Cornerstone 2: Developing a Research Question Workshop

Hybrid: Charles E. Young Research Library Main Conference Room (room 11360 ) and Zoom

Learn how to turn your interests into a research question! Turn your general ideas for a topic into a set of research questions, and then get started generating effective keywords for your search at this workshop! This workshop is offered as part of the Cornerstone Research Workshops, a six-part series covering foundational research topics and...
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Introduction to Network Analysis Methodologies and Tools

Zoom & OARC Portal MS 5628

Are you interested in the connections between people? Places? Concepts? Things? Do you want to visualize data in a way that is comprehensible to a human? Do you want to see how information flows through systems? Then network analysis is for you! This introductory workshop will introduce participants to network analysis, with an emphasis on...
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AWS Q2 April Research Session – Enabling and Accelerating Research

Zoom & OARC Portal MS 5628

This is an overview of how our Research team is working with researchers from different domains to enable research and to help accelerate projects. Outlining the various resources, tools, and different approaches to empower institutions and researchers to do more, faster. In this session we can discuss specifics on how these approaches might apply to...
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Free

Research and Time Management Workshop

Zoom

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

Quantitative Research Methods Workshop

Zoom

Learn quantitative methods for conducting research in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and behavioral sciences! Register here: https://bit.ly/urcworkshop

Interviewing Methods Workshop 

Zoom

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

Cornerstone 3: Finding Sources Workshop

Hybrid: Charles E. Young Research Library Main Conference Room (room 11360 ) and Zoom

Learn the most effective search strategies for finding what you need at the UCLA Library. Navigate your research with ease and pick out the best sources for your project! In this workshop, you’ll explore the library research guides, learn strategies for finding the information you need, and find out about research consultations. This workshop is...
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Virtual Presentation Workshop

Zoom

Learn how to craft a standout presentation for the Undergraduate Research & Creativity Showcase and other Undergraduate Research Week events and conferences! Register here: https://bit.ly/urcworkshop

URC-HASS Scholarship Info Session 

Zoom

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

Zoom

Built on a hypersivor of host operation system, virtual machine (VM) offers an isolated virtual environment providing functionality needed to execute guest operation systems (OS) and applications. However, VMs usually require heavy computer resources to execute OS and programs. Alternatively, an advanced technique so-called containerization has been developed in the recent years for many applications....
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Cornerstone 4: Collecting and Citing Sources

Hybrid: Charles E. Young Research Library Main Conference Room (room 11360 ) and Zoom

Learn how to create a customized library of resources for your project! Find out how to auto-generate your bibliography in virtually any citation style, keep track of your sources, and avoid plagiarism. This workshop is offered as part of the Cornerstone Research Workshops, a six-part series covering foundational research topics and skills created by URC-HASS,...
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Python for High Performance Data Analytics (1) Computation

Zoom

While Python becomes the most popular programming language since 2019, data scientists often have a few common complaints about its slow speed and the limited capabilities of handling the big data scenarios. In this workshop series, we will present an extensive discussion on how to improve the performance of Python in data science by looking...
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Stability and Resolvent Analysis of Fluid Flows – Methods and Challenges

Speaker: Victoria Rolandi, Ph.D. IDRE Fellow Mechanical and Aerospace Department University of California Los Angeles   Location: Virtual via Zoom Recording available at: https://youtu.be/m9MTRk0ggrk Abstract: Understanding the transition of fluid flows has been and still is a crucial focus in fluid dynamics. Stability theory has greatly helped on this side and has opened the door to...
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Virtual Presentation Workshop

Zoom

Learn how to craft a standout presentation for the Undergraduate Research & Creativity Showcase and other Undergraduate Research Week events and conferences! Register here: https://bit.ly/urcworkshop

Docker software platform: Practice

Zoom

Built on a hypersivor of host operation system, virtual machine (VM) offers an isolated virtual environment providing functionality needed to execute guest operation systems (OS) and applications. However, VMs usually require heavy computer resources to execute OS and programs. Alternatively, an advanced technique so-called containerization has been developed in the recent years for many applications....
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Cornerstone 5: Writing a Literature Review Workshop

