CSEweek - January 31, 2017
2017 - 2018 CSE Fellows
Graduate students are invited to submit proposals for support of interdisciplinary research in Computational Science and Engineering (CSE).
Projects must be interdisciplinary and must be oriented towards computational science and engineering and/or applied math.
Submission Information: 2017 - 2018 CSE Fellows
Application Information: Apply Here
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm.
Student participants in winning proposals will be designated as CSE Fellows and will receive the following benefits:
- Stipend corresponding to a 25% research assistantship in their home department
- Tuition waiver
- Access to computational facilities provided by CSE
- Accounts on parallel supercomputers at NCSA
- Some limited support for conference travel
- Cover Page
- Research Proposal
- DARS Report
- Two Letters of Recommendation
Awards will be announced in May.
If you have further questions, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
CSE Training Workshops
Computational Science and Engineering is offering the following workshops to interested students and postdocs. Registration is encouraged, but not required.
Software Carpentry Workshops
NCSA and CSE are hosting Software Carpentry Workshops at NCSA in February. This is an excellent opportunity for students and researchers to learn vital computing skills for analyzing data, reproducing workflows, and maintaining research code and data on February 15 & 17, 2017.
CSE Training will hold workshops in the following topics this semester, beginning February 14:
February 14, 2017: Python, beginning through advanced topics
February 14, 2017: Abaqus (FEA for structural mechanics)
February 16, 2017: High-Performance Computing with Campus Cluster
February 22, 2017: MATLAB, with a focus on data analytics
March 28, 2017: Fluent (CFD)
CSE Spring 2017 Seminar Series
The CSE Seminar Series aims to bring together researchers from across campus who share a common interest in the use of computational techniques in all disciplines, and to engage students in both the development and application of numerical methods, data analysis, computer modeling, and related techniques. Lunch is provided!
Time: Noon - 1pm
Location: 1030 NCSA
Upcoming Spring 2017 CSE Seminar Series:
February 2 - Dr. Katy Huff - Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
February 9 - Dr. Alexandra Kolla - Computer Science
March 2 - Dr. Harley Johnson - Mechanical Science and Engineering
March 16 - Dr. Maciej Balajewicz - Aerospace Engineering
March 30 - Dr. Oscar Lopez-Pamies - Civil and Environmental Engineering
April 13 - Dr. Minh Do - Electrical and Computer Engineering
April 20 - Dr. Roy Dar - Bioengineering
The Hacker Within Student Group
The Hacker Within (THW) is an officially registered student organization with CSE affiliation. THW's goal is to encourage students to learn and share tenets of the scientific computing endeavor by arranging a venue for peer-driven teaching, discussions, and forums for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation, events, and professional resources for putting them into practice. The group meets bi-weekly with each meeting consisting of at least a discussion/tutorial on a scientific computing problem and a lightning research talk aimed to provide students an overview on a specific area of research.
Lunch provided at 11:30
Meeting time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 2100 NCSA
2017 THW dates and topics:
Feb 8 — Intro to Python
Feb 22 — Machine Learning
Mar 8 — Binding Programming Languages
Mar 29 — Debuggers
Apr 5 — Scientific Visualizations
Apr 19 — Managing Data with Databases
May 3 — Quantitative Plotting
For more information: The Hacker Within-IL | Github | Google Group
CSE Annual Meeting: 2017 Fellows Symposium
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Room 1030 NCSA
In late spring each academic year, CSE hosts an Annual Fellows Symposium featuring keynote addresses by two distinguished invited speakers. In addition, each CSE Fellow gives a presentation on their research during the CSE Fellowship year.
Haig P. Papazian Distinguished Service Professor - Department of Chemistry
The University of Chicago
Department Head and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Penn State University
Antoine Blanchard (Aerospace Engineering), Dimitrios Fytanidis (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Rachel Mansbach (Physics), Shriyaa Mittal (Biophysics), Advitya Patyal (Theoretical and Applied Mathematics), Amirhossein Taghvaei (Mechanical Science and Engineering), Sixian You (Bioengineering), Xiao Zhang (Mechanical Science and Engineering).
CSE Certificate Option and Transcriptable Enrollment
CSE offers interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate specializations which are designed to provide students with a solid foundation in problem-solving using computation as a major tool for modeling complicated problems in science and engineering.
Graduate Concentration—transcriptable option available to both Ph.D. and M.S. students
Undergraduate Minor—transcriptable option available to students in the Colleges of Engineering and LAS
Undergraduate Certificate Option—available to undergraduate students enrolled in participating departments
For more information: https://cse.illinois.edu/education-programs
New CSE Students
Muhammad Umer Ijaz – Information Management
Esther Lee – Civil & Environmental Engineering
Haojian Li – Mathematics
Pallav Ranjan – Civil & Environmental Engineering
2017 LCI Workshops
For the first time, LCI is offering trainings for HPC administrators at two different levels: Introductory AND Intermediate!
May 22-26, 2017
University of Wyoming (in collaboration with University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)
If you are a Linux system administrator new to HPC, this is the workshop for you! Learn more! Register today!
August 14-18, 2017
Georgia Institute of Technology
If you have some experience as an HPC system administrator and want to expand your skills, this is the workshop for you! Learn more!
2017 Computational Physics Student Summer Workshop at Los Alamos National Laboratory
The workshop features
(1) Generous fellowships for students,
(2) Opportunities for students to work on teams,
(3) Excellent mentoring by Los Alamos staff, and
(4) An integrated lecture series.
