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May 2016

IDRE Seminar: Computational challenges and solutions in an analysis of large-scale whole genome sequencing data

May 5, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
5628 Math Science Building, UCLA,

IDRE Seminar - Computation and Storage, Data Informatics Computational challenges and solutions in an analysis of large-scale whole genome sequencing data Speakers: Eleazar Eskin1, Giovanni Goppola2, and Jae Hoon Sul2 1Professor, Computer Science - Human Genetics 2Professor, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences University of California, Los Angeles Date and Time: May 5th, 2016 at 12:00 PM(Lunch will be served*) Location: 5628 Math Sciences Bldg. RSVP**: http://cfapps.ats.ucla.edu/cfapps/events/rsvp/RSVPNow.cfm?EveID=3503&SecID=3491 Abstract: Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) technologies have emerged as a powerful approach to interrogate complete genome…

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April 2016

The Spring 2016 Mapping for Research Series: Lecture 3 – Got Visualization? Methods in mapping data

April 29, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Electronic Classroom on the Second Floor, Room 23167, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA, 280 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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The Spring 2016 Mapping for Research Series Get.Into.Spring with G.I.S and your research Spring is in the air and there is no better time to think about how mapping could impact your work. Join us this April and dive into the world of mapping. Explore the latest digital mapping technologies and make your research project come to life. This series will feature: • Overview of historical maps, digital mapping, and UCLA resources supporting GIS and spatial thinking • Visualizing methods…

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2016 BruinTech-a-thon Conference

April 27, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5628 Math Sciences,

The BruinTech Board is proud to announce the 2016 BruinTech-a-thon, a mini conference where tech enthusiasts from around campus will give 30 minute presentations on the work they are doing in their departments. The event will feature presentations on a wide variety of current IT projects, issues, strategies, and techniques, as well as the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with fellow BruinTechs. The Tech-a-thon will take place April 27, 2016 in the IDRE Portal (5628 Math Science Building) from…

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The Spring 2016 Mapping for Research Series: Lecture 2 – Mapping Applied: Earth Day Lightning Talks

April 22, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
“De Cafe”, 1302 Perloff Hall,

The Spring 2016 Mapping for Research Series Get.Into.Spring with G.I.S and your research Spring is in the air and there is no better time to think about how mapping could impact your work. Join us this April and dive into the world of mapping. Explore the latest digital mapping technologies and make your research project come to life. This series will feature: • Overview of historical maps, digital mapping, and UCLA resources supporting GIS and spatial thinking • Visualizing methods…

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The Spring 2016 Mapping for Research Series: Lecture 1 – Intro to Maps: History and Beyond

April 15, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Electronic Classroom on the Second Floor, Room 23167, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA, 280 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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The Spring 2016 Mapping for Research Series Get.Into.Spring with G.I.S and your research Spring is in the air and there is no better time to think about how mapping could impact your work. Join us this April and dive into the world of mapping. Explore the latest digital mapping technologies and make your research project come to life. This series will feature: • Overview of historical maps, digital mapping, and UCLA resources supporting GIS and spatial thinking • Visualizing methods…

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March 2016

IDRE Seminar: Electoral Incentives and the Allocation of Public Funds

March 28, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
5628 Math Science Building,

IDRE Seminar: Electoral Incentives and the Allocation of Public Funds Speaker: Maurizio Mazzocco, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, UCLA   Date and time: March 28th, 2016 at 12 PM (Lunch will be served*) Location: 5628 Math Sciences Building RSVP: http://cfapps.ats.ucla.edu/cfapps/events/rsvp/RSVPNow.cfm?EveID=3502&SecID=3490   Abstract: It is widely believed that politicians allocate public resources in ways to maximize political gains. But what is less clear is whether this comes at a cost to welfare; and if so, whether alternative electoral rules can help…

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Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression and Logistic Regression with SAS

March 21, 2016 - March 22, 2016
CLICC Classroom C (320 Powell Library),

This introductory course is for SAS software users who perform statistical analyses using SAS/STAT software. The focus is on t tests, ANOVA, and linear regression, and includes a brief introduction to logistic regression. Attendees should have the equivalent of an undergraduate course in statistics covering p- values, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and regression, and be able to execute SAS programs and create SAS data sets. NOTE: Only researchers currently affiliated with the University of California may attend this workshop.…

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R graphics: Introduction to ggplot2

March 10, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5628 Math Sciences,

This workshop introduces the use of the ggplot2, a powerful but easy-to-learn R package capable of producing some of the most attractive graphics of any statistical package. The underlying “grammar” of the graphics is taught with examples that emphasize data exploration and displaying the results of statistical modeling. The workshop assumes some basic knowledge of R. Non-UCLA researchers may attend this workshop.

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Introduction to Regression with SPSS

March 3, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5628 Math Sciences,

This workshop will introduce some fundamental topics in regression analysis using SPSS. The workshop will be divided into three parts. We will begin with a brief overview of simple and multiple regression, tying it back to familiar concepts such as correlation and t-tests. The second part will introduce regression diagnostics such as checking for normality of residuals, unusual and influential data, homoscedasticity and multicollinearity. Finally, we will proceed to SPSS GLM to interpret a two-way categorical interaction with dummy variables,…

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National Leadership Class Computing Resources and Opportunities for UCLA Researchers

March 1, 2016 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kerckhoff – Charles E. Young Grand Salon, 308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, 90095 United States
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The Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and the National Aeronautical Space Agency support an ecosystem of “leadership class” computing facilities housing some of the world’s most advanced supercomputers and high-end visualization and data analysis resources. These facilities provide “free” computing cycles and storage to researchers from academia. Access to these resources is obtained through an application process that is based on the merit of the research objectives, and demonstration of the efficacy and parallel scalability of the software. The…

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February 2016

Profiling – Code clinic session

February 24, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5907 Math Sciences Building,

The purpose of this session is to describe few basic profiling techniques and help researchers in gaining more insight into how well their application code runs on Hoffman2 or other computer systems. In particular the focus is on: Profiling techniques that are available on Hoffman2. Hands-on exercises using an example code – bring your own software. Prerequisite: User account on hoffman2 and your software on Hoffman2. Laptop requirements: Bring your own laptop to…

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Computing Environment on Linux – II

February 16, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kerckhoff – Charles E. Young Grand Salon, 308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, 90095 United States
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The second session of Computing Environment on Linux is about use of Linux system for computation. It will describe the compilation and execution procedures for a given source program. A sample software code will be used to demonstrate the computing tools such as makefile, debugger, and profiler which are available under most Linux environments. Registration link: http://cfapps.ats.ucla.edu/cfapps/events/rsvp/RSVPNow.cfm?EveID=3491&SecID=3479

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IDRE Seminar: Geometric Graph-based Methods for High Dimensional Data

February 11, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
5628 Math Science Building, UCLA,

IDRE Seminar: Geometric Graph-based Methods for High Dimensional Data   Speaker: Andrea L. Bertozzi Professor, Department of Mathematics, UCLA Betsy Wood Knapp Chair for Innovation and Creativity   Time:  12 p.m. to 1 p.m. (Lunch will be served*) Location:  5628 Math Sciences RSVP**: http://cfapps.ats.ucla.edu/cfapps/events/rsvp/RSVPNow.cfm?EveID=3498&SecID=3486   Abstract: We present new methods for segmentation of large datasets with graph based structure. The method combines ideas from classical nonlinear PDE-based image segmentation with fast and accessible linear algebra methods for computing information about…

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Computing Environment on Linux – I

February 4, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kerckhoff – Charles E. Young Grand Salon, 308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, 90095 United States
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Part-I session of Computing Environment on Linux class is aimed to help researchers who are new to Linux system. This two hour session will introduce basic Unix/Linux commands, shells, as well as a few editors available on most of the Linux systems. The user should be able to log in to a linux system and use it to do normal tasks after going through this session. Registration link: http://cfapps.ats.ucla.edu/cfapps/events/rsvp/RSVPNow.cfm?EveID=3490&SecID=3478

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Using Hoffman2 Cluster

February 2, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5628 Math Science Building, UCLA,

This session is a general introduction to how to use UCLA Hoffman2 Cluster. The objective is to familiarize current and potential cluster users with the Hoffman2 Cluster, so they can make the best use of UCLA computational resources. The following topics will be covered: 1. How to access and login to the Hoffman2 Cluster, primarily in terminal/command-line mode. 2. Exploration of how to run various computational tasks on or from the Hoffman2 Cluster, illustrated by hands-on example transcripts. 3. A…

