Dean Cangellaris announced last week that Narayan Aluru, Richard W. Kritzer Distinguished Professor in Mechanical Science and Engineering (MechSE), upon completion of his five-year term as director of Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) in the College of Engineering, plans to return to his research and teaching in the MechSE department. He also stated that procedures are underway to identify the next director of CSE. The objective is for the next director to be appointed by the end of the spring 2017 semester.
Probabilistic Risk Assessment
Dr. George Apostolakis, a National Academy of Engineering member who will be visiting the UIUC campus, will deliver a Grainger Lecture Series talk on Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA). See flier.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 12:00 NOON Talbot Laboratory 103
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 3:00 pm Beckman Institute 2269 (2nd Floor Tower)
MATLAB Data Analytics March 8, 2017 1:00 pm 1001 MEL We'll explore MATLAB's ability to mine data and model using neural networks, clustering, and more, during this multi-part series.
HPC: Parallel Computing (MPI and OpenMP) March 9 and 16, 2017 1:00 pm L520 DCL If you're interested in parallelizing your research code to work on a cluster, these two workshops will get you up to speed on what the options are.
Fluent CFD This workshop is a great way to get up-to-speed on one of the most popular fluid mechanics modelers for upcoming interviews or design projects. Begins after Spring Break, Tue March 28. Register at go.illinois.edu/cse.
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
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.
Upcoming Spring 2017 CSE Seminar Series: 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.
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)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: 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
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.
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 email@example.com.
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
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!
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!
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