Volume 2, Issue 8, August 12, 2015
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UCLA Receives Grant From Getty Foundation to Support Training in Digital Art History

Lisa Snyder helps participants at the Beyond the Digitized Slide Library summer instituteThe widespread use of digital technology in research, publication and teaching has had a transformative effect on many academic disciplines, including art history. Through the Digital Art History initiative, the Getty Foundation has enabled art historians across the country to explore the opportunities and challenges created by new technologies. The Foundation awarded four grants, which supported training workshops to prepare art historians to use digital tools to analyze their sources and to plan innovative projects that create new models in the field.

One of the four grants was awarded to the UCLA Digital Humanities program in 2014 for an eight-day summer institute, Beyond the Digitized Slide Library. Read the full story here.

News & Publications

Register for MMWCON Today!

The 3rd annual Mobility and Modern Web Conference will take place September 16-18 2015 at UCLA! The program features two days of exciting sessions, followed by a day of hands-on workshops, covering the latest trends of mobile and the modern web.

Code for the Mission App Competition!

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. Final entries due on August 31st at 5:00 PM.

IDRE-related Lectures, Seminars & Colloquia

SDSC Summer Institute (SI) 2015: HPC and the Long Tail of Science

The SDSC Summer Institute (SI) 2015: HPC for the Long Tail of Science will provide a week long education and training in High Performance and Data Intensive Computing. The Summer Institute will deploy a flexible format designed to help attendees get the most out of their week. The first half of the Summer Institute will consist of plenary sessions covering essential skills including data management, running jobs on SDSC resources, reproducibility, database systems, characteristics of big data, and techniques for turning data into knowledge, software version control and making effective use of hardware. This will be followed by a series of parallel sessions that allow attendees to dive deeper into specialized material that is relevant to their research projects and covering topics in Spark, Parallel Computing, Performance Optimization, Predictive Analytics, Scalable Data Management, Visualization, Workflow Management, GPU/CUDA and Python for Scientific Computing.

The Summer Institute will give participants the opportunity to do hands-on exercises on both Comet, SDSC's newest supercomputer, and the data-intensive Gordon system.

This event will take place from August 10-14 at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego.


IDRE-related Workshops & Events

Supercomputing for Everyone Series: Performance Tuning Summer School

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

Science Visualization

This two-day training covers all aspects of visualizing data from a broad variety of domains. The training kicks off with an introduction to visualization followed by best practices when dealing with diverse data (abstract and spatial), demonstrating a variety of methods and techniques on those data sets and demonstrating a range of freely available software. Real world problems for which visualization is needed will be demonstrated and attendees will be taken through the process of visualizing this data and gaining insight. August 24 @ 8:00 am - August 25 @ 2:00 pm. 5628 Math Science Building, UCLA.   RSVP Here

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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