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December 2019

XSEDE HPC Workshop: BIG DATA

December 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am - December 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
IDRE Visualization Portal, Math Sciences Building 5628, 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 (Dec 3-4, 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/current-workshop Agenda— Day - 1: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 All times given are Pacific 08:00 AM Welcome 08:25 AM Intro to Big Data 09:00…

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November 2019

Accessibility Basics Training

November 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

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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IDRE Early Career Research Day

November 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sequoia Room, UCLA Faculty Center, 480 Charles E Young Dr S
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Free

Venue: Sequoia Room, UCLA Faculty Center, 480 Charles E. Young Drive East, Los Angeles Registration: RSVP link Contact: T.V.Singh The Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE) is pleased to announce the upcoming IDRE Early Career Research Day. This event is aimed to highlight the diverse research activities in computational science, data science, information science, and digital scholarship at UCLA carried out by rising faculty and researchers, post-docs, and graduate and undergraduate students. It will also be an opportunity for…

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Introduction to R

November 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

R is a programming environment that runs on Windows, Macintosh and UNIX platforms. This class is designed for people who are just starting to use R. The students in the class will have a hands-on experience using R for doing statistics, graphics, and data management. The class notes are the scripts for the class. The R class notes do not contain any of the computer output. The class notes are not meant to be an R textbook or a reference…

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Learning Machine Learning with Kaggle Challenges: Deep Learning for Dogs-vs-Cats Problem with Better Solutions

November 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
IDRE Visualization Portal, Math Sciences Building 5628, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

In Fall 2019, IDRE RTG will offer a series of classes on machine learning to the campus. The objective of the series is to present overviews to the exciting machine learning techniques and to provide a practical guide for general audience to step into the field. This series is primarily appropriate for the beginners who want to learn the techniques and apply to their future research activities. Researchers with machine learning experiences are expected to get benefits from related discussions…

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GIS Day

November 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Young Research Library, 280 Charles E Young Drive North
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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REGISTER NOW Do you want to help people affected by recent natural disasters, environmental impacts, and other humanitarian issues? What about the chance to show a little Bruin Pride and exercise your global citizenship? Come to our humanitarian mapa- thon event - No GIS skills are required – and we will quickly train you to use Open Street Map to assist in humanitarian projects around the world. Last year’s event was one of the largest on Earth - we made…

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Advanced Computing and Data Analytics using Comet

November 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
IDRE Visualization Portal, Math Sciences Building 5628, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Free

UCLA-IDRE and San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) are happy to announce the workshop “Advanced Computing and Data Analytics using Comet” as per the following details: Venue: 5628 Math Sciences Bldg. RSVP: Link to the registration form (*lunch is provided) Requirements: Bring your laptop for hands-on exercises. Questions: Contact T.V.Singh Link to the presentation slides: https://github.com/sdsc-scicomp/2019-11-08-comet-workshop-ucla Agenda: 9:00 AM – 9:10 AM: Welcome 9:10 AM – 10:10 AM: Introduction to SDSC Resources - Current and Future Comet, hardware overview Software, stack,…

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Learning Machine Learning with Kaggle Challenges: Deep Learning for Dogs-vs-Cats Problem

November 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
IDRE Visualization Portal, Math Sciences Building 5628, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

In Fall 2019, IDRE RTG will offer a series of classes on machine learning to the campus. The objective of the series is to present overviews to the exciting machine learning techniques and to provide a practical guide for general audience to step into the field. This series is primarily appropriate for the beginners who want to learn the techniques and apply to their future research activities. Researchers with machine learning experiences are expected to get benefits from related discussions…

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Introduction to GIS and Python

November 6, 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

An introduction to using GeoSpatial tools with Python. If you have questions regarding the workshop, please contact Albert Kochpahum.

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UCLA/CESMII Presentation on Singularity Container

November 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OIT Conference Room 3909, 3909 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

Singularity in many ways is similar to Docker container which many of you are familiar. The high performance computing community tends to favor Singularity over Docker because Singularity has a better control over security compared to Docker.  In the past presentation we have looked into the security issues on Docker.  So, we won't be looking at that again. This presentation will be mainly on Singularity and will be on a Ubuntu 18.04 OS host system.  It will be pretty much…

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Addressing the Vaccine Crisis: The Digital World, Big Data, and Public Health

November 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
James Bridges Theater, UCLA Melnitz Hall, 235 Charles E Young Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Free

  Venue: James Bridges Theater, UCLA Melnitz Hall, 235 Charles E Young Dr., Los Angeles, CA - 90095 Register: RSVP link Questions: Contact T.V. Singh Organizers: Vwani Roychowdhury Timothy R. Tangherlini Beth Glenn Catherine Crespi Roshan Bastani Addressing the Vaccine Crisis: The Digital World, Big Data, and Public Health The World Health Organization has identified vaccine hesitancy as one of the top threats to global health. This one-day symposium, hosted by UCLA faculty from Engineering, Humanities and Public Health, comes…

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October 2019

Learning Machine Learning with Kaggle Challenges: Solving Titanic Problem

October 31, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
IDRE Visualization Portal, Math Sciences Building 5628, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

In Fall 2019, IDRE RTG will offer a series of classes on machine learning to the campus. The objective of the series is to present overviews to the exciting machine learning techniques and to provide a practical guide for general audience to step into the field. This series is primarily appropriate for the beginners who want to learn the techniques and apply to their future research activities. Researchers with machine learning experiences are expected to get benefits from related discussions…

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Introduction to Jupyter

October 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
IDRE Visualization Portal, Math Sciences Building 5628, 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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Accessibility Basics Training

