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Research IT welcomes Emilia Malachowski, communications intern

Emilia Malachowski, BRC Communications intern

Research IT welcomes Communications Intern Emilia Malachowski to our team. Emilia will be working with Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) users to report on how the program benefits researchers in their fields of study. The collection of stories and interviews that will be gathered through this work will convey how BRC is supporting the evolution of data science and research computing across the campus. 

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DMPTool and RDM consultants support grant submission

Iwesenmin face - photogrammetry of Egyptian sarcophagus

When preparing a proposal to a funding agency, researchers focus on the grant narrative, framing their work in the most innovative and compelling way possible. Crafting a narrative that can stand as a surrogate for a scholar’s research for reviewers to evaluate is itself a time-consuming process; for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Digital Humanities grants, it’s only one of nine components of the application.

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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.

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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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