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Modern Languages Building (MLB), Room 2001A

January 2018

Stata 1: Introduction to Stata

January 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Note: Topics are subject to change. Topics: Basics – Interfacing with Stata, Do-files, getting help. Working with Data Sets – Importing, opening, and saving data files. Data Management – Getting…

January 2019

Intro to SQL

January 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am

Ever want to know how to communicate with a database? You need to know SQL, a standard programming language for working with relational database management systems in data warehouses or…

Introduction to Stata

January 25, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Topics: By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: Work with Stata, including using Do-files and using the help system. Get data into Stata and manage your…

February 2019

Statistical Analysis with R

February 4, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Feb 4 & 5, 2019
Presenters: Chris Andrews is a statistical consultant at CSCAR and statistician in the UM Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Formerly he was Research Assistant Professor at the State University of New York, University at Buffalo. He currently is the lead statistician for the Northeast Region Biostatistics Core of the Women’s Health Initiative and has additional experience as a statistical consultant for Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

This is a two day workshop (February 4 and 5) in R which  is a free and open source environment for data analysis and statistical computing.  While R contains many…

Statistical Analysis with R

February 5, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Feb 4 & 5, 2019
Presenters: Chris Andrews is a statistical consultant at CSCAR and statistician in the UM Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Formerly he was Research Assistant Professor at the State University of New York, University at Buffalo. He currently is the lead statistician for the Northeast Region Biostatistics Core of the Women’s Health Initiative and has additional experience as a statistical consultant for Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

This is a two day workshop (February 4 and 5) in R which  is a free and open source environment for data analysis and statistical computing.  While R contains many…

Introduction to Programming with Python & Matlab

February 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This is a four-part workshop introducing programming concepts to those with little-to-no programming experience. The four 2-hour sessions will take place over two weeks, with Python being taught in the…

Mixed Models with R

February 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mixed models are an extremely useful modeling tool for situations in which there is some dependency among observations in the data, where the correlation typically arises from the observations being…

Python for Data Analysis

February 12, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Learn data analysis with Python. We’ll be using pandas, the go-to Python library used for data wrangling and analysis. We’ll be practicing with several different real-world datasets (e.g. time-series, text)…

Generalized Additive Models

February 20, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Nonlinear relationships abound in nature, though typical statistical models ignore this in favor of simplicity, often at a cost of both predictive capabilities and better understanding of the underlying phenomenon…

Introduction to Deep Neural Networks with Keras/TensorFlow

February 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) are used as a machine learning method for both regression and classification problems. Keras is a high-level, Python interface running on top of multiple neural network libraries, including…

March 2019

Statistical Analysis with R

March 4, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
March 4 & 5, 2019
Presenters: Chris Andrews is a statistical consultant at CSCAR and statistician in the UM Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Formerly he was Research Assistant Professor at the State University of New York, University at Buffalo. He currently is the lead statistician for the Northeast Region Biostatistics Core of the Women’s Health Initiative and has additional experience as a statistical consultant for Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

This is a two day workshop (March 4 and 5) in R which  is a free and open source environment for data analysis and statistical computing.  While R contains many…

Statistical Analysis with R

March 5, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
March 4 & 5, 2019
Presenters: Chris Andrews is a statistical consultant at CSCAR and statistician in the UM Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Formerly he was Research Assistant Professor at the State University of New York, University at Buffalo. He currently is the lead statistician for the Northeast Region Biostatistics Core of the Women’s Health Initiative and has additional experience as a statistical consultant for Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

This is a two day workshop (March 4 and 5) in R which  is a free and open source environment for data analysis and statistical computing.  While R contains many…

Latent Variable Modeling

March 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Part of the Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) series.  This workshop will help participants develop skills in understanding and conducting latent variable models, particularly from the perspective of structural equation modeling.…

PySpark

March 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use, and sophisticated analytics. Industry has quickly adopted Spark and deployed it at scale for processing…

Intro to Web Applications using Flask and Python

March 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Ever want to build your own web application? Do you want to do it using Python? Well then, Flask is the answer you are looking for. Its a micro web…

Introduction to Deep Neural Networks with Keras/TensorFlow

March 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) are used as a machine learning method for both regression and classification problems. Keras is a high-level, Python interface running on top of multiple neural network libraries, including…

Doing more with RStudio

March 20, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This talk will serve as an demonstration of what RStudio can offer for those that do not use it, as well as a showcase for more advanced use for those…

Introduction to Stata

March 22, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Topics: By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: Work with Stata, including using Do-files and using the help system. Get data into Stata and manage your…

