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Novel models that describe system architectures and behaviour

Congratulations to Gary McGilvary on his PhD

We should all congratulate Gary on completing his corrections and on managing remote production of his thesis, "Ad hoc Cloud Computing", while in California, interning at Apple. It demonstrates the remarkable power of the Internet to arrange action at a distance! His thesis is now available here and should be read.

Topic of this submission: 

Common Operations of Environmental Research Infrastructures

From the ENVRI Description of Work: "Frontier environmental research increasingly depends on a wide range of data and advanced capabilities to process and analyse them. The ENVRI project, 'Common Operations of Environmental Research Infrastructures' is a collaboration in the ESFRI Environment Cluster, with support from ICT experts, to develop common e-science components and services for their facilities. The results will speed up the construction of these infrastructures and will allow scientists to use the data and software from each facility to enable multi-disciplinary science."

Acronym: 
ENVRI
Funding body: 
EU/FP7
Value: 
€5100000
Dates: 
Tue, 11/01/2011 to Fri, 10/31/2014
Project members: 

DISPEL Reference Manual

P. Martin and Yaikhom, G., DISPEL Reference Manual, in Advanced Data Mining and Integration Research for Europe (ADMIRE), 2011.

Congratulations: Dr Jano van Hemert appointed to the RSE Young Academy of Scotland

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland’s National Academy, is delighted to announce that it has today chosen the first members of the new “RSE Young Academy of Scotland”. This exciting development is the first of its kind in the UK. It will be part of a growing movement of Young Academies across the world.

Topic of this submission: 

Hazard forecasting in real time: from controlled laboratory tests to volcanoes and earthquakes

The inherent limits to the predictability of brittle failure events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are important, unknown, and much debated. We will establish techniques to determine what this limit is in the ideal case of controlled laboratory tests, for the first time in real-time, prospective mode, meaning before failure has occurred.

Acronym: 
RapidHazard
Value: 
£526969
Dates: 
Sat, 01/01/2011 to Tue, 12/31/2013
Project members: 
Projects: 

Data-Intensive Research

Speaker(s): 
Presentation Type: 
talk

Edinburgh Data-Intensive Research Data-intensive refers to huge volumes of data, complex patterns of data integration and analysis, and intricate interactions between data and users. Current methods and tools are failing to address data-intensive challenges effectively. They fail for several reasons, all of which are aspects of scalability.

Date and time: 
Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 14:00
Location: 
iDEA lab bio-medical data day, Informatics Forum, Edinburgh, UK

ShakeMapple : tapping laptop motion sensors to map the felt extents of an earthquake

Speaker(s): 
Presentation Type: 
poster

There is a significant pool of untapped sensor resources available in portable computer embedded motion sensors. Included primarily to detect sudden strong motion in order to park the disk heads to prevent damage to the disks in the event of a fall or other severe motion, these sensors may also be tapped for other uses as well. We have developed a system that takes advantage of the Apple Macintosh laptops’ embedded Sudden Motion Sensors to record earthquake strong motion data to rapidly build maps of where and to what extent an earthquake has been felt.

Date and time: 
Thursday, 6 May, 2010 - 08:00
Location: 
European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2010, Vienna, Austria

GeoScience meets Informatics

NeSC Research Seminar Series
Speaker: 
Ian Main, Mark Naylor and Andrew Bell

The agenda of this meeting will be flexible, the aim is to provide the informaticians with an understanding of the specific challenges in monitoring, analysis and modelling of experimental and seismological data.

Date and time: 
Thursday, 1 April, 2010 - 11:00
Length: 
120 minutes
Location: 
IF116
Projects: 

Edinburgh Data-Intensive Research

Speaker(s): 
Presentation Type: 
invited

Data-intensive refers to huge volumes of data, complex patterns of data integration and analysis, and intricate interactions between data and users. Current methods and tools are failing to address data-intensive challenges effectively. They fail for several reasons, all of which are aspects of scalability.

Date and time: 
Wednesday, 28 April, 2010 - 10:30
Location: 
edikt2010 Symposium - Using computing in your research, e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Data-Intensive Research

Presentation Type: 
demo

We present Edinburgh Data-Intensive Research, a research group in Edinburgh Informatics and part of the UK National e-Science Centre. The demonstration comprises several rounds of 15 minutes, where we briefly introduce the group (2-minutes), then attendees can pick people to talk to for the remaining time. All team members are there and have laptops to provide in-depth demonstrations of our methods and applications of them.

Date and time: 
Monday, 15 March, 2010 - 14:00
Location: 
Data-Intensive Research Workshop, e-Science Institute, UK

Data-Intensive Research

Speaker(s): 
Presentation Type: 
talk

Data-intensive refers to huge volumes of data, complex patterns of data integration and analysis and intricate interactions between data and users. Current methods and tools are failing to address data-intensive challenges effectively: they fail for several reasons, all of which are aspects of scalability.

Date and time: 
Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 12:20
Location: 
iDEA lab lunch, Informatics Forum, Edinburgh, UK

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