New course – Introduction to Mathematica!

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We have just announced a new course – Introduction to Mathematica, which is available now for booking to all research staff and PGRs.  Remember that all our courses are free to University of Manchester staff and PGRs!

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Reconstructing a 16th Century Theatre in 3D

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Research IT will soon be helping Oscar Seip from Italian Studies, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures to recreate a 3D prototype model of a 16th century theatre supposedly built for the King of France, Francis I.  There has been some debate whether this theatre had in fact been a ‘real’ theatre but Oscar has discovered new evidence which suggests that it did actually exist.

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Interested in Using VR in Your Research?

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Research IT took part in the latest Digilab meeting at the end of November with the aim of showing off some of our new VR equipment and to demo them to researchers from across the university.  A successful day was had with lots of interest in our HTC Vive and Google Daydream VR headsets and their applications in research.  There was a mix of researchers who were already using VR in their research in some form to researchers who were trying VR for the first time.  Hopefully they left with some inspiration on how VR could be used in their research!

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Research IT Involved in Major BBC Partnership

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The university has recently announced a 5 year partnership with BBC Research and Development and seven other UK Universities to unlock the potential of data in the media. We are pleased to say that Research IT staff will be using their expertise in several areas of this important project.

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Data Visualization Equipment Expertise Available

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Touchscreens are very popular for research data visualization but any system deployed must work smoothly and intuitively.  There are a wide range of systems available – from expensive purpose-built systems for exhibitions to simple tablet/phone software options available for touching and manipulating data. How do you know which one to choose?

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Registration open – Advances in Data Science

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Registration is now open for this year’s Advances in Data Science 2017 conference. The event is a two-day meeting to present recent developments in data science, with a focus on advanced analytics (machine learning, Bayesian statistics, scalable algorithms), privacy, visualisation, software and diverse applications. Speakers include leading data scientists from industry and academia.

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Advances in Data Science Conference

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The University of Manchester Data Science Institute has announced a call for abstracts for their ‘Advances in Data Science’ Conference to be held on the 15th – 16th May.

The conference is a two-day meeting to present recent developments in data science, with a focus on advanced analytics (machine learning, Bayesian statistics, scalable algorithms), privacy, visualisation, software and diverse applications. Speakers include leading data scientists from industry and academia.

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