-science and materials research to help companies make more reliable and durable products.
The Center for Materials Data Science for Reliability and Degradation (MDS-Rely) is a $3 million center supported by a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) .
NSF makes $20 Million investment in Optimization-focused AI Research Institute led by UC San Diego
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today an investment of $220 million to establish 11 artificial intelligence (AI) institutes, each receiving $20 million over five years. One of these, The Institute for Learning-enabled Optimization at Scale (TILOS), will be led by the University of California San Diego.
Deborah Frincke: The science of protecting communities
Deborah Frincke, one of the nation’s preeminent computer scientists and cybersecurity experts, serves as associate laboratory director of ORNL’s National Security Science Directorate.
ORNL’s superb materials expertise, data and AI tools propel progress
At the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, scientists use artificial intelligence, or AI, to accelerate the discovery and development of materials for energy and information technologies.
With Census data release, algorithms can offer fairer alternatives
On Monday, the U.S. Census Bureau will release population data that will be used to determine the number of congressional seats and Electoral College votes each state receives. David Shmoys, professor in computer science at Cornell University, studies how…
ACR DSI Links Use Cases to NCI Archive Datasets to Streamline Artificial Intelligence Development
The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) Data Science Institute® (DSI) and the Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA), funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), have teamed up to connect use cases and datasets to speed medical imaging artificial intelligence (AI) development.
Department of Energy to Provide $10 Million for Research on Data Reduction for Science
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $10 million for foundational research to address the challenges of managing and processing the increasingly massive data sets produced by today’s scientific instruments, facilities, and supercomputers in order to facilitate more efficient analysis.
Pierson Uses Data Science to Highlight Societal Inequities
Hertz Fellow Emma Pierson wields machine learning like a Swiss Army knife to investigate a range of problems, including disparities in COVID-19 testing, the treatment of osteoarthritis, and police discrimination.
UCI to lead transfer of UC COVID-19 patient information to federal database
Irvine, Calif., March 24, 2021 – Vaccines are here, but as COVID-19 cases continue and variants spread, researchers need easy access to a wide variety of data to better understand the disease. Led by the University of California, Irvine, UC hospitals have received a $500,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to make this possible.
Deaths in the family can shape kids’ educational attainment in unexpected ways
Deaths of family members may trigger ripple effects across family networks, reverberating in the lives of children in complex and, sometimes, unexpected ways.
In a study, the researchers found that deaths in the family can affect the educational attainment of children. That impact most often is negative, but, in certain cases, a family death can improve the chances that children will further their education.
Supply chain expert available to discuss Biden’s order to strengthen critical U.S. supply chains
A leading expert on supply chains is available to discuss President Joe Biden’s executive order to create more resilient and secure supply chains for critical and essential goods in the United States. “The private sector’s ability to rapidly adapt supply…
NEW PURDUE, MITRE RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP TO FOCUS ON INNOVATION
Purdue University and MITRE are combining their expertise and capabilities to form a new public-private partnership focusing on key areas of national safety and security.
WVU responds to data revolution with new major
The world is in the midst of a data revolution. From how we shop to how we vote and all decisions in between, there is a growing need for professionals trained to use modern data analysis to solve everyday problems. To meet these 21st century workforce demands, WVU is launching a new undergraduate data science major.
ISU researchers use data to help communities discover and solve biggest problems
The Data Science for the Public Good program, an Iowa State University project to help Iowa towns harness their data, has led to four offshoot projects to help support community recovery related to economic vulnerability, substance use and general support.
Threads That Sense How and When You Move? New Technology Makes It Possible
Engineers have developed a thread-based sensor capable of monitoring the direction, angle of rotation and degree of displacement of the head. The design is a proof of principle that could be extended to measuring movements of other limbs by sensors attached like tatoos to the skin.
New UNC Charlotte Academic Programs Respond to Job Market and Region’s Needs
UNC Charlotte is responding to the greater Charlotte region’s employment needs with three new degree programs and five new graduate certificate programs that are relevant to the current and future job market. Several will be available this spring and all programs will be open for new and current students by fall 2021.
120 million Parler posts reveal users shared content related to Donald Trump’s efforts to challenge election
In recent news, archivists have saved content by users on the social media platform Parler, which was booted by big tech companies like Apple and Amazon. Those posts largely revolve around support for Donald Trump and his efforts during the…
Data access restrictions reduce diversity in scientific research, study finds
New technologies have allowed governments and other organizations to collect large, high-quality datasets that can be used in a variety of scientific research, from economics to biology to astronomy. Yet high costs and restrictions can limit both the diversity of researchers who have access and the range of research undertaken with this valuable data.
Parola Analytics Launches ‘Parola Patent Expert Edge’ a Strategic Response During Uncertain Times
The new service features matching clients’ patent research needs with top-notch patent Experts.
October 27, 2020 Web Feature Enabling the Data-Driven Future of Microscopy
An international research team led by PNNL has published a vision for electron microscopy infused with the latest advances in data science and artificial intelligence. Writing a commentary in Nature Materials, the team proposes a highly integrated, autonomous, and data-driven microscopy architecture to address challenges in energy storage, quantum information science, and materials design.
American College of Radiology and University of Pennsylvania Create Joint Program to Advance Quantitative Imaging Diagnostics and Analytics
The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) Center for Research and Innovation™ (CRI) is pleased to announce a new collaborative effort with the Center for Biomedical Image Computing & Analytics (CBICA) in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). The collaboration will leverage the ACR’s industry-leading research infrastructure and Penn’s scientific expertise in a joint effort to more rapidly advance imaging informatics.
Thomas J. Fuchs, DSc, Named Dean of Artificial Intelligence and Human Health and Co-Director of the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Health at Mount Sinai
Appointment Advances Health System’s Role as Leader in AI and Digital Health
Globus Moves 1 Exabyte
Globus, a leading research data management service, reached a huge milestone by breaking the exabyte barrier. While it took over 2,000 days for the service to transfer the first 200 petabytes (PB) of data, the last 200PB were moved in just 247 days. This rapidly accelerating growth is reflected by the more than 150,000 registered users who have now transferred over 120 billion files using Globus.
BGSU’s Novak Family Professor of Data Science helps journalists understand polls
Being able to vet surveys and election polls is important for journalists and other media experts, making Dr. Trent Buskirk a very popular person this time of year. Buskirk is the Novak Family Professor of Data Science and the chair of the Applied Statistics and Operations Research Department at BGSU.
NIH harnesses AI for COVID-19 diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring
NIH has launched an ambitious effort to use artificial intelligence, computation, and medical imaging to enable early disease detection, inform successful treatment strategies, and predict individual disease outcomes of COVID-19.
NSF Grant Backs funcX — A Smart, Automated Delegator for Computational Research
Computational scientific research is no longer one-size-fits-all. The massive datasets created by today’s cutting-edge instruments and experiments — telescopes, particle accelerators, sensor networks and molecular simulations — aren’t best processed and analyzed by a single type of machine.