Volume 1, Issue 11, November 19, 2014
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IDRE Launches New Website

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IDRE is pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website! Please check it out at  

News & Publications

UCLA Software Central - Discounted Software

Software Central manages UCLA-wide agreements for discounts on the software products and services commonly used in support of teaching and research. The first place to check for your software needs


IDRE Walk-in Statistical Consulting

Walk-in statistical consulting is offered Monday through Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in the DCP/Stat Lab, 4919 Math Sciences. Email consulting is also available.

Call for Presentation Submissions: Bruin Tech-a-Thon

The Bruin Tech-a-thon is a mini conference where tech enthusiasts around campus come to give 20-30 minute presentations on the work they are doing in their departments.

The Tech-a-thon is scheduled for Thursday, December 11th. We encourage all Bruin Technologists to submit a presentation proposal to share your expertise, ideas or lessons learned.

To submit a proposal, please complete our online submission form. Presenters will be notified by the end of the day on Friday, December 5th if their proposal has been selected.

If you have any questions, please contact BruinTech at


IDRE-related Lectures, Seminars & Colloquia


IDRE Tech Talk: Building and Linking Local, Regional and National Cyberinfrastructure

Louisiana researchers and universities have been involved in a concentrated, collaborative effort to advance state-wide cyberinfrastructure: computing systems, data storage systems, advanced instruments and data repositories, visualization environments, and people, all linked together by software and high performance networks. This effort led to a set of interlinked projects that started making a significant difference to the state and created an environment that encouraged increased collaboration. Part of this environment included participation in the US National TeraGrid infrastructure, and US National networks. This talk describes the overall effort, the new projects and environment, the results, and the lessons learned. December 3, 2014 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm in the IDRE Portal (5628 Math Sciences). RSVP here.

Software Central SurveyMonkey Presentation

Software Central has established a UCLA-wide agreement for SurveyMonkey’s new “Enterprise” offering. If your department is interested in using SurveyMonkey, or you are already participating in the Enterprise agreement through Software Central, you are encouraged to RSVP and attend our presentation. December 4, 2014 at 10:00 am in the IDRE Portal (5628 Math Sciences). RSVP here.
Mathematical Foundations of Information Systems

Resource Virtualization for Software-defined Networks

Masoud Moshref, a 5th year PhD candidate at USC, will lecture. November 25, 2014 from 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm in 3400 Boelter Hall. 
Approximate Computing

Guilt-Free Interactive Data Analysis: The Reusable Holdout

The challenges of adaptivity can be addressed using insights from differential privacy, a field of study supporting a definition of privacy tailored to private data analysis. As a corollary we show how to safely reuse a holdout set a great many times without undermining its power of ``correctness protection,'' even when hypotheses and computations are chosen adaptively. Armed with this technique, the analyst is free to explore the data ad libitum, generating and evaluating hypotheses, verifying results on the holdout, and backtracking as needed. December 9, 2014 from 4:15 - 5:45 pm in 3400 Boelter Hall.

IDRE-related Workshops & Events

Todd Presner, Dave Shepard and Yoh Kawano

HyperCities: Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities Book Launch

Book launch for the most recent work of Professor Todd Presner, the director of the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, entitled Hypercities: Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities. He, along with his co-authors, David Shepard (UCLA, CDH) and Yoh Kawano (UCLA, IDRE) will present and excerpt and conclude with a roundtable type discussion and Q&A session. November 19, 2014 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm in YRL - Main Conference Room 11360.

Grant & Funding Opportunities

Open Funding Opportunities
Google Doc highlighting open grant and funding opportunities applicable to the IDRE community.
Archived Funding Opportunities
Google Doc of archived grant and funding opportunities applicable to the IDRE community.
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