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ECM Research
 March 2014
Monday 24
13:00 - COURSE - iVEC Supercomputing Training Website | More Information
In the week beginning 24 March 2014, iVEC will offer the following short courses on supercomputing topics:

Introduction to iVEC: 1:00 – 2:00pm Mon 24th March

Introduction to Linux: 3:00 – 4:00pm Mon 24th March

Introduction to Supercomputing: 10:00am – 4:00pm Tues 25th March

Developing with MPI and OpenMP: 10:00am – 4:00pm Wed 26th March

Debugging with DDT: 10am – 12:00 noon Thurs 27th March

Introduction to Optimisation and Profiling: 1:00 – 4:00pm Thurs 27 March

Courses are delivered in a face to face classroom style. Attendees are encouraged to bring and work on their own laptops. Staff from the Supercomputing Team will be facilitating so you can meet and chat with them.

Free parking available on-site.

Courses are free of charge and open to all, however places are limited.

Light refreshments and lunch will be provided on each day (no lunch on Monday).

Register online at https://www.ivec.org/ai1ec_event/ivec-supercomputing-training-february-2014-2/?instance_id=

 April 2014
Wednesday 30
9:00 - WORKSHOP - [email protected] - Profiling Party III Website | More Information
iVEC's Supercomputing Team invites you to join us at [email protected] (Room G11, Physics Building) on Wednesday 30 April 2014, for "Profiling Party III." The Profiling Party is from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, but you are welcome to take part at any time during the day.

This is an opportunity to spend a day with iVEC Supercomputing team members and work on your own applications. The agenda will be defined around the issues you are encountering. Possible topics could include * Profiling your code -- finding hotspots and bottlenecks * Loop optimisation * Generating and understanding compiler feedback * Improving your HPC workflow * Resolving batch system questions * Getting the most from iVEC resources

If you're interested in one-on-one interaction with the Supercomputing team to help you get more from the iVEC resources, or if you're just beginning and not sure where to start, let us help. No issue is too small!

Space is limited!

If you are interested in participating, please contact Chris Bording, [email protected] with an idea of what you would like to work on and if possible what time you would like to attend.

Best regards,

Chris Bording and Rebecca Hartman-Baker Profiling Party Planners

 May 2014
Wednesday 14
12:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - The Role of Universities in Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Faculty of Engineering Experience More Information
Professor Lynch has a remarkable record in Canada for his entrepreneurship especially in his fundraising work for his Faculty. I encourage you to attend and look forward to seeing you there - Prof John Dell, Dean of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics UWA
Tuesday 20
9:00 - Training - MOOSE Training - Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment Website | More Information
iVEC and CSIRO invite you to attend training on MOOSE – Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment. The MOOSE platform is a general problem solver that can accommodate many mathematical models. It has recently been released as open-source software, making it even easier for academic researchers to adopt. Some of the capabilities of MOOSE include:

Fully-coupled, fully-implicit multiphysics solver

Dimension independent physics

Automatically parallel (largest runs >100,000 CPU cores!)

Modular development simplifies code reuse

Built-in mesh adaptivity

Continuous and Discontinuous Galerkin (DG) (at the same time!)

Intuitive parallel multi scale solves

Dimension agnostic, parallel geometric search (for contact related applications)

Flexible, plugable graphical user interface

~30 plugable interfaces allow specialisation of every part of the solve

More information about MOOSE can be found at the MOOSE website: https://mooseframework.org

Please refer to the URL for the Program Overview and more information.

Cody Permann’s visit is sponsored by CSIRO to support researchers in WA. If you would like to arrange a meeting with Cody, please contact Thomas Poulet <[email protected]>, other enquiries should be directed to Rebecca Hartman-Baker <[email protected]>.

Although the training is free, you must register your attendance (through the URL) as places are limited. The intensive program builds a solid foundation for MOOSE use, so attendance on all three days is advised.

 June 2014
Monday 02
14:00 - Training Course - iVEC Supercomputing Training Courses Website | More Information
In the week beginning 2 June 2014, iVEC will offer the following free short courses on supercomputing topics:

Introduction to iVEC: 2:00 – 3:00pm Mon 2nd June

Introduction to Linux: 3:30 – 4:30pm Mon 2nd June

Introduction to Supercomputing: 10:00am – 4:00pm Tues 3rd June

Developing with MPI and OpenMP: 10:00am – 4:00pm Wed 4th June.

