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July 2019

Decomposing Interactions in R (Part II)

July 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

Description This is the second part of the seminar on decomposing interactions in R. Methods of decomposing continuous-by-categorical and categorical-by-categorical interactions will be reinforced with hands-on exercises. Requirements A laptop with R installed is required for the hands-on exercises; and prior attendance of the first part of the seminar is recommended but not required. Download the notes for the workshop. If you have questions or comments regarding this event, contact Statistical Consulting Group. NOTE: This event is only available in-person at…

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June 2019

Accessibility Basics Training Webinar

June 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

Register Now People who are blind, low-vision or have dyslexia rely on assistive technologies and screenreading software to “read text out loud” to them. However, many documents and websites created are completely inaccessible or just frustrating for screenreader users. Learn accessible design and content management tools to make it easier for people with disabilities to engage with your website content and documents. During the hour long active learning session, you will learn the impact of accessible websites and documents, simple…

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XSEDE HPC Workshop – Summer Boot Camp

June 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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UCLA-IDRE along with XSEDE and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is pleased to announce the following four day Summer Boot Camp on High Performance Computing: Event: XSEDE HPC Workshop - Summer Boot Camp When: June 3-6, 2019, 8 AM-2 PM PDT each day Where: 5628 Math Sciences Building, UCLA For details and registration: https://www.psc.edu/hpc-workshop-series/summer-bootcamp-2019 This 4-day event will include MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC, and accelerators. The workshop will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom (WAC) platform and will conclude with a special hybrid exercise contest that…

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May 2019

Making PDFs the Easy Way

May 29, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Learning Lab Rolfe Hall 2118, Rolfe Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

REGISTER NOW PDF is one of the most common document formats at UCLA. People who are blind, low-vision or have dyslexia rely on assistive technologies and screenreading software to “read text out loud” to them. However, many PDF documents created are completely inaccessible or frustrating for screenreader users. Public PDFs posted on websites, PDF course reading material and PDFs emailed to listservs should be accessible to people who use screenreaders and other assistive technologies. During this one and a half…

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GIS & Python

May 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Research Commons (RC) Classroom, 11630F Young Research Library, 280 Charles E Young Drive North
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Register Here The Python for GIS Workshop will cover how to use open-source Geospatial Python libraries. Topics included are: how to clean geospatial data with Python, converting files, and automating geoprocessing tasks with Python. If you have questions regarding the workshop, please contact the instructor Albert Kochaphum.

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Accessibility Basics Training

May 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

Register Now People who are blind, low-vision or have dyslexia rely on assistive technologies and screenreading software to “read text out loud” to them. However, many documents and websites created are completely inaccessible or just frustrating for screenreader users. Learn accessible design and content management tools to make it easier for people with disabilities to engage with your website content and documents. During the hour long active learning session, you will learn the impact of accessible websites and documents, simple…

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Multiple Imputation in Stata

May 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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. This workshop will not be hands-on, and it will not have an online component. Download the notes for the workshop. If…

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CESMII/UCLA Presentation Series: Microsoft SQL Server Presentation (Live) on Windows Platform

May 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Math Sciences Building- OIT Conference Room 3909, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

In this presentation we will demo how to deploy Microsoft SQL Server on a Windows Platform, how to create relational database, tables, how to query them through command line TSQL commands.  If you are interested in learning MS SQL Database please attend the presentation.  This will be a live presentation and discussion. NO RSVP necessary, but if you need a reminder on previous day, please email me at ppk@idre.ucla.edu.

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Logistic Regression in Stata

May 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

This workshop will help increase your skills in using logistic regression analysis with Stata.  The workshop does not teach logistic regression, per se, but focuses on how to perform logistic regression analyses and interpret the results using Stata.  It is assumed that you are familiar with logistic regression and Stata. This workshop will not be hands-on, but it will have an online component. Download notes for the workshop. NOTE: Please indicate if you will be attending in-person at UCLA or…

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Job scheduling on Hoffman2 Cluster

May 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Free

We will discuss how to effectively run jobs on Hoffman2 cluster. Hoffman2 cluster serves a wide spectrum of user applications and is almost always heavily loaded. We will first review the model and policy of Hoffman2's job scheduling, followed by fundamentals of using its job scheduler, Univa Grid Engine. A number of common use cases will be discussed in details, including: (1) Single-CPU jobs, (2) Multi-CPU, same-node jobs, (3) Multiple-node (MPI-style) jobs and (4) Job arrays. If you have questions…

