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CSEweek - February 28, 2017

 
 
 
Welcome!

Please welcome our new Education Coordinator, Bryan Wang!

Bryan received his M.S. degree in Engineering as well as Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Human Resource Development.  He has 12 years of experience in the field of education and training as a training coordinator, instructor, and instructional designer for various training programs, courses, workshops at The Ohio State University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center.

Bryan has expertise in instructional design, work analysis, and process improvement. His interests include photography, videography, and graphic design.

His office is located at 2102D NCSA.

If you have questions about the CSE Education Program, please contact Bryan at cse@cse.illinois.edu. He can answer any questions about the following CSE programs:

  • M. Eng. in Computation Engineering
  • Minor and Concentration
  • Certificate Program
  • Awards and Fellowships
  • CSE Cross-Listed Courses

WELCOME BRYAN!!!

 
Tutorial: HDF5 for the Rest of Us

An Introduction, Tutorial and Case Study

HDF5 is s highly-scalable and mature library and file format for the exchange of scientific data.

This tutorial will:

  • Introduce HDF5's basic concepts
  • Showcase features used to tune the performance of petascale seismic code

Thursday, March 9, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
NCSA 1040
LUNCH PROVIDED

REGISTER HERE

If you have questions, please contact Aaron Anderson.

 
2017 - 2018 CSE Fellows

Call for Proposals

Graduate students are invited to submit proposals for support of interdisciplinary research in Computational Science and Engineering (CSE).

Projects must be interdisciplinary and must be oriented towards computational science and engineering and/or applied math.

Submission Information:  2017 - 2018 CSE Fellows

Application Information:  Apply Here

Submission Deadline:  March 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

Student participants in winning proposals will be designated as CSE Fellows and will receive the following benefits:

  • Stipend corresponding to a 25% research assistantship in their home department
  • Tuition waiver
  • Access to computational facilities provided by CSE
  • Accounts on parallel supercomputers at NCSA
  • Some limited support for conference travel

 Application Requirements:

  • Cover Page
  • Resume
  • Research Proposal
  • DARS Report
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

Awards will be announced in May.

If you have further questions, please e-mail us at fellows@cse.illinois.edu

 
CSE Training Workshops
Computational Science and Engineering is offering the following workshops to interested students and postdocs. Registration is encouraged, but not required.

Software Carpentry Workshops
NCSA and CSE are hosting Software Carpentry Workshops at NCSA.  This is an excellent opportunity for students and researchers to learn vital computing skills for analyzing data, reproducing workflows, and maintaining research code and data.

CSE Training will hold workshops in the following topics this semester:
March 28, 2017:  Fluent (CFD)

Please check go.illinois.edu/cse for more information and to register.

 
CSE Spring 2017 Seminar Series

The CSE Seminar Series aims to bring together researchers from across campus who share a common interest in the use of computational techniques in all disciplines, and to engage students in both the development and application of numerical methods, data analysis, computer modeling, and related techniques. 

Thursdays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1030 NCSA

LUNCH PROVIDED

Upcoming Spring 2017 CSE Seminar Series:
March 2 -  Dr. Harley Johnson - Mechanical Science and Engineering
March 16 -  Dr. Maciej Balajewicz - Aerospace Engineering
March 30 -  Dr. Oscar Lopez-Pamies - Civil and Environmental Engineering
April 13 -  Dr. Minh Do - Electrical and Computer Engineering
April 20 -  Dr. Roy Dar - Bioengineering

 
The Hacker Within Student Group

The Hacker Within (THW) is an officially registered student organization with CSE affiliation. THW's goal is to encourage students to learn and share tenets of the scientific computing endeavor by arranging a venue for peer-driven teaching, discussions, and forums for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation, events, and professional resources for putting them into practice.  The group meets bi-weekly with each meeting consisting of at least a discussion/tutorial on a scientific computing problem and a lightning research talk aimed to provide students an overview on a specific area of research.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
2100 NCSA
LUNCH PROVIDED at 11:30

2017 THW dates and topics:
Mar 8 — Binding Programming Languages
Mar 29 — Debuggers
Apr 5 — Scientific Visualizations
Apr 19 — Managing Data with Databases
May 3 — Quantitative Plotting

For more information: The Hacker Within-IL | Github | Google Group

 
CSE Annual Meeting: 2017 Fellows Symposium

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Room 1030 NCSA

In late spring each academic year, CSE hosts an Annual Fellows Symposium featuring keynote addresses by two distinguished invited speakers. In addition, each CSE Fellow gives a presentation on their research during the CSE Fellowship year.

