ICS@PSU: Institute for CyberScience

Educational Opportunities

Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Webinar Series; Cybersecurity Program for Small Projects (Feb. 27, 11 a.m.)

Members of the Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure team are presenting the talk “Cybersecurity Program for Small Projects,” on February 27th at 11am (EDT). Our presenters are Susan Sons, Craig Jackson, and Bob Cowles. Some of the topics that will be covered include Cybersecurity’s relevance to science projects and the complexity and scope of cybersecurity, and how cybersecurity programs can help you cope with that complexity (and protect your science). Register here: https://events-na2.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/944441350/en/events/event/shared/952643987/event_registration.html?sco-id=1009858864&_charset_=utf-8

Blue Waters Weekly Webinar Series (Beginning March 1)

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is announcing the Blue Waters Weekly Webinar Series. The series will provide the research and education communities with a variety of opportunities to learn about methods, tools, and resources available to advance their computational and data analytics skills, with an emphasis on scaling to petascale and beyond. Webinars will generally occur every Wednesday and all sessions will be free and open to the to everyone who registers. The first webinar will occur on March 1. Register here: https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/webinars/registration

2017 Society of Toxicology Satellite Meeting; Horizons and Challenges in Organotypic Culture Models for Predictive Toxicology (March 11, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Baltimore Convention Center, Room 310) 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, through its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grant program, is developing in vitro cell cultures models that replicate human biological interactions within complex tissues or organs that may possibly reduce animal testing. These Organotypic Culture Models for Predictive Toxicology (OCM-PTs) will provide toxicity testing alternatives that are more public health relevant, faster, and less costly. Sessions will take place at the Baltimore Convention Center on March 11. Read more here: http://www.toxicology.org/events/am/AM2017/program.asp#SatelliteMeetings

International School on Mathematics Graph Theory, Algorithms, and Applications Workshop (May 5–13, Erice, Italy; applications due February 28)

The International School on Mathematics Graph Theory, Algorithms, and Applications Workshop brings together leading scientists, junior researchers, and PhD students from various areas in order to discuss different approaches for solving graph problems. The workshop will feature plenary lectures held by internationally renowned speakers. Qualified candidates should complete their application on the school website (http://www.graphalgorithms.it) by February 28.

NCAR Advanced Study Program Summer Colloquium: The Interaction of Precipitation with Orography (June 5–16, Boulder, Colorado)

The ASP summer colloquium brings together lecturers and graduate students to NCAR for two weeks for classroom presentations and other forms of instruction and interaction. The workshop generally includes about 25 student participants and several lecturers from NCAR and the community at large. This year, participants will learn from international speakers with observational and modeling expertise across the range of the orographic precipitation environment. The registration deadline is February 28. Learn more and register here.

PRACE Free Online Supercomputing Course (Begins March 6)

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe is offering a free five-week online course about supercomputing. The course will cover what supercomputers are, how they are used, and how we can exploit their full computational potential to make scientific breakthroughs. The course begins March 6. Learn more here and register here.

Linux Cluster Institute Introductory Workshop (May 22–26, University of Wyoming, Laramie) 

Registration is now open for the LCI Introductory Workshop. If you are a Linux system administrator new to HPC, this is the workshop for you! Learn HPC system administration concepts and technologies and how to apply them, get hands-on skills building a small test cluster in lab sessions, and talk to experts in panel discussions. Register by April 30 for a discounted fee! Learn more and register here.

Penn State Institute for CyberScience

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  • Feb 10, 201711:00 am - 5:00 pm

    XSEDE HPC Workshop: Big Data

    ICS will be hosting a free XSEDE workshop on Big Data (Hado…

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  • Feb 3, 201712:15 pm - 1:30 pm

    Big Data Social Science Speaker Series: Jay Yonamine (Google)

    “Data Science in Industry” Jay Yonamine is Head …

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  • Feb 3, 2017 - Feb 5, 20173:15 pm - 4:15 pm

    Geospatial Data Science Workshop 2017

    GDS 2017 is an opportunity to learn the skills needed to pro…

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  • Feb 10, 20173:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    “Getting to Know the Institute for CyberScience and Exploring Hurricanes through Computers”: Coffee Hour with Jenni Evans

    Join Jenni Evans, Professor of Meteorology and Director of I…

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  • Feb 3, 2017 - Feb 4, 20179:15 am - 12:00 pm

    City, Energy, Information Symposium and Workshop

    The “City, Energy, Information” symposium will provide n…

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  • Feb 3, 20173:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    “SKOPE: A CyberGIS Approach for Understanding Past Environments,” Geography Coffee Hour with Jonathan Rush

    Jonathan Rush will introduce a cyberGIS-enabled project to b…

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  • Feb 22, 20171:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    ACI User Social: Anne McKenna, “Data: Risks, Responsibilities, and Rights”

    Have you ever considered the legal implications of your rese…

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