Hybrid: Charles E. Young Research Library Main Conference Room (room 11360 ) and Zoom

Writing a literature review can seem like a daunting task. Attend this interactive workshop to learn strategies for writing a literature review! This workshop is offered as part of the Cornerstone Research Workshops, a six-part series covering foundational research topics and skills created by URC-HASS, the UCLA Library, and the Undergraduate Writing Center. Register here:...
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Python for High Performance Data Analytics (2) Arrays

Zoom

While Python becomes the most popular programming language since 2019, data scientists often have a few common complaints about its slow speed and the limited capabilities of handling the big data scenarios. In this workshop series, we will present an extensive discussion on how to improve the performance of Python in data science by looking...
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Introduction to Meta-analysis in Stata

Zoom

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...
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Data Loofah – Help Identify Errors in Your Data

Zoom

Data cleaning can be a time consuming aspect of research. Join us with guest speaker, Matthew Ponzini for look at Data Loofah, a tool to help researchers clean their data. Data Loofah was developed within the UC Davis Clinical & Translational Science Center (CTSC) – Biostatistics program. This interactive demonstration will provide an overview of...
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Virtual Presentation Workshop

Zoom

Learn how to craft a standout presentation for the Undergraduate Research & Creativity Showcase and other Undergraduate Research Week events and conferences! Register here: https://bit.ly/urcworkshop

Building programs from source code

Zoom

In the era of open source software, there are a wide range of useful and free programs for researchers to take advantage of, including novel utility programs and innovative research codes. However, it may be necessary to build (compile/link) these programs before using them. During this process, one can run into errors like "command not...
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Cornerstone 6: Developing a Research Plan

Hybrid: Charles E. Young Research Library Main Conference Room (room 11360 ) and Zoom

Streamline your research plan and learn how to organize your drafts, resources, and time when writing a research assignment. This workshop is offered as part of the Cornerstone Research Workshops, a six-part series covering foundational research topics and skills created by URC-HASS, the UCLA Library, and the Undergraduate Writing Center. Register here: https://bit.ly/urcworkshop

Data Visualization with Python I: Plotting Fundamentals

Zoom

Python is a very popular language for computational and data science, and it has many powerful capabilities for visualizing data in the pursuit of understanding and conveying underlying patterns. The first part of this series will showcase various ways that Python can be used for creating graphics, following which we’ll dive into some common Python...
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R Graphics: Introduction to ggplot2

Zoom

This workshop teaches the “grammar” of graphics that underlies the ggplot2 package, allowing the user to build eye-catching, publication-quality graphics layer-by-layer. We cover the basic elements of the grammar of graphics, including aesthetics, geoms, scales, and themes, and we will show you how easy ggplot2 makes it to integrate these elements to make informative and...
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URSP & Keck Scholarship Info Session

Zoom

Learn all about the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) and the UCLA/Keck Humanistic Inquiry Undergraduate Research Awards (Keck Fellows), as well as how to apply! URSP participants can receive $4,500-$6,000 in scholarships, and Keck Fellows can receive $8,000 in scholarships plus a $2,000 research or creative stipend. Applications for URSP and the Keck Fellows are due by June...
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Virtual Presentation Workshop

Zoom

Learn how to craft a standout presentation for the Undergraduate Research & Creativity Showcase and other Undergraduate Research Week events and conferences! Register here: https://bit.ly/urcworkshop

Research and Creative Proposal Workshop

Zoom

Learn how to write a research or creative proposal for scholarship program applications! Applications for the URSP and Keck scholarship programs are due by June 20. Find out how you can receive $4,500-$10,000 in funding for doing research or creative inquiry in URSP or Keck: https://hass.ugresearch.ucla.edu/. Register here: https://bit.ly/urcworkshop

Data Visualization with Python II: Making Interactive Plots and Dashboards

Zoom

Python is a very popular language for computational and data science, and it has many powerful capabilities for visualizing data in the pursuit of understanding and conveying underlying patterns. The second part of this series will explore various ways that Python can be used to make interactive graphics that enhance one's ability to explore data...
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URC-HASS Scholarship Info Session 

Zoom

Learn all about URC-HASS’s scholarship opportunities for humanities, arts, and social science student and how you can receive $300-$17,000 in scholarships for doing research or creative inquiry! Find out more about the Undergraduate Research Fellows Program (URFP), Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program (URSP), UCLA/Keck Humanistic Inquiry Undergraduate Research Awards (Keck Fellows), Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF),...
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When will Quantum Computing be ready for Scientific Computing?

