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February 2017


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Cyberinfrastructure Day 2017
 
We would like to invite the campus research community to attend and participate in the Cyberinfrastructure Day 2017 event on April 5, 2017 in the Tinkham Veale University Center ballroom.

Our third annual Cyberinfrastructure Day event will feature Irene Qualters, Division Director of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure in the National Science Foundation. Other distinguished speakers are Mark Griswold (Professor of Radiology), Phoebe Stewart (Professor of Pharmacology) and Mike Lewicki (Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science).

In addition to speakers, we are also introducing flash talks and poster sessions to encourage graduate and undergraduate students to showcase their work that have made use of our campus Cyberinfrastructure.

For more information, please email Hardian Djohari.
 
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Roger Bielefeld, Ph.D. - Sr. Director UTech

Roger Bielefeld is Senior Director for Research Computing and Cyberinfrastructure at Case Western Reserve University, where he has been since 1990.

Roger has over 30 years of computing and communications technology experience in higher education. He has held faculty appointments at CWRU in Biostatistics and in Operations Research and at Cleveland State University in Computer and Information Science.

He holds master's degrees in Mathematics from Miami University and Computer Engineering from CWRU, and a Ph.D. in Biostatistics from CWRU.
 
Q: How did your journey bring you to CWRU?

A: I came initially to CWRU (and to Cleveland) to get my MS in computer engineering and then stayed on for my first full-time job in the medical school. I left for a few years and then came back to do some part-time teaching and get my PhD in biostatistics, which led to faculty and administrative positions at CWRU.

Q: What excites you about your job?

A: I believe that my team is really making a difference at CWRU. We are providing services that are increasingly important in research and that are very difficult to provide effectively at the lab or department level, and we are doing it in a way that responds to the individual needs of researchers.

Q: How do you collaborate with researchers across campus?

A: While we are very much engaged in the day-to-day challenges that researchers face when using our high performance computing system, the real collaboration occurs when we work with researchers on external funding efforts. That so many researchers are willing to collaborate with us on these important efforts speaks to the high level of trust that has been established. That is the key to the collaborations.

Q: What technologies are important to you?

A: Personally, the network is the key technology in nearly everything I do. For the research community, I see that being able to handle large amounts of data effectively has become critically important; that also requires a robust network infrastructure but also significant amounts of storage and computational power.

Q: What is your favorite thing about Cleveland?

A: The Cleveland area offers so much of what is found in much large cities without most of the big city headaches. Along with one of the best orchestras in the world, we have first class theater, museums, medical care, universities, parks, restaurants, and great neighborhoods, with a moderate cost of living, and without major traffic congestion or two-hour commutes.


Events

Title: Advancing Visualization with GNUPlot

Hosted By: Dani Balagué Guardia

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Location: Adelbert Hall Toepfer Room

Register Here

GNUplot is an open source readily available plotting tool on Windows, Linux and Mac platforms. It can be integrated into scripts easily to produce clean-looking initial graphs or high quality plots for research publications. The workshop will cover basic syntax, the basic structure of GNUPlot's data files, plotting functions and data files, and scripting.


Title: Advancing R - Introduction, Visualization, Use-cases (Part 1)

Hosted By: Jack Mousseau

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Location: Adelbert Hall Toepfer Room

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R's data visualization sets it apart from many other programming languages. In this session we will explore the popular 'ggplot2' package for data visualization and learn how to capture the output for use in reports and papers.


Title: Advancing R - Introduction, Visualization, Use-cases (Part 2)

Hosted By: Jack Mousseau

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Location: Adelbert Hall Toepfer Room

Register Here

Have you ever wanted to know what you can do with the R programming language? Come and see multiple use cases for R in both data analysis and visualization. Examples include data cleaning and web scraping.


Title:  Mastering: Parallel programming - OpenMP

Hosted By: Dani Balagué Guardia

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Location: Adelbert Hall Toepfer Room

Register Here

Topics:
Compiling with OpenMP Making loops parallel Reductions Multiple tasks OpenMP on the HPCC

Learning outcomes:
identify shared and private variables for a parallel for loop understand how to parallelize a loop effectively simplify or refactor code using reductions identify independent operations that could run in parallel Run parallel code on the HPCC

Who should attend:
Programmers who need to speed up their C/C++ codes. Fortran programmers are also welcome since OpenMP theory also applies. C/C++ or Fortran experience is required.


Title: Cyberinfrastructure Day 2017

Hosted By: Research Computing Team

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Location: Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom

Register Here

This third annual Cyberinfrastructure Day event will feature Irene Qualters, Division Director of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure in the National Science Foundation. Other distinguished speakers are Mark Griswold (Professor of Radiology), Phoebe Stewart (Professor of Pharmacology), and Mike Lewicki (Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science). 

Flash talks and posters are now being accepted.