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Making PDFs Accessible the Easy Way

May 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Learning Lab Rolfe Hall 2118, Rolfe Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

REGISTER NOW PDF is one of the most common document formats at UCLA. People who are blind, low-vision or have dyslexia rely on assistive technologies and screenreading software to “read text out loud” to them. However, many PDF documents created are completely inaccessible or frustrating for screenreader users. Public PDFs posted on websites, PDF course reading material and PDFs emailed to listservs should be accessible to people who use screenreaders and other assistive technologies. During this one and a half…

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April 2019

Introduction to Programming in Go

April 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Free

This short course will cover the basics of the Go language for those who already are familiar with an imperative programming environment like Python. The Go programming language (golang) is a simple, high-performance imperative programming language. It has the benefits of a strongly typed, compiled language along with many of the benefits of popular scripting languages like Python. The course will assume familiarity with another imperative language so we can use comparisons (to Python) to leverage familiarity and move quickly.…

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Decomposing Interactions in R

April 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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 in three ways, by 1) testing each effect against zero, 2) testing differences among effects, and 3) graphing. This workshop will demonstrate how to do all three analyses in R for the following interaction models: continuous-by-continuous, categorical-by-continuous, and categorical-by-categorical. Some hands-on exercises will be presented. Recommended: Prior knowledge of linear regression and a laptop…

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Using Jupyter with Hoffman2 and HPC Systems

April 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

This short class will illustrate several powerful tools and features that can enhance one’s experience with Jupyter notebooks. The interactive demonstrations will include a brief overview of plotting tools and magics, followed by demonstrations of how to make interactive widgets for interactive visualizations and dashboards and how to generate analysis pipelines and reports. Basic familiarity with Python will be assumed. If you have questions regarding the workshop, please contact the instructor Ben Winjum.

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Running Applications on the Hoffman2 Cluster: Case Studies

April 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Free

This class will address the process of creating Matlab standalone executables and running Matlab in batch, as well as running Abaqus python scripts. Example of how to submit array jobs using Abaqus, R and other applications. Can my simulations be submitted as array jobs? Bring your own problem. Also, Jupyter Notebooks: another way to run python and R on Hoffman2. If you have questions regarding the workshop, please contact the instructor Raffaella D’Auria.

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Introduction to ggplot2

April 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

The ggplot2 package is a widely-used and well-supported system for creating eye-catching graphics in R.  In this interactive seminar, you will learn the underlying grammar of graphics that forms the philosophical framework of ggplot2, giving you the power to create publication-quality figures intuitively.  The workshop is interactive, in which attendees are encouraged to participate in R coding to create their own statistical graphics. Download notes for the workshop. This workshop will be hands-on.  Participants should bring his/her own laptop with…

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Introduction to Jupyter

April 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Free

The Jupyter Notebook is a computing tool that allows users to edit and run Python, R, Julia (and many other programming languages) inside a web browser. Furthermore, it is a powerful tool that allows users to combine live code, text, and visualizations in an interactive, shareable, reproducible document. It has been growing in popularity in many scientific and research disciplines as a data exploration and analysis tool that encourages collaboration and reproducible science. This class will provide an interactive demonstration…

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Intro to GIS: Got data? Let’s map it!

April 17, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Young Research Library, West Classroom, 280 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Register Here It is said that more than 80% of all data has a spatial component to it. As more and more research is leaning towards spatial analysis, this course offers an introduction to Geographic Information Systems, GIS, as a means to spatialize and analyze your data. As a hands-on course, you will learn how to download data, manipulate and join data to existing geographic boundaries, and create stunning cartographic representations. There are no pre-requisite requirements to take this workshop.…

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Accessibility Basics Training Webinar

April 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

Register Now People who are blind, low-vision or have dyslexia rely on assistive technologies and screenreading software to “read text out loud” to them. However, many documents and websites created are completely inaccessible or just frustrating for screenreader users. Learn accessible design and content management tools to make it easier for people with disabilities to engage with your website content and documents. During the hour long active learning session, you will learn the impact of accessible websites and documents, simple…

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Running Applications on the Hoffman2 Cluster: Introduction

April 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Free

The Hoffman2 cluster is a powerful computational resource for the UCLA research community. This class is designed to clarify the process of porting your own applications on the cluster or using applications already available on the cluster. It also addresses how to port your workflow to the Hoffman2 and how to submit batch and run interactive applications. If you have questions regarding the workshop, please contact the instructor Raffaella D’Auria.  

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Making PDFs Accessible the Easy Way

April 10, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Learning Lab Rolfe Hall 2118, Rolfe Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

REGISTER NOW PDF is one of the most common document formats at UCLA. People who are blind, low-vision or have dyslexia rely on assistive technologies and screenreading software to “read text out loud” to them. However, many PDF documents created are completely inaccessible or frustrating for screenreader users. Public PDFs posted on websites, PDF course reading material and PDFs emailed to listservs should be accessible to people who use screenreaders and other assistive technologies. During this one and a half…

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XSEDE HPC Workshop: BIG DATA

April 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - April 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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UCLA-IDRE, along with XSEDE and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, is pleased to announce a two day Big Data workshop (Apr 2-3, 2019, 8 AM-2 PM PDT each day). This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop and Spark and will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom (WAC) training platform. For registration and detailed information, visit: https://www.psc.edu/hpc-workshop-series/current-workshop Agenda— Day - 1: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 All times given are Pacific 08:00 Welcome 08:25 Intro to Big Data 09:00 Hadoop 09:30…

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March 2019

Making PDFs Accessible the Easy Way

March 20, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Learning Lab Rolfe Hall 2118, Rolfe Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

REGISTER NOW PDF is one of the most common document formats at UCLA. People who are blind, low-vision or have dyslexia rely on assistive technologies and screenreading software to “read text out loud” to them. However, many PDF documents created are completely inaccessible or frustrating for screenreader users. Public PDFs posted on websites, PDF course reading material and PDFs emailed to listservs should be accessible to people who use screenreaders and other assistive technologies. During this one and a half…

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Forum – Research in the Cloud at UCLA

March 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

An open forum for discussing, learning about and leveraging cloud resources for research at UCLA. This event is oriented primarily for faculty who already are or are considering using the cloud to support their research. Small projects or large, North or South campus, beginner or advanced users are welcome to ask questions and share experiences. The forum will begin with a summary of UC and UCLA specific cloud information followed by an extended question, comment and discussion period. This event is vendor agnostic (none will…

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Forum – Research in the Cloud at UCLA

March 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

An open forum for discussing, learning about and leveraging cloud resources for research at UCLA. This event is oriented primarily for faculty who already are or are considering using the cloud to support their research. Small projects or large, North or South campus, beginner or advanced users are welcome to ask questions and share experiences. The forum will begin with a summary of UC and UCLA specific cloud information followed by an extended question, comment and discussion period. This event is vendor agnostic (none will…

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Understanding Job Scheduling on Hoffman2 Cluster

March 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

We will discuss how to effectively run jobs on Hoffman2 cluster. Hoffman2 cluster serves a wide spectrum of user applications and is almost always heavily loaded. We will first review the model and policy of Hoffman2's job scheduling, followed by fundamentals of using its job scheduler, Univa Grid Engine. A number of common use cases will be discussed in details, including: (1) Single-CPU jobs, (2) Multi-CPU, same-node jobs, (3) Multiple-node (MPI-style) jobs and (4) Job arrays. If you have any…

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Forum – Research in the Cloud at UCLA

March 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Free

An open forum for discussing, learning about and leveraging cloud resources for research at UCLA. This event is oriented primarily for faculty who already are or are considering using the cloud to support their research. Small projects or large, North or South campus, beginner or advanced users are welcome to ask questions and share experiences. The forum will begin with a summary of UC and UCLA specific cloud information followed by an extended question, comment and discussion period. This event is vendor agnostic (none will…

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Accessibility Basics Training

March 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

REGISTER NOW People who are blind, low-vision or have dyslexia rely on assistive technologies and screenreading software to “read text out loud” to them. However, many documents and websites created are completely inaccessible or just frustrating for screenreader users. Learn accessible design and content management tools to make it easier for people with disabilities to engage with your website content and documents. During the hour long active learning session, you will learn the impact of accessible websites and documents, simple…

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Making PDFs Accessible the Easy Way

March 4, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Learning Lab Rolfe Hall 2118, Rolfe Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

REGISTER NOW PDF is one of the most common document formats at UCLA. People who are blind, low-vision or have dyslexia rely on assistive technologies and screenreading software to “read text out loud” to them. However, many PDF documents created are completely inaccessible or frustrating for screenreader users. Public PDFs posted on websites, PDF course reading material and PDFs emailed to listservs should be accessible to people who use screenreaders and other assistive technologies. During this one and a half…

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Accessibility Basics Training

March 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

People who are blind, low-vision or have dyslexia rely on assistive technologies and screenreading software to “read text out loud” to them. However, many documents and websites created are completely inaccessible or just frustrating for screenreader users. Learn accessible design and content management tools to make it easier for people with disabilities to engage with your website content and documents. During the hour long active learning session, you will learn the impact of accessible websites and documents, simple methods how…

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February 2019

Running Applications on the Hoffman2 Cluster: Case Studies

February 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

This class will address the process of creating Matlab standalone executables and running Matlab in batch, as well as running Abaqus python scripts. Example of how to submit array jobs using Abaqus, R and other applications. Can my simulations be submitted as array jobs? Bring your own problem. Also, Jupyter Notebooks: another way to run python and R on Hoffman2. If you have any questions or comments regarding this event, please contact Rafaella D'Auria.

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R Markdown Basics

February 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

REGISTER FOR EVENT R Markdown files integrate text, Markdown, and R code into dynamic documents that weave together plain text, formatted text, and the output of the R code.  The resulting dynamic reports can be produced in many formats, including HTML documents, HTML slideshows, LaTeX pdf, Beamer slideshows, MS Word doc, books, scientific articles, and websites.   This seminar covers basic coding and conventions of the 3 frameworks upon which R Markdown depends:  Markdown for formatting text, knitr for R code…

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Forum – Research in the Cloud at UCLA

February 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

An open forum for discussing, learning about and leveraging cloud resources for research at UCLA. This event is oriented primarily for faculty who already are or are considering using the cloud to support their research. Small projects or large, North or South campus, beginner or advanced users are welcome to ask questions and share experiences. The forum will begin with a summary of UC and UCLA specific cloud information followed by an extended question, comment and discussion period. This event is vendor agnostic (none will…

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Forum – Research in the Cloud at UCLA

February 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

An open forum for discussing, learning about and leveraging cloud resources for research at UCLA. This event is oriented primarily for faculty who already are or are considering using the cloud to support their research. Small projects or large, North or South campus, beginner or advanced users are welcome to ask questions and share experiences. The forum will begin with a summary of UC and UCLA specific cloud information followed by an extended question, comment and discussion period. This event is vendor agnostic (none will…

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Running Applications on the Hoffman2 Cluster: Introduction

February 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

The Hoffman2 cluster is a powerful computational resource for the UCLA research community. This class is designed to clarify the process of porting your own applications on the cluster or using applications already available on the cluster. It also addresses how to port your workflow to the Hoffman2 and how to submit batch and run interactive applications. If you have any questions or comments regarding this event, please contact Rafaella D'Auria.

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Introduction to Regression in R

February 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

REGISTER FOR EVENT Regression analysis is one of the most powerful statistical techniques that is used to explain variability in a response (dependent) variable as a function of one or more predictor (explanatory or independent) variables.  The aim of this seminar is to help participants increase their skills in using regression analysis with R.  The seminar does not teach regression, per se, but focuses on how to perform regression analyses using R. However, it gives a very brief review on the theoretical…

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Forum – Research in the Cloud at UCLA

February 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

An open forum for discussing, learning about and leveraging cloud resources for research at UCLA. This event is oriented primarily for faculty who already are or are considering using the cloud to support their research. Small projects or large, North or South campus, beginner or advanced users are welcome to ask questions and share experiences. The forum will begin with a summary of UC and UCLA specific cloud information followed by an extended question, comment and discussion period. This event is vendor agnostic (none will…

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Forum – Research in the Cloud at UCLA

February 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

An open forum for discussing, learning about and leveraging cloud resources for research at UCLA. This event is oriented primarily for faculty who already are or are considering using the cloud to support their research. Small projects or large, North or South campus, beginner or advanced users are welcome to ask questions and share experiences. The forum will begin with a summary of UC and UCLA specific cloud information followed by an extended question, comment and discussion period. This event is vendor agnostic (none will…

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Forum – Research in the Cloud at UCLA

February 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

An open forum for discussing, learning about and leveraging cloud resources for research at UCLA. This event is oriented primarily for faculty who already are or are considering using the cloud to support their research. Small projects or large, North or South campus, beginner or advanced users are welcome to ask questions and share experiences. The forum will begin with a summary of UC and UCLA specific cloud information followed by an extended question, comment and discussion period. This event is vendor agnostic (none will…

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Jupyter Advanced Topics

February 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

This short class will illustrate several powerful tools and features that can enhance one’s experience with Jupyter notebooks. The interactive demonstrations will include a brief overview of plotting tools and magics, followed by demonstrations of how to make interactive widgets for interactive visualizations and dashboards and how to generate analysis pipelines and reports. Basic familiarity with Python will be assumed. If you have any questions or comments regarding this event, please contact Ben Winjum.

