Events

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
at Research Library 11630F - RC Classroom

Advanced Research Workshop

This hands-on workshop will introduce some commonly used statistical software packages, including R, SAS, SPSS and Stata. Taught by Christine Wells (Institute for Digital Research and Education).

Event is free. Available to only UCLA students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars.

See other research training courses here.


Friday, April 27, 2018 - 7:00pm to Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 3:00pm
at UCLA Covel Commons

ASA DataFestTM is a data hackathon for undergraduate students, sponsored by the American Statistical Association and founded here, at UCLA, in 2011. ASA DataFestTM at UCLA is hosted by the UCLA Statistics Students Association and Office of Residential Life.

Analyze
ASA DataFestTM will introduce students to what is likely the richest, most complex dataset they’ve seen so far in their undergraduate career. The dataset is provided by a real-life organization and is chosen to provide many avenues of discovery. Students at any stage of their data-science education will find something of interest and will have the opportunity to make an original finding. Students from any major are welcome.

Network
Students will mingle with data science professionals who visit DataFestTM to offer their advice and answer student questions. Industry professoinals will also get to meet students from other colleges and universities in southern California.

Experience
Past participants of the ASA DataFestTM have gone to job interviews able to describe technical challenges overcome, explain how they work under time-pressure, and can talk about their thoughts on solving real-life data-problems.

How to Get Involved

  • If you are interested in participating as a mentor, please click here
  • If you are interested in participating as a judge, please email your request to isassociates@ucla.edu
  • If you are interested in sponsoring DataFest, some benefits include: a resume book of all the participants, an email listerv of all event participants, a mini career fair booth before the event where you can talk to students with various qualitative backgrounds. Please click here for more details.
  • If you are a undergraduate at UCLA or an officially participating school and interested in applying to the competition, please click here

More information: datafest.stat.ucla.edu


Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 8:00am to Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 2:00pm
at IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences, 520 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles 90095

 

UCLA-IDRE along with XSEDE and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is pleased to announce a two-day Big Data workshop (May 1-2, 2018, 8 AM-2 PM PDT each day).

This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop and Spark and will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom (WAC) training platform.

For detailed agenda and registration link, go to https://idre.ucla.edu/calendar-event/workshop-big-data-may-2018.

This event free and available to the XSEDE members and UCLA students, faculty and staff.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
at Research Library 11630F - RC Classroom

Advanced Research Workshop

How to get started with spatial data and statistics. Taught by Albert Kochaphum and Christine Wells (Institute for Digital Research and Education).

Event is free. Available to only UCLA students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars.

See other research training courses here.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
at Research Library 11630F - RC Classroom

Advanced Research Workshop

Zoe Borovsky (Library) and Bethany Myers (Library) cover the basics and some fancy, advanced features of this popular, free, web-based application. 

Event is free. Available to only UCLA students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars.

See other research training courses here.


Monday, May 7, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
at IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences, 520 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles 90095

This workshop will cover modeling binary outcome with logistic regression in SAS. We will discuss the logistic regression model, model building and fitting, interpretation of estimated parameters, assessment of model fit, graphing of model effects, and ROC analysis. This workshop does NOT cover ordinal or multinomial logistic regression.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
at IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences, 520 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles 90095

If you have ever wondered what SurveyMonkey is or if you are already an in-the-know SurveyMonkey licensee, we invite you to a live training session.

Software Central is hosting two SurveyMonkey Training sessions on Wednesday, May 9th, in the IDRE Portal 5628 Math Science Building.

Session #1 will be at 10:30am to 11:30am

Session #2 will be at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The material covered will be the same in both sessions:

  • Enterprise overview – Collaboration and permission control on surveys.
  • Design – Best practices for a good looking, high response rate survey including templates, question types and using survey genius (*for advanced sessions we also take a look at advanced logic).
  • Collect – Finding the right method to bring back the results you need.
  • Analyze – How best to filter and make sense of your data. How to export and present.
  • Q&A

These sessions will not be recorded or broadcast, so please plan on attending.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
at Research Library 11630F - RC Classroom

Advanced Research Workshop

The focus of this talk is on understanding and applying initial steps to facilitate data management and data reuse. Topics covered will include data management plans, the data life cycle, file management, and metadata. Attendees will get a chance to practice using these approaches. Taught by Bethany Myers (Library).

Event is free. Available only to UCLA students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars.

See other research training courses here.
 


Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
at IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences, 520 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles 90095

If you have ever wondered what SurveyMonkey is or if you are already an in-the-know SurveyMonkey licensee, we invite you to a live training session.

Software Central is hosting two SurveyMonkey Training sessions on Wednesday, May 9th, in the IDRE Portal – 5628 Math Science Building.

Session #1 will be at 10:30am to 11:30am

Session #2 will be at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The material covered will be the same in both sessions:

  • Enterprise overview – Collaboration and permission control on surveys.
  • Design – Best practices for a good looking, high response rate survey including templates, question types and using survey genius (*for advanced sessions we also take a look at advanced logic).
  • Collect – Finding the right method to bring back the results you need.
  • Analyze – How best to filter and make sense of your data. How to export and present.
  • Q&A

These sessions will not be recorded or broadcast, so please plan on attending.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
at Research Library 11630F - RC Classroom

Advanced Research Workshop

Demonstrate how to use spmaps and maps module in STATA. Taught by Christine Wells and Albert Kochaphum (Institute for Digital Research and Education).

