Research IT

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.

Research IT staff from UC campuses meet in Irvine

Participants around the table at the UC Research IT meeting at UC Irvine, November 2016

On November 10, 2016, Research IT staff from across the University of California system met at UC Irvine to discuss trends in research computing and opportunities for collaboration. The one-day session was facilitated by David Greenbaum (UC Berkeley) and Christine Kirkpatrick (UC San Diego). Patrick Schmitz, Chris Hoffman, and Maurice Manning also represented Berkeley. The organizers set the following goals for the day:

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A new logo for Research IT

Research IT logo sticker mounted on a Macbook

Research IT has a new logo, and stickers to raise the group’s profile among those who contemplate the backs of laptop lids in labs, libraries, and meeting rooms across the Berkeley campus. The team’s own application programmer and experienced graphic designer Amy Wieliczka led a group effort to develop and refine a graphic that clearly communicates the unit’s core mission: to advance research through IT innovation.

UC System-wide summit of CIO's and VCR's

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Members of UC Berkeley’s Research IT group joined CIO Larry Conrad, University Librarian Tom Leonard, and staff from the Office of the VCR at a system-wide summit held on the UCLA Campus this past March. The summit was titled “Next Generation Research & the University of California: Planning for the Future of UC’s Cyber Infrastructure - Creating a Five Year Vision for University of California Cyber Infrastructure.” The goal of the summit was: