OSDC-PIRE Annual Workshop Amsterdam 2014

All Participants must register at Eventbrite

Workshop Survey  here

Agenda  here

Social Activities:
Restaurant on Tue: http://www.grieks-restaurant-athene.nl/
Restaurant on Wed: http://www.kantjil.nl/
Boat Trip for Wed (boarding at 3 pm sharp): http://rockthatboat.com/nl/boten/
Museum Trip Rijksmuseum: https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en

Big Data and Cloud Computing:
The third OSDC workshop (http://www.opensciencedatacloud.org funded in part by the NSF PIRE program) in Amsterdam will gather young researchers and experts to address today’s challenges and to develop understanding in how best to exploit our growing wealth of data. The participants, from North and South America, Japan, and Europe, will engage in talks, discussions, hands-on tutorials, and debate. The outcome should be as follows: new ideas, new understanding, and lasting international alliances pursuing collaborative research.

Prof. Robert Grossman PhD, University of Chicago
Prof. Heidi Alvarez PhD, Florida International University
Prof. Paola Grosso PhD, University of Amsterdam
Prof. Cees de Laat PhD, University of Amsterdam
Prof. Ana-Maria Oprescu PhD, University of Amsterdam

The workshop will be held at CWI Eulerzaal Conference Hall (125 Science Park, Amsterdam)http://www.wcw.nl/nl/eulerzaal/

Some of the events will be  at the Faculty of Science, UvA (904 Science Park, Amsterdam).



Hotel CASA 400


From Schiphol Airport to CASA 400 http://www.hotelcasa400.nl/en/route.html
26 minutes by train to Amstel Station


20 minutes by taxi (+31 20 6531000)
You can also use the Shuttle Service Schiphol  - € 17,00.

From CASA 400 to CWI Eulerzaal Conference Hall
Casa 400 is located close (approx. 3 minutes walk) to the Amsterdam Amstel Station. http://www.hotelcasa400.nl/en/route.html
or by google maps: http://goo.gl/maps/H9UL5 From the Amstel Station, bus no 40 departs every 15 minutes and takes you to the Science Park in approx. 7 minutes.

From Schiphol Airport to CWI Eulerzaal Conference Hall

By train
Twice an hour a train goes from Schiphol to Amsterdam Science Park directly.
Or take the train to Amsterdam Central Station and from there take the train (Sprinter) direction Almere-Oostvaarders / Lelystad Centrum and get out at Amsterdam Science Park Train Station.

By Taxi from Schiphol Airport: Depending on traffic, a taxi can take you from Schiphol to Science Park in 15 to 30 minutes at a cost of about 50 euros.

 Weather in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Weather

Bike Rentals

You can rent a bike from Casa400 for a € 13,00 per day
or do research from here: http://www.iamsterdam.com/en-GB/experience/plan-your-trip/getting-around/rental/bike-hire

Overview & Structure

Thank you for your interest in registering for this by-invitation-only workshop. In order to help us with the organization we ask that you select a ticket for each day you will attend the workshop. Please also indicate whether you will attend the Boat Trip, Dinner, and/or Museum Trip by selecting 1 ticket for yourself. You will also have the opportunity to bring one or more guests by indicating the number of extra tickets you will need. The guests are not covered by your registration and the economical cost will be decided at a later date.

Day Topics Social Events
Welcome.Introduction to OSDC software and methods. PICO presentations: 2-min self-introductions.
Dealing with Big Data.
The research challenge/bazaar
Canal cruise /Dinner
Projects developments. Technology topics of general interest with hands-on opportunities.
Free time
Conclusion challenge Wrap-up
 (Optional) Museum Trip


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Data Intensive Science & Computing Summer Fellowship – Application deadline extended till April 30, 2014

Data Intensive Science & Computing Summer Fellowship – Application deadline extended till April 30, 2014

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OSDC Demo – Wed 3/12 @ 11am CT

On Wednesday, March 12th at 11am CT, we’ll be giving a web-conference demo of the OSDC so scientists and researchers can understand more about how this valuable asset will facilitate their research.

The 3/12 demo will cover the following topics and include a live demonstration of running a compute job on the OSDC:

  • Open Cloud Consortium (OCC) – Overview
  • OSDC – General Overview – Why Should I Use the OSDC?
  • OSDC – Getting an Account / Available Resources
  • OSDC – Your First Login – Learning about Pubkeys, VMs, Images, and Snapshots
  • OSDC – Example: Analysis of Data from the OSDC Public Data Commons
  • Q&A

Led by:  Allison Heath, Laboratory for Advanced Computing @ University of Chicago; Walt Wells, Open Cloud Consortium

To register: https://www.opensciencedatacloud.org/demoregister/

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OSDC-PIRE Fellowship Info session at Georgia Tech


Find out more about OSDC-PIRE Fellowship and our international projects at Georgia Tech

Speaker: Dr. Heidi L.Alvarez
CIARA – Florida International University
Information Session

Thursday, Feb. 27th, 2014 – 4:00 pm
Location: Suddath Seminar Room (IBB 1128)
Refreshments will be served – RSVP requested to lisa.redding@biology.gatech.edu

For more detail click here.