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January 2016

OIT/IDRE Open House

January 27, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
IDRE Portal (5628 Math Science Building), UCLA + Google Map

OIT/IDRE will be holding a departmental Open House on Wednesday, January 27th at 10 a.m. The Open House is an opportunity for each OIT unit to present information about their area as well as a way for staff to learn about the exciting work happening within the organization. The Open House will feature stations throughout Math Sciences as well as at Murphy Hall that will showcase the area’s internal functions and work of staff members. The event is designed to…

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December 2015

Hoffman2 Cluster and Data Center Winter Maintenance, December 14-15, 2015

December 14, 2015 @ 6:00 am - December 15, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Dear Hoffman2 Users, The Hoffman2 Cluster will be unavailable from 6:00AM on Monday, December 14, 2015 through 6:00PM on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 for scheduled upgrades and maintenance. During this time, we will be installing a new OS image with the latest Centos 6.6 release, performing upgrades on storage equipment, and doing a major upgrade of the Infiniband fabric. The primary focus of the maintenance window will be the upgrade of the Infiniband infrastructure in the POD data center. We…

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November 2015

HPC and Big Data Analytics using Comet – SDSC’s latest Computing Resource through XSEDE

November 12, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Kerckhoff – Charles E. Young Grand Salon, 308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, 90095 United States
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Comet, a new petascale supercomputer at San Diego Supercomputing Center (SDSC), is one of the latest key resources within the NSF’s XSEDE (Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment) program, which comprises the most advanced collection of integrated digital resources and services in the world. Researchers may apply for "free" computer time on Comet via XSEDE. UCLA-IDRE and SDSC are organizing this workshop in order to introduce the Comet system and its usage for HPC and Big Data Analytics to UCLA…

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October 2015

Understanding the dynamics of killer electrons in Earth’s radiation belts: a synthesis of high-performance computing, data assimilation, and physics-based modeling

October 28, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
5628 Math Science Building,

Speaker: Dr. Adam C. Kellerman, Researcher, Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences University of California, Los Angeles Abstract: The Van Allen radiation belts are torii-shaped regions of trapped energetic particles, that in recent years, have become a principle focus for satellite operators and engineers. During geomagnetic storms, electrons can be accelerated up to relativistic energies, where they can penetrate spacecraft shielding and damage electrical systems, causing permanent damage or loss of spacecraft. In addition, the high-energy particles can be dangerous for…

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Introduction to R

October 27, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CLICC Classroom C, 320 Powell Library + Google Map

R is a powerful statistical package that runs on Windows, Macintosh and Unix platforms. This class is designed for people who are just getting started using R. The students in the class will have a hands-on experience using R for statistics, graphics and data management. Non-UCLA researchers are allowed to sign up and attend. RSVP here.

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Python for High Performance Computing – Part 2

October 26, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5907 Math Sciences Building,

New time: 2-4pm, October 26 New Location: 5628 Math Sciences Building Python, originally developed as a general purpose programming language, has gained its popularity in the scientific community in recently years owning to its elegant and easy- to-understand syntax and powerful libraries. Python fully supports both functional and object-oriented programming styles. This class will present a number useful features of Python in the context of scientific computing, and introduce a number of supporting packages, including numpy for array-based computations and…

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National Leadership Class Computing Resources and Opportunities for UCLA Researchers

October 22, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kerckhoff – Charles E. Young Grand Salon, 308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, 90095 United States
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The Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and the National Aeronautical Space Agency support an ecosystem of “leadership class” computing facilities housing some of the world’s most advanced supercomputers and high-end visualization and data analysis resources. These facilities provide “free” computing cycles and storage to researchers from academia. Access to these resources is obtained through an application process that is based on the merit of the research objectives, and demonstration of the efficacy and parallel scalability of the software. The…

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Introduction to Cuda

October 20, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kerckhoff – Charles E. Young Grand Salon, 308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, 90095 United States
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Graphics Processing Units (or GPUs), an integral part of most of the computer systems, are well known for their potential for high performance numeric computations. Although few efforts have been made in the past to use these devices for general computing, the recent emergence of high level programming languages through CUDA has really made it possible to use GPUs without going through a steep learning curve. The objective of the class is to provide an introduction to CUDA. This session…

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Introduction to SPSS

October 20, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CLICC Classroom C, 320 Powell Library + Google Map

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. Non-UCLA researchers are allowed to sign up and attend. RSVP here.

