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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 Events Digest to receive weekly alerts about our events.

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SC18 Student Cluster Competition

Date: Sunday, November 11–Friday, November 16

Location: Dallas, Texas

If you are a student interested in high-performance computing, consider participating in the Student Cluster Competition at the SuperComputing 2018 (SC18) conference. The SCC was created in 2007 to allow undergraduate and high school students to work in teams to design and build small clusters in a 48-hour challenge. Faculty, please share with your students. Submit your proposal by April 20. Learn more or submit your proposal here.

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ODSC West — San Francisco

Date: Wednesday, October 31–Saturday, November 3

Location: San Francisco, CA

Open Data Science Conferences focus on open source data science tools, libraries, and languages. The four-day conference has various speakers addressing a wide variety of data science topics, including recommendation systems, transfer learning, image classification and self-driving vehicles. Learn more about ODSC here.

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Strata Data Conference

Date: Tuesday, September 11–Thursday, September 13

Location: New York City, New York

The Strata Data Conference looks at emerging trends that will change the data industry and how you can prepare your career and business for the future. Attendees get perspective on data’s latest tools and technologies while sharing ideas and best practices with other leaders in the industry. Topics include deploying and managing machine learning models, building security, compliance, and transparency into your data products, moving from real-time processing to real-time analysis and much more. Learn more about Strata Data here.

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The Data Incubator DATA SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP

Date: Monday, September 10–Friday, November 2

Location: New York City | San Francisco Bay Area | Boston | Washington DC | Online

The Data Incubator is a Cornell-funded data science training organization. This program runs an advanced 8-week fellowship for PhDs looking make the transition from academia to industry. A variety of innovative companies partner with The Data Incubator for their hiring and training needs, including LinkedIn, Genentech, Capital One, Pfizer, and many others. The program is free for admitted Fellows. Learn more or apply here.

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Jupytercon

Date: Tuesday, August 21–Friday, August 24

Location: New York, NY

Jupytercon brings together data scientists, business analysts, researchers, educators and developers for training, keynotes and networking while exploring the Project Jupyter platform. The event focuses on real-world practices and how to successfully use interactive computation in your work. Learn more about Jupytercon here.

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KDD 2018

Date: Sunday, August 19–Thursday, August 23

Location: London

KDD’s 24th annual conference provides a wealth of knowledge in many areas, from the latest data science research to data mining, big data and predictive analytics. This conference is designed for data scientists and engineers who seek exposure to cutting-edge research in data and analytics. Learn more about KDD 2018 here.

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The Penn State Microscopy School: Electron Microscopy Methods at the Convergence of Materials and Life Sciences

Date: Monday, August 13–Friday, August 24

This course will showcase Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) methods that are applicable to both life and materials sciences as participants learn techniques from other fields to use in their research to cross disciplinary boundaries. Topics of the course include basic TEM concepts, sample preparation methods, imaging modes and key variables, analysis of beam sensitive materials, tomography data collection and analysis and much more. Two separate weeks will be offered. Week one will run Aug. 13-17 while week two will run Aug. 20-24. Registrants must attend week one to be able to attend week two. Visit their site to register or learn more.

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XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop: OpenMP

Date: Tuesday, August 7

Location: 109 Willard

XSEDE, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, is pleased to announce a one-day OpenMP hands-on workshop presented with the Wide Area Classroom training platform. This workshop will give C and Fortran programmers an introduction to OpenMP programming. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using OpenMP. Register for this XSEDE event here.

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SDSC Summer Institute 2018: High Performance Computing and Data Science

Date: Monday, August 6–Friday, August 10

Location: San Diego, Cali.

The San Diego Supercomputer Center Summer Institute is a week-long workshop to discuss a variety of introductory and intermediate topics in high performance computing and data science. Hands-on tutorials will be performed on the Comet supercomputer. Researchers in academia and industry who utilize HPC and data science are welcome. Apply by May 4. Learn more here. 

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TDWI Anaheim Conference

Date: Sunday, August 5–Friday, August 10

Location: Anaheim, California

This Transforming Data with Intelligence (TWDI) conference focuses on hands-on workshops, presentations, and boot camps emphasizing practical skills as well as the latest data and analytics trends. More than 55 sessions are offered in full- and half-day sessions, including four core learning tracks: data infrastructure and technologies, modern data management, machine learning and advanced analytics and data strategy and leadership. Learn more about TDWI here.

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Introduction to Time-Varying Effect Modeling (TVEM) for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers

Date: Tuesday, July 24

Time: 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Location: 110 Henderson Building

With TVEM, researchers use several types of data to model the way associations between variables change over time. This workshop will present the concepts and applications of TVEM in order to give Penn State graduate students and postdoctoral researchers an efficient way to assess TVEM’s potential for their research. Lunch will be included. Learn more or register here.

