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February 2023

Cornerstone 4: Collecting and Citing Sources

February 2, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
Hybrid: Charles E. Young Research Library Main Conference Room (room 11360 ) and Zoom

Learn how to create a customized library of resources for your project! Find out how to auto-generate your bibliography in virtually any citation style, keep track of your sources, and avoid plagiarism. This workshop is offered as part of the Cornerstone Research Workshops, a six-part series covering foundational research topics and skills created by URC-HASS, the UCLA Library, and the Undergraduate Writing Center. Join meeting here: https://bit.ly/urcworkshop

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Teaching & Research w/ Digital Collections (Part 3): Lessons and Learning Activity Design. Content to consider when drafting

February 2, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
IDRE Portal and Zoom

Within the scholarship of teaching and learning, it has been proven time and again that “Assembling and curating specimen collections is a valuable educational exercise that integrates subject-specific skills such as field collection, curation, identification, organization, and interpretation of relationships.” (Lucky et. al 2019) Digital collections increasingly avail students and scholars of primary source research materials that were only accessible previously by exclusive arrangement in person, if at all. Rare and unique items, such as manuscript documents, cultural artifacts, and…

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Cloud Computing Workshops. Part 5: GCP cloud storage and practices

February 2, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

Cloud computing service is the delivery of computing resources including applications, servers, storage, databases, networking, analytics, and artificial intelligence over the internet. Besides understanding of cloud computing, these workshops are intended to provide hands-on tutorials to see how cloud service providers may offer academic researchers an option to use additional computing resources. Working on two major cloud providers, Amazon Web Service (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), we will go over an introduction, compute instances, interactive computing, storage, and even…

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URC-HASS Scholarship Info Session 

February 1, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom

Learn all about URC-HASS’s scholarship opportunities for humanities, arts, and social science student and how you can receive $300-$17,000 in scholarships for doing research or creative inquiry! Find out more about the Undergraduate Research Fellows Program (URFP), Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program (URSP), UCLA/Keck Humanistic Inquiry Undergraduate Research Awards (Keck Fellows), Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF), Research Revealed, and the Summer Research Incubator. Join meeting here: https://bit.ly/urcworkshop

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January 2023

Panel discussion on Advanced Research Computing (ARC) applications

January 27, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAud-ihqzwiGNOIL4JdQDXUIiwQB3sK5YzS, via Zoom - link will be provided after registration

Venue: Virtual (via zoom) Link to video recording: https://youtu.be/LgLiY00bvHU The Early Career Researchers group at the Institute for Digital Research and Education is pleased to announce a discussion on current applications and requirements for Advanced Research Computing (ARC). The panel will be led by the following IDRE fellows who are also early career researchers from various disciplines across the UCLA campus.   Nannan Gao – Ecology and Evolutionary Biology   Alp Karakoc – Civil and Environmental Engineering   Seyoon Ko…

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Abstract and Artist Statement Workshop

January 26, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Zoom

Interested in applying to present at the Undergraduate Research & Creativity Showcase, Undergraduate Research Week's premier event? First, you’ll need an abstract or artist statement! Find out how to write one at this workshop. Applications are due by April 15. Join meeting here: https://bit.ly/urcworkshop

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Cornerstone 3: Finding Sources Workshop

January 26, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
Hybrid: Charles E. Young Research Library Main Conference Room (room 11360 ) and Zoom

Learn the most effective search strategies for finding what you need at the UCLA Library. Navigate your research with ease and pick out the best sources for your project! In this workshop, you’ll explore the library research guides, learn strategies for finding the information you need, and find out about research consultations. This workshop is free and open to all undergraduates. This workshop is offered as part of the Cornerstone Research Workshops, a six-part series covering foundational research topics and…

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Teaching & Research w/ Digital Collections (Part 2): Tools and Practices for Engaging Digital Collections Content

January 26, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
IDRE Portal and Zoom

