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Relive Inside the Discovery Cloud 2014-15

By Rob Mitchum // June 24, 2015

Computation catalyzes collaboration, placing disciplines with their own jargon, practices, and culture on common digital ground and bringing new capabilities and perspectives to propel discovery. The primary mission of the Computation Institute is to advance and accelerate research across all fields. Partnerships between CI and domain scientists create pioneering and unique collaborations, investigating some of the largest scientific questions of our time: climate change, genetic medicine, global urbanization.

The CI’s 2014-15 Inside the Discovery Cloud speaker series focused on these partnerships, presenting pairs of speakers who are working together to unlock new knowledge through computation. Attendees heard about how new computational approaches are changing medicine, biology, social science, public policy, and more, and discover opportunities for new collaborations and student research projects. Revisit all of the lectures in the videos below.

November 19
Paul Davé, Director of User Services, Globus Genomics
Alex Rodriguez, Biomedical Informatics Consultant, Globus Genomics
Nancy Cox, CI Senior Fellow; Professor of Human Genetics & Genetic Medicine, UChicago
Genomic Analysis in the Cloud


December 17
Michael Wilde, CI Senior Fellow; Team Leader, Swift
Juan de Pablo, Liew Family Professor in Molecular Engineering, UChicago
Parallel Computing and Molecular Engineering  

January 21
Joshua Elliott, CI Fellow; Research Scientist, Center for Robust Decision Making on Climate and Energy Policy
Funmi Olopade, CI Senior Fellow; Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics, UChicago Medicine
Climate Change and Breast Cancer in Africa  

February 18
Charlie Catlett, CI Senior Fellow; Director, Urban Center for Computation and Data
Douglas Pancoast, Associate Professor of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, SAIC
Urban Sensing with the Array of Things  

March 18
Christopher Henry, CI Fellow; Computational Biologist, Argonne
Jack Gilbert, Environmental Microbiologist, Argonne & UChicago
Computational Biology and the Microbiome  

April 15
Andrew Chien, CI Senior Fellow; William Eckhardt Professor of Computer Science, UChicago
Pete Beckman, CI Senior Fellow; Director, Exascale Technology & Computing, Argonne
Everything You Learned About Computing is Wrong  

May 20
James Evans, CI Faculty & Senior Fellow; Director, Knowledge Lab
Ishanu Chattopadhyay, Research Scientist, Computation Institute & Conte Center for Computational Neuropsychiatric Genomics
Deep Text-Mining for Cancer and Disease 

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