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NOAA Awards Nearly $700,000 to Enterpreneurial Machine Learning Projects

Aug 24, 2020 |

In the computing sphere, the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) may be most well-known for its massive weather and climate models, which predominantly run on correspondingly massive supercomputers and clusters. Read more…

Three Privacy Enhancing Techniques That Can Bolster the COVID-19 Response

Jul 13, 2020 |

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us two things: The critical importance of healthcare data in fighting the spread of the disease, and our documented inability to harness it in a timely manner. Read more…

SAS Provides Big Data Solutions for… Bees?

Jun 10, 2020 |

In recent years, it has become increasingly clear that bees are facing an existential threat, with colonies collapsing across the globe – in the U.S., up to 40% in 2018-2019 alone. Read more…

How AI Is Accelerating Drug Development for COVID-19

May 8, 2020 |

Drug researchers around the world are scrambling to develop vaccines and other treatments for COVID-19 in a desperate attempt to slow the spread of the disease. Thanks to AI’s capability to crunch massive amounts of data in a short period of time, drug development pipelines that would normally take over a decade are being compressed into a matter of months. Read more…

The Big Cloud Data Boom Gets Even Bigger, Thanks to COVID-19

May 7, 2020 |

Public clouds were gaining momentum before COVID-19. Now, nearly eight weeks into the pandemic and associated shutdown of work and play, clouds are gaining even more ground as companies scramble to virtualize as much of their operations as possible, including data storage and analytics workloads. Read more…

News In Brief

COVID-19 Roundup: AI, Brussels, Climate Change & More

Aug 25, 2020 |

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, big data and AI have emerged as crucial tools for everything from diagnosis and epidemiology to therapeutic and vaccine development. Here, we collect the latest news in how big data is fighting back against COVID-19. Read more…

Pachyderm Gains Microsoft Funding, Launches Hub

Aug 19, 2020 |

A startup launched as a Hadoop alternative in the form of a container-based big data platform continues to attract investors to its open source data science framework.

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Data Analyst, Python Lead U.S. Job Searches

Aug 13, 2020 |

The data science skills gap has been well documented here and elsewhere. However, there appears to be a mismatch between talent supply and demand.

Curiously, U.S. job hunters are most interested in data analyst positions that many companies claim they are having trouble filling. Read more…

Investors Flock to AI-based Drug Discovery

Aug 11, 2020 |

The application of convolutional neural network technology continues to expand beyond machine vision use cases to the red-hot drug discovery market.

The application of AI to new drug development has moved in fits and starts, including IBM’s (NYSE: Read more…

Collibra, Tableau Team on COVID Data Catalog

Jul 31, 2020 |

Data intelligence vendor Collibra has compiled a COVID-19 data catalog combining open data sets, business domain glossaries and other reference data that have been integrated with Tableau’s COVID-19 Data Hub. Read more…

This Just In

New Coronascape Tool Will Help Unlock Big Data Insights for COVID-19

Sep 18, 2020 |

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute today announced they have released Coronascape (, a customized version of the Metascape bioinformatics platform that removes big-data analysis hurdles for biologists. Read more…

UW Data Science Team Leads $6M NSF Grant to Build, Test Computational Models

Aug 24, 2020 |

Aug. 24, 2020 — Dramatic increases in the scale and availability of data are profoundly reshaping the life sciences. As a result, data acquisition and availability — from DNA sequencers to environmental sensors to parallel global studies —

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Syniti Addresses Growing Demand with Geographic Expansion of Europe, Africa to include Middle East Team

Jul 6, 2020 |

FARNBOROUGH, U.K., July 6, 2020 – Syniti announced the unification of the organization’s Europe and Africa regional team with its Middle East (ME) regional team to form the Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

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Earth Challenge 2020 Releases Native Insect and Food Security Citizen Science Applications

Jun 22, 2020 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 22, 2020 –Marking National Insect Week, Earth Challenge 2020, a global citizen science partnership between the Earth Day Network, the Wilson Center, and the US State Department, announced two new applications supported by Kinetica, intended to address food security and insect populations. Read more…

RMDS Labs Transitions its 2020 AI and Data Science Annual Conference to Virtual

Jun 19, 2020 |

PASADENA, Calif.June 19, 2020 — Global Association of Research Method and Data Science (RMDS) Lab today announced its industry-leading AI and data science annual conference – “IM DATA 2020” Read more…

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