21
Nov
2014

For 25 hours last weekend, the University of Chicago offices of the Computation Institute looked more like a lock-in party. Attendees inhaled copious amounts of pizza and coffee, students shook off sleep or took a catnap in the wee hours of the morning, and new friendships and connections formed. But the this lengthy stay resulted in more than just sleep deprivation, producing interactive data visualizations for health care and crime reports, 3D-printable keyboards, a rap-song generator, and much more.

20
Nov
2014

Knowledge Lab granted 1.38 million dollars this week to support 15 data-driven projects about how ideas are formed and circulated. Supported by the John Templeton Foundation, the grants encompass 11 different institutions, will welcome eight new researchers to Knowledge Lab’s Metaknowledge Research Network, and support the work of eight existing members.

18
Nov
2014

A collaboration between researchers at the Computation Institute and University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences  will create a new, information-rich tool for assessing and refining health care innovations and policies. With a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, scientists from the Social and Behavioral Systems Group at Argonne National Laboratory will build an agent-based model to evaluate CommunityRx, a health information technology project underway in several South Side clinics.

17
Nov
2014

For two years now, the Eric & Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good Fellowship has gathered aspiring data scientists from around the globe in Chicago to work on data-driven projects with social impact. Teams of fellows and mentors worked with non-profit and government partners ranging from the World Bank and the City of Chicago to Enroll America and the Office of the President of Mexico.

14
Nov
2014

Next week, the world's experts on high-performance computing, networking, storage and analysis will gather in New Orleans for the 2014 edition of the international Supercomputing conference. Several Computation Institute researchers will be there, presenting papers, participating in panels, leading workshops and tutorials, and speaking at the Department of Energy booth.