Volume 3, Issue 11, November 22, 2016
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Hacking the Hackers

It's safe to say that hacking has recently blown up on the international stage.

However, University of Arizona Regents' Professor Dr. Hsinchun Chen, who is also the founder and director of the university's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, has been researching informatics for more than two decades.

"When I started, people did not consider this as an area of science," he said. "Over the past 20 years there has been a set of researchers taking this very seriously." Read more here

News & Publications

BruinTech Career Day 

BruinTech is holding its first ever BruinTech Career Day on Tuesday, December 13, and we are looking for 20-40 campus technologists to volunteer and talk about a day in the life of their jobs.

As a volunteer, you will work one of the event tables and talk with UCLA students and staff about why you decided to pursue a career in tech, describe your day-to-day responsibilities, and offer advice.

Complete this Google Form to volunteer! Please submit this form by November 30. 

IDRE-related Lectures, Seminars & Colloquia

Nanoscience Approaches to Heterogeneity in Biological Systems

November 30, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 
2101 Engineering V 


The great promise of single-molecule/assembly measurements is to understand how critical variations in structure, conformation, and environment relate to and control function. New approaches to imaging and analysis are keys to elucidating these associations. I will discuss current and upcoming advances and will pose the challenges that lie ahead in creating, developing, and applying new tools for biology and medicine. These advances include fusing spectroscopic imaging modalities and freeing up bandwidth in measurements to record simultaneous data streams and to expand our dynamic range. Recent advances in sparsity and compressive sensing can be applied both to new analysis methods and to directing measurements so as to assemble and to converge structural and functional information. Early examples will be discussed. 

IDRE-related Workshops & Events

BruinTech Career Day 

December 13, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Bruin Reception Room, Ackerman Union

The BruinTech Career Day offers UCLA staff and students the chance to learn about IT career tracks, network with technologists from across the campus, and hear from presenters who will discuss their journeys and experiences here at UCLA. Register here

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

UCLA Office of Information Technology
Institute for Digital Research and Education
310-825-6635 |
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Box 951557, Mail Code 155705
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1557

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