Gear Up for Research Computing

Gear Up for Research

Are you using computing in your research?  Do you have questions about Stanford's complex array of computing resources?  Join Stanford Libraries and the Stanford Research Computing Center for our annual Gear Up for Research event:

Gear Up for Research Computing

Tuesday, February 26, 9:45 am to 2:45 pm

Hartley Conference Center, Mitchell Earth Sciences Building

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The libraries regularly hold Gear Up days.  This quarter's event is focused on research computing.  We invite graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and researchers from all schools and departments on campus who have an interest in learning more about applying computational methods to research.

The morning begins with Mark Piercy from the Stanford Research Computing Center talking about their services and resources.  Michael Timineri, the Director of Information Security Consulting from the Stanford Information Security Office, will discuss how to secure Stanford research in an era of increasing cyber threats.  Google Fellow, Ramanathan Guha will discuss dataCommons, an effort to synthesize publicly available data from open sources to make it more useful for research.  The morning concludes with a talk by Hannah Frost, Digital Library Service and Product Management Manager, discussing the Stanford Digital Repository hosted by Stanford Libraries.

The afternoon will start with a panel of Stanford researchers who use computational methods discussing their research and answering your questions about how to navigate Stanford's computing environment.  The panel moderator will be Ruth Marinshaw, Chief Technology Officer for Stanford Research Computing.  She will be joined by professors Sanjiva Lele (Aeronautics/Astronautics), Todd Martinez (Chemistry), Lesley Park (Population Health Sciences), and Russell Poldrack (Psychology).  

Finally a series of lightning talks will be presented by graduate students and postdocs from Biophysics, Biology, Physics, Applied Physics, and ICME providing a peer learning opportunity by describing their experiences with research computing at Stanford.  

Get the full program at and RSVP to let us know you are coming (we’re buying lunch!).

Gear Up at Stanford is a regular series of Stanford Library events for faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and research staff from all schools and departments on campus. This Gear Up event is hosted by the Science and Engineering Resource Group at Stanford Libraries and by Stanford Research Computing Center.