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Larry Smarr
Works at Calit2-UCSD/UCI
Attended Harvard University
Lived in La Jolla, CA
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So excited to see this data sciences paper come out!

This is one of the best examples I know that demonstrates the power of high time resolution longitudinal data series to discover key aspects of living dynamical systems.

Also a proud Father 😉
 
New paper out in PLoS One (so everyone can read it). A demonstration of the potential value of minimally invasive but continuous measurement in biological systems. Finding patterns in what I'm calling the temporal structure of biology.
By taking body temperature continuously, I found changes to the daily profile of temperature that provide the fastest, most accurate detection of pregnancy of which I could find record (here I use mice, but I compare to any mammal), and without having to take blood or hormones, etc. Same approach (surprising, to me) also enabled prediction of pregnancy outcome within a few hours from mating.
The data and code are posted with the paper. I encourage anyone interested to see if they can find additional predictive patterns.
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OMG!

Venice under water.  Amazing picture of the flooding.  Flag stones across St. Marks arent going to help this time...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/3538914/Venice-under-five-feet-of-water-as-the-city-suffers-its-worst-floods-in-22-years.html?image=12#PhotoSwipe1457195087088
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This would be so cool if the gamma-ray burst really came from the two black hole collision that LIGO saw!
 
Over 500 kilometers above the surface of the Earth, the orbiting Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope logged a passing burst of gamma rays, a high-energy form of light.
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Pretty accurate explanation of how gravitational waves are generated and propagate as ripples in spacetime. 
 
Gravitational waves, explained 
(Principia's paterfamilias)

“Gravity is a habit that is hard to shake off”*…
https://t.co/px0sYFSsdo
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The historic discovery of gravitational radiation will be published in Nature today. Here is a primer.
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Very nice thought! We should get together some time...
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Huge win for San Diego and a major move toward personalized Precision Medicine:

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/jul/06/NIH-scripps-topol/

No one better to lead the charge than my colleague Dr. Eric Topol. I just hope I can become one of the One Million!
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$130,000 7TB of SSD, 8 new GPUs, 512GB of RAM, dual 16-core CPU, 134 lbs...

"NVIDIA's insane DGX-1 is a computer tailor-made for deep learning"

http://www.engadget.com/2016/04/05/nvidia-dgx-1-deep-learning-supercomputer/ via @engadget
You'll need $129,000 to get your hands on NVIDIA's new deep-learning supercomputer -- but it's not for individuals, it's for research facilities.
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Saw Jen Hsun unveil it today at GTC! Pretty mind blowing when you consider what it used to take to generate that much compute power!
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About to try and learn something about how Google handles Big Data - lecture at UCSD.
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Brilliant blog post by Professor +Lev Manovich​, who I am proud to say has been associated with Calit2 for almost its entire 15 year existence!
 
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Manifesto for Democratic Art History Lev Manovich Recently I was working on a series of articles about Instagram photography, and I wanted to find some digitized collection of personal 20th century photography to compare trends between then and now. I assum...
Manifesto for Democratic Art History Lev Manovich Recently I was working on a series of articles about Instagram photography, and I wanted to find some digitized collection of personal 20th century photography to compare trends between then and now. I assumed that I could easily find at least ...
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Nice article on on my role in the early years of numerical relativity and the search for gravity waves

www.hpcwire.com/2016/02/12/gravity-waves-detected-historic-ligo-success-strikes-chord-with-smarr/
By now you’ve likely heard that scientists reported detecting the long-sought gravity waves; this is roughly a 100 years since their prediction by Einstein
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There is the signal we have waited 40 years for!
 
BREAKING: LIGO announces gravitational waves detected for first time. Full details plus Hawking's reaction: bit.ly/1PFgdSG
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Watch the live stream from the National Science Foundation Thurs at 10:30am EST.  A historic announcement about gravitational radiation and probably about colliding black holes.

www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/219/13131 
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I am the founding director of Calit2 (www.calit2.net), a UCSD/UCI partnership, and hold the Harry E. Gruber professorship in Computer Science and Engineering at UCSD’s Jacobs School.
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  • Calit2-UCSD/UCI
    Director, 2000 - present
  • UC San Diego
    Professor, 2000 - 2011
  • NCSA at UIUC
    Director, 1985 - 2000
  • UIUC
    Professor, 1979 - 2000
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La Jolla, CA - Cambridge, MA - Austin, TX - Stanford, CA - Livermore, CA - Urbana, IL - Princeton, NJ - Columbia, MO
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I was a mathematician, then physicist, then astrophysicist, then supercomputer director, now computer scientist. 
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Member, Nat. Acad. Engineering; Fellow Amer. Phys. Soc and Amer. Acad. Arts & Sciences
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  • Harvard University
    Junior Fellow, 1977 - 1979
  • Princeton University
    Postdoc, 1975 - 1977
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Graduate Student, 1972 - 1975
  • Stanford University
    Graduate Student, 1970 - 1972
  • University of Missouri–Columbia
    Undergrad/Grad., 1966 - 1970
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