The active engagement of digital primary source collections content can, and often does, go beyond viewing materials on collections websites. For sustained inquiry, a wide variety of tools and platforms have been developed that support in-depth scholarly analysis of high quality, reliably-hosted image-based digital content and enable the creation of public-facing scholarly work products. This workshop is the second in a series about teaching and research with digital collections, which highlights the affordances of IIIF content (for International Image Interoperability…

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Cloud Computing Workshops. Part 4: GCP Compute Engine

January 26, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

Cloud computing service is the delivery of computing resources including applications, servers, storage, databases, networking, analytics, and artificial intelligence over the internet. Besides understanding of cloud computing, these workshops are intended to provide hands-on tutorials to see how cloud service providers may offer academic researchers an option to use additional computing resources. Working on two major cloud providers, Amazon Web Service (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), we will go over an introduction, compute instances, interactive computing, storage, and even…

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Summer Opportunities Info Session

January 24, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom

Learn all about research and creative opportunities during Summer Session, including SRP 99 courses, Research Revealed, and the Summer Research Incubator, as well as how to apply! Join meeting here: https://bit.ly/urcworkshop

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Introduction to QGIS and Digital Gazetteers

January 20, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom

This introductory workshop will introduce participants to basic desktop GIS functionality in QGIS and digital gazetteers which underpin the majority of digital mapping research. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to take an arbitrary list of places, associate that list with a digital gazetteer, and create a map in QGIS suitable for print or digital use. This workshop is geared to the beginner, with no prior knowledge of GIS required or expected. Any questions about this workshop…

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Cornerstone 2: Developing a Research Question Workshop

January 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
Hybrid: Charles E. Young Research Library Main Conference Room (room 11360 ) and Zoom

Learn how to turn your interests into a research question! Turn your general ideas for a topic into a set of research questions, and then get started generating effective keywords for your search in this online module! This module is offered as part of the Cornerstone Research Workshops, a six-part series covering foundational research topics and skills created by URC-HASS, the UCLA Library, and the Undergraduate Writing Center. Join meeting here: https://bit.ly/urcworkshop

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Teaching and Research w/ Digital Collections (Part 1): Navigating A World of High-Quality Primary Source Materials

January 19, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
IDRE Portal and Zoom

Scholarship of visual materials often requires close looking and comparison across works. Digitization programs at “GLAM” institutions (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) around the world, including the UCLA Library, have resulted in extraordinary collections of digital facsimiles of rare and unique primary source books, documents, artifacts, and ephemera, available online. For scholarship and curricular research assignments, sophisticated digital viewers present high-resolution image-based content, which allows for close and comparative examination of materials. Interoperable content, which follows certain standards of web-delivery,…

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Cloud Computing Workshops. Part 3: AWS cloud storage and practices

January 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

Cloud computing service is the delivery of computing resources including applications, servers, storage, databases, networking, analytics, and artificial intelligence over the internet. Besides understanding of cloud computing, these workshops are intended to provide hands-on tutorials to see how cloud service providers may offer academic researchers an option to use additional computing resources. Working on two major cloud providers, Amazon Web Service (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), we will go over an introduction, compute instances, interactive computing, storage, and even…

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Cornerstone 1: Getting Started With Research Workshop

January 18, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
Zoom

Learn how to get started with research and creative inquiry at UCLA including how to find opportunities, earn course credit for doing research or creative practice, and how to find a faculty mentor! This workshop is free and open to all undergraduates. This workshop is offered as part of the Cornerstone Research Workshop series, a six-part series of foundational research topics and skills created by URC-HASS, the UCLA Library, and the Undergraduate Writing Center. Join meeting here: https://bit.ly/urcworkshop

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Research and Time Management Workshop

January 17, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom

Learn strategies, tips, and tools for managing your research or creative project to stay on track and maintain balance in your life! Join meeting here: https://bit.ly/urcworkshop

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Getting Started with Registered Reports

January 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Free

 Click here for RSVP (snacks will be provided) Registered reports are a new publication mechanism where researchers submit a research proposal to a journal that is peer-reviewed, and upon acceptance, the journal agrees to publish the results of the study regardless of the outcome. Registered reports help address key issues which have resulted in replication crises in multiple academic fields, such as publication bias and p-hacking. In this workshop, you will learn how to publish registered reports, the value of…

