DataX Research and Impact

Videos: DataX Data Scientists Discuss their Role and Impact in Research
May 13, 2022

Data scientists Brain Arnold and Jose Garrido Torres, supported by the Schmidt DataX Initiative, are featured in a new series of videos talking about their role and impact in research with Princeton University scholars.

Eight Research Projects Receive DataX Funding
March 25, 2022
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Written by Sharon Adarlo

Eight new interdisciplinary research projects have won seed funding from Princeton University’s Schmidt DataX Fund, marking the third round of grants undertaken by the fund. The fund, supported through a major gift from the Schmidt Futures Foundation, provides grants to explore using artificial intelligence and machine learning to accelerate discovery.

The eight funded projects involve 13 faculty across seven departments and programs, from computer science to Near Eastern studies.

Open workshop allows scholars to turbocharge research with modern tools
March 15, 2022
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Written by Sharon Adarlo

On March 4th, DataX sponsored part one of a workshop on cloud computing with a focus on setting up an integrated development environment for local and cloud computing.Twenty people attended, both in person and via Zoom. Part two of the workshop will be on April 1st, which will show attendees on how to build virtual machines in Microsoft Azure and access these using PyCharm. Read more about the March 4th workshop and how to register for the next one.

CSML sponsors Wintersession workshops on blockchain, cryptocurrency and Python computing
Feb. 4, 2022
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Written by Sharon Adarlo

If you want to wrap your mind around the concept of blockchain and cryptocurrency, you should look at the history and usage of the “rai stone,” according to Pranay Anchuri, data scientist at Princeton University.

In the Micronesia area of the Pacific Ocean, above Australia and Papua New Guinea, there is the tropical island Yap where…

DataX is funding new AI research projects at Princeton, across disciplines
Nov. 19, 2021
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Written by Sharon Adarlo
Ten interdisciplinary research projects have won funding from Princeton University’s Schmidt DataX Fund, with the goal of spreading and deepening the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning across campus to accelerate discovery. The 10 faculty projects, supported through a major gift from the Schmidt Futures Foundation, involve 19 researchers and several departments and programs, from computer science to politics. The projects explore a variety of subjects, including an analysis of how money and politics interact, discovering and developing new materials exhibiting quantum properties, and advancing natural language processing.
Special Python workshop teaches scientists to make software for wider research community
Nov. 10, 2021
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Written by Sharon Adarlo

Many researchers at Princeton University and elsewhere develop their own software programs to help them elucidate complex processes and solve interesting problems, from biomedicine to water management. But when it comes to making the code available to the wider research community, these prototype programs need to make a…

Students take a plunge into a special theoretical deep learning workshop with instructors from academia and big tech companies
Oct. 29, 2021
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Written by Sharon Adarlo

As machine learning gains traction in research and industry, one subfield, deep learning, has emerged as a hot area of interest due to rapid development and research, according to Boris Hanin, an assistant professor in Princeton University’s Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering.

Scientists pinpoint the genes for tuskless African elephants, which have evolved under intense poaching pressure
Oct. 21, 2021
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Written by Sharon Adarlo

In certain regions of Africa wracked by heavy poaching, people have observed an increased incidence of African elephants without their iconic white tusks, which are prized in the multibillion-dollar wildlife black market. But there has been no direct genetic evidence indicating how this was happening or why this trait…

CSML, PICSciE and DataX help researchers launch new cancer analysis software
Sept. 22, 2021

To probe the origin and spread of cancers in the human body more effectively, Ben Raphael, professor of computer science at Princeton University, and his research lab created HATCHet or Holistic Allele-specific Tumor Copy-number Heterogeneity, an algorithm that is capable of…

Ten Research Projects Receive DataX Funding
Aug. 4, 2021
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Written by Sharon Adarlo
Ten new interdisciplinary research projects have won funding from Princeton University’s Schmidt DataX Fund, with the goal of spreading and deepening the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning across campus in order to accelerate discovery. The 10 faculty projects, supported through a major gift from Schmidt Futures, involve 19 researchers and several departments and programs, from computer science to politics. The projects explore a variety of subjects, including an analysis of how money and politics interact, discovering and developing new materials exhibiting quantum properties, and advancing natural language processing through the automatic construction of novel knowledge bases.