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Open Call: Become a Frictionless Data Reproducible Research Fellow

May 17, 2019

For more information, see the website:
https://blog.okfn.org/2019/05/08/open-call-become-a-frictionless-data-reproducible-research-fellow/

The Frictionless Data Reproducible Research Fellows Program, supported by the Sloan Foundation, aims to train graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and early career researchers how to become champions for open, reproducible research using Frictionless Data tools and approaches in their field.

They welcome applications using this form from May 8, 2019 until July 30, 2019, with the Fellowship starting in the fall. 

Virtual Residency 2019 Summer Workshop on INTRODUCTORY/INTERMEDIATE Research Computing Facilitation

May 16, 2019

Sun June 2 (suppertime) – Fri June 7 (before supper) 2019
U Oklahoma Norman campus

LIVE onsite ***OR*** LIVE remotely via videoconferencing!

Registration:

https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fousurvey.qualtrics.com%2Fjfe%2Fform%2FSV_9GDgLRyeJ8RLI45&data=02%7C01%7Chneeman%40ou.edu%7C75fbaaea6d804f854e9208d6d99d570e%7C9c7de09d903444c1b462c464fece204a%7C1%7C0%7C636935667132332652&sdata=y5H2zUbggav%2BP%2F4hI9RlvV95V9my2noN31HQ6sMwHs4%3D&reserved=0

Contact: Henry Neeman (hneeman@ou.edu)

Workshop webpage:

http://www.oscer.ou.edu/virtualresidency2019/

There’s NO PREREQUISITE other than an interest in helping researchers with their computing-intensive/data-intensive research.

A TENTATIVE AGENDA IS BELOW (which is likely to evolve some).

Please feel free to forward this to anyone who may be interested and appropriate.

If you’ve already registered, please feel free to share this with others.

DETAILS:

Does your institution have lots of researchers and educators who
want to use advanced computing, but need some help learning how?

You or someone at your institution can learn to be more effective
at helping researchers and educators use research computing!

For people who help researchers to use research computing, it’s such a great way to get better at it, and for new people, it’s such a great way to learn how to do it!

And, everyone who participates becomes part of a community of research computing facilitators, already over 500 people — plenty of colleagues to get help from, when someone’s stumped on how to help their researchers.

This is a great way to start, or get better at, a career in helping researchers use research computing.

It’s also a great way to meet a community of fellow research computing facilitators.

People can participate onsite in person or remotely via videoconferencing — so if funding is an issue, it can COST NOTHING AT ALL!

(Heck, people can even have it on in the background while they’re doing other things — it’s still very useful to participate, even if intermittently.)

Anyone we can’t accept for onsite will automatically be converted to remote — no one will be left out!

We’ll have *some* funding to help *some* onsite participants cover some or all of their costs, but that funding may be limited.

(Still, it’s better to request support and then *maybe* not get it, than not request it and then *definitely* not get it.)

You *DON’T* have to any affiliation with the Clemson-led ACI-REF/CaRCC effort, in order to participate in the 2019 Virtual Residency workshop — though of course everyone in those groups are welcome to apply!

CCoE Webinar May 20th: Deployable Internet Routing Security

May 7, 2019

In case you missed today’s webinar, “Deployable Internet Routing Security,” with Amir Herzberg, the video has been posted here:

Slides have been posted here:

http://hdl.handle.net/2142/103896

SIDR monitor and other resources from the presentation:

https://sidr.engr.uconn.edu

Amir Herzberg is presenting the talk “Deployable Internet Routing Security” on Monday May 20th at 10am (Central).

Note: they moved the webinar up one week to avoid the Memorial Day holiday.

Please register here. Check your spam/junk folder for registration confirmation email.

Internet routing is woefully insecure – in spite of many attacks and extensive awareness and efforts. But, finally, there is progress – and even some deployable defenses, based on free open-source software – including some that we develop in a CICI NSF project, whose goal is to get Internet Routing Security deployed in educational and research networks. These tools may help against different attacks – including Denial of Service, a significant problem for campuses and for scientific collaboration.

In this webinar, we will explain the challenges of Internet Routing Security, and the main tools – already deployable, in-progress, and briefly mention some less likely to be deployed. We will also discuss our directions, which include development of tools as well as pilot deployment with UConn and Connecticut Education Network. We hope this may help some of you to make progress in improving the security and reliability of networks, and establish cooperation with us as we proceeds with our project. 

Speaker bio:

Amir Herzberg’s is the Comcast professor for Cybersecurity Innovation in the department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut. His research areas include: network security (esp. routing/DNS/transport, Denial-of-Service, Web), privacy and anonymity, applied cryptography, usable security, security for cyber-physical systems and social, economic and legal aspects of security.

Dr. Herzberg earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1991 from the Technion in Israel.  From 1991 to 1995, he worked at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, where he was a research staff member and the manager of the Network Security research group.  From 1996 to 2000, Dr. Herzberg was the Manager of E-Business and Security Technologies at the IBM Haifa Research Lab.  From 2002 to 2017, he was a professor in Bar Ilan University (Israel).

Dr. Herzberg is the author of more than 150 research papers, five book chapters, and 24 patents. Dr. Herzberg has served on technical program committees of over 50 conferences, delivered keynote and plenary addresses at ten conferences,  organized multiple professional events, and has been TPC chair of IEEE CNS’19, editor of PoPETS (2014-) and ACM TISSEC (2011-14), and area chair of CNS (2013-17). Dr. Herzberg is recipient of the Internet Society’s Applied Networking Research award, 2017.

Presentations are recorded and include time for questions with the audience.

Join Trusted CI’s announcements mailing list for information about upcoming events. To submit topics or requests to present, see their call for presentations. Archived presentations are available on their site under “Past Events.”

FRBKC Summer Internship in KC

May 6, 2019

The Center for the Advancement of Data and Research in Economics (CADRE) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is looking for two summer interns as paid positions. These interns will work directly with the HPC 
team on projects surrounding the cluster.

The Python intern will be working primarily with economists and staff at optimizing applications.

https://frb.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=259754

The SysAdmin intern will be working primarily with staff in automation and metric reporting.

https://frb.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=259755

We are primarily looking for those working on their undergraduate or masters programs who have basic programming and Linux skills and wish to learn more about High Performance Compute environments. Applicants should apply for the positions via the links above.

If you know anyone who may be interested, please encourage them apply.  Interviews start soon.