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Cornerstone 1: Getting Started with Research Workshop

January 12, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
Hybrid: Charles E. Young Research Library Main Conference Room (room 11360 ) and Zoom

Learn how to get started with research and creative inquiry at UCLA including how to find opportunities, earn course credit for doing research or creative practice, and how to find a faculty mentor! This workshop is free and open to all undergraduates. This workshop is offered as part of the Cornerstone Research Workshop series, a six-part series of foundational research topics and skills created by URC-HASS, the UCLA Library, and the Undergraduate Writing Center. Join meeting here: https://bit.ly/urcworkshop

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Navigating Faculty Mentorships Workshop

January 11, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom

Learn how to navigate faculty mentorships while working on your research or creative project. Join meeting here: https://bit.ly/urcworkshop

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Interviewing Methods Workshop 

January 10, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom

Learn research methods for interviewing subjects including question design, how to do an interview, and project management at this free virtual workshop for undergraduates. Join meeting here: https://bit.ly/urcworkshop

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Unsupervised Discovery of Ancestry Informative Markers and Genetic Admixture Proportions in Biobank-Scale Data Sets

January 6, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Speaker: Seyoon Ko, Ph.D. IDRE Fellow Computational Medicine University of California Los Angeles     Location: Virtual Recording of the presentation: https://youtu.be/8YAyHAp9Pfc Abstract: Admixture estimation is crucial in ancestry inference and genomewide association studies (GWAS). Computer programs such as ADMIXTURE and STRUCTURE are commonly employed to estimate the admixture proportions of sample individuals. However, these programs can be overwhelmed by the computational burdens imposed by the 10^5 to 10^6 samples and millions of markers commonly found in modern biobanks. An…

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December 2022

Parallel Parallel Computing 4: Solving Partial Differential Equations on Parallel Computers

December 1, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom

MPI (Message Passing Interface) is a standardized interface for writing portable distributed-memory parallel scientific code. The portability of MPI ensures the same MPI program works the same way on different platforms, ranging from laptop computers to massively parallel supercomputers. MPI has been widely used in advanced simulations, data analysis and visualization in the last three decades. An MPI program typically launches a set of processes distributed across multiple CPU cores or compute nodes. Each process would perform a part of…

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Hoffman2 Happy Hour: Running/submitting jobs on the Hoffman2 Cluster

December 1, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom & OARC Portal MS 5628

The Hoffman2 Happy Hours are designed to showcase one cluster related topic in a short presentation (no more than 20 minutes and generally much less) or lightning talk format, to be followed by 30 to 40 minutes of discussion and user support (office hour style). Each Hoffman2 Happy Hour meeting is 50 minutes long. Bring your computational questions (they do not have to be strictly related to the topic of the week) or just your curiosity. Examples and hands-on components…

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November 2022

Understanding scientific fields via network analysis and topic modeling

November 30, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  Speaker: Harlin Lee, Ph.D. IDRE Fellow Mathematics Department University of California Los Angeles   Location: Virtual Recording: https://youtu.be/EkY_4gre9yU   Abstract: As scientific disciplines get larger and more complex, it becomes impossible for an individual researcher to be familiar with the entire body of literature. This forces them to specialize in a sub-field, and unfortunately, such insulation can hinder the birth of ideas that arise from new connections, eventually slowing down scientific progress. As such, discovering fruitful interdisciplinary connections by…

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Hoffman2 Happy Hour: Software available & how to load it

November 22, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom & OARC Portal MS 5628

The Hoffman2 Happy Hours are designed to showcase one cluster related topic in a short presentation (no more than 20 minutes and generally much less) or lightning talk format, to be followed by 30 to 40 minutes of discussion and user support (office hour style). Each Hoffman2 Happy Hour meeting is 50 minutes long. Bring your computational questions (they do not have to be strictly related to the topic of the week) or just your curiosity. Examples and hands-on components…

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Parallel Parallel Computing 3: Introduction to PETSc

