Volume 3, Issue 8, August 25, 2016
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Stats Consulting Group Lends Expertise to Campus Researchers
Image of growth measurements mapped to a spherical coordinate system.

Statistical analysis conducted by the Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE)’s Statistical Consulting Group aided UCLA School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. R. Christian Solem’s latest study that was published on the cover of the August 2016 issue of the American Journal of Orthodontics.

IDRE statistical consultant Dr. Joni Ricks-Oddie was a co-author of the study titled “Congenital and acquired mandibular asymmetry: Mapping growth and remodeling in 3 dimensions,” which involved a novel method of measurement that called for a more unconventional form of statistical analysis. Read the full article here.

News & Publications

Last Chance to Register for Mobility & Modern Web Conference

September 14-16, 2016

Register now for UCLA's fourth annual
MMWCon, an event for developers, educators, researchers, and innovators who are interested in the latest trends of mobile and the modern web. The conference will feature sessions in three concurrent tracks: Mobility Toolkit; mHealth and Sensors; and Next Generation Mobile and Data.

Our newly announced keynote speaker, UCLA’s Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Research Dr. Arash Naeim, will give a first look at UCLA’s new Center for SMART Health, where research teams are collaborating to revolutionize healthcare through the use of mobile technology, big data analytics, screening technologies and medical robotics. The opening keynotes for each day also feature global leaders in education speaking about the impact of technology on learning:
  • Jason Palmer, Deputy Director, Postsecondary Success, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Eric Bonabeau, Ph.D., Dean of Global Affairs, The Minerva Schools at the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI)
UCLA FacTech

October 5, 2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
UCLA Faculty Center

Calling all faculty members! FacTech is a free event that introduces UCLA faculty to a variety of productivity and collaboration tools that will help them save hours in their teaching and research. UCLA IT professionals volunteer their time to demo free or site-licensed software as well as tools for: Data & Document Storage, Analysis & Visualization, Statistical Analysis, Project Management, Cloud Services, and Password Management. Demos include:
  • Trello 
  • Box
  • LastPass
  • Google Apps 

IDRE-related Lectures, Seminars & Colloquia

FirstFridays: What's Next for LA's Innovation Initiatives

September 2, 2016
9:00 - 10:30 am
Kinross Building Ste. 210

Chris Rico
Director of Innovation for Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC)

In his role as Director of Innovation for the LAEDC, Chris Rico leads the continued development of an innovation program for LA County, where he will build broad external support and provide thought leadership and strategic direction for the mission of the Innovate LA program, as well as its goals and priorities. Chris manages the day-to-day operations, programs and initiatives of the Innovate LA Program, including LA Innovation Week, the Blackstone LaunchPad Program in support of Southern California’s entrepreneurial economy, and all of the external communications, marketing and social media for Innovate LA. Chris will also be charged with developing new initiatives and approaches within the Innovate LA Program to increase its relevance, impact and influence within the broader innovation economy and business and economic development communities.

The UCLA Office of Intellectual Property (OIP-ISR) and the UCLA VC Fund co-host a monthly educational series and mixer called UCLA FirstFridays. Join them for coffee, bagels and networking the first Friday of the month. Space is limited, RSVP here.

IDRE-related Workshops & Events

SAS Programming 1: Essentials

September 6-7, 2016
9:00 am-5:00 pm
CLICC Classroom B

This course is for users who want to learn how to write SAS programs. It is the entry point to learning SAS programming and is a prerequisite to many other SAS courses. Learn how to, navigate the SAS Studio programming environment, navigate the SAS Enterprise Guide programming, environment, navigate the SAS windowing environment, read various types of data into SAS data sets, create SAS variables and subset data, combine SAS data sets and create and enhance listing and summary reports. This workshop will be taught by instructors from SAS. Register for the course here.
SQL 1: Essentials

September 8-9, 2016
9:00 am-5:00 pm
CLICC Classroom B

This course teaches you how to process SAS data using Structured Query Language (SQL). This course can help prepare you for the following certification exam(s): SAS Advanced Programming Exam for SAS 9. Learn how to query and subset data, summarize and present data, combine tables, including complex joins and merges, create and modify table views and indexes and replace multiple DATA and PROC steps with one SQL query. This workshop will be taught by instructors from SAS. Register for the course here.
Startup UCLA Demo Day

September 8, 2016
6:00-8:30 pm

After 10 weeks of intense preparation, Startup UCLA's Summer Accelerator teams will be showcasing their startups to the local LA digital scene. Don't miss your chance to see UCLA entrepreneurs pitch their latest innovations! RSVP 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

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Box 951557, Mail Code 155705
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1557

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