In the News
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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April 17, 2013
"A historic drought yields a harvest of data"
How the drought of 2012 made it an ideal year for validating crop yield and climate impact models that simulate the effects of climate on agriculture. | read more>
April 16, 2013
"Obama's Data Scientist Runs Social Good Program"
Political campaigns determine who runs government, but can campaign experience help navigate policy for health care, education and other big issues affecting society? Rayid Ghani, chief scientist for the most sophisticated, data-driven presidential campaign thus far -- President Barack Obama's re-election bid -- hopes so. | read more>
April 14, 2013
"Tom Pritzker woos big names for U. of C.'s big data"
Several CI scientists spoke about the future of biomedical big data at a dinner hosted by the Pritzker family. | read more>
April 11, 2013
"Mira: Next-Generation Supercomputer"
Argonne Leadership Computing Facility’s new computer, named "Mira," is an IBM Blue Gene/Q, the third generation in a line of supercomputers that has topped the performance charts. | read more>