IDRE Portal 5628 Math Sciences Building, 520 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Speaker: Jens Palsberg, Ph.D., MBA Professor of Computer Science Samueli School of Engineering University of California Los Angeles   Recording link: https://youtu.be/NCcigLa_c7E   Description: Quantum computing is rapidly getting better but still has some way to go before it can make a difference in science and business. I will introduce the field, give the status...
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Free

URSP & Keck Scholarship Info Session

Zoom

Learn all about the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) and the UCLA/Keck Humanistic Inquiry Undergraduate Research Awards (Keck Fellows), as well as how to apply! URSP participants can receive $4,500-$6,000 in scholarships, and Keck Fellows can receive $8,000 in scholarships plus a $2,000 research or creative stipend. Applications for URSP and the Keck Fellows are due by June...
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Research and Creative Proposal Workshop

Zoom

Learn how to write a research or creative proposal for scholarship program applications! Applications for the URSP and Keck scholarship programs are due by June 20. Find out how you can receive $4,500-$10,000 in funding for doing research or creative inquiry in URSP or Keck: https://hass.ugresearch.ucla.edu/. Register here: https://bit.ly/urcworkshop

NetworkX: The Python package for network science

  Speaker: Harlin Lee, Ph.D. IDRE Fellow Mathematics Department University of California Los Angeles   Location: Virtual via Zoom Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (PST) Link to the notebook used in the presentation: https://colab.research.google.com/drive/1B5VXW1pCfoOaPSqjXHmpRlxPExaoCsxZ?usp=sharing   Abstract: The network (or graph) structure in data is increasingly used to improve statistical signal processing and machine learning...
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URSP & Keck Scholarship Info Session

Zoom

Learn all about the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) and the UCLA/Keck Humanistic Inquiry Undergraduate Research Awards (Keck Fellows), as well as how to apply! URSP participants can receive $4,500-$6,000 in scholarships, and Keck Fellows can receive $8,000 in scholarships plus a $2,000 research or creative stipend. Applications for URSP and the Keck Fellows are due by June...
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Research and Creative Proposal Workshop

Zoom

Learn how to write a research or creative proposal for scholarship program applications! Applications for the URSP and Keck scholarship programs are due by June 20. Find out how you can receive $4,500-$10,000 in funding for doing research or creative inquiry in URSP or Keck: https://hass.ugresearch.ucla.edu/. Register here: https://bit.ly/urcworkshop

Getting Started with Registered Reports

IDRE Visualization Portal, Math Sciences Building 5628 520 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Click here to register (Snacks will be served) Registered reports are a new publication mechanism where researchers submit a research proposal to a journal that is peer-reviewed, and upon acceptance, the journal agrees to publish the results of the study regardless of the outcome. Registered reports help address key issues which have resulted in replication...
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The Research Data Lifecycle For Health Sciences Researchers

Zoom

Research data has grown to unprecedented sizes making local storage, efficient data analysis and long-term archiving a significant challenge. In this session we will introduce the stages of the research data lifecycle. We will discuss how data management plays a role at key stages of the data lifecycle. Finally, we will review tools and resources...
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Hoffman2 Happy Hour: Introduction to the Hoffman2 Cluster

Zoom

Account creation, connecting via terminal, requesting interactive sessions, loading software in a user environment. Any questions about this workshop can be emailed to Raffaella D'Auria at dauria@oarc.ucla.edu. Presented by the Office of Advanced Research Computing. Register here: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIldemvqjotE93gkZrOw-jowhGR58Q_dtKB

Introduction to Data Storytelling

Zoom

Are you interested in displaying data? Do you want to make your charts and graphs understandable? Do you want to recognize when charts, graphs, and maps are manipulating the truth? If so, this is the workshop for you! We will look at using python pandas to create graphs and charts from tabular data, and how...
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Hoffman2 Happy Hour: Finding your way around the Unix Shell Prompt

