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Volume 1, Issue 10, October 13, 2014
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Lisa Snyder Wins Grant for 3D Modeling Software

Lisa SnyderLisa M. Snyder, a modeling and visualization expert at UCLA's Institute for Digital Research and Education, was recently awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Digital Humanities Implementation Grant to develop new runtime software for interacting with three-dimensional computer models of historic urban environments. The grant is also funding the creation of a repository and archive in conjunction with UCLA's Digital Library Program. 

"The software - known as VSim - was specifically designed to facilitate the use of 3D content in classrooms across the humanities disciplines and across all grade levels," Snyder said.  Read the full story here.

News & Publications

UCLA Software Central - Discounted Software

Software Central manages UCLA-wide agreements for discounts on the software products and services commonly used in support of teaching and research. The first place to check for your software needs.

 

HPC and Statistical Computing Class Materials

Did you miss one of our workshops in high performance computing or statistical computing? Check out the lecture slides to get the information you missed:

Intro to Parallel Computing and OpenMP
Introduction to MPI
Running Parallel Jobs Efficiently

Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription Licenses Available to Order

Software Central is pleased to share that a new UCLA Adobe Creative Cloud agreement has been established and is now available for use. This agreement enables UCLA faculty and staff to purchase and use Adobe Creative Cloud products under terms aligned with UC policy and known use case scenarios.

Come to one of two Adobe Creative Cloud presentations on October 15, 2014 in the Visualization Portal (5628 Math Sciences):

First Presentation
10:00 am - 12:00 pm RSVP

Second Presentation:
1:00 - 3:00 pm RSVP

 

IDRE-related Lectures, Seminars & Colloquia

GPU and Hybrid Architectures

GPU and Hybrid Architectures: Today and into the Future

Speaker: Gerald Luiz, NVIDIA, Distinguished Engineer, GPU Architecture. 
Topics Include:
  • Design constraints in current processor product lines
  • Processor market segmentation
  • NVIDIA investments in new architectures and advanced tools
  • Compare CPU design to GPU design, differences, parallel vs. sequential
  • The complex ecosystem in which architectures live, sandwiched between the SW stack and HW on the other side
  • SW role in architecture
October 21, 2014 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Visualization Portal (5628 Math Sciences). RSVP here.
Mathematical Foundations of Information Systems

Mathematical Foundations of the Next-Generation Information Systems: Algorithms and Code Designs

We are witnessing an unprecedented explosion in data generation. To make full use of this data deluge, information systems must be architected in a way that makes them robust and resource-efficient. Professor Lara Dolecek will lecture. October 14, 2014 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in Engineering IV Building, Room 54-134.
Approximate Computing

Approximate Computing: Niche or Mainstream Technology

In this talk, Professor Scott Mahlke will examine the key challenges to make approximate computing a pervasive technology for improving energy efficiency that everyday users utilize without even knowing it. October 21, 2014 from 4:15 - 5:45 pm in 3400 Boelter Hall. 
Stata

Introduction to Stata

Stata is a powerful and yet easy-to-use statistical package that runs on Windows, Macintosh and Unix platforms. This class is designed for people who are just getting started using Stata. The students in the class will have a hands-on experience using Stata for statistics, graphics and data management. October 14, 2014 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm in CLICC Classroom C (320 Powell Library). RSVP here.
SPSS

Introduction to SPSS

SPSS is a very easy-to-use statistical package that runs on Windows, Macintosh and UNIX platforms. This class is designed for people who are just starting to use SPSS. The students in the class will have a hands-on experience using SPSS for doing statistics, graphics, and data management. October 16, 2014 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm in CLICC Classroom C (320 Powell Library). RSVP here.
SAS

Introduction to SAS

SAS is a powerful statistical package that runs on manyplatforms, including Windows and Unix. This class is designed for people who are just getting started using SAS. The students in the class will have a hands-on experience using SAS for statistics, graphics, and data management. October 22, 2014 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm in CLICC Classroom C (320 Powell Library). RSVP here.
R

Introduction to R

R is a powerful statistical package that runs on Windows, Macintosh and Unix platforms. This class is designed for people who are just getting started using R. The students in the class will have a hands-on experience using R for statistics, graphics and data management. October 28, 2014 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm in CLICC Classroom C (320 Powell Library). RSVP here.

IDRE-related Workshops & Events

CTSI Grant Preparation and Submission

The goals of this module are to familiarize trainees with the NIH grant review process, from the logistics of preparing an application to submitting it through the institution, resubmission, and details of the review process at the NIH. Diversifying portfolios with non-NIH grants will also be reviewed. October 14 and 16, 2014 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at CHS 53-105. 

Grant Skills are Life Skills: Integrate to Accelerate

This interactive workshop will provide tips and strategies for maximizing your research productivity and your competitiveness for grant funding. October 17, 2014 from 9:30 - 11:00 am at BSRB - 154. Register today.

Intel @ Xeon Phi Coprocessor Developer Training Event

This one-day training will provide software developers the foundation needed for modernizing their code to take advantage of parallel architectures found in both the Intel ® Xeon ® processor and the Intel ® Xeon Phi ™ coprocessor. October 22, 2014 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm in the Visualization Portal (5628 Math Science). Lunch will be provided.

IDRE Walk-in Statistical Consulting

Walk-in statistical consulting is offered Monday through Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in the DCP/Stat Lab, 4919 Math Sciences. Email consulting is also available.

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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