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UC San Diego CSE professor and alumni co-founded Tortuga Logic in 2014.

December 15, 2017
Company Based on UC San Diego Technology Gets Infusion of Capital

The company Tortuga Logic -- cofounded by a UC San Diego computer science professor and two CSE alumni -- has received $2 million in seed funding from Eclipse Ventures to expand engineering, sales and marketing.[more]

 

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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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3.7.2014
"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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2.25.2014
"Scientific American"
How Black Holes Led to the Creation of Web Browsers

Writer Clara Moskowitz reports on the Golden Goose Award given to Calit2 Director Larry Smarr for his early work in astrophysics and supercomputing that helped lead to the creation of NSFnet and, eventually, the Internet itself.
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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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2.21.2014
"HPCwire Soundbite"
Through the Looking Glass: Larry Smarr on Emerging SC Techno

In this podcast, HPCwire editor John Russell interviews Calit2 director Larry Smarr on emerging supercomputing technologies. Audio 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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2.15.2014
"Eurekalert"
First 2014 Golden Goose Award to Physicist Larry Smarr

News release from the Association of American Universities announced the decision to honor Calit2 Director Larry Smarr with a 2014 Golden Goose Award for his role in developing high-performance computing to serve the scientific community.
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2.15.2014
"National Center for Supercomputing Applications"
Smarr Wins Golden Goose

NCSA announces that its former director (and now Calit2 Director) Larry Smarr is honored for his work establishing supercomputing centers to support the work of scientists, including his own work calculating black-hole collisions.
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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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1.1.2014
"UT San Diego"
Do happy people take happy photos?

UC San Diego will examine one million Twitter images to study the comparative happiness of people in dozens of cities -- an effort to broadly assess the mood and well-being of society. The university is one of six institutions worldwide that won a Twitter Data Grant, which gives scholars unusually deep access to the company's postings and databases, along with technical help.
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1.1.2014
"La Jolla Light"
Interactive Film Fest screens flicks of the future at UCSD, April 24-27

La Jolla Light reporter Lonnie Burstein Hewitt covers the Artpower! Filmatic Festival, which takes place at the Qualcomm Institute and elsewhere on campus from April 24-27.
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1.1.2014
"Health IT Outcomes"
$1.9 Million Grant Awarded For Furthering Of Sharing Of Health Data

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awards grant to Calit2 to help further partnerships in unlocking personal health information from wearables and health data streams.
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1.1.2014
"IT Industry Today "
DR. LEROY HOOD, HEAD OF INSTITUTE FOR SYSTEMS BIOLOGY, ANNOUNCES RADICAL NEW GLOBAL HEALTHCARE PARADIGM AT ANNUAL FUTURE IN REVIEW CONFERENCE

Calit2 Director Larry Smarr is mentioned in a story about a longitudinal study abbounced at the 12th annual Future in Review Conference.
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