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2021 DesignSafe Academy

July 26-30, 2021 | 10:00am - 5:00pm CT

About the Academy

NOTE: Registration for this event has closed.

The DesignSafe Academy (DSA) will enable undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs working on natural hazards to use DesignSafe in new and innovative ways. The DSA allows researchers to work closely with TACC staff to enable their workflows and learn about exciting advancements in artificial intelligence, high-performance computing, and data analysis facilitated by DesignSafe. The main goal of the DSA is to introduce the different elements of the DesignSafe Cyberinfrastructure for research in natural hazards. DSA will include hands-on training on several real-world case studies.

Organization of the Academy

The academy will be held online on 26-30 July 2021. It will include regular lectures followed by hands-on training and discussion sessions. Participants will have the opportunity to explore case studies in hurricanes, flooding, and earthquakes and interact with experts. The academy will cover these main topics:

  • Jupyter notebooks for research
  • Accessing and publishing research data on DesignSafe
  • Utilizing ML and AI using DesignSafe resources
  • Deploying high-performance computing applications and utilizing visualization through DesignSafe
  • Case studies

The academy will culminate in a hackathon, where participants will incorporate DesignSafe components into natural hazards research.

Prerequisites

The course will use Python as the main programming language. It is expected that participants will have some basic programming experience. If you are familiar with other languages such as MATLAB or Java, refresh your Python knowledge by following Google’s Python course.


HACKATHON Projects

Open to selected participants only.

    Full waveform inversion with convolution neural networks
  • Developing a webapp for earthquake ground motion processing
  • Automated model calibration for cyclic tests using OpenSees and Jupyter notebooks
  • Evaluation of material parameters of non-linear models using physics-informed machine learning (Structures and Geotech)
  • Webapp for launching stormsurge analysis on HPC with Jupyter
  • Visualization tool for geotechnical site investigation and evaluation of liquefaction potential

Tentative Agenda (Central Time)

Day 1: 26th July (Mon)

10:00 - 10:30

Introduction to DesignSafe Summer Academy and Hackathon projects

10:30 - 12:00

Python and Jupyter refresher
Julia Looney, TACC
Charlie Dey, TACC

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch

13:00 - 14:00

Working with Data in the Cloud
Charlie Dey, TACC

14:00 - 15:00

Use Case: Wind Hazard
Dr. Soundarya Sridhar, Florida Institute of Technology

15:00 - 15:15

Break

15:15 - 16:00

Use Case: NGL MySQL data access
Prof. Scott Brandenberg, UCLA
Dr. Kristin Ulmer, Southwest Research Institute

16:00 - 17:00

Assignments & Office Hours:
Python, Data access, SQL

Day 2: 27th July (Tue)

10:00 - 12:00

Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Zhao Zhang, TACC

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch

13:00 - 14:30

Physics-Informed Machine Learning with SCIANN
Dr. Ehsan Haghighat, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

14:30 - 15:00

Use Case: Taggit - Application of ML in image classification
Dr. Frederick Haan, Calvin University

15:00 - 15:15

Break

15:15 - 16:00

Use Case: Convolutional Neural Networks in Full Waveform Inversion
Joe Vantassel, UT Austin

16:00 - 17:00

Assignments & Office Hours: ML/SCIANN

Day 3: 28th July (Wed)

10:00 - 12:00

HPC Applications + Jupyter
Harika Gurram, TACC

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch

13:00 - 14:00

Visualization: HazMapper
Joseph Meiring, TACC

14:00 - 14:30

Use Case: OpenSees Integration with Jupyter
Prof. Pedro Arduino, University of Washington

14:30 - 15:00

Use Case: Modeling storm surge in HPC & Jupyter
Dr. Carlos del-Castillo-Negrete, UT Austin

15:00 - 15:15

Break

15:15 - 16:00

Use Case: Mapping Hazards Using QGIS
Prof. Jamie Padgett, Rice University

16:00 - 16:10

Workshop Summary and Survey

16:10 - 17:00

Office Hours: HPC & Viz

16:10 - 17:00

Hackathon Kickoff Meeting
Ice-Breaker, Ethics, Schedule, Google Project Setup, Team Formation

Day 4: 29th July (Thu)

10:00 - 11:00

Checkin
1 Slide, Team Name, Team Members Including Mentor, Team Theme Song, Team Virtual Background

14:00 - 14:30

Checkin

16:30 - 17:00

Checkin

Day 5: 30th July (Fri)

10:00 - 11:00

Checkin

14:00 - 14:30

Checkin

16:00 - 17:00

Team Presentations and Awards Ceremony