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Python for High Performance Computing – Part 1

October 19, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
5628 Math Science Building,

New location: 5628 Math Sciences Building New time: 2:30pm-5pm, October 19 Python, originally developed as a general purpose programming language, has gained its popularity in the scientific community in recently years owning to its elegant and easy- to-understand syntax and powerful libraries. Python fully supports both functional and object-oriented programming styles. This class will present a number useful features of Python in the context of scientific computing, and introduce a number of supporting packages, including numpy for array-based computations and…

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Scientific Computing using PETSc

October 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5907 Math Sciences Building,

The PETSc library contains a number of reusable data structures and solvers for linear and nonlinear systems of equations that can greatly simplify the programming work of scientific computing. While it is possible to code everything “from scratch” using MPI and C/C++/Fortran, some may find code written reusing PETSc’s data structures are easier to maintain and extend in the long term. This class will first discuss a number of common scenarios in scientific computing (such as solving a partial differential…

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Introduction to Stata

October 13, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CLICC Classroom C, 320 Powell Library + Google Map

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. Non-UCLA researchers are allowed to sign up and attend. RSVP here.

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Parallel Computing using MPI

October 8, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kerckhoff – Charles E. Young Grand Salon, 308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, 90095 United States
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MPI (message passing interface) is the de facto standard for distributed-memory parallel scientific computing. While the entire MPI API is quite extensive, this class will cover a number of important ones commonly used in practice. This class is useful for those who plan to start writing MPI code, and also for those who would like to know how MPI works in order to operate an existing MPI code. Sign up here.  

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Profiling – Code clinic session

October 6, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5907 Math Sciences Building,

The purpose of this session is to describe few basic profiling techniques and help researchers in gaining more insight into how well their application code runs on Hoffman2 or other computer systems. In particular the focus is on: Profiling techniques that are available on Hoffman2. Hands-on exercises using an example code - bring your own software. Prerequisite: User account on hoffman2 (apply here if you don't have one) and your software on Hoffman2. Laptop requirements:  Bring your own laptop to…

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Introduction to SAS

October 6, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CLICC Classroom C, 320 Powell Library + Google Map

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. Non-UCLA researchers are allowed to sign up and attend. RSVP Here.

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Using Hoffman2 Cluster

October 5, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kerckhoff – Charles E. Young Grand Salon, 308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, 90095 United States
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This session is a general introduction to how to use UCLA Hoffman2 Cluster. The objective is to familiarize current and potential cluster users with the Hoffman2 Cluster, so they can make the best use of UCLA computational resources. The following topics will be covered: 1. How to access and login to the Hoffman2 Cluster, primarily in terminal/command-line mode. 2. Exploration of how to run various computational tasks on or from the Hoffman2 Cluster, illustrated by hands-on example transcripts. 3. A…

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Computing Environment on Linux

October 1, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kerckhoff – Charles E. Young Grand Salon, 308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, 90095 United States
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This two-hour session is aimed to help researchers who are new to Linux. The session will introduce basic Unix/Linux commands, shells, as well as a few editors available on most of the Linux systems. It will also describe the compilation and execution procedures for a given source program. A sample software code will be used to demonstrate computing tools such as makefile, debugger, and profiler which are available under most Linux environments. The session’s material is of very generic nature…

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September 2015

SAS Functions by Example

September 29, 2015 @ 9:00 am - September 30, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
CLICC Classroom C, 320 Powell Library + Google Map

Ever spent valuable time writing complex code only to later find a function that would have done the job for you? Discover the plethora of practical SAS functions that you haven't seen in other SAS programming courses, and start resolving your everyday programming problems more quickly and efficiently. You will learn how to magically manipulate character data with ease, using PERL Regular Expression (PRX) and other amazing character functions, dominate datetime, date, and time values with the previously perplexing Date…

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Exporting SAS Data Sets and Creating ODS Files for Microsoft Excel

September 28, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
CLICC Classroom C (320 Powell Library),

This workshop presents the most effective techniques for exporting SAS tables or procedure output from Base SAS into Excel spreadsheets. The course uses examples to show the basics of the SAS Excel LIBNAME engine, the EXPORT procedure, and ODS to create CSV, HTML, and XML files that can be opened by Excel. You will learn how to use the EXPORT procedure to create Microsoft Excel files from SAS tables, use the LIBNAME engine to create Microsoft Excel files from SAS…