April 2019

Sliding into Slurm: An early look at U-M’s new high-performance computing environment

April 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the the new HPC environment and is intended for current Flux and Armis users.  We will use the temporary Beta HPC cluster…

Web Scraping with Python

April 16, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop will provide an overview of how to scrape data from html pages and website APIs using Python. This will mostly be accomplished using the requests, beautifulsoup, retry modules…

Sliding into Slurm: An early look at U-M’s new high-performance computing environment

April 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the the new HPC environment and is intended for current Flux and Armis users.  We will use the temporary Beta HPC cluster…

Sliding into Slurm: An early look at U-M’s new high-performance computing environment

April 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the the new HPC environment and is intended for current Flux and Armis users.  We will use the temporary Beta HPC cluster…

May 2019

Introduction to the Linux Command Line

May 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This course will familiarize the student with the basics of accessing and interacting with Linux computers using the GNU/Linux operating system’s Bash shell, also generically referred to as “the command…

Introduction to the Linux Command Line

May 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This course will familiarize the student with the basics of accessing and interacting with Linux computers using the GNU/Linux operating system’s Bash shell, also generically referred to as “the command…

Introduction to the Flux cluster and batch computing

May 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Overview This workshop will provide a brief overview of the components of the Flux Cluster. The main body of the workshop will cover the resource manager and scheduler, creating submissions…

Advanced batch computing on the Flux cluster

May 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This course will cover some more advanced topics in cluster computing on the U-M Flux Cluster. Topics to be covered include a review of common parallel programming models and basic…

Introduction to the Flux cluster and batch computing

May 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Overview This workshop will provide a brief overview of the components of the Flux Cluster. The main body of the workshop will cover the resource manager and scheduler, creating submissions…

Introduction to the Great Lakes cluster and batch computing with Slurm

May 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

OVERVIEW This workshop will provide a brief overview of the components of the Great Lakes Cluster. The main body of the workshop will cover the resource manager and scheduler, creating…

June 2019

Advanced batch computing with Slurm on the Great Lakes cluster

June 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

OVERVIEW This workshop will cover some more advanced topics in cluster computing on the U-M Great Lakes Cluster. Topics to be covered include a review of common parallel programming models…

R package demo: gganimate and patchwork

June 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This brief workshop will demonstrate the capabilities of two recent R packages, gganimate and patchwork. One package allows the data explorer to provide some lively enhancement to an otherwise static…

Introduction to Stata

June 21, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Topics: By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: Work with Stata, including using Do-files and using the help system. Get data into Stata and manage your…

July 2019

More Mixed Models

July 19, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In the R world, lme4 is a great package for mixed model estimation, and the most widely used for such models.  For standard settings, few tools will do the trick…

Spin Class: No Sweat Reports in R

July 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

If you use R, there’s a decent chance you are already familiar with using Rmarkdown files and the knitr package to create reports documenting your analyses. A lesser known but…

August 2019

Introduction to the Great Lakes cluster and batch computing with Slurm

August 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

OVERVIEW This workshop will provide a brief overview of the components of the Great Lakes Cluster. The main body of the workshop will cover the resource manager and scheduler, creating…

September 2019

Research Computing on the Great Lakes cluster

September 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the the new HPC environment and is intended for current Flux and Armis users.  We will use the temporary Beta HPC cluster…

Research Computing on the Great Lakes cluster

September 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the the new HPC environment and is intended for current Flux and Armis users.  We will use the temporary Beta HPC cluster…

Introduction to Deep Neural Networks with Keras/TensorFlow

September 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) are used as a machine learning method for both regression and classification problems. Keras is a high-level, Python interface running on top of multiple neural network…

Introduction to the Linux Command Line

September 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This course will familiarize the student with the basics of accessing and interacting with Linux computers using the GNU/Linux operating system’s Bash shell, also generically referred to as “the command…

Research Computing on the Great Lakes cluster

September 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the the new HPC environment and is intended for current Flux and Armis users.  We will use the temporary Beta HPC cluster…

Introduction to the Linux Command Line

September 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This course will familiarize the student with the basics of accessing and interacting with Linux computers using the GNU/Linux operating system’s Bash shell, also generically referred to as “the command…

Introduction to SPSS

September 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Audience: Never before SPSS users who will be using SPSS for Windows.  Those using SPSS for Unix or Macintosh should email the instructor at cpow@umich.edu before enrolling. Fundamentals This portion introduces SPSS…

