Research

Algorithmic Bias in Search and Research

April 18, 2018, 4:00pm
Algorithms shape our everyday access to information, defining what we can and can not find online. Safiya Umoja Noble's (USC) forthcoming book Algorithms of Oppression explores the algorithms that form the backbone for services like Google and Facebook, and the ways in which these algorithms reinforce racist views and encode gender discrimination. As commercial platforms increasingly control how scholars, as well as the general public, access information, it's critical for our students to consider the ways in which these tools are anything but neutral.
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2018 Teaching and Research Resource Fair

April 12, 2018, 11:00am
Join us for our second annual AIS-palooza. Connect with service providers and academic support units from across campus to learn about resources that are available to all UCB instructors and researchers. Schedule a consultation to improve your teaching, learn about exciting new tools to engage students and speed grading, secure your research data, create more inclusive classrooms, and more.
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Research IT Reading Group: Data Science Education Infrastructure in the U.S. and Canada

November 29, 2018, 12:00pm
The Research IT Reading Group has met biweekly since April 2013 to discuss topics touching support of research at UC Berkeley. (Please click to see further information regarding topics.) Reading / review materials are provided a week ahead of each scheduled meeting, which may include peer-reviewed or conference papers, slide presentations, project or technology web sites, etc.
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Research IT Reading Group: UC Data Network: A Systemwide Solution for Free Research Data Management

November 15, 2018, 12:00pm
The Research IT Reading Group has met biweekly since April 2013 to discuss topics touching support of research at UC Berkeley. (Please click to see further information regarding topics.) Reading / review materials are provided a week ahead of each scheduled meeting, which may include peer-reviewed or conference papers, slide presentations, project or technology web sites, etc.
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Research IT Reading Group: Trends and topics in Research IT consulting at Berkeley

December 13, 2018, 12:00pm
The Research IT Reading Group has met biweekly since April 2013 to discuss topics touching support of research at UC Berkeley. (Please click to see further information regarding topics.) Reading / review materials are provided a week ahead of each scheduled meeting, which may include peer-reviewed or conference papers, slide presentations, project or technology web sites, etc.
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Preparing Students for Academic and Professional Success: Research Dialogue with Valeria Cotronei-Baird, Visiting Scholar from University of Melbourne

November 14, 2018, 10:30am
How do we balance a desire to create learning experiences rooted in discovery and critical inquiry with demands for higher education to prepare graduates for the workforce? How does the undergraduate curriculum incorporate skills and competencies that help students succeed in professional careers after graduation? In what ways do you help students develop employability skills into your courses?
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JupyterHub Education Forum

November 14, 2018, 3:00pm

NOTE LOCATION: Berkeley Institute for Data Sciences (190 Doe Library)

Join instructors from across UC Berkeley as we discuss how Jupyter and JupyterHub are transforming the educational experience for students, key challenges that remain for instructors, and the future of a campus-wide JupyterHub ecosystem at UC Berkeley.
The forum will include sessions on:
  1. Discussions with instructors and technical leaders like Jupyter creator Fernando Perez
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Research IT Reading Group: A Modern Cyberinfrastructure: The Ladder to the Shoulders of Giants

October 18, 2018, 12:00pm
The Research IT Reading Group has met biweekly since April 2013 to discuss topics touching support of research at UC Berkeley. (Please click to see further information regarding topics.) Reading / review materials are provided a week ahead of each scheduled meeting, which may include peer-reviewed or conference papers, slide presentations, project or technology web sites, etc.
Registration is not required.

Intro to the Savio Cluster

September 18, 2018, 3:30pm
New and prospective users of Savio and other Berkeley Research Computing high performance computing (HPC) clusters (Cortex and Vector) are invited to attend an introductory training session on September 18, 2018. Topics will include a system overview and a review of basic cluster usage, such as logging in, accessing software, running jobs, and transferring files.
Registration is unavailable.