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How Stanford’s COVID Analytics Helped It Navigate the Pandemic

Around this time last year, everyone and their brother was launching a dashboard for COVID analytics. Most of these were quite similar to one another: basic COVID data pulled from a handful of primary sources and parsed Read more…

Google’s New Switch Transformer Model Achieves 1.6 Trillion Parameters, Efficiency Gains

Last year, OpenAI wowed the world with its eerily human language generator, GPT-3. The autoregressive model stood at a then-staggering 175 billion parameters, ten times higher than its predecessors. Now, Google is upping Read more…

Terradepth Prepares to Fish for Subsea Big Data with Robots, Machine Learning

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), more than 80% of the ocean “remains unmapped, unobserved, and unexplored” – despite constituting more than 70% of the planet’s surface. Now Read more…

Johns Hopkins Launches COVID-19 Mortality Calculator, Aims to Inform Vaccine Prioritization

The first COVID-19 vaccine doses are going out in the United States, predominantly to frontline healthcare workers. Unfortunately, the vaccines are currently extremely limited, meaning that state governments are having t Read more…

Five Ways Big Data Can Help HPC Operators Run More Efficiently in the Cloud

When most of us hear the term big data, we tend to think of things like social media platforms, seismic data, or weather modeling. An essential use of big data, however, is to analyze data from complex systems to make th Read more…

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In Pittsburgh, Two-Step Machine Learning Process Sorts Rare Stamps

Setting aside the relatively recent rise of electronic signatures, personalized stamps have been a popular form of identification for formal documents in East Asia. These identifiers – easily forged, but culturally ubi Read more…

Big Data Tool Enables Real-Time Disaster Recovery Monitoring

The Southeast is bracing for a heavier-than-normal hurricane season while California continues to face down its second largest wildfire in recorded history – and with climate change continuing to worsen, that’s just Read more…

NFL, AWS Launch New Competition to Track Helmet Impacts in Football

In 2017, researchers from Boston University studied the donated brains of 111 National Football League (NFL) players. All but one showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease assoc Read more…

NASA Uses AI to Improve Its Solar Imaging

For the last 11 years, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) spacecraft has been planted in orbit around the Earth, using a series of instruments to observe the Sun in exacting detail. This extended mission has taken Read more…

New Deep Learning Tool Predicts Bioactivity, Identifies Therapeutics

In the COVID era, computational biology is having a heyday – and machine learning is playing a massive role. With billions upon billions of compounds to search through for any given therapeutic application, strictly br Read more…

This Just In

Fighting Fire with Data Science: UCSD Announces Joint Appointment with Los Alamos

Sep 28, 2021 |

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 28, 2021 — The University of California 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). Read more…

Healthcare Analytics Summit 21 Virtual Kicks Off Today

Sep 21, 2021 |

SALT LAKE CITYSept. 21, 2021 — Healthcare Analytics Summit (HAS), an interactive, educational event for the healthcare industry, today kicked off three days of meetings, presentations, and discussions designed to advance digital disruption and transformation in healthcare. Read more…

U of Toronto’s Data Sciences Institute Launches to Help Researchers Find Answers

Sep 17, 2021 |

Sept. 17, 2021 — When University of Toronto astronomer Bryan Gaensler looks up at the night sky, he doesn’t just see stars – he sees data. Big data.

So big, in fact, that his current research tracking the baffling “fast radio bursts” (FRBs) that bombard Earth from across the universe requires the capture of more data per second than all of Canada’s internet traffic. Read more…

Logi Analytics Partners with United Way of the National Capital Area to Host Month-Long Virtual Hackathon

Sep 16, 2021 |

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 16, 2021  — Logi Analytics, an insightsoftware company and a leading provider of embedded analytics solutions for software teams, partnered with United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) to host a month-long virtual hackathon. Read more…

IQVIA Launches New AI-Powered Contact Center For Life Sciences

Sep 1, 2021 |

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Sept. 1, 2021 — IQVIA, a global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions, and clinical research services to the life sciences industry, today announced it has added new AI-powered technologies to enhance its existing Medical Information (MI) Contact Center services. Read more…

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