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Indiana University Pervasive Technology Institute News February 2015
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Google GlassPrivacy vs. lifelogging: NSF funds IU research

IU School of Informatics and Computing assistant professors Apu Kapadia and David Crandall, with $1.2M in NSF funding, are studying the privacy implications of the increase in public image gathering by such wearable devices as Google Glass. Their work focuses on the sociological and technological perspectives of so-called "lifelogging," and on the development of tools to help people manage their privacy

Read more about their research

Lance FarrellIU's Lance Farrell US desk editor for International Science Grid This Week

The weekly online science magazine iSGTW covers worldwide scientific research enabled by distributed computing, such as grid and cloud technologies. Indiana University is the home base for iSGTW's US desk editor, through the support of a National Science Foundation grant.

Read more about this change at iSGTW

Bench from Herron LabHerron announces the Think It Make It Lab, where art, design and technology converge

Herron School of Art and Design's Think It Make It Lab is a new physical space that will help IUPUI art and design students experience the broad applications of design, production and fabrication in a variety of fields. OVPIT contributed to this project and AVL staff can help prepare data, use equipment, and assist staff and collaborators.

Read more about the new lab

IU Logo2014 a record year for Indiana University federal IT grants

Indiana University tech researchers won more than $20 million in highly competitive federal IT research grants in 2014. These awards create advanced IT tools used by researchers for medical and scientific breakthroughs and further illustrate IU's growing IT strengths.

Read more about these accomplishments

RT HPC LogoReminder: Quarry retired / Karst in production

Quarry retired on January 30, 2015. User data will be archived and removed on May 11. All Quarry software is available on Karst.

Read more about the Quarry Retirement

Conferences and Events


XSEDE15 Call For Participation

XSEDE15, the 4th annual conference, will showcase the discoveries, innovations, challenges and achievements of those who utilize and support XSEDE resources and services, as well as other digital resources and services throughout the world.

Click here for more information about participating

Chris PeeblesPeebles Memorial Lectures in Information Technology and Supercomputing for Everyone Series: Research Services Expo



  • Who: Dr. Felix Bachmann, Software Engineering Institute (SEI), Carnegie Mellon University
  • What: Topic TBD
  • When: April 16, 9-10:30 am
  • Where: Wells Library Lobby, Room E174, IU Bloomington

Click here for more about Dr. Christopher S. Peebles and the annual Memorial Lecture Series

Research Services Expo:

10:30am-2pm, Herman B Wells Library Lobby

Visit a variety of units from IU to learn about tools that can help advance your scientific or academic research.

The expo is hosted by UITS Research Technologies, IU Pervasive Technology Institute, and the IU Libraries

EOT iconPervasive Technology Seminar series

First Wednesday of each month, 2:00-3:00pm
Cyberinfrastructure Building (CIB), Multipurpose Room A
IU Bloomington

  • February 4: Aaron Neal "Onbase"
  • March 4: To be announced
  • April 1: Franco Pestilli, Assistant Prof., Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

IU LogoDigital Library Brown Bag Series

Wells Library (E159) (IU Bloomington)

  • Feb. 11: Features of Omeka 2: Using the exhibit builder plug-in
  • Feb. 18: Metadata's Next Top Model: RDF and its Impact on Digital Library Technology
  • Feb 25: Beyond the Thesaurus musicarum latinarum: Towards a portal for the stydu of Early Theoretical Works on Music
  • March 4: Designing the Digital Scholarly Companion to "In Mrs. Goldberg's Kitchen: Jewish Life in Interwar Lodz"

Learning Opportunities

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Supercomputing for Everyone Series: Faster Work, Safer Storage (an introduction)

A hands-on course on IU’s high-performance computing resources and the basics of using them, from logging in to creating and submitting jobs. 
You need a laptop and a Karst account to take part.

IUB: Feb 17, 1-5pm, CIB Multipurpose Room B
IUPUI: Feb 18, 1-5pm, ICTC, IT 303

Get more information about this workshop here

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Software Carpentry Workshop

Includes three days of training on topics such as Unix/Git, Python, and how to connect to and use the national distributed computing resources of the Open Science Grid.

IUPUI: March 3–6, 8:30am–5:30pm

You may register for one or more days.

Get more information about this workshop here


UC San Diego Data Mining Boot Camp

February 10-11, 2015, SDSC's Predictive Analysis Center of Excellence (PACE)
Practical, hands-on training in a classroom setting. Limit: 25 students

Visit the PACE website for more information

Consulting iconThursdays at the Scholars' Commons with UITS Research Technologies

Herman B Wells Library, 10am-6pm

One-on-one consults. Topics:

  • 2/12: Visualization services, grant support, science gateways
  • 2/19: Biomedical/biological/health-related research and education/outreach/training
  • 2/26: Computation and analysis software delivery and support
  • 3/05: Campus bridging and data storage
  • 3/12: Visualization services, grant support, science gateways

Get more information.

SimplyMap iconExploring Demographic and Commercial Data with SimplyMap

SimplyMap provides access to all kids of data, including national demographic, commercial, quality of life, market segmentation, and census, as well as an easy-to-use mapping tool.
One-hour class: Feb 6, 1-2pm
Wells Library W144, IU Bloomington

Click here for more information and to register


PTI events calendar
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Systems Administration
Maintenance windows:

  • Big Red ll: First Tuesday each month, 7am-7pm EDT
  • DC2/DCWAN: First Tuesday each month, 7am-7pm EDT
  • Mason: First Tuesday each month, 7am-7pm EDT
  • Quarry: First Tuesday each month, 7am (EDT) for 24 hours
  • RDC: First Tuesday each month, 8am-5pm EDT
  • Scholarly Data Archive/Research File System: Sundays, 7-10am EDT
  • Emergency downtimes: See IT Notices:

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