April 16, 2021

April 2021 Newsletter


UCLA places 8 among 2021 Guggenheim Fellows

David Wong and Alexander Hoffmann
The Guggenheim Fellows for 2021 were announced this week. This year’s winners include 184 scholars, artists, scientists and writers selected via a rigorous peer review process from more than 3,000 initial candidates. The full list of winners can be found here.

Guggenheim fellowships are awarded to “exceptional individuals in pursuit of scholarship in any field of knowledge and creation in any art form, under the freest possible conditions.” Recipients are advanced professionals, having “already demonstrated exceptional capacity” in their scholarly or artistic careers.

The University of California, Los Angles (UCLA) led the pack with eight winners this year, in fields ranging from anthropology, linguistics and fine arts to engineering, photography and biology.

UCLA was followed by Stanford University with seven fellows in fields such as fine arts, fiction, history, philosophy and political science.


Introduction to Spatial Statistics with Python 

Wednesday, April 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Data Visualization with Python II: Making Interactive Plots and Widgets 
Friday, April 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
 Thursday, April 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

All times listed are in PST


R Graphics: Introduction to ggplot2 

Monday, May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday, May 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, May 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm



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Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Time: 3:00pm Pacific
This FREE webinar showcases the UCLA XR Initiative (XRI), and projects by its associate faculty in the Arts and Humanities. Working with XR technologies of virtual (VR), augmented (AR), and mixed (MR) realities, their work spans research, performance, app development, and classroom pedagogy.

Individual speakers and teams will give lightning talks on the following topics:
  • Teaching app for the research of 3D films in VR
  • Creative VR projects designed to catalyze reflections on a diverse UCLA campus community, and individual stories by people living with HIV
  • Architectural reconstructions of historic Theaters in Downtown LA with AR
  • Experimental multimedia performance with MR
  • VR app concept for writing in a 360 space
  • Classroom pedagogy with VR

PEARC21 Conference - Call for Participation

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Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is hosting the Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC 21) conference series virtually from July 18-22, 2021. 

The ACM PEARC21 Technical Program Committee (TPC) invites you to submit technical content proposals.
Submissions may address any topic related to advanced research computing and data, but topics consistent with one or more of the following three technical tracks are of particular interest.

These conferences will explore the current practice and experience in advanced research computing including workforce development, training, diversity, applications and software, and systems and software. 

SDSC’s Cyberinfrastructure-Enabled Machine Learning (CIML) Summer Institute

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June 18, 2021: Preparation Day
June 22 - 24, 2021: Summer Institute

This event will be held virtually. 

Application deadline: Friday, April 23, 2021

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) Cyberinfrastructure-Enabled Machine Learning (CIML) project is focused on teaching researchers and students the best-known practices for effectively running machine learning (ML) and data science applications on advanced cyberinfrastructure and high-performance computing (HPC) systems. 
This year’s CIML Summer Institute will involve introducing ML researchers, developers and educators to the techniques and methods needed to migrate their ML applications from smaller, locally run resources, such as laptops and workstations, to large-scale HPC systems, such as the SDSC Expanse supercomputer. Participants will have the opportunity to accelerate their learning process through highly interactive classes with hands-on tutorials on Expanse. 

SDSC's Annual High-Performance Computing and Data Science Summer Institute

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July 28, 2021: Preparation Day
August 2 – 6, 2021: Summer Institute

This event will be held virtually.  

Application deadline: Sunday, May 2, 2021

Join us this year for a Virtual Summer Institute! This annual week-long workshop focuses on a broad spectrum of introductory-to-intermediate topics in High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Data Science. The Institute welcomes researchers from academia and industry, especially in domains not traditionally engaged in supercomputing, or who have problems that cannot typically be solved using local computing resources. This year’s Summer Institute continues SDSC’s strategy of bringing HPC to the ”long tail of science”, i.e. providing resources to a larger number of modest-sized computational research projects that represent, in aggregate, a tremendous amount of scientific research and discovery.   The program offers highly interactive classes with hands-on tutorials on SDSC’s newest supercomputer system, Expanse

Application and details at SDSC SI 2021. 

Additional SDSC events and activities:
Advanced Computing Training
Full list of SDSC Event



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:


To submit events, resources, funding opportunities or other news for possible inclusion in the next newsletter, please email

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