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Project Matsu in Namibia

Members of the Project Matsu team from NASA and PIRE fellows from University of Oklahoma are at the Flood and Drought Risk Management Workshop in Windhoek, Namibia this week.   They will be discussing Project Matsu with experts from different disciplines to exchange experiences about the adaptation and mitigation of flood and drought related impacts.

Project Matsu is a collaboration between NASA and the Open Cloud Consortium to develop open source technology for cloud-based processing of satellite imagery to support the earth sciences.

The Flood and Drought Risk Management Workshop is organized by the Namibia Hydrological Services within Ministry of Agriculture, Water & Forestry in collaboration with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, US space agency).

Find out more about Project Matsu on OCC YouTube Channel.

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OSDC PIRE Info Session at Society of Women in Engineering FIU

Join us today at Society of Women Engineers annual meeting at Florida International University to find out more about OSDC PIRE Summer Fellowship opportunities.

During the meeting you can get an advice from FIU Alumni  Professionals and how they use their education in a variety of fields.  This meeting will be a great opportunity to get some tips on how to be successful in your career or to find the path to get there!

Society of Woman Engineers FIU

What: General Meeting
When: Wednesday, February 12 at 4pm
Where: EC 2300
Florida International University
10555 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33174
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Join OSDC at CS Graduate Seminars – University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Find out more about OSDC and our international projects at CS Graduate Seminars (UCLA)

Speaker: Dr.Heidi L.Alvarezlogoblueback
CIARA – Florida International University

Title: Open Science Data Cloud
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014
Time: 4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Room: CS 201
Calendar: Seminars
Contact: Edna Todd
Hosted by Prof Paul Eggert

See presentation here | Event Info here.

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OSDC at SC13 in Denver

Denver, CO, November 17 – 22, 2013


OSDC participating at SC13 with Session “Collaborative Opportunities with the Open Science Data Cloud”. For a quarter of a century, the Supercomputing Conference has served as the crossroads for the entire HPC community. From users and program managers to colleagues and vendors…from government to private industry to academia…SC has provided unparalleled cooperation, unequaled collaboration, and unmatched exposure.

And what better place to celebrate our 25th year than in Denver, Colorado? Located near the center of the continental United States, at the convergence of mountain and prairie, where high-rise buildings greet open range and the earth touches the sky, Denver is a community boldly moving into the future.

Spotlighting the most advanced scientific and technical applications in the world, SC13 will bring together the international supercomputing community for an exceptional program of technical papers, tutorials and timely research posters. The SC13 Exhibition Hall will feature exhibits of the latest and greatest technologies from industry, academia and government research organizations; many of these technologies will be seen for the first time in Denver.

OSDC/LAC presence at SC13

OSDC Birds of a Feather | Website

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Learn More About the Open Science Data Cloud: Webconference 10/16 – Register Now

demo_bannerThe Open Science Data Cloud is one of the world’s largest open-source general purpose science clouds. Designed to serve medium to large sized research projects with big data needs, the OSDC manages and operates a secure and scalable cloud computing infrastructure shareable to all members of a lab or project.   If you or your lab are looking for a computing platform for your research, look no further than the OSDC.

We give out modest resource requests absolutely FREE to selected labs on our existing resources.  If your group wants to consider using the OSDC for a larger project, we can discuss additional ways to fund a resource dedicated to your project.  You can rely on the OSDC team’s expertise to build, manage, and operate your computing infrastructure in an easily scalable way.   Using the OSDC lets your team focus on what’s important – Research and Results!

On Wednesday, October 16th at 11am CT, we’ll be giving a webconference demo of the OSDC so scientists and researchers can understand more about how this valuable asset will facilitate their research.   To register, please fill out the form at: https://www.opensciencedatacloud.org/demoregister/

The OSDC also has 1PB of public data in a wide variety of disciplines, customizable and sharable user-driven images and snapshots for computing, connections to fast research networks, a user-friendly support page with video tutorials, and a friendly and fast support ticketing response system.

Apply for an OSDC account:  http://opensciencedatacloud.org/apply/

Sign up for the web conference demo: https://www.opensciencedatacloud.org/demoregister/

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)


General Information
Program Title: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Synopsis of Program:
The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF’s mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.

Cognizant Program Officer(s):
Please note that the following information is current at the time of publishing. See program website for any updates to the points of contact.

Applications, contact: GRF Operations Center, telephone: (866) 673-4737, email: info@nsfgrfp.org
Gisele T. Muller-Parker, telephone: (703) 292-8694, email: grfp@nsf.gov
Pushpalatha Murthy, telephone: (703) 292-8694, email: grfp@nsf.gov
Doris L. Carver, telephone: (703) 292-8694, email: grfp@nsf.gov

More information here.

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