Introduction to Stata

September 25, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

 Audience: Those who have never used Stata before but wish to learn. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: Work with Stata, including using Do-files and…

Research Computing on the Great Lakes cluster

September 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the the new HPC environment and is intended for current Flux and Armis users.  We will use the temporary Beta HPC cluster…

October 2019

Web Scraping with Python

October 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This workshop will provide an overview of how to scrape data from html pages and website APIs using Python. This will mostly be accomplished using the requests, beautifulsoup, and retry…

Introduction to NumPy (Python)

October 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop will introduce you to the NumPy library in Python, which is useful in scientific computing. We will cover NumPy’s n-dimensional array object and associated functions in depth, along…

Back to a Future: Asynchronous Computing with futures in R

October 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Asynchronous computing is an umbrella term encompassing parallel and concurrent computational programs in which some tasks can be executed without a strict sequential order.  A future is a programming abstraction for a value…

Mediation Models: A demonstration using multiple packages

October 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Mediation models are commonly applied in a variety of modeling settings, and people will typically flock to tools specific to structural equation modeling like Mplus or Amos for analysis.  However,…

Research Computing on the Great Lakes Cluster

October 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

OVERVIEW This workshop will provide a brief overview of the components of the Great Lakes Cluster. The main body of the workshop will cover the resource manager and scheduler, creating…

November 2019

Intro to SQL

November 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Ever want to know how to communicate with a database? You need to know SQL, a standard programming language for working with relational database management systems in data warehouses or…

Introduction to Deep Neural Networks with Keras/TensorFlow

November 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) are used as a machine learning method for both regression and classification problems. Keras is a high-level, Python interface running on top of multiple neural network…

SC2 Workshop Series: QGIS – Visualizing Geospatial Data

November 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

QGIS is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS). You can visualize, manage, edit, analyze data, and compose printable maps. The workshop will use R. This workshop is part of the…

Programming with R

November 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

People using R for applied research are often not taught basic programming practices such as writing functions, efficient iterative processing, vectorization, and other practices that would make their research far…

Rcpp: Integrating C++ into R

November 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Rcpp package for R provides “seamless R and C++ integration”.  In this workshop, we will discuss the use of Rcpp to speed up existing R code by rewriting slow functions…

Research Computing on the Great Lakes Cluster

November 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

OVERVIEW This workshop will provide a brief overview of the components of the Great Lakes Cluster. The main body of the workshop will cover the resource manager and scheduler, creating…

December 2019

SC2 Workshop Series: Data Processing and Visualizations with R and Python

December 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop will provide some tools, tips, and packages that make data processing and visualization in R easier. Some coding experience is required – not necessarily R. Instructor: Dr. Michael…

Intro to D3.js for data visualization

December 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

D3.js is a JavaScript library for producing dynamic, interactive data visualizations in web browsers. It makes use of the widely implemented SVG, HTML5, and CSS standards. We’ll explore how to…

January 2020

Introduction to the Linux Command Line

January 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This course will familiarize the student with the basics of accessing and interacting with Linux computers using the GNU/Linux operating system’s Bash shell, also generically referred to as “the command…

Research Computing on the Great Lakes Cluster

January 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

OVERVIEW This workshop will provide a brief overview of the components of the Great Lakes Cluster. The main body of the workshop will cover the resource manager and scheduler, creating…

Advanced research computing on the Great Lakes cluster

January 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

OVERVIEW This workshop will cover some more advanced topics in computing on the U-M Great Lakes Cluster. Topics to be covered include a review of common parallel programming models and…

Introduction to the Linux Command Line

January 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This course will familiarize the student with the basics of accessing and interacting with Linux computers using the GNU/Linux operating system’s Bash shell, also generically referred to as “the command…

Research Computing on the Great Lakes Cluster

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

OVERVIEW This workshop will provide a brief overview of the components of the Great Lakes Cluster. The main body of the workshop will cover the resource manager and scheduler, creating…

Advanced research computing on the Great Lakes cluster

January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

OVERVIEW This workshop will cover some more advanced topics in computing on the U-M Great Lakes Cluster. Topics to be covered include a review of common parallel programming models and…

Intro to SQL

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Ever want to know how to communicate with a database? You need to know SQL, a standard programming language for working with relational database management systems in data warehouses or…

February 2020

Research Computing on the Great Lakes Cluster

February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

OVERVIEW This workshop will provide a brief overview of the components of the Great Lakes Cluster. The main body of the workshop will cover the resource manager and scheduler, creating…