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IXPUG Software-Defined Visualization Workshop

Date: Tuesday, July 10–Thursday, July 12

Location: Lemont, IL

This event is aimed at simulation developers and domain experts with simulation implementation expertise. At the workshop, attendees will work with visualization experts from Argonne, TACC, Kitware, Intelligent Light and Intel to design and implement a proof-of-concept visualization for each attendee’s simulation. Learn more about IXPUG.

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TDWI Modern Data Modeling

Date: Monday, July 9–Thursday, July 12

Location: Toronto, ON

The Modern Data Modeling seminar from TDWI will cover important techniques and best practices for confronting the challenges of data modeling in the age of large, unstructured data sets over four days of detailed, collaborative training. Registration closes July 6. Learn more about this TDWI event here.

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Computational Chemistry for Chemistry Educators Workshop

Date: Monday, June 18–Friday, June 22

Location: Lawrenceville, GA

This five-day CCCE summer workshop, offered in collaboration with XSEDE and the School of Science and Technology at Georgia Gwinnett College, will emphasize hands-on molecular modeling and other web-based and commercial software important to incorporating computational chemistry into the undergraduate curriculum. No previous experience with molecular modeling is required. Learn more here. 

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ICS Data visualization Workshops

ICS Data Visualization Workshop: From Start to Finish

Date: Monday, June 18–Tuesday, June 19

Time: 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Location: 101 Althouse Lab

This workshop is intended for participants who are interested in both web-design and data visualizations. Previously, the focus was primarily on coding or concepts. Participants will be walked through the entire process of creating data visualizations, from a flat-file data set to an interactive visualization. By the end of the workshop, participants should have a strong grasp on the complete design "life-cycle" for their own work and research. From Start to Finish is intended for those who are interested in both web design and data visualizations. Register for the event here. For those interested in the Zoom session, register here.

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DataWorks Summit

Date: Sunday, June 17–Thursday, June 21

Location: San Jose, California

DataWorks Summit will feature three days of content across eight tracks dedicated to enabling next-generation data platforms. The event will have technical sessions, business sessions, crash courses and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions where you can connect and share experiences and challenges. The eight tracks are data warehousing and operational data stores, AI and data science, big compute and storage, cloud and operations, governance and security, cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT) and streaming and enterprise adoption. Learn more about the DataWorks Summit here.

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XSEDE Writing a Successful Allocation Proposal

Date: Friday, June 15

Time: 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Location: Webinar

This webinar will introduce users to the process of writing an XSEDE allocation proposal and cover the elements that make a proposal successful. This webinar is recommended for users making the jump from a startup allocation to a research allocation. Register for this event here.

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XSEDE HPC Workshop: Summer Boot Camp

Date: Monday, June 4–Thursday, June 7

Location: 109 Willard

XSEDE, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, is pleased to announce a four-day hybrid computing workshop. This workshop will focus on topics such as MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC and accelerators. The workshop will end with a contest to challenge the students’ application skills over the following three weeks. The winner will be awarded the Fifth Annual XSEDE Summer Boot Camp Championship Trophy and an XSEDE Badge will be available to those who complete the challenge. Learn more or register here.

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Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) High Performance Computing

Date: Tuesday, May 29–Friday, August 3

Location: South Dakota State University

This REU focuses on High Performance Computing and Big Data research and education in STEM disciplines. Applicants should be students who have completed one to two years of college and who are majoring in any STEM discipline. REU participants will be engaged in an intensive ten-week program with provided housing, travel funds, and a stipend. Learn more here.

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Techniques and Methods of Hall Measurements

Date: Tuesday, May 29

Time: 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Location: Webinar

Join Jeff Lindemuth of Lake Shore Cryotronics for a discussion on Hall measurements. This presentation is a tutorial on how to prepare samples, confirm the quality of the contacts to the sample and choosing the proper protocol for the hall measurement. Several applications of hall measurements, including variable field multi-carrier analysis, anomalous Hall effect and variable temperature hall measurements, will be discussed. Learn more about the webinar or register here.

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Quantum Espresso Workshop 2018

Date: Monday, May 21–Friday, May 25

Location: Huck Life Sciences

Dr. Stefano Baroni and Dr. Paolo Giannozzi will present a workshop on Quantum Espresso, an open-source software for materials properties prediction. Participants will learn how to use Quantum Espresso for different applications, including the calculation of structural, vibrational, optical, and transport properties. Participants will have the opportunity to present a poster on their research during the workshop. Register by April 30 for a discounted rate. Learn more here. 

