Focus on Digital Health and Digital Humanities

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Many University of Manchester researchers were users of N8 HPC and the computational resource, Polaris.  Polaris was switched off at the end of July and N8 HPC has now been relaunched as N8 Centre of Excellence for Computationally Intensive Research (N8 CIR).

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Citizen Sensors in Brazil

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Imagine if you could gather data from thousands of mobile data points reacting to the environment around them?  That’s what our Research Software Engineers have been helping to do and in more than one language thanks to an international collaboration!

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Hair Rendering at the Research IT Data Vis Lab

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Girish Ramesh from the Textiles and Apparel Group in the School of Materials was one of the first users of our prototype Visualization and Data Analysis Laboratory (vDAL).  He used the powerful machines to visualise hair as part of his PhD and also as part of the prestigious Google Summer of Code.

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Creating an Interactive Data Visualisation Tool for Click Data

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As part of the Data Science Research Partnership between BBC R&D and the University of Manchester, one of our research software engineers (RSE), Josh Woodcock, spent 3 months working with BBC R&D to develop a way to visualise click data from an internal trial of the Cook-Along Kitchen Experience (CAKE).  Involved in the project were Jonathan Carlton (PhD student with BBC R&D and University of Manchester), Andy Brown (BBC R&D), John Keane and Caroline Jay (University of Manchester).

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