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 BeeSpace Navigator version 4 (Software)

 BeeSpace Software Training Workshop (April 2010)

 Arthropod Genomics Symposium (June 2009)

 Final BeeSpace Project Workshop (May 2009)

 Electronic BeeSpace (Education)


BeeSpace programmer Qiaozhu Mei, a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Illinois, and his co-authors have been awarded "Best Student Paper Runner-Up" status at KDD '07, the annual conference of the Knowledge Discovery and Data mining Special Interest Group of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Mei, Xuehua Shen and BeeSpace co-investigator ChengXiang Zhai earned the award for their paper on Automatic Labeling of Multinomial Topic Models.

This is the second consecutive KDD Student Paper Award for Mei, who with co-authors Dong Xin, Hong Cheng, Jiawei Han, and ChengXiang Zhai won Runner-Up status at KDD '06 for the paper Generating Semantic Annotations for Frequent Patterns With Context Analysis.

The first sequence of the swine genome will be completed at the University of Illinois, with the help of a two-year, $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Jan. 13, 2006. Lawrence B. Schook, a professor of animal sciences at Illinois and co-chairman of the International Swine Genome Sequencing Consortium, will head the project. BeeSpace principal investigator Bruce Schatz, interim head of the UIUC department of medical information science, is a member of the project team.

Effective September 16, 2005, Bruce Schatz has become the new Interim Head of the UIUC Department of Medical Information Sciences. It has been empty since the retirement of Nobel Laureate Paul Lauterbur.


Learn about our BeeSpace Concept Navigator prototype and try it out for yourself, via a web interface. This is the first-generation version of the resource, unveiled at our Summer 2005 Annual Workshop.

Gene Robinson, our project's principal biology investigator, was one of 72 scholars nationwide elected to the National Academy of Sciences in May 2005.

ChengXiang Zhai, lead bioinformatics investigator for BeeSpace, was among 20 researchers nationally to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in June 2005. (external link)

Our Education pages feature a new overview of bee biology designed by David Stone (M.S., Entomology), a high school biology teacher working with the BeeSpace Project.

View presentation videos and slidesets from the first BeeSpace Workshop, held June 6-7, 2005, on the University of Illinois campus.

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