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Chemistry and biochemistry professor Stephen Mayfield blends public lecture and online instruction.

April 16, 2014
Qualcomm Institute Experiments with New Models for Blended and Online Courses

In an effort to support experimentation and production of massive open online courses (MOOCs) and various hybrid models of online and classroom instruction, the Qualcomm Institute has supported development of six courses and it will co-organize a MOOC workshop at UC San Diego in late May.[more]

 

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4.17.2014
"The Villager"
RE/Mixed Media Festival embraces the theoretical and the practical

Calit2 affiliate Lev Manovich, author of the 2013 book “Software Takes Command” as well as the seminal 2001 text “The Language of New Media,” will deliver E/Mixed Media Festival’s keynote speech April 26, highlighting the “remixability” of software as a cultural phenomenon.
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4.4.2014
"San Diego Reader"
Exit Through the Gift Shop's Brian Cross to launch opening night of Filmatic Festival

ArtPower! at UC San Diego is poised to debut their first annual Filmatic Festival later this month in Atkinson Hall, headquarters of the Qualcomm Institute on the UC San Diego campus. The event, billed as “four days of media exploration and creation,” runs April 24–27.
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3.31.2014
"Robert Wood Johnson Foundation blog"
A Conversation with the Health Data Exploration Project

RWJF’s Lori Melichar and Steve Downs sat down with grantees Kevin Patrick and Jerry Sheehan who lead the Health Data Exploration project to discuss early insights from their work, shared in the recent report “Personal Data for the Public Good: New Opportunities to Enrich Understanding of Individual and Population Health.”
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3.26.2014
"Express.be"
Public is not opposed in principle to sharing health data

The Belgian publication Express reports on the Calit2 Health Data Exploration projects's survey of American consumers and researchers, who are willing to share their digital health data provided certain privacy restrictions are put into place.
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3.21.2014
"PhysOrg"
Experts explain why big data is a big deal

Phys Org covers a Calit2 seminar titled "Big Data: A Conversation with the Experts," which featured Calit2 Director Larry Smarr and other experts from UCSD.
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3.20.2014
"La Jolla Patch"
ArtPower! at UC San Diego Announces First Annual Filmatic Festival Tickets range fro

The Filmatic Festival is part of ArtPower's 10th anniversary multi-arts season of dance, chamber music, jazz, global music and film. The inaugural festival runs April 24-27 in Atkinson Hall, headquarters of the Qualcomm Institute
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3.20.2014
"Health IT Exchange"
Patients worry over privacy, ownership of personal health data

Health IT Exchange reports on the Calit2 Health Data Exploration project's findings, which reveal that 3/4 of patients believe they should own their personal health data, including that which is self-tracked or captured by patient-owned devices.
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3.14.2014
"FierceHealthIT"
How can self-tracking be used for the public good?

Reporter Susan D. Hall analyzes a report issues by the Calit2 Health Data Exploration project that finds people are willing to share their personal health data with researchers and companies.
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3.14.2014
"PhysOrg"
New report finds people willing to share personal health data with researchers, companies

PhysOrg picks up Calit2's press release on a new report that finds the public is willing to share personal health data with researchers and companies as long as privacy controls are put into place.
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3.14.2014
"Directions Magazine "
GIS Health Weekly News: CDC, Repository, Mobile Medicine

A Calit2 report report, titled "Personal Data for the Public Good: New Opportunities to Enrich Understanding of Individual and Population Health” suggests that many people who track health-related data with wearable devices and smartphone apps are interested in sharing that data with researchers in medical and public health. The limiting factor: adequate privacy controls exist.
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3.13.2014
"MobiHealth News"
Health researchers see unique opportunity in self-tracker data

MobiHealth News reporter Brian Dolan calls a report from Calit2's Health Data Exploration project a 'must-read report.'
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3.13.2014
"HealthCanal"
New Report Finds People Willing to Share Personal Health Data with Researchers, Companies

HealthCanal reports on the findings from Calit2's Health Data Exploration project, which reveal that most people are willing to share their personal health data with researchers and companies, provided privacy controls are put into place.
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3.11.2014
"Xconomy.com"
Amid Cyber-Theft Onslaught, Calit2 Workshop Kicks Off New IP-Focused Program

Xconomy.com's Bruce Bigelow writes an advance on a public workshop at Calit2 that will lay out the ramifications of state-sponsored cyber theft.
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3.10.2014
"Broadway World.com"
Workshop to Highlight Growing Role of Innovation and Intellectual Property as Drivers of the Global Economy

A story in Broadway World.com advances a workshop at Calit2 titled "The Growing Value of Innovation & Intellectual Property As Drivers of the Global Economy."

