December 1, 2020

December 2020 Newsletter


37 UCLA scientists among world’s most influential researchers

Clarivate ResearcherClarivate released its annual list of the most highly cited researchers, which includes dozens of UCLA scientists across various disciplines.

The list is compiled by the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate using data based on scholarly publication counts and citation indexes. The selected researchers wrote publications that ranked in the top 1% by citations in their field for that year.

Matteo Pellegrini, IDRE Board member, and Marc Suchard, IDRE Board member, are both among this year's list of most influential researcher. 

Early Career Research project site launch

ECR site screenshotIDRE Early Career Researchers (ECR) Group launched a new space  to highlight their diverse projects in information science, digital scholarship, data science, and computational science. 

The Early Career Research Project page provides a place for scholars to showcase the early phase of their careers in developing and using digitally enabled innovative research. 


Any early career research faculty, postdoctoral researcher, or graduate student affiliated with UCLA can submit their project here

Art exhibit created using artificial intelligence

Reas Exhibit Deep Meditations
Casey Reas, IDRE HASIS committee member and professor of design media arts in the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, is exhibiting work their in the Honor Fraser gallery.

The exhibit,  “Thin as Thorns, In These Thoughts in Us”, centers around themes of creative artificial intelligence and generative art and will run through Feb. 20, 2021



Paid Virtual Focus Group Opportunity:
COVID-19 Vaccine Survey

Project Goal: Discuss Potential reasons LA residents may or may not be willing to become vaccinated for COVID-19. 

Who: We are looking for community members who may have disproportionate rates or risk of COVID -19: 
  • Black, Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian, Filipino, Korea, and Vietnamese populations
  • Essential Workers
  • Any one over 50 years of age

What: Participants will fill out survey and participate in a 2 hour focus group. All Participants will $100 Amazon Gift card upon study competition. 

How do I sign up?
Email or call 310-267-5511

For more information and additional studies, check out HELPSTOPCOVIDLA

QCB Collaboratory Interactive Workshops

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The Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences Collaboratory presents interactive workshops tailored for life science and biomedical researchers of all backgrounds and levels. These workshops are free of charge to UCLA faculty, staff, affiliates, and students. 

Furthermore, UCLA graduate students are eligible for course credit via the Applied Bioinfo Course

RNA-seq II Analysis – Differential gene expression & pathway analysis
Dec 1, 2 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST
Galaxy for NGS 
Dec 1, and 2@ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM PST
RNA-seq III Analysis – De novo transcriptome assembly using Trinity
Dec 8, 9 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

For more workshops, check out QCB workshops page. 

MathWorks Webinars
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Join MathWorks for their series of live webinar event
Advanced techniques for customizing IEC 61131 code generation for PLCs
Dec 2 @ 01:00 PM
Text Analytics for Finance
Dec 2 @ 01:30 PM
Virtual Labs with MATLAB and Simulink
Dec 2 @ 06:00 PM
Deep Learning with Raspberry Pi and MATLAB
Dec 4 @ 01:30 PM
Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS)  
Dec 6  - Dec 12
Production Forecasting to Support Mining Operations
Dec 7 @ 17:30 PM
Bluetooth (Classic and Low Energy): Model, simulate and test in MATLAB
Dec 8 @ 01:30 PM

All times listed are in PST
Automating Control Loop Performance Assessment with MATLAB
Dec 8 @ 06:30 PM
AI for Simulink Users
Dec 8 @ 01:30 PM
Teaching Engineering Mathematics via Experiential Learning using MATLAB
Dec 9 @ 06:00 PM
Battery State Estimation Using Deep Learning
Dec 11 @ 01:30 PM
Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)  
Dec 14 - Dec 18 PM
Using MATLAB with Python
Dec 14 @ 01:30 PM
MATLAB to C/C++ Made Easy
Dec 16 @ 01:30 PM
Empowering Students Using Real-World Problems with Hardware, IoT and MATLAB
Dec 16 @ 06:00 PM
SerDes Design and Verification for PAM3 and PAM4 High-Speed Digital Links
Dec 17 @ 01:30 PM


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Current Opportunities

Learn about grant and funding opportunities on the IDRE and OVCR (Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research) websites.

Agencies included on the IDRE grants and funding opportunities webpage:

Upcoming Grants Due:


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