November 17, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom

MPI (Message Passing Interface) is a standardized interface for writing portable distributed-memory parallel scientific code. The portability of MPI ensures the same MPI program works the same way on different platforms, ranging from laptop computers to massively parallel supercomputers. MPI has been widely used in advanced simulations, data analysis and visualization in the last three decades. An MPI program typically launches a set of processes distributed across multiple CPU cores or compute nodes. Each process would perform a part of…

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Hoffman2 Happy Hour: Transferring data to and from the Hoffman2 Cluster

November 17, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom & OARC Portal MS 5628

The Hoffman2 Happy Hours are designed to showcase one cluster related topic in a short presentation (no more than 20 minutes and generally much less) or lightning talk format, to be followed by 30 to 40 minutes of discussion and user support (office hour style). Each Hoffman2 Happy Hour meeting is 50 minutes long. Bring your computational questions (they do not have to be strictly related to the topic of the week) or just your curiosity. Examples and hands-on components…

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Introduction to Regression in R

November 15, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom

This seminar will introduce some fundamental topics in regression analysis using R in three parts. The first part will begin with a brief overview of the R environment, and then simple and multiple regression using R. The second part will introduce regression diagnostics such as checking for normality of residuals, unusual and influential data, homoscedasticity and multicollinearity. The third part of this seminar will introduce categorical variables in R and interpretation of regression analysis with categorical predictors. Any questions about…

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Parallel Parallel Computing 2: MPI Programming

November 10, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom

MPI (Message Passing Interface) is a standardized interface for writing portable distributed-memory parallel scientific code. The portability of MPI ensures the same MPI program works the same way on different platforms, ranging from laptop computers to massively parallel supercomputers. MPI has been widely used in advanced simulations, data analysis and visualization in the last three decades. An MPI program typically launches a set of processes distributed across multiple CPU cores or compute nodes. Each process would perform a part of…

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Hoffman2 Happy Hour: Scripting and the unix command line

November 10, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom & OARC Portal MS 5628

The Hoffman2 Happy Hours are designed to showcase one cluster related topic in a short presentation (no more than 20 minutes and generally much less) or lightning talk format, to be followed by 30 to 40 minutes of discussion and user support (office hour style). Each Hoffman2 Happy Hour meeting is 50 minutes long. Bring your computational questions (they do not have to be strictly related to the topic of the week) or just your curiosity. Examples and hands-on components…

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Introduction to Mplus

November 8, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom

Mplus is a powerful statistical package used for the analysis of latent variables. Among the kinds of analysis it can perform are exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, latent class analysis, latent growth curve modeling, structural equation modeling and multilevel modeling. The program can handle a combination of categorical and continuous variables and often permits missing data. It integrates these analyses into a single framework where you can combine techniques like growth curve modeling and latent class analysis to ask…

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ACCESS HPC Workshop: GPU Programming Using OpenACC

November 7, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location:  IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Science Building, 520 Portola Plaza Local Contact: tvsingh@ucla.edu   UCLA-IDRE along with ACCESS and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is pleased to announce an OpenACC GPU Programming workshop on November 7, 2022, 8 AM-2 PM PDT. OpenACC is the accepted standard using compiler directives to allow quick development of GPU capable codes using standard languages and compilers. It has been used with great success to accelerate real applications within very short development periods. This workshop assumes knowledge…

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Deep Learning, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

November 4, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

In this workshop, we will talk about deep learning and neural network from a different perspective. After a very brief introduction to what machine learning and deep learning are, our discussion will be focused on what deep learning technology can (and cannot) bring to academic research, including both the benefits and the challenges. No specific prerequisite knowledge is required. Any questions about this workshop can be emailed to Qiyang Hu at huqy@oarc.ucla.edu Presented by the Office of Advanced Research Computing…

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Parallel Parallel Computing 1: Running MPI programs

November 3, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom

MPI (Message Passing Interface) is a standardized interface for writing portable distributed-memory parallel scientific code. The portability of MPI ensures the same MPI program works the same way on different platforms, ranging from laptop computers to massively parallel supercomputers. MPI has been widely used in advanced simulations, data analysis and visualization in the last three decades. An MPI program typically launches a set of processes distributed across multiple CPU cores or compute nodes. Each process would perform a part of…