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ICS Data visualization Workshops

ICS Data Visualization Workshop: Exploring Computational Essays (Zoom Available)

Date: Monday, May 21–Tuesday, May 22

Time: 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Location: 101 Althouse Lab

Join Patrick Dudas, data visualization software engineer for life sciences, to learn how to utilize computational essays. Computational essays are a relatively new approach to showcase research and create pedagogical resources for learners. They merge plain text, interactive inputs and dynamic outputs to help simplify complex subject matter. Participants should have some background in programming. Learn more about this workshop or register here. A Zoom version of this workshop will also be available on May 22 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Click here to learn more about the Zoom option.  

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SDSC Scalable and Reproducible Structural Bioinformatics Workshop & Hackathon 2018: Application of Big Data Technology

Date: Monday, May 7–Wednesday, May 9

Location: San Diego, Cali.

This workshop introduces participants to the development of fast and scalable structural bioinformatics methods using state-of-the-art Big Data technologies, data mining, machine learning, 3D visualization, and deployment in Jupyter Notebooks. The workshop combines lectures, hands-on applications, and programming sessions. Register by April 1. Learn more here.   

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XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop Series: Big Data

Date: Tuesday, May 1–Wednesday, May 2

Location: 109 Willard Building

XSEDE, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, is pleased to announce a two-day Big Data workshop. This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop and Spark and will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom (WAC) training platform. To learn more or register, click here.

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SoDA Intro to Data Science with R Workshop: Advanced Plotting

Date: Monday, April 30

Time: 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Location: Sparks B001

In this workshop, participants will use previous knowledge from plotting in R and apply it to a number of example datasets in order to make publication quality plots. Advanced plotting allows a user to effectively communicate data while maintaining control over the aesthetics of the plots. Learn more about SoDA here.  

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ICS Data Visualization Workshop: Going Beyond Graphics

Date: Monday, April 23

Time: 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Location: 101 Althouse Lab

Join Patrick Dudas, an ICS data visualization expert, for an interactive demo in dynamic visualizations and how they connect to human perception. Discussion will include development of visualizations and graphs that take advantage of how the human brain interprets signals such as color, shape, size, and texture. Seating is limited. Beginners are welcome to attend this workshop. Please RSVP by Thursday, April 19.There will be an in-person workshop April 23, followed by a streamed webinar on April 24. Sign up for the in-person workshop or the webinar.

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SoDA Intro to Data Science with R Workshop: Plotting

Date: Monday, April 16

Time: 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Location: Sparks B001

This SoDA workshop will cover the basics of plotting in R. Attendees will learn how to put data into a plottable format and how to control a number of aesthetic features of R plots, including coloring, titles, legends and axis labelsAttendees will use the base R graphics and ggplot2, an add-on package for generating beautiful plots in R. Learn more here. 

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XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop- MPI

Date: Tuesday, April 3–Wednesday, April 4

Location: 109 Willard Building

­XSEDE is holding a two-day MPI workshop, intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to MPI programming. Each day will contain new, useful information and lab exercises. Register by March 30. Learn more here.

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CB Insights Webinar

Date: Tuesday, April 3

Time: 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Location: Webinar

Penn State has recently licensed CB Insights, a global market intelligence platform that analyzes venture capital data, startups, patents and much more.  The platform features data visualization tools, query capabilities, and a research portal managed by CB Insights' in-house Intelligence Unit. Join Adrienne Lewis for a demonstration on using CB Insights to pinpoint growing industries and identify competition. No registration is required. Dial-in at 1-844-648-1102 or screenshare at join.me/alewis.cbinsights.com. 

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ICS Data Visualization Workshop: Let’s Make a Map and Network Graph!

Date: Monday, March 26

Time: 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Location: 101 Althouse Lab

This workshop will discuss how to create two of the most common visualizations: force-directed graphs and maps. The workshop will also include a short background section to each of the visualizations to help newcomers understand the terminology and the techniques involved with these designs. There will be an in-person workshop March 26, followed by a streamed webinar on March 27. Sign up for the in-person workshop or the webinar.

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ICS-ACI Training Series: ICS-ACI System Basics

Date: Monday, March 19

Time: 9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Location: 208 Ford Building

Do you need high-performance computing for your research projects? Come to the ICS-ACI Training Series and hone your ability to use the Advanced CyberInfrastructure (ICS-ACI), Penn State’s high-performance research cloud. Gain access to ICS-ACI, learn about its different subsystems, and discover HPC best practices. This is an additional date for seminar 1, ICS-ACI System Basics. Learn more here.