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August 2015

Science Visualization

August 24, 2015 @ 8:00 am - August 25, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Kerckhoff – Charles E. Young Grand Salon, 308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, 90095 United States
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This two-day training course will introduce students to data visualization with a primary focus on visualization of large volumetric data resulting from simulation and instrumentation.  We begin with an overview of visualization as a whole, beginning with a simple taxonomy: illustration, which uses techniques of computer graphics and animation to convey concepts, and data-driven visualization which  interpret data as imagery to convey the content of the data   Data-driven visualization is further divided into two broad areas.  Information visualization is concerned…

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Supercomputing for Everyone Series: Performance Tuning Summer School

August 17, 2015 @ 8:00 am - August 21, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
5628 Math Science Building, UCLA,

From a user perspective, supercomputers are more complicated to program and handle than an ordinary desktop workstation. Unfortunately this leads to parallel programs that do not necessarily satisfy the performance expectations of the users. Such unexpected performance results can have many reasons. Basic knowledge on performance modeling, prediction and verification, as taught in this summer school, is needed by users to formulate and verify their performance expectation. The goals for this class are: - Motivating the need for performance considerations…

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June 2015
$125

Radcor 2015 and LoopFest XIV

June 15, 2015 @ 8:00 am - June 17, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Physics and Astronomy Bldg. – Room 1425,

Radcor 2015 and LoopFest XIV: This symposium combines the 12th International Symposium on Radiative Corrections (Radcor 2015) with LoopFest XIV (Radiative Corrections for the LHC and Future Colliders). This workshop provides a forum to coordinate activities focused on the theoretical challenges from the LHC and future colliders. Multiple locations. Contact Physics & Astronomy (310) 825-4649 dmconf@physics.ucla.edu Website https://hepconf.physics.ucla.edu/radcor-loopfest/ Admission Registration: $125

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May 2015

ServiceNow Symposium

May 12, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

ServiceNow is the leading on-demand, cloud-based IT service management solution. Come learn about the ServiceNow offering and the benefits of using IT Service Management frameworks like ITIL for your helpdesks!

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Profiling – Code Clinic Session

May 7, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kerckhoff – Charles E. Young Grand Salon, 308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, 90095 United States
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Optimization and parallel scalability of software are essential for High performance computing. The Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and the National Aeronautical Space Agency support an ecosystem of “leadership class” computing facilities that include several of the world’s most advanced supercomputers as well as high-end visualization and data analysis resources.  Access to these resources is freely available to those who can demonstrate that their research topic requires these resources and that their software can utilize these resources. The IDRE Pipeline program aims…

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BruinTech unConference

May 7, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ackerman – Viewpoint Conference Room (Level A Ackerman Union),

The BruinTech unConference is a chance for technologists from every corner of campus to connect and share ideas, best practices, experience and knowledge. Attendees will learn about the technology landscape at UCLA and discuss the best ways to address challenges, leverage our strengths, and move forward. The theme of this year’s BruinTech unConference is Change: Inside and Out. Participants will discuss issues like: • How the IT landscape is changing at UCLA and beyond (in industry) • What change is…

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Computing Environment on Linux

May 6, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kerckhoff – Charles E. Young Grand Salon, 308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, 90095 United States
+ Google Map

This two-hour session is aimed to help researchers who are new to Linux. The session will introduce basic Unix/Linux commands, shells, as well as a few basic editors available on most of the Linux systems. It will also describe the compilation and execution procedures for a given program. A sample software code will be used to describe the computing tools such as makefile, debugger, and profiler that are available under most Linux environments. The session’s material is of very generic…

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National Leadership Class Computing Resources and Opportunities for UCLA Researchers

May 5, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Kerckhoff – Charles E. Young Grand Salon, 308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, 90095 United States
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UCLA-IDRE has an impressive Hoffman2 computing infrastructure. It has grown from an initial 256 cores to the current 12,000+ cores in a short span of time. It serves a large number of research scientists and enables them to achieve new heights within their computing research. However, there are limitations. It may fall short of ever increasing computing needs that require extremely large parallel scaling, jumbo size memory on a single node, or considerable number of systems for analysis using high…

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John Zorn Marathon: In Three Parts

