In the News
May 29, 2013
"Data Won the U.S. Election. Now Can It Save the World?"
Data scientist Rayid Ghani helped persuade voters to re-elect President Obama. Now he’s using big data to create a groundswell of social good. | read more>
May 27, 2013
Mapping the Great Indoors
"Peter Andrey Smith, The New York Times"
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is funding several projects to explore microbial ecology, including the Hospital Microbiome Project led by Argonne's Jack Gilbert. | read more>
May 22, 2013
"Science is a voyage -- but we need to travel faster, says Ian Foster"
Ian Foster speaks at CERN about his vision for The Discovery Cloud. | read more>
May 22, 2013
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
"Subcommittee Discusses High Performance Computing Priorities"
On May 22, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing to examine high performance computing research and development challenges and opportunities, specifically as they relate to exascale computing. Testifying before the Subcommittee were Dr. Roscoe Giles, Chairman of the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee; Dr. Rick Stevens, Associate Laboratory Director for Computing, Environment and Life Sciences at Argonne National Laboratory; Ms. Dona Crawford, Associate Director for Computation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; and Dr. Daniel Reed, Vice President for Research and Economic Development at the University of Iowa. | read more>
May 20, 2013
"The Obama Campaign's Chief Data Scientist on the Future of Civic Data"
The CI's Rayid Ghani talks about the future of civic data and the open government movement, the use of machine learning and public data to improve civic services, and the Obama campaign's use of data. | read more>
May 16, 2013
Data Center Knowledge
"Bionimbus Applies Cloud Power to Genetic Data-Crunching"
An ambitious project at the University of Chicago aims to lead the nation in biomedical computation, by making the region the largest hub in the world for genetic and medical information. | read more>
May 8, 2013
"What the Obama Campaign's Chief Data Scientist Is Up To Now"
Rayid Ghani has joined the University of Chicago with the goal of trying to keep the best minds of his generation from working on advertising. | read more>
May 1, 2013
International Science Grid This Week
"Computing pioneer honored at Big Red II dedication"
Computing pioneer and renowned computer scientist Paul Messina was awarded the distinguished Thomas Hart Benton Mural Medallion. | read more>
April 26, 2013
"University, Argonne big on data"
The University of Chicago Computation Institute (C.I.) is collaborating with Argonne National Laboratory and the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology (IGSB) on two “big data” projects, the Beagle supercomputer and the Bionimbus Cloud, to revolutionize the way clinical researchers analyze and collect medical data. | read more>
April 17, 2013
Crain's Chicago Business
"Obama campaign's data expert joins U of C"
One of the Obama campaign's top techies is moving to the University of Chicago.
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