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3.9.2014
"San Diego Union-Tribune"
Time to learn about your microbiome

Gary Robbins interviews Calit2 director Larry Smarr about the value in sequencing an individual's microbiome, which can now be done for under $100.
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3.8.2014
"ReCode"
The Quantified Computer Scientist: Larry Smarr on the Future of Medicine

Writer James Temple interviews Calit2 director Larry Smarr about the impact of quantitative health on him and on the medicine of the future.
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3.8.2014
"Recode.net"
The Quantified Computer Scientist: Larry Smarr on the Future of Medicine

Recode's James Temple provides a lengthy Q&A with Calit2 Director Larry Smarr about the future of medicine.
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3.7.2014
"Broadway World.com"
Park City Institute and Strategic News Service Present THE STORY OF MY BODY: A MEDICAL REVOLUTION With Dr. Larry Smarr,

The founder of Calit2 and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (and an advisor to NASA, NIH, DOE and NSF), Dr. Smarr comes to Park City to talk about his breakthrough experiments in self-diagnostics and identifying solutions for the future of healthcare on Friday, March 7 as part of the 2013-2014 "Future in Review" speaker series.
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3.6.2014
"News Channel 6"
Renowned UC San Diego Scientists Offer March 12 'Big Data at Work' Seminar

News Channel 6 reports on "Big Data at Work: A Conversation with the Experts", held at Calit2.
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3.4.2014
"Nature Medicine"
The CAVE artists

Nature's Dyani Lewis features several of the Calit2-developed CAVEs, or 'cave automatic virtual environments,' in a piece for the Medicine blog.
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2.25.2014
"Daily Illini"
Former University physicist wins award for proposal leading to creation of NCSA

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus newspaper reports on Calit2 director Larry Smarr winning the Golden Goose Award.
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2.25.2014
"Scientific American "
How Black Holes Led to the Creation of Web Browsers

Blogger Clara Moskowitz profiles Calit2 Director Larry Smarr and his research into black holes, which ultimately led to the creation of the first Web browser -- and Smarr's subsequent Golden Goose Award.
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2.25.2014
"KPBS"
UC San Diego Researchers Try To Quiet Noisy Hospitals

The Qualcomm Institute's Peter Otto, who directs the Calit2 Audio Spatialization Laboratory, is featured in a radio piece by KPBS reporter Angela Carone on methods he and researcher Eve Edelstein are researching in an effort to reduce noise pollution in hospital environments.
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2.25.2014
"TMC.net"
MSU Names Jerry Sheehan New Chief Information Officer

Montana State University has hired Calit2 Chief of Staff Jerry Sheehan as its new chief information officer. As CIO, Sheehan will provide oversight, management and strategic planning for the university's information technology infrastructure, including the campus data networking and systems; classroom learning technology; information security; campus telephone system; the university-wide administrative software system; and Web infrastructure and user support services.

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2.22.2014
"La Jolla Patch"
Phil Smith, Calit2 Advisory Board Member, Dies

Philip M. Smith, the founding co-chair of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) Advisory Board in La Jolla, passed away on Feb. 16, 2014, after a brief illness.
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2.21.2014
"San Diego Business Journal"
Golden Goose Award Goes to Local Physicist for Contribution

Technology columnist Brad Graves reports that Larry Smarr will receive the Golden Goose Award in September for contributions to astrophysics, supercomputing, and Web browsers. NOTE: URL for subscribers only.
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2.19.2014
"Crain's Chicago Business"
Honoring an Illinois researcher who gave us the Web browser

Crain's Blogger John Pletz profiles Calit2 Director Larry Smarr upon the announcement that he has won a prestigious Golden Goose Award.
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2.19.2014
"TMC.net"
Calit2 Director Honored with Golden Goose Award

TMC.net announces Calit2 Director Larry Smarr's Golden Goose Award.
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2.19.2014
"TMC.net"
UC San Diego Licenses Audio Beamforming Technology to Comhear

The University of California, San Diego's Qualcomm Institute and Comhear, Inc., a transformational, audio technology and wearables company, today announced that they are collaborating on the latest in audio conferencing technology.
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2.18.2014
"Virtual-Strategy Magazine"
Comhear and UC San Diego Collaborate on Breakthrough Audio Conferencing Technology

The Business Wire publication reports on a new collaboration between Comhear -- an audio technology and wearables company -- and the Qualcomm Institute.
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2.18.2014
"InfoTECH Spotlight"
Comhear and UC San Diego Collaborate on Breakthrough Audio Conferencing Technology

Comhear, Inc., a transformational audio technology and wearables company announces its collaboration with the Qualcomm Institute on the latest in audio conferencing technology.
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2.18.2014
"HPC Wire"
Founding NCSA Director Receives Golden Goose Award

Calit2 Director Larry Smarr, a physicist whose work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on calculating black hole collisions led him to champion a federal commitment to dramatically enhance U.S. computing power – which in turn led to the development of NCSA Mosaic, the precursor to web browsers – was named as the first 2014 recipient of the Golden Goose Award.
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2.17.2014
"Astronews"
From black holes to the web browser

Astronews reporter Stefan Deiters features Calit2 Director Larry Smarr in his story about Smarr's Golden Goose Award.
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2.17.2014
"Inside HPC"
Calit2 Director Larry Smarr Wins Golden Goose Award

Inside HPC reporter Rich Brueckner announces Calit2 Director Larry Smarr's Golden Goose Award.
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2.15.2014
"PhysOrg"
First 2014 Golden Goose Award to physicist Larry Smarr

PhysOrg announces Calit2 Director Larry Smarr's Golden Goose Award. Smarr is a physicist whose work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on calculating black hole collisions led him to champion a federal commitment to dramatically enhance U.S. computing power – which in turn led to the development of NCSA Mosaic, the precursor to web browsers.

