Despite development slowdown, the state’s life science industry keeps on building

From the industry’s traditional hub in Cambridge’s Kendall Square to emerging hot spots in Fort Point and the Fenway to vast campuses in more distant locations such as the former Fort Devens, life science companies are launching a wide array of projects, fueled by investors attracted to a fast-growing industry.

“There’s just tremendous interest in investing in these sort of projects,” said John Bonnano, chief investment officer at IQHQ, a real estate firm that’s launching two major life science developments here, and earlier this month closed on a $1.7 billion fund to finance more in Boston, San Francisco, and San Diego. “There’s an awful lot of capital out there right now.”

It’s chasing a market that has only become stronger relative to other real estate sectors. Traditional office tenants now occupy about 3 million fewer square feet of space across Greater Boston than they did at the start of the

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VVU’s head of IT department becomes first to graduate with PhD in Computer Science from University of Ghana

Regional News of Monday, 30 November 2020

Source: universnewsroom.com

2020-11-30

Head of the Information Technology Department at the Valley View University, Accra, Kofi Sarpong AduHead of the Information Technology Department at the Valley View University, Accra, Kofi Sarpong Adu

Head of the Information Technology Department at the Valley View University, Accra, Kofi Sarpong Adu-Manu, has made history at the University of Ghana by becoming the first to graduate with a PhD in Computer Science.

More to this, he emerged as the best graduating PhD student from University of Ghana’s Graduate School.

Kofi Sarpong Adu-Manu passed out from the University of Ghana during its 2020 November/December virtual congregation ceremony.

Giving his valedictory speech, he acknowledged his mother for inspiring him to pursue excellence in education.

“Personally, growing up, I was inspired by the words of my mother. ‘Kofi, work hard at school and become great’. She gave up her opportunity to complete her education for my existence because she was pregnant with me. She was

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Yale ranks #124 for best global universities in computer science, faculty comment on lack of institutional support

Zoe Berg, Photo Editor

Just over four years since Yale University President Peter Salovey first said that the University would make up ground in the sciences, 2021 U.S. News rankings have placed the computer science department at Yale as 124th in the world.

The University is currently ranked #11 in overall best global universities according to U.S. News, but its standing in computer science is far lower. The ranking is based on the department’s research performance. 

Within the past 10 years, the number of CS majors at Yale has grown ten-fold, and the program is now the third most popular undergraduate major. But for more than 20 years, the number of faculty in the department did not increase significantly, even as the field has gained popularity. The hiring process is also crippled by subpar facilities, seven faculty who spoke to the News said, and Yale’s science priorities initially placed computer

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Life Science Analytics Software Market to See Record Break Revenue $16.04 billion By 2027

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Portland, OR, Nov 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
Portland, OR, Nov. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global life science analytics software market garnered $5.35 billion in 2019, and is estimated to reach $16.04 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 12.3% from 2020 to 2027. The report offers an extensive analysis of changing market trends, top winning strategies, drivers & opportunities, key segments, and competitive landscape.

Increase in prevalence of chronic diseases, increased demand for enhanced patient outcomes, and surge in adoption of analytics solutions in clinical trials and sales & marketing applications drive the global life science analytics software market. However, scarcity of skilled professionals in developing nations and issues related to data privacy hinder the market growth. On the other hand, advent of big data analytics to raise R&D productivity creates new

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Amazon Brings Computer Science Education to the Home Classroom with the Cyber Robotics Challenge

Free, virtual, first-of-its kind program teaches students the basics of coding and computer science in a real-world setting

TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2020 /CNW/ – Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced the Canadian launch of the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge, a free computer science education program for elementary school students. As record numbers of children experience remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cyber Robotics Challenge will be a tool for teachers and parents to help students learn coding skills in the virtual classroom.

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“This is an unprecedented school year for parents and teachers, who are looking for new ways to engage students who are learning from home,” said Susan Ibach, Head of Amazon Future Engineer Canada. “Amazon is committed to ensuring that children and young adults – especially those from underrepresented and underserved communities – have the resources and skills to build their best future. Amazon’s Cyber Robotics Challenge

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MCC Adds Computer Science Track to Honors Program

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Middlesex Community College strives to help students find their paths and reach their goals. In an effort to continue supporting student success, Middlesex is adding a Computer Science track to the college’s Commonwealth Honors Program (CHP). Participating in CHP nurtures students’ integrity, honesty, perseverance, academic achievement, intellectual curiosity and a collaborative spirit, while honing leadership, research and networking skills.

Binnur Ercem, MCC’s Director of the CHP and Professor of Sociology and Cultural Anthropology, worked with faculty from the Computer Science program to offer five seminars that are eligible for honors credit for students who qualify.

“This new and one-of-a-kind track is the first honors track in a STEM field,” Ercem said. “The track provides an opportunity for computer science majors to take honors courses and to graduate as honors scholars.”

Qualifying MCC students

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University at Buffalo and Charlotte’s Web Announce Collaboration to Advance Hemp Cannabinoid Science

BOULDER, Colo. and BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – (TSX: CWEB) (OTCQX:CWBHF) Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc. (“Charlottes Web” or the “Company“), the market leader in  hemp CBD extract products, announces a collaboration between its CW Labs science division and the University at Buffalo’s  Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences to advance hemp cannabinoid science through a research program that provides a better understanding of the therapeutic uses and safety of cannabinoids. 

Charlotte's Web R&D collaboration with University at Buffalo for the science on hemp CBD and other cannabinoids (CNW Group/Charlotte''s Web Holdings, Inc.)

This new scientific initiative builds on early projects that have been envisioned with Dr. Gene D. Morse, Director of the Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences (CIGBS) at the University at Buffalo and State University of New York (SUNY) Distinguished Professor. The new partnership includes collaboration on a global program to advance cannabinoid sciences implementation research and safety for both supplement and biomedical use of cannabinoids with the

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CoderZ Contributes to the National Computer Science for All Movement

The CSforALL movement, to bring computer science to all US students, marked a major growth milestone today. Along with 126 organizations, CoderZ has made new commitments to advance computer science education access and opportunity for youth across the United States at the 2020 CSforALL Commitments Showcase.

“In partnership with Amazon Future Engineer, we’ve committed to providing coding and robotics instruction to 150,000 students over the next 12 months,” said Ido Yerushalmi, CEO of CoderZ. “We’re doing this by offering free access to our virtual robotics platform for up to 1,000 teachers working in Title I schools across the United States by the summer of 2021.”

Additionally, CoderZ in partnership with the Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation, is committed to empowering traditionally underserved communities with better access to STEM. “CoderZ is very pleased to be involved in the national movement to increase access to and equity in computer science for

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Argonne researchers develop machine-learning optimizer to slash product design costs | US Department of Energy Science News

13-Nov-2020

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This animation shows ActivO’s approach for a 2D test problem. It shows the strong learner representation (left), the weak learner representation (center), and the improvements to the design objective (right). (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)

Argonne’s new AI technique may fast track the design and simulation of engines and all types of other products.

Computer simulations are a critical part of the product design optimization process, allowing engineers to test various configurations and select the best design among the many different alternatives. But even at a facility like the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, with its state-of-the-art resources, simulations can be very expensive and take a long time to run.

With the goal of accelerating this design process, a research team in Argonne’s Energy Systems (ES) division, comprised of postdoctoral appointee Opeoluwa Owoyele and research scientist

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