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EduHeLx: A Cloud-based Programming Platform for Data Science Education

The EduHeLx pilot experiment informed future thinking about incorporating cloud-based technologies in UNC-CH courses, including courses in the new UNC-CH School of Data Science & Society (SDSS)

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New concept poised to accelerate drug discovery through data mining

RENCI scientists and collaborators have developed and defined a concept called Clinical Outcome Pathways (COPs) that could help scientists harness the vast amounts of clinical and biomedical data available today to accelerate drug discovery and drug repurposing.

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RENCI’s Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Support Team introduces updated research resources

The Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Support (ACIS) team at RENCI works to provide efficient, available resources for our researchers. Over the last several months, the team has introduced several new capabilities and tools that support researchers in successfully producing results from their computing research.

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Use cases show Translator’s potential to expedite clinical research

RENCI investigators are contributing to the development of a platform called Biomedical Data Translator that will allow researchers to easily access and interrelate large amounts of data relevant to advancing biomedical research.

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New streamlined statistical method provides improved pattern detection and risk prediction for disease

The novel regression algorithm, CALF, outperforms the current gold standard, LASSO, in statistical tests

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New data format aids large-scale evolutionary biology research

Gaurav Vaidya, PhD, from RENCI collaborated with a multi-institutional team of researchers to create a new data format that makes the clade definitions used by evolutionary biologists readable and interpretable by computers. Clades, which capture an organism’s ancestor and all its descendants, make up a portion of a phylogeny, a set of evolutionary relationships between different organisms.

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Biomedical Data Translator Platform moves to the next phase

Although we now have huge amounts of data on everything from genes to the causes of disease, it is stored in an enormous variety of ways and in many different locations. This makes it difficult, if not impossible, to find and use this data to think about biomedical questions in a big picture, holistic way. […]

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Drone projects take data processing and communication to new heights

RENCI researchers are contributing to cutting-edge research projects that aim to make drones even more useful by improving how their data is handled and by providing a testbed that helps researchers optimize drone-based communication.

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RENCI researchers awarded 2021 Best Paper from the Elsevier FGCS Journal

RENCI researchers recently received the 2021 Best Paper Award from the Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS) Journal.

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STAR Program: Investing in the Next Generation of Leaders

We are excited to expand our reach and engage with curious and hard-working young professionals across RENCI’s research groups, collaborations, and operations teams.

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