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Meta-analysis in Stata

February 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

REGISTER FOR EVENT Meta-analysis is the synthesis of results from previous studies.  It is used to increase power, obtain a better estimate of an effect size, and sometimes to resolve conflicting conclusions in the literature.  In this workshop, we will discuss how the data for a meta-analysis are collected and organized, as well as how such data are analyzed and graphed.  We will also discuss some of the limitations meta-analysis and what should be included in a meta-analysis for publication.…

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Introduction to Jupyter

February 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

The Jupyter Notebook is a computing tool that allows users to edit and run Python, R, Julia (and many other programming languages) inside a web browser. Furthermore, it is a powerful tool that allows users to combine live code, text, and visualizations in an interactive, shareable, reproducible document. It has been growing in popularity in many scientific and research disciplines as a data exploration and analysis tool that encourages collaboration and reproducible science. This class will provide an interactive demonstration…

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Analyzing and Visualizing Interactions in SAS

February 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

REGISTER FOR EVENT In regression, we are often interested in an interaction, which is the modification of the effect of an independent variable by another. To understand the magnitude, direction, and significance of the interaction we need to decompose it into simple effects. Simple effects can be analyzed in three ways, by 1) testing each effect against zero, 2) testing differences among effects, and 3) visualizing each effect with graphs. This seminar will demonstrate how to do all three analyses…

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January 2019

Using Globus From the Command Line

January 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

This short course will cover the basics of the Globus file transfer platform. We will discuss installation and configuration on Windows, MacOS, and Linux. Of particular interest will be using Globus from the command line. We will cover the installation of the GlobusCLI, initiating and monitoring transfers and some basic troubleshooting. The goal will be to develop basic skills that will enable the participant to incorporate GlobusCLI commands and data transfers into their workflows. A laptop and an account on…

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Introduction to GIS: Got data? Let’s map it!

January 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Young Research Library, West Classroom, 280 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

RSVP HERE It is said that more than 80% of all data has a spatial component to it. As more and more research is leaning towards spatial analysis, this course offers an introduction to Geographic Information Systems, GIS, as a means to spatialize and analyze your data. As a hands-on course, you will learn how to download data, manipulate and join data to existing geographic boundaries, and create stunning cartographic representations. There are no pre-requisite requirements to take this workshop.

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Introduction to R

January 16, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Young Research Library, West Classroom, 280 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

REGISTER HERE Overview of R functionality. Taught by Andy Lin (Institute for Digital Research and Education).

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NVIDIA’s training on Accelerated and Deep learning Fundamentals using GPUs

January 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - January 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

Agenda Day 1 - Jan 16, 2019, 9AM-4PM: Fundamentals of Accelerated Computing with OpenACC Learn the basics of OpenACC, a high-level programming language for programming on GPUs. This course is for anyone with some C/C++ experience who is interested in accelerating the performance of their applications beyond the limits of CPU-only programming. In this course, you’ll learn: How to profile and optimize your CPU-only applications to identify hot spots for acceleration How to use OpenACC directives to GPU accelerate your…

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Introduction to Statistical Software

January 9, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Research Commons (RC) Classroom, 11630F Young Research Library, 280 Charles E Young Drive North
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

REGISTER HERE This hands-on workshop will introduce some commonly used statistical software packages, including R, SAS, SPSS, and Stata. Taught by Christine Wells (Institute for Digital Research and Education).  

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Software Carpentry: Python for Researchers

January 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - January 10, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

REGISTER HERE Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Best Practices for…

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December 2018

Microsoft Excel Visual Basic for Application Programming

December 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Math Sciences Building- OIT Conference Room 3909, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

Learn how to program Microsoft Excel with Visual Basic for Application to process data , plot charts and interactive session for automatic data collection and processing. The Excel data will be coming from a time series historian. Visual Basic code will automatically process the data. It may be useful for you if you usually use large set of data in Excel and would like to automate the process.  If you are interested in this topic please attend the presentation.  This…

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