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July 2020

Version Control with Git

July 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

Git is a software tool that helps users manage changes to their software over time. Git will allow you to maintain a complete change history of every file, create branches for concurrent streams of changes, trace changes with annotations, and collaborate and share work with others. This interactive introduction will demonstrate how to use Git to track changes, to explore history, and to use web-based Git repositories to share work with others and collaborate. Register in advance:  Please REGISTER using the…

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Introduction to GIS/Spatial Research with Python

July 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom

Register in advance: Please REGISTER using the Zoom Meeting Link before joining!   There are no pre-requisites to take this workshops, but it is recommended that you take the following two workshops: Introduction to Jupyter Version control with git As members of an academic community with a myriad of research initiatives, the need to map information, to spatially analyze, to geoprocess, and to visualize space and time is becoming ubiquitous. But how do you get started? The answer to this…

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Introduction to SQL

July 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

SQL is a standard language designed to query and extract data from tables stored in a database.  In this short class, you will learn how to store, query, and manipulate data with SQL, and you will gain exposure to the fundamentals of SQL and relational database management systems. Register in advance:  Please REGISTER using the Zoom Meeting Link before joining! If you have questions regarding the workshop, please contact Ben Winjum.  

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August 2020

Multiple Imputation in Stata

August 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom
Free

The purpose of this workshop is to discuss commonly used techniques for handling missing data and common issues that could arise when these techniques are used. In particular, we will focus on the one of the most popular methods, multiple imputation and how to perform it in Stata. The Stata code for this seminar is developed using Stata 15. Attendance is restricted to researchers from the University of California.  The information for the Zoom meeting will be sent the day…

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Introduction to GIS for the Social Sciences

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

Description coming soon.   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, we will first sort out a big hierarchical picture by taking a…

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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

Description coming soon.   If you have any further questions regarding the workshop, please contact instructor Francesca Albrezzi.

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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

Description coming soon.   If you have any further questions regarding the workshop, please contact instructors Albert Kochaphum and Mariah Tso.

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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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