Further details of the courses and the registration form can be found on the iVEC website. Courses are delivered in a face to face classroom style. Attendees are encouraged to bring and work on their own laptops. Staff from the Supercomputing Team will be facilitating so you can meet and chat with them.

Any queries, please contact Dr Rebecca Hartman-Baker – [email protected]

This is a free event however, you must register as places are limited.
Thursday 26
17:00 - SEMINAR - Bioenginering Seminar - "Coronary Artery Disease: Where Medicine and Engineering Meet" More Information
The Bioengineering Research Theme in ECM provides a platform for both experienced and emerging researchers to share knowledge, ideas and technical skills. This seminar aims to expand that platform to include researchers from the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, the Faculty of Science and interested others.

Two keynote speakers will discuss their research in coronary artery disease, showcasing the interface between medicine and engineering. Researchers from Medicine, Science and Engineering, working in this area, will have time to network over refreshments.

 July 2014
Tuesday 01
9:00 - COURSE - R Basics : A Statistics Short Course Website | More Information
R is a free and extremely powerful language and software environment for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphics. The course is designed for those who have no experience with R, but have a basic understanding of statistics. The course will include: Introduction to R: How to install R on your computer; basic R commands, how to use and understand the R help pages. Data: Reading in data and data manipulation; summarising data; basic statistical analysis and fitting linear models. Graphics and output: Basic plotting commands and how to customise your plots; how to export your plots and output in a user-friendly format. Functions: Writing simple functions and flow control structures.
Tuesday 08
9:00 - COURSE - ANOVA, Linear Regression and Logistic Regression : A Short Course using SPSS Website | More Information
The course is designed for people with knowledge of basic statistics who want to learn more about regression and analysis of variance (ANOVA).

This course covers techniques that can be used to analyse data with continuous and categorical variables. The course will begin with simple linear regression and then proceed with approaches that can be used with more than two variables such as multiple regression. ANOVA with interactions and blocking will also be covered. The course will end with techniques that address the analysis of binary or ordinal variables.
Monday 14
9:00 - COURSE - Applied Structural Equation Models : A Short Course using Mplus Website | More Information
The course is designed as an applied course in Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) using the Mplus software package. SEM is used widely by researchers to test complex relationships among observed (measured) and latent (unobserved) variables and subsumes other analytical techniques such as regression, path analysis, factor analysis, and canonical correlation. Mplus is rapidly becoming the program of choice for the analysis of SEMs. Mplus offers a general modelling framework that allows both the modelling of cross-sectional and longitudinal data using observed variables that are a combination of continuous and categorical variables. In addition, Mplus analyses multilevel modelling structures.

The first three days of the course will be an introduction to SEM and the Mplus program. The focus of the last two days of the course is on the analysis of more advanced SEM models.

If you are familiar with the Mplus program and have an understanding of material typically covered in an introduction to SEM course, you may choose to attend only the last two days of the course.

If you have completed an introductory course in SEM using another program (e.g., Amos, Lisrel, EQS) but have not previously used the Mplus program, you may choose to attend the first day and then the last two days of the course.
Wednesday 23
9:00 - COURSE - Introduction to Statistics : A Short Course using Microsoft Excel Website | More Information
This course aims to provide you with an introduction to the facilities available in MS Excel from a statistical point of view. As well as an introduction to Excel, spreadsheet functions and graphics, it concentrates on performing basic statistical methods, producing charts and tables, and discusses the limitations of Excel when it comes to more complex statistical analysis.

 August 2014
Monday 04
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Drishti Workshops : Introduction to Drishti and Voluminous Website | More Information
Research staff and students are invited to a workshop on volume visualisation using the Drishti and Voluminous software. Presentations will be conducted by Ajay Limaye, the main developer of Drishti from the NCI Vizlab at the Australian National University. A general introduction to Drishti and Voluminous will be presented in the mornings. In the afternoons individual researchers or small groups will have the opportunity to meet with Ajay to discuss their particular volumetric data or visualisation/analysis requirements.