Event is free. Available only to UCLA students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars.

See other research training courses here.


Monday, May 14, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
at IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences, 520 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles 90095

This workshop will describe what statistical power is and describe steps that can be taken to increase power. The information needed to conduct power analyses for commonly-used statistical tests will also be discussed.


Monday, May 14, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
at UCLA Extension Woodland Hills Campus

This event is by invitation only to CIO members of UCLA IS Associates.

Learn more about IS Associates at isassociates.ucla.edu.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
at Research Library 11630F - RC Classroom

Advanced Research Workshop

This hands-on session will explore several tools useful in managing research data. The workshop will cover basic and advanced techniques in Microsoft Excel 2016 such as importing and formatting text, tables, PivotTables, conditional formatting, and connecting to external data sources. We will then cover software options for managing more complex datasets while discussing data topics such as relational databases, controlling entries through controlled vocabularies, and local vs online solutions. Taught by Deidre Whitmore (Cotsen Institute of Archaeology) and (Anthony Caldwell (Library/Center for Digital Humanities).

Event is free. Available only to UCLA students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars.

See other research training courses here.


Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
at IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences, 520 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles 90095

This workshop will give a practical overview of exploratory (EFA) and confirmatory (CFA) factor analysis. EFA topics to be covered include factor extraction, principal components analysis, estimation methods, factor rotation, refining the factor structure, and generating factor scores for subsequent analyses. The latter portion of the seminar will introduce CFA topics such as identification and model fit, and present examples of a one, two and second order factor structure. SPSS will be used for the EFA portion of the seminar and Mplus will be used for the CFA portion.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:30pm

The next UCLA Conference to Advance Women in Technology will take place on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Again, we will convene 250+ leaders and stakeholders, both men and women, for a collaborative conference and workshop sessions to reframe the discussion about the gender and diversity gap in the tech sector. The conference will explore ways to advance women of all races, backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses in the tech sector.

Conference Agenda:

5:00 – 6:00 pm Networking Reception

6:00 – 8:30 pm WIT Dinner with featured speakers

This year’s conference will address three keys areas where we expect to see lasting change:

  • Leadership and Empowerment: Leveling the playing field
  • Creating a Culture of Diversity and Inclusion: Increasing your company's competitive advantage
  • Negotiation Strategies: A closed mouth does not get fed

As a public university, our commitment is to provide a forum that brings together the tech community to help reduce gender inequality in the tech sector nationally. Only 20% of jobs in STEM are held by women, although women makeup over 50% of the workforce. Our goal with this conference is to educate and empower participants with actionable items and information that they can effectively incorporate into corporate, public, and entrepreneurial environments, resulting in measurable advancements for women in tech. Our goal is to explore effective ways to advance women of all races, backgrounds, and socioeconomic statuses in the tech sector.

2018 speakers will be announced soon. See our list of 2016 speakers.

To submit a request to speak or to receive an invite, please email womenintech@ucla.edu.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
at Research Library 11630F - RC Classroom

Advanced Research Workshop

Using ReactJS to display and share data on the Web. Taught by Hayk Zakaryan (Institute for Digital Research and Education).

Event is free. Available only to UCLA students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars.

See other research training courses here.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
at Research Library 11630F - RC Classroom

Advanced Research Workshop

Overview of visualization software. Taught by Zoe Borovsky (Library) and Suvra Mostafa (Digital Research Project Assistant, Master of Social Sciences candidate).

Event is free. Available only to UCLA students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars.

See other research training courses here.


Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
at IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences, 520 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles 90095

Overview instruction by SAS® University Edition is available at no cost to students, educators, and learners for academic, noncommercial use, making it easier than ever to access and learn SAS® software. One of the interfaces included with SAS University Edition is SAS® Studio, a browser-based application that runs on all three major operating systems. In addition to furnishing a code editor, SAS Studio includes a variety of features to help you use SAS more efficiently. For example, SAS Studio provides graphical user interfaces to many of the commonly used analytical methods, which are presented as “tasks.” These tasks enable users to obtain results much more quickly and easily. The underlying SAS® code is automatically generated in real time and can be used as a learning tool, a building block for further analysis, or a member of a larger analytical pipeline. SAS University Edition also includes the popular Jupyter Notebook interface. This interface can be used to generate reproducible, dynamic documents that easily incorporate SAS code and results into course materials and reports for clients. This presentation highlights recently developed tools that enable you to more efficiently use SAS.

Suggested for both beginner and advanced SAS users.

This event is free and available to UCLA students, faculty, and staff.


Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 8:00am to 1:30pm
at UCLA Pauley Pavilion Club

The topic of this event is "The Role of the CIO". Further details will be forthcoming.

This event is only available to members of UCLA IS Associates.

Learn more about IS Associates at isassociates.ucla.edu.


Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 8:00am to 1:30pm
at TBD

The topic of this event is "Disruptive Transformation". Further details will be forthcoming.

This event is only available to members of UCLA IS Associates.

Learn more about IS Associates at isassociates.ucla.edu.