Meharry School of Applied Computational Sciences and Alabama A&M will work together to identify artificial intelligence biases and educate others in ethical and responsible AI. The partnership is possible through funding from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).
Thanks to funding from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIHHD), Vibhuti Gupta, Ph.D., will lead a team to both identify AI biases and educate others in ethical and responsible AI.
Long Nguyen, Ph.D., assistant professor, computer science and data science, will pursue a novel approach to pancreatic cell quantitation thanks to a HBCU Excellence in Research grant from the National Science Foundation.
Bishnu Sarker, Ph.D., assistant professor, computer science and data science, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Excellence in Research (HBCU-EiR) grant. The $533,752 award will fund the project, “Developing a Knowledge Graph Driven Integrative Framework for Explainable Protein Function Prediction via Generative Deep Learning.”
Meharry School of Applied Computational Sciences and Fisk University introduced 21 high school students to some of the innovative technologies used by NASA during the Collaborative Interactive Data Science Academy. The program, held July 17 – 21, used interactive, engaging activities to build statistical and critical thinking skills.
Meharry SACS student Gina Robinson is spending the summer of 2023 helping Novartis assess strategies to recruit clinical trial candidates from diverse backgrounds.
Nadine Shillingford, Ph.D., chair, computer science and data science department, recently led three sessions at Splunk .conf23.
Bishnu Sarker, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science and data science, recently led a tutorial at ISMB/ECCB 2023, one of the premier conferences in the field of computational biology.
Dean Fortune S. Mhlanga announces Nadine Shillingford, Ph.D., as chair of the Computer Science and Data Science Department. “Dr. Shillingford combines extensive academic experience with several administration and security engineering roles in retail, health care, and other industries,” says Dean Mhlanga. “That background, and her passion for graduate education, makes her an excellent fit for…
At a time when AI seems poised for exponential growth, deep conversations about responsible use of AI in health care, especially in terms of health equity, are vital. By joining CHAI, the Coalition for Health AI, Meharry School of Applied Computational Sciences is now an active participant in those discussions with leading industry members like Duke AI Health, Stanford and MITRE.
Dr. Uttam Ghosh, associate professor of cybersecurity, is featured in a WKRN news article about cyberattacks in health care.
Aleesa Mann, Ndidiamaka Obi, Bradford Patton and Noah Whittenbarger are the Summer 2023 NIH R25 Scholars for Meharry School of Applied Computational Sciences (SACS). Scholars will spend 10 weeks, starting May 30, participating in summer training and research with a faculty mentor.
Brittany City, Wajehah Sanders and Shara Taylor are the first master’s programgraduates from Meharry School of Applied Computational Sciences.
On May 11, 2023, M.S. Data Science students Brittany City and Shara Taylor and M.S. Biomedical Data Science student Wajehah Sanders presented their capstone projects. The event was the first Capstone Presentation for the School of Applied Computational Sciences.
Uttam Ghosh, Ph.D., has received a 2023 – 2024 Faculty Research Initiative grant from the TMCF and the Novartis US Foundation to develop an app that will help predict heart disease. The Fore❤️Care app has potential to greatly impact the African American community, where heart disease is a significant concern.
NASA has awarded Meharry School of Applied Computational Sciences and Fisk University funding to engage underrepresented high school students in a collaborative, interactive data science program.
New treatments, early disease detection and improved patient care are all benefits of the digital, interconnected health care system. But that data ecosystem is also susceptible to cybersecurity threats. Meharry SACS seeks to prepare Biomedical Data Science Ph.D. students to tackle these challenges. A $60,000 grant from the CAE-Cybersecurity Education Diversity Initiative will create a…
When Loni Taylor presented at the National Big Data Health Science Conference at the University of South Carolina, she expected to contribute important insight into race and Alzheimer’s Disease. Instead, the Biomedical Data Science Ph.D. student experienced much more. She met students and faculty from several institutions who share her research interests. But she also had the new experience of providing the lead presentation for an entire session.
Dean Fortune S. Mhlanga, Ph.D. announces new faculty and staff for the School of Applied Computational Sciences.
5G and beyond technology has great potential to positively impact smart health care networks, the Internet of Things for disaster management, and other areas of health care. However, the dynamic resource management of these complex networks must be improved to achieve those benefits. Dr. Uttam Ghosh, associate professor of cybersecurity, and colleagues have proposed a solution.
Dr. Nadine Shillingford has published the book “Data Analytics Using Splunk 9.x: A practical guide to implementing Splunk’s features for performing data analysis at scale.”
While black workers account for just 5% of engineers and architects and 7% in computer occupations today, Oracle is looking to help close this disparity gap. Recently, the tech leader granted Meharry Medical College – School of Applied Computational Sciences (SACS) $500,000 in scholarship funds as a part of its Diversity and Inclusion “Inspire Your Future (IYF)” initiative.
Direct Relief has awarded Meharry School of Applied Computational Sciences $400,000 to develop diverse leaders with the expertise to eliminate heath disparities. Their support will fund a comprehensive effort including scholarship support, internships and hiring a biomedical data science faculty member with expertise in health disparities research. The grant will provide partial funding for 10…
M.S. Data Science student Brittany City gave the presentation, 100 Days of Data Analytics, at the Nashville Technology Council 2022 Analytics Summit. Her engaging presentation provides a roadmap for anyone interested in transitioning to the field of data analytics. City herself has taken full advantage of the hands-on projects in her coursework to build a…
On Wed. Oct. 26, 300 students from Haynes Middle School were on Meharry’s campus for an exciting day of exposure to science and medicine.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded Meharry School of Applied Computational Science $1 million to fund a supercomputer cluster to support student- and faculty-specialized genomics research.