Zoom

Basics of Unix shell scripting. Any questions about this workshop can be emailed to Raffaella D'Auria at dauria@oarc.ucla.edu. Presented by the Office of Advanced Research Computing. Register here: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwodempqTotHdTfUnXazCoykoFa32tq6vHM  

Big Data on HPC

This workshop will go over using Big Data techniques on HPC resources. Big Data methods are used when data size because so large, it becomes challenging to compute. Also, when machine learning models become so complex, it can also be challenging to train. In this workshop, we will go over examples of solving Big Data...
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Leveraging big data in ecology and atmospheric science to study impacts of wildfire smoke on birds

  Speaker: Olivia Sanderfoot, Ph.D. IDRE Fellow Ecology & Evolutionary Biology University of California Los Angeles     Location: Link to the recording Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (PST) Registration Link: https://youtu.be/Xked2hZBq44   Abstract: Global wildfire activity is increasing globally, and people and wildlife are increasingly exposed to hazardous smoke. Despite the well-established risks wildfire...
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Visualization applications on HPC

Zoom

This is a HPC workshop focused on optimizing visualization applications on the powerful Hoffman2 cluster. In this session, we will go over opening GUI interfaces, enabling usage of a range of applications. Using popular IDEs such as RStudio and Jupyter, while also exploring the capabilities of tools like ParaView, VisIt, and VTK on Hoffman2. Moreover,...
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Hoffman2 Happy Hour: Running Jupyter notebooks on the Hoffman2 Cluster

Zoom

Running Jupyter notebooks on the Hoffman2 Cluster. Any questions about this workshop can be emailed to Raffaella D'Auria at dauria@oarc.ucla.edu.  Presented by the Office of Advanced Research Computing. Register here: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkdu6sqjgsGN10ggpiPVmfRbX8TSN7g8tN

Building and Compiling Software on HPC

Zoom

In this hands-on session, you will gain the skills and knowledge required to successfully build and compile software in an HPC environment, regardless of your programming expertise. By utilizing the powerful compiling tools available on Hoffman2, you will learn to construct customized applications essential for your research. Moreover, we will delve into best practices for...
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Hoffman2 Happy Hour: Submitting jobs to the Scheduler

Zoom

Running batch jobs on the Hoffman2 Cluster.  Any questions about this workshop can be emailed to Raffaella D'Auria at dauria@oarc.ucla.edu.  Presented by the Office of Advanced Research Computing. Register here: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAode-hrjIiG9A6Sqp3y3syR0ejUjfR_dv7

Learning Scikit-Learn

Zoom

Machine learning has undeniably emerged as a crucial element in the field of science and technology in recent years. Consequently, mastering libraries like scikit-learn, pivotal in the arsenal of machine learning tools, is of paramount importance. This lecture is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the scikit-learn Python library. To get the most out...
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Molecular and Optical Tools for Mapping Mammalian Genome and Brain

Speaker: Rongxin Fang, Ph.D. Postdoc Fellow Chemistry and Chemical Biology Harvard University   Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (PST) Date: July 28, 2023 Location: Zoom - Register here for the zoom link   Abstract: The human brain is enormously complex, containing hundreds of billions of cells and perhaps thousands of distinct types. A fundamental question is how...
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Hoffman2 Happy Hour: Running Array Jobs

Zoom

Running Array jobs on the Hoffman2 Cluster.  Any questions about this workshop can be emailed to Raffaella D'Auria at dauria@oarc.ucla.edu. Presented by the Office of Advanced Research Computing. Register here: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsdeqtpj0jGNTtNQtHaZunG2LVN1_texfD

High Performance Machine Learning Using Scikit-Learn

Zoom

Machine learning has undeniably emerged as a crucial element in the field of science and technology in recent years. Consequently, mastering libraries like scikit-learn, pivotal in the arsenal of machine learning tools, is of paramount importance.In this session, we delve into advanced aspects of leveraging the scikit-learn Python library for high-performance machine learning. We will...
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