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August 2020

Introduction to GIS for the Social Sciences

August 4, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom
Free

QGIS workshop for processing and visualizing demographic census data, commonly used in the social sciences.   If you have any further questions regarding the workshop, please contact instructor Albert Kochaphum.

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Deep Learning in Medicine

August 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

Recent years have witnessed a dramatic resurgence of interest in applying deep learning in various research and application areas. In this 2 hour session, we will present a broad and high-level overview on what deep-learning technologies can do for the domains of medicine and healthcare. Our discussion will focus on the three major application fields: medical imaging analysis, natural language processing and deep reinforcement learning. In each field, some of the landscape will be sketched by taking a brief literature…

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National Leadership Class Computing Resources and Opportunities for UCLA Researchers

August 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

The Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and the National Aeronautical Space Agency support an ecosystem of “leadership class” computing facilities housing some of the world’s most advanced supercomputers and high-end visualization and data analysis resources. These facilities provide “free” computing cycles at scale and storage to researchers from academia. Access to these resources is obtained through an application process based on the merit of the research objectives and demonstration of the efficacy and parallel scalability of the software. This…

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Interpreting and Graphing Interactions in Stata

August 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom
Free

In regression, we are often interested in an interaction, which is the modification of the effect of an independent variable by another. Interactions can be decomposed and probed in three ways, by 1) testing each effect against zero, 2) testing differences between effects, and 3) plotting. This seminar will demonstrate how to do all three analyses in Stata for the following linear models with interactions: continuous-by-continuous, categorical-by-continuous, and categorical-by-categorical. Recommended: Prior knowledge of linear regression and a computer with Stata…

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Introduction to Three Dimensional Graphing and WebVR

August 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom
Free

We are increasingly sharing our data and research in virtual environments. WebVR (or WebXR as it’s now known) is an open standard that allows 3D / virtual reality (VR) experiences to be produced through your browser. It also aims to make your immersive data platform-agnostic, so it will be portable to whatever device you have. In this workshop, you will be introduced to ways to graph three dimensional data. You will also be shown how to bring that 3D graph…

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Running Applications on the Hoffman2 Cluster – Intro

August 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom
Free

Description coming soon.   If you have any further questions regarding the workshop, please contact instructor Raffaella D'Auria.

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Essential Command Line Tools in the HPC Environment

August 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

On macOS, Linux, or Windows with Cygwin, or other POSIX-compliant environments,​ a number of versatile, time-tested command-line open-source tools with text-based user interface (TUI) are available to support performing common tasks that arise in advanced computation or data analysis. Unlike their graphical user interface (GUI) counterparts, which appear to be prevalent in today's computing environments, these command-line tools can achieve (almost) infinite flexibility, efficiency, and reproducibility if used properly. For example, when connecting with a remote server (e.g. a computing…

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Introduction to Survey Data Analysis in R

August 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom
Free

This workshop will show how descriptive analyses, both numerical and graphical, can be done with continuous and categorical variables. Subpopulation analysis will be discussed, and then examples of OLS regression and logistic regression will be considered. Attendance is restricted to researchers from the University of California.  The information for the Zoom meeting will be sent the day before the workshop. The notes for the workshop are will be posted soon. If you have any further questions regarding the workshop, please…

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Introduction to Data Science with Python Part 1

August 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom
Free

The term "data science" has become a ubiquitous and all-encompassing term to address any field that utilizes data analytics in one form or another. Despite having such a broad mandate, certain elements remain consistent in the approach to data science that are interdisciplinary: data acquisition, data exploration, data modeling, and data communication. In this two-part workshop series, we introduce data science approaches that are fundamental regardless of your discipline. Part 1 will focus on how to get, clean, structure, and…

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Introduction to Data Science with Python Part 2

August 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom
Free

The term "data science" has become a ubiquitous and all-encompassing term to address any field that utilizes data analytics in one form or another. Despite having such a broad mandate, certain elements remain consistent in the approach to data science that are interdisciplinary: data acquisition, data exploration, data modeling, and data communication. In this two-part workshop series, we introduce data science approaches that are fundamental regardless of your discipline. Part 1 will focus on how to get, clean, structure, and…

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Running Applications on the Hoffman2 Cluster – Case Studies

August 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom
Free

Description coming soon.   If you have any further questions regarding the workshop, please contact instructor Raffaella D’Auria.

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Managing Python and R Packages Using Conda on Hoffman2 Cluster

August 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

Anaconda is a popular, free, and open-source distribution of Python and R packages for scientific computing and data analysis. Many users prefer using Anaconda on the personal computer instead of manually installing individual packages not only for convenience but also for taking advantage of Anaconda's ability to resolve version conflicts and package dependencies. On the Hoffman2 cluster, however, the environment is structurally different from that of a personal computer; there are other best practices to be considered. For example, while…

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Rebel Mapping: Critical Cartography

August 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom
Free

Learn how to break the rules of mapmaking! This workshop’s main lecture introduces disruptive mapping practices from critical cartography and indigenous critical theory and applies them to crafting a story on Esri StoryMaps platform. The technical tools include learning how to set up an Esri Public Account, incorporating media and external digital content, and highlighting the various building blocks within Esri StoryMaps. Participants are encouraged to walk away contemplating their role as a data analyst and question power relationships with…

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An In-Depth Introduction to Google Colab — Discovering how to use free CPU/GPU for coding and teaching

August 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Zoom

As Jupyter Notebook is becoming more and more popular for data scientists, researchers and software engineers, many people may have already heard about Google Colab. As one of the most famous cloud services for machine learning, Colab features FREE access to GPU and TPU computing. But do you know you can use Colab for various scripting languages beyond Python (like R, Julia or Javascript)? Do you realize that Colab can actually provide a democratized and parallel-programming environment of teaching for…

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