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From Quantified Self to Personalized Medicine

Nov 6, 2014 |

The University of Washington Computer Science and Engineering Distinguished Lecture series recently welcomed Calit2 luminary Larry Smarr to speak on a very interesting topic, bringing wellness into the digital age. Smarr is the founding Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), a UC San Diego/UC Irvine partnership. Smarr was also the Read more…

Watson-based Tool Automates Discovery

Aug 28, 2014 |

The HPC community has been following IBM’s Watson technology since a semi-personified version of the analytics machine became a winning Jeopardy contestant in 2011. Since then Watson has been SaaS-ified, cloud-enabled, and sent to medical school. Most recently the technology popped up in a tool called KnIT (Knowledge Integration Toolkit). Developed by IBM in partnership with Read more…

Virtual Human Program Aims to Transform Healthcare

May 19, 2014 |

Based on the number of prominent research projects currently in the works, 2014 could be a tipping point for the field of personalized medicine and in silico research. Last week, the Insigneo Institute at the University of Sheffield spotlighted its Virtual Physiological Human (VHP) program, which the project’s backers describe as “transcending sci fi and Read more…

Biomedicine Soars on HPC’s Wings

Sep 30, 2013 |

Computing and simulation methods have had a transformative effect on science and research. At a recent conference, prominent experts in biomedicine gathered to discuss HPC’s role in transforming the field.

Supercomputer Bolsters Innovative Stroke Research

Sep 25, 2013 |

A group of researchers from UC Berkeley and UCSD used NERSC supercomputing resources to model the efficacy of microbubbles and high-intensity ultrasound for breaking up stroke-causing clots.

HPC Boosts Medical Physics

Sep 5, 2013 |

When it comes to employing physics in medicine, there are two major fields in terms of their relevance in clinical practice: medical imaging and radiation therapy. An Argentinian research duo addresses how these domains can benefit from high-performance computing techniques…

‘Sherlock’ Applies Problem Solving to Complex Challenges

Aug 21, 2013 |

San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is announcing a bold new cloud and analytics-based initiative, called Sherlock. Established by SDSC with the assistance of SD Technology and Chickasaw Nation Industries, the Sherlock-branded project represents an “extensive portfolio of information technology services for healthcare and government.”

Student Competition Fuels Watson Innovation

Mar 12, 2013 |

University of Southern California students compete to identify Watson’s next gig.

Make That Dr. Watson – IBM’s AI Darling Grows Up

Feb 21, 2013 |

AI prodigy and former Jeopardy champion Watson is ready for a career in medicine.

Make That Dr. Watson – IBM’s AI Darling Grows Up

Feb 21, 2013 |

Watson-based medical software runs in-house or as a service.

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