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Research Seminar Series

We run a DIR Seminar Series where group members, visitors and guests present their work followed by lively discussions. The seminars are run every Friday at 10am in the Informatics Forum. The organiser of the series is Dr Rosa Filgueira Vicente.

We also list talks relevant to our work in the seminar series from the Centre for Intelligent Systems and their Applications (CISA), the Software Systems and Processes research group (SPP).

KNIME demo

Speaker: 
Michelle Galea

A brief demo on the KNIME workflow management systems tool, going over basic workflow creation, and moving on to loops and the use of global and local workflow variables.

Date and time: 
Tuesday, 6 November, 2012 - 13:00
Length: 
45 minutes
Location: 
IF115
Research topics: 

Specifying System Configurations in a Federated Environment

NeSC Research Seminar Series
Speaker: 
Paul Anderson

Large applications now depend on components and services from numerous providers. Many individuals, and different organisations will also have requirements on various aspects of the composite system. For example; the configuration of a simple web server may involve some configuration which is provided (by default) from the vendor, some which is mandated by the local security policies, some which is necessary to provide compatibility with some collaborator's service, some which is delegated to a particular application developer, etc, etc.

Date and time: 
Friday, 16 November, 2012 - 10:00
Length: 
45 minutes
Location: 
Turing Room (5.42), Informatics Forum

iRODS tutorial

Speaker: 
David Rodriguez

A brief presentation of iRODS:

- clients
- APIs
- rules

Date and time: 
Tuesday, 30 October, 2012 - 13:00
Length: 
45 minutes
Location: 
IF115

On the road to community-driven data annotation

NeSC Research Seminar Series
Speaker: 
Nestor Milyaev

Overview of large-scale annotation in bioinformatics research.

1. A brief intro into what gene expression annotation is, how it can be captured (using example of Eurexpress.org project); How collected annotation data corpora can be used for analysis and auto-annotation.
2. Introduce virtual fly brain (VFB) project.
3. Describe the modes of collecting annotation in the scope of VFB, refer to the problem of data verification.
4. Introduce the proposed social media based approach to data verification and further data analysis.

Date and time: 
Friday, 2 November, 2012 - 10:00
Length: 
45 minutes
Location: 
Turing Room (5.42), Informatics Forum
Research topics: 

European Infrastructures for Seismology

NeSC Research Seminar Series
Speaker: 
Luca Trani
Date and time: 
Friday, 19 October, 2012 - 10:00
Length: 
60 minutes
Location: 
IF502

Brain Perfusion Imaging - Performance and Accuracy

Speaker: 
Fan Zhu

I aim to use computer science methodologies to solve brain perfusion imaging (medical imaging) problems in my PhD research.

Date and time: 
Friday, 12 October, 2012 - 10:00
Length: 
45 minutes
Location: 
Turing Room (5.42), Informatics Forum

User Code integration and provenance management in the VERCE computational platform

NeSC Research Seminar Series
Speaker: 
Alessandro Spinuso

Within the EC project VERCE (Virtual Earthquake and seismology Research Community in Europe e-science environment) one of the challenges is providing to the scientists a framework that allows the integration of their scientific code within a streaming workflow system. In this context, the distribution of the data and the computational resources accessible during the execution of the workflow will definitely make the validation, reproducibility and traceability of the results more complicated.

Date and time: 
Friday, 5 October, 2012 - 10:30
Length: 
45 minutes
Location: 
Turing Room (5.42), Informatics Forum
Projects: 

A MapReduce Dropbox

NeSC Research Seminar Series
Speaker: 
Iraklis Klampanos

During the recent OSDC meeting there was a lot of discussion about a (hopefully) "viral" application or approach to aid scientists by allowing them to use OSDC resources. dropbox was a frequently occurring example. Taking the direct approach, I prototyped a simple map-reduce box, which behaves like a dropbox but it can also accept special files or folders representing map-reduce jobs. All file/folder referencing is done in local terms, thus "cloudifying" the storage and map-reduce service.

Date and time: 
Friday, 28 September, 2012 - 10:30
Length: 
45 minutes
Location: 
IF502

Real-Time Data-to-Decision

NeSC Research Seminar Series
Speaker: 
Dakshi Agrawal

The ability to analyze massive volumes of network traffic (several hundred Gbps) in real-time (with microsecond to sub-second latencies) is important for communication service providers as it enables them to optimize use of their service infrastructure and develop revenue-generating opportunities. In particular, the real-time analysis of perishable user traffic that is not stored due to regulatory and other constraints can provide insights that are useful in many applications.

Date and time: 
Friday, 14 September, 2012 - 10:00
Length: 
60 minutes
Location: 
IFG03
Research topics: 

Brain Perfusion Imaging - Performance and Accuracy

NeSC Research Seminar Series
Speaker: 
Fan Zhu

I aim to use computer science methodologies to solve brain perfusion imaging (medical imaging) problems in my PhD research.

Date and time: 
Friday, 12 October, 2012 - 10:30
Length: 
90 minutes
Location: 
Turing Room (5.42), Informatics Forum
Projects: 

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