ICS Co-Sponsored Distinguished Speaker Seminars
Visit the ICS Events page for more information on upcoming seminars. November 12th “Probabilistic predictions for weather and renewable energy and wind resource assessment with an analog ensemble” Dr. Luca Delle Monache, Project Scientist National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Time: 3:30-4:30 (refreshment afterwards) Location: Walker Auditorium --------------------- November 14th “Advancing the digital revolution in science education: Examples from computer-based instruction of human brain anatomy “ Dr. John R. Pani, Ph.D., Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences; Director, Laboratory for Cognitive Science and Instruction, Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, USA Time: 12:00-1:15pm Location: 127 Moore Building
Octocopter, an unmaned aerial vehicle, tested for flight maneuvers and safety
Guido Cervone, associate professor of geography and cyberscience, Alexander Savelyev, Ph.D. student in geography, and Ross Caruso, undergraduate student in meteorology, test the octocopter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for programmed flight maneuvers and safety. Two 3D-Robotics octocopters were purchased with a grant from the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, and will be used to teach undergraduate students how to operate the UAV for remote sensing and environmental hazards detection. Students will also learn how to compare data collected by UAVs with satellite data.
An Update on Major Changes in Research Computing at Penn State
Since February 2014, the ICS has operated the Lion-X clusters, and we are delighted to report that as of July 1st, the staff of the former RCC has been resituated as part of a growing and improving ICS. These changes are part of a series of steps initiated by Executive Vice President and Provost Nick Jones and Interim Vice President for Research Neil Sharkey designed to help Penn State deliver the broad spectrum of computing and data services that are required to advance research at Penn State, as defined in a series of recent reports (listed below). Our new website contains more information on the background, future plans, the growing ICS staff, and the "coordinating committee" that is advising on a major transition. The ICS seeks to engineer and deliver research cyberinfrastructure (CI) systems and services that enhance researcher productivity. These will be developed on shared high performance clusters with customization through software to support both traditional high performance computing and virtualized environments that can allow interoperability of a wider range of tools tailored to serve a variety of individuals and communities of Penn State researchers. If You Need Assistance or Advice For technical assistance, please contact email@example.com. For assistance in developing research CI elements of proposals to external agencies, or if you would like to know more about how to acquire some nodes in a shared cluster, or want information about the new services that are under development, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The ICS staff are excited about this opportunity to better serve your research needs. We hope to significantly improve our advanced CI services within the next two to three months. We have also launched our much improved website that should help you understand changes, improvements, and future planes. On behalf of the ICS staff, I seek your engagement and input as we proceed with next steps. Padma Raghavan Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Associate Vice President for Research and Director of Strategic Initiatives Director, Institute for CyberScience 304 Old Main 814-865-9233 Email Padma Raghavan  Statement from the Research Faculty Members of the Research IT Strategic Planning Committee, see: http://sites.psu.edu/researchitcommittee/wp-content/uploads/sites/3088/2013/03/Research-IT-report-7-May-2013.pdf.  2011 Cyberscience Task Force Report, see http://ics.psu.edu/Documents/ctfreptlores.pdf  The Pennsylvania State University IT Assessment Executive Summary, Final Summary of Recommendations June 16, 2011, Goldstein & Associates, LLC, see website http://it.psu.edu/sites/default/files/attachments/itassessmentexecutivesummary.pdf.
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- Nov 12, 20143:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Distinguished Speaker Seminar – Dr. Luca Delle Monache
“Probabilistic predictions for weather and renewable energ…More Info
- Nov 14, 201412:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Distinguished Speake Seminar – Dr. John R. Pani, Ph.D.
“Advancing the digital revolution in science education: Ex…More Info