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Hoffman2 Happy Hour: Jupyter Notebooks & JupyterLab

November 3, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom & OARC Portal MS 5628

The Hoffman2 Happy Hours are designed to showcase one cluster related topic in a short presentation (no more than 20 minutes and generally much less) or lightning talk format, to be followed by 30 to 40 minutes of discussion and user support (office hour style). Each Hoffman2 Happy Hour meeting is 50 minutes long. Bring your computational questions (they do not have to be strictly related to the topic of the week) or just your curiosity. Examples and hands-on components…

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Learning PyTorch

November 2, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

We will give a general introduction to PyTorch, a popular deep learning framework, with practical illustrations on the primary usage of tensors and automatic differentiation, and on solving a simple temperature-conversion problem using PyTorch. The knowledge of topics covered in the previous session about machine/deep learning is assumed. Working experience with Python and Jupyter Notebooks will be helpful in following the demos. Any questions about this workshop can be emailed to Qiyang Hu at huqy@oarc.ucla.edu Presented by the Office of…

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Introduction to R

November 1, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom

This workshop introduces the functionality of R, with a focus on data analysis. Topics include: using RStudio, R coding basics, importing and cleaning data, simple data analysis functions, and brief introductions to R graphics (base and ggplot2) and RMarkdown. This workshop is interactive with coding exercises throughout. Any questions about this workshop can be emailed to Andy Lin at alin@oarc.ucla.edu.   Presented by the Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC). Register here: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAof-CtpjktGdCuPcuKIye5gFwlTBlCdrWV

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October 2022

3-D in-silico investigations of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

October 28, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

  Speaker: Alp Karakoç, Ph.D. IDRE Fellow UCLA Civil and Environmental Engineering University of California Los Angeles   Location: Virtual Registration: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwude6opjIqGtfAd7WrSbjVWgtujflTP2l1   Abstract: As life expectancy increases, there are ever-increasing cases of age-related diseases that takes medical attention. As being the second most common valvular lesion in the United States, aortic stenosis (AS) is present in about 5% of the population at and above age 65 with increasing prevalence. In AS cases, the calcium deposition in the aortic root…

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Introduction to Neural Networks

October 28, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

This workshop is a descriptive "no-math" and "no-python" introduction to what deep learning is and how to train a deep neural network. Our discussion will be arranged along with a general procedure for working on a deep learning project. Basic knowledge of calculus and linear algebra will be helpful in understanding the details. Any questions about this workshop can be emailed to Qiyang Hu at huqy@oarc.ucla.edu Presented by the Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC). Register here: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErfuysrDIpEtV0NY_dVJ67XS1ZDrmPENT5

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Hoffman2 Happy Hour: Connecting to the Hoffman2 Cluster via Remote Desktop

October 27, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom & OARC Portal MS 5628

The Hoffman2 Happy Hours are designed to showcase one cluster related topic in a short presentation (no more than 20 minutes and generally much less) or lightning talk format, to be followed by 30 to 40 minutes of discussion and user support (office hour style). Each Hoffman2 Happy Hour meeting is 50 minutes long. Bring your computational questions (they do not have to be strictly related to the topic of the week) or just your curiosity. Examples and hands-on components…

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Big Data on HPC

October 26, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom

This workshop will go over using Big Data techniques on HPC resources. Big Data methods are used when data size because so large, it becomes challenging to compute. Also, when machine learning models become so complex, it can also be challenging to train. In this workshop, we will go over examples of solving Big Data problems on UCLA’s HPC resource Hoffman2. This is an introductory workshop is intended to showcase various Big Data software and libraries, such as, Spark and…

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Getting Started with Digital Film in Research: Managing, Editing and Best Practices

October 25, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom

Whether it is interviews, documentary coverage, or contextual footage, video has become a common practice within research. This course is designed to help scholars manage and make use of their research video footage. The workshop will discuss various best practices regarding file management, editing platforms, and techniques for putting footage together to meet your research goals. Participants will be introduced to Davinci Resolve to learn the basics of a preliminary editing process with industry standard software. Software alternatives, such as…

