Events

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 9:00am to Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 5:00pm
at IDRE Portal (5628 Math Sciences Building)

2-Day Workshop, 9am - 5pm Daily

This course focuses on the components of the SAS macro facility and how to design, write, and debug macro systems. Emphasis is placed on understanding how programs with macro code are processed. Learn how to perform text substitution in SAS code, automate and customize the production of SAS code, conditionally or iteratively construct SAS code and use macro variables and macro functions.

Note: This event is open to current University of California affiliates.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
at 3909 Math Sciences Building, UCLA

This is a recurring weekly event from Tuesday, Oct. 9th – Tuesday, Oct. 30th  (4 courses total). Please attend all weeks if your time permits. No RSVP is necessary.

This will be a continuation of machine learning techniques that we have been presenting through September. During the October presentations, we will go through logistic regression, binary classification, multi-class classification, neural networks, hidden Layers, forward propagation, backward propagation, L1 and L2 regularization, sigmoid functions, confusion matrix,  one-hot-encoding, softmax etc.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 9:00am to Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 5:00pm
at IDRE Portal (5628 Math Sciences Building)

2-Day Workshop, 9am - 5pm Daily

This course teaches you how to process SAS data using Structured Query Language (SQL). 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, replace multiple DATA and PROC steps with one SQL query.

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


Friday, October 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
at IDRE Portal (5628 Math Sciences Building)

"Science Gateway" refers to a web or mobile-based applications with user-friendly interfaces enabling access to advanced technology resources to support scientific research and/or education. This 2-hour session aims to provide fundamental information about Science Gateway technologies. Three covered topics include:

  1. What Science Gateways really refer to and what Science Gateways can provide to researchers and educators.
  2. The efforts from UCLA IDRE for implementing a Science Gateway.
  3. The visions and planning of UCLA Science Gateway provided from IDRE.

No prerequisites, but we recommend that you take the UCLA IDRE Science Gateway Survey before or after the session.


Friday, October 19, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
at IDRE Portal (5628 Math Sciences Building)

Python, originally developed as a general-purpose programming language, has gained its popularity in the scientific community in recent years owing to its elegant and easy-to-understand syntax and powerful libraries. Python fully supports both functional and object-oriented programming styles. This class will discuss a number useful features of Python in the context of scientific computing, and introduce a number of supporting packages, including numpy for fast array-based computations, h5py to access HDF5 files, and the use of Python in MPI-style parallel computing.


Monday, October 22, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
at IDRE Portal (5628 Math Sciences Building)

16% of UCLA undergraduate students have a disability. Help empower this growing population through accessible curriculum design and web content. In this hour long active learning session, you will learn the challenges for people with disabilities, understand the impact of assistive technology and screenreading software to “read text out loud”, and receive hands-on experience building an accessible document. We will also discuss some of the principals of Universal Design for Learning and how they might be applied in your course and research documents.

Note: Recommended to bring a laptop or may request to borrow one when registering for the course.


Monday, October 22, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
at IDRE Portal (5628 Math Sciences Building)

MPI (message passing interface) is the de facto standard for distributed-memory parallel scientific computing. While the entire MPI API is quite extensive, this class will cover a number of key ingredients commonly used in practice. This class is useful for those who plan to start writing MPI code, and for those who would like to know how MPI works in order to operate an existing MPI code. Working knowledge of C and Fortran programming languages will be very helpful to follow the class materials.

Specifically, we will discuss:

  • MPI basics
  • One-to-one communication examples
  • Collective communication examples
  • Running MPI programs

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
at CLICC Classroom C (third floor of the Powell Library building)

R is statistical package that runs on Windows, Macintosh and UNIX platforms. This class is designed for people who are just starting to use R. The students in the class will have a hands-on experience using R for doing statistics, graphics, and data management.

Note: All researchers are welcome to attend this workshop. However, there will be NO online component. Please sign up ONLY if you can attend in person.


Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
at 3909 Math Sciences Building, UCLA

This is a recurring weekly event from Tuesday, Oct. 9th – Tuesday, Oct. 30th  (4 courses total). Please attend all weeks if your time permits. No RSVP is necessary.

This will be a continuation of machine learning techniques that we have been presenting through September. During the October presentations, we will go through logistic regression, binary classification, multi-class classification, neural networks, hidden Layers, forward propagation, backward propagation, L1 and L2 regularization, sigmoid functions, confusion matrix,  one-hot-encoding, softmax etc.


Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
at IDRE Portal (5628 Math Sciences Building)

The Jupyter Notebook is a computing tool that allows users to edit and run Python, R, Julia (and many other programming languages) inside a web browser. Furthermore, it is a powerful tool that allows users to combine live code, text, and visualizations in an interactive, shareable, reproducible document. It has been growing in popularity in many scientific and research disciplines as a data exploration and analysis tool that encourages collaboration and reproducible science. This class will provide an interactive demonstration showing what the Jupyter Notebook is, how to use it, and how it is being used in many different fields.


Friday, October 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
at IDRE Portal (5628 Math Sciences Building)

Git is a software tool that helps users manage changes to their software over time. Git will allow you to maintain a complete change history of every file, create branches for concurrent streams of changes, trace changes with annotations, and collaborate and share work with others. This interactive introduction will demonstrate how to use Git to track changes, to explore history, and to use web-based Git repositories to share work with others and collaborate.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
at CLICC Classroom C (third floor of the Powell Library building)

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. The class notes are the scripts for the class. The SPSS class notes do not contain any of the computer output. The class notes are not meant to be an SPSS textbook or a reference manual. The notes for the workshop can be found at: https://stats.idre.ucla.edu/spss/seminars/notes/

Note:  All researchers are welcome to attend this workshop. However, there will be NO online component. Please sign up only if you can attend in person.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
at 3909 Math Sciences Building, UCLA

This is a recurring weekly event from Tuesday, Oct. 9th – Tuesday, Oct. 30th  (4 courses total). Please attend all weeks if your time permits. No RSVP is necessary.

This will be a continuation of machine learning techniques that we have been presenting through September. During the October presentations, we will go through logistic regression, binary classification, multi-class classification, neural networks, hidden Layers, forward propagation, backward propagation, L1 and L2 regularization, sigmoid functions, confusion matrix,  one-hot-encoding, softmax etc.


Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
at UCLA Carnesale Commons

Come join the UCLA IS Associates for an elegant evening of celebration to honor this year’s Executive Leadership Award winners: John Wicker (Director of LA County Parks and Recreation), Jeff Dailey (CEO of Farmers Insurance) and Travis VanderZanden (Founder and CEO of Bird), and for their leadership in the exceptional application of Information Technology and Innovation to drive value within their organizations.

This starlit night hosted by Frank Mottek of CBS’ KNX 1070 News Radio against the backdrop of the UCLA Campus, will be graced by a who’s who of the Southern California technology community from Industry, Silicon Beach, Government and Academia alike. Our honorees will share lessons learned and personal stories gained on the path leading to their individual inspirations and organization’s successes.

Note: This event is open to UCLA IS Associates members and UCLA students, staff, and faculty. Non-members, please email IS Associates to inquire about membership and events.