University at Buffalo: New web portal helps UB researchers spread the word about ongoing clinical trials

University at Buffalo: New web portal helps UB researchers spread the word about ongoing clinical trials. “Spreading the word about ongoing clinical trials at the University at Buffalo once was an incomplete and complicated process that posed challenges for both investigators and potential study participants. Now the UB Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), in close collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, has recently set up an online tool that lists and updates every active clinical trial throughout UB. This Participate in Research portal streamlines the processes of posting and accessing information about ongoing trials.”

University at Buffalo: Innovative tool analyzes all 22,000 tweets from 2016 Republican presidential candidates

University at Buffalo: Innovative tool analyzes all 22,000 tweets from 2016 Republican presidential candidates. “Among the other major Republican hopefuls, only John Kasich, the last of the originally crowded GOP field still standing before Trump headed to the convention as the party’s presumptive nominee, emphasized strategy over issues, according to a new study by researchers from the University at Buffalo and Georgia State University. The researchers used a new tool they’ve recently developed to analyze all (yes, all) of the more than 22,000 tweets sent by Republican presidential hopefuls during the 2016 primaries.”

University at Buffalo: Tool ‘teaches’ computers to correctly annotate medical images

University at Buffalo: Tool ‘teaches’ computers to correctly annotate medical images. “… because machine learning is so complex, medical professionals typically rely on computer engineers to ‘train’ or modify neural networks to properly annotate or interpret medical images. Now, UB researchers have developed a tool that lets medical professionals analyze images without engineering expertise. The tool and the image data that were used for its development are publicly available online.”

University at Buffalo: UB launches online blockchain course series, available to public

University at Buffalo: UB launches online blockchain course series, available to public . “Blockchain technology is expected to revolutionize the world and is advancing at an unprecedented pace. That’s why, as University at Buffalo computer science and engineering research associate professor Bina Ramamurthy says, there is urgency in supporting those who will propel it forward…. Ramamurthy is the instructor of a set of four new online courses about blockchain offered on the Coursera platform, which features 25 million registered users and courses from 150 universities.”

University at Buffalo: During disasters, active Twitter users likely to spread falsehoods

University at Buffalo: During disasters, active Twitter users likely to spread falsehoods. “We know that Twitter is littered with misinformation. But how good are the social media platform’s most active users at detecting these falsehoods, especially during public emergencies? Not good, according to new University at Buffalo research that examined more than 20,000 tweets during Hurricane Sandy and the Boston Marathon bombing.”

University at Buffalo: UB Libraries to preserve hundreds of rare musical recordings of famed 20th century composers

University at Buffalo: UB Libraries to preserve hundreds of rare musical recordings of famed 20th century composers . “The University at Buffalo Music Library has received funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to preserve more than 600 musical works performed at the university from 1964-80. Through the CLIR Recordings at Risk grant, the Music Library will work with Northeast Document Conservation Center to reformat 173 reel-to-reel tapes containing nearly 120 hours of live recitals of works by composers that include Pulitzer Prize-winners Charles Wuorinen and Elliott Carter, and Aaron Copland, recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, Academy Award, Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal.”

University at Buffalo: Is Your Big Data Messy? We’re Making an App for That

From University at Buffalo: Is Your Big Data Messy? We’re Making an App for That. “The project, backed by a $2.7 million National Science Foundation grant, launched in January. Like Excel and other spreadsheet software, Vizier will allow users to interactively work with datasets. For example, it will help people explore, clean, curate and visualize data in meaningful ways, as well as spot errors and offer solutions. But unlike spreadsheet software, Vizier is intended for much larger datasets; it will be used to examine millions or billions of data points, as opposed to hundreds or thousands typically plugged into spreadsheet software.”