Are you a Graduate Student starting your job search? Handshake, a new service offering at Illinois, can help you get started. With over 200,000 employers nation-wide, it’s a fantastic way to get yourself seen.
Amazon Web Services at Illinois gives students and faculty the opportunity to explore and optimize data analysis.
Thanks to the campus contract between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, both faculty and student researchers have access to Amazon’s cloud computing platform, and they’re already doing amazing things.
Katherine Kendig, a research coordinator and partner with Public Affairs at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), reports that students are capitalizing on the partnership to optimize data analysis in computational genomics research. To learn more about this exciting work,visit https://cloud.illinois.edu.
This week’s eWeek mailing had a number of opportunties to engage in research across campus. We encourage you to participate in the research of your peers if you meet their criteria.
Text and data-miners rejoice! All of the 200,000+ Public Library of Science (PLOS) articles are open and available for research at https://www.plos.org/text-and-data-mining.
Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry workshops focus on practical computational “lab skills” for practicing researchers. This two-day class is designed to prepare you to be a Software Carpentry instructor, introducing a handful of key research findings and showing how they can be used to help people learn better and faster. Classes are Dec. 14 at 9 a.m. and Dec. 15 at 4 p.m.
Register to attend.
Graduate and professional students at Illinois are invited to submit images of their research, creative or scholarly work for the fifth annual Image of Research competition. Entries will be judged by a multidisciplinary panel for connection between image, text, and research; originality; and visual impact. Deadline is Jan. 22, 2018.
For more information visit the Image of Research Competition website.
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center will host a webinar on December 7 from 2-4 p.m. CST to share tips on writing a successful XSEDE allocation proposal. This webinar will introduce users to the process of writing an XSEDE allocation proposal, and cover the elements that make a proposal successful. This webinar is recommended for users making the jump from a startup allocation to a research allocation, and is highly recommended for new campus champions. Please promote this webinar to interested people in your network via this link.
Dr. Lindsay Clark, a Research Specialist in the department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, needed a gel imager for her work. She didn’t want to spend $10,000, so built her own for considerably less.
Friday, Dec 8h from 11am-12pm
314 Main Library
In this workshop, we will use MALLET, a java based package, to construct and analyze a topic model. Topic models are a computational method of identifying and grouping interrelated words in any set of text. This workshop will focus on how to correctly set up the code, understand the output of the model, and how to refine the code for best results. No experience necessary. You do not need to have attended Part I in order to attend this workshop.