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School of Computer Science and Software Engineering
 May 2013
Wednesday 15
13:00 - TALK - Tech Talk 0x05: Code to Circuits : A brief description of CPU design, from high level languages down to logic gates. Website | More Information
Join us in the UCC clubroom for a talk on technology by one of our members. John Hodge gives us a description of how computer programs become electrical signals, from C down through assembly, binary and to logic gates.
Tuesday 21
13:00 - TALK - Student Mathematics Seminar: Sex, Diffusion and Networks More Information
Applied mathematicians are often accused of screwing around with the ideas pure colleagues had. In this talk I am going to prove that sometimes this accusation is true. Using a network of social interactions I will show how we can model the spread of a sexual transmitted disease in a society. While most of the work has been done by research groups in Europe, the results are similar to some of Michael Small who worked on SARS modelling that I will mention as well.
Wednesday 22
12:00 - EVENT - What matters to me and why : A conversation with John Dell More Information
Lunch time talk: What Matters to me and Why (with W/Prof John Dell)

When: Wednesday 22nd May, 2013, 12pm to 1.30pm

Where: Science Library – 3rd Floor meeting room

'What Matters to me and why' is a series of lunch time talks and conversations with UWA Academics. The talks explore personal stories of family, place, formative influences and how such factors continue to shape people's lives and academic work.

The next conversation is with Winthrop Professor John Dell, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

Professor Dell will share some of his story and then there will be the opportunity for questions/conversation. BYO Lunch. Tea/Coffee will be available in the meeting room. At the request of the Science Library, please don’t carry drinks through the library.

13:00 - TALK - Tech Talk 0x05 - Introduction to Ethical Hacking : A talk and discussion on use of ethical hacking methods and reasons. Website | More Information
Ethical hacking is an area of Computer Science and Security Science that deals with finding and fixing security vulnerabilities in computer systems. We will discuss methods and the use of some tools for penetration testing and social engineering issues. These talks usually bring up all kinds of moral/ethics discussions, so we'll leave plenty of time for Q&A - and some interesting facts about privacy will also be revealed.
Monday 27
9:00 - EVENT - Meta-Analysis : A Short Course Website | More Information
Statistical meta-analysis deals with a variety of sophisticated statistical methods to efficiently combine the results of several studies that have a common target. In this course, we will describe the basic concepts of effect size for continuous measurements as well as qualitative attributes, combination of tests and estimates of effect size, tests for homogeneity of effect sizes, fixed versus random effects model of meta-analysis, combination of Gallup polls, meta-analysis of binary data, meta-regression, and publication bias.

12:00 - SEMINAR - LIWA Medical Research Seminar Series : "A microscope in a needle: New technologies to image disease" Website | More Information
LIWA invites you to a free seminar on: "A microscope in a needle: New technologies to image disease" by A/Professor Robert McLaughlin, Optical+Biomedical Engineering Lab, The University of Western Australia. A light lunch will be served from 12.00pm with a 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation.

 June 2013
Wednesday 12
17:30 - EVENT - MBA Information Evening : Discover the UWA MBA Website | More Information
The Business School is hosting an information evening for its Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) programs.

We invite you to attend the upcoming information evening which will give you the opportunity to learn about the programs on offer, to discuss your study options, meet Business School staff and have all your questions answered before applying for your chosen MBA course.

The event starts at 5.30pm with the following format

5.30-6.00pm: Meet the current students and professors 6.00-7.00pm: Presentation 7.00-7.30pm: Individual question time

Register now to attend https://www.business.uwa.edu.au/school/news/infoevenings/register
Tuesday 25
9:00 - COURSE - Introductory Statistics : A Short Course using SPSS Website | More Information
The aim of this course is to introduce you to basic statistics. It will cover descriptive statistics (means and standard deviations); data exploration; basic categorical data analysis; simple linear regression and basic analysis of variance (ANOVA).

The course is subsidised for UWA postgraduate research students.
Wednesday 26
13:00 - SEMINAR - HPC Seminar: Why HPC is crucial to understanding how galaxies form More Information
Supercomputer simulations have played a transformative role over the last 30 years in establishing the paradigms of the growth of cosmic structure and galaxy formation. Theoretically they allow us to tackle problems that are otherwise intractable analytically, such as predicting the structure of the cosmic web and the internal properties of galaxies. Observationally they allow us to build virtual universes that allow us to interpret the results of large galaxy surveys. I'll review what goes into one of these simulations, explaining why and how supercomputers have proven to be crucial. I'll also highlight key predictions from simulations and identify areas where more work is needed as we enter the era of SKA-science.

 July 2013
Tuesday 02
9:00 - COURSE - R Basics : A Short Course Website | More Information
The course is designed for those who have no experience with R, but have a basic understanding of statistics. Those without this experience are encouraged to attend the Introductory Statistics course first.
Thursday 04
9:00 - COURSE - Survival Analysis : A Short Course using R Website | More Information
This course covers material ranging from Kaplan Meier curves to the analysis of censored data and Cox's proportional hazards models.

