Yearly Archives: 2017

RENCI to lead one of 12 projects to create an NIH Data Commons

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has tapped the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and RENCI, a UNC technology research institute, to lead a project that is part of a nationwide effort to develop an NIH Data Commons, a shared virtual space where biomedical researchers can easily and securely work with data, analytical […]

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New project aims to bring semantics to evolutionary trees

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will play key roles in a new project that applies semantic technologies developed by computer and information scientists to the field of evolutionary biology.

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Educators offer tips on making sense of the data revolution

“We are creating every 10 minutes what we were creating every 2,000 years, and that’s the problem.” This statement, by panelist Arcot Rajasekar, succinctly sums up one of the many challenges stemming from the modern big data environment discussed at “A Citizen’s Guide to Big Data.” Held Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Friday Center for […]

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TR-17-01: Triangle Genesis Data System:Enabling Research on Regional Economics and Innovation

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Chameleon Cloud Computing Project enters new phase with $10M award

Cloud computing lies behind many of today’s most popular technologies, from streaming video and music to email and chat services to storing and sharing family photos. Since 2015, the Chameleon testbed has helped researchers push the potential of cloud computing even further, finding novel scientific applications and improving security and privacy. A new grant from the National […]

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SILS student awarded Thomas M. Carsey Scholarship in Data Science

Xueli Fan, a graduate student in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at UNC-Chapel Hill, was recently named 2017-2018 recipient of the Thomas M. Carsey Scholarship in Data Science. The scholarship program gives talented UNC-Chapel Hill students the chance to work on real data science problems and domain science problems that use data […]

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RENCI scientist set to join the ranks of Climate Reality Leaders

As the Climate Reality Project website says: Ordinary people face challenges. Climate Reality Leaders embrace them. RENCI’s Chris Lenhardt, an environmental data science and systems expert, will join the ranks of these leaders when he attends three days of training Oct. 17 – 19 to become part of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. The Leadership […]

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Data Fellows project aims to make storm surge predictions faster and more accurate

By Nelson Tull Note: Nelson Tull is a graduate student in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University. His faculty advisor, Casey Dietrich, is an NCDS Data Fellow conducting research to improve hurricane and storm surge guidance to emergency managers in North Carolina’s coastal counties. Dietrich’s Data Fellows research builds on previous work […]

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NSF-funded undergraduate researchers get a taste of life at RENCI

On July 21, RENCI hosted 11 students and two professors from the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. The program allows undergraduates to actively participate in research in any of the areas of research funded by the NSF. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research […]

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BRAIN-I project uses RENCI cyberinfrastructure called xDCI to manage brain microscopy images

Sharing massive image files just became easier Today’s advanced microscopes have revolutionized biology by giving scientists the ability to view 3D biological structures at the cellular and molecular level. However, that ability has created another problem: How to share and manage massive image files that can each be as large as 1 terabyte (TB), with […]

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