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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.

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iASK Helpdesk Virtual Office Hours

Date: Friday, April 9

Time: 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

The iASK Center will be holding virtual office hours via Zoom on Friday, April 9, 3:00p.m. -5:00p.m. Users can “pop” on line during our online office hours, ask a quick question, and go back to work. Use this Zoom link to stop by: https://psu.zoom.us/j/807398754

iASK Helpdesk Virtual Office Hours

Date: Tuesday, April 20

Time: 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

The iASK Center will be holding virtual office hours via Zoom on Tuesday, April 20, 2:00p.m. -4:00p.m. Users can pop on line during our online office hours, ask a quick question, and go back to work. Use this Zoom link to stop by: https://psu.zoom.us/j/807398754

iASK Helpdesk Virtual Office Hours

Date: Thursday, April 29

Time: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

The iASK Center will be holding virtual office hours via Zoom on Thursday, April 29, 10:00a.m. -12:00p.m. Users can pop on line during our online office hours, ask a quick question, and go back to work. Use this Zoom link to stop by: https://psu.zoom.us/j/807398754

iASK Helpdesk Virtual Office Hours

Date: Tuesday, May 11

Time: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

The iASK Center will be holding virtual office hours via Zoom on Tuesday, May 11, 10:00a.m. -12:00p.m. Users can pop on line during our online office hours, ask a quick question, and go back to work. Use this Zoom link to stop by: https://psu.zoom.us/j/807398754

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iASK Helpdesk Virtual Office Hours

Date: Wednesday, May 19

Time: 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

The iASK Center will be holding virtual office hours via Zoom on Wednesday, May 19, 3:00p.m. -5:00p.m. Users can pop on line during our online office hours, ask a quick question, and go back to work. Use this Zoom link to stop by: https://psu.zoom.us/j/807398754

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Introduction to R Workshop: 2-Part Series

Date: Tuesday, May 25–Tuesday, June 1

Time: 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

This hands-on, two-session workshop series offers attendees a solid introduction to the R programming language. This workshop is accessible to those with no to little previous experience and seeks to teach useful skills that focus on not only the analysis but creating processes that are automatable and reproducible. Numerous hands-on activities. This workshop is accessible to those with no to little previous experience and seeks to teach useful skills that focus on not only the analysis but creating processes that are automatable and reproducible. This workshop will be taught by Software Carpentry certified instructor Carrie Brown. May 25, 1:00-4:30 p.m. and June 1, 1:00-4:30 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited.

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Conference: Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy VII

Date: Monday, June 7–Thursday, June 10

Time: 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Location: Online (Virtual)

The Statistical Challenge of Modern Astronomy (SCMA) conference series, initiated in 1991 at Penn State, has been the premier forum where astronomers and statisticians discuss advanced methodology to further our understanding of cosmic populations and processes.  The conference has a truly cross-disciplinary approach. The SCMA VII conference will be held in June in a virtual format. Highlighted themes include: Deep Learning neural networks; Bayesian inference computations; analysis of irregular time series; and methodology for the Rubin/LSST sky survey. The SCMA VII conference is being held at a critical moment in time, as efforts to foster astrostatistics are thriving around the world with increasing impact on the future of both fields.

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