Participants must bring their own laptop with R installed.
Saturday 06
12:00 - STUDENT EVENT - UCC CASSAGigaLAN : A massive LAN held at UWA during the break, hosted by UCC and CASSA. Website | More Information
A collaboration between the UCC and CASSA, the GigaLAN will combine both club's MegaLANs into one awesome event. The GigaLAN will be a great event with lots of Gaming. Tournaments include: DOTA 2, Team Fortress 2, Starcraft 2, Age of Empires 2, Trackmania and more! Prizes for all tournaments and competitions are proudly supplied by our great sponsors Retro, Tactics and Good Games

For Dinner, pizza will be available for purchase and various snacks and drinks will be for sale over the course of the night, Red Bull will also be making an appearance.

Tickets will be $10 for club members and $15 for non-members. For the club member discount you must purchase a ticket directly from your respective club; for UCC this is directly through dispense. For more information and to buy tickets, please see the GigaLAN website.
Tuesday 16
9:00 - COURSE - ANOVA, Linear Regression and Logistic Regression : A Short Course using SPSS Website | More Information
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.

Subsidised fees are available for UWA Graduate Research Students.
Friday 19
13:00 - Camp - UCC Camp : The UCC takes a trip to Camp Leschenaultia, for a weekend of computers and gaming. Website | More Information
The event you've been waiting for is approaching fast! This year's UCC camp will again be at the lovely Camp Leschenaultia in Chidlow. The camp involves a weekend of gaming, tech talks, and (for those who are inclined) physical activities such as swimming. The camp is a great way to get to know more members of the club and to get away from the city for a weekend! Accommodation is in dormitories, so don't worry, you don't need a tent. A list of stuff to bring is on the wiki (https://wiki.ucc.asn.au/UCCCamp2013). Meals will be provided and will be prepared by volunteers. The menu has not been finalised. To volunteer for cooking or something else, visit the wiki. No alcohol will be supplied at this event. When registering interest, please supply a valid email address, as we will use this for further communication. There is a limit of 80 places, which will go to the first 80 people who pay.
Wednesday 31
18:00 - PRESENTATION - Becoming an Engineer with UWA - 31 July 2013 More Information
'Becoming an Engineer with UWA' info evening: Prospective students and their parents are invited to attend one of our info sessions to learn more about how to achieve an engineering career with UWA.

 August 2013
Tuesday 06
11:00 - EXPO - CAREERS MONTH - UWA Careers Centre and Business School: Work and Vacation Expo : In conjunction with the UWA Business School, the Careers Centre is organising an expo to promote graduate and vacation opportunities. Website | More Information
In conjunction with the UWA Business School, the UWA Careers Centre is organising an expo to promote vacation and work opportunities.

Employers attending include: EY, PwC, KPMG, Grant Thornton, Chevron, Department of Health, Shell, IBM, Communications Council, McGrath Nicol, Korda Mentha and the UWA Careers Centre.

All student welcome!

13:00 - EVENT - UWA Careers Centre - Google Tech Talk : Distributed storage & data processing. bigtable! mapreduce! free swag & pizza! Website | More Information
Google Tech Talk – NEXT WEEK:

What: Tech Talk - Distributed Storage & Data Processing

When: 1:00 - 2:00PM, Tues 6 August

Where: University of Western Australia, Engineering Lecture Theatre 2

Pizza provided, RSVP at link below.
Thursday 08
18:00 - EVENT - SPE Vacation Networking Event : Networking Event for students who are looking for Vacation Work in the Oil and Gas Industry Website | More Information
The Vacation Networking Evening is a night not to miss for students looking at securing vacation work in the Oil & Gas and related industries this summer. Students from ALL Engineering disciplines (Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, Petroleum, Environmental, Electrical…) and all Commerce disciplines are urged not to miss this exclusive opportunity. Attending companies include: Wesfarmers, Chevron, BP, Shell, Schlumberger, Subsea7, Ernst & Young…and more to come! Tickets are on sale from 12-2pm in front of ECM or can be purchased online from the following link. https://www.trybooking.com/DDZK
Sunday 11
10:00 - OPEN DAY - 2013 Open Day : Join us for our Centenary Open Day and experience all that UWA has to offer Website | More Information
Come and find out about our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, career options, scholarship opportunities, our valuable research, community programs and facilities.

There's also residential college tours, hands-on activities, live music, entertainment, and plenty of fun activities for the whole family as we celebrate our 100th birthday.
Tuesday 13
17:30 - TALK - Tech Talk 0x08 - Configuration Management and the Death of System Administration Website | More Information
Configuration management and the death of system administration (we have systems to do that now) presented by Luke Williams.

Being a sysadmin is hard work. You maintain complex, changing systems using an arcane library of command-line incantations to inspect and modify elaborate configurations. Quick fixes congeal into messes of dirty undocumented hacks. Repetitive tasks are traditionally automated with scripts: sequences of commands where every line is a potential point of failure that can leave the system in an unknown state to be painstakingly resolved by hand.

Configuration management (CM) takes the mystery out of system administration. Instead of explicitly listing steps that (hopefully)result in the desired system state, a high-level description of the desired state is processed by the CM platform to determine the steps to reach it, using package adapters to reason about the current system state and generate commands to alter it.

In this talk I'll introduce Puppet, a mature configuration management platform with adapters for thousands of server applications, and Vagrant, an automatic VM provisioning tool that we can use with puppet to effortlessly spin up new environments. We'll see how a single command can rebuild an entire system, how version control makes rolling back to a previous state as simple as checking out a revision and how to use layering to avoid duplicating configuration information common to your servers.

If you'd like to follow along with your laptop, I'll be around the clubroom half an hour before the talk helping people get set up. Hope to see you there!

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