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Volume 2, Issue 2, March 6, 2015
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From Brick to Marble: Did Augustus Really Transform Rome?

Diane Favro“I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.” This boastful proclamation is attributed to Caesar Augustus, the founder of the Roman Empire. But how truthful is it? Did Augustus really transform The Eternal City from brick to marble? Diane Favro, a professor in UCLA’s Department of Architecture and Urban Design, is using digital technology to answer this question.

Favro, who holds degrees in commercial art, Etruscology and Roman architectural history, has been captivated by Roman architecture for quite some time. She has traveled to every corner of the Roman Empire, from Algeria to Germany to Lebanon, and written several books on the subject matter. After authoring “The Urban Image of Augustan Rome,” Favro launched a digital research project that aims to uncover the truth behind Augustus’s famous declaration. Read the full story.

 

News & Publications

2015 International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from institutions in Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States are invited to apply for the sixth International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, to be held June 21-26, 2015, in Toronto, Canada. Applications are due March 11, 2015.
 

IDRE-related Lectures, Seminars & Colloquia

Internet of Things

IS Colloquium: Matt Ratto "Emerging Technologies and the Internet of Things"

April 30, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in GSE&IS Room 111.

IDRE-related Workshops & Events

Machine Learning

2015 BruinTech unConference

The 2015 unConference is a chance for technologists from every corner of campus to connect and share ideas, best practices, experience and knowledge.

Attendees will learn about the technology landscape at UCLA and discuss the best ways to address challenges, leverage our strengths, and move forward. An unConference does not have a pre-determined agenda; participants have the opportunity to decide on the focus and discussions of the conference. The process is meant to be very organic, allowing common interests, issues, ideas and solutions to emerge. May 7, 2015 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm in Ackerman Union. RSVP here.
Scientific Computing

Scientific Computing using PETSc (Part 1/2)

This class will first discuss a number of common scenarios in scientific computing (such as solving a partial differential equation), expose their common data structures, and explain how to implement them using PETSc. We will also discuss how to interface PETSc to many other computational libraries. March 10, 2015 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm in IDRE Portal (5628 Math Science Building). RSVP here.
Scientific Computing

Scientific Computing using PETSc (Part 2/2)

This class will first discuss a number of common scenarios in scientific computing (such as solving a partial differential equation), expose their common data structures, and explain how to implement them using PETSc. We will also discuss how to interface PETSc to many other computational libraries. This is Part 2/2; you are expected to also attend Part 1/2. March 12, 2015 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in IDRE Portal (5628 Math Science Building). RSVP here.
SAS

Survey Data Analysis with SAS

In this presentation, we will discuss the analysis of survey data in SAS. We will cover descriptive statistics with continuous and categorical variables, as well as OLS and logistic regression. Non-UCLA researchers may attend this workshop if space is available for all interested UCLA researchers. March 12, 2015 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm in IDRE Portal (5628 Math Science Building). 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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