Drishti

Drishti is a graphics hardware-based direct volume rendering application for real-time exploration and presentation of volumetric data. It has applications in biology, medicine, materials science, geoscience, archaeology, paleontology and other fields which use volumetric data. It allows researchers to colour, render, cut, slice, explore and animate a dataset and then prepare images and videos for presentation and publication. The software provides multi-resolution zooming and enables users to view large data sets by allowing visualisation of smaller sub-volumes.

Voluminous

The Voluminous system is a new web browser based application that brings volume rendering to the cloud, utilising remote computing resources for both storage and computation.

Please refer to URL for the schedule.

To register your attendance at the morning Drishti and Voluminous sessions, or to book a time to meet with Ajay individually or in a small group to discuss your visualisation requirements, please contact Charise Baker by email ([email protected]) or phone 6488 8740 (9:30-2pm). Places are limited so please book early.

 September 2014
Monday 08
17:45 - EVENT - Beyond Earth: TWC Innovation Lecture : The Warren Centre's 2014 Innovation Lecture Series, Beyond Earth, will highlight the significant role that Australia and Australians play in global space industries. Website | More Information
The Warren Centre’s Beyond Earth Innovation lecture on Monday 8 September will focus on the exciting new area of space tourism, and the opportunities it can provide for engineers and scientists in Australia and worldwide. The lecture will be presented by Enrico Palermo, a University of Western Australia engineering graduate who now works in California’s Mojave Desert, heading up operations for Virgin Galactic’s The Spaceship Company – the world’s first company building a fleet of commercial manned spaceships.

The lecture will start at 5:45pm on Monday 8 September at the UniClub WA Auditorium.
Friday 12
15:00 - SYMPOSIUM - Symposium: The Art and Science of Ceramics Website | More Information
Join us for a discussion between Associate Professor Andrew Rate from the School of Earth and Environment and ceramic artists Andrea Vinkovic and Stephanie Hammill.

The use of clay as both artistic medium and source of scientific enquiry will form the basis of this discussion. Andrew Rate has conducted the specific analytical application of Powder X-ray Diffraction on selected clay and glaze materials used by exhibiting artists. Some of this has been collected from diverse areas of the state.

The results are to be revealed in conversation with the artists who offer their own perspectives in relation to their artistic practice.

This FREE symposium is presented by The School of Earth and Environment - Campus Partner for HERE&NOW14.

Tuesday 23
8:45 - COURSE - Forecasting: Principles and Practice - a 3 day course Website | More Information
In this workshop, we will explore methods and models for forecasting time series. Topics to be covered include seasonality and trends, exponential smoothing, ARIMA modelling, dynamic regression and state space models, as well as forecast accuracy methods and forecast evaluation techniques such as cross-validation. The workshop will involve a mixture of lectures and practical sessions using R.

Workshop participants will be assumed to be familiar with basic statistical tools such as multiple regression and maximum likelihood estimation, but no knowledge of time series or forecasting will be assumed. Some prior experience in R is desirable.

UWA Postgraduate Research students receive subsidised fees.

9:00 - WORKSHOP - iVEC Profiling Party IV Website | More Information
iVEC’s Supercomputing Team invites you to join them at [email protected] for “Profiling Party IV”. The Profiling Party is from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, but you are welcome to take part at any time during the day.

This is an opportunity to spend a day with iVEC Supercomputing team members and work on your own applications. The agenda will be defined around the issues you are encountering. Possible topics could include:

- Profiling your code — finding hotspots and bottlenecks

- Loop optimisation

- Generating and understanding compiler feedback

- Improving your HPC workflow

- Resolving batch system questions

- Getting the most from iVEC resources

If you’re interested in one-on-one interaction with the Supercomputing team to help you get more from the iVEC resources, or if you’re just beginning and not sure where to start, let us help. No issue is too small!

Space is limited!

Please contact Brian Skjerven with an idea of what you would like to work on and if possible what time you would like to attend.
Tuesday 30
9:00 - COURSE - Surveys: Instrument Design and Testing : A Short Course Website | More Information
This course is aimed at anyone wishing to improve their survey questionnaires. This course is useful for both people new to questionnaire design and those who have experience and would like to extend their knowledge. It will be a benefit not only for people who anticipate designing a questionnaire in the future, but for those in the role of critiquing commissioned or existing research.