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2.15.2014
"The News-Gazette"
Smarr to be honored for Web browser work

The East Central Illinois News-Gazette features Calit2 Director Larry Smarr in a story about his Golden Goose Award. Smarr was formerly a physicist and supercomputing expert at the University of Illinois.
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2.15.2014
"Science & Enterprise"
Golden Goose Highlights Bipartisan Support for Basic Science

Science & Enterprise features Director Larry Smarr and the announcement that he has received a Golden Goose Award.
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2.11.2014
"Nature"
Medicine gets up close and personal

Nature has featured Calit2 Director Larry Smarr in an article on the Hundred Person Wellness Project, a study out of the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle, Washington, that will monitor 100 healthy individuals and offer them regular feedback and counseling on lifestyle changes such as shifts in their dietary or sleep habits. Smarr has long monitored his own health using biometric devices.
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2.9.2014
"MetroGreece"
(translation) The computers are trying to emulate the brain

MetroGreece reproduces a story by John Markoff that was originally published in the New York Times and features Calit2 Director Larry Smarr among those quoted.
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1.16.2014
"Xconomy"
Larry Smarr Says Quantified Self is Awakening, Despite Zeo’s Failure

Calit2 Director Larry Smarr is featured in an Xconomy story on the evolution of the Quantified Self movement into a global phenomenon with nearly 28,000 members.
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1.7.2014
"The Australian"
Digital platforms vital for nation's growth

In this Op-Ed article by Phil Scanlan, Calit2 director Larry Smarr is quoted as saying that Australian scientists must learn to compete as "engineering computing systems [transform] to something that has many of the characteristics of biological computing".
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1.3.2014
"EFY Times"
Now, A Chip That Mimics Human Brains

The chips can function much like the biological nervous system of humans, according to this article, which quotes Calit2 Director Larry Smarr from the original New York Times article.
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1.1.2014
"Fox News"
How smartphones have become a powerful Tuberculosis treatment tool

Rose Stuckey Kirk reports on Video Directly Observed Therapy via smartphone that is being tested by researchers in the Qualcomm Institute for use with TB patients.
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1.1.2014
"New York Times"
Brainlike Computers, Learning from Experience

"We’re moving from engineering computing systems to something that has many of the characteristics of biological computing," according to Larry Smarr, an astrophysicist who directs Calit2, one of "many research centers devoted to developing these new kinds of computer circuits." That, according to a report by John Markoff.
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1.1.2014
"Direktbroker.de"
L'ordinateur de demain peut-il devenir intelligent?

The German online service picked up a French-language report that reads (translated into English) as: Larry Smarr, an astrophysicist at a California university, told the New York Times that there is work on making computers capable, like humans, of learning from their mistakes.
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1.1.2014
"Xconomy"
Larry Smarr Says Quantified Self is Awakening, Despite Zeo’s Failure

Calit2 Director Larry Smarr is featured in an Xconomy story on the evolution of the Quantified Self movement into a global phenomenon with nearly 28,000 members.
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1.1.2014
"Supercomputing Online News"
Work at University of Illinois on black holes led to championing a US supercomputing revolution and to web browsers

Calit2 Director Larry Smarr is featured in Supercomputing Online for his Golden Goose Award.
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1.1.2014
"9 News World"
Women found to tilt head more than men in selfies

Research by Calit2's Lev Manovich for the Selfie City project finds that Women who take selfies tilt their heads 150 percent more than men when they snap a photo for social media.
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1.1.2014
"UT San Diego"
Time to learn about your microbiome

UT San Diego Science Reporter Gary Robbins interviews Calit2 Director Larry Smarr about the human microbiome.
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1.1.2014
"HealthITSecurity"
Connecting personal health data with privacy needs

Patrick Ouellette of Health IT Security analyzes Calit2's Health Data Exploration report, which finds that 57 percent of respondents will share personal health data as long as it is kept private, and more than 90 percent want the data to be anonymous.
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1.1.2014
"The Economic Times"
How much can technology substitute for labor

The Economic Times of India reprises an article that originally appeared in the New York Times and features Qualcomm Institute Director Ramesh Rao.
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1.1.2014
"Patagonico"
The man with the 'most monitored' world health

Argentina's Patagonico features Calit2 Director Larry Smarr in a feature piece on Smarr's quest to digitally quantify his body.
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