Social scientists are finding new ways to use computation to analyze texts of all sorts.

Text as Data: From Federalist Papers to Yelp

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

If you want to find an example of big data in your own life, look no farther than the nearest bookshelf.

Announcing new Introduction to Globus class

Saturday, January 11, 2014

This hands-on workshop will introduce researchers to how to move data on the Research Computing Center system using Globus, and provide examples of how to integrate it into your research work-flow.

Visualizing the Brain's Hardware

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The brain doesn’t work like a piano, where activating one neuron automatically contracts one muscle somewhere in the body. The vast range of motions possible for a body require control by a complicated neural code, one that can’t possibly be deduced from the activity of a single neuron.

Photo by Scott Bauer, USDA.

Lost Freshwater May Double Climate Change Effects on Agriculture

Monday, December 16, 2013

A warmer world is expected to have severe consequences for global agriculture and food supply, reducing yields of major crops even as population and demand increases. Now, a new analysis combining climate, agricultural, and hydrological models finds that shortages of freshwater used for irrigation could double the detrimental effects of climate change on agriculture.

Data-Intensive Summer School at the RCC

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Summer school organizers incorporated common tools and software into the various sessions to help students use predictive analytic algorithms, data management techniques, and non-relational database models.