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ICDS Events

ICDS 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 ICDS events, as well as other events that may be of interest to the computational and data sciences community. Sign up for our mailing list to receive alerts about our events.

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

Pop-Up Talk: Choosing the Correct Cyberinfrastructure Resource for your Research

Date: Wednesday, August 4

Time: 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

For researchers who are using big data techniques or need high-performance computing in their investigations, finding and understanding the available cyberinfrastructure resources can be tricky. This talk will explore the various computing and storage options — including those hosted by Penn State as well as external resources — available to Penn State researchers and provide tips on how researchers can identify the right tool to use for a given scientific objective. Presenter: Carrie Brown, Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Research and Education Facilitator, Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

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Pop-Up Talk: The Corporate Engagement Center

Date: Tuesday, August 10

Time: 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

The Corporate Engagement Center connects industry partners to strategic opportunities at Penn State for research and development, philanthropy, and talent recruitment. Brought together in 2019, the center serves as a hub for industry/University relationships, supporting companies as they navigate the vast resources of Penn State. The team is here to help build lasting, mutually beneficial relationships. The Corporate Engagement Center is a joint initiative of the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and the Office of University Development, working in partnership with Career Services. Presenters:  Beth Colledge, Director of Corporate Engagement, Corporate Engagement Center, and Todd Price, Corporate Relations Director for Research, Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

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All About JupyterLab/Google Colab

Date: Tuesday, August 24

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Online

This workshop is designed for students, staff, and faculty who are new to JupyterLab and Google Colab. The workshop will cover several topics, including:

  • how to access the Google Colab resource and use files within Google Colab, Google Drive, and GitHub
  • how to run R, HTML, SQL, and Python code all in the same notebook
  • how to interact with the server command line to install applications temporarily for your notebook
  • how to use markdown to create a structure to your notebook and add images/videos to help tell your story
  • how to tap into the GPU and TPU allocations provided by Google Colab
SCHEDULE: The workshop lasts from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to join early (from 1:30 to 2:00) or stay late (3:00 to 3:30) for additional support or questions.

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Debugging Your Code with TotalView

Date: Tuesday, August 31

Time: 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Location: Online

ICDS, in collaboration with Perforce, is offering this workshop to provide attendees with an introduction to the TotalView software, which is used for debugging and analyzing code. This workshop will be led by Perforce software engineers who work on TotalView. TotalView, a tool available on Penn State's Roar supercomputer, lets users debug, analyze, and scale high-performance computing applications. This includes highly dynamic, parallel, and multicore applications that run on diverse hardware — from desktops to supercomputers. Who Should Attend? Any student, faculty member, or staff member who writes their own code is welcome to attend. Agenda:

  • Mixed language C/Python debugging
  • NVIDIA GPU and CUDA debugging
  • Reverse connections
  • ReplayEngine reverse debugging
  • Memory debugging in the new UI
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All About JupyterLab/Google Colab

Date: Wednesday, September 8

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Online

This workshop is designed for students, staff, and faculty who are new to JupyterLab and Google Colab. The workshop will cover several topics, including:

  • how to access the Google Colab resource and use files within Google Colab, Google Drive, and GitHub
  • how to run R, HTML, SQL, and Python code all in the same notebook
  • how to interact with the server command line to install applications temporarily for your notebook
  • how to use markdown to create a structure to your notebook and add images/videos to help tell your story
  • how to tap into the GPU and TPU allocations provided by Google Colab
SCHEDULE: The workshop lasts from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to join early (from 1:30 to 2:00) or stay late (3:00 to 3:30) for additional support or questions.

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Workshop: Building Collaborations in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Research

Date: Tuesday, October 5

Time: 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Location: Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center

Increasing diversity is rarely straightforward, but institutions nationwide have found success by drawing on the “right” datasets and involving experts in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) seeks to accelerate DEI research by promoting synergies with the computational and data sciences. This workshop will bring together researchers from all disciplines and University stakeholders to form interdisciplinary teams that will leverage data science techniques to investigate DEI issues. ICDS will support several projects that emerge from this workshop through a competitive seed grant opportunity, that will require cross-departmental/campus/college collaborations. At this workshop attendees will network and be able to pair with new collaborators, learn about DEI big data that is available, get initial feedback about proposed projects, and start the seed grant application process. Note: Space is strictly limited to thirty participants. Click here to apply to attend.

ICDS Symposium: The Future of Digital Fairness

Date: Wednesday, October 6–Thursday, October 7

Location: Virtual and Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center

Digital fairness is a crucial consideration for any scientist who relies on computation. Who owns artificial intelligence models and who owns the data in those models? What biases are unintentionally embedded in the models? How transparent are the data manipulation processes? How reproducible are the results? The answer to these questions could have a myriad of impacts on both the science being conducted and the communities that could potentially benefit from these investigations. Join the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences as we bring together researchers from around the U.S. to discuss data, equity, reproducibility, and other topics related to fairness more. The Symposium will include multiple keynotes, panel discussions, an industry panel, a student poster session, and more. Learn more about the Symposium or register now.