Volume 2, Issue 5, May 8, 2015
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Dig Through History, Pave the Future
Toby HigbieTobias Higbie is an Associate Professor in the UCLA Department of History who teaches classes on U.S. History, labor and social movement history, labor studies, and digital humanities/history. Along with teaching, Higbie has also directed a research center at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Higbie’s diverse interests lead him to carry out his own interdisciplinary research using technology to digitize historical records.

“It is detrimental to get caught up in one’s own discipline, since good ideas are all around us,” said Higbie.As a labor historian, he is interdisciplinary by default. He is currently working on a digital history project that aims to convert a century-old book into a research and teaching database. Read the full story.


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UCCSC Proposal Submissions Now Open!

The University of California Computing Services Conference (UCCSC) 2015 will be held in Riverside, the City of Arts and Innovation. The conference will run from August 16th, opening with a Sunday welcome reception event and closing on Tuesday August 18th.

Proposal submissions are now open! UC Riverside will be accepting proposals April 28th to June 5th. Our theme is “In a Cloud of Our Own”. Proposed focus tracks include “web”, “research & data” “IT service management”, instructional design”, and “cloud computing”. Presenters are not limited to these tracks and we understand a proposal may span multiple tracks.


Now Accepting Applications for SDSC Summer Institute (SI) 2015: HPC for the Long Tail of Science

The Summer Institute will provide a week long education and training program in High Performance and Data Intensive Computing. The program will deploy a flexible format designed to help attendees get the most out of their week.

The first half of the Summer Institute will consist of plenary sessions covering essential skills including data management, running jobs on SDSC resources, reproducibility, database systems, characteristics of big data, and techniques for turning data into knowledge, software version control and making effective use of hardware. This will be followed by a series of parallel sessions that allow attendees to dive deeper into specialized material that is relevant to their research projects and covering topics in SPARK, Parallel Computing, Performance Optimization, Predictive Analytics, Scalable Data Management, Visualization, Workflow Management, GPUs/CUDA and Python for Scientific Computing.

A limited number of room and board scholarships are available. Participants are encouraged to apply early.


2016 INCITE Call for Proposals

INCITE issues an annual call for proposals of high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns in a broad array of science, engineering, and computer science domains. Individuals and teams of researchers from academia, national laboratories, and industry are eligible to apply, and awards of one, two, or three years are granted. If you answer "yes" to the following questions, INCITE may be right for you:
  • Is your science campaign outpacing the computing resources available to you?
  • Do you have a long-term vision for your research campaign, over a period of years rather than months?
  • Can your workflow and data management strategies allow you to effectively use an INCITE-sized award?
INCITE awards are large-often one hundred times greater than more generally available allocation programs-and a limited number of projects are selected each year. Campaigns chosen by the INCITE program typically cannot be performed anywhere else and require extremely large high-performance computing (HPC) systems, large awards of time, very large memory, or other unique LCF architectural infrastructure to succeed.

INCITE supports research that answers high-impact, key scientific or technical questions or points to new areas of research. Accomplishments by INCITE researchers are frequently seen in Nature, Science, and other highly visible journals.


IDRE-related Lectures, Seminars & Colloquia

NASKO 2015

The fifth North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO 2015) will be held June 18-19, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. Royce Hall, Room 314, University of California, Los Angeles.   RSVP Here

IDRE-related Workshops & Events

Module 5: CTSI Biomedical Informatics

This module familiarizes participants with the basic principles of biomedical informatics demonstrated by ongoing projects and services across the CTSI sites. Participants are exposed to CTSI-specific tools and other popular applications that facilitate the management and analysis of clinical and experimental data. May 1, 2015- May 31, 2015. Time and location to be scheduled.

Service Now Symposium

ServiceNow is the leading on-demand, cloud-based IT service management solution. Come learn about the ServiceNow offering and the benefits of using IT Service Management frameworks like ITIL for your helpdesks! May 12, 2015 from 8:45 am - 4:00 pm in the UCLA Faculty Center.   RSVP Here

Radcor 2015 and LoopFestXIV

This symposium combines the 12th International Symposium on Radiative Corrections (Radcor 2015) with LoopFest XIV (Radiative Corrections for the LHC and Future Colliders). This workshop provides a forum to coordinate activities focused on the theoretical challenges from current and future colliders. June 15 at 8:00 am and June 17 at 5:00 pm. Physics and Astronomy Bldg. Room 1425.   RSVP Here

Esri User Conference

The Esri UC is your event to meet Esri’s software developers, technical and training staff, and customer service support teams. Learn tips and tricks from other Esri users who are located all over the world, in more industries than you can imagine. View maps. Play with apps, listen to presentations, visit solution providers, network with your peers and meet new friends. July 20-24, 2015. San Diego Convention Center.   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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