Strategic collaboration among the University of Illinois, the City of Champaign, a student-driven hackathon and two National Science Foundation programs—the US Ignite Smart Gigabit Communities Program and the Midwest Big Data Hub Program—kicks off this weekend
From February 23-25, university students from around the nation will converge at the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science to participate in HackIllinois, a student-driven hackathon. One of the components of this year’s event is the Reverse Pitch Challenge.
The Bio Imaging Lab at Beckman Institute decreased their processing time from over 260 days to just a few hours by leveraging Amazon Web Services at Illinois, provided by Technology Services. This is their story.
The Carle Illinois College of Medicine in Urbana-Champaign, which will welcome its first class of students in July, bills itself as the first medical doctorate program in the nation designed from inception to integrate engineering with medicine. Its hope is to graduate physician innovators who challenge the status quo and find solutions that reduce costs while improving access to and quality of care.
This new approach will enable astronomers to study gravitational waves using minimal computational resources, reducing time to discovery and increasing the scientific reach of gravitational wave astrophysics.
A USIgnite grant was awarded for a collaboration among the city of Champaign, HackIllinois, iSchool, Midwest Big Data Hub, and Technology Services to develop a “resilient city” prize category at the February HackIllinois. Participants will be using municipal data to address challenges as described by city officials.
Further information about the Hackathon will be forthcoming.
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