From Pick-Up Game to Research Innovation: Atlas of a Worm

Research Innovation: Atlas of a WormWho would have thought that a simple question over a highly competitive game of Sand Volleyball at the Dedman Rec Center would result in a fascinating visualization project for the Data and Application Services team? “Would you have any research that we could assist with data visualization?” Eric Macy, IT Assistant Director of Enterprise Data Services, asked Dr. Adam Norris. The two of them spoke, and Dr. Norris, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, was intrigued and agreed to a meeting.

While Dr. Norris had some familiarity with data visualization, the team was able to Continue reading From Pick-Up Game to Research Innovation: Atlas of a Worm

OIT’s ATS Offers New Canvas LMS Workshops

To help our faculty and instructors stay on course with instructional technology, OIT’s Academic Technology Services Team is offering several workshops in December and January to allow for smooth sailing into the new term.

Need a Canvas refresher; we have that. If you are looking to implement active learning experiences or improve course feedback and rubrics, we have sessions for that too. These one-hour sessions will help you plot a course to success. Registration is required, so save your seat now! Continue reading OIT’s ATS Offers New Canvas LMS Workshops

SMU Gallops into Supercomputing 2022!

Dignitaries from SMU and NVIDIA standing in front of the NVIDIA DGX SuperPodFrom November 13 to 17, 2022, Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Downtown Dallas was home to Supercomputing 2022 (SC22), where leading minds and vendors in high-performance computing came together to share knowledge and celebrate recent innovations. SMU made its presence known at the annual event with an engaging exhibit area as well as exclusive tours of the University Data Center! Continue reading SMU Gallops into Supercomputing 2022!

Using Pronouns with IT Services

Him - Her - TheyUsing someone’s correct personal pronouns is a way to respect them and create an inclusive environment. Many of our technology systems allow you to state these pronouns within your profile, making it easier for others to know how to address you properly. We recognized that the process of designating these pronouns varies from platform to platform. In an effort to create a more inclusive and supportive environment, we have outlined the procedure to update your pronouns for several of our IT services, including email, zoom, Linkedin Learning, and the Canvas LMS. Continue reading Using Pronouns with IT Services

Research and Data Science Services Launch NVIDIA DLI Workshops

NVIDIA Deep Learning InstituteOIT’s Research and Data Science Services Team, in coordination with NVIDIA and Center for Research Computing, is offering two new free NVIDIA DLI workshops to the SMU community. These all-day workshops will provide the foundations for using multiple GPUs on a single computer with Nvidia CUDA and how to speed up data engineering tasks using GPUs. In addition, those who successfully complete the workshop assessment will receive an NVIDIA DLI certificate.

All workshops are in Ford Hall 124 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A personal laptop and registration is required. Lunch will be provided. Continue reading Research and Data Science Services Launch NVIDIA DLI Workshops