Volume 5, Issue 6, June 28, 2018
UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education
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UCLA Receives $8.4 Million Award
to Improve Advance Care Planning


A UCLA-led team, that includes IDRE Executive Committee member Dr. Douglas Bell, has received a five-year, $8.4 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to develop effective approaches to improve advance care planning for seriously ill patients treated in primary care clinics.

The award, one of seven granted nationally by the research institute, an independent nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, is intended to fund a research project that addresses the needs of both patients and caregivers. Read more.

Dr. Douglas Bell is part of a UCLA-led team that has received a five-year, $8.4 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.


IDRE-related Lectures, Seminars & Colloquia

Computer Science Seminar: Influencer Marketing on Instagram

Monday, July 23rd 
2:30-5 pm
Engineering VI -- Room 289

Overview: Presentation by: Seungbae Kim. Recent research on influencer marketing on Instagram to the visitors from university in Korea. The presentation is about the effectiveness of influencer marketing, relationship among influencers, and classification model.

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LoopTransPort 2018

Monday, July 23rd and Tuesday, July 24th  
Kerckhoff Hall, UCLA

The Hyperloop Advanced Research Partnership (HARP) invites you to the “1st HARP International Conference on Hyperloop Transportation and Related Technologies” to be held at the University of California Los Angeles, California, on July 23rd and July 24th, 2018. LoopTransPort 2018 will be the first premier conference on all aspects of the future of Hyperloop transportation. The main goal is to initiate and facilitate communication between scientists with expertise in areas related to the Hyperloop technology advancement. LoopTransPort 2018 will feature invited plenary keynotes, oral and poster presentations addressing the latest developments in Hyperloop related transportation technologies ranging from fundamental science, engineering and applied technologies to architecture, urban impact and infrastructure economics.

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IDRE-related Workshops & Events

CESMII/UCLA Presentation: Data Contextualization Using DataFrame in Julia – Part 4

Tuesday, July 3rd 
10-11 am
3909 Math Sciences

Overview: IDRE will discuss and do a demo of Data Contextualization using DataFrame in Julia. This will be talks 3 and 4 of Julia programming language demo series. For the demo we will use the computational resource usage data of our HPC Hoffman2 cluster itself because it produces both static data and streaming data.

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R Graphics: Introduction to ggplot2

Thursday, July 12th 
9 am to 12 pm
IDRE Portal (5628 Math Sciences)

Overview: This seminar teaches the “grammar” of graphics that underlies the ggplot2 package, allowing the user to build eye-catching, publication-quality graphics easily and intuitively, layer-by-layer. The seminar focuses on producing statistical graphics throughout the data analysis process, including exploratory graphs, graphs of model effects and diagnostic graphs to assess model assumptions. All researchers are welcome to the workshop.

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2018 Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Medicine: Emerging Frontiers and Applications

Monday, July 16th through Friday, July 20th  
Mong Auditorium, Engineering VI

Overview: The workshop brings together over 40 engineers and clinicians sharing their big ideas in the forefront of biomedical science, bouncing off insights with researchers and colleagues from the academe and industry professionals. The discussion will revolve around advances in the fields of 3D bioprinting, bioMEMS, biomaterials and tissue engineering. Leading experts, including those specializing on cancer, bone and cardiovascular therapeutics, will present the latest advances in the development of novel micro- and nanotechnologies and address a range of different challenges that are of importance to biomedicine at the interface of engineering, medicine and biological sciences.

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Applied Survey Data Analysis in Stata 15

Thursday, July 19th 
9 am to 12 pm
IDRE Portal (5628 Math Sciences)

Overview: This workshop will cover both descriptive and inferential statistics with complex survey data. We will also discuss some graphical methods that can be used with weighted data. All researchers are welcome to the workshop.

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Principal Components and Exploratory Factor Analysis with SPSS

Thursday, July 26th 
9 am to 12 pm
IDRE Portal (5628 Math Sciences)

Overview: This seminar will give a practical overview of both principal components analysis (PCA) and exploratory factor analysis (EFA) using SPSS. We will begin with variance partitioning and explain how it determines the use of a PCA or EFA model. For the PCA portion of the seminar, we will introduce topics such as eigenvalues and eigenvectors, communalities, sum of squared loadings, total variance explained, and choosing the number of components to extract. For the EFA portion, we will discuss factor extraction, estimation methods, factor rotation, and generating factor scores for subsequent analyses. The seminar will focus on how to run a PCA and EFA in SPSS and thoroughly interpret output, using the hypothetical SPSS Anxiety Questionnaire as a motivating example. All researchers are welcome to the workshop.

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