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"The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is hosting a Web conference Tuesday, May 30 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. ET, to discuss methods for optimizing the presentation of health data for both providers and patients. Presenters will discuss methods for presenting meaningful displays of medical test result data to patients for improved understanding and describe two EHR usability studies around navigators and clinical note organization to improve the efficiency of provider documentation. The Web conference is free and CE/CME is available at no charge to eligible professionals."

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2nd International Workshop on Post Moore's Era Supercomputing (PMES)

Held in conjunction with SC17: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis
Monday, 13 November 2017
Denver, CO

"This interdisciplinary workshop is organized to explore the scientific issues, challenges, and opportunities for supercomputing beyond the scaling limits of Moore's Law, with the ultimate goal of keeping supercomputing at the forefront of computing technologies beyond the physical and conceptual limits of current systems."

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Public Workshop - Cybersecurity of Medical Devices: A Regulatory Science Gap Analysis, May 18-19, 2017

"The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in association with National Science Foundation (NSF) and Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology (DHS, S&T) is announcing the following public workshop entitled “Cybersecurity of Medical Devices: A Regulatory Science Gap Analysis.” The purpose of this workshop is to examine opportunities for FDA engagement with new and ongoing research, catalyze collaboration among Health Care and Public Health (HPH), stakeholders to identify regulatory science challenges, discuss innovative strategies to address those challenges, and encourage proactive development of analytical tools, processes, and best practices by the stakeholder community to strengthen medical device cybersecurity."

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For those interested in Deep Learning and AI: as part of the upcoming annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences, there will be a symposium on this topic, on Monday May 1.

9:30 am – Noon, Monday May 1
Symposium—Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Live webcast at

In less than a decade, the field of “artificial intelligence” or “AI” has been jolted by the extraordinary and unexpected success of a set of techniques now called “Deep Learning.” These methods (with some other related rapidly advancing technologies) already exceed average human performance in some kinds of image understanding; spoken word recognition and language translation; and indeed some tasks, like the game of Go, previously thought to require generalized human intelligence. AI may soon replace humans in driving cars, coding new software, robotic caregiving, and making healthcare decisions. The societal implications are enormous. In this session, experts in the field discuss this revolution from five different perspectives.

Moderator: William H. Press • Raymer Professor in Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin

The Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence Revolution
Rob Fergus • Research Scientist, Facebook AI Research, and Associate Professor of Computer Science, New York University

Rethinking the Software Industry
Peter Norvig • Director of Research, Google Inc.

How Machines Learn by Doing
Michael L. Littman • Professor of Computer Science, Brown University

Autonomous Machines Interacting with Humans
Manuela Veloso • Herbert A. Simon University Professor and Head, Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Healthcare
Suchi Saria • Assistant Professor, Computer Science with joint appointments in Statistics and Health Policy, Johns Hopkins University

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DHS S&T Cyber Security Division
2017 Transition to Practice (TTP)
Technology Demonstration Day

Hosted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA)
Cyber Security Division (CSD) Transition to Practice (TTP) Program

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The First National Research Platform Workshop: Toward A National Big Data Superhighway

"The First National Research Platform (NRP) workshop will be held at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana on August 7 & 8, 2017. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together representatives from interested institutions to discuss implementation strategies for deployment of interoperable Science DMZs at a national scale. The viewpoints of administrators, campus IT managers, ESnet, CENIC, Internet2, XSEDE, and the National Science Foundation will be presented. Sessions of the NRP workshop will also be devoted to science-driver application researchers, describing their needs for high-speed data transfer, including their successes and frustrations. Discussions will focus on requirements from the domain scientists and the networking architecture, policies, tools and security necessary to deploy a 200-institution National Research Platform. All participants will be encouraged to ask questions and share their thoughts on the topics under discussion. Chairs:Larry Smarr, UC San Diego and Jim Bottum, Internet2."

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Welcome to the fourth issue of the NITRD Leads IT quarterly newsletter of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program.

"Brace for Impact!" Usually, those words strike fear, but for NITRD, they are a call to action. Ultimately, all government investments should be measured by its impact on societal benefits such as economic prosperity, national security, and quality of life. The challenge for R&D, such as that coordinated by NITRD, is… - Dr. Bryan Biegel (Director of the National Coordination Office for Networking and Information)

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