REGISTER HERE

Keynote Speakers:
GREG VOTH
Haig P. Papazian Distinguished Service Professor - Department of Chemistry
The University of Chicago

SUSAN SINNOTT
Department Head and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Penn State University

CSE Fellows:
Antoine Blanchard (Aerospace Engineering), Dimitrios Fytanidis (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Rachel Mansbach (Physics), Shriyaa Mittal (Biophysics), Advitya Patyal (Theoretical and Applied Mathematics), Amirhossein Taghvaei (Mechanical Science and Engineering), Sixian You (Bioengineering), Xiao Zhang (Mechanical Science and Engineering).

 
HPCBio Workshop March 2017

HPCBio is announcing two workshops to be held in March.  The Computational Skills for Genomics workshop (March 6, 8, 13, & 15) will cover linux & high performance computing, R and Bioconductor with a genomics focus. This is a pre-requisite for the following RNA-Seq Analysis workshop (March 20-23).  For more information about these two workshops and where to sign up, visit the HPCBio workshop page http://hpcbio.illinois.edu/hpcbio-workshops or contact us at hpcbiotraining@igb.illinois.edu.

 
Algorithm Interest Group

The Algorithm Interest Group is hosting weekly meetings to facilitate inter-departmental dialogue EVERY TUESDAY at 2 pm in NCSA 2100 through the end of the semester.

Upcoming Speakers and Topics:
February 28, 2017:  Brian Busemeyer - Quantum and Classical Simulated Annealing
March 7, 2017: Xiongjie Yu - Neural Networks on a Tensor Train
March 14, 2017:  No Meeting - APS March Meeting
March 21, 2017:  No Meeting - Spring Break
March 28, 2017:  Alex Munoz - Pagerank
April 4, 2017:  Ben Prather - SHA-1 Collision

Contact Paul Yang for details. 

 
CSE Certificate Option and Transcriptable Enrollment

CSE offers interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate specializations which are designed to provide students with a solid foundation in problem-solving using computation as a major tool for modeling complicated problems in science and engineering.

Graduate Concentration—transcriptable option available to both Ph.D. and M.S. students
Undergraduate Minor—transcriptable option available to students in the Colleges of Engineering and LAS
Undergraduate Certificate Option—available to undergraduate students enrolled in participating departments

For more information: https://cse.illinois.edu/education-programs

 
Funding Opportunities

CSE works hand-in-hand with our affiliates to assist you in staying up-to-date with the latest funding opportunities. All the funding opportunities are listed on the CSE website, please view our comprehensive list: http://cse.illinois.edu/research/funding-opportunity-announcements. Our staff is available to support team formation and proposal development. CSE is in the process of creating teams around the solicitations. If you are interested in joining or would like more information about funding opportunities, please send us an email at cse@cse.illinois.edu.

