Louisiana researchers and universities have been involved in a concentrated, collaborative effort to advance state-wide cyberinfrastructure: computing systems, data storage systems, advanced instruments and data repositories, visualization environments, and people, all linked together by software and high performance networks. This effort led to a set of interlinked projects that started making a significant difference to the state and created an environment that encouraged increased collaboration. Part of this environment included participation in the US National TeraGrid infrastructure, and US National networks. This talk describes the overall effort, the new projects and environment, the results, and the lessons learned. December 3, 2014 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm in the IDRE Portal (5628 Math Sciences). RSVP here.
Software Central has established a UCLA-wide agreement for SurveyMonkey’s new “Enterprise” offering. If your department is interested in using SurveyMonkey, or you are already participating in the Enterprise agreement through Software Central, you are encouraged to RSVP and attend our presentation. December 4, 2014 at 10:00 am in the IDRE Portal (5628 Math Sciences). RSVP here.
The challenges of adaptivity can be addressed using insights from differential privacy, a field of study supporting a definition of privacy tailored to private data analysis. As a corollary we show how to safely reuse a holdout set a great many times without undermining its power of ``correctness protection,'' even when hypotheses and computations are chosen adaptively. Armed with this technique, the analyst is free to explore the data ad libitum, generating and evaluating hypotheses, verifying results on the holdout, and backtracking as needed. December 9, 2014 from 4:15 - 5:45 pm in 3400 Boelter Hall.
Book launch for the most recent work of Professor Todd Presner, the director of the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, entitled Hypercities: Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities. He, along with his co-authors, David Shepard (UCLA, CDH) and Yoh Kawano (UCLA, IDRE) will present and excerpt and conclude with a roundtable type discussion and Q&A session. November 19, 2014 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm in YRL - Main Conference Room 11360.