Dr. T.L. Wallace, professor, computational sciences, and colleagues recently co-published work on a new computational method that may help researchers studying proteins and support development of new drug treatment strategies.
Dr. Uttam Ghosh, associate professor of cybersecurity, and colleagues have developed a one-of-a-kind prototype for smooth and reliable control of a UAV by the human brain.
Meharry Medical College, Fisk University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have received an NIH R25 award to engage diverse undergraduate and graduate students in meaningful biomedical informatics and biomedical data science summer research experiences.
The National Science Foundation CISE-MSI program has awarded Dr. Uttam Ghosh, associate professor of cybersecurity, a $360,000 grant to develop an edge-cloud interplay platform that will provide efficient data communication and processing for Intelligent Medical Systems.
Dr. Long Nguyen, assistant professor of computer science and data science, seeks to tie social media activity to aid emergency planning. The National Science Foundation CISE-MSI Research Expansion program has awarded him a $320,368 grant to pursue that goal.
Students attending the Meharry Data Science Summer Academy spent two weeks learning coding, robotics and NASA applications of programming and data science. On July 28, they enjoyed the unforgettable experience of meeting astronaut Dr. Sian Proctor, the first Black woman to pilot a spacecraft.
On July 17 – 29, 17 students mostly from underrepresented backgrounds, learned to apply coding and data science to robotics on the Meharry Medical College campus.
Wajehah Sanders, an M.S. Biomedical Data Science candidate, is a recipient of the Beacon of Hope Summer Fellowship at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research. The Beacon of Hope Summer Fellowship is a 10-week, paid summer program for 17 Historically Black Medical School students to learn drug discovery, data analytics and clinical research practices. Dr. Qingguo…
The Meharry Data Science Summer Academy, held by the School of Applied Computational Sciences, introduced 17 high school students, mostly from underrepresented backgrounds, to applying coding and data science to robotics. On July 26, Brittany City, an M.S. Data Science student, gave an engaging presentation about her passion for data science to those students.
Shara Taylor, an M.S. Data Science candidate, recently gained hands-on experience using X-ray images to distinguish COVID-19 from other illnesses affecting the lungs.
Dr. Vibhuti Gupta recently worked on a study to pursue a new biometric authentication classifier method for smart phone devices. The study is part of an important area of mHealth research, data security and privacy.
At Meharry SACS, students can gain hands-on, practical experience working with health care, financial and other data. Applying classroom concepts to these datasets is important to strengthening their data science expertise and also helps them build a portfolio of projects for future career opportunities.
Zerick Dunbar, a Ph.D. candidate in immunology at Meharry Medical College, is the first graduate of the School of Applied Computational Sciences. He completed the Biomedical Data Science Graduate Certificate in May 2022.
The Tennessee Educational Technology Association has named David Lockett, grants proposal development and awards management specialist, to its Instructional Learning Network Steering Committee. He is among ten members who help Tennessee educators increase their knowledge of technology and use it to impact teaching and learning.
UAV- guided service delivery, combined with 5G communication networks, provides new methods to supply real-time services for disaster management systems and e-healthcare monitoring. However, the networks that serve UAVs still face issues of low service and delays due to limited resources. Dr. Uttam Ghosh, associate professor of cybersecurity, and colleagues used machine learning techniques to develop a solution.
A grant from the NASA Minority University Research and Education project is funding a new Meharry summer program designed to expose underrepresented high school students to NASA research and data science tools.
Dr. Long Nguyen and colleagues used wearable technology data and introduced a model withlong-short term memory and deep neural network to identify and predict COVID-19 stages. Their work helps identify patients that will need hospital treatment, prioritizing hospital resources, while still caring for other patients at home.
Meharry Medical College is expanding its academic computational science programs with a new Biomedical Data Science Ph.D. at the School of Applied Computational Sciences.
Fortune S. Mhlanga, dean, School of Applied Computational Sciences, welcomes Troy Tazbaz, senior vice president, Industry Business Unit at Oracle, as a member of the School’s Advancement Council.
A significant constraint on the growth of the EV market is the absence of reliable and accessible data on charging prices. Addressing these data issues can help shape charging behaviors. Dr. Tim Coburn and colleagues made one of the first attempts to explore real data for EV charging.
The School of Applied Computational Sciences welcomes two new members of its faculty and staff – Uttam Ghosh, Ph.D., associate professor of cybersecurity, and Alessandra Jones, associate dean of business and finance.
Jumpstart Health Investors, alongside leading limited partners, announce the launch of Jumpstart Nova, the first venture fund in America to invest exclusively in Black-founded and led companies at the forefront of health care innovation.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) recently asked the American public to help make science and technology inclusive and benefit all Americans. David Lockett, grants proposal development and awards management specialist, is among a group of early career voices that accepted the challenge.
Dr. Bishnu Sarker explored a new technique to automate protein annotations by learning numerical representation of proteins from a biomedical knowledge graph leveraging the power of generative adversarial network (GAN).