2nd Annual Big Data Conference
The Center for Computational Science is pleased to announce the Second Annual Big Data Conference to be held at the Neumann Alumni Center on Tuesday September 28th 2017.
LOCATION UM Newman Alumni Center, 6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Click here to see details of the 1st Annual Big Data Conference.
Digital Humanities + Data Journalism Symposium
Digital Humanists and Data Journalists face common challenges, opportunities, and goals, such as how to communicate effectively with the public. They use similar software tools, programming languages, and techniques, and they can learn from each other.
Join us for lectures and tutorials about shared data types, visualization methods, and data communication—including text visualization, network diagrams, maps, databases, and data wrangling. In addition to the scheduled content, there will be opportunities for casual conversation and networking.
Student Mentors at the Center for Computational Science
The Center for Computer Science is pleased to provide one-on-one peer mentoring services to students by students for data crunching, data analysis and problem solving.
- Need help with your script?
- Are you getting error messages that don’t make sense?
- Do you have data and don’t know where to start?
Student Mentors can help!
Mentors are a network of computationally advanced students, available first by email, then by appointment as needed to obtain help with specific questions regarding data and its analysis.
Visit the CCS Student Mentor Program or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions. This will create a ticket in the CCS system, and someone will respond within a day or so. If your query is not resolved by email, and you need a meeting, the mentors will be happy to find a time to meet with you.
Geospatial Data at the University of Miami
The University of Miami Libraries in collaboration with the Department of Geography and Regional Studies is now providing expanded service for Geographic Information Systems and geospatial data.
The GIS lab located on the first floor of RIchter Library has served students for over one year now. This is a space where you can use specialized GIS software and hardware to meet your project needs.
Additionally, consultation hours on the RSMAS and Medical campus are now available according to the calendar found at the Richter Library GIS Services page. Abraham Parrish, the GIS librarian, or Hannah Calich, the GIS specialist can help you design geospatial research, meet map production needs, and locate base map data for use in projects.
DOI Minting Services at the University of Miami
The University of Miami Libraries can provide DOI minting services through the California Digital Library’s EZID program.
What is a DOI?
A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a permanent online identifier for a digital asset; perhaps a journal article or a supplementary data set for a publication.
The DOI is similar to a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) or a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI). All help to identify online resources.
What is special about the DOI, is that while the digital object may physically move from one server to another, the link will never break. This is guaranteed by the maintenance of database that links known assets to their physical locations. This service is provided as a partnership between the publisher of the digital asset and the DOI resolving service (e.g. http://dx.doi.org/).
For more information see this history.