Miscellaneous Funding Opportunities

DoE - CIRCUITS - SBIR
DoE - Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semi Conductors (CIRCUITS) DoD - Diverse Collegiate Research and Development Collaboration Program
DoE - Advanced Manufacturing Projects for Emerging Research Exploration
DoE - Innovative Pathways
DoE - Request for Information (RFI): Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Manufacturing: Identifying Specific Components for Manufacturing Standardization
DoE - SENSOR
DoE - SENSOR SBIR/STTR
DoD - 2017 Broad Agency Announcement: Engineer Research and Development Center
DoD - RadioBio
DoD - Distributed and Collaborative Intelligent Systems and Technology (DCIST) Collaborative Research Alliance (CRA)
HHS - Research Education Program Grants for CryoEM Curriculum Development (R25)
HHS - Academic-Industrial Partnerships to Translate and Validate in vivo Cancer Imaging Systems (R01)
NASA - ROSES 2016: New Frontiers Data Analysis Program
NASA - ROSES 2017: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science
NSF - Catalysis
NSF - Algorithms for Modern Power Systems (AMPS)
NSF - Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE)
NSF - Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering
NSF - EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)
NSF - Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)
NSF - Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC)
NSF - Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)
NSF - Dear Colleague Letter: Request for Input on Federal Datasets with Potential to Advance Data Science
NSF - Geotechnical Engineering and Materials
NSF - Mind, Machine and Motor Nexus
NSF - Tomorrow's Internet Project Office
NSF - ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)
NSF - Building Community and Capacity in Data Intensive Research in Education  (BCC-EHR)
NSF - Geotechnical Engineering and Materials
NSF - Innovation Corps (I-Corps TM) - National Innovation Network Nodes Program (I-Corps Nodes)
NSF - Innovation Corps Teams Program (I-Corps Teams)
NSF - Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
NSF - Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science Phase I (TRIPODS)
NSF - Biophotonics
NSF - Cellular and Biochemical Engineering
NSF - Disability and Rehabilitation Engineering
NSF - Engineering of Biomedical Systems
NSF - Environmental Engineering
NSF - Fluid Dynamics
NSF - Nano-Biosensing
NSF - Particulate and Multiphase Processes
NSF - Process Systems, Reaction Engineering and Molecular Thermodynamics
NSF - STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C)
NSF - Thermal Transport Processes

Additional Funding Opportunities can be found on the CSE Website.

 
Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Program

The Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Program is accepting applications  through March 31, 2017.  The Program supports postdocs to conduct research at universities, colleges, and U.S. government laboratories throughout the United States.

Recent Ph.D. graduates or doctoral students who will soon complete their degrees are encouraged to apply.  The fellowships offer a very competitive annual stipend and an annual travel allowance for the Postdoc, as well as awards to the host institution. 

Award Details:
Annual stipends range from $75,000 to $79,000, depending on research location
Annual travel budget of up to $6,000
Appointments for 2 years, and option to extend for a third year
Host institutions receive an annual laboratory budget of up to $5,000
Research Advisors receive a $10,000 stipend and an annual travel budget of up to $2,000

Postdoc Eligibility:
U. S. citizenship required
Ph.D. received within 5 years of the application deadline

To learn more and to apply, please visit http://orau.org/icpostdoc

A key component of the application is to prepare a research proposal that supports that selected research opportunity.  Applications require input from both the Postdoc and a Research Advisor.  Therefore, we encourage you to identify a Research Advisor early in the process, seeking his/her feedback on the proposal and confirming the willingness of the Advisor and host institution to support the fellowship appointment, as indicated in the application instructions at http://www.orau.org/icpostdoc/applicants.html

 
2017 LCI Workshops

For the first time, LCI is offering trainings for HPC administrators at two different levels:  Introductory AND Intermediate!

Introductory Workshop
http://www.linuxclustersinstitute.org/workshops/may2017/

May 22-26, 2017
University of Wyoming (in collaboration with University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)
Laramie, WY
If you are a Linux system administrator new to HPC, this is the workshop for you! Learn more!  Register today!

Intermediate Workshop
http://www.linuxclustersinstitute.org/workshops/aug2017/

August 14-18, 2017
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
If you have some experience as an HPC system administrator and want to expand your skills, this is the workshop for you! Learn more!
Register today!

 
Sandia National Laboratories Technical Intern Program

Center for Cyber Defenders (CCD)
The Center for Cyber Defenders (CCD) program is focused on developing the next generation of
experts in the field of computer security from the software stack down to embedded hardware. Our
program fosters students’ abilities to address the serious and unique challenges existing in the
realm of cyber security research, and encourages the exploration of original ideas necessary to
keep pace with the rapid changes in information technology and the increasing sophistication of
cyber threats. Students will gain experience in some of the following: operating systems analysis,
virtualization technologies including software defined networking, distributed systems, storage,
and algorithm analysis and development, advanced modeling and emulation, machine learning, reverse
engineering, network programming, cryptography research and analysis, and much more. Projects range
from working on small research and development (R&D) efforts to large, multidisciplinary team
collaborations.

Summer, Year-­‐round and Co-­‐op Internships
High school, undergraduate and graduate students:
•     Computer Science
•     Computer Engineering
•     Cybersecurity

For more info: http://www.sandia.gov/careers/students_postdocs/internships/institutes/cyber_defenders.html

 
 
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