UWA Postgraduate Research students receive subsidised fees.

 October 2014
Saturday 04
10:00 - EVENT - SpringArts 2014 : St George's College Open Day of all things Art! Website | More Information
St George's College will throw open its doors for everyone to visit, explore and discover what life is like in the 'castle'! In conjunction with Open Gardens Australia the day will feature building and garden tours, a variety of musical performances, extensive art exhibition (including works by Jarrad Seng and John Ogburn), poetry readings, recitals of Randolph Stow works, food and beverages also available for purchase.

A live broadcast will also be held at the College of the 720 ABC James Lush program and the "Roots and Shoots" segment with Sabrina Hahn. Everyone is welcome to attend the broadcast from 8.30 am until 10.00 am.

An entry fee will be applicable from 10.00 am onwards of $8.00 per person (under 18 are free of charge). The monies raised will go towards our Scholarship Fund.

Come along and enjoy the beautiful spring day at St George's College.
Tuesday 21
13:00 - EXPO - Mini Pop-up Postgraduate Expo : Find out more about your postgraduate study options at UWA More Information
Missed out on the Postgrad & Honours Expo? Come along to the Business School foyer between 1pm and 2pm to meet staff from faculties across UWA. Have your questions about postgraduate studies answered and grab some free pizza!

13:00 - EXPO - Pop-up mini postgrad expo! : 9 faculties come together in a mini expo to promote postgraduate and honours courses Website | More Information
FREE PIZZA! Missed out on the Postgrad & Honours Expo? Don't worry. 9 faculties come together in a mini expo in the Business School foyer to promote postgraduate and honours courses. We're here to answer any questions you may have.
Tuesday 28
13:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Targeting transdiagnostic processes and using imagery to optimise clinical outcomes from cognitive behaviour group therapy for anxiety disorders : School of Psychology Colloquium More Information
Presenter: Associate Professor Peter McEvoy

Associate Professor Peter McEvoy completed his masters in clinical psychology and PhD in the School of Psychology at UWA in 2004, after which he worked as a clinical psychologist and service co-ordinator at the Anxiety Disorders Unit, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney for four years. After he returned to Perth in 2008 he worked as a senior clinical psychologist and research co-ordinator in the anxiety and depression program at the Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) for six years. Over the last decade he has personally run around 80 therapeutic groups for various anxiety and affective disorders whilst maintaining an individual caseload and squeezing in research projects where possible. In February 2014 Peter commenced a teaching and research position in the School of Psychology and Speech Pathology at Curtin University, although he maintains an ongoing consultancy with CCI. Peter teaches the adult psychopathology and psychotherapy units in the clinical Masters program, he has published around 50 journal articles and book chapters in the areas of mental disorders and their treatment, and he has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Anxiety Disorders since 2008.

Title: Targeting transdiagnostic processes and using imagery to optimise clinical outcomes from cognitive behaviour group therapy for anxiety disorders

Abstract

Cognitive behavioural interventions are highly efficacious and effective for emotional disorders, and yet a significant proportion of patients fail to achieve full remission of their symptoms after gold-standard treatments. A significant minority of patients in clinical practice also find exposure-based techniques highly distressing, leading to high attrition rates in real world practice. Evidence-based clinical innovations are required to further improve engagement with, and the potency of, existing treatments. This presentation will describe two parallel programs of research being conducted at the Centre for Clinical Interventions to meet these aims. The first research program involves an intervention targeting a key transdiagnostic factor known to contribute to multiple emotional disorders, namely, repetitive negative thinking (RNT). A 6-week, transdiagnostic metacognitive group treatment for RNT will be described and initial outcomes will be reported. The second research program involves modifying the mode within which cognitive therapy is applied to potentiate greater emotional change. A new, innovative imagery-enhanced 12-week group program for social anxiety disorder will be described and outcomes will be reported. Both of these programs have demonstrated high retention rates, huge effect sizes (ds >2.0), and an improvement compared to gold standard treatments reported in the literature in terms of efficiency and effectiveness.

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