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Using Jupyter From Anywhere For Free

October 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

This workshop is an overview of how to acquire and run Jupyter Notebook services for free from anywhere. In another word, you will learn how a web browser is all you need for getting free Jupyter resources. Any questions about this workshop can be emailed to Qiyang Hu at huqy@oarc.ucla.edu Presented by the Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC). Register here: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItc-2rrT0oH9175yFJ9te98AnFNjqvrMnm

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Hoffman2 Happy Hour: Connecting to the Hoffman2 Cluster from MacOS or Linux

October 20, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom & OARC Portal MS 5628

The Hoffman2 Happy Hours are designed to showcase one cluster related topic in a short presentation (no more than 20 minutes and generally much less) or lightning talk format, to be followed by 30 to 40 minutes of discussion and user support (office hour style). Each Hoffman2 Happy Hour meeting is 50 minutes long. Bring your computational questions (they do not have to be strictly related to the topic of the week) or just your curiosity. Examples and hands-on components…

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Hoffman2 Happy Hour: Connecting to the Hoffman2 Cluster from Windows

October 13, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom & OARC Portal MS 5628

The Hoffman2 Happy Hours are designed to showcase one cluster related topic in a short presentation (no more than 20 minutes and generally much less) or lightning talk format, to be followed by 30 to 40 minutes of discussion and user support (office hour style). Each Hoffman2 Happy Hour meeting is 50 minutes long. Bring your computational questions (they do not have to be strictly related to the topic of the week) or just your curiosity. Examples and hands-on components…

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Cloud Computing Workshops. Part 2: AWS Elastic Compute Cloud

October 13, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

Cloud computing service is the delivery of computing resources including applications, servers, storage, databases, networking, analytics, and artificial intelligence over the internet. This workshop series will provide hands-on tutorials to demonstrate cloud services as an alternative computing resource for academic researchers. We will cover two leading cloud services, Amazon Web Service (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The topics include: an introduction, compute instances, interactive computing, storage, and setting up an HPC cluster in the clouds. Any questions about this…

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Introduction to the Linux Shell Part 2: Shell Scripting

October 11, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom

Shell scripts enable users to link together multiple Linux commands into a single executable program. They can save users from a lot of wasted time, effort, and headache. For example, many researchers execute many different steps and run several different programs during their process of transforming raw data into analyzable results and ultimately into polished data products that can be published. This process can be tedious and error-prone, and sometimes it’s not easy to reproduce. With shell scripts, you can…

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Hoffman2 Happy Hour: Getting an account, becoming a sponsor

October 6, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom & OARC Portal MS 5628

The Hoffman2 Happy Hours are designed to showcase one cluster related topic in a short presentation (no more than 20 minutes and generally much less) or lightning talk format, to be followed by 30 to 40 minutes of discussion and user support (office hour style). Each Hoffman2 Happy Hour meeting is 50 minutes long. Bring your computational questions (they do not have to be strictly related to the topic of the week) or just your curiosity. Examples and hands-on components…

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Cloud Computing Workshops. Part 1: Introduction

October 6, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

Cloud computing service is the delivery of computing resources including applications, servers, storage, databases, networking, analytics, and artificial intelligence over the internet. Besides understanding of cloud computing, these workshops are intended to provide hands-on tutorials to see how cloud service providers may offer academic researchers an option to use additional computing resources. Working on two major cloud providers, Amazon Web Service (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), we will go over an introduction, compute instances, interactive computing, storage, and even…

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Introduction to the Linux Shell Part 1: Using the Command Line

October 4, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom

The most widely used way to interact with computers is through a graphical user interface, for example, the desktop interface of Microsoft Windows or Mac OS. However, you can also use a text interface to interact with your computer (or with a computing system like Hoffman2). This can variously be referred to as the command line, terminal, shell, console, or prompt, and while it may appear complex at first sight, it offers a lot of power and flexibility for telling…

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