Science of the Winter Olympic Winter Games: Figure Skating Physics

submitted by: nsf

Figure skating has become one of the most popular events at the Winter Olympics. Head of the Physics Department at the University of Michigan Brad Orr explains that good balance, or stability, is basic to everything a skater does--and that begins with understanding the center of mass.

Provided by the National Science Foundation & NBC Learn

Data Management at University of Michigan Biological Station

submitted by: kkwaiser

This outlines the data management mandates recently implemented at the National Science Foundation and the response by the University of Michigan Biological Station to these mandates by Kyle Kwaiser. This talk and others were part of the Advanced Aquatic Sensors (AAS) Workshop funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and held at the University of Michigan Biological Station from September 12-13th, 2011.

From sensor selection to data return: lessons learned (Panel Session)

submitted by: kkwaiser
Each panel member was asked to open with a 5-7 minute narrative based on personal experience on the topic of advanced aquatic sensors. Team assembly, funding avenues, technology considerations, and any of the minutia involved in deploying and operating advanced aquatic sensors may be discussed. This talk and others were part of the Advanced Aquatic Sensors (AAS) Workshop funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and held at the University of Michigan Biological Station from September...

Introduction to GLEON and a high-level overview of aquatic sensors

submitted by: kkwaiser
This session, presented by Kevin Rose, will provide an overview of advanced aquatic sensors. The session will provide general information on a wide array of sensors. What types of sensors are available? What are the basic principles behind these sensor technologies? What are the limitations of these sensors and what are some typical sensor applications? Due to the broad use of sensors, sensor knowledge, and sensor applications, we will strive to make this session interactive amongst workshop...

Introduction to High Throughput Computing

submitted by: kkwaiser
The large data volumes and complex models used today in environmental research and management can push even modern computers to their limits. This session will introduce you to the power of distributed computing. We'll learn about what distributed computing systems do, what kind of tasks they're best for, and how that can change the nature and scale of problems you can address. Condor, a freely available and open source distributed computing system, will be demonstrated and all example...

Advanced Aquatic Sensors for Biological Field Stations

submitted by: kkwaiser

Advanced Aquatic Sensors for Biological Field Stations presented by Guy Meadows (University of Michigan) at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS) and hosted by the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS).

Experimental, Environmental and Ecological Wireless Sensor Networks

submitted by: kkwaiser

Experimental, Environmental and Ecological Wireless Sensor Networks: Past, Present and Future presented by Prabal Dutta (University of Michigan) at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS) and hosted by the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS).

Unpacking the Wisdom of Crowds

submitted by: dougramsey
In this talk, Dr.Scott E. Page, University of Michigan, will present three models for explaining the wisdom of crowds phenomenon, in which collections make better predictions than the individuals that comprise them. The first two models will be traditional models based on error cancellation and averaging. The third will be based on aggregating diverse predictive models using a framework developed by Hong and Page (2008). This talk is part of Calit2's 2008-2009 Behavioral, Social and Computer...