24
Nov
2014

For three years, the Beagle supercomputer has driven University of Chicago biology and medical research into new computational territories, fueling groundbreaking research in genomics, drug design, and personalized medicine. Now, with a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, UChicago’s high-performance computing resource for biomedical research is ready for an upgrade that will enable the next wave of pioneering discoveries.
 

21
Nov
2014

For 25 hours last weekend, the University of Chicago offices of the Computation Institute looked more like a lock-in party. Attendees inhaled copious amounts of pizza and coffee, students shook off sleep or took a catnap in the wee hours of the morning, and new friendships and connections formed. But the this lengthy stay resulted in more than just sleep deprivation, producing interactive data visualizations for health care and crime reports, 3D-printable keyboards, a rap-song generator, and much more.

20
Nov
2014

Knowledge Lab granted 1.38 million dollars this week to support 15 data-driven projects about how ideas are formed and circulated. Supported by the John Templeton Foundation, the grants encompass 11 different institutions, will welcome eight new researchers to Knowledge Lab’s Metaknowledge Research Network, and support the work of eight existing members.