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ICS hosts a wide range of events, from training sessions on using our high-performance computing system to seminars about the latest topics in computational research. Here, you will find a list of upcoming ICS events, as well as other events that may be of interest to the cyberscience community. Sign up for our mailing list to receive alerts about our events.

Want to learn what ICS researchers are working on? Check out our CyberScience Seminar series.

Seminar: Sleep Health and Digital Biomarkers

Date: Tuesday, September 17

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: 233A HUB-Robeson Center

This seminar will be live streamed at https://psu.zoom.us/j/685844641. “Interdisciplinary and Multimethod Approaches to Investigating Sleep Health and Digital Biomarkers” About: Sleep is one of three “pillars of health” along with diet and exercise.  Adequate restorative sleep is important for mood, positive social interactions, productivity, safety, and healing, whereas insufficient or poor-quality sleep in the long term increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. But who has time to sleep? Dr. Buxton will describe several interdisciplinary approaches he and collaborators have used — including machine learning — to understanding the role of sleep  health in overall health and well-being, using research methods leveraging digital and other biomarkers and with an orientation towards developing scalable interventions. Presenter: Orfeu M. Buxton, professor of biobehavioral health Dr. Buxton received his PhD in Neuroscience from Northwestern University in 2000. He is currently a Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health, Pennsylvania State University; Lecturer on Medicine, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School; and Associate Neuroscientist, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Buxton directs the Sleep, Health & Society Collaboratory at Penn State. His research primarily focuses on 1) the causes of chronic sleep deficiency in the workplace, home, and society, and 2) the health consequences of chronic sleep deficiency, especially cardiometabolic outcomes, and the physiologic and social mechanisms by which these outcomes arise. Successful aging is a central focus of this work. Ongoing interdisciplinary human studies in the lab and in free-ranging humans of all ages address sleep health and wellbeing across the life course. Dr. Buxton has published over 100 peer-reviewed original reports, available at Pure or Google scholar. Dr. Buxton co-founded the National Postdoc Association in 2003. Dr. Buxton was recently selected as the second Editor in Chief for Sleep Health. Add to Calendar

Introduction to Python and Jupyter

Date: Tuesday, September 24

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: W203 Millennium Science Complex and through Zoom online conferencing

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Big Data Workshop on XSEDE

Date: Tuesday, October 1–Wednesday, October 2

Time: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Location: 424 Ag Administration Building

Learn how to conduct big data analyses on the XSEDE platform. The two-day workshop will include sessions on Spark, Hadoop, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Bridges. This session is being presented by the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, and is being broadcast to the University Park campus using the Wide Area Classroom (WAC) training platform. Registration Deadline: Friday, Sept. 17, at Noon

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Getting Your Software Running on ICS-ACI

Date: Thursday, October 3

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: 252 Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building and through Zoom online conferencing

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AI in Healthcare Symposium

Date: Friday, October 4

Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Location: Hershey Lodge and Convention Center

This symposium will focus on clinical applications, challenges and opportunities of artificial intelligence in healthcare at Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health. It will promote collaboration between campuses in the areas of machine learning, artificial intelligence and the study of biological structure.

Keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Glenn Gerhard, Chair, Department of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry, Joseph and Rebecca Goodfriend Endowed Chair in Genetics Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Temple University
  • Dr. John Tomaszewski, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Peter A. Nickerson, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, University at Buffalo
  • Dr. Kun-Hsing Yu, Faculty Member, Blavatnik Institute Biomedical Informatics, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School
  • Dr. Shyam Visweswaran, Director of Clinical Informatics and Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh
The workshop will also feature breakout sessions. Lunch is provided. This workshop is sponsored by Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Penn State Institute for CyberScience. Register for the AI in Healthcare Symposium

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New User Training for ICS-ACI

Date: Thursday, October 10

Time: 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Location: W203 Millennium Science Complex and through Zoom online conferencing

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Intermediate HPC training for ICS-ACI users

Date: Tuesday, October 15

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Location: 252 Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building and through Zoom online conferencing

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Python Training: Reading Data and Making Plots

Date: Thursday, October 17

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Location: W203 Millennium Science Complex and through Zoom online conferencing

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Introduction to Python and Jupyter

Date: Tuesday, October 22

Time: 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Location: W203 Millennium Science Complex and through Zoom online conferencing

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Getting Your Software Running on ICS-ACI

Date: Thursday, October 31

Time: 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Location: W203 Millennium Science Complex and through Zoom online conferencing

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Intermediate HPC training for ICS-ACI users

Date: Wednesday, November 6

Time: 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Location: 252 Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building and through Zoom online conferencing

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Python Training: Reading Data and Making Plots

Date: Tuesday, November 12

Time: 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Location: W203 Millennium Science Complex and via Zoom online conferencing

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Complex Adaptive Systems Conference

Date: Wednesday, November 13–Friday, November 15

Location: Penn State Great Valley

Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning methods, big data, and data analytics are vital for maintaining key systems, including smart cities, smart grids, connected autonomous vehicles, smart medical devices, wearable sensors and connected home-monitoring systems. Designing these continuously evolving systems requires a variety of perspectives to address modern societal challenges. Penn State Great Valley School of Professional Studies will host the 2019 Complex Adaptive Systems Conference, bringing together researchers from academia, industry and government to discuss applications of computational intelligence and machine learning methods to address challenges in cyber physical systems and sociotechnical systems.

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Supercomputing 2019

Date: Sunday, November 17–Friday, November 22

Location: Denver, Colorado

From the SC19 Website:

HPC touches lives everywhere – every day. And today, our work in HPC is more essential than ever, driven by an urgent need to provide computational solutions for the world’s greatest challenges from precision medicine and agricultural technologies to autonomous vehicles in smart cities and renewable energy. The impact of HPC goes beyond traditional research boundaries to enhance our daily lives. Be part of the HPC revolution at SC19. The future is now. HPC is now.

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