Volume 1, Issue 6, June 19, 2014
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IDRE Helps Egyptologist Make
Research Dreams Come True

Willeke Wendrich first developed an interest in Willeke Wendrichancient Egyptian archaeology as a 20-year-old undergraduate student. Now an esteemed faculty member in UCLA’s Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, Wendrich has made a career out of her life-long passion. Currently, she is spearheading several digital humanities projects centered in Egypt, teaching a number of courses, directing large-scale archaeological excavations, and lending her expertise to numerous committees and executive boards. Wendrich attributes much of her success at UCLA to the support and expertise of IDRE’s consultants and technologists, who have been instrumental in helping her achieve her research goals. Click here to read the full story.

News & Publications

Code for the Mission

OIP and OIT announce the First Annual UCLA "Code for the Mission" App Competition. The goal of the competition is to encourage the UCLA community (Faculty, Staff and Students) to create mobile apps that further UCLA's mission of Research, Education and Service. Team registrations due by June 27, 2014. Final entries are due August, 31 2014.

2015 INCITE Call for Proposals

The Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program promotes transformational advances in science and technology for computationally intensive, large-scale research projects. The deadline for proposal submissions is June 27, 2014 at 11:59 pm.

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.



HPC and Statistical Computing Class Materials

Did you miss one of our workshops in high performance computing or statistical computing? Check out the lecture slides to get the information you missed:

Intro to Parallel Computing and OpenMP
Introduction to MPI
Running Parallel Jobs Efficiently

IDRE-related Lectures, Seminars & Colloquia

Training: Machine Learning

Improving the Energy Efficiency of Modern Computing Platforms using High-Resolution Real-Time Energy Measurements

Digvijay Singh, a PhD candidate in the Electrical Engineering Department, will speak. July 17, 2014 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm in 53-125 Engineering IV.
Training: Machine Learning

Harness the Power of GPU's: Introduction to GPGPU Programming

Harness the Power of GPUs, an Introduction to GPGPU Programming is a mixture of lectures and labs and introduces all levels of parallelism as well as common approaches for parallelization. This course, hosted virtually by UCLA-IDRE, is free for UCLA researchers/students. June 16 - June 20, 2014 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm at the Visualization Portal (5628 Math Science Building).
Training: Machine Learning

SAS DS2 Programming: Essentials

DS2 is SAS’s next generation, DATA step-like programming language which enables easy parallel processing and advanced data manipulation. The DS2 Programming: Essentials class is designed for experienced SAS programmers who want to leverage new, modern programming techniques to manipulate large data sets while improving performance by taking advantage of the parallel processing capabilities commonly available in modern computing platforms. August 5 & 6, 2014 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm in CLICC Classroom C (320 Powell). RSVP here.

IDRE-related Workshops & Events

SDSC Summer Institute 2014: HPC Meets Big Data

The Summer Institute is targeted to individuals interested in data science and computational science—especially current and potential users of SDSC's data-intensive resources. Applications accepted through June 30, 2014. For more information or to apply, visit the SDSC website.

Data Intensive Summer School

The Data Intensive Summer School focuses on the skills needed to manage, process and gain insight from large amounts of data. This course, hosted virtually by UCLA-IDRE, is free for UCLA researchers and students. June 30 - July 2, 2014 in 5628 Math Science Building.

MMWCON - Registration is Open!

The second annual Mobility and Modern Web Conference, presented by UCLA's OIT, in association with higher ed and corporate partners, will take place September 17-19, 2014.

GIS Trainings and Workshops

IDRE's GIS team offers hands-on training and workshops on a variety of geo-spatial topics. Currently these workshops are offered on a per request basis. Find out what topics are offered, and request a workshop tailored to your needs.

XSEDE HPC Summer Bootcamp

This 4 day event will include MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC and accelerators. We will conclude with a special hybrid exercise contest that will challenge the students to apply their skills over the following 3 weeks and be awarded the First Annual XSEDE Summer Boot Camp Championship Trophy. June 24 - June 27, 2014 in 5907 Math Sciences.  Sign up here.

UCLA CTSI NIH K Award Workshop

An all-day workshop for junior investigators who have applied, are applying, or thinking about applying for a NIH K/Career Development Award. July 10, 2014 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm at the UCLA Semel Institute, Louis Jolyon West Auditorium.

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.

CTSI Drop-In Statistical Consulting

Faculty, clinical instructors, fellows, postdocs, students, research staff and residents welcome. Drop by for assistance with data analysis consultation, clinical-data-management consulting study design & power analysis, and software (SAS, R, SPSS) database help. Wednesdays from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in 16-111 CHS and Fridays on the 3rd floor of 911 Broxton Building.

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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