May 2, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, 340 Royce Dr b100
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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In one marathon day we bring pioneering composer and saxophonist John Zorn to Los Angeles for his first performance here in 25 years. In a sweeping program curated and masterminded by Zorn, he brings together a cadre of disciples to traverse the city, underscore the world of visual art and celebrate the massive scope of his undiluted and often unorthodox artistic vision. Part 1: Zorn at LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art – 11am Over the course of six…

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April 2015

2015 Spring Digital Mapping Series: Mapping on the Web? Emerging Cloud-based Mapping Technologies

April 24, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IDRE Portal (5628 Math Science Building), UCLA + Google Map

Have you ever wondered if your research could be mapped? If so, please join us this April and dive into the world of digital mapping to see how to utilize the latest in digital mapping technologies to make your research project come to life. The workshops will cover the basics of conducting spatial analysis through: Desktop applications Fieldwork methods using GPS devices Web and cloud based online applications The focus will be on using particular location-based technologies, as well as fostering…

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OhmageX for Crowdsourced Mobile Data Collection

April 21, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Kerckhoff – Charles E. Young Grand Salon, 308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, 90095 United States
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Overview: Students are arriving on campus with mobile devices that let them interact with their community, collect new data, and track activities for analysis. In this IDRE workshop, we will highlight the four categories of BYOD mobile data collection and how OIT’s ohmage X (the X is for “Cross Platform”) toolset and web-based Data Visualization Dashboard can support this new activity for deeper and more engaged learning in your courses today. This tool is Supported by IEI funds, and is…

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Code for the Mission App Competition

April 21, 2015 @ 8:00 am - August 31, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

The Office of Intellectual Property and the Office of Information Technology announce the Second Annual UCLA “Code for the Mission” App Competition. The goal of the competition is to encourage the UCLA community (Faculty, Staff and Students) to develop mobile apps (both native and web-based) that further UCLA’s mission of Research, Education and Service. Each year we will have three contest categories that will match our three tiered mission. Learn more: https://codeforthemission.ucla.edu/mission/ The 2015 Categories Education: Games that Enhance Learning Innovative…

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Spring 2015 Digital Mapping Series: Got GPS? Methods in Spatial Ethnographic Research

April 17, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IDRE Portal (5628 Math Science Building), UCLA + Google Map

Have you ever wondered if your research could be mapped? If so, please join us this April and dive into the world of digital mapping to see how to utilize the latest in digital mapping technologies to make your research project come to life. The workshops will cover the basics of conducting spatial analysis through: Desktop applications Fieldwork methods using GPS devices Web and cloud based online applications The focus will be on using particular location-based technologies, as well as fostering…

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Free 2-day hands-on GPU Programming Workshop by NVIDIA and UCLA-IDRE

April 15, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Kerckhoff – Charles E. Young Grand Salon, 308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, 90095 United States
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UCLA-IDRE and NVIDIA are very happy to announce a free 2-day hands-on GPU Programming Workshop. Please note that the dates for the workshop are April 15 and April 16: Description: NVIDIA GPUs are the world’s fastest and most efficient accelerators delivering world record scientific application performance. NVIDIA’s CUDA Technology is the most pervasive parallel computing model, used by over 250 scientific applications and over 150,000 developers worldwide. UCLA-IDRE has long been partnering with NVIDIA on multiple projects involving GPU computing.…

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Spring 2015 Digital Mapping: Got Data? How to Map Your Data

April 10, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IDRE Portal (5628 Math Science Building), UCLA + Google Map

Have you ever wondered if your research could be mapped? If so, please join us this April and dive into the world of digital mapping to see how to utilize the latest in digital mapping technologies to make your research project come to life. The workshops will cover the basics of conducting spatial analysis through: Desktop applications Fieldwork methods using GPS devices Web and cloud based online applications The focus will be on using particular location-based technologies, as well as…

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Top 10 Productivity Tools in MATLAB

April 8, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
54-134 Engineering IV, UCLA (Shannon Room),

Register Now! Title: Top 10 Productivity Tools in MATLAB Date: April 8, 2015 Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM PST Location: UCLA - Engr. IV Bldg. - Shannon Room 54-134 Presenter: Sumit Tandon, Application Engineer MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment for data analysis, visualization, and numerical computation. Using MATLAB, you can reach solutions faster and easier than with spreadsheets or traditional programming languages, such as C/C++ or Java. In this technical session, we present and discuss ways…

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