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SoDA Workshop Series: Basics of Efficient Programming

Date: Monday, March 19

Time: 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Location: Sparks B001

For this SoDA workshop, learn how to execute a program efficiently, getting the most out of your computational resources when processing and analyzing big data. Learn more here.

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XSEDE HPC Workshop: GPU Programming Using OpenACC

Date: Tuesday, March 6

Time: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Location: 103 Walker Building

XSEDE, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, is pleased to announce a one-day Big Data workshop. This workshop will focus on OpenACC and an OpenMP 4.0 sneak peek will be presented. This workshop will utilize the Wide Area Classroom (WAC) training platform. Learn more here.

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ICS Data Visualization Workshop: Intro to Developing D3.js Projects

Date: Monday, February 26

Time: 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Location: 101 Althouse Lab

Want to learn how to create innovative visualizations of your research data? Attend the ICS Data Visualization Workshops! This monthly workshop series is for students and researchers new to creating data visualizations. This workshop will provide an introduction to d3.js, an open source JavaScript library for making vector graphics. Learn more and register here.

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SoDA Workshop Series: Scraping Twitter

Date: Monday, February 19

Time: 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Location: B001 Sparks

In the digital age, Twitter is becoming a useful platform that can yield copious amounts of data for social science researchers. For the second workshop of the semester, we will discuss using R to scrape Twitter for data. Learn more here.

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SoDA R Workshop: Introduction to Web Scraping with R

Date: Monday, February 12

Time: 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Location: B001 Sparks

This workshop series will help you develop the skills to program and manage data using R. The workshop meets weekly for an hour throughout the semester to cover everything from basic R programming up through big data analytics and high-performance computing. Learn more here.

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XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop Series: Big Data

Date: Wednesday, February 7–Thursday, February 8

Time: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Location: 223 Computer Building/118 Wagner

XSEDE, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, is pleased to announce a two-day Big Data workshop. This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop and Spark and will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom (WAC) training platform. Learn more here.

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SoDA Introduction to Data Science with R Workshop Series

Date: Monday, January 29

Time: 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Location: B001 Sparks

The first SoDA workshop of the Spring semester is titled: Review of R Programming and Managing Multiple Datasets Homework. New members to the workshops will have a chance to learn the necessary materials to move forward while returning members can take this session to get back into the swing of learning about R for data science. Learn more here.

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COMSOL Introduction to Geometry

Date: Thursday, January 25

Time: 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Location: Webinar

This no cost workshop will teach participants about the geometry modeling tools in COMSOL Multiphysics®. The webinar will include preparing geometries for numerical simulations, importing CAD files and modifying them for efficient meshing and solving, importing ODB++® archives to generate PCB geometries, and much more. Workshop is a hands-on demo and includes a trial. Register here.

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Supercomputing in Plain English Workshops Spring 2018

Date: Tuesday, January 23

Time:1:30 p.m.

Location: Online

The Supercomputing in Plain English (SiPE) free workshops focus on fundamental issues of high-performance computing as they relate to science and engineering. SiPE especially targets scientists and engineers, including a mixture of undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, staff and professionals. Attendees should have 1 semester of programming experience and/or recent coursework in any of Fortan, C, C++, or Java. Read about past SiPE workshops. Register for the Spring 2018 workshops.

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StanCon 2018

Date: Wednesday, January 10–Friday, January 12

Location: Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA

Come to this conference to learn about the Stan open-source statistical software through introductory and specialized courses, or in many presentations at meetups and other venues. This year we’ll also have dedicated time for collaborative Stan coding with other attendees and the Stan development team. Early registration ends on Friday November 10, 2017 and no registrations will be accepted after Wednesday December 20, 2017.

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ICS-ACI Training Series – Intro to HPC

Date: Saturday, October 21

Time: 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Location: 208 Business Building

Do you need high-performance computing for your research projects? Come to the ICS-ACI Training Series and hone your ability to use the Advanced CyberInfrastructure (ICS-ACI), Penn State’s high-performance research cloud. Gain access to ICS-ACI, learn about its different subsystems, and discover HPC best practices. Beginners and intermediate users are welcome. See what this course covers and register here.

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ICS-ACI Training Series – Intro to HPC

Date: Friday, October 20

Time: 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Location: 208 Business Building

Do you need high-performance computing for your research projects? Come to the ICS-ACI Training Series and hone your ability to use the Advanced CyberInfrastructure (ICS-ACI), Penn State’s high-performance research cloud. Gain access to ICS-ACI, learn about its different subsystems, and discover HPC best practices. Beginners and intermediate users are welcome. See what this course covers and register here.

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