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Research IT Staff Present at UCLA Digital Humanities Infrastructure Symposium

Texture model and Jupyter notebook

Librarian-led research incubators, e-portfolios for promotion and tenure, content creation for visualization walls, and bulk OCR using a high performance computing (HPC) cluster shared the stage at UCLA on February 23rd for the second Digital Humanities Infrastructure Symposium. Organized by UCLA’s Center for Digital Humanities, the symposium drew together librarians, researchers, instructors, and IT staff from throughout the region for a day of presentations and discussions, centered on a broad definition of “infrastructure.”

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New BRC service making an impact at Haas School of Business

Haas School of Business MFE Program home page with Shihong Wen quotation "The AEoD platform enables us to do research more efficiently with higher memory computation power."

A cohort of students in Haas’s Masters of Financial Engineering (MFE) program have been using Analytics Environments on Demand (AEoD) to work on their Applied Finance Projects, the final projects in the MFE program. Five Applied Finance Project teams used AEoD resources, serving a total of twenty students. AEoD is a new research computing service offered by Berkeley Research Computing.

Go from Analog to Digital Texts with OCR

An early modern text (English)

A collection of digitized texts marks the start of a research project —  or does it?

For many social sciences and humanities researchers, creating searchable, editable, and machine-readable digital texts out of heaps of paper in archival boxes or from books painstakingly sourced from overlooked corners of the library can be a tedious, time-consuming process.

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Jetstream cloud support for multi-institutional data science workshops and research

Jupyter notebook showing neuroimaging visualization, over Jetstream banner

Data scientists at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) and the University of Washington’s eScience Institute teamed up with UCSF researchers to deliver a workshop on data-driven analysis and machine learning for neuroscience imaging data. The workshop was held in January 2017, and had 30-40 participants comprised of faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and data science fellows from UCSF, UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, and the University of Washington.

Welcome to Research IT's Spring 2017 Interns

Research IT welcomes two UX/Visualization Interns, a Container Research and Development Intern, and a User-Centered Design Research Intern to our team for the Spring 2017 semester! Samba Njie Jr., one of our UX/Visualization Interns, will be generating visualizations and reports for Berkeley Research Computing metrics. Cassie Zhang, our other UX/Visualization Intern, will be prototyping a “dashboard” for the Savio High Performance Compute cluster, to show researchers how they are using their Faculty Compute Allowance.