Chapel Hill, May 9, 2013 – Tuesday, May 7, marked the first annual Health IT Innovation Awards sponsored by the North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance (NCHICA). RENCI had a strong presence at the awards event, held at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, and walked away with the top award for health IT innovation in the research applications category.
Eric Green, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, talks about the impact of the Human Genome Project at the first NCDS-sponsored public event. Watch the full lecture at https://vimeo.com/65393300.
Members strategize on making U.S. and North Carolina leaders in the global, data-driven economy
Chapel Hill, NC – A new collaboration called the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS) aims to make North Carolina a national hub for data-intensive business and data science research and education, a move that will help develop a national strategy to ensure U.S. leadership in the data-driven global economy.
In its prime, the UNC supercomputer called Topsail had a peak performance of nearly 30 trillion calculations per second—more than enough to earn a spot on the biannual Top500 supercomputers list.
March 13, 2013 — La Mirada, CA — Project ADAMANT, a collaborative effort of the University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute (USC/ISI), RENCI at UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University, has been honored by the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) as the recipient of the 2013 Innovations in Networking Award for Experimental/Developmental Applications.
David Borland, PhD, a RENCI senior visualization researcher, and Jeffrey L. Tilson, PhD, a RENCI senior research scientist, today announced the general release of Voluminous, a tool that scientists can use to visualize volumetric data sets.
CHAPEL HILL, NC – Ashok Krishnamurthy, PhD, director of research and scientific development at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), will join the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC Chapel Hill as deputy director on Feb. 1, RENCI Director Stan Ahalt, PhD, announced today.
It takes no more than watching the news to realize that homes and businesses along the U.S. East Coast face dangers from erosion, floods and monster storms.
Although North Carolina escaped most of the havoc caused by Hurricane Sandy, its Outer Banks constitute a vulnerable strip of land. The region’s fragile natural environments and popular tourist attractions are battered every year by tropical storms, nor’easters, and winds that erode beaches, shift sand dunes, degrade dune ridges, wash out roads, and sometimes threaten peoples’ lives and homes.
CHAPEL HILL, NC – Julian Wooten holds degrees in biology and chemistry from UNC-Chapel Hill, and nanomedicine from UNC Chapel Hill’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and recently decided to pursue an MBA.
But it was prestigious teaching internships at Philips Exeter Academy and Johns Hopkins University that led him to become an entrepreneur and launch a company called Students and Teachers Employing New Criteria in Learning, or STENCIL. The company develops software that allows teachers and school administrators to manage data on student attendance, behavior and course performance. The cloud-based toolkit helps school officials spot patterns and predict if a student is at risk of dropping out of high school.
“During my teaching internships, I saw how much teachers have to do during a typical day,” said Wooten. “I started to think about how to help them manage their load and help their students.”
SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 5, 2012 – A new consortium to be formed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and members of the Max Planck Society, Germany’s most successful research organization, will work to develop a popular open source data management solution called the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS) into a sustained, production-quality technology for data management, sharing and integration.