Volume 3, Issue 5, May 26, 2016
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Broadcast News Analysis Reveals Deeper Understanding of Media
With recordings from 46 different broadcast networks of 2,500 different television shows that amount to approximately 283,000 hours of footage and 750,000 metadata files, you would be right to say that UCLA Library's NewsScape has its eyes and ears on the media. 

Started in 1973 during the Watergate hearings by UCLA professor emeritus Paul Rosenthal, NewsScape serves as a media analysis resource and educational tool that researchers continue to apply in new and relevant ways, including a broadcast news and online media analysis project that tracks the candidates and topics in this year's U.S. presidential elections. Read more here

News & Publications

2017 INCITE Call for Proposals 

The Innovate and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE program) is now accepting proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns in a broad array of science, engineering, and computer science domains. 

If you plan to submit an INCITE proposal now or in the future, please follow this link or email

From April 13 to June 24, INCITE's open call provides an opportunity for researchers to request large allocations of computer time and supporting resources at the Argonne and Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (LCF) center, operated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science.

The winning proposals will receive awards of time on Titan, the 27-petaflops Cray XK7 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Mira, the 10-petaflops IBM Blue Gene/Q at Argonne. INCITE will allocate more than five billion core-hours on these DOE leadership-class supercomputers in 2017. Proposals may be awarded for up to three years.

Open to U.S. and non-U.S. based researchers, the INCITE programs seek research proposals for capability computing: production simulations, including ensembles, that use a large fraction of the LCF systems or require the unique LCF architectural infrastructure for high-performance computing projects that cannot be performed anywhere else.

To submit a proposal or for additional details about the proposal requirements, visit Proposals will be accepted until the call deadline of 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016. Awards are expected to be announced in November 2016.

The INCITE program, along with the two LCF centers, will host an instructional proposal webinar on May 19. To register: 

Director's Discretionary requests for limited early access to Mira and Titan can be submitted any time but we recommend that if you plan to submit an INCITE proposal this year that you do not delay in requesting access to generate benchmarking data in preparation for the INCITE call for proposals. See the Related Links at for contacts. 

The Coding Boot Camp at UCLA Extension 

UCLA Extension is launching its inaugural Coding Boot Camp which is designed to bring the best in a skills based education together with the best in a more traditional academic setting. This 24-week full stack web development program teaches students to be thoughtful engineers who don't just code but who think critically through problems to come up with meaningful solutions. The program, which is offered on campus, supports student success through graduation and job placement. 

Extension is also looking for partners to engage with our program and students on a variety of levels. This could include guest speaking opportunities at the class, mock interviews or resume reviews, curriculum advisement, and using our programs as a free talent pipeline. They want to help their students be premier candidates for the technical job market upon completion and are seeking partnerships to create just that. 

Please contact Gabrielle Kamekona, the Career Director of The Coding Bootcamp, at or 562-481-175 if you are interested in becoming a partner or enrolling in this exciting new program.

IDRE-related Lectures, Seminars & Colloquia

IDRE Early Career Researchers Lunch and Meeting

This IDRE Early Career Researchers Lunch and Meeting is the first in a series of informal get-togethers for young researchers in the computational sciences. Realizing that dedicated and talented early career research faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students are key to establishing active and ongoing collaborations across campus, this meeting is the first step toward developing a community of early career researchers within IDRE. Discussion topics at the meeting will include: (1) the ideal organization of an IDRE-sponsored early career researchers group, (2) the types of activities within IDRE that would be desirable (e.g., social events, working groups, 'Birds of a Feather' lunches, seminars, colloquiums, or opportunities for invited speakers of interest, and (3) the process for electing two members of the group to the IDRE Executive Committee. 

Tuesday, May 31, 11:30-1 PM. IDRE Portal (5628 Math Sciences). Sign up here

IDRE-related Workshops & Events

IDRE Stat Consulting Group

The goal of the UCLA IDRE Statistical Consulting Group is to help UCLA faculty, staff, and graduate students perform top-notch research, with the greatest emphasis on data analysis related to grants and publications, but also including dissertation research. We provide advice and resources to enable you to develop and/or extend your statistical computing skills, helping you to independently use common statistical packages for the analysis of your research.

Walk-in consulting is in Math Sciences 4919. See our online schedule for days and hours.

Grant & Funding Opportunities

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