More about this Summer Workshop, including directions and deadlines for student applications, can be found here:
This year’s technical focus topics feature a mixture of physics, computational science, mathematics, and algorithmic challenges that we hope are attractive to students from a variety of backgrounds. We plan to pursue twelve different projects that involve multiple aspects of computational physics, including the study of fluid structures, instabilities, and turbulence, plasma physics, multiple other numerical and solver algorithms, thermal feedback in nuclear reactors, future computer architectures, and more.
Sandia National Laboratories Technical Intern Program
Center for Cyber Defenders (CCD)
The Center for Cyber Defenders (CCD) program is focused on developing the next generation of
experts in the field of computer security from the software stack down to embedded hardware. Our
program fosters students’ abilities to address the serious and unique challenges existing in the
realm of cyber security research, and encourages the exploration of original ideas necessary to
keep pace with the rapid changes in information technology and the increasing sophistication of
cyber threats. Students will gain experience in some of the following: operating systems analysis,
virtualization technologies including software defined networking, distributed systems, storage,
and algorithm analysis and development, advanced modeling and emulation, machine learning, reverse
engineering, network programming, cryptography research and analysis, and much more. Projects range
from working on small research and development (R&D) efforts to large, multidisciplinary team
Summer, Year-‐round and Co-‐op Internships
High school, undergraduate and graduate students:
• Computer Science
• Computer Engineering
For more info: http://www.sandia.gov/careers/students_postdocs/internships/institutes/cyber_defenders.html
External Job Announcement
Computer Engineer, GS-0854-12
Who May Apply: All US Citizens
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Job Announcement Number: SWGR171234561905025D
Opening Period: Thursday, January 26, 2017 to Thursday, February 02, 2017
Salary: $72,168.00 to $93,821.00 / Per Year
Place of Work: U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, Engineering and Construction Division, Technical Support Branch, Vicksburg, MS.
Position Status: Full Time
As a Computer Engineer you will be responsible for:
Developing procedures to assist computer software users in implementing organization policy and standards. Evaluating system hardware and software to adapt them for multi-use applications. Reviewing scopes of work and manage data exchange to ensure electronic deliverables are submitted in the desired format. Providing demonstrations of the capabilities of Computer systems to system users. Evaluating system hardware and software to adapt them for multi-use applications.
To apply for this position or review duties and qualifications you must go to the new Army Civilian Service website (www.armycivilianservice.com) or the USAJobs website: www.usajobs.gov on or after the opening date of the announcement. All vacancies under this announcement will be directed to the USAJobs website to complete application procedures. You must create an application manager account on USAJobs to apply for this vacancy. All documentation, to include resume, assessment questionnaire, transcripts, SF-50, etc., must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
USAJOBS LINK FOR THE POSITION:
Questions: Please contact DeMarcus D. Hudson at 601-631-5708 or Demarcus.D.Hudson@usace.army.mil.
Illinois Innovation Prize
The Illinois Innovation Prize, administered by the Technology Entrepreneur Center in the College of Engineering, is awarded on an annual basis to the most innovative student/s on campus. In 2016, Aadeel Akhtar was recognized as the most innovative student on campus at the Entrepreneurship Forum.
This nominee is:
- A creative and passionate innovator
- Working with world changing technology
- Entrepreneurially minded
- A role model for others
Students must be nominated by a faculty member, mentor, advisor and so forth. Students may not nominate other students. Students must be on-campus during the 2016-17 academic year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
For more information visit: http://tec.illinois.edu/experiences/iip
Blue Waters Internship Program
As part of the Blue Waters efforts to motivate and train the next generation of supercomputing researchers, the program is sponsoring 20 undergraduate research interns each year. The goal is to engage undergraduate students in petascale computing research and development projects. The program provides each student a stipend totaling $5000, a two-week intensive high-performance computing workshop, and an education allocation on the Blue Waters system. Select students will travel to The Blue Waters Symposium. This program includes support for undergraduate internship activities at any accredited degree granting institution in the United States. The internships awarded through this program may be for students working with a faculty mentor on their home campus, or at another campus. Interested faculty can work with a particular student that they identify, or may select a qualified student with Blue Waters support through our program.
Students and faculty who are members of groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM are strongly encouraged to participate in the program.
The program is open to undergraduate students interested in participating in a year-long science or engineering internship. Students must be enrolled as undergraduates through Spring 2018 at a U.S. degree-granting institution. Beginning graduate students who have a research advisor are eligible to apply to attend the Petascale Institute and will have their expenses covered by the program; any stipend would be the responsibility of their own research advisor.
- Applications must be submitted by February 1, 2017
- Notifications will be made by February 15, 2017
- The two-week Petascale Institute will take place at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in late May 2017
- The research is expected to begin over the summer months with continued work during the school year
- Select interns will present their project and results at the Blue Waters Symposium in 2018
- A final paper must be submitted to the Journal of Computational Science Education by May 31, 2018
- Internships will conclude by May 31, 2018
In the application process, students can identify a faculty member as a mentor. Students who have taken the initiative to arrange an internship with a faculty mentor are more likely to be selected for this program than students who have not.
The program is open to faculty who are willing to mentor undergraduate students in a year-long internship that involves teaching or researching the use of high-performance computing in studying problems in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics.
- Intern position descriptions must be submitted by Feb. 1, 2017
- Notifications will be made by Feburary 15, 2017
- Student work on the internship will begin after the Petascale Institute in late May 2017
- Students will work full-time over the summer and as schedules allow during the academic year
- Students are expected to submit a paper to the Journal of Computational Science Education by the end of May 2018
- Select students will be asked to submit a poster on their project for presentation at the Blue Waters Symposium in 2018