Events

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
at The Portal (Math Sciences 5628)

UCLA-IDRE and SDSC are organizing the workshop “HPC and Big Data Analytics using Comet” in order to introduce the Comet supercomputer and its usage to the researchers at UCLA.

Comet, a petascale supercomputer at San Diego Supercomputing Center (SDSC), is one of the key resources within the NSF’s XSEDE (Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment) program. It provides “free” computer time via XSEDE portal to the researchers across USA. The participants will be able to get hands-on experience on Comet during the workshop’s different sessions.


Friday, April 7, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:30am
at YRL Research Commons, First Floor of Library

First Fridays is a program in which volunteers work one-on-one with retired UCLA staff and faculty to help them with technology. Retirees often need help using their smartphones, downloading an app from the app store, setting up email or navigating social media.


Monday, April 10, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
at The Portal (Math Sciences 5628)

This workshop covers descriptive analyses, both numerical and graphical, with both continuous and categorical variables.  Subpopulation analysis will be discussed, and then examples of OLS regression and logistic regression will be considered.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:45am to 1:00pm
at The Portal (Math Sciences 5628)

In this talk, IDRE Scholar Dr. Zhenman Fang will present various ways to accelerate the next-generation DNA sequencing pipeline done in our Center for Domain-Specific Computing (CDSC), with the final goal to reduce the computation time to a few hours. First, we scale out the computation by leveraging the power of a CPU cluster/datacenter. Second, we scale up the computation by developing hardware accelerators on commodity energy-efficient FPGAs that can be plugged into the CPU server. Moreover, we combine these two techniques and address the new challenges in FPGA-enabled datacenters. I will talk about our current status in accelerating the DNA sequencing pipeline and show some promising results we have achieved using the aforementioned techniques [FCCM 2015, HotCloud 2016, ACM SOCC 2016].


Monday, April 24, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
at The Portal (Math Sciences 5628)

Mplus is a powerful statistical package used for the analysis of both observed and latent variables. Among the kinds of analysis it can perform are exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, latent class analysis, latent growth curve modeling, structural equation modeling and multilevel modeling. This workshop is designed for people who are just getting started using Mplus. Our aim is to orient participants to the basic structure, syntax, data and output associated with this package. Mplus version 7.4 will be used for this workshop.


Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:00am to 1:30pm
at UCLA's CNSI Building

IS Associates' Spring Meeting: Practical Leadership: Developing and Re-Branding Our IT Leaders


Monday, May 1, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
at The Portal (Math Sciences 5628)

This workshop introduces methods of analyzing interactions (moderated effects) in regression models:  calculating, comparing and graphing simple effects and slopes.  Specifically, we emphasize the use of proc plm and the lsmeans and estimates statements in SAS in conjunction with a solid understanding of the regression equation.  Examples include two- and three-way interactions in linear regression and two-way interactions in logistic regression.  Although the concepts of moderation and interaction are reviewed in the seminar, some background in regression and moderation is recommended.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 9:00am to Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 5:00pm
at The Portal (Math Sciences 5628)

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.  This workshop will be presented by an instructor from SAS.  This is the first of two workshops in preparation for the Base SAS Certification examination.

Note: This event is open ONLY to those currently affiliated with the University of California.


Friday, May 5, 2017 - 6:00pm to Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 8:30pm
at UCLA's Covel Commons

UCLA IS Associates is partnering with UCLA Department of Statistics to host a national data hackathon, called Datafest, being held at UCLA Covel Commons for its 8th year.


Monday, May 8, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
at The Portal (Math Sciences 5628)

This workshop covers Stata commands and methods for common data management tasks, such as identifying data errors, identifying duplicated data, specifying missing values, working with string variables, labeling variables, creating new variables, merging datasets, processing data by groups and using loops for repetitive tasks.  The workshops is focused on preparing data for statistical analysis.


Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
at The Portal (Math Sciences 5628)

CIO Exchange Dinners are held to bring in a UCLA Faculty subject matter expert to discuss a strategic topic chosen by the Executive Board.


Friday, June 2, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:30am
at YRL Research Commons, First Floor of Library

First Fridays is a program in which volunteers work one-on-one with retired UCLA staff and faculty to help them with technology. Retirees often need help using their smartphones, downloading an app from the app store, setting up email or navigating social media.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 9:00am to Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
at Powell Library, CLICC Classroom C

This workshop is for those who need to learn data manipulation techniques using SAS data and procedure steps to access, transform, and summarize SAS data sets. The course builds on the concepts that are presented in the Introduction to SAS Programming workshop and is not recommended for beginning SAS software users.  In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to control SAS data set input and output; combine SAS data sets; summarize, read and write different types of data; perform DO loop and SAS array processing; and transform character, numeric and date variables.  This workshop will be presented by an instructor from SAS.  This is the second of two workshops in preparation for the Base SAS Certification examination.

Note: This event is open ONLY to those currently affiliated with the University of California.


Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 8:30am to 1:30pm
at TBD

The Summer Forum will feature speakers and a moderated panel on topics selected by the IS Associates Executive Board.


Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
at The Portal (Math Sciences 5628)

CIO Exchange Dinners are held to bring in a UCLA Faculty subject matter expert to discuss a strategic topic chosen by the Executive Board.


Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 1:30pm to 6:30pm
at CNSI Building

The Fall Meeting addresses an industry topic and is filled with actionable insights based on the expertise of our program speakers and industry thought-leaders.


Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
at TBD

The UCLA IS Associates Executive Leadership Award recognizes the exceptional application of information technology toward the operation of the executive’s organization through the leadership of the recipient. The award is given to a senior general management executive, who has brought information systems into the most strategic and high-level decision-making processes, as well as into widespread use throughout the firm.