XSEDE HPC Workshop: BIG DATA and Machine Learning

By | Educational, Events, HPC

XSEDE and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center are offering a two day Big Data and Machine Learning virtual workshop that will focus on topics including big data analytics and machine learning with Spark, and deep learning using Tensorflow.

When: Wed., April 6 @ 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. E.S.T. & Fri., April 8 @11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. E.S.T.

Registration closes on April 4, 2022. Space is limited.

Tentative Agenda

Wednesday, April 6
All times given are Eastern
11:00 Welcome
11:25 A Brief History of  Big Data
12:20 Intro to Spark
1:00    Lunch break
2:00    More Spark and Exercises
3:00    Intro to Machine Learning
5:00    Adjourn

Friday, April 8
All times given are Eastern
11:00 Machine Learning: Recommender System with Spark
1:00    Lunch break
2:00    Deep Learning with Tensorflow
5:00    Tying it All Together
5:30    Adjourn

Applications to the 2022 Annual Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing are due March 1

By | Educational, HPC

Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale ComputingThe annual Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC), for doctoral students, postdocs, and computational scientists, is set to take place July 31-August 12, 2022. This year’s program will mark the 10th anniversary of ATPESC.

Submit your application for an opportunity to learn the tools and techniques needed to carry out computational science on the world’s most powerful supercomputers. ATPESC participants will have access to DOE’s leadership-class systems at the ALCF, OLCF, and NERSC.

Call for 2022 Applications extended to March 7

Learn more and apply here

Renowned scientists and leading HPC experts will serve as lecturers and guide the hands-on sessions. The core curriculum will cover:

  • Hardware architectures
  • Programming models and languages
  • Approaches for performance portability
  • Numerical algorithms and mathematical software
  • Performance measurement and debugging tools
  • Data analysis, visualization, and methodologies for big data applications
  • Approaches to building community codes for HPC systems
  • Machine learning and data science

Doctoral students, postdocs, and computational scientists interested in attending ATPESC can review eligibility and application details on the website.

There are no fees to participate in ATPESC. Domestic airfare, meals, and lodging are also provided.
Application deadline: March 1, 2022.

ATPESC is funded by the Exascale Computing Project, a collaborative effort of the DOE Office of Science’s Advanced Scientific Computing Research Program and the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Postdoctoral Researcher or Assistant Research Scientist in Navy Acoustics and/or Hydrodynamics

By | General Interest, SC2 jobs

The Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan is looking for a US-citizen postdoc or research scientist with skill(s) in structural acoustics & vibrations, underwater acoustics, or hydroacoustics, but will also consider anyone at or above the post-doctoral level who has a willingness to learn about these topics.

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Duration: 1–3 years
Start date: Immediate

Job Description

A post-doctoral-level or higher scientist or engineer is sought for basic research studies into
acoustics and hydrodynamics of enduring interest to the US Navy. The successful applicant will
have or be willing to develop a mixture of experimental, computational, and analytical skills; a
desire to work with and assist undergraduate and graduate students; and a sincere interest in
performing research that leads to publications in top journals. Preferred applicants will have
expertise in one or more of the following areas (and a willingness to learn about the others):
array signal processing, acoustic wave propagation, structural wave propagation, wall-bounded
turbulence, and machine learning. The position is supported by US Government grants and
contracts, and University of Michigan resources.


US citizenship is required. Eligible applicants will have completed their Ph.D. in physics, math,
acoustics, engineering, or another relevant field. Underwater acoustics or signal processing
experience is preferred, but all candidates are encouraged to reach out.

Application Materials

Cover Letter
Short statement of research skills & interests
Names and contact information for up to three references

Please send application materials or questions about the position to Prof. David R. Dowling at

Temporary Research Assistant Positions at the U-M Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR)

By | General Interest, SC2 jobs

Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations LogoThe Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR) aims to provide evidence-based and expert-informed modeling of the behavioral and public health impacts of tobacco regulations. Funded through the TCORS 2.0 program, this multi-institutional Center includes experts in the field of tobacco regulatory science and modeling from the University of Michigan, Georgetown University, Yale University, University California San Francisco, and University of Minnesota.

CAsToR is looking to hire up to two temporary research assistants in the University of Michigan School of Public Health Epidemiology Department, one who will primarily work on a nicotine reduction agent-based model and another who will support a pilot project using machine learning techniques to look at smoking status transitions. The ideal candidates are current graduate students (masters or doctoral level).

  • Temporary Part Time Position (Research Assistant II)
  • Hours: Up to 20 hours per week, remote preferred
  • Pay Rate: $15-28 dependent upon experience

Apply Now

Scholarships for tobacco simulation modeling course offered by the Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR)

By | Educational, Funding Opportunities

The Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR) is pleased to once again announce the availability of scholarships for a short course on tobacco simulation modeling (EPID 730) to be offered during the University of Michigan Summer Session in Epidemiology (SSE) Program in 2022. Scholarships are also available for Complex Systems Modeling for Public Health Research (EPID 793), in conjunction with EPID 730 scholarships.

EPID 730 will be offered as an on-line course and will provide an introductory overview of computational modeling techniques with examples in Tobacco Regulatory Science, discussions of best practices, and hands-on lab experience in which students will develop their own simulation models. At the completion of the course, students will be able to explain the contributions of simulation modeling in Tobacco Regulatory Science, and describe advantages and disadvantages of common modeling approaches. Students will explore how to incorporate simulation modeling into their own Tobacco Regulatory Science research and participate in interdisciplinary teams that use modeling techniques.

The deadline to apply is April 6th, 2022, and applicants are asked to wait to apply to the SSE program until after receiving notification of the scholarship funding decision in late April. Please see the flyer for more information and a link to the application.

Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations Logo

An Academic and Research Career Workshop for Women in Computational and Data Sciences

By | Educational, Events

The Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at UT Austin, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are partnering to host Rising Stars in Computational and Data Sciences, an intensive workshop for women graduate students and postdocs who are interested in pursuing academic and research careers.

The workshop will be held on April 20-21, 2022, in Albuquerque, NM.

The organizers are seeking nominations for outstanding candidates in their final year of PhD or within three years of having graduated. Approximately 30 women will be selected to come to Albuquerque for two days of research presentations, poster sessions, and interactive discussions about academic and research careers, with financial support for travel provided.

The nomination form requires (1) a letter of nomination and (2) a copy of the nominee’s resume.

Full details, including the nomination form and highlights from previous events can be found here.

Please consider nominating one of your outstanding current/recent PhD students or postdocs.

Nominations are due February 18, 2022.

Helmholtz Information and Data Science Academy Visiting Researcher Grant

By | Educational, SC2 jobs

Are you a doctoral researcher or Postdoc and your research has a strong link to the (applied) data and information sciences? The Helmholtz Visiting Researcher Grant offers doctoral students and Postdocs the opportunity to do a fully-funded short-term research stay (1 – 3 months) at one of the 18 Helmholtz centers. With more than 43,000 employees and an annual budget of 5 billion euros, Helmholtz is Germany’s largest scientific organization. Its research fields include: Energy; Earth and Environment; Health; Aeronautics, Space and Transport; Matter, and Information.

The Helmholtz Visiting Researcher Grant is promoted by HiDA, the Helmholtz Information and Data Science Academy. Its aim is to enable new research collaborations, to foster knowledge exchange, and to explore new or emerging research topics in the field of information and data sciences. The program addresses researchers in both academia and in industry. It offers researchers the opportunity to get to know the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers.

Next Application Deadline: 15 March, 2022

For more information: https://www.helmholtz-hida.de/en/new-horizons/helmholtz-visiting-researcher-grant/

Info Session on the Program (via Zoom) on Tuesday, 18 January, 2022, 14.00 – 15.00pm  CET

Sign up here: https://tms.aloom.de/info-session-hida-research-grants-/

Postdoctoral position in neuroscience in the Renart Lab, Champalimaud Foundation, Portugal

By | Educational, SC2 jobs

The Renart Lab, in the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (Lisbon, Portugal), is looking for candidates for a postdoc position in within a project whose goal is to understand the neural basis of simple sensory judgements using modern methods in system’s neuroscience together with theory.

Successful applicants are expected to have experience studying controlled behavior in rodents using recordings and perturbations. The project has a strong quantitative component, so experience on computational neuroscience and statistics/machine-learning methods for behavioral and neural data analysis will be highly valued.
Some recent publications and methodologies relevant for the project are:
The Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme is a vibrant research community focussed on understanding the links between neural activity and behavior. The Renart lab promotes a horizontal and collaborative environment. The position offers a competitive salary and is available immediately for a duration of 3 years (with flexibility).

Interested applicants should send their CV, a brief motivation statement and the names of at least 2 references by email to:
careers@research.fchampalimaud.org and alfonso.renart@neuro.fchampalimaud.org

Flagship Pioneering Summer Fellowship Opportunity Information Session

By | Educational, SC2 jobs

Flagship Pioneering is a life science venture creation firm based out of Cambridge, MA. Flagship’s unique venture creation process is behind companies such as Moderna, Rubius Therapeutics, Indigo Agriculture, and several dozen others.

The Flagship Pioneering Summer Fellowship Program is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to work alongside scientist-entrepreneurs at the earliest stage of ideation and develop the next breakthrough life science companies. Over the course of an immersive 12-week paid program, you will be exposed to our proprietary innovation process, connect with scientific and business leaders within our vast ecosystem, and assess employment opportunities.

Ideal candidates are creative Ph.D., M.D., M.S., or science-oriented M.B.A. students that are within 1 year of graduating upon starting the fellowship or have recently graduated. Applications are rolling, but interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply before January 31, 2022. 

During the 1-hour information session, you will learn about Flagship Pioneering from Associates Ayse Muñiz, PhD (University of Michigan Class of 2021), and Rahi Punjabi who will discuss a new AI Fellows track launching this summer. Those with a strong background in computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, physics, and computational biology are encouraged to attend to learn more about this new track.
DateThursday, January 13, 2022
Time: 11AM-12PM

Zoom info: https://flagshippioneering.zoom.us/j/96455167438?pwd=eWYxOURrZXkveUY3VHlMTnl6ZW9Gdz09&from=addon

Password: 756102

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Graduate Fellowship Program

By | Educational, SC2 jobs

Idaho National Laboratory is now accepting applications for the INL Graduate Fellowship program. This program is designed to identify exceptional graduate students in research areas aligned with INL’s strategic agenda to enable the current and future mission of the lab. A collaboration between INL and universities, the INL Graduate Fellowship program provides mentoring and financial support for outstanding students who are enrolled, or plan to enroll, in graduate degree programs. Selected students will receive a salary of $60,000/year, plus tuition coverage from INL.

Flyer: INL_Graduate_Fellowship

How to apply

Applicants are invited to apply online through inl.gov/careers job posting numbers 16803 (for applicants in the fields of nuclear energy and clean energy development) and 16806 (for applicants in National & Homeland Security). Letters of recommendation should be submitted via email to graduatefellowships@inl.gov.

Important dates

  • February 13, 2022 – posting closes
  • May 2022 – selections will be announced