October 30, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

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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Running Applications on Hoffman2 – Part II

October 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
IDRE Visualization Portal, Math Sciences Building 5628, 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 introduce users to the Hoffman2 cluster environment and to clarify the process of porting applications 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. Part II addresses specific workflow classes such as: multicore, parallel and job array submissions. It addresses the process of…

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Learning Machine Learning with Kaggle Challenges: Introduction

October 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
IDRE Visualization Portal, Math Sciences Building 5628, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

In Fall 2019, IDRE RTG will offer a series of classes on machine learning to the campus. The objective of the series is to present overviews to the exciting machine learning techniques and to provide a practical guide for general audience to step into the field. This series is primarily appropriate for the beginners who want to learn the techniques and apply to their future research activities. Researchers with machine learning experiences are expected to get benefits from related discussions…

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Introduction to SPSS

October 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
YRL Research Commons Classroom (Room 11630F), 280 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

SPSS is a very easy-to-use statistical package that runs on Windows, Macintosh and UNIX platforms. This class is designed for people who are just starting to use SPSS. The students in the class will have a hands-on experience using SPSS for doing statistics, graphics, and data management. The class notes are the scripts for the class. The SPSS class notes do not contain any of the computer output. The class notes are not meant to be an SPSS textbook or…

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Intro to GIS: Getting started with spatial research

October 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
IDRE Visualization Portal, Math Sciences Building 5628, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

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 question largely depends on what you want to map, and how you want to create your map. The what is usually easy. It is driven by your passion to pursue a research question and to have maps assist in the development of an argument. The how…

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Introduction to Stata

October 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CLICC Classroom A, 10740 Dickson Court
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

Stata is a powerful and yet easy-to-use statistical package that runs on Windows, Macintosh and Unix platforms.  This class is designed for people who are just getting started using Stata.  The students in the class will have a hands-on experience using Stata for statistics, graphics and data management.  The class notes are the scripts for the class available to the students in the class and to others on the Internet.  The Stata class notes do not contain any of the…

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Running Applications on Hoffman2 – Part I

October 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
IDRE Visualization Portal, Math Sciences Building 5628, 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 introduce users to the Hoffman2 cluster environment and to clarify the process of porting applications 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. Part I addresses the specifics of the Hoffman2 cluster set-up, it provides a survival guide on how to use…

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Introduction to SAS

October 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
IDRE Visualization Portal, Math Sciences Building 5628, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

SAS is a powerful statistical package that runs on many platforms, including Windows and Unix. This class is designed for people who are just getting started using SAS. The students in the class will have a hands-on experience using SAS for statistics, graphics, and data management. The SAS class notes do not contain any of the computer output. The class notes are not meant to be a SAS textbook or a reference manual. However, it is possible for individuals to…

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Version Control with Git

October 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
IDRE Visualization Portal, Math Sciences Building 5628, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

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. If you have questions regarding the…

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PowerShell Scripting on Windows 10

October 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
IDRE Visualization Portal, Math Sciences Building 5628, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

Learning PowerShell scripting is essential if you want to create virtual images or Docker containers on a Windows environment. In this demo you will be introduced to PowerShell scripting so that you can execute command line instructions similar to a bash environment in Linux. Learn more about PowerShell. If you have questions regarding the workshop, please contact Prakashan Korambath.

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Introduction to R

October 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

R is a programming environment that runs on Windows, Macintosh and UNIX platforms. This class is designed for people who are just starting to use R. The students in the class will have a hands-on experience using R for doing statistics, graphics, and data management. The class notes are the scripts for the class. The R class notes do not contain any of the computer output. The class notes are not meant to be an R textbook or a reference…

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Job Scheduling on Hoffman2 Cluster

October 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IDRE Visualization Portal, Math Sciences Building 5628, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Free

We will discuss how to effectively run jobs on Hoffman2 cluster which 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, (4) Job arrays and (5) High-priority jobs.   

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September 2019

Stats Camp @ UCLA

September 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - October 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
IDRE Visualization Portal, Math Sciences Building 5628, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

The IDRE Statistical Consulting Group is excited to present two new statistical analysis training seminars from our partners at Stats Camp, which will be held here at UCLA from September 30 to October 2, 2019. Take advantage of this opportunity to build your data analysis skillset and to discuss your own research with two world-renowned experts! The two workshops are Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Foundations, taught by Professor Todd D. Little (Texas Tech University) and Missing Data Analysis, taught by Professor Craig Enders (UCLA). To register, visit the Stats Camp…

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Universal Design for Learning and Inclusive Instruction

September 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

REGISTER HERE 16% of UCLA undergraduate students have a disability. Help empower this growing population through accessible curriculum design and web content. In this session, you will learn the challenges for people with disabilities, understand the impact of assistive technology and screenreading software to “read text out loud”, and receive hands-on experience building an accessible document. We will also discuss some of the principals of Universal Design for Learning and how they might be applied in your course and research documents.…

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Accessibility Basics Training Webinar

September 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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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August 2019

Accessibility Basics Training Webinar

August 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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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Petascale Computing Institute

August 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - August 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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UCLA-IDRE, in partnership with Blue Waters, is pleased to virtually host 2019 Petascale Computing Institute at UCLA: When: August 19-23, 2019 (8 AM-3 PM PDT each day) Where: 5628 Math Sciences Bldg. Contact: T.V. Singh The goal of the institute is to enable computational and data-enabled discovery in all fields of study by teaching the participants to scale their computational codes to leadership-class computing systems. The institute will be beneficial to researchers who are preparing to scale their codes to…

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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
IDRE Visualization Portal, Math Sciences Building 5628, 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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